The EU summit reached a deal in which Greece’s lenders accepted a 50% writedown, the euro bailout fund was increased to €1.4 trillion, and Italy agreed to new austerity measures. According to the French finance minister, the last-minute deal “saved the euro”. Exultation over the good news cause stock markets to rise dramatically all over the world.
In other news, a French court has ruled that private nurseries, like public institutions, are required to comply with the no-burka law. Also in France, the planned mega-mosque in Marseille — which was to be a proud symbol of Islam’s power and status in the country — was refused a permit by the planning commission, due to zoning considerations.
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