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Turkey and Greece have agreed to ask for a NATO mission to monitor refugee flows in the Aegean Sea and combat people smugglers, a senior German gov't official said
ATHENS/BRUSSELS - Reuters
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has won backing from lawmakers for painful reform proposals aimed at obtaining a new international bailout, but he faced a rebellion in his own party that could threaten his majority in parliament.
MADRID - Agence France-Presse
Greece's economic turbulence is dominating political debate in Spain ahead of a year-end general election, with the ruling conservatives pointing to Syriza's difficulties to discredit its Spanish ally Podemos.
NICOSIA - Agence France-Presse
Rival Cypriot leaders said after negotiations on July 10 that any UN-brokered peace settlement for their divided island would be based on European Union principles.
ATHENS - Reuters
A sailboat carrying migrants sank in in the Aegean sea between Turkey and Greece on July 7 and at least 17 people were missing, Greek authorities said.
GENEVA - Agence France-Presse
Some 150,000 migrants and refugees have so far this year made the perilous journey across the Mediterranean to Europe, and more than 1,900 of them have died, the International Organization for Migration said on July 10.
Spanish police arrested on July 7 a woman on the Canary Islands suspected of recruiting girls and teenagers for ISIL, the interior ministry said.
CATANIA – Agence France-Presse
Italy’s battle against the mafia has provoked an unusual problem for the government - the headache of managing a staggering portfolio of assets and cash seized from mobsters
PARIS - Reuters
A pile of explosives, 180 detonators and around 40 grenades were stolen from an army base in the southern French town of Miramas, a source close to investigations said on July 7.
LONDON - Agence France-Presse
Amnesty International on July 7 warned European leaders against re-deploying warships used to rescue migrants to instead take on people-smuggling gangs, saying thousands of lives had been saved in the past months.
British bank HSBC fired six staff after they filmed a mock Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)-style execution video during a team-building day out and posted footage online, a spokesman confirmed on July 7
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