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The Week so Far

1. Europe

The International Monetary Fund and the European Union have agreed on a new bailout for Greece worth €12bn - but the funds will be released only if the country commits to €28bn in cuts. Greece will not be able to service its debt without the extra funding. Fitch Ratings warned on 21 June that it would treat a voluntary rollover of Greece's sovereign bonds in any rescue package as a default.

2. Middle East

Turkey's president, Abdullah Gül, has increased diplomatic pressure on Syria, arguing that the reforms offered by Bashar al-Assad, the Syrian president, are "not enough". Assad failed to make any major concessions in a widely trailed speech on 20 June. The protests reached their 100th day on 22 June.

3. North America

The authorities in Vancouver are using social media to track down rioters who trashed the city centre after the defeat of the Vancouver Canucks in the NHL Stanley Cup on 15 June. At least 150 people have been hospitalised. The police have set up a special Hockey Riot 2011 section on their website, where the public can help identify vandals using photographs and YouTube clips.

4. Latin America

A Mexican journalist was shot dead together with his wife and 21-year-old son on 20 June. Miguel Ángel López Velasco is the 70th journalist to be murdered in Mexico since 2000.

5. Africa

Northern Sudanese forces have launched a campaign of execution-style killings targeting ethnic Nuba, according to villagers who have escaped. The killings come as the South Sudan prepares to secede on 9 July. More than 40,000 people have fled their homes in the area and many more are expected to follow.

6. Australia

A large ash cloud from a volcano in Chile grounded flights across Australia on 21 June. Flights from Melbourne and Sydney were affected after the ash billows from the Puyehue-Cordón Caulle volcano chain swept into the country, weeks after it erupted on 4 June. More than 120,000 air passengers are expected to face travel disruptions.

7. Sport

The suspended Fifa vice-president Jack Warner resigned on 20 June, after being accused of improper conduct during the recent Fifa election. Fifa has dropped its bribery investigation into Warner following his resignation, and stated that his "presumption of innocence is maintained".

8. Economy

UK government borrowing for May is down year-on-year, according to data released on 21 June by the Office for National Statistics. Public-sector net borrowing for May was £17.4bn in 2011, down on £18.5bn last year.

9. People

Andy Gray, the former Sky Sports pundit, has settled his dispute with the News of the World over claims that his phone was hacked. News International will pay Gray £20,000 in damages.

10. Technology

Police in Essex arrested a 19-year-old on 21 June in connection with a wave of cyber-attacks on Sony, the CIA and the US Senate. The teenager is said to be a part of the hacking group Lulz Security, which was recently accused of hacking the UK census.

This article appears in the 27 June 2011 issue of the New Statesman, The food issue