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Business bites: Greece kicks the can … Warren has a plan … Golden Roast finds a fan …

Greece kicks bailout fears another four months down the road. And other business news from the day.

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Rundle: Greece gives Germany the finger and hunkers down for the blitz

Greece has decided to stick it to the EU and extend its current loan arrangement. Germany says “nein”. Who will blink first?

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Business bites: Kiwi rebate … Buffett sells oil stake … economies deflate …

How Australians subsidise Kiwi wine. And other business tidbits of the day.

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How the UK can help Greece

Crikey readers have their say on the power of words and Greece’s future, as well as other issues of the day.

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Time to look to the next generation for Liberal leadership

Crikey readers have their say on Tony Abbott’s leadership prospects, Greece’s future and other issues of the day.

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Rundle: in Greece, on the cusp of history

Greece is a long way from saved, but the ascension of Syriza should provide a political road map for aspiring left-wing governments.

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Rundle: comrades, Greece is the word

The Left is in power in Greece for the first time in years — can an alliance of communists, socialists and fellow travellers stand up to the troika?

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Rundle: 2014 sounded the death knell of the Right’s ‘consoling illusions’

How will the right-wing parties of the world respond to their losses in 2014? And how will they fare in the years to come?

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The deceit at the heart of the terrorism hysteria

The global rise in terrorism in 2013 disguises that it is the West’s intervention in Iraq that is still causing misery and death.

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Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

Australia is in the top 20% of performers among OECD countries in terms of well-being, but the GFC has had a profound effect. Plus other political snippets of the day.

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Rape, misogyny and the triumph of the hypermasculine

Our horror at rape jokes and protestations of acceptance come about because our culture simultaneously affirms tolerance and equality, while expressing its identity through war and domination.

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PNG as deterrent will stop the boats

Crikey readers talk racism in Greece, Abbott’s asylum seeker plan and authorisation for sex and smut.

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Standing up for Nazis is not freedom of speech

Giving voice to an article promoting a party that wants to “turn immigrants into soap” and “make lampshades of their skin” is not a diversity of ideas. It’s violent hate speech.

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Through porous borders, a new world order flows

Turkey, Greece, Syria, Brazil, Afghanistan, Obama, Cameron, Assange … something is shifting, as borders of even first-tier nations become porous and action once off the table now is very much on.

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Greek tragedy: broadcaster shut down as crisis worsens

Remember Greece? We’ve heard a lot about Cyprus in recent times, but Greece is still a basket case and going from bad to worse.

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Dyer: as Cyprus goes, so goes the eurozone

Cyprus is in tatters following the disastrous bank bailout offer a few weeks ago and this week’s new economy-“saving” bailout. Is this the new face of the eurozone? And could the Cyprus crisis bring down the entire economy?

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How the great Cypriot bank heist could crash the eurozone

The Cypriot government’s idiotic decision to tax bank deposits could have a dangerous spillover effect in Greece and the rest of the eurozone, writes British political activist and commentator Kevin Ovenden.

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The new, tough, unprincipled, Labor Party

What was once the party of compassion and humanity has abandoned its principles and now boasts that anything you can do we can do tougher.

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The report into the Fair Work Act is a classic government report

Never set up an inquiry unless you know the outcome beforehand. That’s the standard advice from public servants to ministers.

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Prepare for a hot year in Oz

The US National Weather Service has joined Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology in pointing to an increased likelihood that an El Nino event with its higher temperatures is on the way.

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If Gillard isn’t lecturing Europe, she ought to be

Australian journalists have missed the point that there is growing concern about the failure of Europe to understand how bad its problems are. Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane report.

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We were promised an information age

Crikey readers have their say.

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Forget about Greece, Asia is where business must look

The possibility of a Greek exit from the euro is now diminished, at least in the short term. How Greece copes with those crushing austerity measures in the coming months and years is a question that remains difficult to answer.

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Greece and France deliver differing verdicts from voters

The important election result from the weekend was from France, where pro-growth policies have received a strong endorsement, write Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane.

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Rundle: Greece where the protest will become more militant

Now, the politics of Greece, and of Europe, have been fundamentally re-arranged.

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