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Greek leftist Tsipras sworn in as PM to fight bailout terms

8:24pm GMT

ATHENS - Greek left-wing leader Alexis Tsipras was sworn in on Monday as the prime minister of a new hardline, anti-bailout government determined to face down international lenders and end nearly five years of tough economic measures. | Video

Kurds push Islamic State out of Kobani after four-month battle

7:12pm GMT

BEIRUT/ISTANBUL - Kurdish forces took control of the Syrian town of Kobani on Monday after driving out Islamic State fighters, a monitoring group and Syrian state media said, although Washington said the four-month battle was not yet over.

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EU ponders Greek debt fallout

Debt forgiveness may not be on the table, but EU leaders are hinting that Greece may get more time to pay back its debts. That may be difficult to square with Europe's biggest economy, Germany and its electorate.  Video | Full Article 

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron delivers a speech at Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh, Scotland January 22, 2015. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

Cameron says voters "deserve" tax cuts

Prime Minister David Cameron says voters deserve to be rewarded with tax cuts "after years of sacrifice", pledging to reduce taxes if he wins the general election in May.  Full Article 

European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi addresses an ECB news conference December 4, 2014, for the first time in the ECB's new 1.3 billion euro headquarters in Frankfurt.   REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

How Draghi got ECB to say 'yes' to QE

When Mario Draghi announced the European Central Bank's trillion-euro scheme to buy government bonds, he acknowledged that in the round of strategies to revive inflation and boost the economy, the bank had just played its last hand.  Full Article | Related Story 

An Aer Lingus jet is seen grounded following the announcement of a flight ban due to an Icelandic volcanic eruption, at Belfast city airport April 15, 2010.   REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

Aer Lingus considering new offer from BA-owner

DUBLIN - Aer Lingus says it is considering an improved 1.36 billion-euro takeover offer from International Consolidated Airlines Group, the third attempt by the owner of British Airways to buy its Irish rival.  Video | Full Article 

Houthi militants, in police uniform, stand outside the House of Representatives (Parliament) in Sanaa January 25, 2015.  REUTERS/Mohamed al-Sayaghi

Yemen crisis is first big test for Saudi King

RIYADH - The turmoil hitting Saudi Arabia's neighbour Yemen will pose the first big test for King Salman, and provide a glimpse as to whether his approach to hotspots in a fragmenting region will differ from that of his late brother.  Full Article | Related Story 

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Water fleas prepare for space voyage

Scientists are preparing a group of water fleas for a unique voyage to the International Space Station where they will be used as a model organism for biomedical research.  Video 

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Corruption protest in Kenya's Maasai Mara region turns violent

At least seven people are injured in clashes between Kenyan police and protesters from the Maasai ethnic group who accuse a local governor of corruption. Nathan Frandino reports.