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This photo taken on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015 shows Alexis Tsipras, 40, head of Greece's Syriza left wing main opposition party arrives for a pre-election campaign speech, at the Nick Galis Hall, in the northern Greek port city of Thessaloniki.
2015-01-25, The Observer
Radical leftists Syriza, led by Alexis Tsipras, promise to renegotiate the international bailout that has imposed five years of austerity on Greece. Photograph: Louisa...
The Observer: Supporters of the main Nigerian opposition All ProgressiveCongress (APC) party cheer as they attend a rally in Kaduna last week. Photograph: Florian Plaucheur/AFP/Getty ImagesJohn Kerry, US secretary of state, is trying to encourage the main candidates in...
The Observer: Barack Obama and Narendra Modi address the media after their talks in Delhi. Photograph: Manish Swarup/AP American industrial interests took centre stage at the start of Barack Obama’s visit to India as he and the prime minister, Narendra Modi, outlined a deal...
The Observer: Esaw Garner, the wife of Eric Garner, and Lesley McSpadden, the mother of Michael Brown. No justice for them should continue to mean no peace for us. Photograph: Kena Betancur/AFP/Getty Images The purpose of leaks by “credible sources” is to manage...
The Observer: Nicola Sturgeon: ‘The most popular outcome in Scotland in the general election is a Labour government dependent on SNP support.’ Photograph: Getty ImagesScottish voters want a Labour government at Westminster dependent on SNP support, according to Scotland’s...
The Observer: Pedestrians wearing Minnie Mouse headbands are silhouetted against the sunset as they walk to their car on the parking structure of Disneyland. Photograph: Jae C Hong/AP For more than three years, Tanya Gottesburen refused to have her son Robert vaccinated....
South China Morning Post: An arbitration over fees paid between Sinopec Group and its agent on its 2005 bid for a major Kazakhstan oil asset that ended up being bought by fellow state-owned China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC) has provided rare details about Beijing's intervention in...
The Observer: Oxfam warned that the world’s richest 1% will own more than the other 99% by 2016. Photograph: ChrisRadburn/PA The World Economic Forum has never been good at crystal-ball gazing. In early 2007, it was smug and complacent even as the financial storm clouds...
The Observer: Nigel Farage's claims on BBC1's Andrew Marr Show were dismissed by the Tories as 'absurd, desperate stuff'. Photograph: Jeff Overs/BBC/PA The Ukip leader, Nigel Farage, has launched a withering attack on the integrity of the MEP who defected to the...
noodls: (Source: Astana Pro Team) "The last turn, I was in fifteenth position and when the sprint started I recovered to eight place"...
The Observer: President Obama is greeted by prime minister Narendra Modi upon their arrival in India on Sunday. Photograph: Reuters US presidentBarack Obama has been welcomed like royalty in India as he started a three-day visit aimed at turning his burgeoning rapport with...
The Observer: PresidentGoodluck Jonathan during a visit to Maiduguri, earlier this month. He is seeking re-election in February. Photograph: Olatunji Omirin/AFP/Getty Images Suspected Boko Haram militants have begun an assault on Nigeria’s north-eastern city of Maiduguri,...
The Observer: ‘My big fear was that I’d go part-time and spend two days a week watching television.’ SJ Watson photographed by Richard Saker for the Observer Your first novel, Before I Go to Sleep, was published in 2011 and became an international bestseller. Did you feel...
The Observer: Politicians are apparently completely baffled by Poor People’s propensity to do harmful things to themselves. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty ImagesLast week, I took part in a comedy night to raise money for the charity Refuge, which supports women and children...
The Observer: Raif Badawi, the blogger sentenced 10 years in jail and 1,000 lashes for advocating freedom of expression. Photograph: Handout The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) is hoping to profit from selling its expertise to the prison service in Saudi Arabia, a country...