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Truth mechanism quorum for finding missing persons to be decided by mid-October, says Sri Lankan diplomat at UN

September 16, 2016 1:18:13 pm

The UN has estimated that 40,000 people died, many of them civilians, during Sri Lanka's civil war that lasted nearly three decades.

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Paris attacks: One of the eight terrorists identified as Omar Ismail Mostefai

November 15, 2015 12:08:56 pm

Paris prosecutor said French authorities had a security file on one of the concert hall attackers and that there were three teams of attackers.

Britain’s oldest tree Fortingall Yew undergoing sex change: Experts

November 3, 2015 1:22:55 am

The Fortingall Yew in Perthshire, estimated to be around 5,000 years old, is regarded as a male tree because it produces pollen.

Migrant crisis: Germany says Austria dumping migrants by night

October 28, 2015 4:51:44 pm

Germany's top security official has sharply criticized Austria for dumping migrants at the border between the two countries under the cover of night.

Refugee crisis: German govt argues over proposed border zones

October 14, 2015 6:26:49 pm

Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel said Wednesday that his Social Democrats wouldn't back a system that entails people being interned at the border.

Russia appeals to UN aviation body to open new MH17 probe

October 14, 2015 5:45:31 pm

The Dutch Safety Board said in its final report released on Tuesday that the jet was destroyed by a Soviet-made Buk surface-to-air missile. Two-thirds of the 298 people who died were Dutch.

Russia says thwarted Moscow terror attack planned by 12

October 13, 2015 10:05:48 pm

Only three suspects have been identified so far and all are men in their 20s from Chechnya, a predominantly Muslim region in southern Russia where an Islamic insurgency still simmers after two separatist wars.

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EU to suspend Belarus sanctions after Alexander Lukashenko re-elected for the fifth time

October 13, 2015 7:40:03 am

EU foreign ministers have agreed to suspend sanctions for four months, after the elections passed off without incident, France's European affairs minister Harlem Desir said.

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European Union’s refugee relocation scheme ‘not enough’, says UN refugee agency

October 13, 2015 7:51:34 am

The International Organisation for Migration said Friday that there had been a sharp increase in the number of migrants arriving in Greece, to some 7,000 a day, up from 4,500 per day at the end of September.

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Russia resumes much needed gas supply to Ukraine ahead of harsh winters

October 12, 2015 3:47:41 pm

The deal, which was signed last month with the help of the European Union, will ensure that Ukraine will receive Russian gas for six months through March 2016.

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British nurse who recovered from Ebola hospitalized again

October 9, 2015 3:11:50 pm

Medical authorities say the risk of Cafferkey transmitting the virus is low, but public health officials in Scotland are monitoring people with whom she had close contact.

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EU takes measures to speed migrant deportation, fortify borders

October 9, 2015 8:07:13 am

Europe feels overwhelmed and needs to be far more rigorous in sending economic migrants back if it wants to find enough goodwill among its population to continue harboring true refugees.

Russia President Putin scores 7 goals playing ice hockey on his 63rd birthday

October 8, 2015 9:37:57 am

Putin scored seven goals as his star-studded team, which included NHL legends Vyacheslav Fetisov and Pavel Bure, won the game 15-10.

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Workers attack Air France managers after company cuts nearly 3000 jobs

October 5, 2015 10:28:52 pm

Air France confirmed in a meeting with staff on Monday that it plans to cut 2,900 jobs by 2017 and shed 14 aircraft from its long-haul fleet as part of efforts to lower costs, two union sources said.

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Australia: Sydney cordons off streets after shootings

October 2, 2015 3:23:15 pm

The Daily Telegraph newspaper said a man had fired on the building, hitting a police employee before being shot dead by police.

Croatia lifts blockade of Serbian border after spat over refugees

September 25, 2015 10:01:46 pm

Croatian police said Friday the border is now open "to all traffic without restrictions."

Fence on Slovenian border is temporary, says Hungary

September 25, 2015 9:06:30 pm

Prime Minister Viktor Orban told reporters Friday that Hungary would not put anything on that border that can't be "cleaned up" within a day.

British teen sentenced for plotting college massacre

September 25, 2015 7:28:16 pm

A file recovered from Liam Lyburd's laptop had the words "you people ruined my whole life, don't expect me to show mercy today."

Greece PM Alexis Tsipras pledges to lead country out of crisis by 2019

September 25, 2015 6:14:47 pm

Alexis Tsipras told his first Cabinet meeting that his aim is to have steered the country out of its crisis by 2019 when his four-year mandate ends.

Europe migration crisis: 500 migrants stranded at a cemetery in no man’s land between Serbia, Croatia

September 24, 2015 8:15:10 pm

The influx of mainly Syrians, Iraqis and Afghans has caused tensions between Balkan rivals Serbia and Croatia, with countries criticizing each other over border closures and traffic blockades.

Europe migrant crisis: Merkel says benefits of migration greater than risks

September 25, 2015 9:03:17 am

Merkel told German lawmakers Thursday that "the opportunities are much bigger than the risks, we just have to recognize and use them."

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Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn takes responsibility, resigns over emissions scandal

September 24, 2015 1:40:25 am

Martin Wintekorn said in a statement on Wednesday that "Volkswagen needs a fresh start - also in terms of personnel. I am clearing the way for this fresh start with my resignation.''

Deeply divided EU to hold emergency summit on migrant crisis

September 23, 2015 9:44:56 pm

"We must prepare a concrete plan, which must finally appear in place of the arguments and the chaos we have witnessed in the last weeks," Tusk told reporters before chairing the summit.

Reopen borders for cargo or face countermeasures: Serbia tells Croatia

September 23, 2015 7:24:16 pm

Croatia shut all but one of its crossings with Serbia last week to block the migrant surge, which has reached 44,000 in a week.

New Greek government sworn in, pledges to focus on reforms

September 23, 2015 3:42:57 pm

Labor Minister George Katrougalos says the new administration elected Sunday has to focus on the reforms that were a key condition for the latest in a series of international bailouts keeping the country afloat.