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    Amal Clooney confirmed as jailed Azeri reporter’s defense counsel
    Jan22

    Amal Clooney confirmed as jailed Azeri reporter’s defense counsel

    Clooney has represented WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko in recent years. …read more Source:...

    Putin likely OK’d Alexander Litvinenko death, British inquiry says
    Jan22

    Putin likely OK’d Alexander Litvinenko death, British inquiry says

    British investigators say Russian President Vladimir Putin probably personally approved the assassination of Alexander Litvinenko, a Russian spy-turned-dissident who was exiled in Britain after criticizing Putin and describing him, among other things, as a pedophile. Retired High Court Judge Robert Owen, who conducted the inquiry, wrote that he...

    EU, European stocks gain as ECB hints at more stimulus
    Jan22

    EU, European stocks gain as ECB hints at more stimulus

    NEW YORK (AFP) – European and US stocks staged a rebound Thursday on hints of additional European Central Bank stimulus and a rise in oil prices from 12-year lows.After plunging by 3.5 percent Wednesday, major European indices in Frankfurt, London and Paris shot up nearly two percent after the ECB signalled it stood ready to help if the...

    U.S., German leaders discuss refugee crisis
    Jan22

    U.S., German leaders discuss refugee crisis

    WASHINGTON, Jan. 22 — U.S. President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday discussed by phone the European response to the refugee crisis, the White House said. Both leaders agreed that the upcoming Syria donors conference in London presents an important opportunity to galvanize global efforts to address the Syrian...

    Kiev, Amsterdam coordinate policies ahead of vote on EU-Ukraine Association
    Jan22

    Kiev, Amsterdam coordinate policies ahead of vote on EU-Ukraine Association

    KIEV, Jan. 22 — Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko discussed the EU-Ukraine relations with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, coordinating their positions ahead of a referendum on the approval of the Association Agreement between Brussels and Kiev, the presidential press service said Thursday. The Netherlands is set to hold the advisory...

    British inquiry: Putin ‘probably’ approved murder of KGB agent
    Jan22

    British inquiry: Putin ‘probably’ approved murder of KGB agent

    Former KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko lying in a London hospital in November 2006, dying of radiation poisoning. Photo credit: NYT LONDON (REUTERS/BLOOMBERG/AFP) – Russian President Vladimir Putin probably approved a Russian intelligence operation to murder former KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko, a judge led-British inquiry into the 2006 killing...

    UK judge: Putin ‘probably approved’ killing of ex-KGB agent
    Jan22

    UK judge: Putin ‘probably approved’ killing of ex-KGB agent

    Ambassador of the Russian Federation Alexander Yakovenko leaves the Foreign Office in London after being summoned following the findings of Litvinenko inquiry on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2006. Russian President Vladimir Putin probably approved a plan by Russia’s FSB security service to kill a former agent turned Kremlin critic Alexander...

    Tennis: Murray demolishes Groth to reach third round
    Jan22

    Tennis: Murray demolishes Groth to reach third round

    MELBOURNE (AFP) – Andy Murray made dealing with the worlds biggest serve look easy on Thursday as he reached the Australian Open third round alongside Ana Ivanovic, who was shaken by an elderly spectators courtside fall.Murray, faced with the world record-breaking serve of the physically imposing Sam Groth, had all the answers as he won...

    Lagarde gets strong backing from Europe to stay at IMF
    Jan22

    Lagarde gets strong backing from Europe to stay at IMF

    WASHINGTON (AFP) – Christine Lagarde garnered strong backing from Europe Thursday for a second mandate as IMF managing director.With her term coming to an end in July, the International Monetary Fund formally began accepting nominations for who will guide the global crisis lender for the next five years.Lagarde, who has led the IMF through...

    Euro dips after ECB signals more stimulus
    Jan22

    Euro dips after ECB signals more stimulus

    NEW YORK (AFP) – The euro slipped against the dollar Thursday after the European Central Bank signaled further stimulus could soon be on the way for the eurozone.In volatile trade, the euro tumbled to a two-week low of $1.0778, before regaining its footing at $1.0878 around 2200 GMT.Nevertheless, that was weaker than the $1.0890 trade at...

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