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Greece starts drive to sell new debt deal to doubting Europe

PARIS/ATHENS - Greece's leftist government began its drive to persuade a sceptical Europe to accept a new debt agreement on Sunday while it starts to roll back on austerity measures imposed under its existing bailout agreement.

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Netanyahu criticises U.N. over Lebanon flare-up

JERUSALEM - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused United Nations peacekeepers on Sunday of failing to enforce a resolution barring Hezbollah guerrillas from smuggling weapons into Lebanon.

Israel, Middle East 01 Feb 2015

Working with global community only way to fight terrorism - Japan PM

TOKYO - The only way to fight terrorism is by working with the international community and boosting mechanisms to ensure the safety of Japanese people, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday.

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NATO sees resilience as key issue in AWACS replacement

WASHINGTON - Resilience, innovation and advances in technology will be key factors as NATO maps out a multibillion-dollar effort to replace its ageing fleet of 17 Boeing Co E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft, a top NATO official told Reuters.

Aerospace & Defence 01 Feb 2015

Egypt frees Al Jazeera journalist Greste, two others still held

CAIRO - Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste was released from a Cairo jail on Sunday and left Egypt after 400 days in prison on charges that included aiding a terrorist group, security officials said. | Video

Egypt, Middle East 01 Feb 2015

Pro-democracy protesters back in Hong Kong, no violence

HONG KONG - Thousands of pro-democracy protesters returned to the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday in the first large-scale rally since demonstrations rocked the global financial hub late last year. | Video

01 Feb 2015