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Britain hails Queen Elizabeth II at 90

Britain hails Queen Elizabeth II at 90 Thu, 21 Apr, 2016

 Britain celebrated the 90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday with tributes to a popular monarch who has steered it through the decline of empire and a wave of scandals to the Internet age.
Prince William and wife Kate begin royal tour of India

Prince William and wife Kate begin royal tour of India Sun, 10 Apr, 2016

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge paid their respects at one of the sites of the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks Sunday as they began a weeklong visit to India, their first royal tour in two years.
French MPs approve contested ban on paying for sex

French MPs approve contested ban on paying for sex Thu, 07 Apr, 2016

French lawmakers passed a controversial law that makes it illegal to pay for sex and imposes fines of up to 3,750 euros ($4,270) on prostitutes' clients.
Country music legend Merle Haggard dead at 79

Country music legend Merle Haggard dead at 79 Wed, 06 Apr, 2016

Country musician Merle Haggard, who emerged from prison to become the poetic voice of the American working man with hits such as "Mama Tried" and "If We Make It Through December," died on Wednesday, his 79th birthday, said manager Frank Mull.
Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid dies at 65

Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid dies at 65 Thu, 31 Mar, 2016

Zaha Hadid, the world's most famous female architect who attracted plaudits for works of sweeping curves and controversy for huge cost overruns, died on Thursday at the age of 65, her company said.
FBI hacks attacker's iPhone, drops Apple suit

FBI hacks attacker's iPhone, drops Apple suit Tue, 29 Mar, 2016

The FBI has unlocked the iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino terror attackers, officials said, ending a heated legal standoff with Apple that had pitted US authorities against Silicon Valley.
Rolling Stones give historic free concert in Cuba

Rolling Stones give historic free concert in Cuba Sat, 26 Mar, 2016

The Rolling Stones unleashed two hours of shrieking, thundering rock and roll on an ecstatic crowd of hundreds of thousands of Cubans and foreign visitors Friday night, capping one of the most momentous weeks in modern Cuban history with a massive celebration of music that was once forbidden here.
Obama dances tango in Argentina, comes under criticism

Obama dances tango in Argentina, comes under criticism Thu, 24 Mar, 2016

Dancing the tango, relaxing with family in picturesque Patagonia, catching a baseball game with Cuba's Raul Castro — it's been an unusual week for President Barack Obama.
Turkey newspaper defiant after raid as police disperse protests

Turkey newspaper defiant after raid as police disperse protests Sat, 05 Mar, 2016

A leading Turkish newspaper opposed to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and seized by authorities warned of the "darkest days" in the history of the press Saturday in a defiant edition as police used rubber bullets to disperse a new protest.
Facebook executive released in Brazil after data access row

Facebook executive released in Brazil after data access row Wed, 02 Mar, 2016

A senior Facebook Inc executive was released after nearly 24 hours in a Brazilian jail due to a disputed court order demanding data from the company's WhatsApp messaging service for a confidential drug-trafficking investigation.
DiCaprio finally wins Oscar, 'Spotlight' grabs best film

DiCaprio finally wins Oscar, 'Spotlight' grabs best film Mon, 29 Feb, 2016

Leonardo DiCaprio won his long-awaited first Oscar for revenge epic "The Revenant" but journalism drama "Spotlight" took best picture in a surprising end to Hollywood's glittering awards season.
Oscar goes to Pakistan film on 'honor killings'

Oscar goes to Pakistan film on 'honor killings' Mon, 29 Feb, 2016

A documentary about a Pakistani girl shot in the face by her own family won an Oscar on Sunday, after helping persuade the government to fight so-called "honor killings."
'To Kill a Mockingbird' author Harper Lee dies at 89

'To Kill a Mockingbird' author Harper Lee dies at 89 Fri, 19 Feb, 2016

Harper Lee, who wrote one of America's most beloved literary classics, "To Kill a Mockingbird," and surprised readers with a second book about racial injustice in the U.S. South after living a largely reclusive life for decades, died at the age of 89 on Friday.
Pakistan police arrest six over child wedding

Pakistan police arrest six over child wedding Sun, 07 Feb, 2016

 Police have arrested six people accused of arranging the marriage of a seven-year-old boy and six-year-old girl in eastern Pakistan, officials said Saturday.
Bhutan's queen gives birth to a baby boy

Bhutan's queen gives birth to a baby boy Sat, 06 Feb, 2016

The tiny Himalayan nation of Bhutan has a new crown prince.

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Bosnian Croat Slobodan Praljak dies on drinking poison

A convicted war criminal from Croatia swallowed what he said was poison and died Wednesday after a United Nations court in the Netherlands upheld his ...

Barcelona terror attack

Two men have been arrested after a white van ploughed into a crowd of people in a busy Barcelona tourist district, killing at least 13 and injuring 80 ...

Donald Trump in Saudi Arabia on first foreign trip

Dogged by controversy at home, Donald Trump opened his first foreign trip as president in Saudi Arabia on Saturday, looking to shift attention from a ...

Venezuelan women protest against President Maduro

Dressed in white and chanting "Liberty!", tens of thousands of women opposed to Venezuela's socialist President Nicolas Maduro marched on Saturday, pr ...

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The European Commission's Strategy for the Western Balkans

The European Commission set a target date of 2025 for some of the Balkan countries to join. However, Brussels sees only Serbia and Montenegro as actua ...

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