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Greek, Turkish coast guards recover 5 bodies after 2 refugee boats capsize

August
24
,
2015
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ATHENS, Greece — Greek and Turkish coast guard vessels recovered five bodies after two boats carrying refugees or migrants capsized in separate incidents off the Turkish coast and a Greek island Monday. Greece's coast guard recovered...

German chemical giant BASF says a WWII-era bomb has been found at its main plant in Germany

August
21
,
2015
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BERLIN — German chemical company BASF says a World War II-era American bomb has been discovered at its main plant in Ludwigshafen, about 75 kilometres (47 miles) south of Frankfurt. BASF says the 500-kilogram (1,100-pound) bomb was found...

Swedish prosecutor drops 3 cases of sexual misconduct against Assange; rape case still open

August
13
,
2015
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HELSINKI — Swedish prosecutors on Thursday dropped cases of lesser sexual misconduct against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange but said they still want to question him on accusations of rape made after his visit to Stockholm five years ago. ...

Greece, creditors iron out bailout details as Athens submits bill to parliament

August
12
,
2015
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BRUSSELS — Greece and its creditors have cleared up outstanding issues on a new bailout package for the debt-laden country. EU economic affairs spokesperson Annika Breidthardt said Wednesday that "all last details have been...

Refugees overwhelm holiday island of Kos, authorities criticized over living conditions

August
12
,
2015
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KOS, Greece — Dozens of people from the Middle East reached the Greek island of Kos from nearby Turkey Wednesday, joining thousands already camped in wretched conditions on what is normally a tourist playground known for its sun and beaches. ...

Greece agrees on terms of new bailout with creditors, finalizing remaining details

August
11
,
2015
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ATHENS, Greece — Greece has agreed on the broad terms of a new three-year bailout package with international creditors, with a few last details expected to be ironed out Tuesday. Finalizing quickly the deal for about 85 billion euros ($93...