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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