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Greece can help solve EU's 'energy insecurity': PM

Greece can help resolve Europe's energy insecurity with its untapped resources, Prime Minister Antonis Samaras said on Monday. "Greece can play a key role to alleviate ... Europe's energy insecurity," Samaras told an international energy conference in Athens. "There is the potential for very substantial sources in our area," he added. The cash-strapped Greek state hopes to draw several billion euros (dollars) over the next 15 years from hydrocarbon caches which it believes lie in the Ionian Sea and near Crete.

Pope resignation eclipses Italian election campaign

Pope Benedict XVI's shock announcement that he will resign on February 28 has stunned the world and put Italy's election campaign firmly in second place on the international stage. Italians take to the polls in less than two weeks for what in any other circumstance would be a momentous election, with European capitals waiting to see what direction the ailing eurozone economy will take.
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