Spain continues to lurch towards a crisis that more and more resembles that of Greece. The austerity plan imposed by the government includes a 5% wage cut for public employees, and transportation workers have gone on strike in protest. Madrid’s metro system has been shut down, and the government is considering sending in soldiers to drive the trains.
In other news, a German man has been arrested and may face jail time for having a speech by Adolf Hitler as the ringtone on his cell phone.
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Syria: Planner of Munich Olympics Attack Dies in Syria
The Munich attack shocked the world as the most high-profile and brazen assault on a sports team, and later led to a wave of assassinations of top Palestinian officials.
If such a story can even be said to have any sort of happy ending, lots of dead “Palestinian officials” has to be one of the best.