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Use "weapons of love" to fight evil of terrorism, pope says on Easter

🕔2016-03-27 13:49:10

  Pope Francis urged the world in his Easter message on Sunday to use the "weapons of love" to combat the evil of "blind and brutal violence", following the attacks in Brussels. After a week of sombre religious events commemorating Jesus' death, Francis said an Easter Sunday Mass under tight security for tens of thousands of people ...

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DPRK successfully tests solid-fuel engine rocket

DPRK successfully tests solid-fuel engine rocket

🕔2016-03-24 10:35:56

  The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea”DPRK” announced that it has successfully tested a solid-fuel engine that boosted the power of its ballistic rockets. The Korean Central News Agency “KCNA” reported Thursday that the test was supervised by Leader Kim Jong Un who said that “the successful test helped boost the power of ballistic rockets capable of ...

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Australian girl on terror charges 'wanted to send $3,760 to IS'

Australian girl on terror charges 'wanted to send $3,760 to IS'

🕔2016-03-24 09:30:39

  A 16-year-old Sydney schoolgirl facing terrorism financing charges was refused bail Thursday as an Australian court heard she was allegedly plotting to send AU$5,000 (US$3,760) to the Islamic State group. The teenager, who cannot be named under Australian law due to her age, cried after a magistrate in a Sydney court said she was to be ...

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Belgian capital no stranger to terror

Belgian capital no stranger to terror

🕔2016-03-22 18:16:12

  The Belgian capital is no stranger to associations with terror, with tensions heightened following the devastating attacks in Paris in November that killed 130 people. Explosions at Brussels' airport and at a downtown metro stop killed at least 26 people and wounded scores of others on Tuesday. Belgium's federal prosecutor confirmed that the explosions at the airport were a suicide attack. The blasts came days ...

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A “Flydubai” flight crashes in southern Russia, 61 people on board reported killed

A “Flydubai” flight crashes in southern Russia, 61 people on board reported killed

🕔2016-03-19 10:39:35

  A Flydubai Boeing-737 crashed Saturday while landing in the southern Russian city of Rostov; all 61 passengers and crew on board reported killed. “FlyDubai was flying from Dubai to Rostov with 61 people on board including 6 crew members; Russia today reported citing emergency agencies at Rostov. Meanwhile, Russian Emergency Ministry indicated that the plane smashed into ...

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Obama to declassify US military records on Argentina’s ‘Dirty War’ - White House

Obama to declassify US military records on Argentina’s ‘Dirty War’ - White House

🕔2016-03-18 11:28:51

  President Barack Obama will move to declassify US military and intelligence records related to Argentina’s “Dirty War,” the White House said Thursday. The move is aiming to bring closure to questions of US involvement in a notorious chapter in Argentina’s history, AP said. The US president’s visit to Buenos Aires next week coincides with the ...

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French police arrest 4 for planning Paris attack

French police arrest 4 for planning Paris attack

🕔2016-03-17 10:24:42

  French police arrested four Islamist radicals on Wednesday on suspicion they were planning “an imminent attack in central Paris,” TF1 television said. Three men and one woman were arrested at dawn in Paris and the nearby northern suburb of Seine-Saint-Denis by anti-terrorism police, Reuters said, citing the report. Security forces had files on them for ...

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Survey: Nearly two-thirds of Czechs oppose taking in war refugees

Survey: Nearly two-thirds of Czechs oppose taking in war refugees

🕔2016-02-15 15:57:18

  About two out of three Czechs oppose taking in refugees from war zones, according to an opinion poll published on Monday, reflecting growing anti-migrant sentiment in a country that has taken a tough stance on migrants and refugees. Central European nations have opposed quotas for sharing asylum-seekers among European Union members, and Czech President Milos Zeman ...

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Moscow won't allow Turkey to import goods to Russia through Iran

Moscow won't allow Turkey to import goods to Russia through Iran

🕔2016-02-15 14:15:57

  Moscow will not permit the import of Turkish products to the country via Iran, according to Russian Special Presidential Envoy on Afghanistan Zamir Kabulov.   Moscow has warned Tehran that while expanding their bilateral cooperation in the food sector, it would not permit the import of Turkish goods through Iran, Russian Special Presidential Envoy on Afghanistan Zamir ...

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Chinese envoy in Geneva: China will do its best to make dialogue successful

Chinese envoy in Geneva: China will do its best to make dialogue successful

🕔2016-02-03 09:50:52

  Chinese envoy to the UN in Geneva Wu Hailong said on Tuesday that China, as a friendly country to Syria, will do its best to make the Syrian-Syrian talks a success. “I am very happy because negotiations have started, and we hope all sides enjoy flexibility and achieve progress as this is in the interest of ...

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Merkel expects most Syrian and Iraqi refugees to return home once conflict is over

Merkel expects most Syrian and Iraqi refugees to return home once conflict is over

🕔2016-02-01 12:30:36

  Chancellor Angela Merkel has said she expects most Syrian and Iraqi refugees to return home once the conflict in their home countries has ended. She urged other European countries to offer more help. Speaking at a regional party meeting, Chancellor Angela Merkel sought to moderate the criticism which has grown over her open-door policy towards refugees ...

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Sweden plans to expel up to 80,000 failed asylum seekers

Sweden plans to expel up to 80,000 failed asylum seekers

🕔2016-01-28 15:21:22

  Sweden intends to expel up to 80,000 migrants who arrived in 2015 and whose application for asylum has been rejected, Interior Minister Anders Ygeman said on Wednesday. "We are talking about 60,000 people but the number could climb to 80,000," the minister was quoted as saying by Swedish media, adding that the government had asked the ...

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Italian defense minister warns about uncoordinated action on Libya

Italian defense minister warns about uncoordinated action on Libya

🕔2016-01-28 14:24:19

  In an interview with local media, Italian Defense Minister ruled out her country taking unilateral action in Libya. Italian Defense Minister Roberta Pinotti ruled out her country taking unilateral action in Libya, saying efforts to resolve the Libyan crisis must be coordinated internationally, in an interview with local media published Thursday. "In the last month, we have ...

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Afghanistan ready for ‘immediate renewal’ of peace talks with Taliban

Afghanistan ready for ‘immediate renewal’ of peace talks with Taliban

🕔2016-01-26 14:01:22

  The government of Afghanistan is ready to immediately resume peace talks with the Taliban movement, Afghan Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani said during a visit to Beijing on Tuesday. The issue could be decided only through a peaceful way, he said, adding that Pakistan will support the settlement. Rabbani stressed that the violence in Afghanistan should ...

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About 100 arrests in Iran over Saudi embassy attack

About 100 arrests in Iran over Saudi embassy attack

🕔2016-01-25 09:19:57

  About 100 people suspected of attacks on Saudi Arabia’s embassy in Tehran have been arrested, with some of them later being released, Iran's judiciary spokesman Gholam Hossein Mohseni Ejehi said, AP reports, citing Iranian TV. Protesters attacked the Saudi embassy in the Iranian capital after the Gulf kingdom executed a prominent Shiite cleric on January ...

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ISIS threatens attacks on Spain

ISIS threatens attacks on Spain

🕔2016-01-23 15:01:00

  ISIS has threatened attacks on Spain in their latest propaganda video, declaring: "We will recover our land from the invaders." A map was previously shared showing the areas Isis plans to have under control by 2020, including Spain and large parts of Asia and Africa. The video shows an ancient map of the Iberian Peninsula turning ...

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Tweet Dreams: Micro-Blogging Service Twitter Down Worldwide

Tweet Dreams: Micro-Blogging Service Twitter Down Worldwide

🕔2016-01-19 14:49:55

  Social networking service Twitter broke down early Tuesday - for the second time in 24 hours. The microblog was reportedly inaccessible in several countries, including Russia, the United States, the United Arab Emirates and the Netherlands. A message on Twitter said that something went wrong technically.   ...

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Turkish carriers suspend flights to Russia

Turkish carriers suspend flights to Russia

🕔2016-01-06 10:06:28

  Two of Turkey's privately owned airlines, Pegasus Airlines and Onur Air, have suspended flights to Russia following new visa restrictions that Russia had introduced starting January 1. Both airlines claim that its flight crew failed to obtain a visa. Pegasus said that passengers scheduled to fly before January 13 can get a refund. Onur Air said it ...

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Militants from Syria and Iraq were said to be planning attack in Germany

Militants from Syria and Iraq were said to be planning attack in Germany

🕔2016-01-01 13:56:23

  Germany received a tip hours before midnight that militants from Iraq and Syria were planning attacks in Munich but police have been unable to find the suspects and are not even sure if they are in the country, the Munich police chief said on Friday. Hubertus Andrae told a news conference that German officials had received ...

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Norway to propose ‘less attractive’ rules for asylum seekers

Norway to propose ‘less attractive’ rules for asylum seekers

🕔2015-12-29 14:47:53

  Norwegian Immigration Minister Sylvie Listhaug has said the government will propose measures on Tuesday to tighten asylum rules. The measures, which will need parliamentary approval, include restrictions on who can get refugee status in Norway. The new rules will “make it less attractive” for asylum-seekers to come to Norway, Listhaug said. Currently Oslo awards refugee ...

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One dead in explosion at Istanbul airport

One dead in explosion at Istanbul airport

🕔2015-12-23 13:38:49

  An explosion at Istanbul's second-largest airport on Wednesday killed one cleaner on an airplane and injured another, Dogan news agency said, adding authorities were investigating whether the blast was caused by a bomb. Budget carrier Pegasus said the explosion at Sabiha Gokcen airport on the Asian side of the city occurred at 2:05 a.m. (0005 GMT), ...

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Turkey forces kill 23 Kurdish militants in southeast towns

Turkey forces kill 23 Kurdish militants in southeast towns

🕔2015-12-17 10:12:54

  Turkish security forces have killed 23 Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants during two days of operations in Silopi and Cizre in southeast Turkey, state-run Anadolu Agency said Thursday. The two towns, near the Syrian and Iraqi borders in the southeastern province of Sirnak, were placed under curfew Monday night, Reuters reported. Turkey earlier launched operations ...

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Islamic State says California killers of 14 were their followers

Islamic State says California killers of 14 were their followers

🕔2015-12-05 14:37:29

    Islamic State said on Saturday that a married couple who killed 14 people in California in an attack the FBI is investigating as an "act of terrorism" were followers of the militant group based in Syria and Iraq. The group's declaration, in an online radio broadcast comes three days after U.S.-born Syed Rizwan Farook, 28, and ...

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Turkey and Russia halt negotiations over “Turkish Stream” – energy minister

Turkey and Russia halt negotiations over “Turkish Stream” – energy minister

🕔2015-12-03 13:34:06

  Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said that all negotiations over the Turkish Stream pipeline have been suspended. Alexander Novak confirmed that at present all intergovernmental negotiations between the two countries over the Turkish Stream pipeline construction are suspended.  Earlier Gazprom chief executive Alexei Miller said Turkey could directly appeal to Russia for negotiations over the proposed Turkish Stream natural gas pipeline —  if the ...

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Russian foreign exchange students in Turkey to be returned to Russia

Russian foreign exchange students in Turkey to be returned to Russia

🕔2015-12-01 13:55:38

  According to Russia’s Education and Sciences Ministry’s press service, Russian foreign exchange students studying in Turkey will be returned to Russia. Russian foreign exchange students studying in Turkey will be returned to Russia as soon as possible, Russia’s Education and Sciences Ministry’s press service said Tuesday. "All of the students located in the Turkish Republic on exchange programs will be returned to Russia in the shortest ...

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