Wednesday , 28 January 2015

National News

London Opens Litvinenko Death Inquiry

The long-awaited inquiry into the poisoning of former Russian spy and Kremlin critic Alexander Litvinenko could aggravate U.K.-Russia relations by examining whether Russian authorities were involved. Read More »

Putin Blames Kiev for Violence

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Russian President Vladimir Putin blamed an escalation in violence in eastern Ukraine on the pro-Western government, taking a hard line as U.S. and European leaders said they could tighten sanctions against Russia unless it reins in pro-Russian militants there. Read More »

Europe Holds Firm on Greek Bailout Terms

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Europe’s establishment moved quickly on Monday to douse hopes it would relax the terms of Greece’s bailout following the commanding victory by antiausterity leftists in its election, insisting that Athens honor its commitments. Read More »

U.S. Drone Strike Kills Three in Yemen

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A U.S. drone strike killed two suspected al Qaeda militants in Yemen on Monday, the first such attack since President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi resigned last week, while the State Department said it was closing the U.S. Embassy in the capital until further notice. Read More »

Boko Haram Militants Killed in Attack on Nigerian City

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At least 100 suspected Boko Haram terrorists were killed on Sunday as the militants attempted to penetrate the north eastern city of Maiduguri, a local vigilante and a military official said. The attack came a day after visiting President Goodluck Jonathan pledged to vanquish terrorists who are taking over the region’s towns and villages and killing thousands. Read More »

Edgar Lungu Wins Zambia Election

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Zambians elected ruling party stalwart Edgar Lungu their next president, setting the stage for more haggling between a mercurial government and the powerful mining firms that drive its economy. Read More »

Photos: Greece Heads to the Polls

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Greeks headed to the polling booths for the third time in less than three years to elect a new government, a vote that could determine the country’s future in the eurozone and reverberate across Europe. Read More »

Greeks Vote for Next Government

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Greeks headed to the polling booths for the third time in less than three years to elect a new government, a vote that could determine the country’s future in the eurozone and reverberate across Europe. Read More »