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Bailout: EU Commission welcomes Greek list as 'valid starting point'

Feb 24, 2015

Bailout: EU Commission welcomes Greek list as 'valid starting point'

An official at the European Union's executive branch said on Tuesday that the list of reform measures Greece has sent to its creditors in order to get final approval for a 4-month bailout extension "is sufficiently comprehensive to be a valid starting point." #NewsTracker #Greece #European Union #bailout #EU #greek list
Debt Crisis: Greece seeks six-month loan extension from European Union

Feb 19, 2015

Debt Crisis: Greece seeks six-month loan extension from European Union

Greece has formally asked the EU for a six-month loan extension, officials in Athens and Brussels said, hoping to avoid default and draft a new deal with its creditors.Greece has formally asked the EU for a six-month loan extension, officials in Athens and Brussels said, hoping to avoid default and draft a new deal with its creditors. #IMF #Greece #Europe #European Union #Euro #Default #European Central Bank #ECB #European debt crisis #Greece Default
Mangoes to be sterlised with hot water before being exported to Europe

Feb 19, 2015

Mangoes to be sterlised with hot water before being exported to Europe

Alphonso mangoes will be treated with "hot water" as part of procedures to remove any contaminants before being exported to Europe #Narendra Modi #Europe #European Union #Mango #eggplant #EU #Alphonso mangoes #mango export #bitter gourd #taro plant #snake gourd
Egypt urges UN resolution for military intervention in Libya

Feb 17, 2015

Egypt urges UN resolution for military intervention in Libya

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Tuesday urged the UN Security Council to adopt a resolution allowing for an international military intervention in troubled Libya. #World #Libya #NewsTracker #European Union #Abdel Fattah al-Sisi
Tony Blair warns of 'further catastrophe' in Gaza Strip

Feb 16, 2015

Tony Blair warns of 'further catastrophe' in Gaza Strip

Middle East Quartet envoy Tony Blair on Sunday warned during a visit to the Gaza Strip of "another eruption" in the Palestinian enclave devastated from last summer's conflict with Israel. #United States #United Nations #NewsTracker #Russia #Israel #European Union #Tony Blair #Palestine #Gaza Strip #United Nations Climate Change Conference #Quartet
At least 300 migrants, who tried to cross Mediterranean sea, missing: UN

Feb 12, 2015

At least 300 migrants, who tried to cross Mediterranean sea, missing: UN

Some 300 migrants who tried to cross the frigid Mediterranean in open, rubber boats, were reported missing by UN and other aid groups sharply criticised the new EU rescue operation as insufficient. #United Nations #NewsTracker #European Union #UN #EU #immigrants #Migrants #Mediterranean Sea #Rubber boats
Greece seeks agreement on debt talks, reassure Europe as tensions rise

Feb 02, 2015

Greece seeks agreement on debt talks, reassure Europe as tensions rise

ATHENS (Reuters) - New Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, striking a conciliatory note on debt talks after a turbulent start to office, has called the European Central Bank chief to assure him that Athens was seeking an agreement. The new government in Athens made clear from its first day in power that it would not back down on its election pledges to abandon the austerity policies imposed under the bailout agreement sealed by the last government. But facing growing disquiet from partners led by Germany, Tsipras rang European Central Bank President Mario Draghi on Friday night to assure him that Athens was seeking an accord, a government official said #NewsTracker #Greece #Europe #European Union #EU #ECB #Alexis Tsipras #Greek PM
Fruity treat: EU lifts ban on import of mangoes from India

Jan 20, 2015

Fruity treat: EU lifts ban on import of mangoes from India

A European Commission committee voted to lift the ban today. The legislation now needs to be formally adopted and published by the European Commission. #Business #Economy #India #European Union #PolicyWatch #Britain #vegetables #fruits #James Bevan
Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena secures majority to push reforms

Jan 12, 2015

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena secures majority to push reforms

Sri Lanka's newly-elected president has engineered enough defections from his predecessor's party to secure a parliamentary majority essential for radical constitutional reforms, officials said today. #World #Sri Lanka #NewsTracker #Mahinda Rajapaksa #European Union
Poroshenko signs bill dropping Ukraine's non-aligned status

Dec 30, 2014

Poroshenko signs bill dropping Ukraine's non-aligned status

The leaders of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France will get together in Kazakhstan on January 15 to discuss a peace settlement, Mr. Poroshenko announced on Monday. This will be the first such high-profile summit on the conflict since June. #White House #US #NewsTracker #Russia #Nato #European Union #NAM #Sanctions #Ukraine #Belarus #Eastern Europe #Petro Poroshenko #2014 Crimean crisis #MH17 #US-Russia relations #Western Democracy #Truce Talks #non-alignment movement #Ukraine-Russia relations #Ukraine-West relations