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Aug. 12, 2013
TOP STORIES IN EUROPE ON MONDAY, AUGUST 12, 2013:
BUDAPEST, Hungary — Laszlo Csatary, a former police officer indicted in June by Hungarian authorities for abusing Jews and contributing to their deportation to Nazi death camps during World War II, has died of pneumonia in a Budapest hospital. He was 98. By Pablo Gorondi.
STOCKHOLM — A man sentenced to life in prison for a string of shootings against immigrants in the Swedish city of Malmo has confessed to one of the murders. Peter Mangs had so far denied his involvement in a nearly decade-long spate of shootings and murders of immigrants. A court found him guilty in July 2012 of two murders and four attempted murders. His case was compared to that of the right-wing extremist Anders Behring Breivik, who killed 77 people in neighboring Norway in 2011.
ATHENS, Greece — The Greek government says it has beaten its budget deficit targets so far this year, posting a primary surplus. Deputy Finance Minister Christos Staikouras said Monday that preliminary figures show the state budget had a primary surplus — which excludes interest payments on outstanding debt — of 2.6 billion ($3.5 billion) euros for January-July.
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MOSCOW — Already atop the medal standings after the opening weekend of the world championships, the United States will be looking for more Monday in the women's 100 meters and a possible sweep of the men's 110 hurdles. Moved - will be updated. By Raf Casert.
LONDON — Italy and Argentina renew their rivalry in their first game in 12 years as the old rivals face up in one of the friendly matches played Wednesday on the first international date of the season. By 1500 GMT. 500 words. By Samuel Petrequin.
LONDON — England and Scotland will be hoping their first meeting since 1999 passes off peacefully as the oldest national football teams meet in a rare match. By 1600 GMT. 500 words. By Rob Harris.
CHESTER-LE-STREET, England — England resumes the fourth Ashes test with a healthy 202-run lead over Australia going into day four, with the in-form Ian Bell on 105 and his team on 234-5. The English have already retained the urn but a draw or victory at Chester-le-Street will secure a third straight Ashes series for the first time since 1981. By 1230 GMT. 400 words (final copy by 1800 GMT, 700 words). By Steve Douglas.