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Armenian parliament calls for PM vote for next week

Armenian parliament calls for PM vote for next week

The Armenian parliament on Thursday called for an extraordinary session next week to vote for a new prime minister after the country was plunged into a political crisis with the abrupt resignation of its leader. Serzh Sargsyan, who ruled the country for ten years before moving into the...

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Paris attack suspect found guilty in separate Brussels trial

Paris attack suspect found guilty in separate Brussels trial

Salah Abdeslam, the last remaining suspect in the 2015 Paris attacks, has been found guilty of attempted terrorist murder in a separate trial in Brussels. He has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. Salah Abdeslam, the last remaining suspect in a string of Islamist attacks carried out in...

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Armenian PM calls for dialogue with opposition protesters

Armenian PM calls for dialogue with opposition protesters

Armenian Prime Minister Serzh Sarksyan, appointed this month after 10 years as president, called for immediate dialogue on Saturday with opposition protesters who accuse him of clinging to power and demand he step down. Sarksyan's call coincided with a ninth consecutive day of rallies...

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Rightwing migration demo blocks France-Italy border crossing

Rightwing migration demo blocks France-Italy border crossing

Around 100 far-right activists on Saturday tried to block a French alpine pass used by migrants in a bid to "ensure that no illegal immigrant can return to France". Members of the rightwing Generation Identity (GI) movement trudged through the snow up to Col de l'Echelle near the border...

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EU extends anti-dumping duties on Chinese steel ropes

EU extends anti-dumping duties on Chinese steel ropes

The European Commission on Friday extended anti-dumping duties on steel ropes and cables from China for another five years. In a statement, the commission said that anti-dumping duties of 60.4 percent have been in place since 1999 and this was the third expiry review, extending measures...

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Merkel, Macron meet to plot euro zone reform road map

Merkel, Macron meet to plot euro zone reform road map

The leaders of Germany and France meet on Thursday to try to work out a common position on reforming the euro zone, a sensitive issue that is testing the new government in Berlin just a month after it took office. Chancellor Angela Merkel, who hosts President Emmanuel Macron for the...

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Brexit: EU Council head warns UK on Irish border issue

Brexit: EU Council head warns UK on Irish border issue

Britain’s decision to leave the European Union has caused the problem of the Irish border and Britain will have to solve it, the head of the European Council said on Wednesday. Donald Tusk said EU leaders agreed at last month’s Brussels summit on terms for a post-Brexit transition...

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German police crack down on human trafficking, forced prostitution

German police crack down on human trafficking, forced prostitution

 German police raided sites across the country on Wednesday in a crackdown on human trafficking and forced prostitution, federal police said on Twitter. It said the raid, which also involved Germany's GSG9 special operations police unit, represented the biggest mass search in the...

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EU cool to US plan for new Russia sanctions over Syria

EU cool to US plan for new Russia sanctions over Syria

European Union foreign ministers looked unlikely to join the United States Monday in imposing new economic sanctions on Russia or Syria over chemical weapons attacks that prompted the first coordinated Western air strikes in Syria. After Britain and France joined the United States in...

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After Syria strikes, British PM May to face critical parliament

After Syria strikes, British PM May to face critical parliament

British Prime Minister Theresa May will face criticism Monday for bypassing parliament to join weekend air strikes against Syria, with some lawmakers calling for a potentially damaging vote on her future strategy. May, who has regained confidence after winning support for her tough...

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EU calls for accountability for war crimes in Syria

EU calls for accountability for war crimes in Syria

The European Union on Thursday called for accountability for all war crimes in Syria, especially the use of chemical weapons. In a press briefing, Maja Kocijancic, spokesperson for EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, said the EU condemns in strongest terms the use of chemical...

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Germany's Merkel seeks to assure Ukraine on Russian gas link

Germany's Merkel seeks to assure Ukraine on Russian gas link

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is promising to consider the impact of a new Russian-German gas pipeline on Ukraine as plans progress. The Nord Stream 2 pipeline would pump Russian gas to Germany beneath the Baltic Sea. It is viewed suspiciously in some eastern European countries which...

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Daughter of ex-Russian spy leaves hospital

Daughter of ex-Russian spy leaves hospital

LONDON (AP)-  A hospital official has confirmed that Yulia Skripal, one of two Russian targets of nerve agent poisoning, has been discharged. Officials said Tuesday she will continue to need medical care as she recovers from the March 4 attack. Dr. Christine Blanshard...

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Russian embassy in UK alleges London withholding on probes

Russian embassy in UK alleges London withholding on probes

Russia's embassy in London on Sunday accused Britain of "deliberately" withholding information on probes into the targeting of several Russians on its soil, as the war of words between the two countries continues. The embassy said it had asked the British Foreign Office for "detailed...

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Vehicle crashes into German crowd, leaves 3 dead, 20 injured

Vehicle crashes into German crowd, leaves 3 dead, 20 injured

A vehicle crashed into a crowd Saturday outside a popular bar in the western German city of Muenster, killing three people and injuring 20 others, police said. Police spokesman Andreas Bode told reporters the driver of the vehicle killed himself after the crash. He said the driver's...

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Russian envoy seeks meeting with Britain's Johnson over poisoning

Russian envoy seeks meeting with Britain's Johnson over poisoning

The Russian embassy in London has sent a request for a meeting of its envoy, Alexander Yakovenko, with British foreign minister Boris Johnson to discuss the investigation of an ex-Russian spy and his daughter poisoned in Salisbury, the RIA news agency reported on Saturday. "We hope for...

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New US sanctions 'aimed at the Russian people': Russian embassy

New US sanctions 'aimed at the Russian people': Russian embassy

A new round of United States sanctions targeting oligarchs and businesses is "aimed at the Russian people," Russia's US embassy said Friday. "We are told that these measures are not aimed against the Russian people, but they are," the embassy said on its Facebook page, calling the...

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Russia: UK 'playing with fire' over ex-spy case

Russia: UK 'playing with fire' over ex-spy case

The UK is "playing with fire" over its charges that Moscow used a nerve agent to poison a former Russian spy on British soil, Russia's UN envoy said Thursday. "You are playing with fire, and you will be sorry," Vassily Nebenzia told the Security Council, claiming the UK is "poisoning"...

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