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Israel intercepts missile fired from Egypt

Israel has shot down a rocket fired from Egypt toward the Red Sea town of Eilat, days after militants blamed Israel for airstrikes that killed four fighters in the Sinai Peninsula.
August 13, 2013

Norway polls: PM Stoltenberg's taxi 'passengers' paid

It has emerged that some of the people in a video of Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg posing as a taxi driver were paid for taking part.
BBC: August 13, 2013

Greek finance minister has hopeful outlook on growth, budget

Greece must achieve economic growth and a budget surplus before it can return to bond markets, Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras said on Friday (9 August), adding the country would meet both conditions next year.
EurActiv: August 12, 2013

Dutch Prince Friso dies after year in coma

Dutch Prince Johan Friso has died after nearly a year and a half in a coma following a skiing accident in Austria, officials say.
BBC: August 13, 2013

Norway's Prime Minister Pretends to be Taxi Driver

Norway's prime minister says the best place to find out what people are thinking is in a taxi. So Jens Stoltenberg disguised himself as a taxi driver one day and transported passengers around Oslo.
August 12, 2013

Greece Needs a 21st Century Marshall Plan

At their White House meeting last week, U.S. President Barack Obama assured Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras of his support as Greece prepares for talks with creditors on additional debt relief amid record-high unemployment.
Bloomberg: August 12, 2013

Venizelos warns against lifting homes foreclosure ban

Government Vice-president, Foreign Minister and PASOK leader Evangelos Venizelos, the junior partner in Greece's coalition government, opposed plans to end a home foreclosures ban and warned that this would "help no one"
August 12, 2013

PM's trip to U.S. a 'failure', SYRIZA says, urges Amygdaleza inquiry

In announcements issued on Sunday, main opposition 'Coalition of the Radical Left' (SYRIZA) again described the Greek prime minister's trip to the United States as a failure and also demanded an inquiry into allegations of mistreatment at the Amygdaleza migrant camp
August 12, 2013

Bundesbank report on Greece raises pressure on Merkel

German opposition parties accused Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday of lying before elections next month about the risks of a new bailout for Greece, after a magazine reported the Bundesbank expects it will need more European aid in early 2014.
Reuters: August 12, 2013

Wave of post-Ramadan holiday bombings kills 69 in Iraq

A wave of car bombings targeting those celebrating the end of Ramadan across Iraq killed 69 people Saturday, a bloody reminder of the inability of Iraqi authorities to stop violence threatening to spiral out of control.
MSNBC: August 12, 2013