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France's Sarkozy to face trial for influence peddling

France's Sarkozy to face trial for influence peddling Thu, 29 Mar, 2018

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was ordered on Thursday to stand trial for influence peddling over accusations he offered to help a prosecutor get promoted in return for leaked information about a separate criminal inquiry.
Serbia-Kosovo tensions heighten as Russia wades into dispute

Serbia-Kosovo tensions heighten as Russia wades into dispute Tue, 27 Mar, 2018

Tensions between Kosovo and Serbia heightened a day after a senior Serb politician was arrested and expelled in northern Kosovo, with Russia wading into the dispute and the European Union trying to avert further friction Tuesday.

Europeans promise more steps against Russia over UK spy attack

Europeans promise more steps against Russia over UK spy attack Fri, 23 Mar, 2018

European Union member states agreed at a summit on Friday to take additional punitive measures against Russia for a nerve agent attack in Britain, as Moscow accused the bloc of joining a London-driven hate campaign against it.
Stephen Hawking, who unlocked the secrets of space and time, dies at 76

Stephen Hawking, who unlocked the secrets of space and time, dies at 76 Wed, 14 Mar, 2018

Stephen Hawking, who sought to explain the origins of the universe, the mysteries of black holes and the nature of time itself, died on Wednesday aged 76.
Russian military plane crash in Syria kills 39

Russian military plane crash in Syria kills 39 Tue, 06 Mar, 2018

 A Russian military transport plane crashed in Syria on Tuesday killing all 39 people on board, Russian officials said, an incident that sharply raised the death toll from the Kremlin’s intervention in the Syrian war.
Thousands protest possible change of Macedonia's name

Thousands protest possible change of Macedonia's name Sun, 04 Mar, 2018

Several thousand protesters in Macedonia have demanded that the government call off ongoing talks with neighboring Greece over a decades-long name dispute.
Estonia marks 100th anniversary of independence declaration

Estonia marks 100th anniversary of independence declaration Sat, 24 Feb, 2018

Estonia on Saturday celebrated 100 years since declaring independence with a military parade and other festivities in the Baltic state, which is now firmly ensconced in the West, though tensions remain with neighbour Russia.
Italy's League rallies in Milan as tense election campaign winds up

Italy's League rallies in Milan as tense election campaign winds up Sat, 24 Feb, 2018

Northern League leader Matteo Salvini drew thousands of supporters to a rally in Milan on Saturday as campaigning intensified ahead of a March 4 election expected to give most seats to a right-wing coalition of which his party is a member.
Dutch parliament recognizes 1915 Armenian massacre as genocide

Dutch parliament recognizes 1915 Armenian massacre as genocide Thu, 22 Feb, 2018

The Dutch parliament on Thursday passed a motion recognizing as genocide the massacre of as many as 1.5 million Armenians in 1915, although the government said it would not become official policy of the Netherlands.
EU calls for renewed Syria peace efforts

EU calls for renewed Syria peace efforts Thu, 15 Feb, 2018

EU foreign ministers voiced concern at developments in Syria on Thursday, calling for a renewal of UN-led efforts to end the conflict.
71 feared dead in Russian passenger plane crash

71 feared dead in Russian passenger plane crash Sun, 11 Feb, 2018

A Russian passenger plane carrying 71 people crashed outside Moscow on Sunday after taking off from the capital's Domodedovo airport, officials and local media said.
Merkel clinches German coalition govt deal, hurdle remains

Merkel clinches German coalition govt deal, hurdle remains Wed, 07 Feb, 2018

Chancellor Angela Merkel finally reached a deal Wednesday to form a new German coalition government, handing the powerful finance ministry to the country's main center-left party in an agreement aimed at ending months of political gridlock.
Iceland closes gender gap but violence against women remains

Iceland closes gender gap but violence against women remains Tue, 12 Dec, 2017

For nine years in a row, the World Economic Forum has ranked Iceland as having the world's smallest gender-equality gap, and for about as long gender studies professor Gyda Margret Petursdottir has been asked how the Nordic island nation became such a paradise for women.
Deadly explosion at major European gas hub in Austria

Deadly explosion at major European gas hub in Austria Tue, 12 Dec, 2017

 A large explosion rocked one of Europe's main gas pipeline hubs on Tuesday, leaving one person dead and stoking concerns about the continent's winter supplies.
Bosnian war criminal Slobodan Praljak dies after drinking poison in UN court

Bosnian war criminal Slobodan Praljak dies after drinking poison in UN court Wed, 29 Nov, 2017

A convicted war criminal from Croatia swallowed what he said was poison and died Wednesday after a United Nations court in the Netherlands upheld his 20-year sentence for committing crimes against humanity during the Bosnian war of the 1990s.
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