Europe has shown a willingness to give Athens more time to
pay its debts, but says it will not yield to a new Greek
government's demands for debt forgiveness, warning that the
country's economic problems had not disappeared.
US President Barack Obama ended
a landmark day in India with a pledge of $4 billion in
investments and loans, seeking to release what he called the
"untapped potential" of a business and strategic partnership
between the world's largest democracies.
Greek leftist leader Alexis Tsipras promised that five years
of austerity, "humiliation and suffering" imposed by
international creditors were over after his Syriza party
swept to victory in a snap election.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo
Abe has called for the immediate release of a Japanese
journalist held by Islamic State after an audio recording
claimed that a fellow Japanese captive had been
US President Barack Obama will
visit Saudi Arabia to meet its new King Salman after the
death of his predecessor Abdullah, testimony to Riyadh's
important role in energy markets and the fight against