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Norwegian Prime Minister works as taxi driver to discover voter issues Sun, 11 Aug, 2013

Norway's prime minister worked secretly as a taxi driver in central Oslo for a day in June, leaving his passengers wondering whether their elected leader had quit the day job.
Chinese human trafficking ring busted in Spain, France

Chinese human trafficking ring busted in Spain, France Sun, 11 Aug, 2013

French and Spanish police said Saturday they have dismantled a human trafficking ring that smuggled Chinese migrants into Europe and the United States, arresting 75 suspects including "main operatives" based in Barcelona.
Migrants killed in Italian shipwreck

Migrants killed in Italian shipwreck Sat, 10 Aug, 2013

Italian coast guard officials say a boat carrying about 100 migrants ran aground on a sandbar off Sicily, and six of them died when they tried to swim to shore.
Gunmen kidnap Turkish airline pilots in Lebanon

Gunmen kidnap Turkish airline pilots in Lebanon Fri, 09 Aug, 2013

Two Turkish Airlines pilots were abducted in Lebanon in the early hours of Friday by armed men who forced them from a bus driving from Beirut airport.
Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr worldwide

Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr worldwide Thu, 08 Aug, 2013

Muslims across the world began to celebrate the holiday of eid al-Fitr on Thursday, beginning the day with morning prayers after one month of fasting. 
Greek crisis: Striking transport workers 'face arrest'

Greek crisis: Striking transport workers 'face arrest' Fri, 25 Jan, 2013

Greece has threatened transport workers whose eight-day strike has crippled the Athens underground system with arrest unless they go back to work.
Ukraine and Shell sign '$10bn' shale gas deal

Ukraine and Shell sign '$10bn' shale gas deal Fri, 25 Jan, 2013

Ukraine has signed a major shale gas deal with Royal Dutch Shell - a move seen as an attempt by Kiev to reduce its dependency on Russian gas imports.

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Dozens rally in Guam for peace amid North Korea threats

Dozens held signs and waved Guam's flag during a rally for peace in the U.S. territory. Monday's demonstration came days after North Korea threatened to fire four intermediate-range missiles into the ocean near Guam. The protest also followed a week ... Suspected jihadists kill 18 in attack on Burkina Faso restaurant Study finds climate change altering Europe's river floods Dutch police make arrests in contaminated eggs case Four dead in Kenya as tensions soar over disputed poll US warns NKorea that nuclear drive could spell end of regime

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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 ...

Protesters Storm Macedonia Parliament

Macedonian police fired stun grenades on Thursday evening to disperse protesters outside the parliament and clear the way for the evacuation of lawmak ...

UK parliament terror attack

Four people were killed and 20 injured in a "terrorist" attack at the gates of British democracy Wednesday when a man mowed down pedestrians, then sta ...


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