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Extra! Germany And Greece Try To 'Melt The Ice'

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I Kathimerini, March 24, 2015

Alexis Tsipras and Angela Merkel look like they were having a hard time understanding each other on Tuesday's front page of Greek daily I Kathimerini. The German chancellor was welcoming the Greek prime minister in Berlin — his first visit to Germany since taking office in January — as Tsipras was seeking financial help from Germany for cash-strapped Greece.

In spite of their differences and the political tensions over how to keep Greece afloat, Merkel and Tsipras vowed to "melt the ice," as I Kathimerini"s headline reads and work together to help resolve the European crisis.

ABOUT THE SOURCE: I Kathimerini("The Daily") is an Athens-based daily newspaper. It was first published in 1919.

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NEW DELHI — India is wrong to dismiss Russia’s war in Ukraine as Europe’s problem. The illegality and destructiveness of the invasion, and consequential food and energy crises, have global ramifications.

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This explains why 143 out of the 193 member-states of the UN General Assembly voted against recognizing Russia’s illegal annexation of four Ukrainian regions after holding sham referenda there. Ninety-three voted in favor of expelling Russia from the UN Human Rights Council.

India has abstained from every vote in the UN condemning Russia’s aggression in Ukraine. The reason? Moscow is India’s top arms supplier and some 70% of India’s military platforms are of Russian origin.

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