Aug 15, 2015

Greece's euro partners approve billions in new loans

Finance ministers of the 19-nation euro currency group on Friday approved the first €26 billion ($29 billion) of a vast new bailout package to help rebuild Greece’s shattered economy. The approval came after Greece’s parliament passed a slew of painful reforms and spending cuts ...

Over 1,000 more migrants rescued over weekend in Mediterranean

Aug 10, 2015

Over 1,000 more migrants rescued over weekend in Mediterranean

More than 1,000 migrants were rescued trying to cross the Mediterranean over the weekend, Italy’s Coast Guard said Sunday, with further tragedies narrowly averted. Several inflatable dinghies intercepted on Sunday were so overcrowded they risked capsizing, and one boat was listing badly when it ...