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LONDON (Reuters) - Greece's new government must tackle the country's budget deficit and meet its international commitments, British Prime Minister David Cameron's spokeswoman said on Monday after Greek leftist party Syriza won a snap election. "The prime minister respects the decision of the Greek people," the spokeswoman told reporters. "Greece needs to deal with its deficit and meet its international commitments." (Reporting by Andrew Osborn, writing by William James; editing by Stephen Addison)
SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's prime minister on Monday dismissed criticism of his decision to make the husband of Queen Elizabeth II an Australian knight, saying Prince Philip has a long history of service Down Under.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Two suspected looters in South Africa were fatally shot following a week of attacks on immigrant-owned shops in the Johannesburg area, police said Monday.
DUBLIN (AP) — Aer Lingus announced Monday that British Airways parent IAG has made an improved takeover offer of 2.55 euros ($2.85) per share, and the board of the Irish airline says it is considering the proposal.
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German business optimism rose for the third straight month in January, giving a positive signal from Europe's biggest economy as executives foresee export gains from the weaker euro.
BERLIN (Reuters) - German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Monday nobody was blindly set on imposing further sanctions on Moscow over its stance in eastern Ukraine, ahead of a meeting of European foreign ministers in Brussels on Thursday. But he added that an offensive by pro-Russian separatists against the eastern Ukrainian port city of Mariupol would constitute a significant change in the situation, to which Europe would have to react. ...
MADRID (AP) — Experts searching for the remains of Miguel de Cervantes have found a casket bearing the initials "M.C." with bones inside it in a crypt underneath a cloistered convent in Madrid.
South Korea stormed into the Asian Cup final with a clinical 2-0 victory over Iraq on Monday, avenging a painful defeat at the same stage eight years ago. Goals from Lee Jeong-Hyeop and Kim Young-Gwon did the job for the Koreans, who dominated a wet semi-final in Sydney to move a step closer to ending a title drought dating all the way back to 1960. They face either hosts Australia or the United Arab Emirates in the final on January 31. There was no repeat of Iraq's shock win over South Korea in 2007, when they won a dramatic penalty shoot-out before completing their fairytale run by beating Saudi Arabia to lift the trophy in Jakarta.
Angela Merkel's spokesman said on Monday the German chancellor had urged pro-Russian separatists to halt their offensive on the east Ukrainian port city of Mariupol, and asked Russia's Vladimir Putin in a call on Sunday to use his influence over them. "If we want to get out of this spiral of escalation and give diplomacy a chance, then it is absolutely crucial that above all the pro-Russian separatists finally respect the cease fire," Merkel's spokesman Steffen Seibert told a press conference. Germany reiterated there was a real threat of an escalation of violence in eastern Ukraine without the implementation of the Minsk peace accord, and urged Russia to ensure separatists withdraw heavy weapons as previously agreed. Asked about possible further sanctions against Moscow, a foreign ministry spokesman said European foreign ministers would meet on Thursday and decide how to react.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Rock-Tenn and MeadWestvaco are joining to form a $16 billion packaging company.
The far-left Syriza party joins hands with the right-wing Greek Independents to form an anti-austerity governing coalition in Greece.
President Barack Obama begins the second day of his visit to India by becoming the first US head of state to attend the Republic Day parade.
An Egyptian doctor is convicted in a landmark retrial of carrying out female genital mutilation surgery, a campaign group and lawyer say.
Forecasters predict a huge blizzard on the US north-east coast, with New York's mayor warning of a record storm and thousands of flights cancelled.
Top Ugandan rebel commander Dominic Ongwen is due to appear at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague to face war crimes charges.
David Cameron says a hoax call he received from someone claiming to be the head of GCHQ did not "breach security".
Intense fighting with between Russian-backed rebels and army units in eastern Ukraine sees seven soldiers killed in 24 hours, the military says.
Nigeria's military repels a new assault by militant Islamist group Boko Haram on the key north-eastern city of Maiduguri, an army source tells the BBC.
A hacker group attacks the official website of Malaysia Airlines, but the company says bookings and user data are not compromised.
Dozens of police commandos are killed as they storm a village controlled by Islamist rebels in Maguindanao province, southern Philippines, say officials.
Eddie Redmayne and Downton Abbey are among the winners at the Screen Actors Guild awards.
The first Briton to be diagnosed with Ebola in the UK has been given the all clear and discharged from hospital.
Malaysia's national hero, Lee Chong Wei, says he will retire from the sport of badminton if he is given a two-year suspension for allegedly doping.
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Greater efforts are being put into ridding US baseball of the tradition of chewing tobacco which has been linked to cancer deaths.
Japan's Kei Nishikori says the Australian Open feels like "home" ahead of his fourth round match against David Ferrer.
People in Bolivia have been holding a fair with a difference - everything is in miniature.
Actor Colin Firth has said the director of Kingsman: The Secret Service, Matthew Vaughn, cast him in the film because he was so unlikely to be seen as a cold killer
Brazil's Environment Minister Izabella Teixeira has said the country's most populous region is experiencing its worst drought since 1930.
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