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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.

Havoc as 'crippling' blizzard hits US

Havoc as 'crippling' blizzard hits US

A massive, wind-whipped blizzard has slammed into the US northeast, creating havoc for more than 60 million people and forcing New York City to shut down on a scale not seen since Superstorm Sandy devastated the region in 2012.

10 dead in NATO plane crash

10 dead in NATO plane crash

Eight French nationals and two Greeks were killed and 21 people injured when a Greek fighter plane crashed during NATO training in Spain, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said.

Kurds push IS out of Kobani after four-month battle

Kurds push IS out of Kobani after four-month battle

Kurdish forces have taken full control of the Syrian town of Kobani, driving out remaining Islamic State fighters to end a four-month battle that became a focal point of the international fight against the ultra-hardline Islamist group.

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.

26-year jail term sought for Concordia captain

26-year jail term sought for Concordia captain

An Italian prosecutor has asked a court to sentence the captain of the Costa Concordia cruise liner to more than 26 years in jail for his role in the 2012 disaster that killed 32 people.

Hoax caller put through to UK PM Cameron

Hoax caller put through to UK PM Cameron

British Prime Minister David Cameron said security would be reviewed, but no harm had been done, after an apparently drunk hoaxer claiming to be the director of Britain's eavesdropping agency was put though to his mobile phone.

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.

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