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Greece has alternative ways to cover March funding needs - source 2:01pm GMT

ATHENS - Greece has alternative ways to cover its funding needs for March, a finance ministry official told Reuters on Monday, without specifying the options at hand.

The Canary Wharf financial district is seen in east London November 12, 2014.  REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

Lib Dems seek extra billion pounds in bank tax

British banks would be charged an extra £1 billion a year in corporate tax to help eliminate the budget deficit under plans announced by the Liberal Democrats.  Full Article 

A masked, black-clad militant, who has been identified by the Washington Post newspaper as a Briton named Mohammed Emwazi, brandishes a knife in this still image from a 2014 video obtained from SITE Intel Group February 26, 2015. REUTERS/SITE Intel Group/Handout via Reuters

'Jihadi John' linked to failed London bombers

Islamist militant Mohammed Emwazi, identified as 'Jihadi John', was a member of a network in contact with one of the men convicted of trying to bomb the London Underground in 2005, according to the government.  Full Article 

A picture illustration taken with the multiple exposure function of the camera shows a one Euro coin and a map of Europe, January 9, 2013. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Despite Greece, euro zone turning the corner

The heightened risk of a Greek default and/or exit comes just as there are signs that the euro zone is turning the corner after seven years of financial and economic crisis and that its perilous internal imbalances may be starting to diminish.  Full Article 

A portrait of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov, who was shot dead on Friday night, is seen during a march to commemorate him in central Moscow March 1, 2015. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Hopes for change in Russia fade - Kasparov

WASHINGTON - The murder of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov has dampened any hope for a peaceful political transition in Russia away from President Vladimir Putin's government, Garry Kasparov, a prominent opposition voice, says in an interview.  Full Article 

Wang Run Xiang, 58, the mother of a passenger aboard missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, wipes her eyes at the Thean Hou temple in Kuala Lumpur, March 1, 2015. REUTERS/Olivia Harris

Hunt for missing MH370 jet may be called off

CANBERRA - The search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 cannot go on forever, Australia's deputy prime minister says, and discussions are already under way between Australia, China and Malaysia as to whether to call off the hunt within weeks.  Full Article 

A row of Galaxy S6 edge smartphones are seen on display after the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event before the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona March 1, 2015. REUTERS/Albert Gea

Samsung unveils sleek new Galaxy phones

SEOUL/BARCELONA - South Korea's Samsung Electronics unveils its latest Galaxy S smartphones, featuring a slim body made from aircraft-grade metal, in a bid to reclaim the throne of undisputed global smartphone leader from Apple Inc.  Video | Full Article 

North Korea's Foreign Minister Ri Su Yong waits for the start of the launching ceremony for the logo of the ASEAN Regional Forum Disaster Relief Exercise (ARF DiREx) 2015, at the Myanmar International Convention Center (MICC) in Naypyidaw, August 10, 2014. REUTERS/Nicolas Asfouri/Pool

North Korea's mysterious Mr. Ri returns

SEOUL/GENEVA - The young Kim Jong Un may be the public face of isolated North Korea, but the man who represents Pyongyang on the international stage is an urbane 75-year-old who survived a vicious purge over a year ago.  Full Article 


Kerry denounces 'deeply concerning' U.N. rights council record on Israel

United States Secretary of State John Kerry accuses the U.N.'s Human Rights Council of being obsessed with Israel, and urges the body to look into abuses in eastern Ukraine.