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Independent
TTIP deal: Business lobbyists dominate talks at expense of trade unions and NGOsThe world’s biggest companies in finance, technology, pharma, tobacco and telec
TTIP deal: Business lobbyists dominate talks at expense of trade unions and NGOs
Independent / Posted 7 hours ago
The world’s biggest companies in finance, technology, pharma, tobacco and telecoms are dominating discussions with the EU executive body’s trade department responsible for the proposed EU-US free trade treaty, which could become the biggest such deal... Read more
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Prospect Magazine
Who’s been made a peer? Full honours list©Suzanne Plunkett/AP The government has published its dissolution honours and
Who’s been made a peer? Full honours list
Prospect Magazine / Posted 11 hours ago
©Suzanne Plunkett/AP The government has published its dissolution honours and peerages lists for 2015. Here are the names in full: The Queen has been graciously pleased to signify Her intention of conferring the following Honours upon the... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Seven peerages blocked after failing vetting processIt can only block people where there is concern about the financial propriety o
Seven peerages blocked after failing vetting process
Daily Telegraph / Posted yesterday
It can only block people where there is concern about the financial propriety or on the basis of other strict criteria, such as whether their ennoblement is linked to a political donation. In contrast, people put forward for cross-bench peerages -... Read more
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Independent
TTIP controversy: The European Commission and Big Tobacco accused of cover-up after heavily redacted documents releasedCorporate lobbying campaigners published documents that revealed the EU’s execu
TTIP controversy: The European Commission and Big Tobacco accused of cover-up after heavily redacted documents released
Independent / Posted yesterday
Corporate lobbying campaigners published documents that revealed the EU’s executive body had met and corresponded with lobbyists from British American Tobacco and Philip Morris. But the documents, as released, revealed little else. Almost all the... Read more
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Independent
TTIP controversy: The European Commission and Big Tabacco accused of cover-up after heavily redacted documents releasedCorporate lobbying campaigners published documents that revealed the EU’s execu
TTIP controversy: The European Commission and Big Tabacco accused of cover-up after heavily redacted documents released
Independent / Posted yesterday
Corporate lobbying campaigners published documents that revealed the EU’s executive body had met and corresponded with lobbyists from British American Tobacco and Philip Morris. But the documents, as released, revealed little else. Almost all the... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Suspect played jihadist videoThe train attack suspect after being disarmed by a passenger. Barefoot, blindf
Suspect played jihadist video
The New Zealand Herald / Posted yesterday
The train attack suspect after being disarmed by a passenger. Barefoot, blindfolded and dressed only in blue hospital pyjamas, the Moroccan gunman accused of attacking passengers on a train from Amsterdam to Paris was led into a court building in... Read more
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Times of Malta
PL warns of incitement to harm the country as PN says it will argue case against power station in Malta and abroadThe Nationalist Party said today it would defend the national interest in the n
PL warns of incitement to harm the country as PN says it will argue case against power station in Malta and abroad
Times of Malta / Posted yesterday
The Nationalist Party said today it would defend the national interest in the new power station issue both before the Maltese Parliament and the European Parliament. It said that the prime minister had put his personal political interest before the... Read more
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Bolton News
10,000 emails sent to Bolton Euro MP about trade agreement which could see American firms providing health and transport services in UKAMERICAN firms could end up providing public services in the UK if a controvers
10,000 emails sent to Bolton Euro MP about trade agreement which could see American firms providing health and transport services in UK
Bolton News / Posted yesterday
AMERICAN firms could end up providing public services in the UK if a controversial trade deal goes ahead, a Bolton Euro MP has warned. North West MEP Afzal Khan says he has received more than 10,000 emails from constituents concerned about the... Read more
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Daily Mail
Train users may face airport-style security: X-ray machines for high-speed services and 'rail marshals' could be introduce
Train users may face airport-style security
Daily Mail / Posted yesterday
: X-ray machines for high-speed services and 'rail marshals' could be introduced in wake of attack in France British rail passengers could face airport-style security before boarding Surveillance cameras... Read more
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Times of Malta
Increasing female employmentThe European Commission has not given up hope of ensuring that more women parti
Increasing female employment
Times of Malta / Posted yesterday
The European Commission has not given up hope of ensuring that more women participate in the labour market. After recently scrapping proposed amendments to the current laws regulating maternity leave, the Commission is now ruminating over new ideas... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Clearing the cookies: We've lost faith in others to protect our data We're starting to realise that we've entered an era where privacy is no longe
Clearing the cookies: We've lost faith in others to protect our data
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted yesterday
We're starting to realise that we've entered an era where privacy is no longer a universal right, but something individuals must take active steps to secure for themselves, writes... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
France terror attack: EU considers passenger scanners for British railway stationsA committee of transport security experts, including from the UK Home Office an
France terror attack: EU considers passenger scanners for British railway stations
Daily Telegraph / Posted 2 days ago
A committee of transport security experts, including from the UK Home Office and Department for Transport, will meet in Brussels on September 11 this year to discuss how to respond to the attack, and ask whether boarding a high-speed train should be... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Twitter blocks website saving politicians’ deleted postsA man looks at the computer screen with a page of Russian Prime Minister Dmitry
Twitter blocks website saving politicians’ deleted posts
Inquirier.net / Posted 2 days ago
A man looks at the computer screen with a page of Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev in Twitter in Moscow on August 14, 2014. AFP The Politwoops website that saved tweets deleted by politicians said Monday that Twitter had blocked its access to... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Website that stores politicians deleted tweets 'blocked by Twitter'"No one user is more deserving of that ability (to delete tweets) than another.
Website that stores politicians deleted tweets 'blocked by Twitter'
Daily Telegraph / Posted 2 days ago
"No one user is more deserving of that ability (to delete tweets) than another. Indeed, deleting a tweet is an expression of the user's voice," Twitter told the foundation. Since being formed at a so-called hackathon five years ago, Politwoops... Read more
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thebee
Highways chief calls on government to protect rural busesLancashire County Council's cabinet member for highways and transport is callin
Highways chief calls on government to protect rural buses
thebee / Posted 2 days ago
Lancashire County Council's cabinet member for highways and transport is calling for the government to establish a special fund to protect rural bus services, warning that subsidies are under threat due to the tight squeeze on council... Read more
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The Manila Times
Twitter blocks website saving politicians’ deleted postsAugust 25, 2015 1:05 pm THE HAGUE: The Politwoops website that saved tweets de
Twitter blocks website saving politicians’ deleted posts
The Manila Times / Posted 2 days ago
August 25, 2015 1:05 pm THE HAGUE: The Politwoops website that saved tweets deleted by politicians said Monday that Twitter had blocked its access to the social media giant, halting its... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Twitter blocks website saving politicians’ deleted postsThis Nov. 4, 2013 file photo shows the icon for the Twitter app on an iPhone in
Twitter blocks website saving politicians’ deleted posts
Inquirier.net / Posted 2 days ago
This Nov. 4, 2013 file photo shows the icon for the Twitter app on an iPhone in San Jose, Calif. Despite executive turmoil and a stock price that has fallen 30 percent since late April 2015, industry experts – not to mention loyal users – see... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Twitter blocks website saving politicians' deleted postsTHE HAGUE: The Politwoops website that saved tweets deleted by politicians said
Twitter blocks website saving politicians' deleted posts
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 2 days ago
THE HAGUE: The Politwoops website that saved tweets deleted by politicians said on Monday (Aug 24) that Twitter had blocked its access to the social media giant, halting its operations across 30 countries. The Open State Foundation started... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
If Britain bends to pressure, where would we put a quota of migrants?When the founding fathers of the old Common Market established free movement of
If Britain bends to pressure, where would we put a quota of migrants?
Daily Telegraph / Posted 3 days ago
When the founding fathers of the old Common Market established free movement of people as a fundamental principle, they did not for a moment envisage a borderless entity of 26 continental countries (including four non-EU nations), not least because... Read more
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PhysOrg
Website that save politicians' deleted tweets suspendedTwitter ended the US website's access to its API (application programme interfa
Website that save politicians' deleted tweets suspended
PhysOrg / Posted 3 days ago
Twitter ended the US website's access to its API (application programme interface) which allowed it to see when a politician deleted a tweet, often an indicator they have changed their mind or realised a mistake The Politwoops website that saves... Read more
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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
Website that save politicians' deleted tweets suspendedTHE HAGUE - The Politwoops website that saves tweets deleted by politicians sai
Website that save politicians' deleted tweets suspended
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 3 days ago
THE HAGUE - The Politwoops website that saves tweets deleted by politicians said Monday its operations have been closed down in the 30 countries where it was active after Twitter blocked its access to the social media site. Twitter ended the US... Read more
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TechCrunch
Twitter Shuts Down Services That Tracked Politicians’ Deleted Tweets In 30 CountriesTwo services that tracked deleted tweets by politicians and other diplomats in
Twitter Shuts Down Services That Tracked Politicians’ Deleted Tweets In 30 Countries
TechCrunch / Posted 3 days ago
Two services that tracked deleted tweets by politicians and other diplomats in an effort to maintain a transparent, public record of statements made on social media, Politwoops and its sister site Diplotwoops, have now been cut off from accessing... Read more
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The Local
Fresh debate for cheaper EU calls from Sweden Emma Löfgren · 23 Jun 2015, 12:41 Published: 23 Jun 2015 12:41 GMT+02:00 Sw
Fresh debate for cheaper EU calls from Sweden
The Local / Posted 3 days ago
Emma Löfgren · 23 Jun 2015, 12:41 Published: 23 Jun 2015 12:41 GMT+02:00 Swedish politicians welcomed a debate on mobile charges on Tuesday, after the EU's top decisionmaker on the digital market... Read more
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KGTV San Diego
What can we expect if the Boreal Forest keeps declining?The Boreal forest, also known as the Taiga, accounts for roughly 30 percent of
What can we expect if the Boreal Forest keeps declining?
KGTV San Diego / Posted 4 days ago
The Boreal forest, also known as the Taiga, accounts for roughly 30 percent of the planet’s forested area, across three continents. It’s also in trouble. While humans live in and move through it, their impact is generally low. Climate researchers... Read more
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ABC Action News Tampa Bay
What Can We Expect If The Boreal Forest Keeps Declining?The Boreal forest, also known as the Taiga, accounts for roughly 30 percent of
What Can We Expect If The Boreal Forest Keeps Declining?
ABC Action News Tampa Bay / Posted 4 days ago
The Boreal forest, also known as the Taiga, accounts for roughly 30 percent of the planet's forested area, across three continents. It's also in trouble. While humans live in and move through it, their impact is generally low. Climate researchers... Read more
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WRTV Indianapolis
What Can We Expect If The Boreal Forest Keeps Declining?The Boreal forest, also known as the Taiga, accounts for roughly 30 percent of
What Can We Expect If The Boreal Forest Keeps Declining?
WRTV Indianapolis / Posted 4 days ago
The Boreal forest, also known as the Taiga, accounts for roughly 30 percent of the planet's forested area, across three continents. It's also in trouble. While humans live in and move through it, their impact is generally low. Climate researchers... Read more
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Eu Business
Belarus president frees 6 jailed opponents before vote — EU(MINSK) - Belarus strongman Alexander Lukashenko has released six opposition le
Belarus president frees 6 jailed opponents before vote — EU
Eu Business / Posted 4 days ago
(MINSK) - Belarus strongman Alexander Lukashenko has released six opposition leaders, including a former presidential rival, less than two months before presidential elections in a move hailed Sunday by the European Union. A pardon for the six was... Read more
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birminghammail
E-cigs fears are just a lot of hot air, says ex-smokerBattling ex-smoker Terry Walker is all lit up after a dramatic U-turn by expert
E-cigs fears are just a lot of hot air, says ex-smoker
birminghammail / Posted 5 days ago
Battling ex-smoker Terry Walker is all lit up after a dramatic U-turn by experts on electronic cigarettes. And he was furious at moves to crack down – or even ban – ‘vaping’ as he believes the move would have driven many quitters back to ‘the real... Read more
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Times of Malta
EU to clear ‘confusion’ over US trade pactThe European Commission will publish detailed reports on its negotiations with
EU to clear ‘confusion’ over US trade pact
Times of Malta / Posted 5 days ago
The European Commission will publish detailed reports on its negotiations with the United States to forge the world’s biggest trade pact, EU trade chief Cecilia Malmstrom said yesterday, responding to criticism that the talks have been shrouded in... Read more
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express
MEP's son poses as dead mother to claim £750,000 from the EU in pension scam THE son of a former MEP posed as his dead mother to claim a staggering £750,0
MEP's son poses as dead mother to claim £750,000 from the EU in pension scam
express / Posted 5 days ago
THE son of a former MEP posed as his dead mother to claim a staggering £750,000 from the European Union. Kenneth Stewart posed as his dead mother in an EU pension... Read more
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Reuters UK Edition
EU tries to clear 'fog of confusion' over U.S. trade pactEuropean Union flags flutter outside the European Commission headquarters in Br
EU tries to clear 'fog of confusion' over U.S. trade pact
Reuters UK Edition / Posted 6 days ago
European Union flags flutter outside the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, June 4, 2015. BRUSSELS/BERLIN The European Commission will publish detailed reports on its negotiations with the United States to forge the world's... Read more
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Reuters
EU tries to clear 'fog of confusion' over U.S. trade pactEuropean Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom gestures as she addresses a news
EU tries to clear 'fog of confusion' over U.S. trade pact
Reuters / Posted 6 days ago
European Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom gestures as she addresses a news conference at the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, August 4, 2015. BRUSSELS/BERLIN The European Commission will publish detailed reports on its... Read more
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Entrpreneur
McDonald's Accused of Illegal Labor, Tax Practices in BrazilMcDonald's Corp, the world's biggest fast-food chain, was accused of mistreatin
McDonald's Accused of Illegal Labor, Tax Practices in Brazil
Entrpreneur / Posted 6 days ago
McDonald's Corp, the world's biggest fast-food chain, was accused of mistreating its employees and dodging taxes on Thursday during a Senate hearing in Brazil, where politicians, union leaders and workers from five continents voiced... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Petition to Free Mauritanian Anti-Slavery Activist Gains MomentumA petition at online campaign site Avaaz, calling for the release of Mauritania
Petition to Free Mauritanian Anti-Slavery Activist Gains Momentum
AllAfrica.com / Posted 6 days ago
A petition at online campaign site Avaaz, calling for the release of Mauritanian anti-slavery activist BIRAM DAH ABEID, has garnered almost a million signatures in the week since it was launched. Now Abeid, who was imprisoned in November, has written... Read more
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National Catholic Reporter
Pope Francis is Coming, Part IIIThe last two days, I have emphasized what I think are some of the key themes of
Pope Francis is Coming, Part III
National Catholic Reporter / Posted 6 days ago
The last two days, I have emphasized what I think are some of the key themes of this papacy, giving a sketch of an answer to the question: Who is this pope who is coming to the U.S. next month? Today, let’s drill down on a related, but slightly... Read more
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International Business Times
Front National founder Jean-Marie Le Pen to challenge expulsion from far-right party National Front founder Jean-Marie Le Pen is to challenge his expulsion from the
Front National founder Jean-Marie Le Pen to challenge expulsion from far-right party
International Business Times / Posted 6 days ago
National Front founder Jean-Marie Le Pen is to challenge his expulsion from the far-right party for making anti-Semitic remarks. Its executive committee voted to exclude the 87-year-old from the party, which is led by his daughter, Marine Le Pen. She... Read more
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iol.co.za
McDonald’s grilled on labour issuesREUTERSA man wearing a mask depicting "Ronald McDonald", the McDonald's company
McDonald’s grilled on labour issues
iol.co.za / Posted 6 days ago
REUTERSA man wearing a mask depicting "Ronald McDonald", the McDonald's company mascot, takes part in a protest against labour abuses and poor working conditions, in front of a McDonald's restaurant in Brasilia, Brazil, on August 20, 2015. Picture:... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
McDonald's grilled over labor, tax practices at Brazil hearingBRASILIA: McDonald's Corp , the world's biggest fast-food chain, was accused of
McDonald's grilled over labor, tax practices at Brazil hearing
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 6 days ago
BRASILIA: McDonald's Corp , the world's biggest fast-food chain, was accused of mistreating its employees and dodging taxes on Thursday during a Senate hearing in Brazil, where politicians, union leaders and workers from five continents voiced... Read more
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Reuters
McDonald's grilled over labor, tax practices at Brazil hearingA man holds a poster in a protest against labor abuses and poor working conditi
McDonald's grilled over labor, tax practices at Brazil hearing
Reuters / Posted 6 days ago
A man holds a poster in a protest against labor abuses and poor working conditions, in front of a McDonald's restaurant in Brasilia, August 20, 2015. BRASILIA McDonald's Corp (MCD.N), the world's biggest fast-food chain, was accused of mistreating... Read more
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BBC News
French National Front expels founder Jean-Marie Le Pen - BBC News Accessibility links BBC navigation Entertainment & Arts Video &
French National Front expels founder Jean-Marie Le Pen
BBC News / Posted 7 days ago
- BBC News Accessibility links BBC navigation Entertainment & Arts Video & Audio Also in the News Special Reports The Reporters Have Your Say Latin America French National Front expels... Read more
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Business Standard India
Greek PM quits, asks president to call elections soonTsipras reportedly decied seek early elections hoping to quell a rebellion in h
Greek PM quits, asks president to call elections soon
Business Standard India / Posted 7 days ago
Tsipras reportedly decied seek early elections hoping to quell a rebellion in his leftist Syriza partyTsipras reportedly decied seek early elections hoping to quell a rebellion in his leftist... Read more
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Daily News
Tony Blair, PM to open Grand Gourmet, EncoreSri Lanka can be one of the best sought after MICE destinations if we could hos
Tony Blair, PM to open Grand Gourmet, Encore
Daily News / Posted 7 days ago
Sri Lanka can be one of the best sought after MICE destinations if we could host the "World Travel" Awards, which is known as the Oscar awards in the travel and tourism sector, Member of European Parliament Niranjan Deva Aditiya said. "I will try my... Read more
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iol.co.za
Tsipras to resign, seek snap electionAPGreek Presidential guards, take part at the changing of the guards ceremony o
Tsipras to resign, seek snap election
iol.co.za / Posted 7 days ago
APGreek Presidential guards, take part at the changing of the guards ceremony on the sidewalk outside Presidential Palace in Athens. Greeces Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is to call early elections for next month, government officials said. AP... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
European bailout fund approves release of funds for GreeceEuropean bailout fund supervisors on Wednesday approved the release of billions
European bailout fund approves release of funds for Greece
Chicago Tribune / Posted 7 days ago
European bailout fund supervisors on Wednesday approved the release of billions of euros to help rebuild Greece's devastated economy just as a new debt payment looms. The move — a virtual formality — came after Germany's parliament approved the... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Greece live: Opposition parties seek to form minority government after Tsipras resigns and calls snap electionNew Democracy leaders says he will attempt to form new government w/o elections
Greece live: Opposition parties seek to form minority government after Tsipras resigns and calls snap election
Daily Telegraph / Posted 7 days ago
New Democracy leaders says he will attempt to form new government w/o elections. Relevant bit of Greek constitution pic.twitter.com/jaHMBJYBH0 19.40 Greek opposition leader: We will try and form a new government New Democracy, the second largest... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Greece live: Alexis Tsipras resigns and calls September snap electionTsipras positioning himself between Left Platform and its unconvincing drachma
Greece live: Alexis Tsipras resigns and calls September snap election
Daily Telegraph / Posted 7 days ago
Tsipras positioning himself between Left Platform and its unconvincing drachma plan & old parties many Greeks already rejected #Greece The Prime Minister is now defending his government's actions, admitting that the outcome was not what he intended.... Read more
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The Huffington Post
Greek PM Tsipras To Resign And Clear Way For Early Elections, Officials SayATHENS, Aug 20 (Reuters) -- Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will resign on
Greek PM Tsipras To Resign And Clear Way For Early Elections, Officials Say
The Huffington Post / Posted 7 days ago
ATHENS, Aug 20 (Reuters) -- Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will resign on Thursday to pave the way for early elections on Sept. 20, government officials said, hoping to quell a rebellion in his leftist Syriza party and seal support for a bailout... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Greek PM to resignATHENS - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will resign on Thursday to pave th
Greek PM to resign
Calgary Sun / Posted 7 days ago
ATHENS - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will resign on Thursday to pave the way for early elections on Sept. 20, government officials said, hoping to quell a rebellion in his leftist Syriza party and seal support for a bailout... Read more
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Eye Witness News
Greek PM to resign, seek snap election in September A snap election should allow PM Alexis Tsipras to capitalise on his popularit
Greek PM to resign, seek snap election in September
Eye Witness News / Posted 7 days ago
A snap election should allow PM Alexis Tsipras to capitalise on his popularity with Greek voters. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. Picture: AFP Greek financial crisis,Greek bailout... Read more
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Times of Malta
Greek PM to resign, seek snap election in SeptemberGreek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will resign today to pave the way for early
Greek PM to resign, seek snap election in September
Times of Malta / Posted 7 days ago
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will resign today to pave the way for early elections on Sept. 20, government officials said, hoping to quell a rebellion in his leftist Syriza party and seal support for a bailout programme. Tsipras's decision to... Read more
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