Russia might bailout Greece - finance minister - Wake Up From Your Slumber !

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.

"Well, we can imagine any situation, so if such [a] petition is submitted to the Russian government, we will definitely consider it, but we will take into account all the factors of our bilateral relationships between Russia and Greece, so that is all I can say. If it is submitted we will consider it," Siluanov told CNBC in an interview in Moscow on Thursday.

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Ukraine peace talks aborted as civilians die in Donetsk :: Herald Scotland

CIVILIANS on both sides have been killed in heavy fighting in eastern Ukraine as an attempt to reopen peace talks in neighbouring Belarus was aborted before it began.

Two rebel delegates flew to the Belarus capital Minsk, only to announce that talks would not take place and they were flying back to Moscow. Any talks would be the first since a five-month-old ceasefire collapsed with a new rebel advance last week.

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Second H7N9 bird flu case confirmed in B.C.; husband of first patient :: CTV News

TORONTO -- A British Columbia man suspected of having been infected with H7N9 bird flu has tested positive for the virus, the deputy provincial health officer said Thursday.

The unidentified man is the second Canadian known to have been infected with the virus.

On Monday, provincial and federal health authorities announced that a woman -- the man's wife -- was diagnosed with North America's first case of H7N9 flu.

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Re: 5 Places Where World War Three Could Break Out :: The National Interest

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Israel 'receives message of restraint' from Hezbollah - Al Jazeera English

Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Ya'alon said that Israel has received a message from the Lebanese group Hezbollah that it was backing away from further violence, a day after the worst deadly clashes in years erupted along the border.

Yaalon said on Thursday that Israel received the message through the United Nations peacekeeping force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), saying that Hezbollah was not interested in further escalation.

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Weekly Ebola cases below 100, WHO says endgame begins - The Globe and Mail

The number of new confirmed Ebola cases totalled 99 in the week to Jan. 25, the lowest tally since June 2014, the World Health Organization said on Thursday, signaling the tide might have turned against the epidemic.

"The response to the EVD (Ebola virus disease) epidemic has now moved to a second phase, as the focus shifts from slowing transmission to ending the epidemic," the WHO said.

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Raul Castro: US must return Guantanamo to Cuba - Telegraph

Cuban President Raul Castro demanded on Wednesday that the United States return the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay, lift the half-century trade embargo on Cuba and compensate his country for damages before the two nations re-establish normal relations.

Castro told a summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States that Cuba and the U.S. are working toward full diplomatic relations but "if these problems aren't resolved, this diplomatic rapprochement wouldn't make any sense."



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