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Ukrainian police storm protest camp in Kiev square

Ukrainian police storm protest camp in Kiev square Wed, 11 Dec, 2013

Hundreds of police have moved in on a large protest camp in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev, clashing with protesters.
World marks international Human Rights Day

World marks international Human Rights Day Tue, 10 Dec, 2013

Countries around the world are marking International Human Rights Day.
French soldiers killed in Central African Republic

French soldiers killed in Central African Republic Tue, 10 Dec, 2013

France confirmed that two of its soldiers have been killed in the Central African Republic, where they have been working to end months of instability and violence.
Chemical weapons watchdog receives Nobel Peace Prize

Chemical weapons watchdog receives Nobel Peace Prize Tue, 10 Dec, 2013

The head of a watchdog group that is trying to rid the world of chemical weapons has accepted the Nobel Peace Prize at a ceremony in the Norwegian capital.

Thai PM dissolves Parliament, calls elections

Thai PM dissolves Parliament, calls elections Mon, 09 Dec, 2013

Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has dissolved parliament and called an election, after sustained protests in the capital, Bangkok.
Mass protests in Ukrainian capital

Mass protests in Ukrainian capital Mon, 09 Dec, 2013

Anti-government protesters toppled a statue of Soviet state founder Vladimir Lenin in Ukraine's capital and attacked it with hammers on Sunday in a symbolic challenge to President Viktor Yanukovich and his plans for closer ties with Russia.
Greece approves more austerity cuts

Greece approves more austerity cuts Sun, 08 Dec, 2013

Greece's parliament has approved a budget plan filled with over 3 billion euros of austerity cuts with the hope that the debt-laden country will emerge from a six-year recession next year.
French reinforcements arrive in CAR capital

French reinforcements arrive in CAR capital Fri, 06 Dec, 2013

The French defense minister says troop reinforcements have begun arriving in the Central African Republic, after reports that around 100 people were killed there Thursday in renewed sectarian violence.
World leaders react to the passing of Mandela

World leaders react to the passing of Mandela Fri, 06 Dec, 2013

Minutes after news of the passing away of former South African president Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, tributes and speeches started streaming in.
Ex Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi gets political ban

Ex Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi gets political ban Sun, 20 Oct, 2013

An Italian court has ruled that former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, convicted of tax fraud, should be barred from holding public office for two years.
Canadian author Alice Munro wins Nobel Prize for Literature 2013

Canadian author Alice Munro wins Nobel Prize for Literature 2013 Thu, 10 Oct, 2013

Alice Munro won Nobel Prize 2013 in literature and became the first Canadian woman to take the Nobel Prize since its launch in 1901.
Pakistan's Malala Yousafzai wins EU's Sakharov rights prize

Pakistan's Malala Yousafzai wins EU's Sakharov rights prize Thu, 10 Oct, 2013


Pakistan's teenage activist Malala Yousafzai, shot by the Taliban for fighting for girls' rights to education, on Thursday was awarded the European Parliament's prestigious Sakharov human rights prize.
3 US scientists win 2013 Nobel Prize for chemistry

3 US scientists win 2013 Nobel Prize for chemistry Wed, 09 Oct, 2013

Three U.S. scientists won the Nobel Prize for chemistry on Wednesday for pioneering work on computer programs that simulate complex chemical processes and have accelerated progress in areas from drugs to solar energy.
EU announces 30 million to help refugees in Italy

EU announces 30 million to help refugees in Italy Wed, 09 Oct, 2013

The head of the European Commission announced Wednesday during a visit to Lampedusa that Italy would receive an additional 30 million euros ($40 million) in EU funds to help receive and settle refugees, after the sinking of a migrant boat off the Sicilian island killed at least 275 people.
Britain says in talks with Iran about reopening embassies

Britain says in talks with Iran about reopening embassies Tue, 08 Oct, 2013

The United Kingdom and Iran will restore some bilateral diplomatic relations, with each country appointing non-resident Chargé d'affaires to work towards mending severed diplomatic ties.

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Barcelona terror attack

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Donald Trump in Saudi Arabia on first foreign trip

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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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