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Eurogroup finance ministers gave a nod to releasing 10.3 billion euros in new funds for Greece in recognition of prior painful fiscal reforms.

Euro zone hails 'breakthrough' with Greece, IMF debt deal

Wednesday 25 May 2016 14:47

The euro zone gave Greece its firmest offer yet of debt relief in what is called a breakthrough deal that won a provisional commitment from the IMF to return to taking part in the bailout for Athens.

Euro zone hails 'breakthrough' with Greece, IMF debt deal

Wednesday 25 May 2016 14:47

The euro zone gave Greece its firmest offer yet of debt relief in what is called a breakthrough deal that won a provisional commitment from the IMF to return to taking part in the bailout for Athens.

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Syria in mourning after terrorist blasts

Wednesday 25 May 2016 07:57

Syrian people are under a dark cloud of mourning, following a series of Monday morning's terrorist bombings that rocked the coastal cities of Tartous and Jableh.

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SA calls for US to lift economic blockade against Cuba

Wednesday 25 May 2016 07:41

South Africa has called for the United States (US) to lift the remaining economic blockade against Cuba.

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Clinton knocks Trump for cheering housing bubble burst

Wednesday 25 May 2016 06:00

Democrat Hillary Clinton, seeking to dampen Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's growing appeal with working-class voters, accused him of having cheered on the 2008 housing market crash.

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Surge in eastern fighting kills seven Ukrainian soldiers

Tuesday 24 May 2016 15:12

A ceasefire signed in February 2015 has failed to quell all fighting in Ukraine's separatist eastern territory, with each side accusing the other of violations.

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Brazil's new government loses key minister to scandal

Tuesday 24 May 2016 14:57

Planning Minister Romero Juca, has stepped aside amid accusations he had conspired to obstruct the country's biggest-ever corruption investigation.

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Facebook changes policies on 'Trending Topics' after criticism

Tuesday 24 May 2016 14:45

Facebook Inc said it had changed some of the procedures for its "Trending Topics" section.

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Italy helps rescue 2 600 migrants in 24 hours

Tuesday 24 May 2016 14:31

Some 2,000 migrants were rescued off the Libyan coast from 14 rubber dinghies and one larger boat in salvage operations by the Italian navy and coastguard.

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Ban Ki-Moon appoints Special Envoys on El Nino and Climate

Monday 23 May 2016 20:48

The United Nations’ Secretary General has appointed Special Envoys on El Nino and Climate – the former President of Ireland Mary Robinson and Kenya’s Ambassador to the United Nations Macharia Kamau.

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France to help revive peace talks between Israel and Palestine

Monday 23 May 2016 20:47

The French government has reaffirmed France's intention to hold a June 3 international peace conference to revive peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians.

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