Greek election: LIVE REPORT

Syriza supporters celebrate after the first exit pollsAthens (AFP) - 17:46 GMT - Summary so far - Radical leftwing party Syriza has won Greece's general election in a victory that could impact the course of austerity in Europe, exit polls show.



Greece: Exit poll shows anti-bailout party winning election

Alexis Tsipras, leader of Greece's Syriza left-wing main opposition party surrounded by photographers reacts as he casts his vote at a polling station in Athens, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. Greeks were voting Sunday in an early general election crucial for the country's financial future, with the radical left Syriza party of Alexis Tsipras tipped as the favorite to win, although possibly without a large enough majority to form a government. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The anti-bailout Syriza party has won a decisive victory in Greece's national elections, according to projections by state-run TV's exit poll, in a historic first for a radical left-wing party in Greece.



UKIP could back Cameron's Conservatives after election - Farage

The leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party Nigel Farage delivers his speech at the party's annual conference at Doncaster Racecourse in DoncasterBy Kylie MacLellan LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's UK Independence Party could do a deal with Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives after May's election if its demands over a referendum on membership in the European Union are met, its leader, Nigel Farage, said on Sunday. Many polls show both the right-leaning Conservatives and the opposition Labour party will struggle to win an outright majority. Cameron, whose party has ruled in coalition with the Liberal Democrats since 2010, has promised to renegotiate Britain's ties with the 28-nation EU, then hold a referendum by 2017 on remaining a member, if he is re-elected. Farage said it would be unlikely the anti-EU UKIP, who won last year's European elections in Britain and have two representatives in the British parliament, would go into a formal coalition.



Obama reveals nuclear breakthrough on landmark India trip

By Roberta Rampton and Sanjeev Miglani NEW DELHI (Reuters) - In a glow of bonhomie, U.S. President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled plans to unlock billions of dollars in nuclear trade and to deepen defense ties, steps they hope will establish an enduring strategic partnership. The two countries reached an understanding on two issues that, despite a groundbreaking 2006 agreement, had stopped U.S. companies from setting up reactors in India and had become one of the major irritants in bilateral relations. "We are committed to moving towards full implementation," Obama told a joint news conference with Modi. "This is an important step that shows how we can work together to elevate our relationship." The new deal resolved differences over the liability of suppliers to India in the event of a nuclear accident and U.S. demands on tracking the whereabouts of material supplied to the country, U.S. ambassador to India Richard Verma told reporters.
Anti-austerity Syriza wins Greek election: exit polls

The leader of Greece's left-wing Syriza party, Alexis Tsipras, casts his ballot at a polling station in Athens on January 25, 2015Radical leftwing party Syriza won Greece's general election on Sunday in a victory that could impact the course of austerity in Europe, exit polls showed. Syriza took between 35.5 percent and 39.5 percent of the vote, according to the polls, compared to between 23 percent and 27 percent for the conservative New Democracy party. If the result is confirmed, Syriza's 40-year-old leader Alexis Tsipras could become Greece's youngest prime minister in 150 years.





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