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Spanish PM his back at Greece's Tsipras
Sunday, March 1, 2015

MADRID -- March 1, 2015: Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy today called on his Greek counterpart to get serious about his country's debt-wracked economy, after Alexis Tsipras accused other eurozone partners of undermining its negotiations with Brussels. Rajoy was reacting to comments by Tsipras yesterday, who said that during talks that landed Greece a...

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Mugabe admits land reform blunder
Friday, February 27, 2015

HARARE -- February 27, 2015: Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has admitted he blundered by giving ill-equipped black farmers vast tracts of farmland seized from whites under his controversial land reforms.
 
"I think the farms we gave to people are too large. They can't manage them," Mugabe said in an interview with the state-owned Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation late yesterday to mark his 91st birthday on February 21....

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Tough road for Greece after bailout extension
Wednesday, February 25, 2015

ATHENS -- February 25, 2015: The hard work for Greece's new anti-austerity government began today after it secured an extension to its lifeline financial bailout with promises to implement ambitious reforms and stick to its financial commitments.
 
First though a number of parliaments in the 19-nation eurozone, not least Greece's and sceptical powerhouse Germany,...

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Eurozone backs Greece bailout extension
Wednesday, February 25, 2015

BRUSSELS -- February 25, 2015: Eurozone finance ministers yesterday backed new reforms proposed by Greece in exchange for a four-month financial lifeline that will keep the country afloat and in the single currency for the time being.
 
The news buoyed Europe's main stock markets, with London's benchmark index hitting a record high.
 
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Leaks contradict Israel's claim on Iran bomb
Tuesday, February 24, 2015

LONDON -- February 24, 2015: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's claim that Iran was a year away from making a nuclear bomb was contradicted by his secret services, according to reports yesterday citing leaked documents.
 
The inconsistency was revealed in a cache of communications between South African intelligence services and their global partners -- including Israel's Mossad...

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Greece seeks bailout extension with reform plan
Monday, February 23, 2015

ATHENS -- February 23, 2015: Greece's new anti-austerity government submitted a list of reform proposals to Brussels today in a bid to secure a four-month extension to its lifeline debt bailout, a European source said.
 
Details of the measures were not immediately known, but if they fail to win the approval of Greece's EU creditors, the country's safety net will collapse on Saturday, leaving...

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New flashpoint ignites in Ukraine
Monday, February 23, 2015

DEBALTSEVE -- February 23, 2015: The West sounded more forceful warnings over Ukraine's battered truce yesterday as fighting raged around the port city of Mariupol and the warring sides wrangled over withdrawing heavy weapons.
 
The volatility was underlined by a bomb blast in the eastern Ukraine city of Kharkiv that killed two people during a pro-government march....

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Aussies clean up after two devastating cyclones
Saturday, February 21, 2015

ROCKHAMPTON -- February 21, 2015: Australia was clearing up today after two severe cyclones left a trail of destruction, wrecking hundreds of homes and cutting electricity to tens of thousands, even as authorities warned of more flooding and gusty winds to come. Tropical Cyclone Marcia barrelled through the northeastern state of Queensland yesterday at the...

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Germany, France demand Ukraine ceasefire be respected
Saturday, February 21, 2015

DEBALTSEVE -- February 21, 2015: Germany and France demanded yesterday that a crumbling Ukraine truce be fully respected even as pro-Russian rebels celebrated a battlefield victory in a strategic town and exchanged artillery fire elsewhere with government troops. "The ceasefire has been violated several times," French President Francois Hollande said in a joint Paris media conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel....

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Indonesia to Australia: "Threats have no place in diplomacy"
Wednesday, February 18, 2015

JAKARTA -- February 18, 2015: Indonesia's foreign ministry told Australia today that nobody responds well to threats as tensions mount over the looming execution of two Australian drug smugglers.
 
As diplomatic efforts intensify to save Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, Prime Minister Tony Abbott asked Indonesia to remember the one billion dollars in Australian aid in the aftermath of the 2004 tsunami that killed 170,000 Indonesians....

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