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Europe’s creditors play with ‘political fire’ in pushing Greece to the brink – Telegraph

“The creation of the euro was a terrible mistake but breaking it up would be an even bigger mistake. Anything could happen,” warns former IMF bail-out chief The North European power structure has issued stern and inflexible warnings to Greece. Syriza’s triumphant radicals must pay the country’s debts and stick …

Saudi Kreminology: what does King Salman’s reshuffle mean for the future? | World news | The Guardian

One week into his rein, Saudi Arabia’s new king announced a major government shakeup, catching insiders by surprise and consolidating his hold on the throne One week into his rein, ’s new king has reshuffled senior government officials, catching insiders by surprise and starting a “Kremlinology”-style dissection of what the …

California Senate Seat Could End Before It Begins | Al Jazeera America

Analysis: Sen. Boxer’s retirement presents rare opening, but with 17 months till primary, field is already narrowing When Barbara Boxer announced her retirement from the Senate on Jan. 8, political reporters nationwide prepared for an “epic political battle.” After all, Boxer and her Senate counterpart Dianne Feinstein have both served since 1992, …