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New border crossings open in divided Cyprus, first in 8 years

New border crossings open in divided Cyprus, first in 8 years Mon, 12 Nov, 2018

Cypriot officials opened two new border crossings Monday for the first time in eight years, the latest push for peace by the two sides after UN-backed talks collapsed last year.

Separatist areas elect leaders as Ukraine and Moscow trade barbs

Separatist areas elect leaders as Ukraine and Moscow trade barbs Mon, 12 Nov, 2018

Two separatist-controlled regions of eastern Ukraine announced the winners of leadership elections on Monday that were dismissed by Kiev and its international allies as a sham exercise engineered by Russia to install puppet regimes.
Former Croatian PM convicted of war profiteering

Former Croatian PM convicted of war profiteering Mon, 22 Oct, 2018

Croatia's former premier Ivo Sanader was convicted on Monday of war profiteering, in a re-trial that found him guilty of taking a bribe from an Austrian bank during the country's 1990s conflict.
WikiLeaks' Assange sues in Ecuador for better asylum terms: lawyer

WikiLeaks' Assange sues in Ecuador for better asylum terms: lawyer Fri, 19 Oct, 2018

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has filed a lawsuit in Ecuador against new terms of asylum in the Andean country's London embassy that require him to pay for medical bills and phone calls and clean up after his pet cat, his lawyer said on Friday.
Turkey sends reinforcements to Syria's Idlib

Turkey sends reinforcements to Syria's Idlib Tue, 25 Sep, 2018

Turkey beefed up its military positions in Syria's rebel bastion of Idlib Tuesday as the clock ticked down on a mid-October deadline to remove jihadists from the area.
Swedish parliament ousts PM in vote of no-confidence

Swedish parliament ousts PM in vote of no-confidence Tue, 25 Sep, 2018

Sweden's centre-right opposition and the far right ousted Prime Minister Stefan Lofven in a vote of no-confidence on Tuesday, as the left and right blocs wrangle over who can form a new government after neither won a majority in September 9 elections.
Dozens evacuated as forest fire erupts in southern Croatia

Dozens evacuated as forest fire erupts in southern Croatia Tue, 25 Sep, 2018

A forest fire erupted Tuesday in Croatia's southern Peljesac peninsula, prompting the evacuation of dozens of villagers and tourists and destroying four houses, officials said.
Ex-French PM Valls to run for Barcelona mayor

Ex-French PM Valls to run for Barcelona mayor Tue, 25 Sep, 2018

 France's combative former prime minister Manuel Valls announced Tuesday that he will run for mayor of Barcelona, in what will be an unprecedented bid for political power in another European country.
Defiant British PM hits back at EU over Brexit plan

Defiant British PM hits back at EU over Brexit plan Fri, 21 Sep, 2018

Prime Minister Theresa May hit back Friday at the European Union after it roundly rejected her Brexit plan, saying its refusal to compromise was "not acceptable" and reiterating the possibility of walking away from the negotiations.
Russia launches biggest ever war games

Russia launches biggest ever war games Tue, 11 Sep, 2018

Russia launched Tuesday what it called its largest ever military drills, with hundreds of thousands of troops taking part along with Chinese soldiers in a show of force NATO condemned as a rehearsal for "large-scale conflict."

EU condemns Egypt's mass death sentence

EU condemns Egypt's mass death sentence Tue, 11 Sep, 2018

The European Union on Tuesday condemned death sentences passed on 75 people in Egypt, saying there were "serious doubts" over whether the defendants had been given a fair trial.
Europe demand for more talks does not help Iran nuclear deal, cleric says

Europe demand for more talks does not help Iran nuclear deal, cleric says Tue, 04 Sep, 2018

Europe is not helping preserve the agreement on Iran's nuclear program by asking for additional negotiations on issues like missiles, Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati, a powerful anti-Western cleric, said Tuesday, according to the Islamic Republic News Agency. 
German far-right protesters clash with leftists after Chemnitz stabbing

German far-right protesters clash with leftists after Chemnitz stabbing Mon, 27 Aug, 2018

 Far-right demonstrators clashed with leftist protesters in the eastern German city of Chemnitz on Monday after an Iraqi and a Syrian were arrested over a fatal stabbing that had triggered violent demonstrations.
Georgia legalises personal use of marijuana

Georgia legalises personal use of marijuana Mon, 30 Jul, 2018

The Georgian Constitutional Court on Monday abolished fines for using marijuana but stipulated that growing and selling the drug would remain an offence.
Hamilton wins in Hungary to build championship lead

Hamilton wins in Hungary to build championship lead Sun, 29 Jul, 2018

Lewis Hamilton strengthened his push for a fifth world title by increasing his championship lead to 24 points on Sunday as he claimed a convincing victory for Mercedes in the Hungarian Grand Prix.
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