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Est-ce enfin la bonne? Un peu avant 21 heures, les ministres des Finances de la zone euro sont parvenus à un compromis sur le sauvetage de la Grèce . Enfermés depuis le début d’après-midi dans le Justus Lipsius, le siège du Conseil européen, les grands argentiers se sont entendus sur un texte d’accord sur la prolongation du plan d’aides à Athènes qui expire le 28 février prochain......................La zone euro impose à la Grèce le prix fort pour prolonger son aide
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  1. Iraq's national museum reopens 12 years after looting...

    Iraq's national museum has officially reopened after 12 years of painstaking efforts, during which close to a third of 15,000 pieces looted during the US-led invasion were recovered.

    Haider al-Abadi, Iraq's prime minister, told Al Jazeera that Saturday's opening was important especially after the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group destroyed ancient statues in Mosul.

    He pledged to protect the country's heritage.

    On Thursday, ISIL fighters who have occupied Mosul since June last year released a video in which they smash ancient statues with sledgehammers in the city's museum.

    Fighters are also seen using a jackhammer to deface a colossal 40-tonne Assyrian winged bull in an archaeological park in Mosul.

    The destruction led to global outrage, calls for an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council and fears over the fate of other major heritage sites in areas under ISIL control.

    The Mosul destruction was the worst disaster to strike Iraq's treasures since the national museum in Baghdad was looted in the chaos that followed the US-led toppling of Saddam Hussein.
    http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/02/iraq-national-museum-reopens-12-years-looting-150228171504003.html

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  2. Lebanese Tourism Minister Michel Pharaon said the "Phoenicians Road" tourism project adopted by the World Tourism Organization is "at the heart of Lebanon's heritage and history," according to the Daily Star paper on Saturday...

    Pharaon made the remarks while launching with the World Tourism Organization (WTO) Secretary General Taleb Rifai the "Phoenicians Road" international tourism project, which highlights many touristic and cultural sites stretched in 18 countries in the Mediterranean Basin.

    Pharaon said that this initiative comes "following a very difficult period the Lebanese tourism sector has witnessed with the drop of incoming tourists by 40 percent from 2011 till the end of 2013, due to the unstable security and political situation in Lebanon."

    Rifai said that "7 percent of the world population travel yearly from one country to another and the international tourism sector proved to be a very strong industry despite all the challenges."

    He stressed the importance of the "Phoenicians Road" for the 18 countries involved in it, adding that it is a peace initiative from Lebanon to the whole world despite the challenges it faces."
    http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/909461.shtml
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  3. Police in Germany heighten security citing possible Islamist threat...

    Police in the north German city of Bremen warned of a heightened danger from Islamist militants and said they had increased their presence in the city centre and stepped up protection of the Jewish community.

    They said in a statement they had searched an Islamic culture centre, detained several people for identity checks and arrested one person in connection with the measures. A spokesman for the police declined to give further details.

    "Since yesterday evening the authorities in Bremen have indications, based on knowledge from the police, the domestic intelligence agency and a federal authority, of an increased threat from Islamist extremists," the police said.

    Earlier this month a carnival parade in the northern German town of Braunschweig was cancelled at short notice due to a threat of an Islamist attack.
    http://www.buenosairesherald.com/article/183167/police-in-germany-heighten-security-citing-possible-islamist-threat

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  4. Embargo : Athènes demande à Moscou la permission de lui livrer oranges, fraises et pêches...

    Le gouvernement grec demande à Moscou de lever son embargo sur l'importation de denrées alimentaires et de lui permettre de livrer des oranges, des fraises et des pêches, annoncent dimanche les médias grecs.

    Cette information a été rendue publique à l'issue d'une rencontre du ministre adjoint grec de l'Agriculture Panagiotis Sgouridis et un responsable du ministère russe Alexeï Alexeenko dans le cadre du Salon international à Saloniki.

    "A la demande du fonctionnaire grec, M.Alexeeenko a promis d'envoyer une lettre au premier ministre russe Dmitri Medvedev pour lui demander d'exclure trois produits grecs de la liste de marchandises interdites d'importation en Russie suite aux sanctions antirusses", annoncent les médias..................http://fr.sputniknews.com/international/20150301/1014952611.html#ixzz3T9t3a91V
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    1. Greek Deputy Agriculture Minister Panagiotis Sguridis discussed the issue with Alexei Alekseenko, a representative of the Russian Agriculture Minister, at a meeting in Thessaloniki during the international food expo...

      The Greek government asked Russia to partially lift the food import embargo imposed in summer 2014 in response the EU sanctions. If Russia agrees, Greece oranges, strawberry and peaches will be available in the Russian market again.

      Greek Deputy Agriculture Minister Panagiotis Sguridis discussed the issue with Alexei Alekseenko, a representative of the Russian Agriculture Minister, at a meeting in Thessaloniki during the international food expo.

      "After the proposal was made, Alekseenko promised to send a letter to Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. He would take a stand for excluding three Greek products from the list of banned food which was imposed in August 2014 in response to the EU sanctions against Russia," according to media outlets..............http://sputniknews.com/business/20150301/1018917857.html#ixzz3T9zjhSlb
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  5. Kommando: Russlands Raketentruppen bereit zu Atomwaffeneinsatz auf Befehl...

    Russlands Strategische Raketentruppen sind laut dem Chef des Zentralkommandos, Andrej Burbin, bereit, einen Befehl über einen Einsatz von Atomwaffen „ohne Zögern“ zu erfüllen.

    „Die Aufgabe wird ohne Zweifel und Zögern erfüllt werden", antwortete der General am Samstag auf die Frage des Radiosenders RSN, ob die diensthabenden Soldaten bereit wären, auf den Atomknopf zu drücken, wenn ein entsprechender Befehl kommen sollte. Wie Burbin weiter mitteilte, werden die Raketentruppen planmäßig modernisiert. Bis 2020 soll der Anteil der neuen Atomraketen auf 98 Prozent steigen.

    Die Strategischen Raketentruppen Russlands dienen mit ihren landgestützten atomaren Interkontinentalraketen der Abschreckung: Sie sollen den Gegner von einem nuklearen Erstschlag auf Russland abhalten. Etwa 6000 Soldaten der Raketentruppen sind rund um die Uhr im Dienst................http://de.sputniknews.com/militar/20150301/301313155.html#ixzz3T9u3vIde
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  6. El presidente del Gobierno español, Mariano Rajoy, contestó este domingo en España a las acusaciones del primer ministro griego, Alexis Tsipras, alegando que no es responsable de la "frustración" creada por Syriza en Grecia...

    "No somos responsables de la frustración de la izquierda radical griega, que prometió lo que no podía cumplir como ha quedado demostrado", señaló Rajoy en referencia al partido que gobierna Grecia.

    El presidente español hizo estas declaraciones en un acto de su partido, los conservadores del Partido Popular, en Sevilla.

    Tsipras aseguró ayer que había “un eje de poderes, liderado por los gobiernos de España y Portugal” que “por motivos políticos obvios, intentaron llevar al abismo las negociaciones" con el Eurogrupo................http://mundo.sputniknews.com/europa/20150301/1034975615.html#ixzz3T9uTROIn
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  7. Ukraine's military said on Sunday a cease-fire had been fully observed in eastern separatist territories overnight, but warned that pro-Russian rebels were using the truce to regroup for new attacks on government positions, especially around the port of Mariupol...

    A drop in violence and moves by both sides to withdraw heavy weapons from the front line had raised hopes a shaky two-week-old cease-fire could hold.

    “In order to mislead OSCE representatives, the rebels are moving military equipment from the front line ... and bringing it back at night,” military spokesman Andriy Lysenko said.

    “There are signs the enemy is preparing for further offensives,” he said, naming as major targets government-held Mariupol, a strategic port city, and Artemivsk, north of the rebel stronghold of Donetsk..................http://www.voanews.com/content/ukraine-rebels-using-cease-fire-to-regroup/2663554.html
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  8. Alexei Goncharenko, a member of Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada /parliament/, has been detained during a march of mourning in memory of Boris Nemtsov, who was shot dead in central Moscow overnight to Saturday, a police source said on Sunday...

    The Moscow police department confirmed these reports, adding Goncharenko would be referred to Russia’s Investigations Committee.

    In the meantime, the Antimaidan movement said in a statement that Goncharnko had taken part in the massacre of the movement’s activists in Odessa on May 2, 2014.

    "There is no doubt he commended what was going on and instigated the massacre. He told about his involvement in the Odessa massacre in an interview with the Ukraina television channel," Antimaidan said in a statement posted on its website. The movement also referred to Goncharenko’s "photos on the backdrop of dead bodies" he had posted in social networks after the fire at Odessa’s House of Trade Unions. "When it became obvious that the Odessa massacre was condemned in Odessa and in the world, he removed these pictures and made a statement trying to whitewash himself," Antimaidan said.

    "We demand this man be arrested… He must be arrested and brought to justice," the statement underscored.

    The Antimaidan movement was set up in January 2015. Its goal, according to activists, is to prevent ‘colour revolutions’ in Russia.................http://tass.ru/en/russia/780310
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  9. Italy right rallies against immigrants, Brussels ...

    Thousands of supporters of Italy's anti-euro Northern League filled one of the biggest squares in Rome on Saturday, accusing the government of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi of selling the country out to faceless powers in Brussels.

    Northern League leader Matteo Salvini, who called the rally, took aim at a series of targets, ranging from illegal immigrants and Romanian truck drivers to tax authorities, banks and big business.

    "The problem isn't Renzi, Renzi is a pawn, Renzi is a dumb slave, at the disposal of some nameless person who wants to control all our lives from Brussels," he told the rally at the Piazza del Popolo, called just over two months ahead of regional elections in May.

    Italy's center-right opposition has been in disarray for the past year, riven by faction-fighting and unable to mount a consistent challenge to Renzi, whose center-left Democratic Party holds a commanding lead in opinion polls.

    However, 41 year-old Salvini has overseen a resurgence of his party since taking over as leader a little over a year ago, focusing on attacking immigration and the euro in a drive to broaden its appeal beyond its base in northern Italy.........Reuters.......http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/909621.shtml
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  10. German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble, a longstanding critic of the Greek government has softened his stance and expressed confidence that Athens will implement further economic reforms in order to bring the country out of crisis...

    According to the Finance Minister, Greece's new government enjoys strong public support in the country and needs just a little more time to implement necessary reforms aiming at resolution of the current debt crisis.

    It is worth mentioning that previously the politician voiced his skepticism regarding the negotiations with the Greece's Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis and Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. Media sources emphasized that an obvious lack of synergy between the two finance ministers was a stumbling block to further progress in talks..............http://sputniknews.com/business/20150301/1018927441.html#ixzz3TAJyLVLa
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  11. Tsipras afronta el rechazo de parte de su partido al pacto con el Eurogrupo...

    El ala más izquierdista de Syriza alza su voz contra el acuerdo con Europa
    Este desacuerdo en el partido podría ralentizar el afán reformista del gobierno
    Sin embargo, las encuestas confirman el apoyo popular a Syriza
    El 68% de los ciudadanos están satisfechos con cómo se han llevado las negociaciones
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    La Plataforma de Izquierdas califica el acuerdo como "opuesto a las declaraciones de Syriza"
    Tsipras afronta el rechazo de parte de su partido al pacto con el Eurogrupo

    El ala más izquierdista de Syriza alza su voz contra el acuerdo con Europa
    Este desacuerdo en el partido podría ralentizar el afán reformista del gobierno
    Sin embargo, las encuestas confirman el apoyo popular a Syriza
    El 68% de los ciudadanos están satisfechos con cómo se han llevado las negociaciones

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    Alexis Tsipras continúa intentando apagar las ascuas provocadas en su partido por el pacto de la pasada semana entre Grecia y el Eurogrupo. El primer ministro ha comprobado este martes como una parte de Syriza rechaza el acuerdo, tras haber cruzado su gobierno varias líneas rojas con respecto a su posición al inicio de las negociaciones.

    La Plataforma de Izquierdas, el ala más izquierdista de Syriza, dirigida por el ministro de Energía, Panayiotis Lafazanis, ha alzado su voz contra el acuerdo durante la segunda jornada de la reunión del Comité Central del partido, iniciada ayer con unas duras declaraciones contra España y Portugal, acusados de formar un "eje" para derrocar al gobierno heleno.

    Lo ha hecho introduciendo una moción crítica tanto con la extensión por cuatro meses del programa de rescate heleno como con la lista de reformas a realizar en el país acordado con los acreedores del país. El texto hace una petición clara al gobierno: "A pesar de los acuerdos del Eurogrupo, debe proceder bajo las bases de políticas que tendrán como objetivo principal la implementación estable de las promesas electorales".

    Es un escrito claro: "mostramos nuestro desacuerdo con la lista aprobada en el Eurogrupo", expone el texto, calificando los pactos como un "compromiso indeseado" y "en una dirección diferente o incluso opuesta a las declaraciones políticas de Syriza", según ha recogido la prensa helena.

    Ha sido rechazado con 92 votos en contra, 68 a favor y 5 abstenciones. Hasta 30 personas se ausentaron de la votación. Es significativo que miembros ajenos a la Plataforma de Izquierdas han votado a favor . El rechazo a la moción podría no evitar, sin embargo, que Lafazanis siga oponiéndose a algunas partes del pacto de Bruselas, sobre todo en lo referente a las privatizaciones.......................http://www.elmundo.es/internacional/2015/03/01/54f3562c22601d0b658b4578.html
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  12. North Korea fired two short-range missiles into the sea as annual US-South Korea military exercises got under way, officials in Seoul say....

    The two missiles, with a range of 490km (305 miles), were fired from the western city of Nampo into the sea east of the Korean peninsula, the South Korean military said.

    The drills, involving tens of thousands of troops, always anger Pyongyang.

    It traditionally shows its displeasure with missile tests and louder rhetoric.

    Seoul and Washington describe the military exercises as defensive in nature. North Korea calls them a rehearsal for invasion.

    Key Resolve, a largely computer-simulated exercise, lasts 12 days and Foal Eagle, which has ground, air and sea components, lasts eight weeks.
    'Merciless strikes'

    In a statement, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said the missiles, fired early on Monday, were probably Scud Cs or Scud Ds.

    The military remained "vigilant against any additional launches", it said.

    Earlier in the day the North Korean military condemned the exercises as "undisguised encroachment" on national sovereignty.

    Aggression should be dealt with by "merciless strikes", it said in a statement carried by KCNA news agency............http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-31654721
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    1. Corea del Norte dispara dos misiles al mar en medio de las maniobras del Sur y EEUU...

      "Corea del Norte disparó dos misiles balísticos de unos 490 kilómetros de alcance hacia el mar del Este desde su ciudad portuaria occidental de Nampo", dijo un funcionario de Defensa citado por la agencia de noticias Yonhap y precisó que los dos proyectiles cayeron al mar.

      El militar atribuyó los disparos a las maniobras Key Resolve y Foal Eagle que Corea del Sur y EEUU han comenzado este mismo lunes y que han provocado descontento de Pyongyang.

      Los ejercicios Key Resolve se extenderán hasta mediados de marzo, mientras que Foal Eagle concluirán a finales de abril. Movilizarán hasta 210.000 soldados surcoreanos y unos 12.000 de EEUU............http://mundo.sputniknews.com/asia/20150302/1034981424.html#ixzz3TCaBhl00
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  13. Ukrainian Volunteers Prepare to Defend Mariupol ...

    Despite the ongoing ceasefire in Ukraine, soldiers in the city of Mariupol fear that pro-Russian separatists may be getting ready to attack. The separatists must take or encircle the city if they wish to gain land access to Crimea, which was annexed by Russia early last year. But Ukrainian forces, many of them volunteers, say they are determined to defend it.

    On the hills overlooking the sea of Azov, soldiers of the Ukrainian army are digging in.

    These trenches, bunkers and fighting positions are part of a network of defenses around Mariupol, a city which many fear is the next target in eastern Ukraine’s pro-Russian rebellion. Despite a ceasefire which began on February 15th, soldiers here are expecting the worst....................http://www.voanews.com/content/ukrainian-volunteers-prepare-to-defend-mariupol/2663804.html

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  14. Une bactérie mortelle s’échappe d’un laboratoire américain de haute sécurité...

    Les autorités de l’Etat de Louisiane cherchent à savoir comment une bactérie dangereuse et souvent mortelle s’est retrouvée à l’extérieur du laboratoire d’un centre de recherche de haute sécurité, a rapporté dimanche le journal USA Today . Les autorités ont assuré au journal que la population ne courait aucun risque, mais l’étendue de la contamination demeure inconnue.

    L’incident survenu au National Primate Research Center de Tulane, situé à environ 80 kilomètres de La Nouvelle-Orléans et qui travaille sur un vaccin contre cette bactérie, a sans doute eu lieu en novembre 2014 ou plus tôt. La bactérie en question est appelée Burkholderia pseudomallei ou bacille de Whitmore. On la trouve principalement en Asie du sud-est et dans le nord de l’Australie. Elle peut se transmettre à l’homme et à l’animal par contact avec un sol ou de l’eau contaminé. Elle est classée dans la catégorie des agents pouvant être utilisé pour le bioterrorisme...........http://www.lesechos.fr/idees-debats/sciences-prospective/0204193357261-une-bacterie-mortelle-sechappe-dun-laboratoire-americain-de-haute-securite-1097965.php?zV8lI2DYw3IiGXbE.99#
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  15. Aufhebung des Importstopps bei Investitionen in Verarbeitung denkbar – Kreml...

    Russland könnte laut dem Kreml-Sprecher Dmitri Peskow die Importe landwirtschaftlicher Rohstoffe wiederaufnehmen, wenn westliche Unternehmen in Verarbeitungskapazitäten in Russland anlegen würden. Damit nahm er Stellung zu der Bitte Athens, Obstimporte aus Griechenland zu genehmigen.

    Zuvor hatte die griechische Regierung Russland gebeten, für einige landwirtschaftliche Produkte die im Sommer 2014 verhängten Einfuhrsperren aufzuheben. Es handelte sich dabei um Erdbeeren, Apfelsinen und Pfirsiche.

    „Es gibt ziemlich klare Regeln der Welthandelsorganisation (WTO)“, erklärte Peskow in einem Gespräch mit der Zeitung „Iswestija“ (Montagausgabe).

    „Als WTO-Mitglied kann Russland nicht selektiv vorgehen: Man darf nicht Sanktionen gegen die Europäische Union verhängen und eines der Länder von diesen Strafmaßnahmen wahlweise befreien.“......http://de.sputniknews.com/wirtschaft/20150302/301318585.html#ixzz3TDQb1znI
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  16. Die EZB druckt ab jetzt 1140 Milliarden Euro...

    Vor Wochen wurde es schon beschlossen, jetzt geht es los: Weit über eine Billion Euro will die EZB in die Finanzmärkte pumpen. Was es bringt und ob es überhaupt etwas nutzt, ist fraglich.

    Von diesem Monat an wird die Europäische Zentralbank Anleihen der Euro-Staaten, also deren Schuldscheine, am Markt aufkaufen. 60 Milliarden Euro will sie dafür jeden Monat ausgeben, mindestens bis September 2016. Das ergibt 1140 Milliarden Euro, die sie in den kommenden anderthalb Jahren aus dem Nichts schafft und dann für den Kauf der Anleihen am Finanzmarkt ausgibt.

    Diese Summe soll gemäß dem Kapitalanteil der Euro-Mitglieder an der EZB verteilt werden. Daher entfällt auf deutsche Staatsanleihen der größte Betrag, rund ein Viertel des Geldes, das die Notenbank in den Markt pumpen will. Dabei machen deutsche Schuldscheine weniger als 20 Prozent aller Anleihen der Euro-Staaten aus.

    Andere Länder, wie Frankreich und Italien, haben weit mehr Schulden ausstehen. Aus diesen Ländern wird die EZB dennoch weniger Papiere erwerben. Allerdings hatte sie von einigen Krisenländern wie Italien und Spanien bereits vor Jahren Anleihen für über 200 Milliarden Euro aufgekauft................http://www.welt.de/wirtschaft/article137958476/Die-EZB-druckt-ab-jetzt-1140-Milliarden-Euro.html
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  17. Jordan's King Abdullah called the fight against Islamic State a third world war, in an interview on Monday about how to best respond to Islamic State...

    "This is a third world war by other means. This brings Muslims, Christians, other religions together in this generational fight," Abdullah said an inteview with CNN.

    The Jordanian king added that the fight against Islamic State is is not just a Western fight but one within Islam as well. "Everybody comes together against these outlaws."
    http://www.jpost.com/Breaking-News/Jordans-king-calls-fight-against-ISIS-Third-World-War-392642
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  18. Dijsselbloem fait miroiter un versement d'aide à Athènes dès mars...

    (Belga) Le président de l'Eurogroupe, Jeroen Dijsselbloem, a enjoint lundi la Grèce à s'atteler rapidement à ses réformes, faisant miroiter un possible premier versement de fonds par ses partenaires dès le courant du mois de mars en cas de "progrès".

    "Mon message aux Grecs est le suivant: essayez de commencer le programme avant la fin de toute la renégociation", a dit M. Dijsselbloem, chef de file des ministres des Finances de la zone euro, au Financial Times. "Il y a des choses que vous pouvez faire dès aujourd'hui. Si vous le faites, alors à un certain point en mars il peut peut-être y avoir un premier versement. Mais cela suppose des progrès, pas seulement des intentions." Les partenaires de la Grèce ont consenti la semaine dernière à prolonger de quatre mois leur programme d'aide au pays mais indiqué que les fonds dus à ce titre - quelque 7 milliards d'euros - ne seraient pas versés avant avril, date à laquelle ils veulent juger de l'avancée de réformes promises par le gouvernement d'Alexis Tsipras en échange du soutien. La Grèce fait toutefois face à d'importantes échéances financières en mars, qu'elle aura du mal à honorer. (Belga)
    http://www.rtl.be/info/monde/europe/dijsselbloem-fait-miroiter-un-versement-d-aide-a-athenes-des-mars-704660.aspx
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  19. Ukraine’s president confirms request to UN, EU about peacekeepers...

    Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko has confirmed the decision of the Council for National Security and Defense to address the United Nations and the European Union about launching the international peacekeeping mission in Ukraine to support peace and security, the Council’s website reports on Monday.

    The document reads head of the Council for National Security and Defense Oleksandr Turchinov will control implementation of the decision.

    This question may be on the agenda of Ukraine’s parliament on Monday.

    A week earlier, Russia’s Ambassador to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Andrey Kelin said that the initiative to deploy peacekeepers in Ukraine was at the earliest stage of discussion but that mechanism for it had not been envisaged in the recently adopted resolution of the UN Security Council.
    http://tass.ru/en/world/780408

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  20. Varoufakis veut une restructuration « intelligente » de la dette grecque...

    Le ministre des finances grec, Yanis Varoufakis, plaide pour une restructuration « intelligente » de la dette de la Grèce, tout en prenant acte qu'un effacement serait inacceptable pour ses créanciers, dans une interview publiée lundi 2 mars en Allemagne.

    « Une décote est un gros mot. Je l'ai appris. Tout comme nous ne voulons pas entendre parler du mot “troïka”, nos créanciers ne veulent pas entendre parler du mot “décote”. C'est quelque chose que je comprends », a déclaré M. Varoufakis au quotidien allemand des affaires Handelsblatt. « Il y a des solutions plus intelligentes, a ajouté le ministre grec. Nous pourrions reconvertir une partie des crédits que nous avons reçus du fonds de sauvetage européen FESF en obligations, dont le coupon et les remboursements seraient indexés sur l'évolution de notre produit intérieur brut. »

    « NÉGOCIER UN PACTE DE CROISSANCE »

    Les partenaires de la Grèce ont consenti la semaine dernière à prolonger jusqu'à juin leur programme d'aide au pays. D'ici là, Athènes et ses partenaires doivent se mettre d'accord sur un nouveau contrat, et le gouvernement d'Alexis Tsipras doit mettre en œuvre une série de réformes. « Je ne veux pas que l'Etat continue à s'endetter. Le nouvel accord que nous voulons négocier d'ici à fin juin doit consister en un pacte de croissance, qui s'appuierait sur des investissements du secteur privé », a plaidé M. Varoufakis...................http://www.lemonde.fr/europe/article/2015/03/02/varoufakis-veut-une-restructuration-intelligente-de-la-dette-grecque_4585683_3214.html#xtor=RSS-3208
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  21. Netanyahu met en garde Washington contre l’Iran...

    « Jamais discours n’aura autant fait jaser avant d’avoir été prononcé», faisait remarquer voilà peu le dessinateur de presse israélo-belge Michel Kichka. C’est un fait, la visite controversée de Benyamin Netanyahou à Washington, où il doit prendre la parole, mardi après-midi, devant le Congrès, a déjà fait couler beaucoup d’encre et pris des allures de « Speechgate ». Certes devant les 16.000 délégués de la conférence annuelle du lobby pro-israélien AIPAC, le Premier ministre israélien a joué, lundi, l’apaisement, en déclarant que « l’amitié israélo-américaine permettra de surmonter le désaccord actuel ».

    Il n’empêche que le chef du Likoud, « en mission historique », reste déterminé à dénoncer le « mauvais accord » susceptible d’être conclu par l’administration Obama avec Téhéran, alors que la négociation internationale avec l’Iran sur la question nucléaire approche de la date butoir du 31 mars. Mais le projet de discours du chef du gouvernement israélien, révélé courant janvier, a frôlé l’incident diplomatique et suscité une polémique en Israël, au point que de nombreux observateurs n’excluaient pas son annulation............http://www.lesechos.fr/monde/afrique-moyen-orient/0204194878817-netanyahu-met-en-garde-washington-contre-liran-1098099.php?FyX115W4RZQKTcvm.99#

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  22. Selon deux Espagnols accusés de participation aux hostilités dans le Donbass, d'autres ressortissants espagnols font partie du bataillon ukrainien Azov...

    Des Espagnols font partie du bataillon ukrainien Azov et d'autres formations pro-Kiev, ont annoncé à Madrid les Espagnols Hector Arroyo et Sergio Becerra arrêtés la semaine dernière pour avoir participé aux hostilités dans le Donbass aux côtés des insurgés.

    "J'ai des preuves attestant qu'il y a des Espagnols dans les rangs du bataillon néonazi Azov", a indiqué Sergio Becerra, qui avait passé quatre mois dans le Donbass, de septembre à décembre 2014.

    "Parmi ces Espagnols il y a des mercenaires et des gens qui sont arrivés en Ukraine pour des raisons idéologiques", ajoute Hector Arroyo. Selon lui, l'Espagne n'arrête pas ces personnes parce que Madrid soutient Kiev en envoyant des matériels de guerre en Ukraine...............http://fr.sputniknews.com/international/20150302/1014978411.html#ixzz3TFxODPcb
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  23. A deal on Iran's nuclear programme could be concluded this week if the United States and other Western countries have sufficient political will and agree to remove sanctions on Tehran, Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday...

    "Our negotiating partners, particularly the Western countries and particularly the United States, must once and for all come to the understanding that sanctions and agreement don't go together," he said in Geneva. "If they want an agreement, sanctions must go... We believe all sanctions must be lifted."

    He told reporters that that Iran, whose disagreement with six world powers over how fast sanctions should be dropped is one of the main obstacles to a final nuclear accord, had demonstrated its political will by bringing its highest authorities to the talks and leaving "no stone unturned". .................Reuters............http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/middle-east/Iran-says-nuclear-deal-hinges-on-US-will-to-lift-sanctions/articleshow/46432453.cms
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  24. Verwirrung um weitere Hellas-Hilfen...

    Verwirrung um angebliche Gespräche über weitere Hilfen für Griechenland im Volumen von bis zu 50 Milliarden Euro: Eine Sprecherin von Eurogruppen-Chef Jeroen Dijsselbloem sagte am Montag in Brüssel, unter den Finanzministern der Euro-Zone werde nicht über ein drittes Hilfsprogramm für die Regierung in Athen diskutiert. Der spanische Wirtschaftsminister Luis de Guindos hatte indes zuvor in Pamplona erklärt, in der Euro-Zone liefen derzeit Gespräche über ein drittes Programm. Dabei gehe es um 30 bis 50 Milliarden Euro. Das zweite Programm endet im Juni. Was danach kommt, ist offen. Viele Experten gehen davon aus, dass das Land weitere Hilfen benötigen wird. Der griechische Regierungschef Alexis Tsipras hat aber wiederholt gesagt, ein drittes Hilfsprogramm werde es nicht geben, weil das griechische Volk diese Programme mit ihren scharfen Auflagen abgewählt habe.

    Dijsselbloem bot Griechenland am Montag neue Hilfen schon für März an, damit das Land kurzfristige Engpässe überbrücken kann. Bedingung sei aber die Umsetzung vereinbarter Reformen. Griechenlands Finanzminister Yanis Varoufakis lehnt neue Darlehen zu den bisherigen Konditionen aber ab..............http://www.fr-online.de/schuldenkrise/rettungspaket-verwirrung-um-weitere-hellas-hilfen,1471908,30014130.html
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  25. Obama Hopes for US Embassy in Cuba Before April Summit ...

    U.S. President Barack Obama said on Monday he hopes the United States will open an embassy in Cuba by the time of a Western Hemisphere summit in Panama in mid-April.

    In an interview with Reuters, Obama also cautioned that it will take more time to fully establish normal relations with Cuba after more than a half-century rupture.

    “My hope is that we will be able to open an embassy, and that some of the initial groundwork will have been laid” before the April 10-11 Summit of the Americas in Panama City, Obama said...........http://www.voanews.com/content/reu-obama-hopes-for-us-embassy-in-cuba-before-april-summit/2665521.html

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  26. Grèce: premier projet de loi consacré à la lutte contre la pauvreté...

    Le gouvernement grec de gauche radicale a indiqué avoir transmis lundi au parlement le premier projet de loi de sa mandature consacré à la lutte contre la pauvreté via la fourniture d'électricité gratuite, de bons d'alimentation et d'aide au logement pour les ménages dans le besoin.

    Selon un document gouvernemental transmis à la presse, "le premier projet de loi déposé au parlement, symboliquement et dans les faits, présente des actions visant à affronter la crise humanitaire", formule devenue un élément rhétorique du nouvel exécutif grec pour désigner les difficultés sociales du pays après six ans de récession (2008-2013)........................http://www.rtbf.be/info/monde/detail_grece-premier-projet-de-loi-consacre-a-la-lutte-contre-la-pauvrete?id=8920701
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  27. Representatives from the foreign ministries of Germany, France, Ukraine, and Russia have been invited to convene in Berlin March 6 to discuss the Ukrainian crisis, German government spokesman Steffen Seibert said Tuesday...

    "The future implementation of issues being discussed will be reviewed this Friday in Berlin in the Foreign Ministry at the high official level," Seibert was quoted as saying on the official German government website.

    The so-called Normandy Group includes representatives from Germany, France, Ukraine, and Russia.

    Previously, the foreign ministers of the Normandy Quartet met on February 24 in Paris for a round of consultations on Ukrainian reconciliation..............http://sputniknews.com/europe/20150303/1018982591.html#ixzz3TJXgbqhs

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  28. Ukraine says return of Crimea a must for mending ties with Russia...

    (Reuters) - No normalization of ties between Ukraine and Russia is likely unless the region of Crimea, now under Russian control, is returned to Kiev's sovereignty, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin said on Tuesday.

    Klimkin, on the second day of his two-day trip to Japan, also said the border between Ukraine and Russia needed to be completely closed to achieve any settlement to the armed conflict between Kiev and pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine.

    He reiterated his government's stance as a ceasefire deal, reached last month in Minsk, is broadly holding on the front line, but fighters in the separatist stronghold of Donetsk are training for another round of clashes against government troops............http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/03/03/us-ukraine-crisis-klimkin-idUSKBN0LZ0LW20150303?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews
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  29. US will 'protect' Syrian rebels when time comes: envoy ...

    The United States will be ready to "protect" moderate Syrian rebels possibly with air power once they enter into combat, a top US official said March 2.

    Retired US general John Allen, President Barack Obama's envoy to the international coalition fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), insisted that once moderate Syrian rebels were vetted, trained and armed, they would not be abandoned on the battlefield.

    "It is clearly part of our plan, that not only we will train them, and we will equip them with the latest weapons systems, but we will also protect them when the time comes," Allen said at an event organized by the Atlantic Council think tank in Washington.

    Asked if the Syrian rebels would be asked to fight without air cover or a no-fly zone, Allen said "all of those things are under consideration."

    "So it's important that you not believe that we would not support these fighters," he said.

    He also said the coalition was "pleasantly surprised at the numbers" of Syrians ready to sign up for the fight against the ISIL group............http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/us-will-protect-syrian-rebels-when-time-comes-envoy-.aspx?pageID=238&nID=79105&NewsCatID=359
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  30. Russia, Ukraine agree on gas delivery deal through to end of March...

    Russia and Ukraine have agreed on a gas delivery deal through the end of March, despite the conflict over pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine.

    The agreement Monday ensures the two countries will fulfill a “winter package” of Russian natural gas for Ukraine, which runs out at the end of the month. Both sides had previously threatened to back out of the deal, which put in jeopardy gas supplies to the European Union.

    European Commission Vice President Maros Sefcovic, who chaired the talks, said the energy ministers of Russia and Ukraine also agreed to discuss a “summer package” of gas supplies later this month. He said he is “reassured that the supply of gas to the EU markets remains secure.”

    The two sides agreed Monday that Ukraine would not have to pay for energy delivered to rebel-held areas – a major point of contention between the countries................http://sofiaglobe.com/2015/03/03/russia-ukraine-agree-on-gas-delivery-deal-through-march/
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  31. African leader urges 'Marshall Plan' for countries worst hit by Ebola epidemic...

    The leaders of the West African countries worst hit by Ebola called for more aid to eradiate the disease and rebuild their shattered economies at an international conference in Brussels Tuesday.

    Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Sierra Leone President Ernest Bai Koroma and Alpha Conde of Guinea urged the world to help their recovery as the number of new cases slows.

    More than 9,700 people have died of the disease since the west African epidemic emerged in southern Guinea in December 2013, with nearly 24,000 people infected, according to the World Health Organization.

    "The impact of Ebola on our economies has been profound. The most important long-term response to Ebola therefore rests in plans and strategies for economic recovery," Sirleaf told the EU-backed conference............http://www.france24.com/en/20150303-ebola-africa-leaders-more-aid-marshall-plan-conference-brussels/
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  32. Paris: l'Occident prêt à une "réaction forte" en cas de violation de l'accord de Minsk...

    L'Occident a menacé Moscou d'une "réaction forte" en cas de violation du cessez-le-feu conclu lors du sommet des dirigeants russe, ukrainien, français et allemand à Minsk.

    Les Etats-Unis et certains pays d'Europe se sont déclarés prêts à une "réaction forte" en cas de rupture "majeure" de la mise en œuvre de l'accord de Minsk sur l'Ukraine, a annoncé mardi le Palais de l'Elysée dans un communiqué diffusé à l'issue d'une vidéoconférence du président américain Barack Obama avec les dirigeants de plusieurs pays de l'UE et le président du Conseil européen.

    Le président du Conseil européen Donald Tusk a annoncé mardi que la situation en Ukraine et le respect de l'accord de Minsk 2 avaient été examinés, entre autres, lors d'une vidéoconférence réunissant les présidents américain et français, la chancelière allemande et les premiers ministres italien et britannique.

    "Ils sont convenus qu'une réaction forte de la communauté internationale serait nécessaire en cas de rupture majeure dans le processus de mise en œuvre des mesures adoptées à Minsk", lit-on dans le communiqué de l'Elysée.............http://fr.sputniknews.com/international/20150303/1015002949.html#ixzz3TM5EWDWR
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  33. Ukrainische Nationalgarde bekommt Panzer für Kriegseinsatz im Donbass...

    Vor dem Hintergrund der Waffenruhe hat der ukrainische Rüstungskonzern Ukroboronprom dem Militär modernisierte Panzer für den Kriegseinsatz im Donezbecken übergeben.

    „Ukroboronprom hat der Nationalgarde und dem Verteidigungsministerium eine neue Partie von Panzern des Typs T-64B (B1) übergeben. Die Panzer sind zum Einsatz in der Zone der Anti-Terror-Operation bereit“, teilte der Konzern am Dienstag mit. Zur Zahl der Kampffahrzeuge, die im Panzerwerk Charkow modernisiert worden waren, machte das Unternehmen keine Angaben....................http://de.sputniknews.com/politik/20150303/301346554.html#ixzz3TM6adcqM
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  34. Griechische Regierung leiht sich Geld aus Rentenkasse...

    Die griechische Regierung leiht sich Insidern zufolge Geld bei der Rentenkasse und Pensionsfonds des Landes, um kurzfristige Verpflichtungen erfüllen zu können. Dabei gehe es um Guthaben, die zum Beispiel die Rentenkasse aktuell nicht benötige, sagten mehrere mit dem Vorgang vertraute Personen am Dienstag der Nachrichtenagentur Reuters.

    Die Regierung leihe sich das Geld für einen Zeitraum von bis zu 15 Tagen und zahle es dann mit Zinsen zurück. "Davon profitieren beide Seiten", sagte ein Insider. Denn die Rentenkasse bekomme höhere Zinsen als bei der Zentralbank und die Regierung zahle weniger Zinsen als auf dem freien Markt. Wie die Rentenkasse leihen demnach auf diese Art auch einige andere staatliche Einrichtungen der Regierung Geld. Das sei nicht neu sondern werde bereits seit rund einem Jahr so gehandhabt.

    4,5 Mrd. Euro für monatliche Verpflichtungen

    Um welche Summe es dabei geht, ist unklar. Ein Insider hatte jüngst gesagt, insgesamt könne die Regierung sich auf dem Weg etwa drei Milliarden Euro leihen. Es ist aber nicht öffentlich bekannt, wie weit sie diesen Rahmen schon ausgeschöpft hat. Die Regierung benötigt jeden Monat etwa 4,5 Milliarden Euro zur Erfüllung ihrer Verpflichtungen.

    Der griechische Finanzminister Yanis Varoufakis hatte zuvor erklärt, das Land könne seine Zahlungsverpflichtungen in diesem Monat erfüllen. Unklar sei aber, wie es danach weitergehe.

    (APA/Reuters)
    http://diepresse.com/home/wirtschaft/international/4676591/Griechische-Regierung-leiht-sich-Geld-aus-Rentenkasse?from=rss
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  35. Colombia detains Cuba-bound Chinese ship carrying weapons...

    Colombian officials say they have detained the captain of a China-flagged ship bound for Cuba for illegally carrying explosives and other arms.

    The attorney general's office said the ship was stopped over the weekend in the Caribbean port of Cartagena.

    Officials said about 100 tons of gunpowder, almost three million detonators and some 3,000 cannon shells were found on board.

    The ship's records said it was carrying grain products.

    "The documentation that the captain had in regards to the merchandise that was being transported did not correspond to what we found," said Luiz Gonzalez, national director of the Colombian attorney general's office.

    He said the Chinese captain, Wu Hong, would be charged with weapons trafficking.

    The ship was been impounded and searched for 48 hours before the order for the arrest of the captain was made..................http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-31723157
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  36. U.S. military's Mosul briefing inaccurate, misguided, Carter says....

    (Reuters) - A U.S. military official who briefed news media about Iraq's upcoming offensive to retake Mosul provided inaccurate information but should never have publicly discussed war plans anyway, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Tuesday.

    Carter's criticism of the February news briefing by an official from the U.S. military's Central Command was accompanied by an assurance from the top U.S. military officer to Congress that the matter was subject to an internal inquiry.

    "That clearly was neither accurate information, nor had it been accurate, would have it been information that should have been blurted out to the press. So it's wrong on both scores," Carter, who took over as defense secretary in February, told a hearing by the Senate Armed Services Committee...............http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/03/04/us-usa-iraq-mosul-idUSKBN0M002220150304?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

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  37. Iraq extremists slow Tikrit advance with bombs and snipers...

    Iraqi forces closed in on Tikrit Tuesday (Mar 3), their progress slowed by extremist snipers and booby traps, on the second day of Baghdad's largest operation yet against the Islamic State group.

    The government has mobilised a 30,000-strong force for the push to retake Tikrit made up of Shiite militiamen and Sunni tribesmen as well as troops and police.

    Outnumbered and outgunned, the extremists who have held Tikrit since June 2014 have been resorting to guerilla tactics to disrupt the government's advance.

    "They are using urban warfare and snipers, so we are advancing in a cautious and delicate way, and we need more time," a lieutenant general on the ground told AFP.

    Iraqi forces are moving on Tikrit from three directions, with units targeting the towns of Al-Alam and Ad-Dawr to the north and south, while another large contingent drives from the east................http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/world/iraq-extremists-slow/1693752.html
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  38. Ukraine gas blast 'kills 30' at Zasyadko coal mine...

    A suspected gas blast at a coal mine in a rebel-held region of east Ukraine has killed at least 30 people and left some 40 missing, officials said.

    However, several rebel officials said later that they could not confirm the death toll at the Zasyadko mine in Donetsk.

    At least 14 miners were also injured at Zasyadko, which saw Ukraine's worst mine disaster nearly eight years ago.

    Anxious relatives of miners have gathered at the scene to await news.

    Very little information has been given out about the situation of the trapped miners, the BBC's Tom Burridge reports in a tweet from the scene....................http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-31725243
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  39. La Grèce va soumettre à Bruxelles ses propositions de réforme pour débloquer l'aide...

    La Grèce va rapidement soumettre des propositions de réforme à ses créanciers internationaux pour débloquer le versement des fonds dont le pays a besoin, a affirmé mardi le ministre grec des Finances, Yanis Varoufakis.

    Le 9 mars, "je présenterai un dossier avec six propositions et discuterai avec nos partenaires des mesures qui peuvent être mises en oeuvre immédiatement", a déclaré M. Varoufakis dans une interview avec Star TV...............http://www.rtbf.be/info/economie/detail_la-grece-va-soumettre-a-bruxelles-ses-propositions-de-reforme-pour-debloquer-l-aide?id=8921660
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  40. Donetsk official does not confirm 32 people died in coal mine explosion...

    Head of Kievsky and Kuybyshevsky districts of Donetsk Ivan Prikhodko has not confirmed Wednesday that an explosion at Zasyadko coal mine killed 30 people.

    "For now, I can only say that there are 32 people trapped underground. One person is killed. Until rescuers reach them, it is at least unethical to talk about their death," the Donetsk News Agency quoted Prikhodko as saying...............http://tass.ru/en/world/780915
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  41. Deutsche Griechenland-Urlauber sollen nach dem Willen von Bundestagsabgeordneten der CDU unter bestimmten Voraussetzungen einen Reisekosten-Zuschuss von bis zu 500 Euro vom deutschen Staat erhalten...

    Wie die "Bild"-Zeitung am Mittwoch berichtete, wollen die beiden Parlamentarier Rüdiger Kruse und Axel Fischer mit ihrer Idee die griechische Wirtschaft unterstützen und dem südeuropäischen Staat mehr Steuereinnahmen verschaffen............http://www.fr-online.de/politik/griechenland-cdu-will-griechenland-reisen-bezuschussen,1472596,30029048.html
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  42. IMF's Lagarde: Success of Greek reforms rest on implementation...

    The success of Greece's reform plan depends on the framework that is put in place and how the overhaul is implemented, International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde said on Wednesday.

    "We need to see in practice how it's going to be implemented," Lagarde told MSNBC in an interview.

    Key details remain to be seen in efforts to collect taxes on the wealthy, address corruption and make society more equitable as Greece hammers out the reform plan with its partners in the next four months, Lagarde said.

    Greece has received numerous loans in the past four to five years but Lagarde applauded the country's recent fiscal progress and urged deeper economic reforms as the country pushes ahead with its plan............http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/business/international/imf-s-lagarde-success-of/1695364.html

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  43. Frisches Geld wird für Athen immer teurer...

    Griechenland hat sich mehr als eine Milliarde Euro am Kapitalmarkt beschafft. Für die Papiere mit kurzer Laufzeit musste Athen den Anlegern aber deutlich höhere Zinsen bieten.

    Das schuldengeplagte Griechenland hat sich kurzfristig frisches Geld am Kapitalmarkt besorgt. Bei einer Auktion von Geldmarktpapieren flossen 1,138 Milliarden Euro in die Kasse. Der Zinssatz für die Papiere mit einer Laufzeit von sechs Monaten betrug 2,97 Prozent, wie die Schuldenagentur PDMA am Mittwoch mitteilte. Er war damit höher als bei einer ähnlichen Auktion im Vormonat (2,75 Prozent). Griechenland steht vor einem akuten Finanzloch. Im März muss Athen Verpflichtungen im Umfang von gut 6,85 Milliarden Euro erfüllen............http://www.handelsblatt.com/finanzen/maerkte/anleihen/griechenland-frisches-geld-wird-fuer-athen-immer-teurer/11456572.html
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  44. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Wednesday that French economic reforms put the country on the "right track" after Paris won a two-year delay from the EU to get its budget deficit back within Brussels limits...

    "I think France is very much on the right track," said Merkel, who insists EU rules must be respected to ensure growth. "We are going to be working very closely with France in support of these efforts."
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  45. Argentine: appel contre la décision de ne pas poursuivre Kirchner...

    Un procureur argentin enquêtant sur les accusations de son défunt collègue Alberto Nisman a fait appel mercredi de la décision d'un juge de ne pas poursuivre la présidente Cristina Kirchner, soupçonnée d'avoir entravé l'enquête sur un attentat contre la communauté juive à Buenos Aires en 1994............http://www.rtbf.be/info/monde/detail_argentine-appel-contre-la-decision-de-ne-pas-poursuivre-kirchner?id=8922484
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  46. Georgian fighters defy Russia in Ukraine...

    Conflict-riddled Ukraine has found new allies in its fight against pro-Russian rebels in the eastern part of the country.

    Fueled by past conflicts between Russia and their own country, Georgian fighters have been participating in clashes against pro-Russian separatists.

    Mamuka Mamulashvili, who is founder and commander of an armed group called the “Georgian Legion,” has been fighting against pro-Russian separatists for the past 10 months.

    Speaking to The Anadolu Agency, Mamulashvili refused to reveal the number of men he led, defiantly boasting instead: “We have enough fighters to ruin the Russian army.”

    Several Georgian nationalists have chosen to fight alongside the Ukrainian army against what they say is Russia pulling the strings of separatists in order to wreak havoc in the eastern regions of Luhansk and Donetsk..............http://www.aa.com.tr/en/rss/473984--georgian-fighters-defy-russia-in-ukraine
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  47. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has hinted that the search for missing flight MH370 may be scaled back...

    But, speaking to MPs and passengers' relatives ahead of the anniversary of the disappearance, Mr Abbott said he hoped the plane would be found.

    He said that those with loved ones aboard the flight had been through a "harrowing nightmare".

    The Malaysia Airlines plane vanished en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on 8 March 2014 with 239 people on board.

    "I do reassure the families of our hope and expectation that the ongoing search will succeed," Mr Abbott told parliament in Canberra.

    "I can't promise that the search will go on at this intensity forever but we will continue our very best efforts to resolve this mystery and provide some answers," he said.

    Mr Abbott's remarks echo Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss, who said earlier this week: "We clearly cannot keep searching forever.".............http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-31743693
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  48. Russian emergencies ministry offers help in rescue work at Donetsk mine...

    The Russian Ministry for Emergency Situations is ready to help in search-and-rescue work at the Zasyadko coal mine in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, where nine people remain unaccounted for after a methane explosion on Wednesday, the ministry’s press service has told TASS, referring to the telegram emergencies minister Vladimir Puchkov sent to his counterpart in Ukraine.

    "In line with the April 23, 1997 agreement between the Russian and Ukrainian governments on cooperation in preventing industrial accidents, catastrophes, natural calamities and liquidation of their aftermath, we are ready to offer necessary assistance in search-and-rescue work, "said the telegram.

    Puchkov said he expected a quick response, citing years long positive experience of joint reaction to emergency situations.........http://tass.ru/en/russia/781123

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  49. The U.S. Ambassador to South Korea, Mark Lippert, was attacked in Seoul, and is in stable condition, receiving treatment at a local hospital, according to the U.S. embassy...

    According to Seoul police, Lippert was slashed on his right cheek and hand with a knife measuring about 10 inches long at 5:42 p.m. ET on Wednesday.

    A South Korean news agency reported that the suspect was opposed to the joint South Korea-U.S. military drills that launched earlier this week, but Seoul police said the motive for the attack and how it was organized are under investigation.

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    1. U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea, Mark Lippert Assaulted (U.S. State Department) ...

      Press Statement
      Marie Harf
      Deputy Department Spokesperson, Office of the Spokesperson
      Washington, DC
      March 4, 2015
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      "We can confirm that U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea Mark Lippert was assaulted Thursday morning in Seoul while giving a speech. We strongly condemn this act of violence. The Ambassador is being treated at a local hospital. His injuries are not life threatening. Embassy Seoul is coordinating with local law enforcement authorities. We do not have any additional details to share at this time."
      http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2015/03/238167.htm
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  50. Libya's state-run National Oil Corporation has declared itself inoperable at 11 oil fields after a series of attacks by rebels purportedly linked to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group, and threatened to close all oil fields and ports if the country’s security situation does not improve...

    The force majeure - a legal step shielding the company from liability if it cannot fulfil contracts for reasons beyond its control - was announced on Wednesday shortly after gunmen attacked the Dahra oil field near Libya's central coast.

    The attack on the oil field prompted a counterattack by government forces that included air strikes, said Mashallah al-Zewi, oil minister of the country's Tripoli-based government...............http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2015/03/libya-attacks-isil-oil-fields-150304224800443.html

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  51. Ukraine: Moscou aurait "des milliers" de soldats dans l'est...

    Les Etats-Unis ont affirmé mercredi que "des milliers et des milliers" de soldats russes et leurs équipements militaires étaient présents dans l'est de l'Ukraine en appui aux séparatistes pro-Moscou qui se battent contre les forces de Kiev.

    La diplomatie américaine a également annoncé discuter avec ses partenaires européens d'éventuelles nouvelles sanctions contre la Russie si l'accord de cessez-le-feu de Minsk du 12 février n'était pas complètement appliqué.

    La secrétaire d'Etat adjointe pour l'Europe Victoria Nuland a été interrogée par une commission du Congrès américain sur le nombre de troupes russes qui seraient actuellement dans l'Est ukrainien rebelle.

    "Depuis décembre, la Russie a transféré des centaines de matériels militaires, y compris des chars, des véhicules blindés (...) de l'artillerie lourde. L'armée russe a sa propre structure de commandement dans l'est de l'Ukraine, qui va des officiers-généraux à des officiers moins gradés", a détaillé Mme Nuland..................http://www.rtbf.be/info/monde/detail_ukraine-moscou-aurait-des-milliers-de-soldats-dans-l-est?id=8922628
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  52. UN Security Council meets on Friday to discuss situation in Ukraine...

    The UN Security Council will hold the next session on Ukraine on Friday to discuss political settlement in Donbas, the situation with human rights as well as humanitarian situation in the country, a spokesman for the Permanent Mission of France to the United Nations told TASS on Wednesday.

    It will be an open meeting, scheduled for 10 am (15 pm GMT), French mission spokesperson Thierry Caboche said. An open discussion will follow the session, he said.

    The meeting is expected to focus on a report by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on the situation on Ukraine, which was presented in Geneva on Monday, the spokesman said.

    It reports, in particular, about numerous violations of human rights during a conflict in Donbas, as well as expresses concern over the situation in Crimea which rejoined Russia after a referendum last year.

    After the report was made public, the Russian Foreign Ministry expressed regrets that "not all judgments of observers can be called objective". "They keep using information from dubious sources, drawing unfounded conclusion on its basis," the ministry said.............http://tass.ru/en/world/781132
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  53. Deutschland verdient mit Griechen-Krediten Millionen...

    Die Schuldenkrise in Griechenland kostet die Deutschen viel Nerven und Geduld. Allerdings ist sie bislang für den Staat recht einträglich. Die Zinseinnahmen waren üppig. Doch das wird sich nun ändern.

    Der Bund hat von Griechenland in den vergangenen Jahren 360 Millionen Euro an Zinszahlungen für Hilfskredite eingenommen. Wie die "Rheinische Post" unter Berufung auf eine Antwort des Finanzministeriums auf eine Anfrage der Linke-Fraktion berichtete, beziehen sich die Zahlen auf den Zeitraum von 2010 bis 2014. Für die kommenden Jahre erwartet die Bundesregierung demnach nur noch Einnahmen für den Bundeshaushalt in Höhe von rund 20 Millionen Euro jährlich.............http://www.welt.de/wirtschaft/article138085446/Deutschland-verdient-mit-Griechen-Krediten-Millionen.html
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  54. Zwischen 2010 bis 2014 hat der Bund 360 Millionen Euro aus griechischen Zinszahlungen für Hilfskredite eingenommen. Für die kommenden Jahre erwartet das Finanzministerium aber nur noch 20 Millionen Euro jährlich...

    Die Antwort des Ministeriums enthält dem Bericht zufolge zudem zahlreiche Daten, die den wirtschaftlichen Schrumpfungsprozess in Griechenland in den vergangenen Jahren belegen. Der Linken-Politiker Politiker Andrej Hunko sagte der Zeitung dazu, die Krisenpolitik der EU sei „auf ganzer Linie gescheitert“............http://www.handelsblatt.com/politik/international/krise-in-griechenland-bund-nimmt-ueber-300-millionen-euro-zinsen-ein/11460504.html
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  55. Amnesty slams EU’s rescue operations for migrants...

    The latest Mediterranean tragedy that killed at least 10 migrants exposes the European Union’s failures in carrying out coordinated rescue operations, the globally renowned human rights organization, Amnesty International, said Wednesday.

    At least 10 people were killed when a boat carrying migrants capsized off Sicily Tuesday, the Italian coast guard said Wednesday, adding that 121 people were rescued from the boat that included many Syrians.

    "The deaths of at least 10 more refugees and migrants in the Mediterranean expose how European governments are still failing to provide adequate resources for a coordinated search-and-rescue operation that would save countless lives," Amnesty said............http://www.aa.com.tr/en/rss/474027--amnesty-slams-eu-s-rescue-operations-for-migrants
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  56. More than 2,000 Russian military personnel from anti-air defense units have begun exercises in the country’s south, including on the Crimean Peninsula, the Russian Defense Ministry’s South Military Region’s press service announced Thursday...

    “Large-scale field exercises of anti-air defense units have begun in the Southern Military Region. Field exercises include more than 2,000 military personnel and around 500 pieces of military equipment and armament,” the press service said in a statement.

    The exercises will be held in 12 military fields located in the Southern, North Caucasus, and Crimean Federal regions, as well as at Russian military bases in Armenia, South Ossetia, and Abkhazia.
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  57. Merkel zu EU-Konjunktur: Juncker-Plan allein reicht nicht aus...

    Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel hat zum ersten Mal die neue EU-Kommission in Brüssel besucht, schreibt die „Rossijskaja Gaseta“ am Donnerstag. Merkels Besuch sollte zeigen, ob die EU-Mitgliedstaaten bereit sind, dem Kurs Deutschlands als europäische Wirtschaftslokomotive zu folgen.

    Dabei geht es vor allem um die Situation in der Eurozone und die Ukraine-Krise. Kurz vor ihrem Brüssel-Besuch lobte Merkel das Konjunkturprogramm von EU-Kommissionschef Jean-Claude Juncker. Juncker hatte vorgeschlagen, bis 2017 einen Investitionsfonds in Höhe von 315 Milliarden Euro anzulegen. Mit diesen Mitteln sollen der Rückgang der Investitionen in Europa kompensiert und Investitionsprojekte umgesetzt werden.

    „Wir unterstützen diese Initiative“, sagte Merkel bei der Konferenz der Europäischen Investitionsbank. Der Kanzlerin zufolge will Deutschland zehn Milliarden Euro beisteuern. Die anderen EU-Mitgliedsstaaten halten sich bei dieser Frage jedoch noch bedeckt. Bislang einigten sich die EU und die Europäische Investitionsbank darauf, 21 Milliarden Euro für Junckers Investitionsprogramm bereitzustellen. Die restliche Summe soll von privaten Investoren kommen.................http://de.sputniknews.com/zeitungen/20150305/301371462.html#ixzz3TVpfrCr2
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  58. Independent tests show that Argentine special prosecutor Alberto Nisman was murdered, his family says...

    At a news conference, Mr Nisman's ex-wife said the findings ruled out the hypotheses of accident or suicide.............http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-31757878
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  59. Moscou préoccupé par l'arrivée d'instructeurs militaires US en Ukraine...

    Un groupe de militaires américains est arrivé en Ukraine pour apprendre aux soldats de ce pays à maîtriser des "armements venu d’outre-Atlantique".

    Moscou est préoccupé par l'arrivée en Ukraine du premier groupe d'instructeurs américains dans la cadre de la coopération militaire entre les deux pays, a annoncé jeudi le porte-parole du ministère russe des Affaire étrangères Alexandre Loukachevitch.

    "Selon les informations dont nous disposons, jusqu'à 300 militaires de la 173e brigade aéroportée américaine déployée en Italie arrivent déjà dans la région de Lvov (ouest) sur le polygone de Iavorov. Ces militaires enseigneront aux soldats ukrainiens le maniement du matériel de guerre venu d’outre-Atlantique", a déclaré M. Loukachevitch lors d'un point de presse.

    Selon lui, Moscou est également préoccupé par l'intention des Etats-Unis de lancer des livraisons massives d'armements à l'Ukraine...............http://fr.sputniknews.com/international/20150305/1015036485.html#ixzz3TXYiQjGL
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  60. La OTAN asegura que han muerto "miles de soldados del Ejército ruso" en Ucrania...

    El secretario general adjunto de la OTAN, Alexander Vershbow declaró el jueves en Riga que soldados "de Rusia" mueren "en grandes números" combatiendo en Ucrania.

    "La comunidad internacional condena inequívocamente el asesinato de Nemtsov y hace un llamado a que se investigue su muerte de manera abierta e imparcial e incluso antes de este trágico suceso se notaban signos cada vez más claros de que la invasión rusa de Ucrania goza cada vez de menos popularidad en el público ruso, de la misma forma en que a los líderes rusos se les hace cada vez más difícil esconder el hecho de que soldados de Rusia están combatiendo y muriendo en grandes números en el este de Ucrania", dijo Vershbow.

    Estas acusaciones se oyen horas luego de que el vocero del Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores ruso, Alexandr Lukashevich descartara por "infundadas" las acusaciones de Estados Unidos de que Moscú ha enviado "miles de soldados" a Ucrania...................http://mundo.sputniknews.com/europa/20150305/1035123150.html#ixzz3TXabLZfr
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  61. Moscow dismisses NATO allegations that Russia conducts large-scale nuclear drills...

    Moscow on Thursday dismissed NATO’s allegations that Russia conducts large-scale military exercises to drill the use of nuclear weapons, the Foreign Ministry said.

    "We’ve paid attention to NATO Deputy Secretary General Alexander Vershbow’s speech on March 2 at a conference in Doha (Qatar) on issues of arms control, disarmament and non-proliferation, in which he said that the conflict in Ukraine has a dimension associated with weapons of mass destruction," the ministry said in a commentary. "In particular, he made a dogmatic statement that Russia conducts large-scale military exercises to drill nuclear tasks, including the ‘nuclear component’ in the conventional weapons’ drills."

    "We have again heard reproaches that Russia’s strategic aviation ostensibly performs flights closer and closer to the borders of NATO countries," the ministry said. "These allegations are totally ungrounded, and we have repeatedly proven this with facts to our foreign partners."................http://tass.ru/en/russia/781364
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  62. Turkey blocks Charlie Hebdo’s website, 48 others...

    The number of websites blocked in Turkey is approaching 68,000 with the recent addition of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo’s official site, as well as specific pages from the country’s most popular Internet forums.

    The latest bans came after the government appealed to a local court, citing blasphemy laws. The Feb. 27 ruling of the Ankara Gölbaşı Civil Court of Peace came soon after the Telecommunications Directorate (TİB), a government body, filed a criminal complaint................http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/turkey-blocks-charlie-hebdos-website-48-others.aspx?pageID=238&nID=79262&NewsCatID=339

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  63. The military chief of Syria's al-Nusra Front militant group has been killed in an air strike, the group has said...

    The jihadist group said on social media that three other leaders were killed along with Abu Homam al-Shami.

    Syria's state-run news agency said the army had targeted Nusra leaders as they met in northern Idlib province, the Associated Press reported.

    The Nusra Front is one of the most powerful groups fighting to overthrow Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

    It was involved in a major attack on the Air Force Intelligence headquarters in the embattled city of Aleppo on Wednesday.

    The group has long been considered an affiliate of al-Qaeda, although recent reports suggest it may be seeking to break those ties. The US lists it as a terrorist group and it is under UN Security Council sanctions..............http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-31757502

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  64. Accord de principe sur le partage des eaux du Nil...

    (Belga) Les ministres des Affaires étrangères du Soudan, de l'Egypte et de l'Ethiopie ont annoncé vendredi être parvenus à un accord de principe sur le partage des eaux du Nil et le projet de construction du barrage éthiopien Grand Renaissance.

    "Un accord complet a été conclu entre nos trois pays sur les principes de l'utilisation du bassin de l'Est du Nil et le (projet de) barrage éthiopien Grand Renaissance, a déclaré à la presse le chef de la diplomatie soudanaise Ali Karti. Les détails de cet accord seront soumis aux chef d'Etat de ces trois pays pour approbation, a ajouté M. Karti..................http://www.rtl.be/info/monde/international/accord-de-principe-sur-le-partage-des-eaux-du-nil-705769.aspx
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  65. The representatives of foreign ministries of the Normandy Four (Russia, Germany, France and Ukraine) will gather today in Berlin to discuss the implementation of the Minsk agreements from February 12....

    Russia will be represented by Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin. Among participants in the meeting are also the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s (OSCE) special envoy to Ukraine Heidi Tagliavini and Chief Monitor of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM) Ertugrul Apakan.

    The meeting in Berlin will be held at the initiative of the leaders of the four countries. The agenda for the talks was set on March 2 during a telephone conversation between Russian President Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande and Ukrainian President Pyotr Poroshenko, Karasin said earlier.................http://tass.ru/en/world/781405
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  66. EU sees ceasefire progress, but ready for more sanctions: Mogherini...

    (Reuters) - The European Union is ready to step up sanctions on Russia over the Ukraine conflict, but the priority is to bolster a fragile ceasefire agreed in Minsk, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said on Friday.

    Mogherini, attending a meeting of EU foreign ministers in Latvia, said the need now was to strengthen ceasefire monitors from the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), a European rights and security watchdog.

    Despite some signs of improvement on the ground, there was no question of the EU easing sanctions now, she said...............http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/03/06/us-ukraine-crisis-eu-idUSKBN0M211I20150306?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews
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  67. Hundreds of thousands of American students and government workers stayed home on Thursday (Mar 5) as a major winter storm hit from Texas to the northeastern United States...

    Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia and New York were expected to get as much as a foot and a half of snow, with wind chill temperatures dipping well below average in much of the region.

    In the nation's capital, government offices and schools were shuttered, along with most national Smithsonian museums, leaving the city's core eerily quiet as freezing rain turned to snow by mid-morning.

    Many schools and government offices were also closed in Philadelphia and Baltimore, while Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear declared a state of emergency for the state, where some cities were pounded with 20 inches of snow.

    Southern United States was not spared - with Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico all facing weather warnings. The National Weather Service said 65 million people were under a winter storm warning, and other another 29 million were under a winter weather advisory...........http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/world/massive-winter-storm/1698122.html
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  68. Griechenland will kurzfristig mehr Schulden machen...

    Alexis Tsipras will die drohende Finanzierungslücke mit der Ausgabe kurzfristiger Anleihen überbrücken. Sollte sich die EZB querstellen, trage sie die Verantwortung.

    Griechenland will entgegen der Vorgaben seiner Gläubiger mehr Schulden am Kapitalmarkt aufnehmen. Um die drohende Finanzierungslücke zu überbrücken, sollen in den kommenden Wochen kurzfristige Anleihen ausgegeben werden, sagte Regierungschef Alexis Tsipras dem Spiegel.

    Sollte die Europäische Zentralbank (EZB) der Ausgabe sogenannter T-Bills nicht zustimmen, übernehme sie eine große Verantwortung. "Dann kehrt der Thriller zurück, den wir vor dem 20. Februar gesehen haben", sagte Tsipras mit Blick auf die langen Verhandlungen mit den Europartnern, die der Verlängerung des aktuellen Rettungsprogramms vorausgegangen waren...............http://www.zeit.de/wirtschaft/2015-03/griechenland-schulden-ueberbrueckung-ezb
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  69. Tsipras warnt vor neuem Thriller...

    Griechenlands Regierungschef Tsipras will laut einem Medienbericht kurzfristig noch mehr Schulden am Kapitalmarkt aufnehmen. Sollte die EZB nicht zustimmen, übernehme sie eine große Verantwortung, warnt Tsipras: „Dann kehrt der Thriller zurück, den wir vor dem 20. Februar gesehen haben.“

    Griechenland riskiert abermals eine Konfrontation mit seinen Geldgebern: Entgegen der Vorgaben seiner Gläubiger will Regierungschef Alexis Tsipras kurzfristig mehr Schulden am Kapitalmarkt aufnehmen. Tsipras sagte dem „Spiegel“ laut Vorabbericht vom Freitag, er wolle in den kommenden Wochen eine drohende Finanzierungslücke mit kurzfristigen Anleihen, sogenannten T-Bills, überbrücken. Sollte die Europäische Zentralbank (EZB) nicht zustimmen, übernehme sie eine große Verantwortung: „Dann kehrt der Thriller zurück, den wir vor dem 20. Februar gesehen haben“, sagt Tsipras mit Blick auf die zähen Verhandlungen mit den Euro-Partnern, die der Verlängerung des aktuellen Rettungsprogramms vorausgegangen waren. Das wäre aber eine politische Entscheidung, „die nicht von Technokraten gefällt werden sollte“, so der Regierungschef. „Die EZB hält immer noch das Seil, das um unseren Hals liegt.“.............http://www.faz.net/aktuell/wirtschaft/eurokrise/griechenland/tsipras-warnt-vor-neuem-thriller-13467620.html
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  70. Schulz exige a Tsipras 'comportarse de manera adecuada'...

    El presidente del Parlamento Europeo, Martin Schulz, ha reconvenido desde Madrid al presidente de Grecia, Alexis Tsipras, por su crítica abierta a los gobiernos de España y Portugal. En el curso de una intervención pública -una comida organizada por Nueva Economía Forum ante personalidades de la política, la empresa, la diplomacia y la prensa española- el socialista alemán ha hecho un público y explícito respaldo a los dos países aludidos y ha hecho un público "llamamiento" al líder de Syriza.

    "Soy un político comprometido de izquierdas, pero soy a la vez el representante de una organización transnacional y debo diferenciar mi papel institucional", ha arrancado Martin Schulz, para solemnizar: "Cuando alguien llega al Gobierno, no puede dejar sus convicciones en la puerta, pero es importante que se comporte de manera adecuada". "Si sólo se dedica a imponer su ideología de partido, no será apto para ejercer sus funciones", ha añadido, advirtiendo, a continuación, que en el seno de la Unión Europea "tenemos representantes de países, no de partidos".

    Además, Schulz ha recalcado que "España y Portugal tienen mucho interés en que haya estabilidad en Grecia".....................http://www.elmundo.es/internacional/2015/03/06/54f9bee022601dbc1a8b456e.html
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  71. Wolfgang Bosbach: Griechenland fehlt Selbstorganisation...

    Wahlversprechen machen ja alle, die Griechen nur auf Kosten der Anderen. Bisher hat der CDU-Politiker Wolfgang Bosbach kein Vertrauen in den griechischen Reformkurs, den die anderen Länder bezahlen müssen. Zumal Griechenland in manchen Bereichen ein Vorreiter-Potential hat, wenn es an Selbstorganisation nicht mangeln würde.

    Wenn er sich das Treiben von Herrn Varoufakis ansieht und dann die Frage bekommt „Vertrauen Sie?“, da kann er nur sagen „Nein“, gibt Wolfgang Bosbach im Interview für Sputnik-Korrespondentin Marina Piminowa zu. Das könne sich ja ändern, aber bisher habe man nur den Eindruck, dass Griechenland kein zuverlässiger Gesprächspartner sei. „Es geht nicht um Misstrauen, es geht um Erfahrungen, die wir in den letzten Jahren gemacht haben. Griechenland hat alles immer unterschrieben, Griechenland wird immer alles unterschreiben, was man in Brüssel unterschreiben muss, um an mehr Geld zu kommen. Entscheidend sind nicht Zusicherungen, entscheidend ist die tatsächliche wirtschaftliche und finanzielle Entwicklung des Landes und sie bleibt seit Jahren hinter den Erwartungen oder Hoffnungen zurück. So hat man uns Privatisierungserlöse bis 2015 von 50 Milliarden Euro in Aussicht gestellt, erreicht wurden keine drei Milliarden Euro. Und deswegen meine Skepsis“, so der CDU-Politiker...................http://de.sputniknews.com/meinungen/20150306/301394303.html#ixzz3TcvHiw00
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  72. Warum Juncker den Griechen einen Korb gab...

    Die Finanzlage Griechenlands ist dramatisch, Premier Alexis Tsipras betreibt hektische Diplomatie. Er würde gerne EU-Kommissionspräsident Jean-Claude Juncker treffen. Der jedoch hat Vorbehalte.

    Griechenlands Regierungschef Alexis Tsipras wirbt angesichts akuter Finanznot und der Aussicht auf einen verschärften Streit mit den Euro-Partnern um die Unterstützung der Europäischen Kommission. "Ich bin mit Herrn Tsipras schon seit einigen Tagen im Gespräch, um einen Termin für einen Besuch in Brüssel festzulegen", sagte Kommissionspräsident Jean-Claude Juncker im Gespräch mit der "Welt am Sonntag".

    Allerdings will der Kommissionspräsident das Gespräch mit Tsipras erst nach einer Sitzung der Euro-Gruppe führen. Das Gremium, in dem die Finanzminister der 19 Euro-Staaten vertreten sind, wird an diesem Montag in Brüssel tagen. "In den nächsten zwei Wochen werden wir uns sicher treffen", kündigte Juncker an. "Ich möchte aber nicht, dass die Beschlüsse der Euro-Gruppe durch irgendwelche Nebenkontakte unterlaufen werden."..............http://www.welt.de/wirtschaft/article138150908/Warum-Juncker-den-Griechen-einen-Korb-gab.html
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  73. Libya's oil security forces say re-take control after Al Ghani oilfield attack...

    Libya's oil security forces have retaken control of Al-Ghani oilfield after militant gunmen attacked the facility, killing seven guards, said a spokesman for the forces on Friday.

    The official, Ali Hassi, said his forces were also now controlling Mabrouk, Bahi and Dahra oilfields in the central Sirte basin, which were also attacked over the last week.
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  74. Grécia tem novas propostas de reformas...

    As sete propostas constam de uma carta enviada ao presidente do Eurogrupo, Jeroen Dijsselbloem, e, no que respeita ao combate à evasão fiscal, o Governo grego propõe o recrutamento de estudantes, donas de casa e até turistas, pagos à hora, para recolherem provas que denunciem a fuga aos impostos, segundo a lista divulgada pelo Financial Times.................http://www.jn.pt/PaginaInicial/Economia/Interior.aspx?content_id=4439250&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+JN-ULTIMAS+%28JN+-+Ultimas%29
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    1. Varoufakis will Studenten als Steuerfahnder...

      Im Kampf gegen die Steuerhinterziehung schlägt Athen auch höchst unkonventionelle Maßnahmen vor: So sollen einfache Bürger als Amateur-Steuerfahnder eingesetzt werden. In einem am Freitag veröffentlichten Brief an Eurogruppenchef Jeroen Dijsselbloem schlägt der griechische Finanzminister Gianis Varoufakis dazu unter anderem vor, «eine große Zahl nicht professioneller Inspektoren» nach einer kurzen Ausbildung für begrenzte Zeit als Steuerfahnder einzusetzen....................http://www.fr-online.de/schuldenkrise/griechenland-varoufakis-will-studenten-als-steuerfahnder,1471908,30057366.html
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  75. Malaysia Airlines, One Year Later: Similar Disappearance Could Happen Again ...

    On March 8, 2014 a Malaysia Airlines flight took off from Kuala Lumpur enroute to Beijing. All transmission from the plane ended 40 minutes after take-off. The plane has not been found and is presumed to have crashed into the ocean. Exactly what happened and whether this type of incident could occur again remain unresolved issues.

    “Good night -- Malaysian 370.” Those were the last words heard from a Malaysia Airlines plane before it vanished from radar. A year later, the plane and the 239 people on board have not been found.

    U.S. commercial airline pilot Captain Ian Gebow said the traditional 30-minute to 60-minute communication between plane and ground needs to be constant when planes are over wide bodies of water when radar is sparse. "What we really need is real-time data tracking for when an act occurs," he said.

    "We are creating a generation of pilots who are monitors, as opposed to professional aviators ... a generation of pilots who use automation as a crutch rather than an aide," said Gebow...............http://www.voanews.com/content/malaysia-airlines-one-year-later-similar-disappearance-could-happen-again/2671199.html

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    1. Malaysia: If MH370 not found by end of May, new look at data...

      If the massive undersea search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 turns up nothing by the end of May, the three countries leading the effort will re-examine data and come up with a new plan, Malaysia's transport minister said on Saturday.

      Liow Tiong Lai told a select group of foreign reporters on the eve of the anniversary of the plane's disappearance during a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing that he remains cautiously optimistic that the Boeing 777 should be in the area of the southern Indian Ocean where the search has been ongoing.............http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/rest-of-world/Malaysia-If-MH370-not-found-by-end-of-May-new-look-at-data/articleshow/46482987.cms
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  76. Poland asks Russia’s to organize talks on possible food exports to Russia...

    Following Greece’s lead, Poland has asked Russia’s veterinary and phytosanitary watchdog (Rosselkhoznadzor) to negotiate food exports to Russia, Rosselkhoznadzor’s chief Sergei Dankvert said on Friday.

    "On the one hand, our Polish colleagues, along with the Lithuanians, used to say that they needed no bilateral agreements with Russia, but, on the other hand, they contacted us suggesting a working group on veterinary and phytosanitary control be held to spacify how to work in the bilateral regime," he told the Rossiya 24 television channel. Such talks are to be held in March 2015, he noted.

    The Rosselkhoznadzor chief said that earlier in March his agency had received a letter from Greece asking to look at possible lifting of the Russian food imports ban. Greece’s ministry of agriculture, in his words, had asked Rosselkhoznadzor to commission Russian specialists to Greece to hold a seminar of safety requirements in respect of various types of food products. "They put it like this: if you lift the ban, such products will immediately reach the Russian market," he said.......http://tass.ru/en/world/781614
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  77. Iraqi security forces, supported by the U.S.-led coalition and tribal fighters from Anbar province, have cleared an Iraqi town of the Daesh terror group, the U.S. said Friday...

    The police station and three Euphrates River bridges were recaptured in the town of al Baghdadi, according to a statement by the Combined Joint Task Force-Operation that oversees U.S.-led coalition efforts against the militant group also known as ISIL.

    The bridges have been held by Deash since last September.

    The town is several miles northeast of al-Asad, a sprawling military compound where militants last month launched a failed effort to breach the U.S. base.

    The al Baghdadi operation was part of a broader operation that Iraqi forces have been preparing for weeks on Daesh targets in Saladin and Anbar provinces located in the north of Baghdad..............http://www.aa.com.tr/en/headline/474999--daesh-forced-out-of-al-baghdadi-says-us
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  78. EU Should Dissuade US From Arms Supplies to Ukraine - Lawmaker

    Instead of putting pressure on Russia, the European Union should call on the United States not to supply arms to Ukraine, head of the Russian lower house of parliament's foreign affairs committee said via Twitter Saturday.

    "In order to preserve the fragile truce in Ukraine, the European Union should not put pressure on Moscow, instead it should urge the United States not to send weapons there," Alexei Pushkov wrote on his Twitter page.............Read more: http://sputniknews.com/russia/20150307/1019177186.html#ixzz3TgBAsXFk
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  79. An Alexandrian man convicted of throwing four people to their deaths from a rooftop during unrest in 2013 has been executed, becoming the first supporter of former president Mohamed Morsi to receive the death penalty since Morsi's ouster...

    Mahmoud Hassan Abdel-Naby was hanged after exhausting all possible judicial appeals, an interior ministry statement said on Saturday.

    Abdel-Naby was arrested in July 2013 after a video went viral showing him and a number of others throwing two young men from the rooftop of a building in Alexandria's Sidi Gaber district. The men, who were reportedly anti-Morsi protesters, had clashed with local supporters of the ousted president.............http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/124652/Egypt/Politics-/Egypt-executes-Morsi-supporter-convicted-of-throwi.aspx
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  80. Grecia pide 1.900 millones urgentes a cambio de acelerar siete reformas...

    Europa exige reformas a cambio de dinero. Y Atenas reclama ese dinero para ya mismo a cambio de acelerar las primeras reformas, entre ellas alguna tan llamativa como la constitución de una “misión especial no permanente” de “testigos” o vigilantes fiscales reclutados entre “amas de casa, estudiantes e incluso turistas en las áreas donde más se defrauda”, esto es, el sector servicios. El Gobierno griego presentará el lunes al Eurogrupo un paquete de siete medidas —entre ellas la citada— a cambio de que los socios liberen con rapidez un primer tramo de ayuda financiera de hasta 1.900 millones de euros, procedentes de los beneficios de las operaciones con deuda griega efectuadas por los bancos centrales................http://internacional.elpais.com/internacional/2015/03/06/actualidad/1425672951_731289.html
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  81. China urges precise implementation of new UN resolution on Syria' s chemical weapons ..

    A Chinese envoy to the United Nations on Friday urged a new Security Council resolution on Syria's chemical weapons be implemented "in an earnest, comprehensive and precise manner."

    The statement came as Wang Min, China's deputy permanent representative to the UN, addressed a Council meeting on Syria after he voted in favor of the resolution on behalf of the Chinese delegation.

    The Resolution 2209, which was adopted by 14 of the 15 Council members with Venezuela abstaining in the vote, strongly condemned any use of any toxic chemical, such as chlorine, as a weapon in the Syria.

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  82. The European Union has been informed of the heavy arms pullout by both sides of the Ukrainian conflict, but the process is unfinished yet, Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics said Saturday...

    Rinkevics said at a press conference following the second day of informal meetings among EU foreign ministers that the EU has received information on the withdrawal of weaponry carried out by both the Ukrainian army and independence supporters.

    However, the Latvian diplomat noted the withdrawal outlined in the latest Minsk agreement is incomplete...............Read more: http://sputniknews.com/europe/20150307/1019189004.html#ixzz3ThZtKBkv
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  83. Islamic State militants have begun destroying the ruins of the ancient city of Hatra, Kurdish sources in northern Iraq say...

    Hatra was founded in the days of the Parthian Empire over 2,000 years ago and is a Unesco world heritage site.

    Earlier this week, IS militants began bulldozing the nearby ruins of the Assyrian city of Nimrud..................http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-31779484
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  84. Äußerungen des NATO-Oberbefehlshabers in Europa zum Ukraine-Konflikt stoßen bei mehreren Alliierten, darunter Deutschland, auf Kritik. Das berichtete der Spiegel Online am Samstag...

    General Philip Breedlove wird nach Spiegel-Informationen aus den Hauptstädten vorgeworfen, die militärische Rolle Russlands in der Ostukraine seit Ausbruch der Krise übertrieben dargestellt zu haben. Im Kanzleramt ist sogar von "gefährlicher Propaganda" die Rede. Außenminister Frank-Walter Steinmeier intervenierte deswegen persönlich bei Allianzchef Jens Stoltenberg............. http://de.sputniknews.com/politik/20150307/301403600.html#ixzz3TiT2jP6l7/3/15
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  85. Islamic State militants attacked a string of predominantly Christian villages in northeastern Syria on Saturday, triggering heavy clashes with Kurdish militiamen and their local allies, activists said...

    The attack began around dawn and targeted at least three villages near the town of Tal Tamr along the Khabur river in Hassakeh province.

    The Islamic State group kidnapped more than 220 Christians from the same area last month after overrunning several farming communities on the southern bank of the river................http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/middle-east/ISIS-attacks-more-Christian-villages-in-Syria/articleshow/46485721.cms
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  86. Jean-Claude Juncker: "Es wird niemals einen Grexit geben"...

    EU-Kommissionschef Juncker schließt einen Austritt Griechenlands aus der Währungsunion kategorisch aus. Gleichzeitig mahnt er mehr Verständnis der Euro-Partner für die Situation im Land an.

    Griechenlands Regierung hat sich zwar im Grundsatz mit den Euro-Partnern auf neue Hilfsmilliarden verständigt. Doch wann die ersten, dringend benötigten Tranchen ausgezahlt werden, ist ebenso unklar wie die langfristige Perspektive für das Land. Und so enden die Diskussionen über einen möglichen Austritt Griechenlands aus der Euro-Zone auch nicht.

    Grund für Kommissionspräsident Jean-Claude Juncker, dem Szenario entgegenzutreten, wonach die Griechen am Ende zur Drachme zurückkehren könnten. "Die Europäische Kommission vertritt die Auffassung: Es wird niemals einen Grexit geben", sagte er im Gespräch mit der "Welt am Sonntag". "Das Land ist und bleibt Mitglied der Währungsunion."................http://www.welt.de/politik/ausland/article138166262/Es-wird-niemals-einen-Grexit-geben.html
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  87. A married Belgian couple, along with their four-year-old child, were caught while trying to cross into Turkey at the Syrian border on March 7...

    A border patrol saw the family at Karkamış district in Turkey's southeastern province of Gaziantep.

    They had reportedly arrived to Iraq six months ago to cross into Syria's Raqqa in order to join the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

    The family will be deported, officials say.

    Meanwhile, in the city's Oğuzbeyli district, a member of ISIL was arrested March 6, the Turkish General Staff announced.
    http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/belgian-couple-detained-near-turkeys-syria-border.aspx?pageID=238&nID=79331&NewsCatID=509
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  88. MH370: Malaysia marks first anniversary of flight's loss...

    Malaysians are marking the first anniversary of the disappearance of the flight MH370.

    Relatives of the 239 missing passengers and crew are holding a series of memorial events in the capital Kuala Lumpur.

    The Malaysian airliner was on its way to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur when it vanished. Despite an extensive search no trace has ever been found.

    Investigators plan to release a report about the search later.
    No answers

    On Sunday, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said that his country remained committed to finding MH370.

    "No words can describe the pain the families of those on board are going through. The lack of answers and definitive proof - such as aircraft wreckage - has made this more difficult to bear."

    He said that the search team had followed the "little evidence that exists" but remained "hopeful" that the plane would be found.

    The international search term is focusing on an area of the southern Indian Ocean, approximately 1,600km (1,000 miles) off the coast of western Australia...........http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-31785105
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  89. EZB will Tsipras nicht noch mehr Geld verschaffen...

    Die Europäische Zentralbank lehnt Pläne der griechischen Regierung ab, neue Staatsschulden über die Notenbank zu finanzieren: „Wir dürfen das nicht tun. Das ist illegal“, sagte ein Direktoriumsmitglied gegenüber der F.A.S. .......http://www.faz.net/aktuell/wirtschaft/eurokrise/griechenland/griechenland-krise-ezb-will-tsipras-nicht-noch-mehr-geld-verschaffen-13469664.html

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  90. Greek FinMin says referendum possible if debt restructuring is rejected ....

    Greece could call a referendum or have early elections should its eurozone partners reject its debt and growth plans, Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis said in a newspaper interview on Sunday.

    The new Greek government, led by Alexis Tsipras, won an election in January promising to renegotiate a bailout agreed with the International Monetary Fund and its European Union partners that requires strict budget discipline and sweeping economic reforms........................http://www.parikiaki.com/2015/03/146522/#sthash.4NLZcQlU.dpuf
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    1. Athen droht im Euro-Poker mit dem Willen des Volkes...

      Athen steht mit dem Rücken zur Wand und will einen letzten Trumpf ziehen: Das Volk soll in einem Referendum über den Sparkurs abstimmen. Eine raffinierte Volte – die schon einmal gescheitert ist. ..............http://www.welt.de/wirtschaft/article138179084/Athen-droht-im-Euro-Poker-mit-dem-Willen-des-Volkes.html
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    2. Griechenland-Krise Denn sie wissen nicht, was sie tun...

      In Griechenland regiert auch unter der neuen Regierung das Chaos. Gehälter werden nicht bezahlt, der Staat hält sich mit Tricks über Wasser, Finanzminister Varoufakis bringt eine Volksabstimmung ins Spiel. Kommt es jetzt zum Graccident? .............http://www.faz.net/aktuell/wirtschaft/griechenland-denn-sie-wissen-nicht-was-sie-tun-13469823.html
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    3. Atenas esclarece que não vai referendar a saída do euro...

      O governo de Atenas veio, este domingo, esclarecer que nunca o ministro das Finanças admitiu referendar a saída da Grécia da zona euro quando foi entrevistado pelo jornal italiano "Il Corriere della Sera".

      Um porta-voz do governo grego, Gabriel Sakellaridis, citado pela agência financeira Bloomberg, referiu não existir qualquer fundamento nessa intenção, afastando a possibilidade da realização de um referendo sobre a saída ou manutenção da Grécia na zona euro.

      Gabriel Sakellaridis adiantou que, na entrevista dada por Yanis Varoufakis ao diário italiano, tinham sido mal interpretadas as declarações, porque o jornal acrescentou entre parêntesis a palavra euro...............http://www.jn.pt/PaginaInicial/Economia/Interior.aspx?content_id=4442149&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+JN-ULTIMAS+%28JN+-+Ultimas%29
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  91. Chad, Niger launch joint offensive against Boko Haram in Nigeria...

    Chad and Niger launched a joint army operation against Boko Haram in Nigeria on Sunday, intensifying a regional offensive designed to defeat the Islamic group, military sources said.

    It is the first incursion deep into Nigeria by troops from Niger, which have so far only fought Boko Haram in the border area. Chad has already sent troops many kilometres inside northeastern Nigeria and has won territory back from the Sunni jihadist group near the Nigeria-Cameroon border.

    “We can confirm that Chadian and Nigerien forces launched an offensive this morning from Niger. The offensive is underway,” said Colonel Azem Bermandoa, spokesman for Chad’s army.............http://www.france24.com/en/20150308-boko-haram-nigeria-chad-niger-joint-offensive/
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  92. Die deutsche Verteidigungsministerin Ursula von der Leyen hat die Idee von einer gemeinsamen Armee der Europäischen Union unterstützt...

    In einem Gespräch mit dem Deutschlandrundfunk sprach sich von der Leyen für eine engere Zusammenarbeit der Bundeswehr mit den Streitkräften anderer europäischer Staaten und festere Bündnisse in der Sicherheitspolitik aus. „Dieses Verflechten von Armeen mit dem Blick, eines Tages eben eine europäische Armee auch zu haben, ist meines Erachtens die Zukunft“, sagte sie.

    Zuvor bereits hatte sich EU-Kommissionspräsident Jean-Claude Juncker für die Gründung einer gemeinsamen Armee in Europa stark gemacht. „Eine gemeinsame Armee der Europäer würde Russland den Eindruck vermitteln, dass wir es ernst meinen mit der Verteidigung der Werte der Europäischen Union“, sagte Juncker der Zeitung „Welt am Sonntag“.............http://de.sputniknews.com/politik/20150308/301410435.html#ixzz3TooTYj00
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  93. Irak: l'État Islamique détruit un troisième site archéologique...

    L'organisation terroriste Etat islamique (EI) s'en serait pris dimanche à un troisième site archéologique en Irak, celui de Khorsabad, situé dans la province septentrionale de Ninive, a affirmé le représentant local du ministère des Antiquités, Jumaa Abdullah. Les jihadistes s'étaient déjà attaqué à deux sites inscrits au Patrimoine de l'UNESCO, Nimroud et Hatra.................http://www.rtbf.be/info/monde/detail_irak-l-etat-islamique-detruit-un-troisieme-site-archeologique?id=8925847
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  94. A Swiss solar-powered plane took off from Abu Dhabi early Monday, marking the start of the first attempt to fly around the world without a drop of fuel...

    Solar Impulse founder André Borschberg was at the controls of the single-seater when it took off from the Al Bateen Executive Airport. Borschberg will trade off piloting with Solar Impulse co-founder Bertrand Piccard during stop-overs.

    The Swiss pilots say their aim is to create awareness about replacing "old polluting technologies with clean and efficient technologies."...........http://www.ctvnews.ca/sci-tech/solar-plane-starts-flight-around-the-world-1.2270183
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  95. Official: Kiev to agree with any outcome of Donbass elections held by Ukrainian laws...

    The authorities in Kiev will accept any choice made by the people of Donbass, if the elections are held in compliance with Ukrainian legislation, Deputy Foreign Minister Vadim Pristaiko said on Sunday.

    "First, ceasefire must be established and heavy weapons pulled back. Then we shall see how exactly elections can be held in compliance with Ukrainian legislation. The elections must be held in the same fashion as elsewhere in Ukraine. There are laws, there are monitors and there is the OSCE. We do not identify leaders in advance, but we would like to see the people make a free choice," Pristaiko said on Ukraine’s TV channel 112.

    When asked if the authorities would agree with any choice the people of Donbass would make, Pristaiko said: "Yes, just as we proposed last year. We could have done that back last December."

    Earlier, Pristaiko told the media Kiev was prepared to have a dialogue with officially elected Donbass leaders.
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  96. In an interview published on Sunday, ahead of Tusk's visit to the United States, the EU Council head said that although US President Barack Obama had been seeking support from Europe to maintain sanctions pressure on Moscow, the EU has not been able to unanimously agree on the issue...

    "Some politicians in Europe are ready to believe that there is a chance of good will [from Russia]," Tusk said, adding that he is "more skeptical" and believes that Moscow could attempt to cause a rift among European leaders so a "a permanent effort" is needed to guard the European Union.

    Former Prime Minister of Poland, Tusk has listed the strengthening of Euro-Atlantic relations as one of his main priorities since becoming the leader of the European Council..........................http://sputniknews.com/politics/20150309/1019236631.html#ixzz3TrbIcqcE
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  97. En Chine, nouvelle immolation d'une femme tibétaine...

    Une Tibétaine quadragénaire est décédée en s'immolant par le feu, peu avant le jour anniversaire de la tentative de soulèvement tibétain de 1959 contre la Chine, rapportaient lundi un média et une organisation basés à l'étranger.

    La femme, nommée Norchuk, a accompli son geste désespéré vendredi près de Trotsuk, une ville du district d'Aba (Ngaba en tibétain) dans une région de la province du Sichuan (sud-ouest) principalement peuplée de Tibétains, ont indiqué l'ONG basée au Royaume-Uni Free Tibet et Radio Free Asia (RFA), un média financé en partie par les Etats-Unis.

    Mère de famille, elle était affiliée à un monastère local, a précisé RFA.

    Il s'agit de la première immolation dans des zones tibétaines rapportée cette année. Elle intervient peu avant le 10 mars, jour anniversaire du soulèvement raté des Tibétains en 1959 contre l'emprise chinoise, qui avait conduit leur chef spirituel, le dalaï lama, à s'exiler en Inde.............http://www.rtbf.be/info/monde/detail_en-chine-nouvelle-immolation-d-une-femme-tibetaine?id=8926194
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  98. Der deutsche Ex-Verkehrsminister Peter Ramsauer hat Griechenland den Austritt aus der Eurozone nahegelegt....

    Ein "Weiter so" könne ganz sicher nicht weiterhelfen, schrieb der CSU-Politiker, der Vorsitzender des Wirtschaftsausschusses im Bundestag ist, in einem Beitrag für "Bild" vom Montag. "Mit einem Ausscheiden des Landes aus dem Euro, wie es Finanzminister Schäuble bereits ins Gespräch gebracht hat, bekäme das Land die Möglichkeit, sich mit neuer Drachme währungspolitisch wieder wettbewerbsfähig zu machen", schrieb er. Griechenland bekäme "eine großartige Chance", sich ökonomisch und administrativ runderneuern zu können.................http://diepresse.com/home/wirtschaft/international/4680723/CSUPolitiker-raet-zu-Grexit_Grossartige-Chance?from=rss
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  99. Vladimir Putin has admitted for the first time that the plan to annex Crimea was ordered weeks before the referendum on self-determination...

    Crimea was formally absorbed into Russia on 18 March, to international condemnation, after unidentified gunmen took over the peninsula.

    Mr Putin said on TV he had ordered work on "returning Crimea" to begin at an all-night meeting on 22 February.

    The meeting was called after Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych was ousted.

    Speaking last year, Mr Putin had said only that he took his final decision about Crimea after secret, undated opinion polls showed 80% of Crimeans favoured joining Russia.

    The findings of these polls were borne out by the outcome of the referendum on 16 March, he told Russian state TV last April...........http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-31796226
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  100. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has said the country is "sick of being lectured" by the UN over its treatment of asylum seekers....

    It comes after the special rapporteur on torture said some aspects violated the convention against torture.

    Australia detains all asylum seekers who arrive by boat, holding them in offshore processing camps.

    Rights groups have criticised conditions on Manus Island, where asylum-seekers are held.

    In a new report to be tabled to the UN Human Rights Council on Monday, the rapporteur, Juan Mendez, investigated allegations of torture and abuse in more than 60 countries................http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-31792442

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  101. Armée de l’UE: la question évoquée lors du sommet de juin...

    L’UE ne possède pas encore de projet concret de création d’une armée européenne, cette question sera évoquée au sommet de l’UE de juin, a déclaré le porte-parole de la Commission européenne Margaritis Schinas.

    "Je pense qu’il est encore trop tôt pour déduire de l’interview qu’a donnée le président de l’UE qu’il y a un plan concret, un projet que nous pourrions évoquer aujourd’hui", a indiqué M. Schinas aux journalites.

    Selon lui, la question sera "évoquée lors du Conseil de juin".

    Dans une interview accordée au journal Welt am Sonntag, le président de la Commission européenne Jean-Claude Juncker s'est prononcé en faveur de la mise en place d'une armée de l'Union européenne..............http://fr.sputniknews.com/international/20150309/1015087189.html#ixzz3Tu9fiWmY
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  102. Eurogruppen-Chef Dijsselbloem Griechen legen nur 6 statt 20 Maßnahmen vor...

    Athen ist in akuter Finanznot, doch schnelle Hilfe kann das Land nicht erwarten. Kanzlerin Merkel sagt, es sei noch „ein gewaltiger Weg zurückzulegen“. Und Eurogruppen-Chef Dijsselbloem schimpft: „Von den 20 Maßnahmen, die die Griechen ergreifen mussten, haben sie sechs präsentiert“.

    Athen ist nach eigenem Eingeständnis in akuter Finanznot, doch den Geldgebern reichen die bisherigen Reformvorschläge nicht aus, um weitere Hilfen zu gewähren. Eurogruppen-Chef Jeroen Dijsselbloem hält die Reformpläne für unzureichend. „Von den 20 Maßnahmen, die die Griechen ergreifen mussten, haben sie sechs präsentiert“, sagte der Sozialdemokrat der niederländischen Zeitung „Volkskrant“ mit Blick auf die neueste Reformliste aus Athen. Nun drängt er auf rasche Fortschritte: „Wir haben mehr als zwei Wochen verloren, in denen sehr wenig Fortschritte gemacht worden sind“, sagte er unmittelbar vor einem Treffen der Finanzminister der 18 Euro-Staaten am Montagnachmittag in Brüssel. „Die richtigen Gespräche haben noch nicht angefangen, es gab keine Umsetzung“, beklagte Dijsselbloem weiter. „Die Hauptsache ist jetzt, nicht mehr Zeit zu verlieren“, sagte Dijsselbloem. Die Gespräche sollten „lieber heute als morgen“ anfangen......................http://www.faz.net/aktuell/wirtschaft/eurokrise/griechenland/jeroen-dijsselbloem-kritisiert-griechenlands-reformideen-13472648.html
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  103. UN delays approval of Libya request for weapons, jets - diplomats...

    At least seven United Nations Security Council members, including Britain, France and the United States, delayed approval on Monday of a request by Libya to import weapons, tanks, jets and helicopters to take on Islamic State militants, diplomats said.

    Spain, Lithuania, Chile and New Zealand joined Britain, France and the United States in placing a so-called "hold" on the request made to the Security Council committee that oversees an arms embargo imposed upon the North African state in 2011, said council diplomats, speaking on condition of anonymity.......................http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/world/un-delays-approval-of-lib/1705246.html
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  104. Grexit: Athen, einer von uns beiden muss nun gehen...

    Immer kaltschnäuziger geht die griechische Regierung vor, um von Problemen abzulenken und Reformen zu verschieben. Es wäre für alle Beteiligten besser, wenn Griechenland den Euro freiwillig aufgäbe.......http://www.welt.de/debatte/kommentare/article138230667/Athen-einer-von-uns-beiden-muss-nun-gehen.html
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  105. Griechenland verhandelt wieder mit der Ex-Troika...

    Athens neue Regierung will erstmals wieder mit den Troika-Institutionen über einen Spar- und Reformkurs sprechen. Ein Treffen der Euro-Finanzminister bleibt zunächst ohne Ergebnisse - doch ein Termin steht fest.....................http://www.handelsblatt.com/politik/international/keine-einigung-mit-varoufakis-griechenland-verhandelt-wieder-mit-der-ex-troika/11481004.html
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  106. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, speaking to Iranian press, mocked a letter sent by 47 Senate Republicans to Tehran warning of their intent to undermine any future multilateral agreement – as a "propaganda ploy" and questioned whether its signatories – including the upper chamber's most senior members – fully understood their constitutional role...

    "In our view, the letter has no legal value," Zarif said. "While no agreement has been reached, some political pressure groups are so afraid even of the respect of an agreement that they resort to unconventional methods, unprecedented in diplomatic history."

    "The world is not the United States, and the conduct of interstate relations is governed by international law – not domestic law," he continued. "The authors may not fully understand that in international law, governments represent the entirety of their respective states and are responsible for the conduct of foreign affairs."
    http://www.jpost.com/Breaking-News/Iranian-FM-calls-Republican-letter-to-Iran-propaganda-ploy-393404
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    1. US Republicans warn Iran on nuclear deal...

      Republican US senators warned Iran on Monday that an international deal curbing its nuclear programme may collapse because President Barack Obama has no right to negotiate a binding accord without congressional approval.

      In an open letter to the Islamic republic, 47 Republicans, including Senate leaders and several potential 2016 presidential candidates, reminded Iranian leaders that Obama is in office only until January 2017, and a successor could scrap the agreement if Congress has not approved it.

      "It has come to our attention while observing your nuclear negotiations with our government that you may not fully understand our constitutional system," the letter began.

      "We will consider any agreement regarding your nuclear-weapons programme that is not approved by the Congress as nothing more than an executive agreement between President Obama and Ayatollah Khamenei," lawmakers wrote, referring to Iran's supreme leader.......................http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/world/us-republicans-warn-iran/1704958.html
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  107. The UN Security Council will meet on March 27 to discuss the persecution of Christians in the Middle East, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Monday...

    "We are on the side of the persecuted minorities," Fabius, whose country currently presides over the Security Council, told a press conference in Rabat.
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  108. Greece told to 'stop wasting time' over debt deal...

    The head of the eurozone's finance ministers has called on Greece to "stop wasting time" and engage in serious talks on reform.

    At a meeting in Brussels, Jeroen Dijsselbloem said there had been little progress made since discussions two weeks ago.

    European creditors want to approve a detailed list of reforms before they release any loans to Greece.

    But, so far, Greece has only outlined a broad range of intended changes.

    Mr Dijsselbloem said: "It is taking way too long. We have offered to support them, but that goes hand in hand with conditions."

    He said no real talks had yet started, adding: "There has been no implementation, so we have to stop wasting time."..............http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-31793145

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  109. EU, US agree anti-Russian sanctions should stay in place — European Council president...

    The United States and the European Union share the opinion that anti-Russian sanctions should stay in place, President of the European Council Donald Tusk said on Monday at a meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama.

    Obama spoke in favour of control over the implementation of the Minsk agreements.
    http://tass.ru/en/world/781793
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  110. Package found on Australian beach could hold clues in MH370 disappearance...

    Investigators searching for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 have been sent an unwrapped towelette package that was found on the shores of a beach in Western Australia.

    The package, which was clad with the Malaysian Airlines logo, may hold clues to the whereabouts of the aircraft, which went missing over a year ago and is believed to have crashed into the southern Indian Ocean, just off the coast of Fremantle in Western Australia.

    A retired couple found the package and immediately sent it to local police, who on Tuesday delivered it to the offices of the Joint Agency Coordination Center (JACC) in Canberra.

    However, the JACC has refused to release a photo of the package and is distancing itself from reports that it may be a significant discovery............http://english.cntv.cn/2015/03/10/ARTI1425957950345379.shtml
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  111. Russia will not ask EU to lift sanctions — Lavrov...

    Russia has no intention to ask the European Union to lift sanctions, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Tuesday after talks with his Spanish counterpart, Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo.

    "We did not discuss sanctions, they [sanctions] were not our choice. We are not going to persuade or ask our European friends about anything. Life will arrange everything back to order," Lavrov said.

    Sanctions against Russia are very harmful for the Spanish economy, Garcia-Margallo said. "of course, sanctions inflict great damage to the Spanish economy," he said. "We have big losses, especially in the agriculture sector," the minister added..............http://tass.ru/en/world/781866
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  112. Σόιμπλε: Για να λάβει δόση η Ελλάδα πρέπει να εκπληρώσει τους όρους...

    Στην αποσαφήνιση ότι για να εκταμιευθεί οποιαδήποτε δόση προς την Ελλάδα θα πρέπει πρώτα να έχει εκπληρώσει τους όρους του προγράμματος προχώρησε εκ νέου σήμερα Τρίτη ο υπουργός Οικονομικών της Γερμανίας Βόλφγκανγκ Σόιμπλε σε συνέντευξη Τύπου που παρεχώρησε μετά την ολοκλήρωση του συμβουλίου Ecofin.

    Ο Σόιμπλε απαντώντας σε ερωτήσεις για την Ελλάδα είπε πως η ελληνική κυβέρνηση θα πρέπει πρώτα να έλθει σε συμφωνία με τους θεσμούς σε σχέση με την επίτευξη των όρων του προγράμματος και μετά θα λάβει χρηματοδοτική στήριξη. «Τίποτε δεν θα συμβεί πριν από αυτό», είπε.

    Ο υπουργός Οικονομικών της Γερμανίας κληθείς να σχολιάσει την αναφορά του Έλληνα υπουργού Οικονομικών Γιάνη Βαρουφάκη ότι μετά τη συμφωνία της 20ης Φεβρουαρίου δεν χάθηκε χρόνιος διατήρησε αποστάσεις. «Ο Βαρουφάκης είναι ο μόνος από το Eurogroup που είπε ότι δεν υπήρξε σπατάλη χρόνου. Η Ελλάδα έχει ήδη συμφωνήσει από τις 20 Φεβρουαρίου ότι θα εκπληρώσει όλες τις υποχρεώσεις της προς τους πιστωτές», είπε ο κ. Σόιμπλε, ενώ ξεκαθάρισε ότι δεν έχει πρόσθετες πληροφορίες για την οικονομική κατάσταση στην Ελλάδα.....................http://news.in.gr/economy/article/?aid=1231391575
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  113. Ως την πιο χρεοκοπημένη χώρα στον κόσμο περιέγραψε την Ελλάδα ο υπουργός Οικονομικών Γιάνης Βαρουφάκης και σημείωσε ότι οι Ευρωπαίοι ηγέτες ήξεραν από την αρχή ότι η Αθήνα δεν θα ήταν ποτέ σε θέση να αποπληρώσει τα χρέη της, όπως μεταδίδει το πρακτορείο ειδήσεων Reuters...

    Τις αναφορές αυτές τις έκανε ο Έλληνας υπουργός σε ντοκιμαντέρ για την ελληνική κρίση, που προβλήθηκε στη γερμανική τηλεόραση την ημέρα του Eurogroup.

    «Έξυπνοι άνθρωποι στις Βρυξέλλες, τη Φρανκφούρτη και το Βερολίνο ήξεραν τον Μάιο του 2010 ότι η Ελλάδα δεν θα μπορούσε ποτέ να αποπληρώσει τα χρέη της, όμως συμπεριφέρθηκαν σαν να μην είχε χρεοκοπήσει, σαν να μην είχε απλώς ρευστότητα» είπε ο κ. Βαρουφάκης στο ντοκιμαντέρ, όπως αναφέρει το πρακτορείο.

    «Σε αυτήν την κατάσταση, το να δώσεις στο πιο χρεοκοπημένο κράτος τα περισσότερα χρήματα στην ιστορία, ήταν ένα έγκλημα κατά της ανθρωπότητας» είπε ο υπουργός Οικονομικών, σύμφωνα με μια γερμανική μετάφραση των σχολίων του....................http://www.naftemporiki.gr/finance/story/924776/antidraseis-sti-germania-gia-diloseis-tou-g-baroufaki-se-ntokimanter
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  114. Former Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama arrived Tuesday in Crimea, the local news agency Kryminform reported...

    The government had urged Hatoyama not to visit the region annexed by Russia about a year ago. Officials feared that if a former prime minister entered the territory with a Russian visa, it could conflict with Japan’s stance that Russia unilaterally took the territory from Ukraine in violation of international law.....................http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/03/10/national/politics-diplomacy/hatoyama-visits-crimea-met-by-pro-russian-official/#.VP8X6I4YE9Q
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  115. Egypt’s president says his country needs more military aid from the United States in order to fight the self-proclaimed Islamic State, adding that a regional coalition should be created to battle the extremist group...

    “The region is facing very tough circumstances now," said President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Fox News, speaking through a translator. “The public opinion wants to see a big response from capable countries — countries that are able to provide assistance to it. It is very important for the United States to understand that our need for the weapons and for the equipment is dire, especially at the time when the Egyptians feel they are fighting terrorism and they would like to feel the United States is standing by them in that fight against terrorism.” ............http://sputniknews.com/world/20150310/1019304955.html#ixzz3U07TnHC5
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  116. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov criticized European Council President Donald Tusk on Tuesday for “stirring up tensions” between Moscow and the bloc against what he said was a desire by some member states for better ties with the Kremlin...

    Lavrov, speaking at a news conference in Moscow after talks with visiting Spanish Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo, referred to Tusk's talks with U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday.

    “Through the process of building consensus, the EU members themselves need to define the limits of conduct of officials who sit in Brussels and make statements for all 28 member states,” Lavrov said.

    Lavrov blamed European Union representatives in Brussels of trying to build an impression that there was no progress in the Minsk agreements, a deal aimed at stopping the violence in east Ukraine............http://www.voanews.com/content/reu-lavrov-tusk-ukraine/2674460.html
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  117. Pakistan lifts execution moratorium for all death row convicts...

    Pakistan will begin executing criminals on death row whose appeals have been exhausted, an interior ministry spokesman said Tuesday, reversing an earlier announcement that only those convicted of terrorism would be executed.

    “It applies to all (on death row), irrespective of the nature of the crime,” said the spokesman, who said the order was given late on Friday but not publicised.

    There are more than 8,000 Pakistanis on death row. But the country had a de facto moratorium on executions in place from 2008 until December, when Taliban gunmen massacred 134 children and 19 adults in the worst militant attack in the country’s history.

    Politicians say fast-track executions are vital to reigning in militant attacks in the nuclear-armed nation of 180 million people............http://www.france24.com/en/20150310-pakistan-lifts-death-penalty-convicts-moratorium-terrorism/
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  118. Rusia deja de participar a partir del 11 de marzo en las reuniones de la Comisión Conjunta para el Tratado sobre las Fuerzas Armadas Convencionales en Europa (FACE), lo que significa el abandono definitivo del acuerdo, anunció la cancillería rusa...

    Moscú suspendió el cumplimiento del Tratado FACE en 2007.

    "Durante muchos años, la parte rusa hizo lo posible por apoyar el régimen de control sobre las armas convencionales, promovió las negociaciones sobre la adaptación del FACE y ratificó el respectivo acuerdo", dijo en Viena Antón Mazur, jefe de la delegación rusa en las conversaciones sobre el control de armamentos.

    Sin embargo –señaló– los países de la OTAN "se saltaron las cláusulas del FACE expandiendo la Alianza y frenando la entrada en vigor del acuerdo de adaptación; como consecuencia, Moscú suspendió el cumplimiento del FACE", apuntó Mazur.

    Indicó que últimamente en las reuniones de la Comisión Conjunta para el FACE solo se da lectura a la agenda de trabajo, "algo que priva de todo sentido la participación de Rusia".

    "De manera que Rusia rompe definitivamente con el Tratado FACE", concluyó el diplomático ruso.
    http://mundo.sputniknews.com/seguridad/20150310/1035239571.html#ixzz3U0vfxDeB
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  119. Griechische Unternehmer ohne jede Hoffnung...

    Trotz jahrelanger Reformen liegt Griechenland wirtschaftlich am Boden. Bei den Unternehmern des Landes herrscht Weltuntergangsstimmung. Der neuen Regierung trauen sie nichts zu: "Alles Amateure".

    Ein Gespräch mit Evanthia Chrisanthakopoulou hebt nicht die Stimmung. Die Hände ineinander verkrampft, sitzt die Unternehmerin im Café der Avenue Mall in Athen und guckt über den Tisch ins Leere: "Gibt es Hoffnung für Griechenland", wiederholt sie die Frage, die ihr gerade gestellt wurde.

    "Darf ich nachdenken?" Nach einigen Minuten der Stille schaut sie auf. "Mir fällt nichts ein. Kann ich mal meinen Mann anrufen? Vielleicht weiß der was." Sie greift zum Handy, spricht mit ihrem Mann. Dann legt sie auf: "Ihm fällt auch nichts ein."..............http://www.welt.de/wirtschaft/article138242913/Griechische-Unternehmer-ohne-jede-Hoffnung.html
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  120. Grécia não recebe dinheiro sem fazer reformas...

    Dijsselbloem fez a afirmação durante uma entrevista a um canal de televisão holandês, na qual salientou que não será possível a Grécia "ter o dinheiro sem fazer cortes".

    As declarações do presidente do Eurogrupo e ministro holandês das Finanças foram feitas na véspera da reunião técnica que os representantes da Comissão Europeia (CE), do Banco Central Europeu (BCE) e do Fundo Monetário Europeu (FMI) vão ter em Bruxelas, para rever o programa de assistência à Grécia.

    "A Grécia tem que começar de imediato a dar passos para cumprir os termos dos acordos dos empréstimos ou os mercados financeiros perderão de novo a confiança no país", disse o político holandês.

    Na entrevista lembrou ainda que a Grécia deve começar na quarta-feira as conversações com os peritos financeiros, em Atenas, e com os credores, em Bruxelas.

    Segundo Dijsselbloem estas negociações servirão para analisar as reformas que o país deve aplicar para receber mais financiamento....................http://www.jn.pt/PaginaInicial/Economia/Interior.aspx?content_id=4445961&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+JN-ULTIMAS+%28JN+-+Ultimas%29&page=-1
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