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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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German court agrees to release ex-Catalan leader Puigdemont on bail

German court agrees to release ex-Catalan leader Puigdemont on bail

 A German court Thursday agreed to release on bail former Catalan President Carles Puigdemont and said his extradition to Spain was possible on the basis of corruption charges there, but not on the more serious charge of rebellion. Puigdemont was arrested on entering Germany last...

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France says university exams to take place despite protests

France says university exams to take place despite protests

End-of year university exams will be held in France despite students blockading some campuses, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said Thursday as young people joined a wave of demonstrations against proposed economic reforms. French unions launched three months of rolling work stoppages...

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French PM says no talks on SNCF debt until reform talks progress

French PM says no talks on SNCF debt until reform talks progress

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said Thursday he would not back down on plans to overhaul the state-run SNCF railways, as the pro-reform CFDT labor union said it would take part in a further wave of strikes starting on Sunday. Philippe reiterated that he would not enter into...

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UK firms facing deadline to publish gender pay gap

UK firms facing deadline to publish gender pay gap

British companies have until midnight to publish their gender pay gap, as Prime Minister Theresa May promised to tackle the "injustice" of unequal earnings between the sexes. The government has told all firms with more than 250 employees to publish by Wednesday the difference in median...

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Russia accuses Britain and US over spy poisoning

Russia accuses Britain and US over spy poisoning

Russia Wednesday accused British and US secret services of being behind the poisoning of a Russian former double agent as the world's chemical weapons watchdog held a closed-door meeting on the incident at Moscow's request. Russian foreign intelligence chief Sergei Naryshkin in a speech...

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Expert challenges Denmark submarine murder suspect's defense

Expert challenges Denmark submarine murder suspect's defense

A leading submarine expert Tuesday challenged Danish inventor Peter Madsen's claim that Swedish journalist Kim Wall was killed by toxic fumes in his homemade vessel last year, as he faces trial for her murder. Madsen, 47, who is accused of premeditated murder, sexual assault and desecration...

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German Prosecutors ask court to extradite ex-Catalan leader

German Prosecutors ask court to extradite ex-Catalan leader

German prosecutors have asked a regional court to extradite former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont, who was detained two weeks ago on a European arrest warrant issued by Spain. “We have concluded that the extradition request is admissible,” the Public Prosecutor’s Office in the...

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Hundreds rally in Berlin calling for Puigdemont's release

Hundreds rally in Berlin calling for Puigdemont's release

 Hundreds of Catalan independence supporters marched in Berlin on Sunday to demand the release of ex-regional president Carles Puigdemont, who was arrested in Germany last week and faces extradition to Spain on rebellion charges. Huddled under umbrellas in the rainy German capital,...

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UK must bring home 'just over 50' diplomats from Russia

UK must bring home 'just over 50' diplomats from Russia

Russia has told Britain it must send home "just over 50" more of its diplomats in a worsening standoff with the West over the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter in Britain. Russia has already retaliated in kind against Britain and ejected 23 British diplomats over the...

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Russia hits back against EU countries in spy row

Russia hits back against EU countries in spy row

 Russia Friday expelled Dutch diplomats and told Britain it had one month to reduce its diplomatic presence in the country, hitting back at EU countries after a coordinated campaign by the U.K. and its allies over a nerve agent attack on a former spy. Earlier in the day Russia had...

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