Greece's debt negotiations are entering a critical phase. Athens must repay €1.6 billion to the IMF by the end of this month or it will default.
Various proposals for a solution have been circulated, including the sale of its most important port.
Chinese shipping giant Cosco is investing in Greek port infrastructure. They hope to make Piraeus “the gateway to Europe” a hub for trade and tourism.
After floating around the Mediterranean for days, the rescue ship Lifeline has arrived in a Maltese port. Malta's prime minister has threatened legal action against the German charity that operates the vessel.
Italy and Austria have put forth a plan to process refugees on ships, with Austria's interior minister saying asylum-seekers would be "well looked after." Both governments support curbing immigration in their countries.
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