Establishing Russian military base in Cyprus out of the question — Cyprus FM

The foreign minister stressed that Cyprus’ seaports and airports can be used by Russian warships and warplanes in non-military operations.

Cyprus’ Bailout Programme Remains Frozen over Foreclosure Bills

The Troika has kept Cyprus' bailout programme on ice until the foreclosure bills that are pending in the House of Representatives are passed as per the conditions of the government's 10-billion-euro deal.

British PM Cameron defends record on tax evasion

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron has defended his Government's record on tackling tax evasion, after senior politicians and HM Revenue & Customs were accused of failing to act over claims that HSBC helped clients dodge payments totalling millions of pounds.

New Greek Gov’t to Freeze Privatizations of State Assets, Halt Port Sale to China

The new Leftist Greek government is putting a freeze on the privatization of the country’s assets and will also put a stop to the sale of Piraeus Port to China, reversing the previous conservative government's liberalization and bailout program.

Tsipras, Putin agree to boost bilateral cooperation

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed to boost bilateral ties between the two countries.

Greek FinMin to Eurogroup President: We Won’t Cooperate with the Troika

The starter pleasantries between President of Eurogroup, Jeroen Dijsselbloem and the Greek Finance Minister, Giannis Varoufakis, were soon to be replaced by differing views in what is seen as the first clash of the newly elected SYRIZA-led government with the European partners.

Seven Billion Euros Transferred Outside of Greece Since Elections Announcement

Some seven billion euros have been transferred out of Greek banks since late December, when the Parliament failed to elect a new President of the Hellenic Republic and snap general elections were announced, according to banking sources.

Germany expels top U.S. CIA official over spying

The German government has ordered for the top CIA official in Berlin to leave the country immediately in response to America's "failure to cooperate on resolving various allegations, starting with the NSA and up to the latest incidents".

Switzerland to be China’s renminbi hub, bypass dollar

Finance Minister Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf and China’s central bank governor, Zhou Xiaochuan, discussed Swiss plans in becoming a renminbi hub to assist its rise as an international reserve currency at a recent bilateral talks in Switzerland. Efforts are under way that would eventually lead to the establishment of a renminbi-Swiss franc direct swap line, bypassing U.S. dollar.

First Vesuvius risk map plotted

Italian geoologists have taken the first step towards drawing up new detailed evacuation plans around Mount Vesuvius.

Optic Nerve: millions of Yahoo webcam images intercepted by GCHQ

Britain's surveillance agency GCHQ, with aid from the US National Security Agency, intercepted and stored the webcam images of millions of internet users not suspected of wrongdoing, secret documents reveal.

Edward Snowden wins UK University symbolic role

Edward Snowden, the former US National Security Agency analyst who revealed US surveillance of phone and Internet communications, was elected rector of Glasgow University in Scotland.