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Tony Blair’s daughter held at gunpoint in London robbery

Tony Blair’s daughter held at gunpoint in London robbery

Se p 19, – Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair’s barrister daughter Kathryn escaped unhurt after being held at gunpoint by robbers on a central London street. The 29-year-old came face to face with two muggers as she and her boyfriend were walking their dog on Monday night. The two men, one armed with a […]

September 19, 2013 | By | Reply More
Romania: Camp commander accused of 103 deaths

Romania: Camp commander accused of 103 deaths

Sep 19, – A Romanian institute urged prosecutors on Wednesday to bring genocide charges against the Communist commander of a former Romanian labor camp, saying he was responsible for 103 deaths. Ion Ficior, 85, was deputy commander then commander of the Periprava labor camp from 1958 to 1963. The camp in the remote Danube Delta […]

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Russia and France still differ on Syria

Russia and France still differ on Syria

Sep 17, – French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov have held talks on the Syrian crisis. The talks served only to confirm differences of opinion between the countries. The French and Russian foreign ministers, meeting in Moscow on Tuesday, admitted that their two countries differed in their approach to the […]

September 17, 2013 | By | Reply More
Gunman kills 4 in Austria, standoff ongoing

Gunman kills 4 in Austria, standoff ongoing

Sep 17, – A gunman in Austria killed four people, including three police officers, and was firing sporadically Tuesday at police after barricading himself in a farm building, police officials said. SWAT teams blocked off the area around the farm in Melk, a central town in Lower Austria province some 70 kilometers (40 miles) west […]

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Italy to go ahead with Costa Concordia salvage

Italy to go ahead with Costa Concordia salvage

Sep 15, – Italy’s Civil Protection Agency on Sunday waited for favorable weather conditions before giving final approval to the project. Salvage workers have already begun fixing metal chains and cables to raise the 290 meter (951 foot) vessel ahead of the operation, set to begin Monday. “Tomorrow we will show that everything we have […]

September 16, 2013 | By | Reply More
French president doesn’t rule out Syria ‘military option’

French president doesn’t rule out Syria ‘military option’

Sep 15, PARIS — French President Francois Hollande hasn’t ruled out the “military option” against Syria, as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry flies to Paris for talks Monday on how to rid Syria of its chemical weapons stockpile. In a televised address Sunday night, Hollande said: “The military option must remain; otherwise there will […]

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US, Russia agree to deal on Syrian chemical weapons

US, Russia agree to deal on Syrian chemical weapons

Sep 14, – US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov have announced a deal to dispose of Syria’s chemical weapons. The countries had largely taken opposing sides in Syria’s conflict. The joint announcement came just hours into a third day of talks in Geneva aimed at finding a diplomatic solution […]

September 14, 2013 | By | Reply More
British college drops Muslim veil ban amid outcry

British college drops Muslim veil ban amid outcry

Sep 13, – London: One of Britain’s biggest colleges on Friday dropped a ban on Muslim face veils after thousands of people signed a petition against the rule. Birmingham Metropolitan College said on Facebook it would change its policy to allow “individuals to wear specific items of personal clothing to reflect their cultural values. ” […]

September 13, 2013 | By | Reply More
Turkish protests take on a more sectarian air

Turkish protests take on a more sectarian air

Sep 13, ISTANBUL — When demonstrators rocked Turkey in June, their message was clear: an increasingly authoritarian government needed to learn to listen to dissenters and compromise. But a new round of protests set off by the death of a man in a tense border region with Syria appears more complex, sectarian and volatile. The […]

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