article 28 February 2015 UK, Germany
Newcastle 'anti-Islam' march outnumbered by counter demo

Anti-Islamisation protesters organised by the Pegida group hold their first UK march in Newcastle, but are confronted by 2,000 counter demonstrators.

video 27 February 2015 World, Greece

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German MPs approve Greek bail-out deal

Germany's Parliament approves the four-month extension of Greece's bailout by a huge majority, bringing the final hurdle - getting Eurozone backing - into sight.

post 20 February 2015
Read more from Paul Mason on his blog Greece gets its deal.. But if the detail's wrong 'we're finished'

The eurozone and IMF have done a deal with Greece, extending its bailout for four months in return for a commitment to run all policy measures with significant economic impact past the lenders.

post 20 February 2015
Read more from Paul Mason on his blog Eurozone summit: the Greeks could face a fateful decision on Euro

Today is the Greek equivalent of Gettysburg. After the ECB agreed to extend emergency lending for Greek banks for only a few days, the Greeks have until tonight to reach a compromise deal.

post 19 February 2015
Read more from Paul Mason on his blog Greece caves in a bit - but not enough for Germany

Greece begins to cave in on a bailout deal offered by eurozone authorities, but Germany rejects the new proposal for an extension - so the poker game is not over.

post 17 February 2015
Read more from Paul Mason on his blog Leak and counter-leak: how not to achieve a Greek deal

Documents leaked to me last night shed new light, but not total clarity, on the dramatic breakdown of talks in Brussels over a new Greek bailout deal.

article 10 February 2015 World, Germany
Government requests for Twitter account details surge

Government requests for information on Twitter accounts increase by 40 per cent in the last 6 months of 2014, with Russia sending more than 100 requests.

article 07 February 2015 World, Ukraine
Ukrainian soldiers (Reuters)
To arm or not to arm? The Ukrainian question

The West should not rule out a military option to support Ukraine's battle against separatist rebels who, it is widely believed, are being supported by Russia, Nato's top military commander says.

article 06 February 2015 World, Ukraine
Ukraine: how far has rebel-held territory grown?

Eastern Ukraine has been torn apart by pro-Russian rebels seizing government buildings and cities since the conflict started in November 2013. Just how much territory have they taken?

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