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EU firm on Greek debt repayment

EU firm on Greek debt repayment

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.

Obama ends day of Indian pageantry with $4b pledge

Obama ends day of Indian pageantry with $4b pledge

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 claims victory over austerity

Greek leftist leader claims victory over austerity

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.

Police, protesters killed in Egypt unrest

Police, protesters killed in Egypt unrest

At least 15 people have been killed in anti-government protests in Egypt on the anniversary of the 2011 uprising that toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak, security sources say.

Nigeria repels suspected Boko Haram attack

Nigeria repels suspected Boko Haram attack

Nigeria's military repelled multiple attacks by suspected Boko Haram militants on Borno state capital Maiduguri in the northeast, security sources say, but the insurgents captured another Borno town.

Japan calls for hostage release after apparent IS execution

Japan calls for hostage release after apparent IS execution

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 executed.

World leaders head to Saudi Arabia to offer condolences

World leaders head to Saudi Arabia to offer condolences

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 Islamist militancy.

East Ukrainian city of Mariupol shelled - officials

East Ukrainian city of Mariupol shelled - officials

Ten people were killed in shelling by pro-Russian separatists in the east Ukrainian port city of Mariupol, the head of the Kiev-controlled Donetsk regional police said.

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