Magazine article The Spectator

Abroad

Magazine article The Spectator

Abroad

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German judges refused to block the formation of the European Stability Mechanism, a permanent eurozone rescue fund. The European Central Bank had announced it would buy unlimited bonds from eurozone countries that formally requested funds and abided by the terms of any deal. Mariano Rajoy, Prime Minister of Spain, went on television to say: 'I could not accept being told which were the concrete policies where we had to cut.' Thousands of padlocks attached by lovers to the Milvian Bridge in Rome were removed by council workers with bolt-cutters.

In Benghazi, Libya, militiamen, angered by an American film criticising Mohammed, stormed the US consulate and killed the ambassador and three other officials.

The United States handed over Bagram jail, where 3,000 Taleban and terrorist suspects are held, to Afghan authorities.

In Iraq, more than 100 were killed and 400 wounded in a series of bomb attacks in ten cities. …

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