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Stepping back from the brink in Europe... "Euro zone leaders agreed to reduce Greece’s debt burden in a last-ditch effort to preserve and stem a broader financial panic."
... And America: " and the Republican House speaker, John A. Boehner were closing in on a package calling for as much as $3 trillion in savings from substantial spending cuts and future revenue."
Turkey on trial "In a series of bizarre prosecutions, Turkish courts have jailed hundreds of defendants – military officers, journalists, academics, and lawyers – for allegedly plotting to topple the country’s democratically elected government. The cases are comical."
Stakes raised on James Murdoch "Tom Crone and Colin Myler must have been well aware that the statement they were about to make could prove fatal for James Murdoch. If their statement is correct, it will also have destroyed the Murdoch family's last line of defence against the scandal."
A post gender normative man tries to pick up a girl in a bar "Hey, how's it going? Mind if I sidle up? I saw you over here sitting alone and I thought, that's fine. A woman should be able to self-sustain."