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Syriza can transform the EU from within – if Europe will let it

Syriza’s anti-austerity programme is more sensible than radical, and what Greece needs. But the EU is far from convinced<p>• Owen Jones: Syriza could kill off austerity in the EU<p>The Greek parliament has failed to elect a new president and the country’s constitution dictates that there should now be …

Greek Vote Forces Europe To Face Up To Dismal Euro Dilemma

Greek voters have handed the anti-austerity radical left-wing Syriza party an unprecedented landslide victory in elections at the expense of the center-right New Democracy party of the current prime minister as well as the PASOK socialists that were a major force in Greece for the past 40 years.<p>The …

Europe
Oil
Economics

$5 Million Stolen from Bitcoin Exchange Bitstamp in Hack Attack

Less than a week into the new year and we have our first major cyber-crime: Slovenian Bitcoin exchange Bitstamp was hacked yesterday, and has suspended its service for the time being, reports ZDNet.<p>According to a message on its homepage, Bitstamp noted that one of its operational wallets was …

David Cameron: I can fix EU 'problem'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1136000/1136214_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522706261_24c2e25e6203179d0e5d78dbd8cbf105<p><b>David Cameron has said he is "convinced" he can "fix the problems" in the UK's relationship with Europe that the British public find "very …

Downing Street
Middle East

Everything to Know About Boko Haram’s Advance in Nigeria

The Nigerian militant group Boko Haram has roared back into the headlines in recent days, with a series of bold attacks on remote villages in the …

Africa

Iraq rebuilds national army to face 'Islamic State' threat | DW | 06.01.2015

In a televised speech marking the 94th anniversary of the founding of Iraq's army, Iraqi Defense Minister Khaled al-Obeidi acknowledged that a number …

Middle East

Pentagon: We're gaining on ISIS

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> It's not yet "mission accomplished," but the Pentagon may be edging closer to its goal of stopping ISIS.<p>"We very much see ISIL largely in a defensive posture inside Iraq, that whatever momentum they had been enjoying has been halted, has been blunted. That has stayed steady over …

Islamic State (ISIS)