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Tsipras moves to form anti-austerity government after crushing victory

Full ArticleKathimerini

26 Jan 2015
Greek leftwing leader Alexis Tsipras will move on Monday to build a stable government that can take on international lenders and reverse years of painful austerity following a crushing election victory by his Syriza party. Fresh from his defeat of conservative Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, the 40-year-old Tsipras will meet the head of the small

Alexis Tsipras, center, leader of Greece's Syriza left-wing main opposition waves to his supporters after voting at a polling station in Athens, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015.

U.S. President Barack Obama waves after speaking at Nordea Concert Hall in Tallinn, Estonia, Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014. Obama is in Estonia for a one-day visit where he will meet with Baltic State leaders before heading to the NATO Summit in Wales.

President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared an era of “new trust” in the relationship between their nations as the US leader opened a three-day visit to New Delhi. Standing side by side at the stately Hyderabad House, Mr

 

File - Artist’s concept of NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft as it passes Pluto, July 2015.

Nasa’s New Horizons spacecraft, which has travelled three billion miles and nearly nine years in its journey to Pluto, is expected to start taking pictures of the dwarf planet from today. The New Horizons probe marks humanity’s first trip to the

 

File - President Barack Obama talks with Vice President Joe Biden before boarding Air Force One at Pittsburgh International Airport prior to departure from Pittsburgh, Pa., April 16, 2014.

NEW DELHI Jan 25 (Reuters) – In a fresh bid to make India an enduring strategic partner, U.S. President Barack Obama lands in New Delhi on Sunday for a highly symbolic parade and to nurture friendship with a prime minister who until last year was

 

A police officer stand guards during a demonstration calling on government to rescue kidnapped school girls of a government secondary school Chibok, during workers day celebration in Lagos, Nigeria, Thursday, May 1, 2014.

The terrorists attacked Kambari village which is less than five kilometres to Maiduguri and killed 15 people and set the entire hamlet ablaze.Boko Haram fighters have killed 15 villagers near Maiduguri, the city which is the epicentre of the

 

A National Police Corps of Spain EC225LP at Getafe Air Base.

Spanish police arrested four people on Saturday in its North African enclave of Ceuta suspected of belonging to a militant Islamist network, the interior ministry said. Spain has stepped up security as well as efforts to prevent

 

The 16-foot (5 m) diameter CIA seal in the lobby of the Original Headquarters Building.

The secretive head of the agency’s National Clandestine Serviceis retiring amid reports of infighting over a reorganization of the intelligence service. The director of the CIA’s National Clandestine Service, the storied home of the agency’s most

 

 

 

 

 

New Horizons probe eyes Pluto for historic encounter

25 Jan 2015

The American space agency’s (Nasa) mission to Pluto is about to get under way in earnest. Its New Horizons probe will take the first of a set of critical pictures on approach to the icy world on Sunday. At a separation still of 200 million km, Pluto will be hardly discernable in these images – just a speck of light against the stars. But the

 This artist´s concept shows the planet catalogued as 2003UB313 at the lonely outer fringes of our solar system. Our Sun can be seen in the distance. The new planet, which is yet to be formally named, is at least as big as Pluto and about three time




Bear hug with Modi gets Obama’s India trip off to warm start

Full ArticleThe Times of India

25 Jan 2015

NEW DELHI: Signalling his determination to take relations with the United States to a higher level, Prime Minister Narendra Modi broke with protocol to meet and bear-hug US President Barack Obama as he landed in New Delhi on Sunday.Obama‘s visit is a fresh bid to make India an enduring strategic partner and he will seek to nurture friendship with

 

The US President, Mr. Barack Obama & First Lady Michelle Obama being warmly welcomed by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, in New Delhi on January 25, 2015.




High-stakes election may put Greece on collision course with European Union

Full ArticleThe Observer

25 Jan 2015

Radical leftists Syriza, led by Alexis Tsipras, promise to renegotiate the international bailout that has imposed five years of austerity on Greece.Photograph: Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images After five punishing years of austerity and recession, Greeks have begun casting their votes in a high-stakes election that could set their battered

This photo taken on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015 shows Alexis Tsipras, 40, head of Greece's Syriza left wing main opposition party arrives for a pre-election campaign speech, at the Nick Galis Hall, in the northern Greek port city of Thessaloniki.




File - Artist’s concept of NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft as it passes Pluto, July 2015.

Nasa’s New Horizons spacecraft, which has travelled three billion miles and nearly nine years in its journey to Pluto, is expected to start taking pictures of the dwarf planet from today. The New Horizons probe marks humanity’s first trip to the

File - President Barack Obama talks with Vice President Joe Biden before boarding Air Force One at Pittsburgh International Airport prior to departure from Pittsburgh, Pa., April 16, 2014.

NEW DELHI Jan 25 (Reuters) – In a fresh bid to make India an enduring strategic partner, U.S. President Barack Obama lands in New Delhi on Sunday for a highly symbolic parade and to nurture friendship with a prime minister who until last year was

 

A police officer stand guards during a demonstration calling on government to rescue kidnapped school girls of a government secondary school Chibok, during workers day celebration in Lagos, Nigeria, Thursday, May 1, 2014.

The terrorists attacked Kambari village which is less than five kilometres to Maiduguri and killed 15 people and set the entire hamlet ablaze.Boko Haram fighters have killed 15 villagers near Maiduguri, the city which is the epicentre of the

A National Police Corps of Spain EC225LP at Getafe Air Base.

Spanish police arrested four people on Saturday in its North African enclave of Ceuta suspected of belonging to a militant Islamist network, the interior ministry said. Spain has stepped up security as well as efforts to prevent

 

 

 

 

 

Haiti forms electoral panel for overdue polls

Full ArticleBBC News

24 Jan 2015

Haiti has installed a Provisional Electoral Council to organise long-delayed elections – after weeks of protests and political uncertainty. The nine-member panel represents different sectors of society. It was sworn in shortly before a UN Security Council delegation arrived on a three-day

A police officer kicks a tire off a burning barricade set up by protesters calling for the resignation of President Michel Martelly, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Friday, Jan. 23, 2015.



The 16-foot (5 m) diameter CIA seal in the lobby of the Original Headquarters Building.

The secretive head of the agency’s National Clandestine Serviceis retiring amid reports of infighting over a reorganization of the intelligence service. The director of the CIA’s National Clandestine Service, the storied home of the agency’s most

 

In this citizen journalism image provided by Shaam News Network SNN, taken on Wednesday, July 11, 2012, smoke leaps the air from purported forces shelling in Homs, Syria.

A Syrian government air strike has hit an opposition-held suburb of the capital shortly after Friday prayers, killing at least 35 people, scattering bodies and rubble in the streets and setting at least one building on fire, activists said. An

 

Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio meets Argentine president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner

11:21 AM ET Scott Neuman Twitter i i Alberto Nisman, the prosecutor investigating the 1994 bombing of the Argentine-Israeli MutualAssociation community center, talks to journalists in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 2013. Nisman was found shot dead in

 

FIFA President Joseph Blatter announces Qatar to host the 2022 soccer World Cup in Zurich, Switzerland, Thursday, Dec.2, 2010.

World governing body FIFA confirmed today that three major sponsors have ended their relationships with the organisation, but said there was nothing unusual about the development. Oil manufacturers Castrol, tyre companyContinental and healthcare

 

Women, members of a Russian cult, who left a cave after waiting the end of the world, no names given, foreground, speak with their leader, self-declared prophet Pyotr Kuznetsov, center, background, as they take part in negotiations with other members of the doomsday cult through a hole of their underground hideout near the village of Nikolskoye, in Penza region about 400 miles (640 kilometers) southeast of Moscow, Saturday, March 29, 2008.

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists just issued their first update to the symbolic Doomsday Clock since 2007, announcing that we have advanced by two minutes and are now at “three minutes to midnight”—with midnight referring to the end

 

Slums in Soweto, suburb of Johanesburg, South Africa.

23 January 2015, 13:24 Police Arrest 153 In South Africa LootingChaos Tweet Mobs have looted more than 80 foreign-owned shops amid major disorder in South Africa, prompting 153 arrests. President Jacob Zuma has called for order to be restored
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Greek elections: Europe waits on voters’ verdict

Full ArticleBBC News

23 Jan 2015

When Greeks vote on Sunday they will not just be choosing a new government, they will be delivering a verdict on Europe and its leaders. If the polls are accurate,Greece is on the verge of electing the first anti-austerity party in the eurozone. If that happens, Greece’s future will once again be uncertain. But the election will be judgement

Alexis Tsipras, leader of Greece's Syriza left-wing main opposition party delivers a pre-election speech at Omonia Square in Athens on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015.




Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron talks during a joint news conference with Afghanistan's president Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, at the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Oct. 3, 2014. Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron on Friday pledged support for Afghanistan's newly sworn-in president and the country's new unity government, saying during a surprise visit to Kabul that Britain is committed to helping Afghans build a more secure and prosperous future.

David Cameron today paid tribute to Saudi Arabia‘s King Abdullah after his death at the age of 90. The Prime Minister praised the king’s “commitment to peace” after it was announced he would be succeeded by his 79-year-old half-brother,

 

Assistant Secretary of State of the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs Roberta S. Jacobson gives a press briefing during the second day of talks with Cuban officials, in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015. The United States and Cuba are trying to eliminate obstacles to normalized ties as the highest-level U.S. delegation to the communist island in more than three decades holds a second day of talks with Cuban officials.

The United States and Cuba ended two days of historic talks inHavana with some progress toward restoring diplomatic ties after half a century of estrangement. But there remain sharp differences over the role of human rights in their new

 

Thailand's former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra answers a question at parliament in Bangkok, Thailand Friday, Jan. 9, 2015. Thailand's military-appointed legislature began impeachment hearings Friday against Yingluck, a move analysts say is aimed at ensuring the ousted leader stays out of politics for the foreseeable future.

Former Thailand prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra will be charged for her role in overseeing a rice subsidy programme that lost billions of pounds. Surasak Threerattrakul, the director general of the office of the attorney general’s department, said

 

Close-up detail of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The image was taken by Rosetta’s OSIRIS narrow-angle camera and downloaded today, 6 August, 2014.

9:16 PM ET Bill Chappell Twitter i i A narrow-angle camera image shows part of a large fracture running across Comet 67P/ChuryumovGerasimenko‘s neck. ESA/Rosetta/MPS hide caption itoggle caption ESA/Rosetta/MPS A narrow-angle camera image shows part

 

FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan, 21. 2014, file photo provided by Yemen's Defense Ministry, Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi speaks during the closing session of the national dialogue conference in Sanaa, Yemen. Hadi submited his resignation Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, over a standoff with Shiite rebels who control the capital.

Yemen‘s US-backed president Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi quit under pressure from rebels holding him captive in his home. The move severely complicated American efforts to combat al Qaida’s powerful local franchise and raised fears that the Arab world‘s

 

Yemen's Vice President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi gestures as he enters a polling center to cast his vote in Sanaa, Yemen, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2011.

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen’s president resigned on Thursday under pressure from Shiite rebels who seized the capital in September and have confined the embattled leader to his home for the past two days. Presidentialofficials said Abed Rabbo Mansour

 

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, left, greets U.S. European Command Commander, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Supreme Allied Commander Gen. Philip M. Breedlove in Kiev, Ukraine, Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014.

There are signs Russian forces are building up their presence in eastern Ukraine, where fighting in recent days between Ukrainian troops and separatists has intensified, NATO Supreme Allied Command Gen. Philip Breedlovesaid Thursday. “What we do see

Kofi Annan: Leaders in Davos must act now to confront global issues

Full ArticleCNN

21 Jan 2015

(CNN)The horrific events in Paris and northern Nigeria have underlined again how troubled and fragmented our world is. Religious extremism and sectarianism is fueling terrorism and widespread conflict which has forced millions in Syria, Iraqand elsewhere to flee. Aggressive nationalism and politics based on prejudice and a false view of identity

File - Secretary-General Kofi Annan and Nane Annan, arriving in Zagreb for their official visit to Croatia, 20 November, 2002.




‘We are the victims of our own corrupt government’ – life as an activist in Sudan

Full ArticleThe Guardian

22 Jan 2015

Dr Amin Mekki Medani, a 75 year-old human rights campaigner, has been detained in Sudan without charge since December as part of a wider crackdown on dissent. Here, his daughter Sara calls for an end to such abuses

A women pushes a water tank while her child carries two jerry cans to collect water provided by UNAMID in the camp for internally displaced people (IDP) in Khor Abeche, South Darfur, 1 July, 2014.

 

LRA rebel, set for war crimes trial, was a child soldier

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) – Lord’s Resistance Army commanderDominic Ongwen, who arrived Wednesday in The Hague to stand trial at theInternational Criminal Court, is remembered by his grandmother as a victim himself, having been kidnapped as a boy by the

 

	Three ways to protect our precious forests

These top strategies help mitigate climate change by safeguarding forests, which cover nearly one-third of the land area of the planet

 

	Domestic violence damages health and shortens lives

Research shows that abuse leads to increased risk of low birth weight and premature birth of a woman’s children, sexually transmitted disease and damage to mental health

 

UN says despite progress fight against Ebola is far from won

UNITED NATIONS (AP) ? Close to 1,000 new cases of Ebola were recorded in the last three weeks despite progress in combatting the deadly disease and “the fight is far from won,” the U.N. mIssion chief in West Africa said Tuesday. Ismael Ould Cheikh

US-built Ebola treatment centers in Liberia are nearly empty as outbreak fades

TUBMANBURG, LiberiaNear the hillside shelter where dozens of men and women died of Ebola, a row of green U.S. military tents sit atop a vast expanse of imported gravel. The generators hum; chlorinated water churns in brand-new containers;

Sixth Avenue headquarters. In an October 11, 2009 article in the New York Times, Fox articulated that its hard news programming runs from "9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on weekdays" and "are objective" but makes no such claims for its other broadcasts

On Tuesday, Hidalgo told CNN that she intends to sue Fox Newsover the network’s incorrect coverage of so-called “no-go zones” for non-Muslims, saying that the channel had “insulted her city.” “When we’re

 

A person walk near the remains of a man lying near a bus stop that was damaged in shelling by the Ukrainian army in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015.

DONETSK, Ukraine — Shelling in the eastern Ukrainian region ofDonetsk killed at least six civilians Tuesday, as fighting intensifies between government and rebel forces. AP reporters saw the bodies of two people killed while waiting for a bus in the

 

 

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