Germany plans to activate a tank battalion that exists only on paper as it seeks to increase the country's military capability. The defense minister spoke of a "changed security situation" amid the conflict in Ukraine.
Lawmakers in Berlin have opened a parliamentary debate on whether to approve an extension of Greece's financial bailout. With the government holding an overwhelming majority, its approval is all but certain.
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