AIA extension contract inked at long last http://dlvr.it/NfqCYQ
Piraeus, Med’s biggest port, plans its next development steps http://dlvr.it/NfqCXt
Deposit outflow reaches 4 bln euros since the start of 2017 http://dlvr.it/NfqCWX
On counter-measures only pending issue relates to reduction in single-property tax (ENFIA), #Greece MoF sources say.
After Fri teleconference, new priv & inv fund, privatisations & out-of-court workout concluded, labour still pending, acc 2 #Greece sources
#Greece's government and creditors fail to bridge gulf in bailout talks (Surprise, surprise!)
UPDATE: Paris prosecutors' office confirms its anti-terrorism section has taken over Orly airport investigation. http://abcn.ws/2n03VQ1
Thousands rally behind far-left presidential candidate Mélenchon http://f24.my/2nlsaJz
Emmanuel and Brigitte Macron in @DerSPIEGEL addressing attacks on their personal life http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/emmanuel-macron-interview-on-french-election-campaign-a-1139214.html …
Emmanuel Macron propose le retour du service militaire obligatoire, cette machine à fantasme http://www.slate.fr/story/129947/le-service-militaire-cette-machine-fantasmes …
11 official runners for the French Presidential Election, final list now confirmed. Macron strong favourite.
Economic frustration drives young French voters towards Le Pen http://on.ft.com/2nkfeDN
Latest poll 1st round of French presidential: Le Pen/Macron both 26%, Fillion poor 3rd on 18%, left-wing socialist Harmon nowhere on 13% 1/2
France's Macron seen defeating Le Pen, Hamon losing support: BVA poll http://reut.rs/2mTjUh4
German Foreign Minister says Turkey further away from EU membership than ever http://reut.rs/2memwcu
German spy agency chief says does not believe Gulen behind Turkey coup attempt http://reut.rs/2nl1yIN
US vs rest of G-20 , seems the drift of comment from French Fin Min Sapin.
Japan's Aso tries to engage in damage limitation. Says no G20 member was against free trade despite rift w/ US admin http://reut.rs/2nQ13D4
No free trade endorsement in G20 communique. #Schäuble says no cause for concern. But others, like French FM, says they're disappointed.
So the sentence about trade in communique is: "we are working to strengthen the contribution of trade to our economies." Tada! #G20
G20 ministers struggle to find consensus at Germany meeting http://dlvr.it/Nfpnc5
Tensions show as Trump and Merkel meet for first time http://dlvr.it/NfpHVp
Germany, Civey poll: CDU/CSU-EPP: 33% ↓ SPD-S&D: 32% ↑ AfD-ENF: 10% LINKE-LEFT: 7% GRÜNE-G/EFA: 7% FDP-ALDE: 6% #btw17
EU officials are ruling out Brexit trade talks until Theresa May settles her bill http://bloom.bg/2nOR0On
What next for the SNP voters who voted Brexit? asks @JuliaRampenMM http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/brexit/2017/03/what-next-snp-voters-who-voted-brexit …
"Britain must be worse off after it leaves" is, unintentionally, the best argument for leaving. My @ConHome column.
JUST IN: Queen Elizabeth II signs Brexit bill and moves UK's exit from EU one step closer http://cnn.it/2mw4q0J
US Politics ....
THIS - the NYDN reports that the thief stepped out of a car, possibly an Uber, on a street in Bath Beach and stole the laptop 1
@fredwalton216 from the agent's vehicle, which was parked in her driveway. He was then seen on video walking away with a backpack. 2
Despite what you have heard from the FAKE NEWS, I had a GREAT meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Nevertheless, Germany owes.....
...vast sums of money to NATO & the United States must be paid more for the powerful, and very expensive, defense it provides to Germany!
JUST IN: Trump hits Merkel in tweet demanding more money from Germany for NATO http://hill.cm/w7sWHlt
Head of House Intel Committee: I don't think Justice Dept. info will prove Trump wiretapping claims http://hill.cm/VfikmQc
GOP breaks from Trump in furor over wiretapping http://hill.cm/ZIhVXzR
New Jersey passes bill forcing presidential candidates to release tax returns http://hill.cm/XfV1N0Z
Leader of House conservatives: GOP healthcare bill doesn't have the votes http://hill.cm/FtBDbym
9th Circuit judges in nasty feud over Trump travel ban http://politi.co/2nxnjWi
Secret Service member's laptop with "highly sensitive" national security info stolen http://hill.cm/P0aSrS3
Justice Dept. sends immigration judges to 12 cities to speed up deportation http://hill.cm/xKhCAUR
Number of Mexicans crossing Canadian border surges after Trump promises immigration crackdown http://hill.cm/1zQ8fJi
Trump jokes that he and Merkel were both wiretapped by Obama http://hill.cm/H98GhbN
Secret Service laptop, pins, radio stolen http://politi.co/2nOzpGq
Experts warned a Senate subcommittee that Russian threats go deeper than expected
Opinion | “Let Obamacare unravel and blame the Democrats” seems to be Trump’s approach
Secretary of State Interview by Erin Pike of Independent Journal Review - Focus for Foreign Policy on China & North Korea !
North Korea is behaving very badly. They have been "playing" the United States for years. China has done little to help!
Misratans said they were suspending all contacts with PC until there had been an apology for inflammatory statements from Tripoli crowds.
After Tripoli atttack, Hafter warns militias to leave capital or face the full force ... - https://www.libyaherald.com/2017/03/18/after-tripoli-atttack-hafter-warns-militias-to-leave-capital-or-face-the-full-force-of-the-lna/ …
#Libya AU, Arab League, EU, UN among parties at Libya peace meeting today in Cairo.
BREAKING: Ganfouda 12 Apartments complex finally taken - https://www.libyaherald.com/2017/03/18/breaking-ganfouda-12-apartments-complex-finally-taken/ …
#Libya Tobruk-based government army says has captured 1 of three militia enclaves in Benghazi
#Libya TV station has deleted report of attack and kidnapping of staff. Reason unclear.
Breaking: Hafter offers militias in TRIPOLI last chance to hand over their weapons as this would be appreciated, he claims.
Presidency Council protests over the shootings against demonstrators at Martyr Square today in Tripoli
West Mosul battle is a hard slog. Update with sourcing from Joel Wing !
An Urgent Plea to the International Community to Protect Mosul and its Residents https://mosuleye.wordpress.com/2017/03/18/an-urgent-plea-to-the-international-community-to-protect-mosul-and-its-residents …