Man Throws Grenade at US Embassy in Montenegro, Kills Self

Man Throws Grenade at US Embassy in Montenegro, Kills Self

Feb/22 By

Montenegro says an attacker threw a grenade at the U.S. Embassy in the capital of the Balkan state then killed himself with another explosive device. The area was sealed off by police, and the embassy warned Americans to avoid the area because of “an active security situation.” Montenegro’s government said …

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Explosive Device Kills 2 French Soldiers in Mali

Explosive Device Kills 2 French Soldiers in Mali

Feb/21 By

Two members of a French counterterrorism force in Mali were killed Wednesday when an improvised explosive device hit their armored vehicle in a border region with Niger, authorities said. French President Emmanuel Macron’s office said a soldier and an officer were killed in the explosion. A statement by Defense Minister Florence …

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Protests in Greece Swell Against Property Auctions

Protests in Greece Swell Against Property Auctions

Feb/21 By

Greece’s powerful Communist Party has vowed to step up protests against online auctions of homes with defaulted mortgages, putting more pressure on the government which has promised bailout creditors it will speed up the auction process. More than 2,000 protesters from the party’s labor union took part in a rally …

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Oxfam Investigates New Claims Of Sexual Misconduct

Oxfam Investigates New Claims Of Sexual Misconduct

Feb/21 By

British aid agency Oxfam says it is investigating dozens of new allegations of sexual misconduct. It follows revelations last week that some Oxfam staff in Haiti paid sex workers in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake. As Henry Ridgwell reports from London, the scandal looks set to mark a watershed …

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Macron to Propose Tighter Asylum Rules in Test of Parliamentary Majority

Macron to Propose Tighter Asylum Rules in Test of Parliamentary Majority

Feb/21 By

Emmanuel Macron’s government will on Wednesday propose toughening France’s immigration and asylum laws amid strident criticism from human rights groups, in a move that will test the unity of his left-and-right majority. The bill will double to 90 days the time for which illegal migrants can be detained and shorten …

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Polish Minister Backs Idea to Create ‘Polocaust’ Museum

Polish Minister Backs Idea to Create ‘Polocaust’ Museum

Feb/21 By

Polish Deputy Culture Minister Jaroslaw Sellin on Tuesday backed a call for building a “Polokaust” museum to commemorate Poles killed by the Nazis during World War II. This month Poland sparked international criticism, including from Israel and the United States, when it approved a law that imposes jail terms for …

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Oxfam CEO Reveals 26 New Cases of Sexual Misconduct

Oxfam CEO Reveals 26 New Cases of Sexual Misconduct

Feb/20 By

The chief executive officer of British charity Oxfam said Tuesday the organization was investigating 26 new cases of sexual misconduct. Mark Goldring told a parliamentary committee in London the new cases were related to the charity’s international operation. “There are 26 cases that have come forward,” Goldring said, adding, “We …

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Vatican Special Envoy Hears Sex Abuse Victim Testimony in Chile

Vatican Special Envoy Hears Sex Abuse Victim Testimony in Chile

Feb/20 By

The Vatican’s top sexual abuse investigator said he had started taking testimony on Tuesday from victims in the Chilean capital, where he is looking into accusations that a bishop appointed by Pope Francis covered up crimes against minors. Archbishop Charles Scicluna of Malta was sent to Chile after the pope …

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Pro-Syrian Troops Retreat from Kurdish Enclave of Afrin

Pro-Syrian Troops Retreat from Kurdish Enclave of Afrin

Feb/20 By

Pro-Syrian government troops enroute to Syria’s Afrin region, a Kurdish area where Turkish troops have mounted a month-long offensive, retreated Tuesday after Turkish artillery fired warning shots, according to Turkey’s state-run Anadolu news agency. The Syrian Kurdish militia and Syrian Observatory for Human Rights founder Rami Abdul Rahman confirmed the …

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How US Coal Deal Warms Ukraine’s Ties With Trump

How US Coal Deal Warms Ukraine’s Ties With Trump

Feb/20 By

For the first time in Ukraine’s history, U.S. anthracite is helping to keep the lights on and the heating going this winter following a deal that has also helped to warm Kyiv’s relations with President Donald Trump. The Ukrainian state-owned company that imported the coal told Reuters that the deal …

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