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Greece says will not cooperate with 'troika' or seek aid extension 11:21 GMT

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece's new leftist government opened talks on its bailout with European partners on Friday by flatly refusing to extend the programme or to cooperate with the international inspectors overseeing it.  Full Article   |  Video

 
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Japan says hostage negotiations with militants 'deadlocked' 10:01 GMT 

TOKYO (Reuters) - Efforts by Japan and Jordan to secure the release of two of their nationals held captive by Islamic State militants remain "deadlocked" and the situation remains highly unpredictable, Japanese officials said.  Full Article  

Islamic State seizes oil facility in northern Iraq, 15 workers missing 11:14 GMT 

KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) - Islamic State insurgents on Saturday seized a small crude oil station near the northern Iraqi city Kirkuk where 15 employees were working, and explosions in and around the capital Baghdad killed at least nine people.  Full Article  

 
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