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Dresden (Germany) (AFP) - The possibility of Greece quitting the eurozone cast a long shadow over a meeting of finance ministers from the Group of Seven leading industrialised nations Thursday, with the International Monetary Fund appearing to warn that such a scenario was possible.

Panevezys (Lithuania) (AFP) - Defence ministers for the three Baltic states said Thursday they are mulling a joint air defence system in response to security concerns over Russia's activity in the region.

Langkawi (Malaysia) (AFP) - Two boats believed to be carrying more than 40 Rohingya refugees from Myanmar evaded Malaysian rescue forces Thursday, officials said as the international community prepared to step up efforts to save boat people in Southeast Asian waters.

By Sinead Cruise and Kate Holton LONDON (Reuters) - Some of the biggest investors in Vodafone say they are open to a European tie-up with Liberty Global , a...

Madrid (AFP) - A Spanish High Court judge said Thursday he is opening a probe into Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram and its leader Abubakar Shekau for suspected crimes against humanity and terrorism.

Nicosia (AFP) - The Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders agreed Thursday to open more crossing points and link the mobile phone and electricity networks to help restore trust between their estranged communities on divided Cyprus.

Mexico City (AFP) - A US-based human rights group urged Mexican prosecutors Thursday to investigate whether police committed extrajudicial executions after a "shootout" left 42 suspects dead, raising questions about the lopsided death toll.

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