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Macedonians vote in election dominated by splits over name change

Macedonians vote in election dominated by splits over name change Sun, 21 Apr, 2019

Macedonians vote in a presidential election dominated by deep divisions over a change of the country's name to North Macedonia under a deal with Greece.
Ukraine votes in second round of presidential elections

Ukraine votes in second round of presidential elections Sun, 21 Apr, 2019

Ukrainians voted  in a extraordinary presidential election set to see a comedian who plays the president in a TV show oust the incumbent in a stunning rebuke to the establishment.
German Nazi camp guard, 92, charged as accessory to thousands of murders

German Nazi camp guard, 92, charged as accessory to thousands of murders Thu, 18 Apr, 2019

German prosecutors have charged a 92-year-old former concentration camp guard with being an accessory to murder, in what will be one of the last ever cases against Nazi-era war crimes.
U.S. charges Assange after London arrest ends seven years holed up in Ecuador embassy

U.S. charges Assange after London arrest ends seven years holed up in Ecuador embassy Thu, 11 Apr, 2019

British police dragged WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange out of Ecuador's embassy after his seven-year asylum was revoked, paving the way for his extradition to the United States for one of the biggest ever leaks of classified information.
Anti-government protests spread across the Balkans

Anti-government protests spread across the Balkans Sat, 06 Apr, 2019

It all started with a video posted on social media: a secret recording from 2016 that appears to show a well-known local tycoon hand over an envelope containing bundles of cash to a party associate of Montenegro's long-standing leader.
Croatia ex-PM Sanader jailed for $2.5 million bribe

Croatia ex-PM Sanader jailed for $2.5 million bribe Thu, 04 Apr, 2019

Croatia's former prime minister Ivo Sanader was jailed after the Supreme Court increased his sentence to six years for taking more than two million euros ($2.2 million) in kickbacks while in power, state media reported.
Cruise ship reaches Norway port after near disaster, dramatic rescues

Cruise ship reaches Norway port after near disaster, dramatic rescues Sun, 24 Mar, 2019

A luxury cruise ship that had set sail with almost 1,400 passengers and crew aboard arrived at a port in Norway after narrowly escaping disaster when its engines failed during a storm.
EU leaders give Britain 'last chance' for orderly Brexit

EU leaders give Britain 'last chance' for orderly Brexit Fri, 22 Mar, 2019

European Union leaders warned Britain it had a final opportunity to leave the bloc in an orderly fashion after giving Prime Minister Theresa May two weeks' reprieve until April 12 before Britain could tumble out without a deal.
France threatens to reject May's Brexit delay request

France threatens to reject May's Brexit delay request Wed, 20 Mar, 2019

France threatened to reject British Prime Minister Theresa May's request for a three-month delay to Brexit on Wednesday unless she can guarantee to get her departure plans though parliament, potentially sending Britain crashing out of the EU without a deal.

US, Russia divided on Venezuela after talks in Rome

US, Russia divided on Venezuela after talks in Rome Tue, 19 Mar, 2019

Russia and the United States remain split on how to resolve the crisis in Venezuela, officials from both powers said after talks in Rome.
Italy seizes rescue ship, permits migrants to land in Italy

Italy seizes rescue ship, permits migrants to land in Italy Tue, 19 Mar, 2019

A humanitarian rescue ship carrying 48 migrants entered the port of Lampedusa, where they were being allowed to disembark Tuesday evening despite an earlier refusal by Italy's hard-line interior minister.
Dutch police arrest new tram attack suspect, suspect terror motive

Dutch police arrest new tram attack suspect, suspect terror motive Tue, 19 Mar, 2019

Dutch police said they were investigating a terrorist motive for the Utrecht tram attack, as they arrested a new suspect  over the deadly shooting.
Gunman kills three in Dutch tram, police hunt for Turkish man

Gunman kills three in Dutch tram, police hunt for Turkish man Mon, 18 Mar, 2019

A gunman killed three people and wounded five on a tram in the Dutch city of Utrecht on Monday morning in what the mayor said appeared to be a terror attack, touching off a manhunt that saw heavily armed officers with dogs zero in on an apartment building nearby.
Serbia president vows to defend law and order amid protests

Serbia president vows to defend law and order amid protests Sun, 17 Mar, 2019

Serbia's president pledged to defend the country's law and order a day after opposition supporters stormed the national TV station, protesting what they called his autocratic rule and biased grip on the country's media.
Ethiopian crash black boxes arrive in Paris for analysis

Ethiopian crash black boxes arrive in Paris for analysis Thu, 14 Mar, 2019

Two black boxes from the Boeing 737 MAX airplane that crashed in Ethiopia arrived in Paris for expert analysis, officials said, as regulators around the world awaited word on whether it was safe to resume flying the jets.
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