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What to Expect in 2015

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  • Eurozone ministers give Greece a four-month bailout extension
    Eurozone ministers give Greece a four-month bailout extension

    Greece prevailed Friday in a high-stakes standoff with European creditors, winning a four-month extension on its debt repayment plan after threatening to default and plunge the entire 19-nation Eurozone and global financial markets into crisis.

  • Ukraine appeal for U.N. peacekeepers unlikely to succeed
    Ukraine appeal for U.N. peacekeepers unlikely to succeed

    Ukrainian national security leaders have appealed for a United Nations peacekeeping force in the separatist-occupied eastern regions of the country, but the call was immediately rejected Thursday by the insurgents and their Russian backers.

  • English soccer fans chanting 'we're racist' block black man from train
    English soccer fans chanting 'we're racist' block black man from train

    Police in Britain and France are searching Wednesday for a group of English soccer fans who blocked a black man from boarding the Paris Metro and chanted: “We’re racist, we’re racist, and that’s the way we like it.”

  • Ukraine forces cede Debaltseve rail hub to separatists
    Ukraine forces cede Debaltseve rail hub to separatists

    Exhausted and demoralized, Ukrainian soldiers stumbled out of an embattled railway junction town in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday after Kremlin-backed separatists captured the vital transportation hub and raised the Russian flag over its artillery-pocked commercial center.

  • Hungary gets gas deal after welcoming Putin, breaking ranks with West
    Hungary gets gas deal after welcoming Putin, breaking ranks with West

    Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Budapest, Hungary, on Tuesday for his first official visit to a Western country in more than eight months, stirring protest against the Hungarian government's warming ties with the Kremlin and fears that they will inflict division in the European...

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