Friday, January 2, 2015

Isodrom and Polykrat News in brief (January 2015 - C)

Paris was marked as the first in a series of European cities to be attacked, including Rome, the report in the German tabloid Bild read. However, the article didn’t furnish details of a concrete plan to launch an attack.

The US National Intelligence Agency (NSA) also reportedly had information that Cherif and Said Kouachi, the brothers who carried out the mass shooting at the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, had contacts in the Netherlands...............................Paris massacre possible prelude to wave of Europe-wide attacks
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  1. Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu signed a military cooperation deal with Iran on Tuesday that his Iranian counterpart touted as a joint response to US "interference."...

    The deal provides for joint exercises and military training, as well as "cooperation in peacekeeping, maintaining ­regional and international ­security and stability, and fighting against separatism and extremism," the Iranian defense ministry website said.

    Shoigu is the most senior Russian military official to visit Tehran since 2002, according to Iranian media, and the agreement comes with both countries facing Western sanctions.

    Defense Minister Hossein Dehqan told state television that Iran and Russia had a "shared analysis of US global strategy, its interference in regional and international affairs and the need to cooperate in the struggle against the interference of foreign forces in the region."
    AFP
    http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/903077.shtml
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    1. United States studying information on Russian defense minister's visit to Tehran...

      The US administration is still “studying” information about Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu’s visit to Tehran. The US side warned in advance that the supplies of Russia’s S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems to Iran would be unacceptable.

      The United States has seen the news about the meetings in Iran between Russian and Iranian government officials to discuss military cooperation and possible agreements. Now it is studying reports about these meetings, a US State Department official told TASS on condition of anonymity.

      The US side had previously made it clear that it objects to any sale of the S-300 system to Iran, the official added. These objections are still in force.............http://itar-tass.com/en/world/772294
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    2. Europe faces Greek headache whoever wins vote ...

      Whoever wins Greece's general election on Sunday, Europe will have to take urgent action to tackle the country's mountain of debt before it buries the rest of the eurozone, analysts say.

      Alexis Tsipras, head of the far-left Syriza party that leads in the polls, has alarmed EU capitals by pledging to ditch austerity measures and renegotiate the debt left by two huge international bailouts.

      The risk of Greece crashing out of the euro is unlikely irrespective of the result, analysts say, as Athens and Brussels would probably strike a deal despite the fiery rhetoric on both sides.

      But even if Tsipras loses, the European Union must deal with an unsustainable debt level that stands at 177.7 percent of Greece's economic output in order to restore confidence in the struggling eurozone, they say..........AFP........http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/120860.aspx
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  2. President Obama says the US has "turned the page"...

    Mr Obama said in the annual State of the Union address that a US led coalition of countries is stopping the advance of the IS group.

    He called on Congress to show the world that we are united in this mission by passing a resolution to authorise the use of force against IS.

    Mr Obama has also warned Congress that any move to impose new sanctions on Iran could scupper delicate negotiations aimed at reaching a complex nuclear deal.

    "New sanctions passed by this Congress, at this moment in time, will all but guarantee that diplomacy fails ," Mr Obama said.

    Several U.S. Senators have been pushing to pass new sanctions on Iran as talks between the Islamic Republic and six world powers over its nuclear program drag on................http://www.rte.ie/news/2015/0121/674457-xxx/
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  3. Japan says jets scrambling at record pace to counter Chinese, Russian intrusions ...

    Japanese air force jets are scrambling at a record pace to counter Chinese fighters intruding into its air space along its southern flank and Russian bombers and spy planes probing its northern defenses, the Defence Ministry said on Tuesday.

    Chinese fighter flights have increased in and around the energy-rich East China Sea, where Japan and China both lay claim to a group of islets.

    In the nine months ending Dec. 31, Japanese fighters scrambled 744 times, 32 percent more than the same period the previous year, the ministry said. Encounters with Chinese aircraft, which accounted for half of the nine-month total, jumped to 164 in the final quarter of 2014, the most since 1958, when records began...................http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/01/21/us-japan-china-russia-idUSKBN0KT0KT20150121?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

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  4. United Nations Security Council to meet over situation in eastern Ukraine ...

    The United Nations Security Council will hold an open meeting on Wednesday dedicated to the situation eastern Ukraine.

    The meeting, the 27th one since the outbreak of the Ukrainian crisis, will take place when a meeting between the Normandy Four (Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France) foreign ministers in Berlin is over.

    The United Nations Security Council meeting was initiated by Lithuania, a non-permanent member of the Security Council. Initially it was planned to organize a meeting in a closed format but the United States delegation had insisted on an open meeting that would be attended by Ukrainian diplomats..............http://itar-tass.com/en/world/772286
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  5. Japan PM rushes home to lead hostage crisis response ...

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was rushing home from the Middle East Wednesday (Jan 21) to take charge of Tokyo's response after militants threatened to kill two nationals unless he pays a US$200 million ransom.

    A defiant Abe vowed he would not bow to "terrorism" as Japan was thrust abruptly into the conflict gripping Syria and Iraq, where militants have seized control of large areas.

    "I strongly demand that they not be harmed and that they be immediately released," he told a news conference in Jerusalem. "The international community will not give in to terrorism and we have to make sure that we work together."

    The self-styled Islamic State group (IS) has murdered five Western hostages since August last year, but this is the first time the group has threatened Japanese captives. In footage posted on militant websites, a black-clad militant brandishing a knife addresses the camera in English, standing between two hostages wearing orange jumpsuits..............http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/japan-pm-rushes-home-to/1604830.html
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  6. Obama insta al Congreso a poner fin al embargo a Cuba ...

    El presidente de EE.UU., Barack Obama, en el Discurso del Estado de la Unión instó al Congreso a poner fin al embargo sobre Cuba.

    "Este año el Congreso debe comenzar el trabajo para poner fin al embargo", dijo el mandatario.

    Asimismo, Obama afirmó que en relación con el país isleño la Casa Blanca "está terminando una política que había pasado su fecha de vencimiento"..............http://actualidad.rt.com/actualidad/164007-obama-congreso-fin-embargo-cuba
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  7. Poroshenko: Esercito dell’Ucraina pronto a difendere l’Europa ...

    La soluzione diplomatica del conflitto nel Donbass sarà possibile soltanto se l’Ucraina avrà un esercito forte, ha dichiarato il presidente ucraino Petr Poroshenko in un’intervista allo svizzero Neue Zürcher Zeitung.

    Secondo Poroshenko, nel periodo tra agosto e gennaio l’Ucraina è riuscita a crare un esercito davvero potente con più di 1000 unità di carri armati e autoblindo. Il presidente ucraino ha parlato anche di un “efficiente programma di cooperazione tecnica dell’esercito con quasi tutto il mondo”.

    “Siamo pronti a difendere non solo il nostro paese, ma anche l’Europa”, - ha dichiarato Poroshenko.
    Per saperne di più: http://italian.ruvr.ru/news/2015_01_21/Poroshenko-Esercito-dell-Ucraina-pronto-a-difendere-l-Europa-7914/
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  8. Mogherini Condemns Blocking Humanitarian Aid to Ukraine ...

    The humanitarian aid not reaching the crisis-torn parts of Ukraine is shameful, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said Monday during the event at Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C.

    “Our [the EU] role is to try and support your [Kiev’s] efforts to reach the resolution to the conflict that is first of all in interest of people of Ukraine which is also the people of eastern Ukraine,” Mogherini stated adding that the efforts include both political and humanitarian levels, including ensuring that the humanitarian aid from Kiev gets to the conflict zones. “Which is something at the moment is not allowed, which is a shame.”

    Mogherini’s comment comes as a response to Ukraine's ambassador to the US, Olexander Motssyk’s question whether the EU would designate Donetsk and Luhansk people’s republics (DPR and LPR) as terrorist organizations.

    “When it comes to the definition of the separatists, we have discussed it with the European Council several times, and we’ve always come to the conclusion that it’s not up to us to make such definitions,” she concluded.................http://sputniknews.com/europe/20150121/1017159464.html
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  9. L'Otan a opté pour la confrontation avec la Russie (Lavrov) ...

    En coupant tous les contacts avec la Russie, l'Otan a choisi la voie de confrontation, a déclaré mercredi devant les journalistes à Moscou le chef de la diplomatie russe Sergueï Lavrov.

    "Somme toute, l'Otan a choisi la voie de confrontation. La rapidité avec laquelle l'Alliance a coupé tous les contacts avec la Russie, en gelant les nombreux projets dans le cadre du Conseil Russie-Otan, projets qui répondaient aux intérêts réciproques, montre que la mentalité de "guerre froide" est toujours tenace dans les têtes de nos partenaires otaniens", a constaté le ministre lors d'une conférence de presse consacrée au bilan des activités diplomatiques de la Russie en 2014.................http://fr.ria.ru/world/20150121/203465963.html
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  10. Ukraine plans to boost armed forces by 68,000 personnel: PM Yatseniuk ...

    A law is being prepared to increase the size of the Ukrainian armed forces by 68,000 personnel to a total of 250,000, Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk said on Wednesday.

    Of this figure, 204,000 would be soldiers, he said at a government meeting.

    Yatseniuk spoke after a surge in violence in Ukraine's eastern territories where government forces are fighting Russian-backed separatists, including clashes on Tuesday which Kiev says followed attacks by Russian regular troops.
    REUTERS
    http://www.todayonline.com/world/ukraine-plans-boost-armed-forces-68000-personnel-pm-yatseniuk
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  11. Wahl in Griechenland : Wie die EZB Alexis Tsipras unterstützt

    Wenige Tage vor der Wahl in Griechenland hat die linke Oppositionspartei Syriza ihre Führung in Umfragen ausgeweitet. Aber wer wählt eigentlich Syriza? Athener Demoskopen erklären es - auch was die Europäische Zentralbank damit zu tun hat.

    Drei Tage vor der Parlamentswahl in Griechenland hält die Europäische Zentralbank (EZB) am Donnerstag in Frankfurt eine große Wahlveranstaltung zugunsten der radikalen griechischen Oppositionspartei Syriza ab. Das ist, ein wenig zugespitzt, die These von Meinungsforscher Tassos Georgiadis, dem Generaldirektor des angesehenen Athener Umfrageinstituts „Kapa Research“. Eigentlich ist es mehr als eine These, denn sie stützt sich auf solide Umfrageergebnisse.

    Sollte die EZB am Donnerstag ein Programm zum Kauf von Staatsanleihen beschließen oder auch nur ankündigen, „dann wird in Griechenland vor allem Syriza davon profitieren“, sagt Georgiadis, einer der führenden Demoskopen des Landes. „Wenn die EZB sagt, sie werde auch griechische Staatsanleihen kaufen, werden viele Wähler davon überzeugt sein, dass selbst mit einer Syriza-Regierung ein Ausscheiden Griechenlands aus der Eurozone nicht droht“, erläutert Georgiadis, dessen Institut die griechischen Wahlresultate in den vergangenen Jahren oft bis auf die Kommastelle genau prognostiziert hat......................von Michael Martens, Athen ............http://www.faz.net/aktuell/wirtschaft/eurokrise/wie-die-ezb-alexis-tsipras-unterstuetzt-13381522.html
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  12. French PM unveils package of anti-terror measures...

    Prime Minister Manuel Valls on Wednesday announced France would adopt new counter-terrorism measures in the wake of the deadly Paris attacks earlier this month, including strengthening intelligence services and preventing youth radicalisation.

    Valls said the government would hire around 2,600 new personnel and spend an additional 425 million euros ($490 million) over three years as part of “exceptional measures” to fight terrorism on different fronts.

    “Terrorism has struck our soil in an unprecedented way… and the threat of terrorism remains high, French citizens deserve to know the truth,” Valls told a press conference at the Elysée presidential palace in Paris, recalling a string of attacks earlier this month that claimed the lives of 17 people................http://www.france24.com/en/20150121-france-pm-manuel-valls-unveils-new-anti-terror-measures/
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  13. Die ukrainische Regierung wirft Russland vor, an der gemeinsamen Grenze mehr als 50.000 Soldaten sowie Kriegstechnik in Stellung gebracht zu haben...

    „Nach Angaben der zuständigen Behörden hat die Russische Föderation an der russisch-ukrainischen Staatsgrenze mehr als 50.000 Soldaten konzentriert und in Kampfbereitschaft versetzt“, erklärte der ukrainische Außenamtssprecher Jewgeni Perebijnis am Mittwoch. Darüber hinaus habe Russland Waffen und Militärtechnik in unmittelbarer Nähe vom ukrainischen Territorium aufgestellt...................http://de.sputniknews.com/politik/20150121/300712855.html

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    1. Russia has more than 9,000 soldiers and 500 tanks, heavy artillery and armoured personnel carriers in eastern Ukraine, President Petro Poroshenko has said.

      He urged Russia to withdraw its troops and comply with a ceasefire plan, amid escalating fighting between Ukrainian troops and rebels in the east.

      Russia has repeatedly denied claims its soldiers are fighting with the rebels in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions...............http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-30913027
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    2. Ukraine: Washington reconnaît ne pas avoir de données sur les troupes russes ...

      Le département d'Etat américain n'a pas de données confirmant la présence de 9.000 militaires russes en Ukraine, a déclaré mercredi à Washington Jen Psaki, porte-parole du département.

      "Je n'ai pas de données confirmant" la déclaration du président ukrainien Piotr Porochenko selon laquelle 9.000 militaires russes se trouveraient dans son pays, a indiqué Mme Psaki.

      "Nous avons vu des informations selon lesquelles la Russie aurait envoyé deux bataillons tactiques en Ukraine. Nous n'avons pas de données indépendantes confirmant cette information", a-t-elle ajouté.

      Le ministère russe de la Défense a qualifié mardi d'absurde la déclaration de Kiev sur l'envoi de militaires russes en Ukraine.
      http://fr.ria.ru/world/20150121/203471251.html
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  14. Pentagon’s drone pilots refuse to be kamikazes ...

    In the U.S. hundreds of drone pilots have resigned in the past few months, says The Time magazine. They complained of long hours and excessive stress involved in bombing and observing the death of people. However, experts believe that this is not the case of moral and psychological consequences.

    The Pentagon and CIA have long been using drones in Syria, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iraq. They are being used to carry out surveillance operations and kill terrorists. The pilots who perform missions see the death of people on displays. Images are being sent to their displays from the drone. Pilots complain that psychological consequences of such work are simply unbearable..............Read more: http://indian.ruvr.ru/2015_01_21/Pentagon-s-drone-pilots-refuse-to-be-kamikazes/
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  15. Ukrainian president says Kiev has nothing to negotiate in Berlin ...

    Kiev does not have anything to negotiate at the talks in Berlin, as everything was coordinated and signed last September in Minsk, President Petro Poroshenko said on Wednesday ahead of the forthcoming ‘Normandy Quartet’ meeting on Ukrainian conflict settlement.

    Along with it, he said there can be no military solution to the conflict in Ukraine.

    “I’m a president of peace because there is no military solution to this problem,” Poroshenko said.

    He outlined Kiev’s position, saying the Ukrainian government insisted on a pullback of heavy armaments from the line of disengagements in eastern Ukraine.................http://itar-tass.com/en/world/772538
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  16. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has condemned 'Russian terror' in a speech at the Davos World Economic Forum. He claimed that Russian military forces were in eastern Ukraine...

    At the Davos World Economic Forum in Switzerland, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko painted a picture of his nation being "more united than ever before," but facing terrorist threats just like the rest of the world.

    Poroshenko drew a connection between a recent attack on a bus in Ukraine near Volnovakha that killed 12 people, the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 (crashed, likely shot down, in Ukraine last summer), and the attacks in Paris against the offices of satir magazine Charlie Hebdo, saying they were all acts of terror that required global solidarity to fight...............http://www.dw.de/poroshenko-condemns-russian-terror-in-davos-speech/a-18204901
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  17. EZB plant zweijähriges QE-Programm in Höhe von €50 Mrd. im Monat ...

    Die Europäische Zentralbank (EZB) plant ein zweijähriges Programm quantitativer Lockerung (QE). Demnach sollen monatlich Anleihen im Wert von bis zu 50 Milliarden Euro vom Markt gekauft werden, berichtete The Wall Street Journal am Mittwoch unter Berufung auf „gut informierte Quellen“.

    „Die Summen und Details des Programms sind noch nicht endgültig. Bei der Prüfung dieses Vorschlags durch alle Mitglieder des EZB-Exekutivrates könnten Änderungen beschlossen werden“, hieß es in dem Beitrag.

    Die EZB wollte die Angaben vorerst nicht kommentieren. Nach den der Wirtschaftsnachrichtenagentur Bloomberg vorliegenden Angaben soll das QE-Programm frühestens im März dieses Jahres starten und im Dezember 2016 zu Ende gehen.

    Analysten rechnen damit, dass die EZB das Programm in nächster Zeit bekannt gibt. Das Ziel der quantitativen Lockerung besteht darin, die schwächelnde Wirtschaft Europas zu stimulieren.
    http://de.sputniknews.com/wirtschaft/20150121/300716932.html
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  18. US Secretary of State John Kerry has accused pro-Russian separatists in east Ukraine of a "blatant land grab"...

    He was speaking after reports that the rebels had extended the area they control, violating a ceasefire plan.

    Ukraine says Russia has more than 9,000 soldiers fighting alongside the rebels, a claim it denies.

    Meanwhile, foreign ministers from Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany issued a joint call to end the fighting, following talks in Berlin.

    Speaking after the meeting, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said it was not a breakthrough "but I think we saw tangible progress".............http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-30928107
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  19. Steinmeier: Normandy Quartet agrees demarcation line, heavy weapons pullback ...

    Foreign ministers of the “Normandy Quartet” have reached an agreement on the demarcation line and pullback of heavy weapons in eastern Ukraine, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier told reporters on Thursday after a meeting of foreign ministers of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany in the German capital.

    “Finally there was an agreement reached today that the demarcation line, mentioned in the Minsk protocol, will be the line from which the withdrawal of heavy weaponry should start now,” Steinmeier said adding the foreign ministers of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany had reached an agreement on determining the line of contact.
    http://itar-tass.com/en/world/772609
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  20. Russia, Ukraine agree to pull back weapons amid surge in fighting....

    Diplomats from Russia and Ukraine agreed Wednesday to pull back their heavy weapons from an agreed demarcation line, just hours after separatist forces deployed more arms and manpower to an emerging flashpoint in eastern Ukraine.

    German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, who hosted a meeting of his counterparts from Russia, Ukraine and France, said the four parties had agreed that the demarcation line defined in the Minsk agreement of September last year should form the basis for the withdrawal. Under the plan, Ukraine and the pro-Russian separatists would pull back their heavy arms 15 kilometres (nine miles) on either side of the line, though there was no agreement on a withdrawal of all troops.

    “Finally there was an agreement reached today that the demarcation line, mentioned in the Minsk protocol, will be the line from which the withdrawal of heavy weaponry should start now,” Steinmeier said late on Wednesday after talks in Berlin with his counterparts from France, Russia and Ukraine.........................http://www.france24.com/en/20150122-russia-ukraine-agree-pullback-line-surge-fighting-weapons-dead/
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  21. About 10 former French soldiers have joined the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) among the hundreds of French radicals believed to be fighting for the extremist group, France’s defense sources said Wednesday....

    We estimate at around a dozen the number of former troops who have joined these networks,” Agence France-Presse quoted a source as saying.

    “Our concern is not former soldiers... It's preventing the phenomenon of radicalisation with our forces,” the source added.

    Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian refused to comment directly on the affair...........http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/world/2015/01/22/Minister-Up-to-10-former-French-soldiers-joined-ISIS.html
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  22. Nine dead, nine wounded as shell hits tram stop in Donetsk — defense ministry ...

    Nine people died and nine others were wounded early on Thursday when a shell hit a tram stop in the city of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, a defense ministry spokesman of the self-proclaimed Donetsk people’s republic said.

    According to preliminary data, the shelling which occurred at around 8.30 a.m. local time (0530 GMT) came from a minibus with the use of mortars. As a result, a trolleybus and a car caught fire.

    Head of the DPR Alexander Zakharchenko is due to arrive at the scene..........http://itar-tass.com/en/world/772641
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  23. U.S. State Department on Wednesday announced a new round of U.S.-Iranian nuclear talks when the Obama administration is moving ahead on a collision course with a Republican-controlled Congress over Iran sanctions....

    U.S. and Iranian officials will hold further talks on Iran's nuclear program on Jan. 23-24 to advance negotiations for a comprehensive deal, said a U.S. State Department statement.

    The bilateral discussion would take place in the context of the negotiations between Iran and P5+1 group comprising Britain, China, France, Russia, the United States, and Germany, the statement added...................http://english.cntv.cn/2015/01/22/ARTI1421903993934797.shtml
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  24. No agreement yet in Ukraine cease-fire talks ....

    Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany failed to come to an agreement in Berlin on Wednesday, but made progress for a political solution to the crisis in eastern Ukraine, according to the German foreign minister.

    The four countries’ foreign ministers gathered in the German capital for a mini-summit in order to reach a deal on an immediate cease-fire in eastern Ukraine.

    "In my opinion, there has been tangible progress in our meeting," German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier told reporters, following the meeting in Villa Borsig, the guest house of the German Foreign Ministry.

    "We have agreed on the line of contact, the withdrawal of the heavy weapons and an immediate meeting of Trilateral Contact Group to implement the Minsk cease-fire agreement. If what was agreed upon today were to be realized, we would be a bit closer to a summit in Astana," he said.................http://www.aa.com.tr/en/news/453945--no-agreement-yet-in-ukraine-cease-fire-talks
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  25. The ECB's moment of truth...

    Markets are counting on the European Central Bank to unveil a massive stimulus program on Thursday. It is the last arrow in the central bank's quiver - but will it be enough and have the same effect it's had in the US?

    The European Central Bank is widely expected to launch a controversial new bond-buying program at its first policy meeting this year on Thursday, soothing investors but annoying critics who see it as tantamount to letting governments off the hook for racking up too much debt.

    Known as quantitative easing, the stimulus tool is widely regarded as a last-ditch effort by the ECB to spur growth in the eurozone and raise inflation to a level just under 2 percent.

    The central bank has been trying hard to encourage lending to companies by lowering its key interest rates to near zero, but those cuts have not had the intended effect.

    "Bond purchases are the last tool at the ECB's disposal," said Marcel Fratzscher, who heads the Berlin-based German Institute for Economic Research. "It can't issue any more credit to banks because the banks have received more than enough credit from the ECB."......................http://www.dw.de/the-ecbs-moment-of-truth/a-18206769
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  26. Le ministre des Affaires étrangères d'Ukraine Pavel Klimkine qualifie d'attentat terroriste la mort des gens sur un arrêt de transport en commun à Donetsk...

    « La tragédie de Donetsk est notre douleur commune. Des Ukrainiens pacifiques sont tués dans de telles attaques terroristes. La Russie doit arrêter les terroristes », a-t-il écrit sur Twitter.

    Selon les données actualisées, l'obus tiré sur l'arrêt de trolley a fait 15 morts. Les miliciens ont annoncé avoir arrêté un commando qui est probablement impliqué dans l'incident.
    Lire la suite: http://french.ruvr.ru/news/2015_01_22/Kiev-il-y-a-eu-un-attentat-terroriste-a-Donetsk-0263/
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  27. U.S.-led coalition needs 'two years' to expel Islamic State from Iraq, says UK ...

    (Reuters) - The U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State could need up to two years to expel the militant group from Iraq whose own forces are still months away from launching proper combat operations, Britain's foreign minister warned on Thursday.

    Speaking before he hosted a meeting of 21 coalition members in London, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said the task of pushing IS back in Iraq would be slow and that Iraqi forces were getting better but were still some way off from being able to launch a major ground offensive.

    "This isn't going to be done in three months or six months. It's going to take a year, two years to push ISIL (IS) back out of Iraq but we are doing the things that need to be done in order to turn the tide," Hammond told Sky News....................http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/01/22/us-mideast-crisis-security-idUSKBN0KV0ZG20150122?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews
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  28. ECB to buy €60 billion a month in bonds aimed at stimulating growth ...

    ECB President Mario Draghi has announced a multi-billion-euro package, aimed at fending off deflation and stimulating growth.

    He said the bank will buy €60 billion in assets a month from March until September 2016.

    The money will include some from existing programmes.

    Countries under a bailout programme, such as Greece, will be included but with some additional criteria.............http://www.rte.ie/news/2015/0122/674735-european-central-bank-quantitative-easing/
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  29. La BCE va racheter 60 milliards par mois de dette publique et privée ...

    La Banque centrale européenne (BCE) va racheter jusqu’à 60 milliards d’euros de dette publique et privée par mois entre mars 2015 et septembre 2016, a indiqué jeudi son président Mario Draghi. Le conseil des gouverneurs « a décidé de lancer un programme élargi de rachats d’actifs », a annoncé M. Draghi

    Le but étant que l’inflation montre des signes d’amélioration.............http://www.lesoir.be/765119/article/economie/2015-01-22/bce-va-racheter-60-milliards-par-mois-dette-publique-et-privee
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  30. El Banco Central Europeo lanzó un plan de compra de deuda soberana por 60 millones de euros mensuales...

    El presidente del BCE, Mario Draghi, justificó esta medida por el "persistente" nivel mínimo de la inflación, muy por debajo del objetivo aspirado por su entidad que, recordó, debería situarse "cerca" y "levemente por debajo" del 2%.

    En este sentido, Draghi advirtió que la inflación interanual continuará siendo "muy baja o negativa" durante los próximos meses, y sólo repuntará "gradualmente" entre 2015 y 2016, consignó la agencia de noticias EFE.

    El Consejo Ejecutivo del BCE acordó hoy, de acuerdo con lo previsto, mantener las tasas de interés en su nivel actual, el mínimo histórico del 0,05%, con el objetivo de apoyar la coyuntura económica y evitar una recesión..................http://www.telam.com.ar/notas/201501/92723-bce-plan-compra-deuda-soberana.html
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  31. Ukraine: au moins 41 morts ces dernières 24h, la situaion empire ...

    L'Ukraine a connu jeudi l'une de ses journées les plus sanglantes en plus de neuf mois de conflit, avec la mort d'au moins 41 personnes, dont treize civils tués par un obus à un arrêt de trolleybus. Concernant ce bombardement, Russie et Ukraine se renvoient la balle.

    Treize civils ont péri dans un bombardement qui a frappé un bus à Donetsk, selon les services d'urgence locaux. Le commandant séparatiste Edouard Bassourine a également fait état de dix personnes tuées à Gorlivka, ville située dans la région de Donetsk. "Nous considérons cet incident comme un crime contre l'humanité, une provocation grossière pour saper le processus de paix de la crise ukrainienne", a dénoncé le ministre russe des Affaires étrangères Sergueï Lavrov dans un communiqué, mettant en cause "les forces ukrainiennes".

    Qualifiant la mort des treize civils de "crime odieux", le chef de la diplomatie russe a estimé qu'il "devient évident que les victimes humaines n'arrêteront pas le parti de la guerre à Kiev et ses tuteurs à l'étranger"...............http://www.rtbf.be/info/monde/detail_ukraine-13-morts-dans-le-bombardement-d-un-arret-de-trolleybus-a-donetsk?id=8824235
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  32. Turkey's Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson reported that Turkey has a list containing the names of 7,833 people from 90 countries who are suspected of trying to join the Islamic State...

    Almost 8,000 people from 90 countries are suspected of trying to join theIslamic State terrorist group, Turkey's Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson told journalists Wednesday.

    Turkey has a list containing the names of 7,833 people from 90 countries who are suspected of trying to join the Islamic State, Tanju Bilgic said at a press conference.

    Over a thousand foreigners, trying to illegally cross the border with Syria, have been deported from Turkey, according to Bilgic............... http://indian.ruvr.ru/news/2015_01_22/Turkish-FM-Suspects-Almost-8-000-People-of-Attempting-to-Join-IS-3469/
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  33. In Islanda, il partito conservatore Independence Party sosterrà una risoluzione in parlamento per ritirare formalmente la domanda di adesione del paese all’Unione europea...

    Il ministro delle Finanze islandese, Bjarni Benediktsson, lo ha annunciato in un’intervista rilasciata all’emittente di stato RUV, confermando le dichiarazioni del Ministro degli Esteri Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson. Secondo quest’ultimo esistono “più argomenti per farlo ora di quanti ce ne fossero un anno fa”, quando la risoluzione, presentata dal governo al parlamento, è stata sospesa per affrontare provvedimenti più urgenti, come il programma per ridurre i debiti delle famiglie.

    I negoziati di adesione all’Ue furono sospesi dall’Islanda dopo le elezioni politiche del 2013................Per saperne di più: http://italian.ruvr.ru/news/2015_01_22/Il-governo-islandese-chiede-di-uscire-dalla-UE-2937/
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  34. Las milicias de Donetsk hallan cuerpos de mercenarios extranjeros en el aeropuerto ...

    Milicianos de la autoproclamada República Popular de Donetsk (RPD) han hallado cuerpos de supuestos mercenarios extranjeros bajo los escombros de la nueva terminal del aeropuerto de Donetsk, comunicó este jueves el subcomandante de las milicias, Eduard Basurin.

    "Los cuerpos hallados bajo los escombros de la nueva terminal con uniforme de la OTAN pertenecen a mercenarios extranjeros de compañías militares privadas que se hacen pasar por unidades ucranianas", dijo Basurin.................http://mundo.sputniknews.com/europa/20150122/1033573621.html
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  35. Syriza 'to end Greece's humiliation' ...

    The leader of Greek left-wing party Syriza says an end to "national humiliation" is near, as opinion polls put the party ahead three days before the general election.

    Alexis Tsipras asked supporters for a clear mandate to enable him to end the country's austerity policies.

    He repeated his promise to have half of Greece's international debt written off when the current bailout deal ends.

    Greece has endured deep budget cuts tied to the massive bailout.

    Sunday's election is being closely watched by financial markets which fear that a Syriza victory could lead Greece to default on its debt and exit from the euro.

    "On Monday, national humiliation will be over. We will finish with orders from abroad," Mr Tsipras told thousands of cheering supporters at the party's final election rally in Athens.

    "We are asking for a first chance for Syriza. It might be the last chance for Greece.".............http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-30945247

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  36. Oil rises after death of Saudi king, but effect seen muted ...

    Oil prices rose on the news of the death of Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah Thursday, but the king's death is not expected to change the course of oil prices over the next several months.

    The price of US crude was up $1.07, or 2.3 percent, to $47.38 a barrel in after-hours trading. Brent crude, an international benchmark, was up 1 percent to $49 a barrel. ........http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/middle-east/Oil-rises-after-death-of-Saudi-king-but-effect-seen-muted/articleshow/45986122.cms
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  37. Αυτοδύναμη κυβέρνηση ΣΥΡΙΖΑ, κυβέρνηση συνεργασίας με κορμό τον ΣΥΡΙΖΑ, κυβέρνηση συνεργασίας με κορμό τη ΝΔ και νέες εκλογές τον Μάρτιο, είναι τα επικρατέστερα σενάρια...

    Αναλυτικά:

    1) Αυτοδύναμη κυβέρνηση ΣΥΡΙΖΑ
    Το CNBC δεν αποκλείει την επίτευξη αυτοδυναμίας για τον ΣΥΡΙΖΑ, σημειώνει ωστόσο με βάση τις δημοσκοπήσεις προς το παρόν δεν διαφαίνεται.
    Σύμφωνα με το δημοσίευμα, ο ΣΥΡΙΖΑ χρειάζεται 42% για την αυτοδυναμία, αλλά αν κάποια μικρά κόμματα δεν μπουν στη Βουλή, το ποσοστό μπορεί να πέσει στο 34%.
    Ωστόσο ενδεχόμενη αυτοδύναμη κυβέρνηση ΣΥΡΙΖΑ θα είναι εύθραυστη και η Ελλάδα θα μπορούσε να οδηγήσει σε νέες εκλογές.

    2) Κυβέρνηση συνεργασίας με κορμό τον ΣΥΡΙΖΑ
    Αυτό είναι το πιθανότερο σενάριο σύμφωνα με το CNBC, το οποίο θα δώσει χώρο στο κόμμα του Αλέξη Τσίπρα να ανασάνει και να υποχωρήσει από κάποιες προεκλογικές δεσμεύσεις.
    Όπως τονίζεται ο ΣΥΡΙΖΑ κέρδισε τη δημοφιλία του λόγω στην αντιμνημονιακή του ρητορική, η οποία όμως δεν είναι εύκολο να γίνει πράξη..............http://www.crashonline.gr/cnbc-τέσσερα-σενάρια-για-την-επόμενη-ημέρ/
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  38. Ukraine rebel Zakharchenko 'rejects truce talks'...

    The main pro-Russian rebel leader in eastern Ukraine says his troops are on the offensive and he does not want truce talks with Kiev.

    Alexander Zakharchenko said his forces would push the front line back to the borders of Donetsk region. They are in control of the city of Donetsk.

    "Our side will not make any attempts at ceasefire talks any more," he said, quoted by RIA Novosti news agency...................http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-30949527
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  39. Le président de l'Assemblée parlementaire de l'OSCE Ilkka Kanerva n'est pas convaincu par les informations en provenance de Kiev concernant la présence de contingents militaires russes en Ukraine et leur participation aux combats, annonce vendredi la radio-télévision finlandaise Yle...

    Le président de l'Assemblée s’est dit incapable de confirmer ou de démentir ces informations, ajoutant qu'avant de faire des déclarations retentissantes, il fallait tenir compte de la guerre de l’information en cours.................http://fr.ria.ru/world/20150123/203480197.html

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  40. El líder de Donestk rechaza abordar el alto al fuego con Kiev ...

    La autoproclamada República Popular de Donestk (RPD) no emprenderá otros intentos para acordar una tregua con Kiev, declaró este viernes el líder de la república, Alexandr Zajárchenko.

    "No habrá más intentos para hablar de la tregua por nuestra parte", dijo. Sin embargo, subrayó la importancia de seguir realizando canjes de prisioneros. Según Zajárchenko, las milicias combatirán hasta que tomen el control de la frontera de la provincia de Donetsk...............http://mundo.sputniknews.com/mundo/20150123/1033587724.html
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  41. Ukraine separatists to press on with offensive: Interfax ...

    (Reuters) - Pro-Russian separatists will press on with a military offensive in east Ukraine and will not initiate ceasefire talks with the Ukrainian authorities, their leader was quoted as saying on Friday.

    Alexander Zakharchenko, head of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic in east Ukraine, made clear the rebels were in no mood to compromise after making territorial gains in recent weeks.

    "There will be no attempts to speak about a ceasefire on our part," Russia's Interfax news agency quoted him as saying at a meeting with students in Donetsk................http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/01/23/us-ukraine-crisis-zakharchenko-idUSKBN0KW14920150123?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

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  42. The self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics have not received an official invitation from Kiev authorities to join Minsk peace talks aimed at easing the conflict in Ukraine, the republics’ representatives said on Friday...

    Denis Pushilin, the Donetsk republic’s chief negotiator, and Vladislav Deinego, the negotiator from Luhansk, said that without an official invitation from Kiev the next meeting of a contact group involving Ukrainian, Russian and international officials would not take place.

    The negotiators noted, however, that the contact group, which usually brings together Ukraine, Russia, and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), should continue its work even despite recent tragic events in Donetsk, where a mortar shell hit a trolleybus stop on Thursday morning killing 13 civilians..............http://itar-tass.com/en/world/772979
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  43. Merkel calls on voters to stay with Europe...

    The German chancellor has said she wants Greece to "remain part of our story" ahead of elections that could cast doubt over the country's future in the eurozone.

    Angela Merkel called for unity on the last day of political campaigning.

    Both Syriza and the New Democracy party will hold their final rallies later.

    The possibility of a left-wing Syriza victory in Sunday's vote has sparked fears that Greece could default on its debt and exit from the euro.

    Mrs Merkel urged the country to remain a part of the eurozone on Friday.

    "At the heart of our principles lies solidarity," she said during a news conference in Florence with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi...............http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-30949074
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  44. U.S. weighed giving Japan nuclear weapons in 1950s...

    Top U.S. military officials considered giving the Self-Defense Forces atomic weapons in the 1950s under an arrangement similar to NATO’s “nuclear-sharing” deal, declassified documents from the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff revealed Friday.

    In February 1958, the Joint Chiefs decided its “position,” saying: “The United States would prefer that Japan integrate appropriate atomic weapons into the Japanese self-defense forces.”..........http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/01/23/national/history/u-s-weighed-giving-japan-nuclear-weapons-in-1950s/#.VMJwvywYE9Q
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  45. Russia’s RT TV channel said on Friday it is demanding explanations from the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), a US federal agency that supervises media, for comparing it with the Islamic State militant group...

    Andrew Lack, who was sworn in this week as the agency’s new chief executive officer, said in an interview with The New York Times on Thursday that “we are facing a number of challenges from entities like Russia Today [RT] which is out there pushing a point of view, the Islamic State in the Middle East and groups like Boko Haram.”

    “But I firmly believe that this agency has a role to play in facing those challenges,” he said.

    RT Editor-in-Chief Margarita Simonyan said the TV channel was outraged that the BBG’s new chief equated RT to the notorious terrorist organization. “We regard this as an international scandal and demand explanations from the US side that has allowed such a statement,” she said.........Read more: http://indian.ruvr.ru/news/2015_01_23/RT-TV-channel-demands-US-media-agency-s-explanations-on-comparing-it-with-Islamic-State/
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  46. NATO pulling heavy weapons closer to Belarusian border — Belarus defense ministry ...

    Belarus’ leadership cannot ignore changes in the military political situation in the region stemming from NATO’s concentrating additional forces equipped with heavy weapons at the Belarusian border, the Belarusian ministry of defense said on Friday.

    “Along with building up aviation component of NATO member countries in the Baltic republics tasked to protect air space, the alliance is consistently concentrating additional army contingents equipped with heavy weapons at the Belarusian border,” the ministry said.....................http://itar-tass.com/en/world/773050
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  47. Decades of Suspicions: Did German Companies Aid Syrian Chemical Weapons Program?...

    Government documents and information from the Assad regime indicate that German companies may have helped Syria produce chemical weapons over the course of decades. So far, the Merkel administration has shown no willingness to investigate.

    When it comes to war crimes and crimes against humanity, the German government is unyielding -- particularly when it comes to finding excuses for why it should do nothing when it comes to potential German perpetrators....................http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/german-companies-suspected-of-aiding-syrian-chemical-weapons-program-a-1014722.html
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  48. Le groupe américain Google a bloqué les comptes AdSense des habitants de la Crimée qui avait proclamé son indépendance par rapport à l'Ukraine et adhéré à la Russie en mars 2014...

    Selon une lettre adressée par Google à ses partenaires criméens, les comptes du système publicitaire AdSense enregistrés en Crimée sont bloqués et les soldes en cours ne seront pas remboursés.

    Le président américain Barack Obama a émis un décret en décembre dernier obligeant les sociétés américaines d'arrêter tout commerce avec la Crimée d'ici le 1er février.
    http://fr.ria.ru/business/20150123/203485562.html
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  49. UN requests full list of humanitarian items delivered to Donbass so far ...

    The United Nations has asked Russia to present the full list of humanitarian cargoes that have been delivered to Ukraine’s eastern areas since last August, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said in a report on Friday.

    Since last August Russia has dispatched eleven humanitarian convoys to Donbass, which reportedly delivered 14,500 tonnes of humanitarian cargoes. The UN has requested the full list of the humanitarian aid provided and also information about how it was distributed, the report said.
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  50. Japan vows to 'never give up' search for IS hostages ...

    apan on Saturday (Jan 24) vowed to "never give up" its struggle to save two Japanese hostages held captive by Islamic State militants after the deadline to pay their ransom passed in agonising silence.

    Whether freelance journalist Kenji Goto and Haruna Yukawa, the self-employed contractor he had gone to rescue, were alive remained unknown a day after the deadline to secure their release expired with no word from their captors...........http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/japan-vows-to-never-give/1612378.html
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  51. US General Outlines Plans to Train Ukrainian National Guard...

    The head of the US army in Europe, Lieutenant General Ben Hodges, told a press conference in Kiev on Wednesday that US troops are going to be deployed to western Ukraine to train the Ukrainian National Guard, Russia Today reports.

    The training is set to take place at the Yavoriv Training Area near the city of L'viv, although the exact number of troops taking part is yet to be confirmed. Pentagon spokeswoman Lt. Col. Vanessa Hillman told Defense News that the training is part of US State Department efforts "to assist Ukraine in strengthening its law enforcement capabilities, conduct internal defense, and maintain rule of law."...............http://sputniknews.com/military/20150124/1017287273.html
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  52. First U.S. troops head to Middle East to train Syrian opposition ...

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered the first group of about 100 U.S. troops to head to the Middle East in the next few days to establish training sites for Syrian opposition fighters battling Islamic State militants, the Pentagon said Friday.

    Admiral John Kirby, the Pentagon press secretary, said the troops, mostly special operations forces, were authorized last week and would begin arriving in countries outside Syria in the coming days, with a subsequent wave of several hundred military trainers following in the weeks thereafter.

    The U.S. focus in the campaign against Islamic State has been mainly on Iraq, with the exception of a large number of air strikes to support Kurdish fighters trying to prevent the takeover of the Syrian town of Kobani near the Turkish border.

    Kirby said on Friday that Kurdish forces now control about 70 percent of Kobani, which was seen a few months ago as being near collapse, with much of it in the hands of Islamic State.

    He said the advanced element of U.S. forces headed to establish training sites amounted to fewer than 100 troops........http://www.france24.com/en/20150124-syria-us-training-hagel-special-forces/
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  53. Griechenland: Die alten Mächte treten ab ...

    Korruption und Vetternwirtschaft – trotz aller Reformen hat die Regierung von Antonis Samaras dagegen so gut wie nichts unternommen. Das wird ihm jetzt zum Verhängnis.

    Dass es so schlecht läuft an diesem Abend, haben wohl selbst die Pessimisten in der Partei nicht erwartet. In Bussen werden viele Anhänger von Ministerpräsident Antonis Samaras angeliefert, auch Mitglieder aus der Jugendorganisation der Nea Dimokratia. Ein junger Mann, Pollunder, Polohemd, steht vor dem Eingang der Olympischen Sporthalle im Süden von Athen. Er telefoniert hektisch: "Wo bleiben die anderen?"

    Schließlich sind es einige Hundert Jugendliche, die mit weiß-blauen hellenischen Flaggen in das Stadion einziehen. Eine der Tribünen füllt sich, im restlichen Zuschauerraum aber ist bei weitem nicht jeder Stuhl besetzt. Knapp 4.000 Plätze sollten eigentlich zu füllen sein von der Regierungspartei in Griechenland auf ihrer zentralen Abschlusskundgebung dieses Wahlkampfs. Außer Parteimitgliedern und ihren Familien aber scheinen kaum interessierte Bürger oder unentschlossene Wähler gekommen zu sein....................von Zacharias Zacharakis, Athen................http://www.zeit.de/politik/ausland/2015-01/griechenland-antonis-samaras-alexis-tsipras
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  54. Griechenland und der Euro: Keine Bindung auf ewig ...

    Das in den Umfragen führende Linksbündnis Syriza will die Vereinbarungen mit den internationalen Geldgebern aufkündigen, den Sparkurs rückgängig machen und die Schulden nicht mehr bedienen. Wie soll man dann mit Griechenland umgehen? Aus dem Euro schmeißen? Die offizielle Antwort lautet: rechtlich unmöglich und politisch von niemandem gewollt. In der Praxis würde es reichen, wenn die EZB den Geldhahn zudreht.

    Zu Jahresbeginn gab es aus Berlin eine dieser unbestätigten Meldungen aus "gut informierten Kreisen": Die Bundesregierung könne sich einen Austritt Griechenlands aus der Währungsunion vorstellen. Die Risiken für die Eurozone seien mittlerweile beherrschbar. Das Dementi kam prompt, dennoch sah das jeder in Brüssel als einen Warnschuss vor den Bug einer möglichen Linksregierung in Athen.

    Die EU-Kommission versuchte auch, der Debatte sofort den Boden zu entziehen: Artikel 140, Absatz 3 des EU-Vertrages sagt, die Mitgliedschaft in der Eurozone ist unwiderruflich, so Kommissionssprecher Margaritas Schinas - was nicht so ganz stimmt, denn der besagte Absatz bestimmt lediglich, dass der Wechselkurs für ein neues Euromitglied unwiderruflich festgelegt wird.
    Erst aus der EU, dann aus dem Euro

    Die Wahrheit ist, dass ein Verlassen der Währungsunion überhaupt nicht geregelt ist. Weder per Rausschmiss noch ein freiwilliger Austritt: "Es gibt also keine Euro-Ausstiegsklausel", bestätigt der Brüsseler Polititologe Janis Emmanouilidis die rechtliche Grauzone.

    Denkbar wäre das lediglich über einen Umweg. Das betreffende Land tritt aus der Europäischen Union aus, denn das wiederum ist - allerdings auch erst seit 2009 - geregelt. Mit der EU-Mitgliedschaft erlischt automatisch auch die Mitgliedschaft in der Währungsunion. Und dann könnte das Land - sozusagen im gleichen Atemzug - die erneute Mitgliedschaft in der EU beantragen................http://www.tagesschau.de/wirtschaft/griechenland-grexit-101.html
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  55. Fate of Japanese hostages uncertain as deadline passes ...

    The fate of two Japanese men taken hostage by the Islamic State group remained unknown Saturday as the militants apparently had not made any announcements since the presumed deadline for paying the $200 million ransom expired a day earlier.

    In Tokyo, the Foreign Ministry held a meeting on the crisis Saturday morning but came up empty-handed.

    “We just examined the current situation and have nothing new to report,” Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said...............http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/01/24/national/fate-two-japanese-captives-islamic-state-remains-unknown-hours-ransom-deadline/#.VMOydywYE9Q
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    1. Tokio condena la ejecución de uno de los rehenes japoneses a manos del Estado Islámica ...

      El Estado Islámico (IS en siglas inglesas) ha publicado un vídeo anunciando la ejecución de Haruna Yukawa, uno de los dos nipones que mantenía cautivos y para cuya ejecución había dado un ultimátum de 72 horas. Su colega, que aparece en la grabación con vida, solicita la excarcelación en Jordania de la terrorista Sayida Rishawi a cambio de su liberación.

      Una cuenta asociada al IS difundió en Twitter, a media tarde del sábado, el mensaje de la organización yihadista. En el vídeo aparece el periodista Kenji Goto sosteniendo la fotografía en la que aparece el supuesto cuerpo decapitado de Yukawa, que pretendía operar en Siria como contratista de guerra..................http://www.elmundo.es/internacional/2015/01/24/54c3b90eca474150768b4575.html
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  56. Syria's opposition factions called Saturday for "radical democratic change" in the war-torn country ahead of April talks aimed at unifying their plan for a political solution to the conflict...

    In a two-day conference held in Cairo, the regime-tolerated opposition met with members of the exiled National Coalition and agreed on a 10-point vision, as well as announcing fresh talks slated for April.

    The groups agreed that "any negotiation process should lead to... a democratic regime and a sovereign civil state," according to a joint statement.........http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2015/Jan-24/285217-syria-opposition-demands-radical-change.ashx#sthash.Jsm3rGoX.dpuf
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  57. Readout of the Vice President’s Call with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (The White House) ...

    "Vice President Joe Biden spoke today with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko about the situation in eastern Ukraine. The Vice President condemned the attacks and violence in eastern Ukraine initiated by Russia-backed separatists who have launched a military offensive against various cities and towns in the region. The Vice President and President Poroshenko expressed grave concern over Russia's blatant disregard for its commitments under the September Minsk agreement and unilateral escalation of the conflict, and agreed to work with international partners to ensure that the costs continue to rise on Russia for its aggressive actions against Ukraine. The Vice President expressed his condolences for the tragic loss of life in Mariupol and elsewhere in eastern Ukraine."
    http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/01/24/readout-vice-president-s-call-ukrainian-president-petro-poroshenko
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  58. UN chief strongly deplores latest deadly attack in Ukraine ...

    24 January 2015 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned today's rocket attack in the eastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol which reportedly killed dozens of civilians and left another one hundred injured.

    In a statement released by his spokesperson late this evening, Mr. Ban noted that the rocket attack appeared to have been launched indiscriminately into civilian areas, constituting a violation of international humanitarian law.

    Shelling and rocket fire have, in fact, led to numerous civilian deaths in Mariupol and other cities in Ukraine's war-torn east over the past few months. The killing of civilians when an artillery shell hit a bus stopping for passengers in the Leninskyi district of Donetsk last week was the second bus attack, with significant casualties, in the last 10 days, bringing into stark focus the impact of the ongoing hostilities on civilians....................http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=49900#.VMSGfywYE9Q
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  59. Bundesbank President Says ECB Monetary Policy 'Grave Decision' ...

    The president of the German central bank, Jens Weidmann, has expressed his disagreement with the ECB's decision to implement quantitative easing in an interview with German newspaper Welt am Sonntag.

    "Bond-buying by the government is not a normal instrument of monetary policy," Weidmann told the paper on Sunday. Such a policy, when carried out in a monetary union like the Eurozone, "is connected with particular drawbacks and risks," Weidmann continued, adding that "there should be a high threshold for their use."

    When asked if the ECB's decision to go against the wishes of financial authorities in Germany, who had repeatedly expressed their misgivings over such a move, represented a watershed in relations between the ECB and its strongest national economy, the Bundesbank president replied, "I would not hype this as a turning point, but for me it is nevertheless a grave decision."....................http://sputniknews.com/business/20150125/1017323458.html
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  60. Greeks head to polls in crucial election ...

    Some 10 million Greek voters are going to the polls today in an election that could have major implications for that country's future in the eurozone, and for the fortunes of anti-austerity parties in a number of EU member states.

    Opinion polls have put the far-left Syriza party well in front, with the centre-right New Democracy party running second.

    Syriza's election promises to reject the country's bailout related austerity programme and to push aggressively for a debt write down have placed the party on a potential collision course with its international lenders..............http://www.rte.ie/news/2015/0125/675434-greece/
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  61. Ukraine: Obama veut "accroître la pression" sur la Russie ...

    Barack Obama a déclaré dimanche vouloir accroître la pression sur la Russie après la mort de trente civils lors de bombardements attribués à des rebelles séparatistes contre le port stratégique de Marioupol.............http://www.rtbf.be/info/monde/detail_ukraine-obama-veut-accroitre-la-pression-sur-la-russie?id=8845397

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  62. Syriza Leader Says Party Maintains Pro-European Stance ...

    Leader of the Greek leftist Syriza party Alexis Tsipras on Sunday said Greece's political course would continue to be pro-European after the election, but stressed that Europe’s austerity policy should be changed.

    “Our common future in Europe is not a future of tough austerity, but a future of democracy, solidarity and cooperation,” Tsipras told journalists, after casting a ballot at the snap parliamentary election held in Greece on Sunday.

    Tsipras noted that the current elections were a chance for the Greek people to return “democracy and dignity” to the country....................http://sputniknews.com/politics/20150125/1017330554.html
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  63. Wahlen in Griechenland: Eine Überdosis Hoffnung ...

    Alexis Tsipras will Ministerpräsident werden. Dafür verspricht er den Griechen viel. Wenn er das nicht einhält, könnten ihm die Gefolgsleute weglaufen, denn seine Wähler hoffen auf eine Stunde Null.

    Der Sonderpreis für die originellste Antwort auf die Frage, wie Griechenland seine Schulden abbauen kann, geht an Rachel Makri. Die Abgeordnete kandidiert für das „Bündnis der radikalen Linken“, kurz Syriza, das laut allen Prognosen die griechische Parlamentswahl am Sonntag gewinnen wird, und ihr Vorschlag zum Abtragen des 315 Milliarden Euro hohen Athener Schuldenbergs ist wirklich ein Knüller: Wenn Syriza an der Macht sei, werde die griechische Zentralbank einfach 100 Milliarden Euro drucken – dann sei das Land schon mal ein gutes Stück weiter, sagte die Politikerin vor wenigen Tagen bei einem Wahlkampfauftritt in Kozani, einer Kleinstadt in Nordgriechenland. Der griechische Finanzminister wird sich schwarz ärgern, dass er nicht selbst auf die Idee gekommen ist.............. Michael Martens................http://www.faz.net/aktuell/politik/ausland/europa/tsipras-versprechen-fuer-die-wahl-13388517.html
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  64. Greece election: Radical Syriza party set for big poll victory...

    Anti-austerity left-wing party Syriza is heading for a substantial victory in Greece's general election, official projections say.

    The party is projected to win about 150 seats, just one short of an absolute majority, though officials say that number could change.

    The ruling New Democracy party is projected to come a distant second.

    Syriza's Alexis Tsipras has pledged to renegotiate Greece's debt arrangement with international creditors.

    He has also vowed to reverse many of the austerity measures adopted by Greece since a series of bailouts began in 2010.

    PM Antonis Samaras has admitted defeat and phoned Mr Tsipras to congratulate him.............http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-30975437
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  65. Grèce : le parti anti-austérité Syriza remporte une victoire historique ...

    La Grèce s’apprête à vivre une petite révolution politique en portant au pouvoir le parti de la gauche radicale qui a promis de tourner le dos à la politique d’extrême rigueur menée depuis six ans sous la tutelle tatillonne de ses créanciers internationaux. Selon les premiers sondages « sortie des urnes », le parti anti-austérité Syriza figure très largement en tête du scrutin, dans une fourchette de 35,5 % à 39,5 %, suivi, loin derrière, par la Nouvelle Démocratie le parti du Premier ministre sortant, Antonis Samaras, qui aurait recueilli moins de 27 % des voix. Le parti d’Aléxis Tsípras, qui a mené toute sa campagne sur le rejet de la troïka et la nécessité de renégocier la dette colossale du pays (173 % du PIB), pourrait flirter avec la majorité absolue des sièges au Parlement grec..............En savoir plus sur http://www.lesechos.fr/monde/europe/0204107469517-grece-le-parti-anti-austerite-syriza-remporte-une-victoire-historique-1086643.php?SjD00Drd2EyoXwL6.99#xtor=RSS37
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  66. Griechenland-Wahl: Radikales Linksbündnis vor der absoluten Mehrheit...

    Bei der Wahl dürfte eine Regierung an die Macht kommen, die den mit Brüssel vereinbarten Sparkurs beendet. Auch wenn die Linksparteien beschwichtigen – ob Griechenland den Euro behält wird fraglich.......http://www.welt.de/politik/ausland/article136753810/Radikales-Linksbuendnis-vor-der-absoluten-Mehrheit.html

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  67. Reaktionen auf Wahlausgang in Athen: Jubel nur bei der Linkspartei ...

    Der Wahlsieg des Linksbündnisses Syriza ist in Brüssel und Berlin auf verhaltene Reaktionen gestoßen. Einzig der Linkspartei war zum Feiern zumute.

    Bundesbank-Chef Jens Weidmann erinnerte Griechenland an seine finanziellen Verpflichtungen gegenüber den Geldgebern. "Ich hoffe, dass die neue griechische Regierung keine illusionären Versprechungen macht, die sich das Land nicht leisten kann", sagte das das EZB-Ratsmitglied im Bericht aus Berlin in der ARD. Das Land sei nach wie vor auf Unterstützung durch ein Hilfsprogramm angewiesen. "Und das heißt natürlich auch, dass es ein solches Programm nur geben kann, wenn die Verabredungen auch eingehalten werden."

    Weidmann äußerte sich skeptisch zu den Kernforderungen von Syriza-Chef Alexis Tsipras, der den von den internationalen Geldgebern verordneten Sparkurs beenden und einen weitgehenden Schuldenerlass erreichen will. "Für mich ist entscheidend, dass die griechischen öffentlichen Finanzen dauerhaft tragfähig sind. Solange das nicht der Fall ist, würde auch ein Schuldenschnitt nur eine kurze Atempause gewähren", sagte der Bundesbankpräsident.

    Nach Bekanntgabe der Wahlprognose in Griechenland gab der Euro im australisch-asiatischen Handel um rund einen halben Cent nach und fiel unter die Marke von 1,12 Dollar...........http://www.tagesschau.de/inland/griechenland-wahl-reaktionen-101.html
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  68. Griechenland-Wahl Euro-Kurs sackt nach Syriza-Sieg ab ...

    Die Hochrechnungen bestätigen es: Das Linksbündnis Syriza hat die Parlamentswahl in Griechenland gewonnen. In der Euro-Zone wächst die Nervosität. Der Kurs der Gemeinschaftswährung sackte ab.

    Das Linksbündnis Syriza hat Hochrechnungen zufolge die Parlamentswahl in Griechenland mit klarem Vorsprung gewonnen. Die Partei kommt demnach auf 36,5 Prozent der Stimmen, die bislang regierenden Konservativen liegen bei 27,7 Prozent. Syriza könnte sogar die absolute Mehrheit im Parlament erringen.

    An den Finanzmärkten gibt es seit Wochen die Sorge, ein Sieg der Syriza könnte für neue Turbulenzen sorgen. Syriza-Chef Alexis Tsipras will das von seinen Euro-Partner und dem Internationalen Währungsfonds (IWF) vor der Staatspleite gerettete Land zwar in der Euro-Zone halten. Vereinbarte Reform-Auflagen lehnt er aber ab und fordert einen Schuldenschnitt. EU, IWF und Europäische Zentralbank weisen das zurück. Griechenland steht bei seinen Geldgebern mit rund 240 Milliarden Euro in der Kreide..............http://www.n24.de/n24/Nachrichten/Politik/d/6044398/euro-kurs-sackt-nach-syriza-sieg-ab.html
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  69. High Representative Federica Mogherini to convene extraordinary Foreign Affairs Council on Ukraine on 29 January...

    Following yesterday's attack on Mariupol and the escalation of violence in the Donbas Federica Mogherini, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, decided to convene extraordinary Foreign Affairs Council this coming Thursday, 29 January, in Brussels.

    The High Representative is in close contact with the President of the European Council Donald Tusk, President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker, the Member States and international partners. She has spoken on the phone to the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko (LINK)

    Today she spoke to Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation Sergei Lavrov, conveying the messages from her yesterday's statement (LINK).
    http://eeas.europa.eu/statements-eeas/2015/150125_02_en.htm
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  70. Griechenland-Wahl: Keine absolute Mehrheit für Linksbündnis...

    Klarer Sieger der Wahl ist das Linksbündnis Syriza. Doch zur absoluten Mehrheit hat es nicht gereicht. Das Ergebnis belastet auch den Euro. Sein Kurs erreichte zwischenzeitlich ein Elf-Jahres-Tief.

    Bei der Parlamentswahl hat das linke Oppositionsbündnis Syriza einen klaren Sieg eingefahren, doch zur absoluten Mehrheit von 151 von 300 Sitzen hat es wohl nicht gereicht. Nach den letzten offiziellen Wahlergebnissen von 0,30 Uhr erreicht Syriza 36,2 Prozent und 149 Sitze. Die Partei von Noch-Premier Antonis Samaras kommt auf 27,9 Prozent, das entspricht 76 Sitzen. Voraussichtlich wird Syriza mit den unabhängigen Griechen, den Linksliberalen von To Potami oder den Kommunisten eine Koalition bilden.................http://www.welt.de/politik/ausland/article136753810/Keine-absolute-Mehrheit-fuer-Linksbuendnis.html

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  71. Geteiltes Echo auf Griechenland-Wahl: Brüssel mahnt und lockt ...

    Steht Griechenland auch nach der Wahl zu seinen Zusagen gegenüber den Geldgebern? Das ist die Frage, die Brüssel bewegt. Die Konservativen im EU-Parlament fordern von Athen die Einhaltung der Verträge. Die Sozialisten schlagen bereits Kompromisse vor, mit denen beide Seiten das Gesicht wahren könnten.

    Von Karin Bensch, WDR-Hörfunkstudio Brüssel

    Schluss mit dem harten Sparkurs. Weg mit der Troika. Griechenland sollen die Schulden erlassen werden. So lauteten die Wahlkampf-Parolen von Alexis Tsipras, dem Chef der linken Partei Syriza.

    Die Parlamentswahl ist gewonnen, nun beginnt die politische Arbeit. Hier sieht der SPD-Europaabgeordnete Udo Bullmann eine Chance für einen Neuanfang zwischen Griechenland und der EU. "In der Tat ist bei den Programmen, die die Troika über Griechenland verhängt hat, die soziale Schieflage enorm gewesen. Und die Menschen erwarten jetzt eine bessere soziale Balance", sagt der SPD-Politiker................http://www.tagesschau.de/ausland/griechenland-reaktionen-bruessel-101.html

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  72. La bombe anticapitaliste grecque a explosé et défie l’Europe: "Fin de la troïka!"...

    Alexis Tsipras, le dirigeant de Syriza, a déclaré dimanche que "le peuple grec a écrit l'Hitoire" et "laisse l'austérité derrière lui" en donnant la victoire aux élections législatives à son parti de la gauche radicale grecque.


    L’Europe, la BCE et le FMI ne décident plus

    "C'est un signe important pour l'Europe qui change", a ajouté M. Tsipras devant des milliers de personnes rassemblées sur l'esplanade de l'Université d'Athènes. "Le verdict du peuple grec signifie la fin de la troïka", cette structure de supervision de l'économie grecque conduite par l'UE, la BCE et le FMI et qui s'est engagée depuis 2010 à lui prêter quelque 240 milliards d'euros en échange d'une austérité drastique............http://www.rtl.be/info/monde/europe/la-bombe-anticapitaliste-grecque-a-explose-et-defie-l-europe-fin-de-la-troika--694953.aspx
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  73. El posible socio de Syriza pone condiciones a su participación en la coalición...

    El partido Griegos Independientes, considerado posible socio del ganador de las elecciones Syriza para formar el nuevo Gobierno del país, anunció que no participará en la coalición si a esta se le une la formación centroizquierdista To Potami (El Río).

    "No colaboraremos con un Gobierno que se forme con la participación de To Potami", advirtió el líder de Griegos Independientes, Panos Kamenos, citado por el portal de noticias news247.gr.................http://mundo.sputniknews.com/europa/20150126/1033633178.html
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  74. Syriza’s Party Leader Says Greece Will Resolve Debt Issue With Partners...

    Alexis Tsipras, the leader of the Syriza party, which is leading the parliamentary election in Greece, said the party will keep its pre-election promises to put an end to austerity measures and resolve the issue of the debt with its partners.

    "Greece has left behind the austerity, the fear, five years of deprivation. We go forward with hope, stability," Tsipras said at a spontaneous meeting in central Athens attended by thousands of people.

    Although Syriza's leader stressed the troika of Greek creditors was left in the past, he vowed to continue to negotiations on country's debt issue................http://sputniknews.com/europe/20150126/1017339003.html
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  75. Ukraine's president said Sunday that intercepted radio and telephone conversations prove that Russia-backed separatists were responsible for firing the rockets that pounded the southeastern city of Mariupol and killed at least 30 people...

    The attack on Mariupol, a strategically situated port city that had been relatively quiet for months, alarmed the West and looked likely further to aggravate relations with Russia...................http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/europe/Ukraine-Phone-calls-prove-rebels-attacked-city-killed-30/articleshow/46016496.cms
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  76. The White House said Monday it hoped to work closely with Greece's new government after the radical left-wing Syriza party stormed to power on an anti-austerity platform...

    "We congratulate Greece on successfully completing its parliamentary elections and we look forward to working closely with its next government," Mark Stroh, a spokesman for the White House's National Security Council, told AFP in New Delhi during a visit by US President Barack Obama.

    The comments come after Syriza routed the New Democracy party of Prime Minister Antonis Samaras in Sunday's poll, putting Greece on a collision course with European and international creditors.

    After his victory, Syriza leader Alexis Tsipras repeated his campaign pledge to renegotiate the terms of Greece's 240-billion-euro ($269-billion) bailout with the European Union and the International Monetary Fund.
    AFP
    http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/121324.aspx
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  77. Reactions to Syriza win in Greece elections...

    Reactions in Europe to the victory of anti-austerity party Syriza have suggested that Greece is on a "collision course" with the rest of the bloc. Eurozone finance ministers are to meet shortly.

    Syriza party leader Alexis Tsipras promised to end what he called Greece's "five years of humiliation and pain" after his election win.

    Tsipras has promised to write off half of Greece's debt, but has said he was ready to negotiate "a viable solution." He also wants the country to stay in the eurozone.

    The election result is expected to be one of the main issues at Monday's meeting of 19 eurozone finance ministers.

    With 88 per cent of the votes counted from Sunday's vote, Syriza was on 36.3 per cent of the vote and was projected by the Interior Ministry to get 149 seats - just two short of an overall majority. The governing center-right New Democracy party came a distant second.

    Tsipras expects to be sworn in as prime minister on Monday and have a government in place by Wednesday morning at the latest, according to a Syriza official................http://www.dw.de/reactions-to-syriza-win-in-greece-elections/a-18214282
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  78. Tsipras se reunirá con la derecha nacionalista como primera opción para formar Gobierno en Grecia...

    El líder de Syriza y vencedor de las elecciones generales de este domingo en Grecia, Alexis Tsipras, se reunirá esta mañana con el presidente del partido de derecha nacionalista Griegos Independientes (ANEL), Panos Kamenos, para explorar la posibilidad de formar un Gobierno conjunto.

    Syriza informó de que Tsipras se reunirá con Kamenos a las 08.30 GMT, nada más recibir del presidente de la República, Károlos Papulias, el encargo de formar Gobierno.

    También se reunirá a lo largo del día con el líder de la formación centrista To Potami (El Río), Stavros Theodorakis, así como con el presidente del partido comunista KKE, Dimitris Kutsumbas, aunque con estos todavía no se hay cerrado una cita...................http://www.elmundo.es/internacional/2015/01/26/54c5f072e2704e37128b456e.html
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  79. Η ΕΚΤ απορρίπτει συμμετοχή σε ενδεχόμενο «κούρεμα»...

    Δεν αποκλείει ένα νέο κούρεμα του ελληνικού χρέους ο Μπενούα Κερέ, μέλος του διευθυντηρίου της ΕΚΤ, αποκλείοντας ωστόσο συμμετοχή της ευρωτράπεζας. Δεν υπάρχει πλειοψηφία υπέρ του κουρέματος, δήλωσε ο Μάρτιν Σουλτς.

    Μετά την επικράτηση του ΣΥΡΙΖΑ στις ελληνικές εκλογές η ΕΚΤ δεν αποκλείει ένα δεύτερο «κούρεμα» του ελληνικού χρέους, απορρίπτει ωστόσο τη δική της συμμετοχή σε ενδεχόμενη απομείωση. «Δεν είναι αρμοδιότητα της ΕΚΤ να αποφασίσει αν η Ελλάδα χρειάζεται ελάφρυνση του χρέους», δήλωσε στο σημερινό φύλλο της οικονομικής εφημερίδας Handelsblatt ο Μπενουά Κερέ, μέλος του διευθυντηρίου της ΕΚΤ. Ο κ. Κερέ διευκρίνισε ότι ενδεχόμενη νέα απομείωση συνιστά πολιτική απόφαση, «αλλά είναι απολύτως σαφές ότι δεν μπορούμε να εγκρίνουμε καμία ελάφρυνση χρέους στην οποία να συμπεριλαμβάνονται τα ελληνικά ομόλογα που βρίσκονται στην κατοχή της ΕΚΤ». Ο Μπενούα Κερέ αιτιολόγησε τη θέση του επισημαίνοντας ότι «αυτό είναι αδύνατο για νομικούς λόγους»...................http://dw.de/p/1EQOa
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  80. Syriza and Independent Greeks agree Greece coalition ...

    The far-left Syriza party, which won Greece's general election on Sunday, has formed an anti-austerity governing coalition with the right-wing party Greek Independents.

    The coalition will have a comfortable majority in Greece's new parliament.

    Syriza leader Alexis Tsipras has vowed to renegotiate Greece's bailout, worth €240bn (£179bn; $268bn), to end Greece's "humiliation and pain".

    Several European politicians have warned him to respect bailout terms.

    The euro recovered from an 11-year low against the US dollar as investors digested what Syriza's victory means for the eurozone's future.

    Europe's main share markets also rose - after initial falls - on hopes that a compromise over Greece's bailout terms might be found....................http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-30981950
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  81. La Turquie perd son intérêt pour l'UE ...

    La Turquie n'attendra plus "aux portes de l'UE, en la suppliant d'y adhérer", écrit lundi le quotidien Rossiïskaïa gazeta.

    Le président turc Recep Tayyip Erdogan a déclaré au quotidien turc Today's Zaman que l'axe d'intégration européen n'était plus attractif pour Ankara.

    "Il faut faire adhérer la Turquie à l'Union européenne. C'est aujourd'hui un pays puissant. Mais si vous attendez qu'elle vous supplie, sachez que la Turquie n'est plus ce genre de pays", a déclaré Erdogan.................http://fr.ria.ru/presse_russe/20150126/203496034.html
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  82. Syriza faz acordo de governo com a direita nacionalista ...

    O Syriza e o partido de direita nacionalista Gregos Independentes alcançaram um acordo para a formação de um Governo conjunto, esta segunda-feira de manhã. Alexis Tsipras vai ser oficialmente designado como primeiro-ministro da Grécia ao início da tarde.

    Alexis Tsipras, líder do Syriza, partido vencedor das eleições na Grécia, reuniu-se, esta segunda-feira de manhã, na sede do partido, com Panos Kammenos, presidente do partido de direita nacionalista Gregos Independentes (ANEL). Cerca de uma hora e meia depois, a reunião terminou com um acordo para a formação de um Governo conjunto.

    "Os Gregos Independentes ofereceram o voto de confiança ao Governo", disse Kammenos após a reunião. "Hoje Tsipras, líder do Syriza, vai encontrar-se com o presidente (Caroulos Papoulias) e vai anunciar o Governo", disse ainda Panos Kammenos. "O objetivo é fazer com que os gregos avancem unidos para recuperarem a soberania nacional", acrescentou...............http://www.jn.pt/PaginaInicial/Mundo/Interior.aspx?content_id=4363146&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+JN-ULTIMAS+%28JN+-+Ultimas%29
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  83. Алексис Ципрас - "спасителят" на Гърция...

    Разкопчана яка на ризата, чаровна усмивка. Алексис Ципрас никога не носи вратовръзки. Той обещава да започне да го прави, когато договори подстригване на дълга на родината си, казва 40-годишният политик.

    Всеки, които срещне председателя на гръцката лява партия СИРИЗА, има малко основания да не го хареса. Ципрас е красноречив, приятелски настроен, общителен и се смее много. На изглеждащия като тийнейджър политик в Гърция се възлагат големи надежди, пише в свой анализ ДПА.

    Много гърци, които са загубили работата си и се притесняват за бъдещето на децата си, се надяват сега да се стигне до реални подобрения в ежедневието им. Ципрас познава тези очаквания. „Надеждата идва" повтаря своята мантра "O Alexis" (Алексисът), както го наричат последователите му.............http://www.dnes.bg/balkani/2015/01/26/aleksis-cipras-spasiteliat-na-gyrciia.252439
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  84. Russia's foreign minister struck a defiant note Monday after Western leaders threatened to further punish Moscow for escalated fighting in eastern Ukraine over the weekend...

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told journalists that rocket shelling Saturday in the city of Mariupol, which left at least 30 people dead, was a tragedy that was being manipulated to "whip up anti-Russian hysteria" in the West.

    The ruble tumbled by almost 3 percent on news of more possible sanctions against Russia, dropping to 65.5 to the dollar from 63.7.

    Lavrov blamed Kiev for the uptick in violence, and said that the rebels were only responding to a government offensive.

    "To expect that they [the rebels] would simply reconcile themselves to being bombed would be naive," he said. "They started to act ... with the goal of destroying Ukrainian army positions being used to shell populated areas."............. http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/World/2015/Jan-26/285355-russia-defiant-after-threats-from-west-over-ukraine.ashx#sthash.mjdzh3fr.dpuf
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  85. Tsipras sworn in as Greek prime minister ...

    Syriza leader Alexis Tsipras has been sworn in as Greek Prime Minister after his party swept to power on a campaign to end austerity and renegotiate the country's debt.

    Mr Tspiras, 40, is the youngest Greek prime minister in 150 years.

    Wearing a blue jacket and white shirt, characteristically without a tie, he also broke with tradition by taking a civil instead of a religious oath, pledging to "always serve the interests of the Greek people"................http://www.rte.ie/news/2015/0126/675583-alexis-tsipras/
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  86. L’armée ukrainienne, "légion étrangère" de l'Otan (Poutine) ...

    L'armée ukrainienne est de facto une légion de l'Otan qui ne défend pas les intérêts nationaux de l'Ukraine, mais cherche à endiguer la Russie, a déclaré lundi le président russe Vladimir Poutine devant les étudiants de l'Université nationale des Mines de Saint-Pétersbourg.

    "Nous disons souvent: l'armée ukrainienne. Mais qui comprend-t-elle en réalité? On y trouve un certain nombre d'unités militaires officielles, mais la plupart de ses combattants forment les prétendus +bataillons de volontaires nationalistes+", a affirmé Vladimir Poutine.

    Selon lui, "il ne s'agit plus, de facto, d'une armée, mais d'une légion étrangère, en l'occurrence d'une légion étrangère de l'Otan, qui ne cherche pas à défendre les intérêts nationaux de l'Ukraine"..................http://fr.ria.ru/world/20150126/203499309.html
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    1. Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday called the Ukrainian army “a NATO legion” that has the geopolitical goal to contain Russia...

      “In essence, this is already not an army, but a foreign legion, in this case NATO’s foreign legion that certainly does not pursue the goal of defending Ukraine’s national interests,” the president said.

      “It has quite different goals — geopolitical containing of Russia, which is absolutely inconsistent with the national interests of the Ukrainian people,” Putin said at a meeting with students of the Gorny National Mineral Resources University.

      Russian President Vladimir Putin said incumbent Kiev authorities gave up a path of peaceful settlement of the current conflict in war-torn Ukrainian industrial area Donbas..................http://itar-tass.com/en/russia/773395
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  87. A Greek F-16 fighter jet has exploded at Los Llanos Air Base in Spain's Albacete on Monday afternoon, media report...

    The aircraft, which was due to take part in NATO training exercises, crashed to the ground upon takeoff. Reports suggest five people have been killed and at least 10 have been injured.
    http://sputniknews.com/europe/20150126/1017370197.html
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    1. Diez muertos y 13 heridos al estrellarse un F-16 griego en Albacete...

      Diez personas han muerto y otras 13 han resultado heridas —seis de gravedad— al estrellarse un avión F-16 griego en la base aérea militar de Los Llanos (Albacete), según ha confirmado el Ministerio de Defensa que cita la agencia Europa Press. El accidente se produjo a las 15.30, cuando el aparato estaba en carrera para el despegue. El Ministerio de Defensa ha informado de que el aparato "ha perdido fuerza" cuando intentaba tomar vuelo, "impactando contra algunas aeronaves que estaban allí estacionadas".................http://politica.elpais.com/politica/2015/01/26/actualidad/1422285668_995422.html
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  88. Une réunion du Conseil des ministres des Affaires étrangères de l'Union européenne convoquée par la chef de la diplomatie européenne Federica Mogherini examinera la situation dans l'est de l'Ukraine en vue de prendre des décisions sur les actions ultérieures, a déclaré sa porte-parole Maja Kocijančič...

    « Les mesures restrictives (à l'égard de la Russie) pourraient être durcies ou affaiblies et les dirigeants (des Etats et gouvernements des pays de l'UE) en ont parlé en décembre », a dit Maja Kocijančič lors d'un point de presse à Bruxelles lundi.
    Lire la suite: http://french.ruvr.ru/news/2015_01_26/Les-MAE-de-lUE-examineront-jeudi-la-situation-en-Ukraine-6180/
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    1. Il presidente polacco Bronislaw Komorowski ha invitato l'Unione Europea a prendere in considerazione sanzioni più severe contro la Federazione Russa in relazione con l'escalation della situazione in Ucraina...

      Komorowski ha inoltre affermato che i fatti di Mariupol "cancellano" di fatto gli accordi di Minsk.

      Sabato scorso l'ufficio stampa dell'operazione speciale ucraina nel Donbass (ATO) aveva segnalato il bombardamento della periferia orientale di Mariupol da parte delle forze separatiste. Tuttavia gli indipendentisti avevano negato le accuse di Kiev. A sua volta il vicepresidente del Parlamento della Repubblica di Donetsk Denis Pushilin aveva definito le accuse contro la milizia del Donbass per il bombardamento di Mariupol una “provocazione”.

      Nel bombardamento hanno perso la vita 30 persone, mentre sono rimaste ferite 92.
      Per saperne di più: http://italian.ruvr.ru/news/2015_01_26/Il-presidente-della-Polonia-chiede-alla-UE-sanzioni-piu-pesanti-contro-la-Russia-2232/
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  89. IMF 'looks forward' to talks with new Greek govt..

    The International Monetary Fund has said it is ready to continue supporting Greece as a new anti-austerity government takes power.

    IMF chief Christine Lagarde said: "We stand ready to continue supporting Greece, and look forward to discussions with the new government"................http://www.rte.ie/news/2015/0126/675583-alexis-tsipras/
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  90. Ukraine rebels move to encircle government troops in new advance...

    (Reuters) - Russian-backed rebels advanced to encircle a Ukrainian army garrison town on Monday in a new offensive that has again unleashed all-out war after a five-month ceasefire and brought threats of new Western sanctions against Moscow.

    The United States and the European Union are considering new measures after accusing Russia of openly supporting the latest rebel advance with money, arms and troops on the ground.

    Ambassadors of NATO countries and Ukraine met in Brussels on Monday to discuss a response to the fighting, their first such emergency meeting since August................http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/01/26/us-ukraine-crisis-military-idUSKBN0KZ0L920150126?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews
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  91. A scourge of austerity policies who calls himself an "accidental economist" is set to become Greece's finance minister and the key negotiator with its creditors, barring last-minute hitches, senior Syriza party officials said on Monday...

    In characteristically purple prose, Yanis Varoufakis, 53, celebrated the victory of Alexis Tsipras's far-left Syriza in Greek elections by paraphrasing Welsh poet Dylan Thomas.

    "Greek democracy today chose to stop going gently into the night. Greek democracy resolved to rage against the dying of the light," the bi-national Greek-Australian wrote on his blog.

    Confirmation of his appointment is expected after Prime Minister Tsipras works out final details of his cabinet on Monday night but other potential candidates - including senior Syriza official Yannis Dragasakis, a founding member of the party - could still emerge................http://www.todayonline.com/world/accidental-economist-and-scourge-austerity-tipped-greek-finance-post

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  92. Greece: Germany warns over debt commitments...

    Germany has warned the new Greek government that it must live up to its commitments to its creditors.

    German government spokesman Steffan Seibert said it was important for Greece to "take measures so that the economic recovery continues".

    His comments were echoed by the head of the eurozone finance ministers' group.

    The far-left Syriza party, which won Sunday's poll, wants to scrap austerity measures demanded by international lenders, and renegotiate debt payments...............http://www.bbc.com/news/business-30977714

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  93. Fidel Castro Appears to Lend Support to Cuba Talks with US ...

    Retired Cuban leader Fidel Castro on Monday appeared to lend his support to talks with the United States in his first comments about his longtime adversary since both countries agreed last month to restore diplomatic ties.

    But Castro stopped short of an enthusiastic endorsement of the rapprochement, announced on Dec. 17 by his younger brother and Cuba's current president, Raul Castro, and President Barack Obama.

    “I don't trust the policy of the United States nor have I had an exchange with them, but this does not mean... a rejection of a peaceful solution to conflicts or the dangers of war,” Fidel Castro, 88, said in a statement published on the website of Cuba's Communist Party newspaper Granma.................http://www.voanews.com/content/reu-fidel-castro-appears-to-lend-support-to-cuba-talks-with-us/2614876.html

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  94. Argentina to dissolve intelligence agency...

    President announces plans over suspicions rogue agents were behind death of prosecutor probing tragic 1994 bombing.

    Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez has announced plans to dissolve the country's intelligence agency amid suspicions that rogue agents were behind the murky death of a state prosecutor investigating the 1994 bombing of a Jewish centre that killed 85 people and wounded 200 others.

    The death of Alberto Nisman this month, just before he was due to answer questions about his allegation that Fernandez conspired to derail his investigation, shone a spotlight on the powerful state spy apparatus which some analysts say operates with too much autonomy.

    The government said that Nisman's allegations and demise were linked to a power struggle at the intelligence agency and agents who had recently been fired.

    Fernandez said on Monday a draft bill on dissolving the intelligence agency "will be sent to congress before my trip to China this weekend"............http://www.aljazeera.com/news/americas/2015/01/argentina-dissolve-intelligence-agency-150127020157268.html
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  95. The U.S. government Monday unveiled criminal charges against three men for their alleged involvement in a Russian spy ring operating in New York City...

    Evgeny Buryakov, Igor Sporyshev and Victor Podobnyy conspired to gather economic intelligence on behalf of Russia, including alleged information about U.S. sanctions against the country, and to recruit New York City residents as intelligence sources, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said in a statement.

    Monday’s charges are linked to Buryakov’s alleged covert work on behalf of Russia’s foreign intelligence service, known as the SVR, according to a criminal complaint............http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/World/2015/Jan-27/285454-us-charges-three-in-alleged-russian-spy-ring-in-nyc.ashx
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  96. La décision de l'agence S&P de rabaisser la note souveraine russe en catégorie spéculative est "insensée", estime l'économiste américain James Rickards...

    "La Russie dispose de réserves suffisantes pour payer sa dette souveraine (…). Il est difficile de comprendre les causes de cette décision erronée et insensée", a déclaré l'économiste contacté par l'agence Sputnik.

    Selon lui, il est inutile de s'attendre que la Russie se retrouve en défaut de paiement, le pays ayant entre autres accès aux réserves de change chinoises.

    "La Chine, qui possède 4.000 milliards de dollars d'actifs, est en mesure de fournir à la Russie tout ce dont elle a besoin", explique M.Rickards, auteur du livre "Guerre des devises" (Currency Wars)...........................http://fr.ria.ru/business/20150127/203505260.html
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  97. Moskau: Hinter Abstufung von Russlands Bonität durch S&P steht US-Diktat...

    Bei der Entscheidung, Russland herabzustufen, hat die Rating-Agentur S&P unter dem Druck der USA gestanden, wie der russische Vizeaußenminister Wassili Nebensja am Dienstag sagte.

    Am Montag hatte die Agentur die Note für die Bonität Russlands auf BB+ von zuvor BBB- gesenkt. Zudem wurde der Ausblick für die weitere Entwicklung des Landes als negativ beurteilt.

    Die Agentur begründete die Abstufung damit, dass die russische Geldpolitik weniger flexibel geworden und ihre weitere Verschlechterung nicht auszuschließen sei. Zudem seien die Aussichten für ein Wachstum in Russland schwächer geworden............................http://de.sputniknews.com/politik/20150127/300820899.html
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  98. EU leaders call on FMs to consider new sanctions against Russia...

    According to an EU communique published Tuesday, in view of the worsening situation in Ukraine the EU Foreign Affairs Council will consider further actions, in particular on restrictive measures on Russia....

    The leaders of the European Union have called on their foreign ministers to consider new sanctions against Russia to ensure the fulfillment of the Minsk agreements in Ukraine, according to an EU communique published Tuesday.

    “In view of the worsening situation we ask the upcoming Foreign Affairs Council to assess the situation and to consider any appropriate action, in particular on further restrictive measures, aiming at a swift and comprehensive implementation of Minsk agreements,” the communique reads.

    “We express our concern about the deteriorating security and humanitarian situation in eastern Ukraine. We condemn the killing of civilians during the indiscriminate shelling of the Ukrainian city of Mariupol on 24 January 2015. We note evidence of continued and growing support given to the separatists by Russia, which underlines Russia’s responsibility. We urge Russia to condemn the separatists’ actions and to implement the Minsk agreements,” the diplomatic document said.

    The next EU Foreign Ministers meeting on Ukraine is scheduled for Thursday.
    Read more: http://indian.ruvr.ru/news/2015_01_27/EU-new-sanctions-Russia/
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  99. Ukrainian parliament’s recognition of Russia as "aggressor state" irresponsible — Karasin...

    The Ukrainian parliament’s recognition of Russia as "aggressor state" is an irresponsible and thoughtless act, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister and State Secretary Grigory Karasin told TASS on Tuesday.

    "It is an absolutely irresponsible statement and a thoughtless act designed to impede advancement to the much needed compromise in Ukraine," the Russian diplomat stressed.

    Earlier on Tuesday, the Ukrainian parliament adopted a statement on "Russian aggression in Ukraine." The document contains a call to the United Nations to exclude Russia from its ranks as well as to parliaments around the globe to render military and technological assistance to Ukraine.

    The Ukrainian parliament (Verkhovna Rada) decreed to recognize Russia as "aggressor state" and asked the world community to recognize the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic and Luhansk People’s Republic to be terrorist organizations.
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  100. The Islamic State (IS) jihadist group ­threatened Tuesday to kill a Japanese journalist and a ­Jordanian pilot within 24 hours unless Jordan frees a jailed female militant...

    A video released on jihadist websites shows a picture of Japanese hostage Kenji Goto holding a photograph of captured Jordanian pilot Maaz al-Kassasbeh.

    A voiceover, purportedly by Goto, warns that Jordan is blocking the Japanese journalist's ­release by failing to free Sajida al-Rishawi, a would-be suicide bomber that has been on death row since 2006.

    The statement says Goto and Kassasbeh will be killed within 24 hours if Rishawi is not freed, and urges the Japanese government to put pressure on Jordan.

    It follows a video released last week in which the group claimed to have beheaded another Japanese hostage, Haruna Yukawa, and said

    Goto would be killed next if Rishawi was not freed.

    Rishawi was sentenced to death by a ­Jordanian court in September 2006 in connection with three hotel bomb attacks in Amman, the ­Jordanian capital, the previous year that killed 60 people........................http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/904394.shtml
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  101. Grecia se atendrá a principios democráticos en el debate sobre las sanciones contra Rusia...

    Los principios democráticos determinarán la postura del Gobierno griego cuando la UE debata nuevas sanciones contra Rusia, declaró este martes el ministro de Exteriores de Grecia, Nikos Kotzias.

    A la pregunta de cuál será la posición de Atenas en esta discusión, Kotzias dijo a la prensa griega que será "conforme a la democracia".

    Anteriormente, dirigentes del partido de izquierda radical Syriza, ganador de las recientes elecciones en Grecia, calificaron de "muy mala" la política de sanciones contra Rusia y exhortaron a cambiarla.

    Este miércoles Kotzias prevé viajar al Consejo de los Asuntos Exteriores de la UE en Bruselas para abordar las sanciones contra Moscú a raíz de la escalada del conflicto en el este de Ucrania....................http://mundo.sputniknews.com/europa/20150127/1033711414.html
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  102. Athens Stock Exchange Plummets on Bailout Repayment Concerns...

    The Athens Stock Exchange took a big plunge Tuesday on investors’ fears over whether the new far-left government will reject Greece’s bailout program, AFP reports.

    On Tuesday, immediately after the announcement of the new SYRIZA-Independent coalition cabinet, the benchmark Athex General Composite Share Price Index opened down 6.39 percent, reaching a low of 761 points. By 14:00 GMT it recovered to 776 points, or 4.59 percent lower than Monday’s close.

    Bank shares have been the worst performers. The banking index slumped to a new 52-week low with losses of more than 15 percent....................http://sputniknews.com/business/20150127/1017422770.html
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  103. Tsipras' Finanzminister soll die Euro-Festung schleifen..

    Den wichtigsten Posten im neuen Kabinett bekommt der Ökonom Varoufakis. Er bezeichnet Euro-Hilfen als "fiskalisches Waterboarding". Premier Tsipras startet effizient: Aus 19 Ministerien werden 13.

    Die von der linksradikalen Syriza-Partei geführte neue griechische Regierung steht – und ganz Europa studiert gebannt die Namen auf der Kabinettsliste. Noch gibt es keine Taten, aber der Tatendurst der neuen Machthaber ist deutlich genug: Er spiegelt sich bereits in der atemberaubenden Schnelligkeit, mit der binnen Stunden nach der Wahl die neue Koalition mit den rechtspopulistischen "Unabhängigen Griechen" (Anel) stand.

    Das Team um Syriza-Chef Alexis Tsipras geht schnell voran: Schon am Mittwoch, weniger als drei volle Tage nach Verkündung des Wahlergebnisses, soll die erste Kabinettssitzung stattfinden. Spürbar ist auch ein Drang zu Effizienz und Zentralisierung: Nur 13 Ministerien soll es künftig geben, statt bisher 19. Es könnte bedeuten, dass Tsipras stärker als jeder Vorgänger alle Fäden persönlich in der Hand halten will. Auch die Herkunft und Identität von Syriza als Produkt universitärer Debattenforen scheint durch: Viele Minister sind namhafte Akademiker. Einige davon brillieren mit provokativen Thesen.

    Der für die Euro-Frage wichtigste Minister ist ein solcher Akademiker. Ökonom Jannis Varoufakis, 53, hat von sich Reden gemacht, weil er die Euro-Rettungspolitik kürzlich als "fiskalisches Waterboarding" bezeichnete – eine Form der Folter also, wie sie beispielsweise die Amerikaner in ihren Geheimgefängnissen praktizierten. Für Furore sorgten zudem eine Äußerung des neuen griechischen Finanzministers, wonach "die Deutschen zahlen werden".......................http://www.welt.de/politik/ausland/article136840504/Tsipras-Finanzminister-soll-die-Euro-Festung-schleifen.html
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  104. Avec Tsipras, Poutine a un nouvel ami en Europe ...

    C’est dérangeant, contre-intuitif. Mais c’est la vérité. Alexis Tsipras est un allié - de fait si ce n’est de cœur - de Poutine. Il défend la politique agressive du Kremlin en Ukraine.

    Après l’annexion de la Crimée, Tsipras est l’un des rares leaders politiques européens, avec Marine Le Pen, à s’être rendu, en mai 2014, à Moscou où il a été reçu à haut niveau - notamment par une proche de Poutine, Valentina Matvienko, présidente de la Chambre haute.

    Selon les médias grecs, il s’est prononcé en faveur de l’annexion de la péninsule et a soutenu les référendums organisés par les séparatistes à l’est de l’Ukraine, scrutins dénoncés par les pays occidentaux..................http://tempsreel.nouvelobs.com/monde/20150127.OBS0955/avec-tsipras-poutine-a-un-nouvel-ami-en-europe.html?xtor=RSS-19
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  105. European companies eye bypassing sanctions over Russia via Turkey...

    Many European companies have requested to sell goods and services to Russia via Turkish companies to bypass the sanctions on Russia, but local companies have not accepted such offers, Turkish Exporters’ Assembly (TİM) head Mehmet Büyükekşi has said.

    “Many European companies want to continue to export to Russia, but they cannot do so due to the sanctions on Russia. I know many European companies have asked to export to Russia via Turkish companies, but Turkish companies do not want to do this because they do not find this strategy sustainable,” Büyükekşi said on Jan. 27 at a meeting to announce the TİM's “Exporting Realizations for Q4 2014 and Expectations for Q1 2015."

    He noted that Turkey’s exports to Russia decreased by 15 percent in 2014, while adding that Turkish exporters know Russia well and can make in-depth analyses to boost exports...................http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/european-companies-eye-bypassing-sanctions-over-russia-via-turkey.aspx?pageID=238&nID=77510&NewsCatID=345

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    1. Bulgaria, Romania fail to win EU backing for more compensation for dairy farmers hit by Russian embargo...

      Bulgaria and Romania have failed to win compensation for dairy farmers negatively affected by a Russian ban on imports of dairy products from the European Union, Bulgarian Agriculture Minister Dessislava Taneva said after a January 26 meeting of the EU’s agriculture and fisheries council.

      The council decided that there was no crisis in the industry and no need for emergency measures.

      Taneva said that in November 2104, the price of milk in Bulgaria had fallen by 14 per cent following an earlier decline, and she would raise the issue again at the next meeting of the EU agriculture and fisheries council.

      The decision that there was no crisis in the industry was based on an analysis of prices of milk and milk products in all EU countries, specially prepared for the council meeting......................http://sofiaglobe.com/2015/01/27/bulgaria-romania-fail-to-win-eu-backing-for-more-compensation-for-dairy-farmers-hit-by-russian-embargo/
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  106. Eleven months after Russia started a war against Ukraine, beginning with the seizure of Crimea, the nation’s parliament finally decided to call a spade a spade....

    The Jan.27 session of the Verkhovna Rada recognized Russia as an aggressor state and the Kremlin-backed Donetsk People’s Republic and Luhansk People’s Republic as terrorist organizations...

    Ukraine wants other nations to follow suit.

    With 271 votes out of a 421-seat body, parliament decided to send this statement to the United Nations, European Parliament, Parliamentary Assemby of the Council of Europe, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, GUAM (an economic union of Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Moldova) and other countries' parliaments, asking the world to recognize Russian aggression against Ukraine, and its occupation and annexation of parts of Ukrainian territory................http://www.kyivpost.com/multimedia/photo/verkhovna-rada-of-has-approved-a-government-bill-about-terrorist-organizations-378619.html
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    1. El Parlamento ucraniano torpedea el diálogo de Kiev con Moscú....

      La Rada Suprema de Ucrania aprobó ayer una declaración que reconoce Rusia como país agresor y las autoproclamadas Repúblicas Populares de Lugansk y Donetsk como organizaciones terroristas, publica Nezavisimaya Gazeta.

      Este paso emprendido, según el diario, para atraer la atención de Occidente puede bloquear las conversaciones con Rusia y agravar aún más la situación en el este de Ucrania.

      El documento, enviado a la ONU, la Eurocámara y la PACE, entre otras organizaciones, dice: "Ucrania sigue siendo objeto de agresión militar por parte de Rusia que se realiza mediante el apoyo a los ataques terroristas de envergadura"....................http://mundo.sputniknews.com/prensa/20150128/1033716709.html

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  107. La Finlande prête à imposer de nouvelles sanctions contre la Russie...

    La Finlande est prête, en cas de nécessité, à imposer de nouvelles sanctions à l'encontre de la Russie, mais la situation en Ukraine n'est pas suffisamment claire, a déclaré mardi soir le ministre finlandais des Affaires étrangères Erkki Tuomioja dans une interview accordée à la radio-télévision Yle......................http://fr.ria.ru/trend/sanctions_contre_russie_2014/

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  108. Tsipras geht auf Abstand zu EU-Sanktionen...

    Kaum im Amt, schon fühlt sich Griechenlands Ministerpräsident übergangen: Weil er bei der EU-Erklärung zu möglichen weiteren Russland-Sanktionen nicht um seine Stimme gebeten wurde, legt Alexis Tsipras Beschwerde ein.

    AthenDer neue griechische Regierungschef Alexis Tsipras hat sich von einer gemeinsamen Erklärung der Staats- und Regierungschefs der EU zu möglichen neuen Sanktionen gegen Russland distanziert.

    Tsipras monierte am Dienstagabend in einer Erklärung, die Regierung in Athen sei vorher nicht konsultiert worden und die Verantwortlichen hätten die "normale Prozedur" umgangen. Griechenland habe der gemeinsamen Erklärung der Staats- und Regierungschefs nicht zugestimmt, erklärte Tsipras' Büro.

    Die EU-Staats- und Regierungschefs hatten Russland wegen der Eskalation im Ukraine-Konflikt in einer am Dienstagvormittag verbreiteten Erklärung mit neuen Sanktionen gedroht. Sie warfen Moskau darin "die fortdauernde und wachsende Unterstützung" der prorussischen Kämpfer in der Ostukraine vor und forderten die EU-Außenminister auf, "weitere restriktive Maßnahmen" in Betracht zu ziehen.

    Tsipras erklärte dazu, er habe seinen Unmut über das Vorgehen in einem Telefonat mit der EU-Außenbeauftragten Federica Mogherini zum Ausdruck gebracht und auch Beschwerde bei den EU-Vertretungen in Athen eingelegt. Aus EU-Kreisen hieß es dazu, die übliche Verfahrensweise sei sehr wohl "respektiert" worden. In solchen Fällen sei es üblich, das Schweigen eines Mitgliedstaats - in diesem Fall offenbar Griechenlands - als Zustimmung zu werten.......................http://www.handelsblatt.com/politik/international/griechenland-tsipras-geht-auf-abstand-zu-eu-sanktionen/11291206.html
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  109. Griechisches Schuldendrama: Ein Wettlauf gegen die Zeit ...

    Noch bevor das griechische Kabinett heute zu seiner ersten Sitzung zusammenkommt, hat die Regierung bereits gehandelt: die Privatisierung des Hafens von Piräus gestoppt. Das widerspricht den Auflagen der Geldgeber, die eine Privatisierung von Staatseigentum für Finanzhilfen zur Bedingung machen. Doch was will Athen nun eigentlich? Das Hilfsprogramm mit der EU aufkündigen? Für den Fall warnt die Bundesbank vor fatalen Folgen fürs griechische Finanzsystem. Das Hilfsprogramm verlängern? Dann ist Eile geboten.

    Von Martin Bohne, MDR-Hörfunkstudio Brüssel

    Zumindest scheint allen klar zu sein, dass es keine Zeit zu verlieren gibt. Schon zwei Tage nach der Wahl steht die neue griechische Regierung. Erste direkte Gespräche mit den EU-Partnern sind bereits vereinbart. Am Freitag wird Eurogruppenchef Jeroen Dijsselbloem nach Athen reisen. Es gibt allerdings auch einiges zu klären.................http://www.tagesschau.de/ausland/griechenland-245.html
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  110. Grèce: Alexis Tsipras promet de "rétablir la sécurité et la dignité" ...

    Le nouveau Premier ministre grec Alexis Tsipras a déclaré mercredi que le nouveau gouvernement était prêt à "verser son sang" pour "rétablir la dignité des Grecs", en introduction au premier conseil des ministres, mercredi à Athènes. Le gouvernement a également annoncé qu'il allait arrêter les privatisations.

    "Parmi nos priorités figure une nouvelle renégociation avec nos partenaires pour trouver une solution juste, viable et mutuellement utile", qui n'aboutisse pas à "une rupture désastreuse réciproque", a indiqué par ailleurs le nouveau dirigeant grec, issu du parti de gauche radicale Syriza. Cette renégociation porte sur le plan d'aide au pays ainsi que sur la dette du pays.

    "Nous sommes un gouvernement de salut national, notre but est de négocier un allègement de dette", a poursuivi Alexis Tsipras lors du premier conseil des ministres de son gouvernement. "Nous n'entrerons pas dans un affrontement mutuellement destructeur, mais nous ne poursuivrons pas une politique de soumission."

    Le nouveau Premier ministre grec a également affirmé s'attendre à des "discussions productives" lors d'une rencontre avec le président de l'Eurogroupe, le Néerlandais Jeroen Dijsselbloem, prévue vendredi............http://www.rtbf.be/info/monde/detail_le-gouvernement-tsipras-devoile-avec-aux-finances-un-pourfendeur-de-la-dette-odieuse?id=8859119
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  111. Greece’s new cabinet sends defiant message to EU ...

    Greece’s new Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has picked a staunch critic of austerity as his finance minister, signalling his resolve to take a tough line with Greece’s creditors in an effort to write off a large chunk of the country’s debt.

    The new cabinet, which holds its first meeting on Wednesday, is a mixed bag of economists, lawyers, professors and journalists, spanning Syriza’s more radical and pragmatic wings.

    It includes officials from its coalition ally, the right-wing Independent Greeks, who share Syriza’s aversion to the bailout terms but disagree with the left-wing radicals on almost everything else..............http://www.france24.com/en/20150128-greece-new-cabinet-sends-defiant-message-eu-tsipras-varoufakis-syriza-austerity/
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  112. EU-Außenminister beschließen Verlängerung der Russland-Sanktionen ...

    Die EU-Außenminister haben sich darauf geeinigt, die im März 2014 beschlossenen Sanktionen um weitere sechs Monate zu verlängern, meldet Reuters unter Berufung auf den Entwurf einer Abschlusserklärung der Minister.

    Als Begründung für diese Entscheidung wird eine „Verschlechterung der Situation“ genannt.

    Darüber hinaus haben die Außenminister der EU-Staaten die EU-Kommission ersucht, weitere Namen zu nennen, die auf die Sanktionsliste gesetzt werden sollen.................http://de.sputniknews.com/politik/20150128/300847093.html
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  113. Cancilleres de la UE extienden por otros seis meses las sanciones contra Rusia ...

    Los ministros de Asuntos Exteriores de la Unión Europea acaban de acordar prolongar por otros seis meses las restricciones impuestas a Rusia en marzo pasado, según los medios internacionales.

    "Los jefes de Exteriores de la Unión Europea han acordado extender por otros seis meses las sanciones impuestas a Rusia en marzo (de 2014) debido a un deterioro de la situación (en Ucrania)", indica Reuters al citar el anteproyecto de la declaración correspondiente que, según las expectativas, se debatirá mañana en una reunión extraordinaria del Consejo de Asuntos Exteriores de la UE.......http://mundo.sputniknews.com/mundo/20150128/1033730709.html
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  114. Israel, Hezbollah Exchange Fire: UN Peacekeeper, Two IDF Soldiers Dead ...

    A Spanish member of the UN peacekeeping mission in Lebanon, who was wounded in a skirmish between Israel and Hezbollah, has been confirmed dead, NBC News reported Wednesday.

    "We are still checking information about the circumstances of his death," UN Interim Force (UNFIL) spokeswoman Andrea Tenenti was quoted as saying by NBC.

    According to the IDF, two Israeli soldiers were killed and seven wounded during the Hezbollah attack Tuesday....................http://sputniknews.com/middleeast/20150128/1017456094.html
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  115. EU to Extend Russia Sanctions ...

    The European Union will extend by six months sanctions imposed on Russia last March over its annexation of Crimea, add new people to those under sanctions and prepare new measures, draft conclusions for an EU foreign ministers meeting showed.

    EU foreign ministers will meet on Thursday in Brussels for emergency talks to address renewed fighting in eastern Ukraine and an offensive by Russian-backed separatists.

    "In view of the worsening situation, the Council agrees to extend the restrictive measures targeting persons and entities for threatening or undermining Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity, adopted in March 2014 and subsequently updated, until September 2015,'' the draft conclusions said.

    "Moreover, it calls on European External Action Service (EEAS) and the Commission to present a proposal for decision within a week on additional listings,'' said the draft, which was seen by Reuters.

    "The Council will continue to closely follow the situation on the ground and will act accordingly. The Council asks that further preparatory work by the Commission and the EEAS be undertaken on any appropriate action, in particular on further restrictive measures,'' it said.....................http://www.voanews.com/content/reu-eu-to-extend-russia-sanctions/2616522.html
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  116. Europe: l'époque de domination de Merkel révolue (média)...

    L'époque où la chancelière allemande Angela Merkel "dominait" l'Europe est révolue, a estimé mercredi la chaîne n-tv.de.

    Mme Merkel a commis plusieurs erreurs dans sa politique européenne, et désormais, après la victoire aux élections législatives en Grèce du parti de la gauche radicale Syriza, il lui faudra lutter pour "reconquérir" le pouvoir, constate la chaîne.

    Et d'ajouter que la chancelière fédérale et son ministre des Finances Wolfgang Schäuble avaient réagi à la victoire du Syriza avec un "calme appuyé", comme si un changement de pouvoir en Grèce ne se répercutait aucunement sur la politique européenne et allemande à Athènes.

    Or, n-tv.de interprète les derniers évènements en Grèce comme une "défaite" de Mme Merkel et le "point culminant dans une série d'échecs" de la politique européenne de l'Allemagne.

    Par ailleurs, la chaîne rappelle que le leader du Syriza Alexis Tsipras avait promis notamment à ses électeurs d'"en finir avec la dictature d'austérité" de Bruxelles et de Berlin.................http://fr.ria.ru/world/20150128/203517625.html
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  117. La reacción de Bruselas a la victoria de Syriza no es constructiva, asegura un experto...

    La reacción de la Unión Europea a la aplastante victoria de la coalición de izquierda radical Syriza en Grecia el pasado domingo ha sido antipática, innecesaria y "no es constructiva", asegura un profesor de la universidad Pompeu Fabra de Barcelona.

    "Lo primero que ha hecho es alertar sobre afirmaciones que Syriza no había dicho como por ejemplo el tema de la quita de la deuda griega", explica Fernando Guirao, profesor del Departamento de Economía y Empresa de la citada universidad a Sputnik Nóvosti. "Syriza ha aclarado de todas las maneras que negociarán los términos del acuerdo, no que no respetarán el pacto". El nuevo acuerdo sobre la devolución de la enorme deuda de Grecia tenía que ser negociado a finales de febrero..............http://mundo.sputniknews.com/europa/20150128/1033732271.html

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  118. Griechenland: Den Geist des Widerstands lebendig halten

    Griechenlands Kulturszene war von Vetternwirtschaft, Willkür und Sparzwang geprägt. Was ändert sich nun? Ein Stimmungsbild der Künstler und Intellektuellen nach der Wahl...

    von Margarita Tsomou, Athen
    Die griechische Kultur- und Intellektuellenszene hat traditionell eine Nähe zu progressiven Kräften. Dennoch ist der Jubel der Szene über die neue Regierung verhalten: Man weiß, dass Veränderung nicht von einem Tag auf den anderen möglich ist. Es zeigt sich Wohlwollen, aber auch Skeptizismus. Natürlich ist eine Regierung abgewählt worden, die homophobe und rassistische Haltungen gepflegt hat, die keine ästhetische politische Kultur hatte. Und natürlich gibt es nun eine Chance, dass Kultur nicht nur auf der Grundlage von privaten Beziehungen und Klientelismus gefördert wird. Als Kulturschaffende jedoch interessiert uns das Politische in der Veränderung der Alltagsgewohnheiten – dieser für die gesamte griechische Gesellschaft notwendige Kulturwandel braucht Zeit. Umso erschreckender ist, dass die Nazis der Goldenen Morgenröte dritte Kraft sind – das ist die dunkle Seite unserer Gesellschaft, und wir dürfen das nicht vergessen.......................http://www.zeit.de/kultur/2015-01/griechenland-wahl-stimmen-kultur-intellektuelle

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  119. Hezbollah carried out deadly attack on Israeli convoy: source...

    Lebanese Hezbollah militants killed and wounded a number of Israeli soldiers in a "big operation" on Wednesday targeting an Israeli military convoy in a frontier area, a Lebanese political source said.

    The attack in the Israeli-occupied Shebaa Farms area was in response to an Israeli rocket attack in Syria, the source, who is familiar with details of the operation, said. REUTERS
    http://www.todayonline.com/world/hezbollah-carried-out-deadly-attack-israeli-convoy-source

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  120. Readout of the President’s Call with Chancellor Merkel of Germany (The White House)..

    The President spoke today with Chancellor Merkel of Germany regarding developments in Ukraine. The two leaders expressed concern about the significant increase in violence in eastern Ukraine and Russia’s materiel support for the separatists and its failure to fulfill its commitment under the Minsk Agreement, and they agreed on the need to hold Russia accountable for its actions. They also agreed on the importance of finalizing a robust package of financial support for Ukraine to enable it to stabilize its economy as it continues to implement reforms that will lay the groundwork for a return to growth and prosperity.
    http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/01/27/readout-president-s-call-chancellor-merkel-germany
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  121. Russia suspends its participation in PACE until end of year - Russian delegation head ...

    Russia is suspending its participation in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) till the end of the year, Russian delegation head Alexei Pushkov said after PACE had decided to strip Russia of the right to vote and take part in the Assembly’s governing bodies until April 2015.

    "I would like to stress that until today Russia has never admitted a possibility of quitting the Council of Europe, but PACE’s decision puts such a possibility on the agenda," he said, adding that "the issue of Russia’s participation in the Council of Europe will be considered at the end of 2015 depending on the political situation."

    Commenting on PACE’s repeated stripping the Russian delegation of the right to vote, Pushkov said that in response Russia was suspending its participation till the end of 2015.

    "There is nothing unexpected here," he said.............http://itar-tass.com/en/russia/774005
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  122. High tension in Golan Heights after deadly clashes...

    Lebanon’s Hezbollah militia group exchanged fire with Israel in the disputed Golan Heights border area Wednesday in clashes that saw two soldiers and a UN peacekeeper killed and marked the most serious escalation in the region since the 2006 war.

    The flare-up added to the regional chaos brought on by neighbouring Syria’s civil war. Hezbollah indicated the attack was in retaliation for a deadly Israeli strike on its fighters inside Syria earlier this month.

    The violence sparked fears in both countries of yet another crippling war between the two foes. Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Israel would respond “forcefully,” and the military fired artillery shell barrages that struck border villages in southern Lebanon. Hezbollah responded with rocket fire on Israeli military positions.

    The Israeli military said five anti-tank missiles hit the soldiers as they were traveling near Mount Dov and Shebaa Farms, along a disputed tract of land where the borders of Israel, Lebanon and Syria meet.

    The soldiers were in two unarmoured white vehicles without military insignia when they were struck from a distance of about three miles (five kilometres) away, according to Lieutenant Colonel Peter Lerner, an Israeli military spokesman.............http://www.france24.com/en/20150129-tensions-golan-dead-clashes-israel-lebanon-hezbollah-un-peacekeeper/

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  123. North Korea 'demanded $10 billion in cash and food' for summit with South ...

    (Reuters) - North Korea demanded $10 billion in cash and half a million tons of food in 2009 as a precondition of holding a summit with the South, former South Korean president Lee Myung-bak said, adding that he refused to pay anything for holding talks.

    A predecessor, Kim Dae-jung, held the first summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Il in 2000 and was credited with bringing in a period of warming ties, an achievement that was tarnished later by a revelation that he helped channel $500 million to the North.

    The two Koreas remain technically at war because their 1950-53 war ended in a truce, not a peace treaty...............http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/01/29/us-southkorea-northkorea-idUSKBN0L208A20150129?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

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  124. Machtwechsel in Athen: "Griechenland muss EU akzeptieren" ...

    EU-Kommissionspräsident Juncker hat auf die Aussage des neuen griechischen Premiers Tsipras reagiert, "die Politik der Unterwerfung" seines Landes nicht fortsetzen zu wollen. Europa erkenne "das Leid" der Griechen an, sagte Juncker. Athen müsse aber auch die Meinung der EU akzeptieren.

    EU-Kommissionspräsident Jean-Claude Juncker hat die neue griechische Regierung zur Zusammenarbeit mit Brüssel gedrängt. "Griechenland muss Europa respektieren", sagte Juncker der französischen Zeitung "Le Figaro". Europa erkenne das "universelle Leid in Griechenland" an, Athen müsse aber auch die "öffentlichen Meinungen" im Rest von Europa respektieren, sagte Juncker.

    Zum von Athen angestrebten Schuldenschnitt sagte Juncker, zwar seien gewisse "Arrangements möglich", ein Erlass stehe aber außer Frage. "Das werden die anderen Länder der Eurozone nicht akzeptieren."

    Juncker hat eigenen Angaben zufolge bereits mehrfach mit dem neuen griechischen Regierungschef Alexis Tsipras gesprochen. Dieser habe ihm gesagt, dass er sich selbst "nicht als Gefahr, sondern als Herausforderung für Europa betrachte". Juncker habe er entgegnet, dass auch Europa keine Gefahr, sondern eine Herausforderung für Griechenland sei...............http://www.tagesschau.de/wirtschaft/eu-griechenland-105.html
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    1. «Η Ελλάδα πρέπει να σεβαστεί την Ευρώπη» δήλωσε ο πρόεδρος της Ευρωπαϊκής Επιτροπής Ζαν-Κλοντ Γιούνκερ σε συνέντευξη του στη γαλλική εφημερίδα Le Figaro που θα δημοσιευθεί την Πέμπτη, τονίζοντας πως «δεν τίθεται θέμα διαγραφής του χρέους» της Αθήνας, αν και «είναι εφικτές ορισμένες τροποποιήσεις» των όρων της αποπληρωμής του...

      «Σεβόμαστε το αποτέλεσμα των εκλογών στην Ελλάδα, αλλά η Ελλάδα πρέπει επίσης να σεβαστεί τους άλλους, την κοινή γνώμη και τους κοινοβουλευτικούς στην υπόλοιπη Ευρώπη», σημείωσε ο Γιούνκερ.

      «Είναι εφικτές ορισμένες ρυθμίσεις, αλλά αυτές δεν θα μεταβάλλουν θεμελιωδώς αυτά τα οποία ισχύουν», δήλωσε ο κ. Γιούνκερ μία ημέρα πριν ο επικεφαλής του συμβουλίου των υπουργών Οικονομικών των κρατών μελών της Ευρωζώνης, ο Ολλανδός Γερούν Ντάισελμπλουμ, επισκεφθεί την Αθήνα.

      «Δεν τίθεται θέμα διαγραφής του ελληνικού χρέους. Οι άλλες χώρες μέλη της Ευρωζώνης δεν θα το δέχονταν», συνόψισε ο ίδιος.................http://www.crashonline.gr/γιούνκερ-η-ελλάδα-πρέπει-να-σεβαστεί-τ/
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  125. Los griegos sacan su dinero de los bancos por temor a un ‘corralito’...

    Antes incluso de que el nuevo Gobierno de Grecia llegue a sentarse a renegociar las condiciones de su rescate, como es su intención, el Ejecutivo de Alexis Tsipras puede tener que hacer frente a una crisis aún más grave. Los bancos griegos están sufriendo una fuga de depósitos mayor incluso que la que vivieron las entidades en lo peor de la crisis de deuda europea en 2012, lo que pone en riesgo la liquidez del sistema.

    Los datos no dejan lugar a dudas. En diciembre pasado, los ciudadanos griegos retiraron 3.000 millones de euros en depósitos, una cifra que se ha disparado hasta los 11.000 millones este mes, dato todavía provisional. Según Bloomberg, la retirada de fondos de los bancos entre el 19 y el 23 de enero “fue incluso mayor que la que sufrió el país en mayo de 2012”, cuando se especulaba con la salida de Grecia del euro. Ante situaciones similares, los Gobiernos de otros países han optado por implantar restricciones de movimientos de capital, lo que se conoce como un corralito financiero..............http://economia.elpais.com/economia/2015/01/28/actualidad/1422455391_664637.html

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  126. Polens Außenminister plädiert für neue Sanktionen gegen Russland ...

    Polens Außenminister Grzegorz Schetyna hat sich laut Reuters für neue Sanktionen gegen Russland ausgesprochen.

    Am Donnerstag tritt der EU-Außenministerrat in Brüssel zusammen, um Sanktionen gegen Russland im Zusammenhang mit der Situation in der Ukraine zu erörtern.

    „Russland muss Schlüsse ziehen und begreifen, dass es mit einer einheitlichen und gemeinsamen Position der ganzen Welt konfrontiert ist“, fügte der Minister hinzu.

    Für die Ukraine sei momentan „humanitäre Hilfe in erster Linie notwendig“, fügte er hinzu. Polen habe vor, einen weiteren Hilfskonvoi in dieses Land zu entsenden...............http://de.sputniknews.com/politik/20150129/300856857.html
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  127. La UE descarta condonar la deuda de Grecia ...

    La Unión Europea (UE) no prevé perdonar la deuda contraída por Grecia, declaró el presidente de la Comisión Europea, Jean-Claude Juncker.

    "No se plantea la cuestión de condonar la deuda griega, otros países de la zona euro no lo aceptarán", dijo Juncker al diario francés Le Figaro. Asimismo señaló que Europa se muestra dispuesta a mantener diálogo con las autoridades helenas y subrayó que "no amenaza a Grecia". "Posiblemente lleguemos a varios acuerdos pero no cambiarán sustancialmente lo que tenemos ahora", añadió.............http://mundo.sputniknews.com/europa/20150129/1033754239.html
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  128. U.S. would welcome Japan air patrols in South China Sea ...

    (Reuters) - The United States would welcome a move by Japan to extend air patrols into the South China Sea as a counterweight to a growing fleet of Chinese vessels pushing Beijing's territorial claims in the region, a senior U.S. Navy officer told Reuters.

    Currently, regular patrols by Japanese aircraft only reach into the East China Sea, where Tokyo is at loggerheads with Beijing over disputed islands. Extending surveillance flights into the South China Sea will almost certainly increase tensions between the world's second- and third-largest economies.

    "I think allies, partners and friends in the region will look to the Japanese more and more as a stabilizing function," Admiral Robert Thomas, commander of the Seventh Fleet and the top U.S. navy officer in Asia, said in an interview.....................http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/01/29/us-japan-southchinasea-idUSKBN0L20HV20150129?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews
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  129. Griechenland Schulz will mit Tsipras Tacheles reden.....

    Tsipras' Ablehnung der EU-Sanktionen gegen Russland sei kein gelungener Einstand gewesen, sagt der EU-Parlamentspräsident. Er warnt die neue Regierung vor Alleingängen.

    EU-Parlamentspräsident Martin Schulz hat die neue griechische Regierung vor Alleingängen in der Politik gewarnt. Die Ablehnung der EU-Sanktionen gegen Russland durch den neuen Ministerpräsidenten Alexis Tsipras sei "sicherlich kein gelungener Einstand" gewesen, sagte Schulz der Bild-Zeitung. "Ich werde sicherlich Tacheles mit ihm reden".

    Diese Alleingänge gingen "nicht einfach so ohne Absprache", sagte der SPD-Politiker. Das werde er auch mit Tsipras während seines Besuch an diesem Donnerstag in Athen besprechen. Im ZDF sagte Schulz, er habe mit Entsetzen gesehen, dass Griechenland die gemeinsame Position der Europäischen Union zu Russland aufgegeben habe. Dabei galt Schulz bisher dem griechischen Linkspolitiker als durchaus gewogen. Die beiden stehen seit geraumer Zeit im engen Austausch.................http://www.zeit.de/politik/ausland/2015-01/griechenland-tsipras-schulz-russland-sanktionen
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    1. EU-Parlamentschef warnt Griechenland vor „außenpolitischen Alleingängen“...

      EU-Parlamentspräsident Martin Schulz hat am Mittwoch im ZDF den Russland-Kurs der neuen griechischen Regierung scharf kritisiert und vor außenpolitischen Alleingängen gewarnt.

      Er habe „mit Entsetzen“ gesehen, dass Griechenland die gemeinsame Position der EU gegenüber Russland aufgegeben habe, sagte er im ZDF-„heute-journal“.

      "Man kann nicht auf der einen Seite wie Herr Tsipras verlangen, dass Europa Einigkeit an den Tag legt, wenn es um das eigene Land geht — und als erste Amtshandlung dann die gemeinsame europäische Linie spalten", betonte er................http://de.sputniknews.com/politik/20150129/300857344.html
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  130. Readout of the President’s Call with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras of Greece (The White House) ...

    "The President spoke with Prime Minister Tsipras today to congratulate him on his recent election victory. The President noted that the United States, as a longstanding friend and ally, looks forward to working closely with the new Greek government to help Greece return to a path of long-term prosperity. The two leaders also reviewed close cooperation between Greece and the United States on issues of European security and counterterrorism. "
    http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/01/28/readout-president-s-call-prime-minister-alexis-tsipras-greece
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  131. Grèce : Berlin demande à Athènes d'être "juste" envers ceux qui l'ont aidé..

    L'alternance politique en Grèce et les changements décidés par le nouveau gouvernement d'Alexis Tsipras , leader de la Gauche radicale, "ne doivent pas se faire au détriment" des autres Européens, a plaidé jeudi le ministre allemand de l'Economie, Sigmar Gabriel.

    "Bien sûr tout démocrate doit accepter une décision démocratique (du peuple grec) tout comme il doit accepter le droit du nouveau gouvernement grec à définir une nouvelle direction", a déclaré le ministre, vice-chancelier social-démocrate du gouvernement d'Angela Merkel, devant les députés allemands au Bundestag. "Mais il est vrai aussi que les citoyens européens sont en droit d'attendre que les changements dans la politique grecque ne se fassent pas à leurs dépens, c'est de cela qu'il s'agit", a-t-il ajouté, répétant une position déjà exprimée la veille.
    Un principe de justice

    Mercredi, lors d'une conférence de presse , le ministre allemand avait en effet estimé mercredi qu'il fallait qu'Athènes respecte "un principe de justice à l'égard de notre population", à l'égard "des gens en Allemagne et en Europe (...) qui se sont montrés solidaires" des Grecs avec les aides consenties depuis 2010............http://www.lesechos.fr/monde/europe/0204118125349-grece-berlin-demande-a-athenes-detre-juste-envers-ceux-qui-lont-aide-1088134.php?uuudeCYBZWVVzko2.99#xtor=RSS37
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  132. L’Ukraine au CS de l’ONU: l’hystérie traditionnelle ...

    La séance du CS de l’ONU consacrée à la situation en Ukraine n’a pas fait sensation. Kiev et ses patrons occidentaux ont traditionnellement accusé de tous les péchés la "Russie agressive".

    La délégation russe a exhorté l’Occident à "serrer la bride" à l’administration kiévienne. Selon les observateurs, la paix au Donbass n’arrange ni Kiev ni son sponsor essentiel: Washington.

    La séance a été convoquée après le pilonnage de Marioupol ayant fait trente morts. Les représentants des républiques de Donetsk et de Lougansk prétendent, à leur tour, qu’ils n’aient pas d’artillerie pour un tel rayon d’action. Qui plus est, selon les témoins, les obus étaient lancés du territoire occupé par les troupes ukrainiennes.

    Bref, Kiev profite traditionnellement des événements à Marioupol et des tragédies dans l’Est de l’Ukraine pour attiser l’hystérie, a déclaré le porte-parole de la Russie à l’ONU Vitali Tchourkine:...................http://fr.sputniknews.com/international/20150129/1014171121.html
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  133. Britain Says Typhoon Fighter Jets Intercepted Russian Bombers ...

    British Typhoon fighter jets were scrambled to intercept two Russian Bear long-range bombers which had flown close to British airspace, the country's Ministry of Defense (MoD) said Thursday.

    The Russian planes were detected flying over the Channel, south of England, on Wednesday and typhoons were launched from Royal Air Force (RAF) bases at Lossiemouth in Scotland and Coningsby in eastern England, the MoD said.

    "The Russian planes were escorted by the RAF until they were out of the British area of interest. At no time did the Russian military aircraft cross into British sovereign airspace," the Ministry of Defense said in a statement.

    Last year, NATO conducted more than 100 intercepts of Russian aircraft, about three times as many as in 2013, amid sharply increased tensions between the West and Moscow over the Ukraine crisis................http://www.themoscowtimes.com/article/515088.html
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  134. Greece misinterpreted over Russia sanctions: minister...

    (Reuters) - Greece's new finance minister Yanis Varoufakis rejected suggestions that complaints from Athens over a European Union statement on Ukraine meant it was preparing to veto sanctions against Russia.

    In a post on his personal blog, Varoufakis said media reports had distorted the position of the new leftist-led government. The complaint made by Athens to EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini had been about a lack of consultation, not about the sanctions themselves, he added.

    The foreign ministry declined to comment..................http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/01/29/us-ukraine-crisis-greece-idUSKBN0L214020150129?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews
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  135. La Grèce, cheval de Troie de la Russie au sein de l'UE ?...

    Le nouveau gouvernement grec a multiplié les déclarations pro-russes, quitte à heurter ses partenaires européens. Moscou serait-il le grand gagnant de l’arrivée au pouvoir du parti de gauche radicale Syriza en Grèce ? Pas si sûr.

    La Grèce a décidé de faire entrer un éléphant russe dans un magasin de porcelaine européen. Le gouvernement d’Alexis Tsipras, le nouveau Premier ministre grec et leader du parti de gauche radicale Syriza, a prouvé qu’il n’allait pas être qu’un poil à gratter économique pour Bruxelles. Il peut également devenir une épine dans le pied diplomatique de l’Union européenne (UE).

    "Nous sommes contre l’embargo imposé à la Russie”, a lancé, mercredi 28 janvier, Panagiotis Lafazanis, le ministre grec de l’Énergie. Et d’ajouter qu’il n’y "avait pas de différends entre [la Grèce] et les Russes". La veille, Alexis Tsipras avait déjà envoyé "une grenade en direction de Bruxelles", d’après le quotidien britannique "Financial Times", en s'opposant à un appel commun des pays européens pour adopter de nouvelles sanctions contre Moscou.

    Tsipras et Moscou vs les "néo-nazis" ukrainiens

    Il n’en a pas fallu davantage pour que plusieurs médias et certains diplomates européens perçoivent la Grèce de Syriza comme le nouveau cheval de Troie de la Russie en Europe. "Pourquoi Poutine est le grand gagnant des élections grecques", tente d'expliquer le site américain Foreign Policy. "La Grèce s’acoquine avec la Russie, ce qui revient à jouer à un jeu très dangereux pour l’Europe", estime, pour sa part, Timothy Ash, un analyste de la Standart Bank et spécialiste des marchés émergents..............http://www.france24.com/fr/20150129-grece-russie-diplomatie-economie-europe-ukraine-tsipras-syriza-poutine-crise-dette-negociation/
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  136. Russie: l'UE doit changer de stratégie (Athènes)...

    L’Union européenne n'a pas de politique russe commune, sa ligne actuelle reposant sur la "méfiance" historique de certains pays à l'égard de Moscou.

    La politique de l'UE à l'égard de la Russie est élaborée en dehors des institutions européennes et s'inspire des intérêts de certains pays, une telle stratégie doit changer, a estimé le chef de la diplomatie grecque Nikos Kotzias dans une interview accordée au journal français L'Humanité.

    "La Grèce est un pays européen qui, comme chaque pays de l’Union, doit avoir le droit de dire son opinion et d’évoquer ses ¬intérêts sur tous les sujets, y compris sur la ¬politique à mener avec la Russie. Nous n’accepterons donc pas que la politique russe de l’Europe soit décidée en dehors des institutions de l’Union européenne", a déclaré le ministre.

    "Ce que nous ne voulons pas, c’est que l’UE fonde sa ¬politique sur l’intérêt de pays qui ont un rapport historique émotionnel avec la Russie", a-t-il souligné.

    Et de conclure que l’Union européenne devait réfléchir à sa nouvelle stratégie.

    A signaler qu'à la veille de la dernière réunion ministérielle de l'UE, un scandale politique a éclaté. Il s'agit notamment d'un communiqué des pays membres de l'Union menaçant d'imposer de nouvelles sanctions contre la Russie en raison de l'aggravation de la situation en Ukraine, document qui a été publié sans l'aval de la Grèce et qui n'a pas tenu compte de son avis...................http://fr.sputniknews.com/international/20150129/1014183338.html
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  137. Новый премьер Греции назвал конструктивной встречу с главой Европарламента ...

    Греческое правительство подготовило план, предусматривающий возобновление экономического роста страны без применения мер жесткой экономии. Об этом сообщил премьер-министр Алексис Ципрас после встречи с председателем Европарламента (ЕП) Мартином Шульцем.

    У нового кабинета министров "есть план масштабных реформ", отметил Ципрас. "У нас есть план возвращения к экономическому росту без применения мер жесткой экономии", - добавил глава правительства, сформированного по итогам досрочных парламентских выборов в Греции в минувшее воскресенье.

    По словам Ципраса, "ведутся переговоры с партнерами Греции, чтобы найти взаимовыгодное решение по темам, представляющим общий интерес". "Мы гарантируем стабильность", - обещал премьер, добавив, что "для этого потребуется время".......................http://itar-tass.com/mezhdunarodnaya-panorama/1732338
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  138. Russia warns West support for Kiev could lead to 'catastrophe'...

    Russia's envoy to the European security watchdog OSCE urged the United States and Europe on Thursday to stop supporting the "party of war" in Ukraine and warned "catastrophe" could result, Interfax news agency reported.

    "I would like to appeal to the states that have influence on Kiev's leadership, most of all to Washington. It's time to stop indulging Ukraine's party of war," said Russia's OSCE envoy, Andrei Kelin.

    "Only a big catastrophe can result from such developments."

    Russia has increasingly blamed the United States and NATO for the flare-up in violence in eastern Ukraine. The West accuses Moscow of feeding a pro-Russian insurgency with guns and soldiers....................http://www.todayonline.com/world/russia-warns-west-catastrophe-over-ukraine
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  139. Tsipras und Russland-Nähe: Kann Griechenland der EU gefährlich werden?...

    Neue Sanktionen gegen Russland verhindern, große EU-Projekte zu Fall bringen: Wie gefährlich kann Griechenland der Europa-Politik werden. Theoretisch ist vieles möglich auch als einzelner Staat.

    Brüssel - Kann ein einzelner EU-Staat wie Griechenland große europäische Gemeinschaftsprojekte zu Fall bringen? Auf dem Papier ist das den Regeln zufolge möglich. In Angelegenheiten, die Mitgliedstaaten als sensibel betrachten, ist bei Abstimmungen in den zuständigen EU-Ministerräten Einstimmigkeit erforderlich. Dies gilt beispielsweise für Entscheidungen im Bereich der gemeinsamen Außen- und Sicherheitspolitik, der EU-Finanzen oder der EU-Erweiterungspolitik.......................http://www.abendzeitung-muenchen.de/inhalt.tsipras-und-russland-naehe-kann-griechenland-der-eu-gefaehrlich-werden.8934f589-6a73-4c1f-adf1-c51a145aab3f.html
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  140. Grecia bloquea la ampliación de sanciones de la UE a Rusia ...

    El recién estrenado Gobierno griego de Alexis Tsipras (Syriza) ha rechazado este jueves la nueva ronda de sanciones que la Unión Europea pretende imponer contra Rusia por la nueva escalada de violencia en el este de Ucrania. Atenas considera que la UE "omitió el procedimiento normal de notificación" de estas nuevas medidas. La Unión, sin embargo, niega las acusaciones, y los ministros de Exteriores maniobrarán en la reunión de este jueves para suavizar la posición de bloqueo de Grecia. Atenas, según las fuentes consultadas, difícilmente mantendrá ese bloqueo al final del día. Con una posición que defiende suavizar las medidas restrictivas contra Rusia, el Ejecutivo heleno pretende ahora "hacer de puente" para acercar posturas entre la UE y Rusia. Los 28 titulares de Exteriores han sido convocados este jueves de urgencia para concretar nuevas medidas restrictivas contra Moscú por la escalada de violencia en el este de Ucrania................http://internacional.elpais.com/internacional/2015/01/29/actualidad/1422540495_962347.html
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    1. UE: Vienne opposé à de nouvelles sanctions économiques contre la Russie...

      Vienne est sceptique quant à la nécessite de nouvelles sanctions économiques contre la Russie, préférant des mesures ciblées visant des personnes concrètes responsables de la crise en Ukraine.

      A son arrivée jeudi à Bruxelles, pour une réunion du Conseil des ministres des Affaires étrangères de l’Union européenne, le chef de la diplomatie autrichienne Sebastian Kurz s'est déclaré "très sceptique" quant à la nécessite de nouvelles sanctions économiques contre la Russie.

      "Je suis très sceptique quant à la nécessite de nouvelles sanctions économiques. A mon avis, des mesures ciblées visant des personnes concrètes, responsables de ce qui ce passe en Ukraine, seraient plus efficaces", a déclaré le ministre, cité par le service de presse de la Commission européenne...................http://fr.sputniknews.com/international/20150129/1014189160.html
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  141. EU Council orders EC to expand Ukrainian conflict sanctions list — Federica Mogherini...

    BRUSSELS, January 29 /TASS/. The European Union Council has ordered the European Commission to work out proposals on expanding the blacklist of persons responsible for escalating the Ukraine crisis, Federica Mogherini, the EU foreign and security policy chief, said on Thursday...........http://itar-tass.com/en/world/774286
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  142. La UE maniobra para suavizar el bloqueo griego a las sanciones a Rusia ...

    El recién estrenado Gobierno griego de Alexis Tsipras (Syriza) ha rechazado este jueves la nueva ronda de sanciones que la Unión Europea pretende imponer contra Rusia por la nueva escalada de violencia en el este de Ucrania. Atenas considera que la UE "omitió el procedimiento normal de notificación" de estas nuevas medidas. La Unión, sin embargo, niega las acusaciones, y los ministros de Exteriores maniobrarán en la reunión de este jueves para suavizar la posición de bloqueo de Grecia. Atenas, según las fuentes consultadas, difícilmente mantendrá ese bloqueo al final del día. Con una posición que defiende suavizar las medidas restrictivas contra Rusia, el Ejecutivo heleno pretende ahora "hacer de puente" para acercar posturas entre la UE y Rusia. Los 28 titulares de Exteriores han sido convocados este jueves de urgencia para concretar nuevas medidas restrictivas contra Moscú por la escalada de violencia en el este de Ucrania..................http://internacional.elpais.com/internacional/2015/01/29/actualidad/1422540495_962347.html
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  143. Cancilleres de los Veintiocho aprueban la extensión de sanciones contra Rusia ...

    Los ministros de Exteriores de la UE, convocados hoy para una reunión extraordinaria, acordaron extender las sanciones impuestas a Rusia a raíz de su actuación en la crisis de Ucrania, confirmó la jefa de la diplomacia europea, Federica Mogherini.

    La primera decisión anunciada por Mogherini es "extender hasta septiembre las restricciones contra individuos y entidades" que Bruselas sancionó en marzo pasado, tras la reunificación de Crimea con Rusia.

    Los cancilleres quedaron también en incluir nuevos nombres a esta lista de 132 personas y 28 entidades cuyos activos fueron congelados y a las que se prohíbe entrar en el territorio comunitario.

    Como tercer elemento, los servicios de la UE deberán elaborar nuevas propuestas para asegurar el cumplimiento de los acuerdos de Minsk sobre la solución del conflicto en el este de Ucrania...............http://mundo.sputniknews.com/mundo/20150129/1033792949.html

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  144. Ukraine: intensifier les négociations au lieu de renforcer les sanctions (Autriche)...

    Selon le chancelier autrichien Werner Faymann, les sanctions contre Moscou sont une solution extrême qui ne peut pas remplacer un plan de paix.

    Il faut régler la situation en Ukraine par la voie négociée au lieu de renforcer les sanctions contre la Russie, a déclaré jeudi le chancelier autrichien Werner Faymann.

    "L'Autriche estime que les négociations de paix intenses sont beaucoup plus importantes pour le règlement de la situation dans l'est de l'Ukraine que le renforcement des sanctions", a indiqué M.Faymann.

    "Les sanctions et leur renforcement sont une solution extrême qui ne pourra jamais remplacer un plan de paix", a-t-il ajouté lors d'une rencontre avec ses homologues tchèque et slovaque, Bohuslav Sobotka et Robert Fico, à Slavkov (République tchèque).

    Le chancelier a rappelé que les sanctions occidentales n'ont pas permis d'arrêter l'effusion de sang dans l'est de l'Ukraine. Il a appelé à se consacrer plutôt aux initiatives de paix.

    Selon M.Faymann, l'Europe doit relancer la coopération économique et politique avec la Russie ce qui rend nécessaire le respect des accords de Minsk, le règlement de la situation en Ukraine et le respect des droits souverains et des minorités..................http://fr.sputniknews.com/international/20150129/1014195089.html
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  145. Annulation de la dette : quand l'Allemagne refuse à la Grèce ce qu'elle a obtenu ...

    Le nouveau gouvernement grec estime qu’Athènes mérite qu’une partie de sa dette soit annulée… à l’instar de ce dont a bénéficié l’Allemagne dans les années 1950. Une aide qui lui a permis de prospérer économiquement.

    Alexis Tsipras, le nouveau Premier grec, estime avoir un atout de choix dans son jeu pour négocier une réduction du montant de sa dette. Il aime rappeler qu’un autre État européen, aujourd’hui parangon de la vertu budgétaire, a été économiquement sauvé. Ce pays, c’était l’Allemagne des années 1950.

    Le leader du parti de gauche radicale Syriza fait référence à une décision prise lors d'une conférence qui s’est déroulée à Londres en 1953. L’Allemagne a alors obtenu que la moitié de ses dettes soient effacées. Alexis Tsipras demande un traitement similaire pour son pays...................http://www.france24.com/fr/20150129-annulation-dette-grece-tsipras-allemagne-1953-nazi-croissance-miracle-economie-europe/
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  146. Etats-Unis: la "menace russe" profite à l'industrie militaire (expert US) ...

    Selon l'ancien analyste de la CIA Raymond McGovern, tant que l'Occident considère la Russie comme un ennemi, les fabricants d'armes accumulent les profits.

    Les producteurs d'armes profitent de la vision américaine selon laquelle la Russie représente la menace principale pour le monde entier, a déclaré jeudi à la radio Sputnik l'ancien analyste de la CIA Raymond McGovern.

    "Tant que l'Occident (…) considère la Russie comme un ennemi et le président Poutine comme un diable incarné, ils accumulent les profits. Cui bono? Ceux qui fabriquent des armes. Maffei n'est qu'un exemple. De nombreuses sociétés se félicitent de la montée de tension entre les Etats-Unis et la Russie", a indiqué M.McGovern.

    Selon M.McGovern, l'Occident a pu présenter la Russie comme une menace en diffusant "des mensonges sur les vrais responsables de la situation en Ukraine" et en "inspirant le coup d'Etat du 22 février 2014" dans ce pays...............http://fr.sputniknews.com/international/20150129/1014196557.html
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  147. EU weitet Strafmaßnahmen gegen Separatisten aus...

    Die 28 EU-Staaten wollen wegen der jüngsten Eskalation des Ukraine-Konflikts weitere prorussische Separatisten und ihre Unterstützer mit Einreiseverboten und Vermögenssperren belegen.

    Die EU-Außenminister haben sich bei ihrem Treffen in Brüssel auf eine Verlängerung von Reisebeschränkungen und Kontensperrungen gegen Dutzende Russen und Ukrainer geeinigt. Außerdem sollen weitere Unterstützer der prorussischen Separatisten mit Beschränkungen belegt werden. Das sagte Bundesaußenminister Frank-Walter Steinmeier am Donnerstag nach Beratungen mit EU-Amtskollegen in Brüssel.

    Keine Einigkeit gab es hingegen in der Frage möglicher neuer Wirtschaftssanktionen gegen Russland, dem eine zunehmende Unterstützung der Separatisten in der Ostukraine vorgeworfen wird. Mit diesem Thema werden sich am 12. Februar die Staats- und Regierungschefs bei einem Gipfeltreffen beschäftigen..................http://www.welt.de/politik/article136928103/EU-weitet-Strafmassnahmen-gegen-Separatisten-aus.html
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  148. EU would have to respond to large military offensive in Ukraine: Steinmeier...

    The European Union would have to send a clear message if pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine staged a full-blown military offensive there, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Thursday after talks with EU counterparts.

    "If there were large military offensives, for example with widespread assaults on (the port city of) Mariupol, a clear reaction would be needed," Steinmeier told reporters in Brussels.

    Germany and EU partners have ruled out a military response to the conflict.

    Earlier EU foreign ministers proposed that the bloc extend asset freezes and travel bans on individuals deemed responsible for hostilities in eastern Ukraine. REUTERS
    http://www.todayonline.com/world/eu-would-have-respond-large-military-offensive-ukraine-steinmeier
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  149. Ναι σε όλα είπε ο Κοτζιάς στο συμβούλιο υπουργών Εξωτερικών...

    Ο νέος υπουργός Εξωτερικών, Ν. Κοτζιάς σημείωσε πως «επελέγη ο διάλογος έναντι των νέων κυρώσεων κατά της Ρωσίας», μετά συμμετοχή του Συμβουλίου Υπουργών Εξωτερικών της ΕΕ στις Βρυξέλλες.

    Ο κ. Κοτζιάς συμπλήρωσε πως οι διαπραγματεύσεις έληξαν με έναν καλό συμβιβασμό ανάμεσα στην ΕΕ και την Ελλάδα και πως τα περισσότερα σχόλια της χώρας μας έγιναν δεκτά από τους ομολόγους του.

    Παρόλα αυτά οι Ευρωπαίοι ΥΠΕΞ αποφάσισαν να παρατείνουν κατά έξι μήνες τις υφιστάμενες κυρώσεις εναντίον Ρώσων αξιωματούχων και φιλορώσων αυτονομιστών, αλλά συγχρόνως, η πρόταση επιβολής νέων κυρώσεων, αφαιρέθηκε.

    Ο υπουργός επιχείρησε να μετριάσει τις έντονες εντυπώσεις από την ελληνική αντίδραση στην κοινή δήλωση των ηγετών των 28 για την ουκρανική κρίση. Είπε πως ο στόχος είναι η ειρήνη στην Ουκρανία χωρίς να αποξενώσουμε τη Ρωσία, προσθέτοντας πως «μπορεί κάποιος να στηρίζει την Ευρώπη και όχι τις κυρώσεις». Οι τελευταίες, είπε, δημιούργησαν οικονομικά προβλήματα στην Ελλάδα.

    Η πλήρης εισήγηση του Έλληνα υπουργού Εξωτερικών
    «Έχουμε βαθιά ανησυχία για τις επιθέσεις σε αθώους πολίτες, ιδιαίτερα στη Μαριούπολη, όπου ζουν 160.000 Ελληνες Ουκρανοί ελληνικής καταγωγής . Μέχρι τώρα μετράμε ήδη 6 νεκρούς. Υπάρχει ανάγκη για ένα πιο ασφαλές περιβάλλον, για κατάπαυση πυρός στη βάση Συμφωνιών του Μινσκ και απομάκρυνση του βαρέως οπλισμού. Στο πλαίσιο αυτό, αναγκαία είναι η προσέλκυση της Ρωσίας στην αναζήτηση λύσης.

    Πρόκειται για μια βαθιά ανθρωπιστική καταστροφή, για αυτό και στην παράγραφο 8 περί οικονομικής βοήθειας, η Ελλάδα ζητά να προστεθεί αναφορά σε κοινωνική σταθερότητα.

    Αναρωτιέμαι, είναι οι κυρώσεις το καλύτερο και πιο αποτελεσματικό όπλο για την αντιμετώπιση της κατάστασης; Η Ελλάδα αντιλαμβάνεται τα βαθιά αισθήματα πόνου του ουκρανικού λαού και είναι αλληλέγγυα με αυτόν. Καταδικάζει την πολιτική που οδηγεί σε ανθρωπιστικές καταστροφές..................http://www.crashonline.gr/ναι-σε-όλα-είπε-ο-κοτζιάς-στο-συμβούλιο

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  150. At least 26 people, mostly soldiers, have been killed in a series of attacks by Islamist militants in the north of Egypt's Sinai peninsula...

    A car bomb and rockets hit several military targets in the North Sinai provincial capital of El-Arish.

    Other attacks took place in the town of Sheik Zuwayid and in Rafah, near Gaza.

    The US condemned the attacks, saying it remained "steadfast in its support of the Egyptian government's efforts to combat the threat of terrorism".

    Militant group Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, which pledges allegiance to Islamic State, said it carried out the "extensive, simultaneous" attacks.

    The insurgents have intensified attacks since Egypt's Islamist President Mohammed Morsi was ousted in 2013................http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-31052064
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  151. El batallón voluntario Aidar asalta al Ministerio de Defensa de Ucrania...

    Los efectivos del batallón voluntario Aidar atacaron este viernes el edificio del Ministerio de Defensa ucraniano, en Kiev, tras haberse difundido en los medios una información en la que se afirmaba que había sido disuelto.

    El servicio de prensa de Aidar desmintió con posterioridad que el Gobierno ucraniano tenga esos planes.

    Los atacantes lograron entrar solo en el puesto de control donde los militares ucranianos les impidieron el paso, según informó el corresponsal de RIA Novosti desde el terreno. Además los soldados bloquearon el tráfico en una avenida cercana al edificio........http://mundo.sputniknews.com/mundo/20150130/1033803830.html#ixzz3QIpvVNGN
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  152. EU's Katainen Urges Greece to Stick to Reforms ...

    European Commission Vice President Jyrki Katainen urged Greece's new government on Friday to stick to the reforms agreed with international lenders, but signaled Athens could be offered more time to reach certain goals.

    The left-wing Syriza party won a weekend election on promises to end austerity imposed under Greece's 240 billion euro bailout deal and restructure the country's huge debts.

    “We expect them to fulfill all the commitments they have promised to do,” Katainen told German broadcaster Deutschlandfunk in English, adding that the European Commission had to make sure all member states were treated equally and agreements were respected.

    But Katainen did not rule out extending the deadline for carrying out reforms..............http://www.voanews.com/content/reu-eu-katainen-urges-greece-to-stick-to-reforms/2620312.html
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  153. Five dead in shelling of relief aid distribution center in Donetsk...

    Donetsk’s community center where humanitarian aid is handed out to the city population has been shelled, leaving five dead and three injured, the Emergencies Ministry of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) said on Friday.

    "Today, artillery fire rocked the community center in Panfilova Avenue where the distribution of humanitarian aid was in progress for residents of Donetsk," the mayor’s office told the Donetsk news agency.
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  154. Hartes Sparen illegal? Athen droht mit dem EuGH...

    Die griechische Regierung ist offenbar zu allem entschlossen. Das Finanzministerium deutete an, notfalls wolle man sogar vor den Europäischen Gerichtshof ziehen. Viele Sparauflagen seien illegal.

    Die neue griechische Regierung ist entschlossen, die harte Sparpolitik zu beenden. Athen werde dies durchziehen, auch wenn den Griechen der Geldhahn zugedreht werde, erfuhr die Deutsche Presse-Agentur am Freitag aus Kreisen des griechischen Finanzministeriums. Die Regierung sei entschlossen, notfalls den Europäischen Gerichtshof einzuschalten. Viele Entscheidungen der vergangenen Jahre, die das harte Sparprogramm betreffen, seien "illegal", hieß es...................http://www.welt.de/wirtschaft/article136940289/Hartes-Sparen-illegal-Athen-droht-mit-dem-EuGH.html
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  155. Griechischer Schuldenschnitt Wie Deutschland nach dem Krieg?...

    Griechenlands neue Regierung will einen Schuldenschnitt nach dem historischen Vorbild der Londoner Schuldenkonferenz. Doch die Vergangenheit ist mit der heutigen Situation kaum zu vergleichen.

    Innerhalb von nur zwei Wochen will der neue griechische Finanzminister Yannis Varoufakis Vorschläge für einen Schuldenschnitt zugunsten von Griechenland unterbreiten. Vorbild soll die Londoner Schuldenkonferenz von Sommer 1952 bis Februar 1953 sein, bei der über die deutschen Nachkriegsschulden verhandelt wurde. Ministerpräsident Alexis Tsipras sagt, Griechenland müsse das Recht auf die gleiche Behandlung haben wie Deutschland nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg......http://www.faz.net/aktuell/wirtschaft/wirtschaftspolitik/griechischer-schuldenschnitt-wie-deutschland-nach-dem-krieg-13398268.html
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  156. Nobel de Economía: "El problema de Europa es Alemania, no Grecia" ...

    Según el premio Nobel de Economía de 2001, Joseph Stiglitz, las crisis que sufren actualmente algunos países europeos son las consecuencias de unas políticas erróneas de la Unión Europea que benefician solo a un miembro: Alemania..................http://actualidad.rt.com/economia/164946-nobel-problema-europa-alemania-grecia
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  157. Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian rebels are exchanging heavy tank and artillery fire in and around Debaltseve, a strategic town in eastern Ukraine...

    There are reports - not independently confirmed - that the rebels have seized the nearby town of Vuhlehirsk.

    Many civilians remain trapped in Debaltseve, while others - including people with shrapnel wounds - have managed to reach the town of Artemivsk.

    Russian media say shellfire has killed seven people in the city of Donetsk.............http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-31055881
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  158. Ukraine military forces shell Donetsk from neutral zone killing 12 civilians — DPR...

    At least 12 civilians were killed in Friday’s shelling of the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk.

    Ukrainian military forces shelled the city from a neutral zone, the Donetsk news agency reported on Friday with the reference to the defense ministry in the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic.

    Two civilians were killed at a trolleybus stop in the Kuibyshevsky district of Donetsk and five were killed when humanitarian aid was being distributed; another five were killed in Azotny district of the city.................http://itar-tass.com/en/world/774489
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  159. Eklat zwischen Griechenland und EU: „Wir arbeiten nicht mehr mit der Troika zusammen“...

    Tiefe Gräben zwischen Brüssel und Athen: Nach dem Besuch von Eurogruppenchef Dijsselbloem hat Griechenlands Finanzminister Yanis Varoufakis klar Position bezogen – gegen das Sparprogramm der Troika, gegen Hilfe der EU.

    Keine Annäherung zwischen der griechischen Regierung und den Geldgebern des hoch verschuldeten Landes, im Gegenteil: Es tun sich neue, tiefe Gräben zwischen Athen und Brüssel auf. Beim Besuch des Eurogruppenchefs Jeroen Dijsselbloem, der am Freitag in Athen mit Ministerpräsident Alexis Tsipras und Finanzminister Yanis Varoufakis zusammentraf, zeigten sich die diametralen Gegensätze in aller Schärfe.

    Der Chef der Eurogruppe forderte Griechenland zur Umsetzung des vereinbarten Spar- und Reformprogramms auf, wie schon tags zuvor Europaparlamentspräsident Martin Schulz im Gespräch mit Tsipras. Dijsselbloem mahnte in einer gemeinsamen Pressekonferenz nach dem Treffen mit Finanzminister Varoufakis dazu, die bereits erreichten Fortschritte nicht aufs Spiel zu setzen und appellierte an die griechische Regierung, ihre Haltung zu klären, die Troika-Verhandlungen abzuschließen und gemeinsam mit den europäischen Partnern in die Zukunft zu gehen..................http://www.handelsblatt.com/politik/international/eklat-zwischen-griechenland-und-eu-wir-arbeiten-nicht-mehr-mit-der-troika-zusammen/11306996.html
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  160. Offener Streit zwischen EU und Griechenland: Athen kündigt Zusammenarbeit auf ...

    Eklat in Athen: Griechenland will nicht mehr mit den Kontrolleuren der Geldgeber-Troika aus EU, EZB und IWF zusammenarbeiten, kündigte Finanzminister Varouafakis an. Eurogruppenchef Dijsselbloem reagierte reserviert: Athen müsse seine Zusagen einhalten.

    Zwischen der neuen griechischen Regierung und der Eurogruppe ist es zu einem Eklat gekommen. Griechenland werde künftig nicht mehr mit den Geldgeber-Kontrolleuren der Troika aus EU-Kommission, Internationalem Währungsfonds und Europäischer Zentralbank zusammenarbeiten, sagte Finanzminister Gianis Varoufakis nach einem Treffen mit Eurogruppenchef Jeroen Dijsselbloem in Athen.

    "Unser Land weigert sich, mit der Troika zu kooperieren", sagte Varoufakis. Das auferlegte Sparprogramm sei nicht in die Tat umsetzbar. Das griechische Volk habe es bei den Wahlen vergangenen Sonntag abgelehnt................http://www.tagesschau.de/ausland/griechenland-dijsselbloem-treffen-101.html
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  161. Eklat in Athen: Griechischer Finanzminister setzt Troika vor die Tür ...

    Zwischen der neuen griechischen Regierung und der Euro-Gruppe ist es zu einem Eklat gekommen. Griechenland werde künftig nicht mehr mit den Kontrolleuren der Geldgeber zusammenarbeiten, sagte der Finanzminister Gianis Varoufakis am Freitag nach einem Treffen mit Euro-Gruppen-Chef Jeroen Dijsselbloem in Athen.

    Dijsselbloem forderte die Griechen dagegen auf, ihre Versprechungen einzuhalten. Eine internationale Konferenz über einen Schuldenschnitt, wie die neue Regierung sie fordert, lehnte Dijsselbloem ab. "Es gibt bereits eine solche Konferenz, und die heißt Euro-Gruppe", sagte Dijsselbloem.

    Die sogenannte Troika von EU-Kommission, Internationalem Währungsfonds (IWF) und der Europäischen Zentralbank (EZB) ist in der griechischen Bevölkerung sehr unbeliebt. Die Auflagen, die sie den Regierungen in Athen im Gegenzug für die Rettungspakete auferlegt hat, werden von vielen Griechen als Bevormundung abgelehnt.

    "Unser Land weigert sich, mit der Troika zu kooperieren", sagte Varoufakis. Das auferlegte Sparprogramm sei nicht in die Tat umsetzbar. Das griechische Volk habe es bei den Wahlen am vergangenen Sonntag abgelehnt. Syriza habe den Wählern zudem versprochen, die Zusammenarbeit zu beenden....................http://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/soziales/griechenland-eklat-finanzminister-setzt-troika-vor-die-tuer-a-1015972.html
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  162. Guantanamo, "les Etats-Unis se réfugient derrière un traité signé en 1903"...

    Alors qu’une détente historique s’amorce entre Cuba et les États-Unis (facilitation de la circulation des personnes, de l’argent et des marchandises), un dossier fait obstacle à la normalisation des relations entre les deux pays : la base navale de Guantanamo. Aujourd’hui, elle est aux mains des américains mais le président cubain, Raoul Castro exige de récupérer ce territoire de 116 km2. Hors de question répond Washington. Éclairage sur les raisons de ce blocage avec Salim Lamrani, maître de conférences à l’Université de la Réunion, spécialiste des relations entre les deux pays.

    De quand date la présence américaine à Guantanamo?

    Lorsque les États-Unis sont intervenus à Cuba en 1898 pendant la guerre d’indépendance des cubains contre l’Espagne, ils ont ensuite occupé le pays. En 1902, une assemblée constituante Cuba et lors de la rédaction de cette constitution, le Congrès des États-Unis a imposé l’amendement Platt à Cuba. Cette amendement stipulait par exemple que les États-Unis pouvaient intervenir quand bon leur semblait dans les affaires de Cuba, que Cuba ne pouvait pas signer de traité diplomatique ou commercial avec une autre nation sans accord des États-Unis et également que Cuba devait louer la base navale de Guantanamo pour une durée de 99 ans renouvelable indéfiniment (à partir du moment où une des deux paries y est favorable)......................http://www.rtbf.be/info/monde/detail_guantanamo-les-etats-unis-se-refugient-derriere-un-traite-signe-en-1903?id=8879440
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  163. La Russie doit cesser de soutenir les séparatistes ukrainiens, selon Paris et Varsovie ...

    La France et la Pologne ont exhorté, vendredi, la Russie à cesser immédiatement son soutien aux séparatistes de l'est de l'Ukraine et de mettre en œuvre sans délai le cessez-le-feu prévu par les accords de Minsk.

    La France et la Pologne ont appelé, vendredi 30 janvier, à "un cessez-le-feu immédiat" en Ukraine et demandé à la Russie de cesser "toute forme de soutien aux séparatistes", dans une déclaration commune à l'issue d'une réunion intergouvernementale franco-polonaise à Paris.....................http://www.france24.com/fr/20150130-ukraine-france-pologne-exigent-russie-cesse-toute-forme-soutien-separatistes-pro-russes/
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  164. Greece says will not cooperate with troika or seek aid extension...

    (Reuters) - The new leftwing government in Athens opened negotiations on its bailout package with European partners on Friday by flatly rejecting the expected extension of the program and the international inspectors overseeing it.

    Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis met Jeroen Dijsselbloem, head of the euro zone finance ministers' group, in Athens for what both described as "constructive" discussions on the new government's aims.

    But the hour-long meeting appeared to do nothing to bridge the gap between Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' government and European partners who have insisted that Greece must respect its obligations under the 240-billion-euro bailout.

    The meeting with Dijsselbloem was the first in a series for Varoufakis, who travels to London, Paris and Rome next week as the government looks to build support..................http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/01/30/us-greece-politics-idUSKBN0L31TB20150130?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews
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  165. Athènes est prêt à resserrer ses liens avec les membres de la zone euro, mais renonce à coopérer avec la troïka des créanciers du pays...

    La Grèce souhaite signer avec la zone euro un nouvel accord qui "permettrait au pays de respirer", mais elle renonce à toute coopération avec la troïka des créanciers, a annoncé le nouveau ministre grec des Finances, Yanis Varoufakis, à l'issue de négociations avec le président de l'Eurogroupe, Jeroen Dijsselbloem, en visite à Athènes.

    "Il faut créer dans la zone euro une atmosphère de confiance qui conduirait à un nouvel accord avec la Grèce afin que cette dernière puisse respirer dans une Europe en pleine croissance", a déclaré M.Varoufakis lors d'une conférence de presse conjointe avec M.Dijsselbloem..................Lire la suite: http://fr.sputniknews.com/economie/20150130/1014220857.html#ixzz3QKj6jDmF
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  166. Ukraine: des livraisons d'armes violeraient les décisions de l'UE...

    Kiev négocie des livraisons d'armes avec des Etats étrangers, alors qu'il s'agit d'une violation flagrante de la loi internationale, ainsi que des décisions et du code de conduite des pays de l’UE.

    Des livraisons d'armes à l'Ukraine violeraient les décisions et le code de conduite des pays de l’Union européenne, a indiqué le délégué permanent russe auprès de l'UE Vladimir Tchijov.

    "Ce serait une violation flagrante de la loi internationale, notamment de la Charte des Nations unies, des documents de l'Organisation pour la sécurité et la coopération en Europe (OSCE), voire des décisions propres de l’Union européenne, ainsi que du code de conduite de ses pays membres", a déclaré à Bloomberg M.Tchijov, interrogé sur sa réaction à d'éventuelles livraisons d'armes à l'Ukraine par certains pays............http://fr.sputniknews.com/international/20150130/1014223007.html#ixzz3QLDQfHTx

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  167. Merkel's Unintended Creation: Could Tsipras' Win Upset Balance of Power in Europe?...

    Greek election victor Alexis Tsipras wants an entirely different Europe from the one envisioned by Angela Merkel. His success is likely to stoke anger over Germany's EU dominance. Leaders in France and Italy are also hoping for an end to austerity.

    Alexis Tsipras couldn't have picked a more symbolic place to show his voters that he is a prime minister like no other Greece has seen before -- -- and that he is truly serious about standing up to the Germans.

    On Monday, right after he was sworn in, he was chauffeured in his sedan to the Kesariani rifle range, a memorial to Greek resistance fighters that is revered in the country as the "altar of peace."

    It was here, on the outskirts of Athens, that German occupying troops shot a total of some 600 resistance fighters -- some just before the end of the war, on May 1, 1944 -- along with roughly 200 communists from the Haidari concentration camp. The youngest victim was only 14 years old. ......etc.....http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/greek-election-makes-euro-zone-exit-real-possibility-a-1015907.html

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  168. Berlin says fresh Greek aid 'not on agenda', denying media report...

    Germany's Finance Ministry denied on Friday a media report that Berlin would be ready to discuss a new aid package for Greece of up to 20 billion euros if the new leftist Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras accepted supervised economic reforms.

    "That is not on the agenda at all," said a spokesman for Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble. The report in Der Spiegel magazine that Germany estimated Greece's additional aid needs at about 20 billion euros was "pure speculation", he added.

    Spiegel reported that Germany would be willing to grant Greece fresh aid on condition that it accepted reforms overseen by inspectors from the "troika" - the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund...............http://www.todayonline.com/world/berlin-says-fresh-greek-aid-not-agenda-denying-media-report

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  169. EU's Moscovici wants Greece in euro ...

    Greece belongs in the eurozone and the single currency depends on there being no "Grexit", the EU economic and financial affairs commissioner says.

    Pierre Moscovici told the BBC's Hardtalk "we will do everything" to prevent Greece leaving the eurozone.

    But he said the Greek government had to respect previous commitments.

    The new finance minister has meanwhile said he will not negotiate bailout terms with the "troika" - the global institutions overseeing Greek debt.

    The left-wing Syriza party won last weekend's election on an anti-austerity platform, promising to have half of Greece's debt written off, and to roll back on deep cuts to jobs, pay and pensions.

    "We believe that the place of Greece is in the eurozone, the euro needs Greece and that Greece needs and wants to be in the eurozone," Mr Moscovici, a former French finance minster, said....................http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-31067473
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  170. Kerry to visit Kiev amid escalating violence in Ukraine ...

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Kiev, capital of Ukraine, on Feb. 5, as violence flared up this month in the eastern region of the East European country, according to a statement issued by the State Department Friday.

    The top U.S. diplomat will meet with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin, and members of Ukraine's parliament, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said in a statement.

    "The Secretary's visit will highlight the United States' steadfast support for Ukraine and its people," Psaki said.

    Ukrainian authorities said Friday that at least 35 civilians were killed in the east of the country over the past day, as fighting between government forces and rebels continues to escalate.

    Kerry will then travel to Munich, Germany, from Feb. 6-8 to attend the Munich Security Conference....................http://www.china.org.cn/world/2015-01/31/content_34701737.htm

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  171. Russian convoy with Donbass humanitarian aid heads for border...

    A Russian convoy with humanitarian aid for Donbass citizens has set out for the Russian border with Ukraine, the Emergencies Ministry’s press service said on Saturday..........http://itar-tass.com/en/russia/774611

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    1. Un nouveau convoi humanitaire du ministère russe des Situations d'urgence (MSU) destiné aux habitants du Donbass arrive à la frontière ukrainienne...

      Un nouveau convoi humanitaire russe destiné aux habitants du Donbass est arrivé samedi à la frontière ukrainienne, indique le ministère russe des Situations d'urgence (MSU).

      "Le convoi humanitaire du MSU a été divisé en deux colonnes, une se trouve au point de passage frontalier de Donetsk, l’autre au point de Mateev Kourgan. Chacune comprend plus de 80 véhicules, l’inspection douanière est en cours", a fait savoir un représentant du ministère..............http://fr.sputniknews.com/international/20150131/1014224973.html#ixzz3QO0cHTLt
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  172. AirAsia captain left seat before jet lost control: sources...

    The captain of the AirAsia jet that crashed into the sea in December was out of his seat conducting an unorthodox procedure when his co-pilot apparently lost control, and by the time he returned it was too late to save the plane, two people familiar with the investigation said.

    Details emerging of the final moments of Flight QZ8501 are likely to focus attention partly on maintenance, procedures and training, though Indonesian officials have stressed publicly that it is too early to draw any firm conclusions...............http://www.todayonline.com/world/airasia-captain-left-seat-jet-lost-control-sources

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  173. Tsipras stürmt in die Isolation...

    Die neue Regierung in Athen macht bereits in den ersten Tagen alles falsch und versucht sich als Poltergeist Europas. Selbst die sympathisierende Linke in Europa wendet sich entsetzt ab.

    „Der Anfang ist die Hälfte des Ganzen“, mahnte schon der Philosoph Aristoteles. Wenn das stimmt, dann hat die neue Regierung in Griechenland schon jetzt die Hälfte ihrer Chancen verspielt. Der Start von Tsipras wirkt nicht holprig, er ist ein Desaster. Die spektakuläre Aufkündigung der Zusammenarbeit mit der Troika vom Freitag ist ein Schlag ins Gesicht Europas.................http://www.handelsblatt.com/politik/international/griechenland-tsipras-stuermt-in-die-isolation/11307640.html
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  174. La Grèce prête à renoncer à sept milliards d'euros pour se débarasser de la Troïka...

    Coup de bluff? Le gouvernement grec s'est dit prêt, ce vendredi, à renoncer à sept milliards d'euros attendus de l'UE fin février, pour en finir avec les exigences de la troïka.

    Le ministre grec des Finances Yanis Varoufakis a réitéré en effet officiellement devant le patron de la zone euro Jeroen Dijsselbloem des propos tenus par le Premier ministre Alexis Tsipras et par lui-même depuis quelques jours.

    La Grèce veut bien avoir "la plus grande coopération avec les institutions", comme l'UE, la BCE ou le FMI, mais elle n'a plus "l'intention de collaborer" avec ce qu'il a appelé "une délégation tripartite, anti-européenne, construite sur une base branlante", la troïka..........................Aris Messinis.......http://www.lexpress.fr/actualite/monde/europe/la-grece-prete-a-renoncer-a-sept-milliards-d-euros-pour-en-finir-avec-la-troika_1646832.html#4pdkULctITMhEuAb.99
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  175. Spanish anti-austerity party stages rally after Syriza win...

    Thousands of people are expected to take to the streets in Madrid on Saturday in support of a call for change from anti-austerity party Podemos, a week after Greece elected its ally Syriza.

    The "March for Change" gets under way at noon (1100 GMT) at the Plaza de Cibeles in front of Madrid city hall and will snake its way through the streets to the Puerta del Sol square.

    Protesters known as the Indignants filled that square for weeks in 2011 demanding political change at the height of Spain's economic crisis, and countless more protests followed.

    Podemos was already planning the rally before Syriza's victory in Greece's snap vote but party leaders hope the Greek party's success will boost turnout at its first major march, which comes ahead of a year-end general election in Spain.

    "We want a historic mobilisation. We want people to be able to tell their children and grandchildren: 'I was at the march on January 31 that launched a new era of political change in Spain'," Podemos leader Pablo Iglesias said when he announced the march in early December.....................AFP.......http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/121810.aspx
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  176. El magistrado del Tribunal Constitucional italiano, Sergio Mattarella, fue elegido el 12º presidente de Italia...

    De acuerdo a la Constitución del país, las dos cámaras del Parlamento eligieron a Mattarella, de 73 años, en una reunión conjunta donde participaron representantes de las 20 regiones del país.

    Mattarella fue elegido nuevo presidente tras obtener la mayoría absoluta de los votos (505) en la cuarta vuelta de las elecciones.

    El presidente electo es candidato del gobernante Partido Democrático de Italia.
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  177. Tens of thousands of people have massed in central Madrid for a rally organised by radical Spanish leftists Podemos...

    The "March for Change" is one of the party's first outdoor mass rallies, as it looks to build on the recent victory of its close allies Syriza in Greece.

    Podemos has surged into the lead in recent opinion polls, and says it will seek to write off part of Spain's debt if it wins elections later this year.

    Podemos says politicians should "serve the people, not private interests".

    The BBC's Tom Burridge in Madrid says that there has been an impressive turnout and a carnival atmosphere at the rally.

    Podemos leader Pablo Iglesias spelt out the party's message to the crowd.

    "We want change," he said, quoted by the Associated Press. "I know that governing is difficult but those who have serious dreams can change things."

    Protesters are parading in the same streets that over the past six years have seen many other gatherings against financial crisis cutbacks imposed by successive governments.

    One marcher, Jose Maria Jacobo, told Reuters news agency that people had to fight back against the political class............http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-31072139

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    1. Espagne: des milliers de partisans de Podemos dans les rues de Madrid...

      Test grandeur nature pour le parti antilibéral «Podemos» en Espagne où une «une marche pour le changement» débutait ce samedi vers 12h00 dans les rues de Madrid. Moins d’une semaine après la victoire de Syriza aux élections législatives grecques, cette marche est scrutée de près.

      Dans les rangs de Podemos, on veut croire qu’une victoire semblable à celle de l’allié grec est possible. Il faut dire que comme en Grèce le terrain est favorable à un parti anti-libéral.
      Les deux pays sont les plus durement touchés par la crise en Europe avec un taux de chômage qui flirte avec les 25 % et une exaspération face aux exigences financières de la Troïka.

      Comme Syriza en Grèce et contrairement à la plupart des partis d’extrême gauche en Europe, Podemos ne veut pas simplement peser sur le débat mais bien gouverner.

      Mais pour être optimiste sur son avenir, Podemos n’a pas besoin de regarder à l’autre bout de la méditerranée, il lui suffit de regarder en arrière. En effet, en un an à peine, le parti a déjà remporté 1 200 000 voix lors des élections européennes de mai dernier. Les derniers sondages n’ont fait que confirmer cette tendance, faisant de Podemos un des premiers partis du pays.

      Après les urnes et les sondages, c’est donc à présent dans la rue que Podemos veut montrer sa force.................http://www.rtbf.be/info/monde/detail_espagne-des-milliers-de-partisans-de-podemos-dans-les-rues-de-madrid?id=8885451
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    2. Podemos, l’allié de Syriza, manifeste en grand à Madrid...

      La grande « marche pour le changement » devant partir à la mi-journée de la place de Cibeles à Madrid pour relier la Puerta del Sol, dans le centre historique, rassemblait une foule compacte, sans doute des dizaines de milliers de personnes au départ du cortège. Cette marche intervient moins d’une semaine après la victoire dimanche du parti de gauche Syriza, dont les dirigeants ont régulièrement fait campagne aux côtés de ceux de Podemos.

      Issus de deux des pays européens ayant vécu le plus durement la crise, avec encore plus d’un cinquième de leur population active au chômage, Podemos et Syriza partagent le même rejet de la « troïka » (Banque centrale et commission européennes, Fonds monétaire international). Selon eux, il faut mettre fin à l’empire de la finance internationale qui oublie l’humain et poser la question d’une restructuration de la dette.

      « Ce qui s’est passé en Grèce est historique. Tout le monde sait que la suivante, c’est l’Espagne », a assuré samedi au quotidien en ligne Publico le Français Jean-Luc Mélenchon, dirigeant du Parti de gauche en France, également allié de deux formations et qui devrait participer samedi. Le rassemblement intervient à moins d’un an des législatives en Espagne et à quatre mois d’élections régionales partielles et municipales, où des candidats de Podemos ont prévu de se présenter.

      En savoir plus sur http://www.lesechos.fr/monde/europe/0204123813691-podemos-lallie-de-syriza-manifeste-en-grand-a-madrid-1088790.php?kjAGkT2PTDSwp44s.99#xtor=RSS37
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  178. EU-Kommissar Günther Oettinger (CDU) wirft der griechischen Regierung ein "freches und unverschämtes Auftreten" vor...

    "Athen muss seine Verpflichtungen gegenüber Europa erfüllen. Es kann nicht sein, dass eine Regierung von Brüssel besser behandelt wird, weil sie frech und unverschämt auftritt. Wir dürfen Athen deshalb jetzt nicht abstrafen, aber es hat keine Verbesserung zu erwarten", sagte Oettinger am Samstag bei der Jahresauftaktklausur der CDU Hessen in Künzell.

    Die Brüskierung der EU-Institutionen sei "ein bisher einmaliger Vorgang in der Geschichte der EU". Wer solch einen Ton anschlage und neue Feindbilder aufbaue wie die Regierung von Alexis Tsipras, der schüre Hass und Verzweiflung, sagte Oettinger. Es sei bemerkenswert, dass Tsipras freundschaftliche Signale nach Russland sende und zugleich "hassvolle Töne nach Berlin und Brüssel"..................http://www.welt.de/wirtschaft/article136984068/Oettinger-nennt-Griechen-frech-und-unverschaemt.html

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  179. Die griechische Revolution ...

    Athen gegen Brüssel, Tsipras gegen Merkel, David gegen Goliath: Was nun in Griechenland passiert, könnte revolutionäre Züge annehmen. Sogar der Kreml mischt mit. Die Athener Revolte könnte sich in ganz Europa ausbreiten.

    „Ein Gespenst geht um in Europa“, so beginnt eines der einflussreichsten politischen Bücher der Neuzeit, „Das Kommunistische Manifest“ von Karl Marx, geschrieben 1848. Doch die Worte sind aktueller denn je. Denn dass ein linker Politiker gegen die Europäische Union (EU) rebelliert und kurze Zeit später auf den wichtigsten und mächtigsten Posten des Landes gewählt wird, hat hohe Wellen geschlagen. Tsipras ist der Rebell der Gegenwart und der Meister der Erneuerung...............http://www.handelsblatt.com/politik/international/athen-tsipras-und-europas-linke-die-griechische-revolution/11308716.html
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  180. 'Busy' Greek prime minister to meet Angela Merkel 'in due time' ...

    Greek PM Alexis Tsipras will meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel “in due time,” a Cabinet member said, adding that Tsipras has a very busy schedule and plans to meet with the leaders of Italy and France first.

    “Tsipras has a very busy schedule at the moment with the upcoming meetings with head of the Italian government Matteo Renzi, the President of France, Francois Hollande and the Greek parliament,” the Minister of State for Greece, Nikos Pappas, told the television channel Mega.

    Chancellor Merkel says she has rejected the prospect of giving the new Greek government any debt relief, which could lead to a rising in tensions between Athens and its international creditors.......................http://rt.com/news/228199-greece-merkel-debt-talks/
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  181. Ukraine : nouvel échec des pourparlers de paix, poursuite des violences dans l'Est...

    Les pourparlers de paix entre les séparatistes pro-russes et Kiev se sont achevés à Minsk sans accord de cessez-le-feu, samedi. Ces dernières 24 heures, les combats ont redoublé d'intensité dans l'est de l'Ukraine, faisant de nombreuses victimes.

    Les pourparlers de paix entre les rebelles et Kiev sont une nouvelle fois dans l'impasse. Samedi, les deux camps réunis durant quatre heures à Minsk n'ont pas réussi à s'accorder sur un cessez-le-feu. Kiev a accusé les séparatistes d'avoir sapé les discussions.

    L'ex-président ukrainien Léonid Koutchma a expliqué que les dirigeants des républiques séparatistes, qui avaient signé les précédents accords, n'étaient pas venus à Minsk alors que leurs émissaires "ont refusé de discuter des mesures pour un cessez-le-feu immédiat et le retrait des armes lourdes"...............http://www.france24.com/fr/20150131-ukraine-rebelles-pro-russes-violences-bombardements-civils-est-donetsk-cauchemar-combats-armee/
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  182. Las autoproclamadas Repúblicas Populares de Donetsk y Lugansk (RPD y RPL) abogan por un régimen de diálogo y no monólogo con Kiev para pactar un alto el fuego, declaró este sábado el representante de la RPD, Denís Pushilin...

    "Estamos listos a dialogar, actuar en el marco de los acuerdos de Minsk, debe ser diálogo, y no monólogo de Kiev", dijo al término del encuentro del Grupo de Contacto para Ucrania celebrado en Minsk..............Lea más en: http://mundo.sputniknews.com/europa/20150131/1033849629.html#ixzz3QQzEcmhN
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  183. Hallo ich habe ein Zeugnis, das Sie machen: Es ist eine christliche Organisation gegründet, um Menschen auf Hilfe, z. B. finanzielle Unterstützung zu helfen. Wenn Sie Schwierigkeiten oder in jeder finanziellen Schlamassel, und Sie müssen daher Mittel, um Ihr eigenes Geschäft zu starten, oder benötigen Sie Darlehen für Ihre Schulden zu begleichen oder Zahlen Sie Ihre Rechnungen, starten Sie ein nettes Geschäft, oder die Schwierigkeiten, Kapital Darlehen von lokalen Banken zu erhalten, kontaktieren Sie uns heute durch e-mail:
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    Die Bibel sagt: "" Luke 11:10 jeder Bittende empfängt, wer sucht, und ihm wer klopft, öffnet sich die Tür. ". Also nicht diese Möglichkeiten, die Sie übergeben, dass Jesus nicht ist derselbe gestern, heute und in Ewigkeit. Bitte täuschen Sie nicht weil es noch ernste Menschen, aus Furcht vor Gott und Geist... Es ist eine christliche Organisation gegründet, um zu helfen. Ihre Kernaussage hat dies genug Sie ansprechen, die Ihr Leben für immer verändert

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