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Tragedy on Mediterranean for migrants forced to sail at gunpoint

Tragedy on Mediterranean for migrants forced to sail at gunpoint Thu, 03 Nov, 2016

At least 110 migrants are feared drowned after they were forced at gunpoint to set sail from Libya, while many more may have died in a separate shipwreck, survivors said Thursday.
New strong earthquake hits central Italy

New strong earthquake hits central Italy Sun, 30 Oct, 2016

A powerful earthquake struck Italy on Sunday in the same central regions that have been rocked by repeated tremors over the past two months, with more homes and churches brought down but no deaths reported.
Northern Ireland court rejects Brexit challenge

Northern Ireland court rejects Brexit challenge Fri, 28 Oct, 2016

Northern Ireland's High Court on Friday rejected an attempt to block Britain's exit from the European Union, saying that neither the province's parliament nor laws could override a decision by the British government.
France and Britain feud over young Jungle camp migrants

France and Britain feud over young Jungle camp migrants Fri, 28 Oct, 2016

Dozens of youngsters woke under the watchful eyes of French riot police on Friday after a chilly night outdoors near the "Jungle" migrant camp in Calais, as Paris and London squabbled over their fate and that of hundreds more bent on getting to Britain.
Eurozone approves 2.8 bn euros in bailout funds for Greece

Eurozone approves 2.8 bn euros in bailout funds for Greece Tue, 25 Oct, 2016

Eurozone officials announced Tuesday they have approved 2.8 billion euros for Greece from its huge third bailout after the cash-strapped nation delivered the needed reforms.
Mystery as five die in French plane crash on Malta

Mystery as five die in French plane crash on Malta Mon, 24 Oct, 2016

An unmarked reconnaissance plane working for France's defence ministry crashed at Malta's international airport Monday, killing all five people on board and sparking questions about what the privately-chartered plane was doing.
Thousands take part in anti-government protest in Hungary

Thousands take part in anti-government protest in Hungary Sun, 16 Oct, 2016

Thousands of people in Hungary protested on Sunday against government corruption and to demand the preservation of press freedoms.
Putin accuses France of playing tricks with Syria resolution

Putin accuses France of playing tricks with Syria resolution Wed, 12 Oct, 2016

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday accused France of deliberately luring Moscow into vetoing a United Nations resolution on Syria and suggested Paris was doing the bidding of the United States.
Ruling party wins Georgia vote, opposition alleges fraud

Ruling party wins Georgia vote, opposition alleges fraud Sun, 09 Oct, 2016

The ruling Georgian Dream party won Georgia's parliamentary polls, early results showed Sunday, but accusations of vote rigging from the opposition sparked fears of political instability in the Caucasus nation.
Poland's parliament rejects plans for near-total abortion ban

Poland's parliament rejects plans for near-total abortion ban Thu, 06 Oct, 2016

Polish lawmakers on Thursday rejected plans for a near-total ban on abortion, in a hastily arranged vote that marks the first major domestic setback for the ruling conservatives and follows street protests by tens of thousands of women.

Void vote on migrants deals blow to Hungary's anti-EU revolt

Void vote on migrants deals blow to Hungary's anti-EU revolt Mon, 03 Oct, 2016

Hungary's populist Prime Minister Viktor Orban suffered a blow Sunday in his revolt against the European Union after low voter turnout voided his referendum aimed at rejecting a contested migrant quota plan.
'Blood diamond' suspect dies in Belgian prison

'Blood diamond' suspect dies in Belgian prison Thu, 29 Sep, 2016

A US-Belgian businessman accused of enslavement and diamond trafficking during Sierra Leone's civil war has died in a Brussels prison, officials said on Thursday.
New mayor kills off Rome's bid for 2024 Olympics

New mayor kills off Rome's bid for 2024 Olympics Wed, 21 Sep, 2016

Rome's new mayor, Virginia Raggi, pulled the plug on the city's bid to host the 2024 Olympics, saying staging the summer games would bury the Italian capital under mountains of debt and tonnes of cement.
World leaders rage against neighbors on 2nd day of UN debate

World leaders rage against neighbors on 2nd day of UN debate Wed, 21 Sep, 2016

World leaders from Pakistan to Ukraine unleashed their regional grievances Wednesday, taking the stage of the U.N. General Assembly to rage against their neighbors and presenting a picture of a chaotic world consumed by intractable conflicts.
Juncker calls for EU defence HQ

Juncker calls for EU defence HQ Wed, 14 Sep, 2016

The European Union should set up a headquarters to coordinate efforts towards creating a common military force, European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker said Wednesday.

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