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Greek crisis: surrender fiscal sovereignty in return for bailout, Merkel tells Tsipras

European leaders have confronted the Greek government with a draconian package of austerity measures entailing a surrender of fiscal sovereignty as the price of avoiding financial collapse and being ejected from the single currency bloc.<p>A weekend of high tension that threatened to break Europe in …

Europe

Ku Klux Klan still thriving against backdrop of US racial tensions

Documentary shows Klan leader promoting “lethal force” by whites in Ferguson, Missouri scene of days of rioting after unarmed black teenager was shot by police last year<p>The Ku Klux Klan is flourishing and exploiting racial tension in America, according to a new behind the scenes documentary.<p>With …

Ku Klux Klan

The Latest: Greece sticking points are IMF, privatization

BRUSSELS (AP) — The latest from Greece's financial crisis (all times local):<p>5:30 a.m.<p>A Greek official says Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has two …

Europe

We Need to Get Serious about Russia, Now

Everyone should listen to Gen. Dunford’s warning of an ‘existential’ threat to the U.S.<p>We are at a crucial juncture in the conflict over Ukraine and the West’s relationship with Russia. Obama’s restraint has been wise at one level, but Washington’s tendency has been to move this issue to the back …

Geopolitics

Baltimore police, partners create around-the-clock 'war room' to address crime surge

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, law enforcement officials and prosecutors have created an around-the-clock "war room" to address the spike in violent crime that has racked Baltimore since the death of Freddie Gray, they said Sunday.<p>Officials have identified several criminal groups as top targets of …

Mexican Drug Lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman Escapes Prison for Second Time

Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman — one of the world's most notorious crime figures — escaped a maximum-security prison Saturday via a 1,600-yard tunnel dug under his shower cell, Mexico's top security official said.<p>The brazen jailbreak is the second time Guzman, the powerful head of …

Mexico