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Greece news: Brussels prepares to release emergency loan to get Greece through July - As it happened 17 July 2015

Alexis Tsipras's grip on power suffers a blow with 32 of his own MPs rebelling as the Greek parliament votes in favour of new austerity measure against a backdrop of violence on the streets of Athens<p><b>• As it happened: read how events unfolded yesterday</b> <b><br>• George Papaconstantinou: Tsipras gambled away</b> …

Greece faces pressure to back deal or consider leaving euro

BRUSSELS (AP) — Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and skeptical European leaders negotiated past a self-imposed deadline into the early hours of Monday, with talks stuck on how Greece would guarantee austerity measures in exchange for a rescue package to prevent its banks from collapsing.<p>If the …

France cleared to impose controversial 'millionaire tax' France's Constituti...

+Kevin Lambert Anyone who applauds this decision must understand Economics better than you. You obviously have been duped by the Elite Media (Fox …

Here's what's on the line for Greece this weekend

This weekend, European officials are set to meet to discuss the latest bailout proposal offered by Greece to its European creditors.<p>And the future of Greece's position in the euro depends on it.<p>Since the surprise announcement from Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras on June 26 that Greece would …

Europe

VAROUFAKIS: This is all about Germany wanting 'to put the fear of God into the French'

In a new op-ed in The Guardian, Varoufakis breaks down his view of what Germany — the most powerful voice at the Greek debt-negotiating table — really wants. And that is Greece out of the euro.<p>But the twist is that Germany wants Greece out of the euro in order to teach a lesson of sorts to the …

Europe

Daily Edition Top 10 (Week of June 29, 2015)

The biggest news in The Daily Edition this week was Greece’s ongoing debt crisis. Greece defaulted on its IMF (International Monetary Fund) debt earlier in the week and a referendum vote is scheduled for Sunday. Our top picks from this week’s Daily Edition are below, covering the latest from …

Top 10

The next emergency in Europe is south of Rome

While Europe is busy dealing with Greece, there is another emergency that’s remained quietly unresolved over the past several decades. Mario Draghi called it (pdf, p.6, in Italian) “the largest and most populous backward territory of the Euro zone.” It’s southern Italy, called <i>Mezzogiorno</i>, where …

Italy

How Greece Became European

The troubled relationship between modern Greeks and their neighbors to the north and west—sometime admirers, sometime lenders, sometime detractors—helps explain today’s crisis.<p>Greece is the cradle of European civilization, but is it even in Europe?<p>The answer might seem obvious: The country is on …

Europe

Greece gets final 'end of week' deadline for reforms

Greece has until the end of the week to come up with new proposals to secure a deal with creditors to keep the county from crashing out of of the euro.<p>With that stark warning an emergency full EU summit has been called for Sunday.<p>On Tuesday eurozone finance ministers complained that their new Greek …

D-Day for Greece as its creditors demand reforms

Greece has until midnight tonight (July 9) to deliver what its Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has promised will be credible reform plans, in order to secure a future in the euro and stave off financial collapse.<p>After a mixed response to his appearance at the European Parliament, the premier knows he …

Greek government offers sweeping proposal in exchange for $59 billion bailout

Greece finally met a deadline that counted on Thursday and made a series of sweeping proposals that its creditors needed by midnight to set off a mad …

Greek lawmakers back bailout reform plan

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's parliament backed the government's reform plan containing austerity measures to win a third bailout early Saturday, …

Europe

KURSUS HAJI DAN UMRAH Siri 10 : Hukum haram Makkah “Satu hukum yang khusus di mana ada perkara-perkara yang halal dilakukan di tempat lain, tetapi haram dilakukan di Tanah Suci Makkah”. Bahagian 1. Berikut ialah hukum haram Makkah, ia itu hukum yang khusus di Tanah Suci Makkah. 1. Seseorang tidak boleh memasuki Makkah tanpa pakaian ihram untuk mengerjakan haji atau umrah. a. Rasulallah s.a.w. telah menetapkan miqat (tempat berniat ihram) pada setiap penjuru jalan menuju ke Makkah. b. Sesiapa yang melintasi miqat dengan tidak berihram hukumnya berdosa dan dikenakan dam (fidyah). c. Orang yang dibolehkan memasuki Makkah tanpa memakai ihram ialah orang yang mempunyai tujuan lain (bukan haji dan umrah). 2. Tidak boleh memotong tumbuh-tumbuhan (pokok dan rumput) di Tanah Haram. a. Ijmak ulama sepakat menyatakan haram memotong tumbuh-tumbuhan yang tumbuh dengan sendiri, tetapi boleh memotong tanaman yang ditanam oleh manusia. Demikian juga boleh melepaskan ternakan memakan rumput di Tanah Haram. b. Sesiapa yang melakukannya adalah berdosa, dan dia mestilah beristigfar dan dikenakan dam (fidyah). ... Imam Abu Hanifah, Imam Ahmad dan Imam Shafie. 3. Tidak boleh membunuh binatang perburuan. a. Adalah haram bagi orang yang berada dalam ihram dan orang yang tidak berihram menangkap serta membunuh binatang perburuan yang hidup bebas di Tanah Haram. b. Sesiapa yang membunuhnya dikenakan balasan (jaza’) seperti hukuman orang yang sedang berihram melakukannya. c. Binatang yang boleh dibunuh (dikecualikan) ialah binatang yang mengancam manusia seperti ular (berbisa), gagak, tikus, anjing gila, helang dan kala jengking. 4. Orang kafir tidak dibenarkan masuk ke Tanah Haram. • Orang musyrik (kafir) tidak dibenarkan bermukim atau mendekati Masjidil Haram selepas tahun ke sembilan Hijrah. Kalau ada orang kafir yang memasuki kawasan Tanah Haram, walaupun sekadar untuk lalu sahaja, orang Islam yang membawanya atau membenarkannya masuk akan menanggung dosa. (bersambung)... wmn.