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3 hurt, 1 seriously, in Spain’s Pamplona bull-run

3 hurt, 1 seriously, in Spain’s Pamplona bull-run

July 09, – Three people were injured, one seriously, as thousands of daredevils raced alongside six fighting bulls in the second running of the bulls at Spain’s world-famous San Fermin festival Tuesday. An American who co-wrote a book called “How to Survive the Running of the Bulls” was badly gored on Wednesday in the morning […]

July 9, 2014 | By | Reply More
Ukraine rejects talks with rebels until they disarm

Ukraine rejects talks with rebels until they disarm

July 08, – The Ukrainian government will restart cease-fire negotiations with pro-Russian insurgents in the country’s east only once the rebels lay down their weapons, the defense minister said Tuesday Valery Heletey’s statement, posted on the Defense Ministry website, comes amid growing confidence among government forces after they drove the insurgent militia from their stronghold […]

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Bridge explosions block key roads into rebel-held Ukrainian city of Donetsk

Bridge explosions block key roads into rebel-held Ukrainian city of Donetsk

July 07, – Three bridges over roads leading into the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk were destroyed Monday by explosions, blocking key access routes to the rebel-held city. Collapsed bridge in the village of Novobakhmutivka, where a rail line crosses over a highway leading out of Donetsk. The road leads toward Slovyansk, a former stronghold […]

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Spain’s annual bull-run festival begins in Pamplona amid protests

Spain’s annual bull-run festival begins in Pamplona amid protests

July 07, – One person was gored as thousands of thrill-seekers tested their bravery and speed Monday by dashing with fighting bulls through the streets of the northern Spanish city of Pamplona. Jose Aldaba, a spokesman for Spain’s Red Cross, said four people were taken to a city hospital for injuries sustained in the 8.a.m. […]

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Pro-Russia rebels regroup vowing to renew the fight against Ukrainian army

Pro-Russia rebels regroup vowing to renew the fight against Ukrainian army

July 06, – Pro-Russian insurgents driven out of their key stronghold in eastern Ukraine have converged on the major industrial city of Donetsk, where their commander said Sunday that they will regroup to renew their fight against the Ukrainian government. Ukrainian troops on Saturday forced the rebels out of Slovyansk, a city of about 100,000 […]

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Pro-Russian rebels flee Slovyansk as Ukrainian forces recapture key city

Pro-Russian rebels flee Slovyansk as Ukrainian forces recapture key city

July 05, – Ukrainian forces recaptured a flashpoint area of eastern Ukraine from pro-Russian rebels on Saturday and raised the country’s blue and yellow flag again over what had been the separatist redoubt of Slaviansk. A Reuters reporter saw a convoy of about 20 military transport vehicles and buses filled with armed rebels driving out […]

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Macedonian police clash with ethnic Albanians over murder trial

Macedonian police clash with ethnic Albanians over murder trial

July 05, – Police in Macedonia have clashed with protesters demonstrating against the jailing of six ethnic Albanians for murder and terrorism. A RFE/RL correspondent who was at the scene said several thousand demonstrators pelted police with rocks in the capital Skopje on July 4. Police responded by firing teargas, stun grenades, and water cannon. […]

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Pro-Russian separatists capture police HQ in eastern Ukraine hours after cease-fire ends

Pro-Russian separatists capture police HQ in eastern Ukraine hours after cease-fire ends

July 01, – The Interior Ministry headquarters in eastern Ukraine’s largest city fell to pro-Russia separatists Tuesday after a five-hour gunbattle that erupted hours after the Ukrainian president ended a cease-fire. The shaky cease-fire had given European leaders 10 days to search for a peaceful settlement, and its end raised the prospect that fighting could […]

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European court of human rights upholds French full veil ban

European court of human rights upholds French full veil ban

July 01, – The European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday upheld France’s 2010 ban on full-face veils in public, dismissing a case brought by a French woman against the state for breach of religious freedom. France has both the largest Muslim minority in Europe, estimated at 5 million, and some of the continent’s most […]

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30 bodies found on migrant boat near Sicily

30 bodies found on migrant boat near Sicily

June 30, – As many as 30 corpses were found on a boat packed with migrants off the coast of Sicily, Italy’s navy said on Monday after rescuing thousands of people trying to cross from North Africa over the weekend. The dead are thought to have either suffocated on the overcrowded fishing vessel or drowned, […]

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