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01/30/2015 -  Greece says will not cooperate with 'troika' or seek aid extension - 01:50 PM

ATHENS (Reuters) - The new leftwing government in Athens opened negotiations on its bailout package with European partners on Friday by flatly rejecting the expected extension of the program and the international inspectors overseeing it.







01/30/2015 -  Canada security bill seeks new powers to combat terror - 01:15 PM

RICHMOND HILL, Ontario (Reuters) - New anti-terror legislation in Canada would make it a crime for anyone to call for attacks on the country and give a much larger role to the government's main spy agency.


01/30/2015 -  Hezbollah: we don't want war with Israel but do not fear it - 12:47 PM

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah said on Friday his group did not want war with Israel but was ready for one, and reserved the right to respond to Israeli attacks any time, anywhere.







01/30/2015 -  U.S. to work closely with Greece to resolve differences: White House spokesman - 12:27 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States will continue working closely with the new government in Greece and other European leaders to resolve differences that could improve Greece's economy, a White House spokesman said Friday.


01/30/2015 -  Next round of Syria talks in Moscow in a month: delegate - 12:19 PM

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The next meeting between some Syrian opposition figures and the Damascus government in Moscow will take place in about a month, Qadri Jamil, a participant in this week's consultations, said on Friday.


01/30/2015 -  Ukraine peace talks aborted as civilians die in east - 12:13 PM

DONETSK, Ukraine/MINSK (Reuters) - Civilians were killed on both sides in heavy fighting in eastern Ukraine on Friday, while an attempt to reopen peace talks in neighboring Belarus was aborted before it began.







01/30/2015 -  Japan, Jordan seek news on fate of Islamic State captives - 11:46 AM

AMMAN/TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan and Jordan scrambled on Friday to find out what had happened to two of their nationals being held by Islamic State, after a deadline passed for the release of a would-be suicide bomber being held on death row in Amman.







01/30/2015 -  Nigeria's Buhari vows to end graft, insecurity, inequality - 11:42 AM

LAGOS (Reuters) - Nigeria's presidential challenger Muhammadu Buhari pledged to cheering crowds in opposition stronghold Lagos that he would tackle the country's three greatest ills -- insecurity, inequality and corruption.


01/30/2015 -  Air strikes alone not enough to defeat Islamic State: NATO chief - 11:31 AM

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Air strikes alone will not be enough to defeat Islamic State militants and greater Western help in building up Iraqi security forces could also play a role, the head of NATO said on Friday.







01/30/2015 -  Australia wants clear U.N. rules on extended searches after MH370 - 11:26 AM

TORONTO (Reuters) - Australia, which has led a nearly year-long hunt for a missing Malaysian airliner, wants the United Nations' aviation agency to issue clear guidelines on who should be responsible for such searches once rescue efforts are called off.


01/30/2015 -  Argentina's Fernandez dents credibility by playing victim - 10:38 AM

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - President Cristina Fernandez hunkered down in her presidential residence for a week before speaking about the mysterious death of a state prosecutor who claimed she sought to whitewash Iran's alleged involvement in a 1994 bomb attack on Argentine soil.


01/30/2015 -  Ex-IMF boss Strauss-Kahn faces French pimping trial - 09:24 AM

PARIS (Reuters) - Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former IMF chief tipped to become French president before a New York hotel maid accused him of sexual assault in 2011, goes on trial in France on Monday in a separate case of alleged pimping.







01/30/2015 -  Blast at Shi'ite mosque in southern Pakistan kills 49 - 09:23 AM

SHIKARPUR, Pakistan (Reuters) - At least 49 people were killed in a powerful explosion at a crowded Shi'ite mosque in Pakistan during Friday prayers, the latest sectarian attack to hit the South Asian nation.


01/30/2015 -  Islamic State attacks Kurdish outposts across Iraq - 08:38 AM

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamic State militants struck at Kurdish forces southwest of the Iraqi city of Kirkuk on Friday, while bombs in Baghdad and Samarra killed at least 21 people.







01/30/2015 -  U.S. drone strategy in trouble as Yemeni al Qaeda gathers support - 08:31 AM

SANAA (Reuters) - Schoolboy Mohammed Taeiman died this week on a remote Yemeni road, a casualty of a U.S. drone campaign against the local branch of al Qaeda that seems to be sliding into disarray.







01/30/2015 -  Italy lawmakers fail again to elect a new president - 08:26 AM

ROME (Reuters) - Italian lawmakers failed to pick a president in a second round of voting on Friday, but Prime Minister Matteo Renzi appeared poised to get his candidate, a senior judge, elected on Saturday when the number of votes required will be lower.


01/30/2015 -  Shells hit cultural center and bus in Donetsk, at least six killed - 08:22 AM

DONETSK, Ukraine (Reuters) - Shells hit a cultural center and a trolleybus in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk on Friday, killing at least six people, Reuters journalists in the city said.







01/30/2015 -  Woman fires machinegun at Istanbul police post, no casualties: TV - 08:12 AM

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A woman opened fire with a machinegun on a police post in Istanbul's central Taksim Square on Friday, Turkey's NTV television reported.


01/30/2015 -  Mongolia jails American, two Philippine citizens in tax evasion case - 08:10 AM

BEIJING (Reuters) - Resource-rich Mongolia on Friday jailed an American and two Filipinos for more than five years after finding them guilty of tax evasion, ending a three-year case that deterred investors.







01/30/2015 -  China expels top police official from Communist Party - 07:50 AM

BEIJING (Reuters) - A top police official under investigation for corruption has been expelled from China's ruling Communist Party, the country's top anti-graft body said on Friday.


 


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