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Russia’s Putin warns of possible global war

MOSCOW The regional conflicts in the Middle East can transform into a global war, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday. Addressing Russia's Federal Assembly in Moscow, Putin said there is...

Croatia holds second round of presidential elections

BELGRADE, Serbia  Croatian voters began heading to the polls on Sunday in a runoff presidential election that will shape the country for the next five years. Polls opened at 7 a.m....

UK issues travel advice against Iran, Iraq

LONDON The British Foreign Office issued Saturday advice against all but essential travel to Iran and Iraq in the wake of top Iranian general Qasem Soleimani’s killing in a U.S....

Assailant shot by police in Paris suburb knife attack

PARIS One person was killed and two others injured Friday in a knife attack in Paris, according to an official. The victim, 56, was a resident of Villejuif who was attempting...

#BoycottCyprus launched in UK after teen claims rape

LONDON The mother of a British teen who claims to have been raped in Cyprus backed calls for a tourism boycott of the island nation, local media reported. The 19-year-old claimed...

North Macedonia forms caretaker government

BELGRADE, Serbia  North Macedonia on Friday formed a new caretaker government after Zoran Zaev resigned as prime minister.   The caretaker government, as required by law, comes 100 days before the snap...

Assailant shot by police in Paris suburb knife attack

PARIS  One person was killed and two others were injured Friday in a knife attack in Paris, said an official.  The attack took place in the town of Villejuif, 7 kilometers...

North Macedonia's prime minister resigns

BELGRADE, Serbia North Macedonia's Prime Minister Zoran Zaev announced his resignation on Friday morning. The country is receiving a technical, the so-called "caretaker", government on Saturday, whose term will last until...

EastMed gas pipeline 'political project': Expert

ANKARA The EastMed natural gas pipeline is a political project, it is not viable and very expensive, said an academic, expert on energy diplomacy. Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Israeli Prime...

Pro- and anti-Brexit campaigners call for unity in 2020

LONDON  Public figures including the heads of the pro- and anti-Brexit campaigns released an open letter calling on the U.K. to unite and reconnect following a decade of division, local...

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East African business bloc urges support for tourism

KIGALI, Rwanda  The East African Business Council (EABC) has urged countries in the region to make additional funds available for the tourism sector, facing...

UN: 'Probable' Syria regime targeted school, hospitals

WASHINGTON  An internal UN inquiry determined that it is "highly probable" the Syrian regime and its allies carried out five of six investigated attacks...

Nurses on COVID-19 frontline, world needs millions more

GENEVA With the novel coronavirus pandemic underscoring the urgent need to strengthen the global health workforce, a report said Monday that more than 50%...

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