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  • Greece's Syriza to form gov't after election victory Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 2:33 AM ET

    ATHENS, Greece— Greece's Syriza party gained the key backing needed to form a government Monday, creating a surprise alliance with a small right-wing party that signals possible confrontation over the country's bailout. Stocks had fallen as much as 4 percent in Athens on Monday morning. Independent Greeks give a vote of confidence to Prime Minister Alexis...

  • KABUL, Afghanistan— Afghanistan's fragile economy has lost around a third of its value in the past year as international aid organizations that poured in cash for more than a decade have drastically scaled back after Western forces effectively ended their 13- year war against the Taliban. Assuming power in September amid a continuing Taliban insurgency,...

  • DUBLIN— Aer Lingus announced Monday that British Airways parent IAG has made an improved takeover offer of 2.55 euros per share, and the board of the Irish airline says it is considering the proposal. Instead, Aer Lingus said acceptance of IAG's all-cash offer would require "irrevocable commitments" from the two biggest shareholders: rival budget carrier...

  • DUBLIN— Aer Lingus confirms new IAG takeover bid for Irish airline, mulls offer of 2.55 euro per share.

  • *Shanghai copper hits downside limit, at lowest since July 2009. SINGAPORE, Jan 26- London copper tumbled as much as 3 percent on Monday to its lowest level since 2009 as a stronger dollar fueled an aggressive sell-off that dragged down prices in Shanghai by 5 percent. A slide in the euro to 11- year lows against the dollar after Greece's Syriza party promised to roll...

  • Russian rouble falls sharply on opening on Monday Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 2:15 AM ET

    MOSCOW, Jan 26- The Russian rouble fell sharply on opening on Monday, following a weekend of violence in eastern Ukraine and threats of further Western sanctions against Russia.

  • KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 26- A group calling itself "Official Cyber Caliphate" said it hacked on Monday the official website of national carrier Malaysia Airlines, but the airline said its data servers remained intact and passenger bookings were not affected. "Malaysia Airlines assures customers and clients that its website was not hacked and this temporary glitch...

  • European stock index futures fall after Greek vote Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 2:04 AM ET

    PARIS, Jan 26- European stock index futures fell early on Monday as Greece's Syriza party promised to roll back austerity measures after sweeping to victory in a snap election. At 0702 GMT, futures for Euro STOXX 50, for Germany's DAX and for France's CAC were down 0.6-1.0 percent. The euro sank to an 11- year low of $1.1098 on the vote outcome, before recovering to...

  • SEOUL, South Korea— Asian stocks and the euro were weaker Monday after Greece's anti-austerity opposition party won a big victory in national elections, renewing fears the European common currency bloc could unravel. Japan's Nikkei 225 dropped 0.3 percent to 17,453.35 and South Korea's Kospi was down 0.1 percent at 1,934.26. GREEK ELECTION: Syriza party, the...

  • ECB's Visco says no fixed end to QE -paper Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 1:48 AM ET

    FRANKFURT, Jan 26- There is no fixed end to the European Central Bank's government bond-buying program, governing council member Ignazio Visco told a German paper. "There is no fixed end to the program that we have decided on," Visco told Handelsblatt in an interview published on Monday, adding it was also vital that euro zone economies implement their structural...

  • TOKYO, Jan 26- Japanese stocks dropped on Monday as an anti-austerity party won Greece's general election, sparking fears of fresh instability in the euro zone and dampening investor risk appetite. In the thinnest trade since Jan 5, the Nikkei benchmark closed down 0.3 percent at 17,468.52. Trading house Marubeni Corp closed down 4.7 percent after tumbling in...

  • *Euro hits 11- year low in knee-jerk reaction to Greece vote. *Investors see limited fallout from Greece in longer term. TOKYO, Jan 26- The euro skidded to an 11- year low and stock prices fell on Monday as Greece's Syriza party promised to roll back austerity measures after sweeping to victory in a snap election, putting Athens on a collision course with...

  • Jan 26- New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and his supporters have formed a political-action committee ahead of a likely bid for president, adding a third well-known Republican figure to the fight for campaign funds among the party's core donor class, the Wall Street Journal reported. The PAC signals increased competition for the same set of large-dollar...

  • ATHENS, Jan 26- Greek leftwing leader Alexis Tsipras will move on Monday to build a stable government that can take on international lenders and reverse years of painful austerity following a crushing election victory by his Syriza party. Syriza won 149 seats in the 300- seat parliament in Sunday's election, two short of an absolute majority, but the result...

  • HONG KONG— Hackers defaced the website of Malaysia Airlines on Monday and threatened to dump stolen information online after posting a glimpse of customer data obtained in the attack. The airline's site was down for at least seven hours, replaced by a message from the Lizard Squad hacker group, before the company brought it back online by mid-afternoon in...

  • Defendants in California and Massachusetts have sought to take advantage of a December ruling from the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York that narrowed the definition of insider trading, making it harder for prosecutors to pursue their cases. The challenges raise the possibility that the 2nd Circuit decision, legally binding only in New York,...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 26- A new wave of experimental cancer drugs that directly recruit the immune system's powerful T cells are proving to be immensely effective weapons against tumors, potentially transforming the $100 billion global market for drugs that fight the disease. But top oncology researchers are concerned about the two emerging technologies, citing...

  • Jan 26- New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and his supporters have formed a political-action committee ahead of a likely bid for president, adding a third well-known Republican figure to the fight for campaign funds among the party's core donor class, the Wall Street Journal reported.

  • PARIS, Jan 26- European stocks were set to fall at the open on Monday, trimming some of last week's sharp gains, as Greece's Syriza party promised to roll back austerity measures after sweeping to victory in a snap election. Financial spreadbetters expected Britain's FTSE 100 to open around 67 points lower, or down 1 percent, Germany's DAX to open 114 points lower, or...

  • Sheriffs want popular police-tracking app disabled Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 12:29 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Sheriffs are campaigning to pressure Google Inc. to turn off a feature on its Waze traffic software that warns drivers when police are nearby. Waze, which Google purchased for $966 million in 2013, is a combination of GPS navigation and social networking. They are seeking support among other law enforcement trade groups to pressure Google to...