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31 January 2015 Last updated at 05:20 ET

Merkel rules out Greek debt relief

German Chancellor Angela Merkel rejects any cancellation of Greece's debt, saying banks and creditors have already made substantial cuts.

Podemos leader Pablo Iglesias (2nd on the left) with party candidates in Sevilla (17 January 2015)Podemos to hold Madrid mass rally

The far-left Spanish party, Podemos, is to hold a mass rally in the centre of Madrid looking to build on the recent victory of Syriza in Greece.

Euro logoEurozone deflation gathers pace

Eurozone deflation deepens in January, as prices fall by 0.6% compared with last year, pushed down by lower oil prices.

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    Why people who once had good jobs are living in despair

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    Why Ireland's heroine had sex in her baby son's tomb

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    Ukrainian civilians stranded in battle for Debaltseve

  • The first cabinet meeting for the new Greek Syriza-led government. The left-wing party came under fire from Spain for its lack of women in top posts. Female gaze

    Spanish feminists criticise male-dominated Greek cabinet

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    French teachers on the front line after Charlie Hebdo attack

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    The country where even the middle classes may love Marx

  • Andy Murray in action in the Australian Open semi finalTeam tennis

    Why it pays for players to have an entourage

  • French government infographicBaguette warning

    French government's extremism message mocked

  • Polar Bear Pitching in the Northern Finnish city of Oulu, in an ice hole in the River OulujokiFinnish phoenix

    Nokia's demise hit Finland hard - but left a vibrant start-up scene

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