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Cyprus president spurns haste in peace talks
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Cyprus president spurns haste in peace talks

Sokratis - Jan 16, 2016

Cyprus' president on Friday sought to tone down what he called “excessive optimism” that ongoing talks aimed at reunifying the…

Three arrested in hunt for Jakarta attackers
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Three arrested in hunt for Jakarta attackers

Panos - Jan 15, 2016

Anti-terrorism police in Indonesia have made three arrests after the attack in the capital Jakarta on Thursday that left seven…

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6.7 quake hits northern Japan, no tsunami warnings

Panos - Jan 14, 2016

A strong earthquake struck just off the coast of Hokkaido in northern Japan. No tsunami warning was issued. The quake…

“Good talks” between Tsakalotos and Dijsselbloem in Amsterdam
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“Good talks” between Tsakalotos and Dijsselbloem in Amsterdam

makis - Jan 13, 2016

A meeting between the Greek Minister of Finances Euclid Tsakalotos and the Eurogroup president Jeroen Dijsselbloem was carried out on…

IMF’s Thomsen not at Schaeuble-Tsakalotos meeting
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IMF’s Thomsen not at Schaeuble-Tsakalotos meeting

makis - Jan 13, 2016

The director of the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) European department Poul Thomsen was not at the meeting between German Finance…

In California tests, self-driving cars still need human help
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In California tests, self-driving cars still need human help

Panos - Jan 13, 2016

Futuristic self-driving cars traveling along California roads have needed plenty of old-fashioned human intervention to stay safe. California's Department of…

Several dead in blast in central Istanbul Sultanahmet district
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Several dead in blast in central Istanbul Sultanahmet district

Panos - Jan 12, 2016

At least 10 people have been killed in an explosion in a district of Istanbul popular with tourists, the city…

Eldorado Gold suspends much of its mine construction in Greece
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Eldorado Gold suspends much of its mine construction in Greece

Panos - Jan 12, 2016

Canadian miner Eldorado Gold Corp on Monday said it will suspend much of its mine construction and development in Greece…

Anti-Islam protesters march in Leipzig over NYE attacks
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Anti-Islam protesters march in Leipzig over NYE attacks

Panos - Jan 12, 2016

An estimated 2,000 far-right LEGIDA supporters have taken to the streets of Leipzig to protest against the New Year’s Eve…

Two Paris attack suspects traveled together to Greece
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Two Paris attack suspects traveled together to Greece

chris1 - Jan 10, 2016

Two of the key suspects in the Paris terrorist attacks took a passenger ferry from Bari in Italy to Patra…

Anti-migrant protest turns violent in Germany
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Anti-migrant protest turns violent in Germany

ilias1 - Jan 10, 2016

The attacks, ranging from sexual molestation to theft, shocked Germany, which took in 1.1 million migrants and refugees in 2015…

Diaspora leaders head to Cyprus, Israel, Greece
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Diaspora leaders head to Cyprus, Israel, Greece

ilias1 - Jan 10, 2016

A press release by the American Hellenic Institute (AHI) said that the trip begins on 10 January, in Jerusalem, Israel,…

Athens Expresses ‘Extreme Concern’ Over N. Korea Nuclear Test
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Athens Expresses ‘Extreme Concern’ Over N. Korea Nuclear Test

Sokratis - Jan 09, 2016

Greece’s Foreign Ministry expressed “extreme concern” over the nuclear test carried out by North Korea. “We express our extreme concern…

ECHR to examine 2013 shooting of farm workers
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ECHR to examine 2013 shooting of farm workers

Sokratis - Jan 09, 2016

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) will examine a complaint by 42 Bangladeshi workers against Greece over the violation…

Russia, France condemn North Korea H-bomb test
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Russia, France condemn North Korea H-bomb test

Panos - Jan 06, 2016

A reported successful test of a hydrogen bomb by North Korea would amount to a gross violation of international law…

South Korea spy agency believes bomb was atomic
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South Korea spy agency believes bomb was atomic

Panos - Jan 06, 2016

A South Korean lawmaker says the country’s spy agency told him in a private briefing that Pyongyang may not have…

Malaysia Airlines lifts baggage ban on Europe flights
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Malaysia Airlines lifts baggage ban on Europe flights

Panos - Jan 06, 2016

Malaysia Airlines said Wednesday it has lifted a ban on check-in baggage on flights to Paris and Amsterdam, after the…

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Will Twitter dump its 140 character limit?

Panos - Jan 06, 2016

Is Twitter rethinking its 140 character limit? Speculation by way of tweets was rampant on Tuesday. The company is said…

Asia stocks buffeted by China worries, N.Korea nuclear test
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Asia stocks buffeted by China worries, N.Korea nuclear test

Panos - Jan 06, 2016

Asian shares fell on Wednesday and most emerging currencies retreated as China allowed the yuan to weaken further, stoking fears…

North Korea says conducted ‘successful’ H-bomb test
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North Korea says conducted ‘successful’ H-bomb test

Panos - Jan 06, 2016

North Korea said on Wednesday that it had carried out a "successful" hydrogen bomb test, a claim that, if true,…