Greece will continue paying its debts after coalition rejects calls to miss next IMF payment
Full Article The Independent
25 May 2015

Greece will continue to pay its debts, after the ruling Radical Left Coalition narrowly rejected a call by party hardliners to miss its next International Monetary Fund (IMF) payment. Interior Minister Nikos Voutsis, a senior member of the left wing Syriza party, said in a TV interview on Sunday: "The four installments for the...

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Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras addresses the audience during a Syriza party central committee meeting in Athens, Greece, on Saturday, May 23, 2015.
photo: AP / Yorgos Karahalis

updated 10 Mar 2015; published 10 Mar 2015
IMF Deputy Director Calls For De-Dollarization In Emerging Markets - Episode 611
updated 18 Aug 2013; published 18 Aug 2013
Cutting Loose: Hungary pays off IMF debt, may eye EU exit
updated 09 May 2012; published 09 May 2012
Greeks Struggle to Form Coalition Government
updated 10 Apr 2015; published 10 Apr 2015
VOA news for Friday, April 10th, 2015
updated 09 May 2012; published 09 May 2012
Greek Nazis celebrate their first election victory on streets together with führer (2012)
updated 07 May 2012; published 07 May 2012
Matina Stevis on Greek Elections, the Golden Dawn, and the End of an Era
Le Red Carpet - From Cannes to Gaza
Full Article Al Jazeera
25 May 2015

The world's most glamorous artistic and commercial spectacle is over. And so is the Gaza Film Festival. The thousands of people, who descended on Cannes this year as they do every May, have left. They are artists and aspiring artists, bankers and entertainers, producers and journalists, fans and critics, from all over the world. But above all they...

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From left, jury members Sophie Marceau, Jake Gyllenhaal, Joel Coen, Sienna Miller, Xavier Dolan, Rossy de Palma, Guillermo Del Toro, Rokia Traore and jury president Ethan Coen pose for photographers upon arrival for the awards ceremony at the 68th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Sunday, May 24, 2015.
photo: AP / Thibault Camus

updated 13 May 2015; published 13 May 2015
LA TÊTE HAUTE -red carpet- Cannes 2015
updated 14 May 2015; published 14 May 2015
FESTIVAL DE CANNES 2015 Day 1 - Red Carpet Style by Fashion Channel
updated 17 May 2015; published 17 May 2015
Alerte sur le red carpet ! Festival de Cannes 2015 // jour 5
updated 18 May 2014; published 18 May 2014
Cannes 2014 - LE MERAVIGLIE : Red Carpet
updated 22 May 2015; published 22 May 2015
Marion Cotillard and cast attend the red carpet of Le Petit Prince in Cannes
updated 15 May 2015; published 15 May 2015
SAUL FIA -red carpet- (en) Cannes 2015
Iraq will take back Ramadi from IS 'in days' - PM Abadi
Full Article BBC News
25 May 2015

25 May 2015 From the section Middle East Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi has said that the city of Ramadi could be taken back from Islamic State militants "in days". But he told the BBC that more support was needed from international coalition partners. Iraqi forces have suffered a number of defeats at the hands of IS over the past year, and fled from a...

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Displaced civilians from Ramadi and around the area live in a camp in the town of Amiriyat al-Fallujah, west of Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, May 22, 2015.
photo: AP / Hadi Mizban

updated 25 May 2015; published 25 May 2015
Iraq will take back Ramadi from IS 'in days' PM Abadi
updated 17 May 2015; published 17 May 2015
Iraqi Officials Say Ramadi Has Fallen to ISIS
updated 21 Apr 2015; published 21 Apr 2015
Iraqi Forces Fight Fierce Battle with IS in Ramadi, Recapture Hospital
updated 19 May 2015; published 19 May 2015
Drone Video Captures Moment Ramadi Falls to ISIS as Iraqi Army Cowardly Flees
updated 15 Apr 2015; published 15 Apr 2015
Iraq Official Warns Ramadi Could Fall To ISLAMIC STATE Offensive
updated 19 Apr 2015; published 19 Apr 2015
Iraqis forced out of Ramadi by ISIL as exodus continues
Has Narendra Modi lived up to expectations?
Full Article BBC News
25 May 2015

Soutik Biswas Delhi correspondent 25 May 2015 From the section India Mr Modi swept to power by inflicting a heavy defeat on Congress Is a year in power long enough to evaluate the performance of a new government? Possibly difficult in a country with many unresolved social and economic issues like India, but it is a good time for some stock-taking....

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Congress workers burn an effigy of Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a demonstration in Kolkata, India, May 16, 2015.
photo: WN / Bhaskar Mallick

updated 06 Apr 2015; published 06 Apr 2015
India News Exclusive survey on Narendra Modi government completed 300 days : Part-1
updated 11 Jan 2015; published 11 Jan 2015
Jana Gana Mana: Is America impressed by Narendra Modi's government?
updated 17 May 2014; published 17 May 2014
Gandhi rule ends as Narendra Modi takes power in India
updated 07 Aug 2014; published 07 Aug 2014
Positive About India’s Growth, Owing To Narendra Modi Coming Into Power
updated 03 Jul 2014; published 03 Jul 2014
Narendra Modi smart action plan to develop infrastructure of India
updated 12 Jan 2015; published 12 Jan 2015
Why Narendra Modi Don't Understand Pakistan is Superpower - Hilarious Pakistani Media
Nasrallah: Hezbollah to increase presence in Syria
Full Article Al Jazeera
25 May 2015

More to this story Nasrallah declares victory in Syria's Qalamoun Nasrallah vows to defeat Syria 'extremists' Nasrallah: Hezbollah in Syria for long haul The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah has said his fighters would expand their presence in Syria, saying the group was engaged in an existential battle against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant...

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In this Aug. 2, 2013, file photo, Hezbollah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah gestures during a rally to mark Jerusalem day or Al-Quds day, in the southern suburb of Beirut, Lebanon.
photo: AP / Hussein Malla

updated 15 Nov 2013; published 15 Nov 2013
Nasrallah Hezbollah in Syria for long haul
updated 17 Jun 2014; published 17 Jun 2014
Hezbollah presence in Syria stemmed flow of militants into Lebanon
updated 01 May 2013; published 01 May 2013
Hezbollah are True Friends of Assad's regime said Hassan Nasrallah
updated 14 Nov 2013; published 14 Nov 2013
Nasrallah says Hezbollah will carry on backing Bashar al-Assad
updated 25 May 2015; published 25 May 2015
TRTWorld - World in Two Minutes, 2015, May 25, 09:00 GMT
updated 07 Apr 2014; published 07 Apr 2014
Nasrallah says the foreign-backed insurgency against Syria has failed

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South China Morning Post
When thousands of Rohingya people from Myanmar were discovered floating in boats on the Southeast Asian seas much of the world was understandably gripped by this unfolding human...
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The Independent
A malign shade named Iraq has returned to haunt America’s nascent 2016 presidential campaign. The past few days, beginning with the humiliating fall of Ramadi to the radical...
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(CNN)Earlier this month in New York, the advocacy group AID-Free World launched a campaign to end impunity for personnel who commit sexual abuse during U.N. peacekeeping missions....

Former Israel Prime Minister Ehud Olmert speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Tel Aviv, Israel, Thursday, April 18, 2013. In an interview with The Associated Press, Olmert said he will serve as chairman of the advisory board of "Genesis Angels" _ a venture capital firm focusing on early stage investment in startup companies. The firm looks toward innovations in robotics, augmented reality, artificial intelligence and other cutting edge technologies.
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Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was sentenced Monday to eight months in prison for unlawfully accepting money from a U.S. supporter, capping the dramatic downfall of a man who only years earlier led the country and hoped to bring about a...
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John Forbes Nash, American mathematician and winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics 1994.
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REUTERS - Mathematician John Nash, a Nobel Prize winner whose longtime struggle with mental illness inspired the movie "A Beautiful Mind", was killed in a car crash along with his wife in New Jersey, state police said on Sunday. The couple...
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‘Cannibal In The Jungle': Animal Planet Brings The Un-True Story Of American Cannibal Timothy Darrow’s And The Indonesian Hobbit Legend.
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Dr. Timothy Darrow is a scientist who is convicted of eating and killing two of his workmates in the Indonesian jungle back in 1977. Dr. Timothy Darrow blames the murders of his workmates on an ape/human-like creature during his trial. The case...
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South Korean army soldiers patrol along a barbed-wire fence near the border village of Panmunjom in Paju, South Korea, Wednesday, March 27, 2013.
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PAJU, South Korea — A group of 30 female peace activists, including feminist icon Gloria Steinem and two Nobel Peace Prize laureates, crossed the demilitarized zone from North Korea to South Korea on Sunday and called for an end to the Korean War. It...
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Parliament Speaker, acting president Bronislaw Komorowski casts his ballot, as his wife Anna looks on, in a voting station in Mackowa Ruda, northeast Poland, Sunday, July 4, 2010
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WARSAW, Poland: Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski conceded defeat in the county's presidential election on Sunday after an exit poll showed him trailing Andrzej Duda, a previously little-known right-wing politician. If the exit poll is confirmed...
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The Roman Harbaqa Dam, a gravity dam in the Syrian desert between Damascus and Palmyra, dating to the 2nd century AD
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Islamic State (IS) fighters have killed at least 400 people in Palmyra since capturing the ancient Syrian city last week, Syrian state media said today. It was not immediately possible to verify the account, but it was consistent with reports by...
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U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob L. Lew, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry, Afghan Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah and U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter greet reporters as they arrive Camp David, Md., March 23 , 2015.
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The Islamic State group's takeover of Ramadi was stark evidence that Iraqi forces lacked the "will to fight," Defence Secretary Ash Carter said, in the harshest assessment yet from a high-ranking Obama administration official of the US effort to...
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