IMF"We welcome Gr authorities progress to meet requirements of institutions in key areas on that basis we have agreed to send back mission"
IMF"More progress will be needed to bridge differences on other important issues"
IMF:it is too early to speculate about the prospect for reaching staff level agreement during this mission
Thought Greece agreed today to pre-legislate measures ?
#Greek gov issues one of its famous "non papers" saying deal has been cut "without a euro more of austerity"
Greek gov has agreed to pre legislate measures opening the way for return to #Athens
Eurogroup’s Dijsselbloem: IMF Positon On Greece Remains Unchanged - RTRS
DIJSSELBLOEM SAYS IMF WILLING TO PARTICIPATE IN GREECE PROGRAM - IMF DEMANDS SUSTAINABLE DEBT - NEXT STEP WILL HAVE TO BE WITH IMF
Russian Ambassador passes away...
Russian Foreign Ministry confirms UN ambassador Vitaly Churkin died in New York a day before his 65th birthday. https://www.rt.com/news/377988-russian-ambassador-churkin-un-dies/ …
Condolences coming in from fellow Security Council ambassadors:
Churkin had cardiac problems this morning and was taken to a NY hospital. Russian government confirms he died.
In his last years, he sparred regularly with Samantha Power over Syria and Ukraine.
Le Pen & French Election News.....
#FRANCE | MARINE LE PEN PARTY'S SPOKESMAN CONFIRMS POLICE RAID AT HQ - BBG
Marine Le Pen advances in French polls as security concerns sway voters http://bloom.bg/2ldJw9y
French 10Y Bund spread widest since August 2012 after Le Pen breaks 40% ceiling versus Macron and Fillon in polls for run-off vote
Ooh la la. French bonds are falling on Le Pen's lead in polls
Amazon hiring 5,000 workers in U.K. despite Brexit http://money.cnn.com/2017/02/20/news/companies/amazon-jobs-uk-brexit/index.html?section=money_topstories … #business #women #men
Remainers can seize the chance to shape Brexit - Janan Ganesh http://on.ft.com/2kEGn3S
'Listen to the voters': William Hague hits out at Blair's 'rise up' call in #brexitbill debate http://www.itv.com/news/update/2017-02-20/hague-hits-out-at-blairs-rise-up-call-in-brexit-debate/ …
Government must prove its resolve on Brexit by denouncing London Fisheries Convention in 6weeks - First Brexit Test! http://ffl.org.uk/immediate-test-of-brexit-london-convention-1964/ …
Pres Trump just announced that Army strategist Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster will be his new National Security Advisor.
Pence: "Rest assured, both the President and I strongly support a free and independent press."
Pence: "When the media gets it wrong ... President Trump will take his case straight to the American people to set the record straight."
Pence says the United States is "fully committed to NATO's noble mission."
HAPPY PRESIDENTS DAY - MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!
Give the public a break - The FAKE NEWS media is trying to say that large scale immigration in Sweden is working out just beautifully. NOT!
My statement as to what's happening in Sweden was in reference to a story that was broadcast on @FoxNews concerning immigrants & Sweden.
With coverage in peril and Obama gone, ObamaCare’s critics go quiet
House intelligence chair claims top Obama official leaking to media on Trump
Trump supporters see a successful president — and are frustrated with critics who don’t
Mattis disagrees with Trump: No, I don’t consider the media the enemy
Jim Mattis to Baghdad: “We’re not in Iraq to seize anybody’s oil”
Report: Trump’s lawyer hand-delivered Michael Flynn a secret plan to lift sanctions on Russia
Memos signed by DHS secretary describe sweeping new guidelines for deporting illegal immigrants
US lawmakers: Put North Korea back on terror-state list after assassination
Fezzan members end HoR boycott https://www.libyaherald.com/2017/02/20/fezzan-members-end-hor-boycott/ … via @libyaherald
In Brief #Libya
2- That was followed the meeting of Saleh and Kobler in Alexandria yesterday
3- And that also synchronizes with today's formal invitation of the Tunisian Presidents for Hafter to visit Tunisia.
High State Council confirms "heavy shooting" @ Serraj-Swehli motorcade on motorway by armed groups based at Rixos & 2 guards injured
Head of PC Fayaz Sirraj, President of State Council Abdul-Rahman Sawaihli, Chief of Presidential Guard Nakoa are safe after firing incident
Violations of human rights are not the price we must pay to stop migrations.Increased migrations are the price we pay for violations of HR
#Libya PM of UN-backed govt. (Tripoli) says no peace deal made with Khalifa Haftar, chief of Tobruk-based govt army. Wants Russia mediation.
Odds & Ends.....
Malaysia summons North Korean ambassador, recalls envoy from Pyongyang as tensions mount over Kim Jong-nam killing http://aje.io/6s8v
Kim Jong-nam murder: Japanese network releases CCTV footage of assassination of North Korean leader's half-brother http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/02/20/kim-jong-nam-murder-japanese-network-releases-cctv-footage-assassination/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter …
S. Korea's acting president condemns N. Korea for murder of Kim Jong-nam - Arirang News http://dlvr.it/NQn7jX
Kim Jong-nam Murder: Jong-nam's son, Kim Han-sol, 21, is due to land at KLIA2 on an AirAsia flight tonight.
CCTV footage alleged to represent assassination of Kim Jong - nam...
Brains of the hit perhaps ? Certainly seems to have the background to conjure up a fast acting poison.....