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Elderly women in Tanzania fear spate of murderous witch hunts

blogs.reuters.com — A blood-stained machete outside a mud-walled shack in a remote Tanzanian village is a reminder of how Pili Kidawa narrowly escaped death after coming under attack from a mob of angry villagers accusing her of being a witch.

Modi government says to push for cow slaughter ban in India

blogs.reuters.com — India will use all its "might" to ban cow slaughter across the country, interior minister Rajnath Singh said in a speech to spiritual leaders, as the Hindu nationalist government moves to fulfill a poll promise of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Second blogger criticising Islamists hacked to death this year in Bangladesh

blogs.reuters.com — A blogger was hacked to death by machete-wielding assailants in the Bangladesh capital Dhaka on Monday, the second attack in five weeks on a critic of religious extremism in the Muslim-majority South Asian nation. Washikur Rahman, a secular blogger, was attacked by young religious students on a busy street in the centre of Dhaka on Monday morning, a police official said.

Hugo Dixon: Tsipras needs rupture with far-left, not Brussels

breakingviews.com — Even if Greece avoids imminent default, its prime minister will have to break with radical allies before Athens' position in the euro zone is secure. It is not clear he has the courage to do so. But such a move would make far more sense than a break with euro creditors.

Tsipras needs rupture with far-left, not Brussels

blogs.reuters.com — Even if Greece avoids imminent default, its prime minister will have to break with radical allies before Athensâ position in the euro zone is secure. It is not clear he has the courage to do so. But such a move would make far more sense than a break with euro creditors.

Greeks Need Their Leader to Be Tough

nytimes.com — Does Alexis Tsipras, the prime minister of Greece, have the guts to break with his far-left faction? The country's fate hangs on the answer. Greece's immediate prospects are dicey. It will default in mid-April unless its eurozone creditors lend it more money or it scrapes together cash from other sources.

Greece still unlikely to leave euro zone after Syriza win

blogs.reuters.com — Hugo Dixon is Editor-at-Large, Reuters News. The opinions expressed are his own. Syriza's resounding election victory has pushed Greece closer to quitting the euro zone. But a so-called Grexit is still not the most probable outcome, as the radical left group should be able to cut a deal with its European creditors to avoid bankruptcy provided both sides show maturity.

Renzi still living on borrowed time

blogs.reuters.com — Matteo Renzi's position has been strengthened by Italy's presidential election. The prime minister persuaded the electoral college, made up mainly of parliamentarians, to choose Sergio Mattarella - against the wishes of Silvio Berlusconi, the media magnate, former prime minister and up to now Renzi's quasi-partner.

Banks are Greece’s Achilles’ heel

blogs.reuters.com — If Syriza wins the coming election, the radical-left group will have to come to terms with the countryâs euro zone creditors rapidly. Otherwise, by end-February, the stateâs cash will run out and the ECB will no longer provide a lifeline to Greek banks, maybe triggering panic.

Give Greece’s Alexis Tsipras time

blogs.reuters.com — If the Greek prime minister is backed into a corner, the chances of Grexit and contagion will rise. If he is given time, thereâs less risk of Athens quitting the euro. And even if Greece leaves, delay will make it easier to contain the political and financial backlash.
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Mar 30, 2015

RT @louis_vis1: I highly recommend this small book by @Hugodixon. Clear & convincing argument as to why UK needs to stay in EU! http://t.co…

Mar 30, 2015

Tsipras needs rupture with his far-left faction, not euro. My latest @Breakingviews column reut.rs/1ETU5hf

Mar 30, 2015

BoE and ECB settle four-year battle over City clearing houses: on.ft.com/1ypAXFq #FT

Mar 30, 2015

As reform talks continue in Brussels, Tsipras gauges reaction at home shar.es/1gfD6I

Mar 30, 2015

Greek reform list yet to take shape as talks with lenders continue reut.rs/1xMO8px via @Reuters

Mar 30, 2015

Perhaps Soros would also like to put $1bn into Greece. Soros says ready to invest $1 billion in Ukraine if West helps reut.rs/1xO2OER

Mar 30, 2015

Tension between ECB governing council and its bank supervisory arm over Greece bloom.bg/1xNf7RJ

Mar 30, 2015

@SpiegelPeter @PickardJE @FT true but only to business community. this ad would not have appeared in the Daily Mail or SUn

Mar 29, 2015

Greece struggles to accommodate lenders as cash dwindles: on.ft.com/1FZyFVw #FT

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