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Stocks slide, oil up as Syria tensions escalate

Stocks slide, oil up as Syria tensions escalate Tue, 27 Aug, 2013

Fears of an escalating conflict in Syria rippled across financial markets on Tuesday, sinking stocks, lifting gold and pushing the price of oil to the highest in a year and a half. 
Gunmen assassinate top security official in Russia's Caucasus

Gunmen assassinate top security official in Russia's Caucasus Tue, 27 Aug, 2013

Unidentified gunmen have killed a top security official in Russia's restive North Caucasus republic of Ingushetia.
German report says US spied on UN

German report says US spied on UN Mon, 26 Aug, 2013

The German magazine Der Spiegel says the U.S. National Security Agency secretly monitored the U.N.'s internal video conferencing system by decrypting it last year.
Armstrong reaches settlement with British newspaper

Armstrong reaches settlement with British newspaper Sun, 25 Aug, 2013

Britain's Sunday Times said on Sunday it had settled with disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong after it was forced to pay damages over a report which suggested he had used banned substances.
British authorities say detention of reporter's partner 'legally sound'

British authorities say detention of reporter's partner 'legally sound' Tue, 20 Aug, 2013

London police said the detention of the Brazilian partner of a journalist who broke news on U.S. surveillance programs was “legally and procedurally sound,” as Brazil called it unjustified. 
Protests after Britain detains partner of Snowden journalist

Protests after Britain detains partner of Snowden journalist Mon, 19 Aug, 2013

British authorities came under pressure on Monday to explain why anti-terrorism powers were used to detain for nine hours the partner of a journalist who has written articles about U.S. and British surveillance programs based on leaks from Edward Snowden.
Al-Qaeda reportedly targeting European high-speed rail network

Al-Qaeda reportedly targeting European high-speed rail network Mon, 19 Aug, 2013

A report by the German mass circulation daily Bild on Monday said that al-Qaeda leaders have been plotting attacks on high-speed rail networks across Europe.
EU says it will review ties with Egypt

EU says it will review ties with Egypt Sun, 18 Aug, 2013

The European Union says it will "urgently review" its relations with Egypt where more than 800 people have died in clashes between security forces and supporters of deposed President Mohammed Morsi. 
Thousands evacuated across Russia's flood-hit Far East

Thousands evacuated across Russia's flood-hit Far East Sun, 18 Aug, 2013

As many as 100,000 people may be evacuated from their homes near Russia's border with China if the region's biggest floods for 120 years get worse, Russian media reported on Saturday. 
British police studying new information on Princess Diana death

British police studying new information on Princess Diana death Sun, 18 Aug, 2013

British police on Saturday said they were examining the "relevance and credibility" of recently received new information about the deaths of Princess Diana and her boyfriend Dodi Al Fayed.
Eurozone climbs out of longest ever recession

Eurozone climbs out of longest ever recession Wed, 14 Aug, 2013

Europe's economy is showing signs of recovery for the first time since 2011, ending for now the Eurozone's longest recorded recession, according to figures released Wednesday by the European Commission. 
Czech cabinet resigns after political deadlock

Czech cabinet resigns after political deadlock Tue, 13 Aug, 2013

The Czech cabinet led by Prime Minister Jiri Rusnok on Tuesday submitted its resignation to President Milos Zeman after it failed to win a vote of confidence in parliament last Wednesday.
Dutch Prince dies after ski accident

Dutch Prince dies after ski accident Mon, 12 Aug, 2013

Dutch Prince Johan Friso, who went into a coma following a skiing accident in February, 2012, has died, the government said on Monday.
Nazi-era war-crimes suspect Csatary dies aged 98

Nazi-era war-crimes suspect Csatary dies aged 98 Mon, 12 Aug, 2013

A former police officer indicted in Hungary on charges that he abused Jews and assisted in their deportation to Nazi death camps during World War Two has died.

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.

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Donald Trump in Saudi Arabia on first foreign trip

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