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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras

Greek PM accuses Spain, Portugal of anti-Athens 'axis'

Greece's leftist Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras accused Spain and Portugal on Saturday of leading a conservative conspiracy to topple his anti-austerity government, saying they feared their own radical forces before elections this year.

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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras

Tsipras denies Greece will seek yet another bailout

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras denied on Friday that Greece would need yet another international bailout, and a poll showed surging support for his government even though it had to back down to win a temporary lifeline from the euro zone.

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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras

Greece readies reform promises after Eurogroup climbdown

Greece's government prepared reform measures on Sunday to secure a financial lifeline from the euro zone, but was attacked for selling "illusions" to voters after failing to keep a promise to extract the country from its international bailout.

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Greece, euro zone agree four-month loan extension, avert crunch

Euro zone finance ministers agreed in principle on Friday to extend Greece's financial rescue by four months, averting a potential cash crunch in March that could have forced the country out of the currency area.

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European Union flag (L) and a Greek national flag

Greece faces resistance to extra emergency funds for banks

The European Central Bank faces resistance from Germany to allowing any extra emergency lending for Greek banks, people familiar with the matter said, increasing pressure on Athens to sign up to an extended aid-for-reform program.

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Aer Lingus

Election-nervous politicians shout down IAG's Aer Lingus bid

The owner of British Airways is running out of time to secure Ireland's Aer Lingus as questions over its commitment to keep jobs and key Heathrow routes stoke opposition from politicians facing a tough election next year.

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Christine Lagarde

G20 plan for investment targets runs into stiff opposition

Group of 20 finance officials look likely to reject a proposal to set countries specific investment targets to spur a global economy which appears increasingly reliant on the United States for growth.

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Railway

Ethiopia bets on grand projects in drive for industrial power

Chinese workers mingle with Ethiopians putting the finishing touches to a metro line that cuts through Addis Ababa, one of a series of grand state infrastructure projects that Ethiopia hopes will help it mimic Asia's industrial rise.

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Yanis Varoufakis

Greece says has no cash problem, to present plan next week

Greece said on Saturday it had no short-term cash problem and that it will hand its European Union partners a comprehensive plan next week for managing the transition to a new debt deal.

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Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis and German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble (L)

Isolated Greece wants no more bailout money with strings

Greece's new leftist-led government, isolated in the euro zone and under pressure from the European Central Bank, said on Friday it wanted no more bailout money with strings attached from the European Union and International Monetary Fund.

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Ebola

IMF grants $100 million debt relief to Ebola-hit countries

The International Monetary Fund has granted Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone debt relief of about $100 million in total, the first time a global institution has provided such relief to the three West African nations hardest hit by the Ebola outbreak.

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Alexis Tsipras

Germany wants new Greek rulers to ditch anti-austerity promises - document

Germany wants Greece's new left-wing government to go back on anti-austerity promises made in its first days in office and revert to economic policies its predecessors' agreed with international lenders, a document showed on Wednesday.

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Yanis Varoufakis

Greece has started debt-swap talks with IMF, minister tells paper

Greece has started negotiations with the International Monetary Fund over a plan to swap its sovereign debt for growth-linked bonds, Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis said in an interview published on Wednesday.

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Petro Poroshenko

EU agrees $2 billion euros for Ukraine, to consider more

EU finance ministers agreed on Tuesday to loan Ukraine 1.8 billion euros ($2.0 billion) to help save it from bankruptcy, leaving open the option of increasing aid at a later stage.

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China's Premier Li Keqiang

China's Li says to create 10 million jobs in 2015: China Daily

China's Premier Li Keqiang pledged to create at least 10 million new jobs in 2015, the state run China Daily newspaper said on Tuesday, despite economic growth that slowed to its weakest pace in nearly a quarter of a century last year.

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