French police clash with striking prison guards

January 19, 2018 1:52 am
French police clash with striking prison guards

French police (R) stand near prison guards and burning wooden pallets as the guards block access to Vendin-le-Vieil prison to demand tighter security, January 16, 2018. (Photo by AFP) French police fired tear gas to break up a picket line of striking prison guards outside Europe’s biggest prison on Friday […]

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Moscow says the United States leaking Russian diplomats’ bank data

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Moscow says the United States leaking Russian diplomats’ bank data

A view taken on November 23, 2017 shows the main building of the Russian Foreign Ministry in Moscow. (Photo by AFP) Russia says the United States has been leaking to the media the confidential financial data of the Russian diplomats based in America, thereby violating their privacy and diplomatic immunity. […]

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Ukraine seeks ‘new war’ by calling Russia aggressor: Kremlin

January 18, 2018 1:34 am
Ukraine seeks ‘new war’ by calling Russia aggressor: Kremlin

Ukrainian gunners fire from the artillery guns during a military drill on the shooting range not far from the small city of Divychky, some 80 kilometers from the capital Kiev, on October 26, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Russia has accused Ukraine of preparing for a new war after Ukrainian legislators […]

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Ukrainian lawmakers passes bill to retake control of eastern regions from Russia-backed forces

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Ukrainian lawmakers passes bill to retake control of eastern regions from Russia-backed forces

Ukrainian lawmakers have passed a bill to take back control of the country’s eastern territories from Russia-backed forces. The bill, which was ratified Thursday, described Russia as an “aggressor country” and claimed that the Donetsk and Lugansk regions had been “temporarily occupied” by Russia. The bill reiterated that Kiev needed to […]

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No Brexit deal would cost Scotland 12.7 billion pounds: Study

January 15, 2018 1:39 am
No Brexit deal would cost Scotland 12.7 billion pounds: Study

Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon Scotland’s economy would contract by 8.5 percent and lose 12.7 billion pounds if Britain leaves the EU without a deal, Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon said Monday as she unveiled an economic impact study. “There is no option short of EU membership that is as good as being […]

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Greek capital of Athens comes to standstill amid strike

January 12, 2018 2:18 am
Greek capital of Athens comes to standstill amid strike

Police guard a side exit of the Greek Ministry of Finance in Athens on January 11, 2018, during a protest by All-Workers Militant Front (PAME) unionists against a law submitted to the parliament that includes strike restrictions as part of the Greek austerity measures. (Photo by AFP) The Athens subway […]

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel clinches deal on coalition government, finally

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel clinches deal on coalition government, finally

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (C) and Martin Schulz (R) German Chancellor Angela Merkel (C) and Martin Schulz (R) German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives and the Social Democrats (SPD) agreed after all-night talks on Friday to a blueprint for formal coalition negotiations, party sources said, bolstering prospects for an end to […]

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Moscow slams US Senate report on Russian President Vladimir Putin as ‘unfounded’

January 11, 2018 2:21 am
Moscow slams US Senate report on Russian President Vladimir Putin as ‘unfounded’

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov Russia has lambasted as “unfounded” a report released by the US Senate that accuses Moscow of carrying out disinformation campaigns to undermine democracies, including the Kremlin’s alleged meddling in the 2016 US presidential election. “We can only express our dismay with this continuing […]

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UK will not hold a second EU referendum: Theresa May spokesman

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UK will not hold a second EU referendum: Theresa May spokesman

UK Prime Minister Theresa May UK Prime Minister Theresa May will not hold a second referendum on Britain’s exit from the European Union, amid growing calls for a new vote on Brexit. “We will not be having a second referendum,” May’s spokesman said Thursday. Earlier, leading Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage […]

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French President Emmanuel Macron urges European unity against China

January 10, 2018 1:35 am
French President Emmanuel Macron urges European unity against China

French President Emmanuel Macron delivers a speech to the French community at the country’s embassy in Beijing, China, January 10, 2018. (Photo by AFP) French President Emmanuel Macron pleaded on Wednesday for European unity in the face of China’s growing economic power as he wrapped up a visit to Beijing […]

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Greek protesters storm into labor ministry

January 9, 2018 3:28 am
Greek protesters storm into labor ministry

Protesters from the Communist-affiliated trade union PAME chant slogans after storming the Greek Labor Ministry premises during a demonstration against changes to laws about calling strikes in Athens, Greece, January 9, 2018. (Photo by Reuters) Demonstrators with Greek Communist-affiliated group PAME stormed into the labor ministry on Tuesday protesting over […]

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