While you had a lie-in on Presidents Day, two suspected Copenhagen shooting accomplices were charged, while Islamic militants were bombed in Libya after beheading 21 Egyptians there.
In Eastern Europe rebels in eastern Ukraine defied a ceasefire, and in Western Europe, leaders planned a deal for Greece’s debt.
Egypt air forces bombed ISIS
Egypt said it had killed at least 50 militants in a wave of strikes on ISIS targets this morning. The attack was to avenge the beheading of 21 Egyptian Christians, shown in a video by the extremists at the weekend.
Two charged over Copenhagen shootings
Danish police charged two suspects for their involvement in the shootings in the country’s capital by a 22-year-old Dane. He first fired and killed one person at a cafe where a free speech debate was being held, then fatally shot a guard outside a synagogue in the city.
Violence continued in eastern Ukraine
Despite the start of an officialceasefire on Saturday night, carefully negotiated last week by leaders from Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany, a bunch of separatists are still fighting Ukraine troops in eastern Ukraine.
EU leaders hoped for Greece deal
Leaders in Europe are crossing their fingers that their finance ministers can finally negotiate a deal with Greece’s new, seriously left-wing government over their huge debts to the EU. When it took power a couple of weeks ago, the new government promised voters it would roll back the austerity measures that were conditions of the EU’s massive $274 billion bail out. Now it’s hoping to write off some of its debts and borrow more.