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Bundestag approves Greek bailout extension
Germany's parliament has approved an extension of Greece's financial bailout for a further four months. The outcome of the vote was never in doubt, despite misgivings about recent comments by the Greek finance minister.

Ukraine makes gas payment ahead of energy talks with Russia
Ukraine has paid for another month of Russian gas, following threats Moscow would cut off deliveries. Brussels has summoned Russian and Ukrainian officials for talks to resolve a gas dispute between the two countries.

German tank battalion to be activated amid Russia crisis
Germany plans to activate a tank battalion that exists only on paper as it seeks to increase the country's military capability. The defense minister spoke of a "changed security situation" amid the conflict in Ukraine.

Hong Kong woman gets six-year sentence for abusing maid
A Hong Kong court has sentenced a local woman to six years in jail for abusing her Indonesian maid. Publicity from the case has triggered outrage across Asia.

Amal Clooney slams Egyptian, Canadian governments defending client Mohamed Fahmy
Human rights attorney Amal Clooney condemned the inaction of the Canadian government to secure the release of her client. There is no reason Al-Jazeera journalist Mohamed Fahmy should not be sent home, she argued.

Boehner stands by Netanyahu
After John Kerry criticized Benjamin Netanyahu's judgment on the Iran nuclear talks, House Speaker John Boehner has come to the Israeli PM's defense. Boehner said the US must hear about the "grave threats" facing Israel.

Kerry back in Switzerland next week for Ukraine and Iran talks
US Secretary of State John Kerry has announced talks in Switzerland to discuss the ongoing Ukraine fighting and an Iran nuclear deal. The meeting with Russia comes after Kerry accused Moscow of lying to his face.

'Islamic State' executioner with London accent identified, media reports
The 'IS' henchman in the group's execution videos has reportedly been identified. 'Jihadi John,' as some captors and many media outlets dubbed him, is a middle-class computer programmer from Kuwait who grew up in London.

In narrow US vote, FCC favors Net neutrality
The US will regulate Internet service providers like telephone companies. Net neutrality bans ISPs from blocking and unfairly slowing down any Web traffic or striking deals with content companies.

US jury convicts accused al Qaeda Saudi of conspiracy
A jury has convicted a Saudi man in connection with the 1998 bombings of the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. Khalid al-Fawwaz, 52, could get life in prison after a jury convicted him on four conspiracy counts.

Activist, blogger and DW Bobs nominee Avijit Roy killed in Dhaka
Bangladeshi atheist writer, blogger and government critic Avijit Roy has been killed in the capital Dhaka. His wife was also injured in the attack and is still in hospital.


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