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Jail Term for Turkish Policeman Who Tear Gassed ‘Lady in Red’

Jail Term for Turkish Policeman Who Tear Gassed ‘Lady in Red’

Jan 16, – Turkish prosecutors want a policeman to go to jail for three years for tear-gassing a protester who became known as the “woman in red”, reports say. Fatih Zengin is accused of using excessive force against Ceyda Sungur, who was standing a short distance away and not behaving aggressively. Ms Sungur became a […]

January 16, 2014 | By | Reply More
Ukraine warns church to stop outdoor services for protesters

Ukraine warns church to stop outdoor services for protesters

Jan 15, – The Ukrainian government has threatened to outlaw the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church for holding prayer services for opposition protesters occupying Kiev’s central square. The culture ministry on Monday sent a letter to the head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk, accusing its priests of “breaking the law” by […]

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5 killed in shootout in Russian region of Dagestan

5 killed in shootout in Russian region of Dagestan

Jan 15, Russia – A shootout between security forces and militants in the volatile Russian region of Dagestan killed five people, authorities said. The gunbattle broke out after militants barricaded themselves inside a home in the village of Karlanyurt, Dagestan Investigative Committee spokesman Rasul Temirbekov told The Associated Press. The fatalities included three security force […]

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Spanish riots leave 11 police injured; 40 arrested

Spanish riots leave 11 police injured; 40 arrested

Jan 14, Madrid – Spanish officials say riots in the northern city of Burgos have left 11 police injured and 40 people have been arrested after protesters began attacking police vehicles, burning garbage containers and breaking windows. Rioting began Sunday night as residents of Burgos’ Gamonal district objected to city hall plans to redesign a […]

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Survivors mark second anniversary of Costa Concordia tragedy

Survivors mark second anniversary of Costa Concordia tragedy

Jan 13, Italy – Survivors of the capsized Costa Concordia are commemorating the second anniversary of the grounding off Tuscany that killed 32 people with a candlelight march on Giglio island and a moment of silence in the courtroom where the captain is on trial. Relatives of the dead also threw a wreath into the […]

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Kurds rally in Paris over activist killing

Kurds rally in Paris over activist killing

Jan 13, – Thousands of Kurdish demonstrators from around Europe marched in Paris on Saturday to call for a speedier investigation into the murder of three Kurdish activists a year ago. Sakine Cansiz, a founder of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in the early 1980s, and two other Kurdish women were found shot dead in […]

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Italian navy rescues over 400 migrants in 24 hours

Italian navy rescues over 400 migrants in 24 hours

Jan 12, Rome – The Italian navy rescued more than 400 migrants from two boats south of Sicily on Saturday and Sunday as the immigration crisis that killed hundreds in shipwrecks last year continued. On Saturday afternoon, 236 men, women and children, mostly from Africa, were rescued and were being taken to a port near […]

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Ukrainians rally amid fury at opposition leader’s beating

Ukrainians rally amid fury at opposition leader’s beating

Jan 12, Kiev – An estimated 50,000 pro-Western Ukrainians massed on Sunday in the heart of Kiev amid swelling anger over the bloody beating of prominent former minister turned opposition leader Yuriy Lutsenko. The 49-year-old member of jailed ex-premier Yulia Tymoshenko’s cabinet was transferred out of intensive care on Saturday evening after being attacked by […]

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Turkey: Anti-Erdogan protest amid vast corruption probe

Turkey: Anti-Erdogan protest amid vast corruption probe

Jan 12, – Ankara – Tens of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Turkey’s capital Ankara Saturday in protest against Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government, which has been rocked by a vast corruption probe. The government also signalled it may back down on a contentious bid to curb the judges’ powers as […]

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Protesters, Police Clash In Ukraine Former Minister Injured

Protesters, Police Clash In Ukraine Former Minister Injured

Jan 11, – Several people have been injured in clashes between protesters and riot police in the Ukrainian capital Kiev. Former interior minister and leading opposition figure Yuriy Lutsenko was among those wounded. The violence broke out after three activists were earlier jailed over an alleged terror plot. The unrest took place amid ongoing anti-government […]

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