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Thousands march in Spain to protest abortion law

Thousands march in Spain to protest abortion law

Feb 01, – Madrid – Tens of thousands of people marched to Spain’s parliament on Saturday to protest the conservative government’s new law that aims to restrict abortion, allowing the practice only in cases of rape or serious risk to health. The rally was organized by dozens of women’s groups and entities that fight for […]

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Munich Security Conference to focus on Ukraine

Munich Security Conference to focus on Ukraine

Feb 01, Munich – Kerry’s comments Saturday in Munich touched on the willingness of the United Sates and European Union to stand with the people of Ukraine in their fight “for the right to associate with partners who will help them realize their aspirations.” This refers to protests that have swept Ukraine in the last […]

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Ukraine opposition leaders in diplomatic push after deadly Kiev protests

Ukraine opposition leaders in diplomatic push after deadly Kiev protests

Feb 01, –  Opposition leaders met in Munich on Friday with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier and European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton and were due to talk with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday. The Ukrainian opposition urged Europe and the United States on Friday to go beyond vocal support for […]

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Vodka to blame for high death risk in Russian men

Vodka to blame for high death risk in Russian men

Jan 31, – Russian men who down large amounts of vodka — and too many do — have an “extraordinarily” high risk of an early death, a new study says. Researchers tracked about 151,000 adult men in the Russian cities of Barnaul, Byisk and Tomsk from 1999 to 2010. They interviewed them about their drinking […]

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Russian authorities ‘identify’ Volgograd suicide bombers

Russian authorities ‘identify’ Volgograd suicide bombers

Jan 31, – On Thursday, Russia’s Anti-terrorism Committee announced new developments in the investigation into the Volgograd suicide bombings that killed 34 people last month. Authorities said they were able to identify the two suicide bombers, but have not yet released their names. They said they had belong to an Islamist militant group Russian authorities […]

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Italy court upholds murder conviction against Knox

Italy court upholds murder conviction against Knox

Jan 31, – An appeals court in Florence on Thursday upheld the guilty verdict against U.S. student Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend for the 2007 murder of her British roommate. Knox was sentenced to 28 1/2 years in prison, raising the specter of a long legal battle over her extradition if the conviction is upheld. […]

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Italy rescues 175 freezing immigrants, arrests 15 crew

Italy rescues 175 freezing immigrants, arrests 15 crew

Jan 30, – Italy’s coast guard said on Thursday it rescued overnight 176 immigrants freezing on a small boat and arrested 15 crew on a nearby mothership on human smuggling charges. The refugees, who included six children, came mostly from Syria, Egypt and Iraq. All were in good health except for one suffering hypothermia. The […]

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Ukrainian lawmakers offer protesters conditional amnesty

Ukrainian lawmakers offer protesters conditional amnesty

Jan 30, – The Ukrainian parliament has passed a law providing amnesty to protesters detained during recent unrest. Opposition parties abstained from voting, in anger at a condition in the bill which means it will only apply if protesters abandon government buildings they have occupied in recent days. Protesters on the streets of the capital […]

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Ukraine Lawmakers debates amnesty after ‘civil war’ warning

Ukraine Lawmakers debates amnesty after ‘civil war’ warning

Jan 29, Kiev – Ukraine’s parliament discussed an amnesty Wednesday for those arrested during weeks of protests in the crisis-torn country — but some of the possible conditions attached to it would be unacceptable to the opposition. The amnesty bill is part of a series of concessions from embattled President Viktor Yanukovych, after a week […]

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Ukrainian parliament abolishes controversial anti-protest laws

Ukrainian parliament abolishes controversial anti-protest laws

Jan 28, – In back-to-back moves to try resolving Ukraine’s political crisis, the prime minister submitted his resignation Tuesday and parliament repealed anti-protest laws that had set off violent clashes between protesters and police. The twin moves were significant concessions to the protesters who have occupied the capital’s main square for two months and fought […]

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