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ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's new left-wing prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, picked an outspoken bailout critic as his new finance minister Tuesday, signaling his resolve to take a tough line with eurozone lenders in an effort to write off a massive chunk of rescue debt.
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in the Libyan capital of Tripoli on Tuesday, killing four foreigners and five guards, and triggering an hours-long standoff that ended when two assailants set off a grenade that killed them, officials said.
By Alessandra Prentice and Maria Tsvetkova KIEV/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Ukrainian separatists said on Tuesday they had pushed government troops out of two districts on the outskirts of their main stronghold Donetsk and their aim was to expand their control to the entire region. The separatists say their initial aim is to drive back government forces to push artillery out of range of their cities and improve their grip on their main strongholds. Eduard Basurin, deputy commander of rebels in their main stronghold Donetsk, said fighters had pushed government troops out of the suburb of Maryinka and the center of the town of Pesky near Donetsk's airport, a constant battlefield. The goal would eventually be to capture the entire Donetsk region, Basurin said.