8.24.2011

Lost Last Month

June 2011

Stability in Greece, after Prime Minister Papandreou presents a plan for more austerity measures in an effort to avoid defaulting on its debt. In response, Greek unions initiate a general strike and protestors flood parliament, with similar protests bubbling up in Spain. The US government's stake in Chrysler, to Italian automaker Fiat. The dearth of Asian tennis champions, after Li Na of China becomes the first to win a major singles title when she takes the French Open. Meningitis cases in Africa, lowest in an epidemic season, after cheaper vaccinations are made available by an Indian generic drug maker in conjunction with a non-profit. The NBA Finals, by the Miami Heat to the Dallas Mavericks. Jack Kevorkian, 83. The life span of Ayman al-Zawahiri, named Osama bin Laden's successor as head of al-Qaeda. Outstanding business for the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, when trial begins for accused war criminal Ratko Mladić. French war spoils, when ancient Korean royal books looted by troops in 1866 are returned to South
Korea.

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