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Greeks go to polls in critical snap general election

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Athens, Jan 25 (AP) - Greeks were voting Sunday in an early general election crucial for the country's financial future, with the radical left Syriza party of Alexis Tsipras tipped as the favorite to win, although possibly without a large enough majority to form a government.
Tsipras had been firmly ahead of conservative Prime Minister Antonis Samaras' New Democracy party in opinion polls leading up to the election, which is being held nearly two years ahead of time. But polls also showed a...

UN Security Council members arrive in Haiti for 3-day visit

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Port-Au-Prince, Jan 24 (AP) - U.N. Security Council members arrived Friday in Haiti for a three-day visit aimed in part at urging the government to hold long-delayed municipal and legislative elections.
Representatives of the council's 15 member states are expected to meet with President Michel...

Pro-Russian rebels reject peace deal, launch new offensive

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Donetsk, Jan 24 (AP) - Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine rejected a previously signed peace deal Friday and launched a new multipronged offensive against Ukrainian government troops, upending recent European attempts to mediate an end to the fighting.
The main separatist leader in the...

UN official backs N Korea abuses despite defector’s changes

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Tokyo, Jan 24 (AP) - The United Nations' official in charge of investigating human rights violations in North Korea said he stands by U.N. findings of widespread abuses there despite recent backtracking by a prominent defector on the details of his life in the North's prison system.

PM visits Foreign Ministry today

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Thursday as part of her visit to dif-ferent ministries to give directives and enquire about current activities.
Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali, State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam and its...

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