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

31.01.2015 12:18

​Spaniards hold mass rally for leftist Podemos ahead of elections
Tens of thousands of Spaniards have taken to the streets of central Madrid in support of Podemos, a leftist political party campaigning on an anti-austerity platform. The party’s popularity has soared in the wake of the Syriza victory in Greece.

31.01.2015 14:38

Scuffles, dozens arrested as crowds protest Vienna’s right party-funded ball (VIDEO)
Police have arrested over 50 demonstrators in Vienna, who were protesting against a ball, sponsored by the right-wing Freedom Party of Austria. Six policemen were injured during scuffles, while around 5,000 people attended the protest.

31.01.2015 07:01

Finnish punk band with mental disabilities applies for Eurovision to raise awareness
Members of Finnish punk band Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät (PKN), all of whom have mental disabilities, have applied to take part in the Eurovision song contest, in order to raise awareness for Down syndrome.

30.01.2015 20:05

​German spy agency collects 220 million phone records a day - report
The BND, Germany’s foreign intelligence agency, gathers 220 million pieces of metadata from foreign phone calls and text messages each day. This data is sometimes passed on to the NSA and the CIA, according to BND documents reports Zeit.

30.01.2015 19:28

​Greece won’t cooperate with ‘troika,’ rejects aid extension
The new left-wing Greek government has said that it will not cooperate with the ‘troika’ of international lenders, and does not plan to seek an extension for its aid package which is set to expire at the end of February.

30.01.2015 19:37

'It’s business': Poland ready to sell weapons to Ukraine if Kiev has money
The Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs has told local media that Warsaw was “open” to sell weapons to Ukraine, regarding it as sheer “business.” It comes as the situation in the east of Ukraine has significantly deteriorated in recent weeks.

30.01.2015 12:22

Record deflation in eurozone
Consumer prices in the eurozone fell by 0.6 percent in January due to lower energy prices and global uncertainty. It’s the biggest fall since the currency zone was established.

30.01.2015 14:24

Woman flees Italy with 6yo son to join ISIS
A mother of three has left her family in northern Italy to join Islamic State (IS) in Syria, taking her six-year-old son with her, Italian media report.

30.01.2015 14:36

'Ukraine is pretext for US lobby to go on with sanctions against Russia'
Anti-Russian sanctions are imposed as a hard neo-conservative lobby in America puts pressure on some European countries to go along with these sanctions, and to persuade other countries to do the same, journalist Neil Clark, told RT.

30.01.2015 10:43

‘Pigs might fly; Greece will pay its debt to EU’
Greece will inevitably get a debt haircut as it’s not able to cope with the €240 billion bailout loan given by the EU, said Hugh Bronson from the Alternative for Germany party. No national structure is able to cope with that amount of debt, he added.

30.01.2015 10:13

Russia might bailout Greece – finance minister
Greece hasn’t outright asked Russia for a loan, but Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said Moscow wouldn't rule it out. His statement comes days after Greece openly opposed further economic sanctions against Russia.

30.01.2015 07:35