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(MENAFN - AFP) The website of Malaysia Airlines was commandeered for several hours on Monday by hackers who referenced the Islamic State jihadists and threatened to expose data taken from the carrier's servers.

The attack, whose motivation remained unclear, was claimed by the "Lizard Squad", a group that has taken credit previously for denial-of-service attacks around the ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Narendra Modi honoured Barack Obama as his chief guest Monday at India's Republic Day parade and then rolled out the welcome mat to US businesses in a further warming of ties between the world's largest democracies.

The rain which fell for much of the two-hour showcase of military might and cultural diversity failed to dampen the new sense of bonhomie, a day ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Eurogroup chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem warned Greece Monday that its euro membership depended on Athens sticking to prior agreements, after the radical left Syriza party won elections with a vow to renegotiate its debts.

"Membership of the eurozone means that you comply with everything you have agreed with," Dijsselbloem said as he arrived for talks of eurozone ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Bitcoin wallet operator Coinbase announced Monday it opened the first regulated US exchange for the alternative currency.

The opening could provide a boost to the cryptocurrency which has been hit hard by concerns about links to illegal activities and the collapse of a major bitcoin exchange last year.

"With this launch our goal is to bring increased ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) US stocks fell in early trade Monday after Greece voters placed the leftist, anti-austerity party Syriza in power in a vote that could spell more turbulence for markets.

Traders shrugged off mostly forecast-beating results from a handful of medium-sized firms that launched a week in which nearly 150 Wall Street-traded firms turn in fourth-quarter earnings reports.

Thirty ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Alexis Tsipras, the 40-year-old leader of anti-austerity party Syriza, was sworn in on Monday as Greek prime minister, the youngest in 150 years.

Tsipras -- wearing a blue jacket and white shirt, characteristically without a tie -- also broke with tradition by taking a civil instead of a religious oath, pledging to "always serve the interests of the Greek people".

Tsipras' ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Oil prices fell Monday as the dollar rallied against the euro after the anti-austerity party Syriza swept to victory in Greece's general elections.

The dollar jumped to an 11-year high against the European single currency, making dollar-denominated crude more expensive for holders of the euro, dampening demand.

US benchmark West Texas Intermediate (WTI) ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) German businesses are confident about the outlook for Europe's biggest economy, a new poll showed Monday, as a weaker euro and falling oil prices are set to boost the country's exporters.

Nevertheless, it was too early to predict the impact on German confidence of the elections in Greece, where the victory of a radical left anti-austerity party could reignite ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Greece's anti-austerity Syriza party moved fast to form a coalition government on Monday after its stunning election win that has put the country on a collision course with its international creditors.

Syriza and its 40-year-old leader Alexis Tsipras took 149 seats in the 300-seat parliament in Sunday's election, heralding a new mood of defiant anti-austerity ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Almost 200 million people in East Asia moved to urban areas in the decade to 2010, the World Bank said on Monday, creating a massive challenge to the region's planners.

About 36 percent of people in the region -- which under the World Bank's definition includes Northeast and Southeast Asia -- were living in urban areas as of 2010, up from 29 percent ten years ...

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