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Anti-nuclear campaign group wins 2017 Nobel Peace Prize

Anti-nuclear campaign group wins 2017 Nobel Peace Prize Fri, 06 Oct, 2017

The Norwegian Nobel Committee, warning of a rising risk of nuclear war and the spread of weapons to North Korea, awarded the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday to a little-known campaign group seeking a global ban on nuclear arms.

Anti-nuclear campaign group wins 2017 Nobel Peace Prize

Anti-nuclear campaign group wins 2017 Nobel Peace Prize Fri, 06 Oct, 2017

The Norwegian Nobel Committee, warning of a rising risk of nuclear war and the spread of weapons to North Korea, awarded the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday to a little-known campaign group seeking a global ban on nuclear arms.

Spain in crisis after Catalan independence vote

Spain in crisis after Catalan independence vote Mon, 02 Oct, 2017

Spain vowed Monday to stop Catalonia from declaring independence after a banned referendum that saw riot police use batons and rubber bullets, as the country grappled with its deepest crisis in decades.
Defiant Catalans vote on split from Spain despite crackdown

Defiant Catalans vote on split from Spain despite crackdown Sun, 01 Oct, 2017

Spanish riot police burst into polling stations across Catalonia on Sunday confiscating ballot boxes and voting papers to try to halt a banned referendum on a split from Spain as Madrid asserted its authority over the rebel region. 
Germany celebrates first gay marriages

Germany celebrates first gay marriages Sun, 01 Oct, 2017

Germany celebrates its first gay marriages Sunday as same-sex unions become legal after decades of struggle, but campaigners say the battle for equal rights isn't over yet.
Tens of thousands evacuated from Ukraine arms depot 'sabotage' blasts

Tens of thousands evacuated from Ukraine arms depot 'sabotage' blasts Wed, 27 Sep, 2017

Ukrainian authorities evacuated more than 30,000 people Wednesday from the central Vinnytsia region after a huge arms depot storing missiles caught fire and exploded in what prosecutors said was a possible act of "sabotage".

Merkel wins fourth term, hard right gains foothold in parliament

Merkel wins fourth term, hard right gains foothold in parliament Sun, 24 Sep, 2017

Chancellor Angela Merkel clinched a fourth term in Germany's election Sunday, but her victory was clouded by the entry into parliament of the hard right AfD, the best showing for a nationalist force since World War II.
Frankfurt evacuates 60,000 people before defusing massive WWII bomb

Frankfurt evacuates 60,000 people before defusing massive WWII bomb Sun, 03 Sep, 2017

Tens of thousands of residents of Germany's financial capital Frankfurt evacuated their homes on Sunday ahead of the planned defusing of a massive World War Two bomb discovered on a building site.
Russia balks at France's UN proposal for Mali sanctions

Russia balks at France's UN proposal for Mali sanctions Fri, 01 Sep, 2017

 Russia on Friday voiced reservations over a French proposal to set up a UN sanctions regime for Mali to punish those who are obstructing a 2015 peace deal.
Hamilton wins in Belgium to trim Vettel's F1 lead

Hamilton wins in Belgium to trim Vettel's F1 lead Sun, 27 Aug, 2017

Lewis Hamilton completed his 200th Grand Prix in victorious style on Sunday when he claimed a much-needed win for Mercedes to trim Sebastian Vettel’s championship lead to seven points.
Activists protest in Germany against neo-Nazi vigil for Hitler ally

Activists protest in Germany against neo-Nazi vigil for Hitler ally Sat, 19 Aug, 2017

Anti-fascist activists gathered in the Berlin suburb of Spandau on Saturday to protest against a vigil by about 250 neo-Nazis commemorating the 30th anniversary of the death of Nazi convict Rudolf Hess.
Spain hunts for driver in van rampage, says Islamist cell dismantled

Spain hunts for driver in van rampage, says Islamist cell dismantled Sat, 19 Aug, 2017

Police were searching on Saturday for the driver of a van that killed 13 people when it plowed into a crowd in Barcelona and were trying to determine whether two other suspected Islamist militants linked to the attack had died or were at large.
Islamic State claims responsibility for deadly Barcelona van attack

Islamic State claims responsibility for deadly Barcelona van attack Thu, 17 Aug, 2017

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 others.
Study finds climate change altering Europe's river floods

Study finds climate change altering Europe's river floods Thu, 10 Aug, 2017

Climate change is affecting the timing of river floods across Europe and societies may have to adapt to avoid future economic and environmental harm, scientists said Thursday.
Dutch police make arrests in contaminated eggs case

Dutch police make arrests in contaminated eggs case Thu, 10 Aug, 2017

Dutch police arrested two suspects on Thursday as part of an investigation into the illegal use of a potentially harmful insecticide in the poultry industry, the Dutch prosecution service said.

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Rebel area near Damascus hit by heavy shelling despite two-day truce

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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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