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Estonia is voting in a general election overshadowed by security concerns sparked by Russia's involvement in Ukraine. The Centre Party, which has ties to Russian...

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The US Department of Homeland Security has avoided a partial shutdown as Congress passed a one-week funding extension, hours before a midnight deadline. The House...

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German lawmakers have voted to extend Greece bailout by another four months. The bailout extension - approved by international creditors last week in exchange for...

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A controversial case against Argentina’s President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner and Foreign Minister Hector Timerman has been dismissed by a federal judge on February...

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South Korea's top court has revoked a 1953 law under which cheating spouses could be jailed for up to two years. South Korea was one...

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has been forced into a tough run-off election after failing to gain 50% of voters in his re-election bid. Rahm Emanuel...

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A warrant for the arrest of Bangladesh’s opposition leader Khaleda Zia has been issued amid a political stand-off in the country. The court in Dhaka...

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President Barack Obama has vetoed the Keystone XL oil pipeline bill. The Republican-led Congress sent the bill to the president on February 24. White House spokesman...

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The Eurogroup has approved a list of reforms submitted by Greece as a condition for extending its bailout by four months, officials say. Eurozone finance...

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The Greek government has submitted a list of reform proposals to its bailout creditors, the European Commission announces. The list was received "on time", a...

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Greece has missed the February 23 deadline in sending a list of reforms aimed at securing a bailout extension to EU partners. The Greek government...

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The Greek government is preparing to present a list of reforms to lenders in order to secure a bailout extension. The list to be submitted...

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Greece’s anti-austerity PM Alexis Tsipras has warned of "real difficulties" ahead, as his government faces February 23 deadline to submit a list of reforms...

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Greece and the eurozone finance ministers have reached a deal to extend its bailout by four months after talks in Brussels. The extension will allow...

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Canadian House of Commons member Pat Martin rushed out of the parliament and nearly missed a procedural vote because of his tight underwear. His cut-price...

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Maureen McDonnell, the wife of former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, could become the first modern-day governor's spouse sent to prison for felonies she was...

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Germany has rejected Greece’s request for a six-month loan extension to eurozone. The rejection came despite the European Commission calling the Greek request "positive" only...

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Greece has submitted a loan extension request to the eurozone on February 19 after weeks of wrangling over its international bailout. The country is seeking...

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Former Thai PM Yingluck Shinawatra has been indicted over a controversial rice subsidy scheme. If found guilty on the charge of negligence, Yingluck Shinawatra could...

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The European Central Bank (ECB) has agreed to raise the emergency funding available to Greek banks to €68.3 billion. The €3.3 billion increase in the...

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Jeb Bush has said he admires his father and brother's presidencies but he is his "own man" on foreign policy. In a speech in Chicago,...

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According to new reports, Greece is expected to request a six-month extension of its loan agreement on February 18. The loan would not be an...

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A South Texas federal judge has put on hold President Barack Obama's executive order on immigration, giving a coalition of 26 states time to...

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The Greek stock market fell by more than 4% at its open on Tuesday, February 17, after European finance ministers failed to reach a...

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Greece is ready to do "whatever it takes" to reach agreement on its bailout in the next two days, Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis has...