10 Dead as Ships Catch Fire Off Crimea 

10 Dead as Ships Catch Fire Off Crimea 

Jan/22 By

At least 10 people are dead after two Tanzanian-flagged ships caught fire Monday in the Kerch Strait off the coast of Russian-annexed Crimea.  Russian authorities said at least 12 people were rescued, but the rest are missing.  The ships, the Kandy and the Maestro, had crews that were nationals from …

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Greek Parliament Begins Debate on Deal with Macedonia

Greek Parliament Begins Debate on Deal with Macedonia

Jan/22 By

Greece’s parliament began to debate Monday a deal that would normalize Greek relations with Macedonia, a day after violent protests against the accord broke out in Athens. Parliamentary officials have tentatively scheduled a vote for Thursday on the deal, which calls for Macedonia to change its name and for Greece …

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Russia: 2 Ships Catch Fire in Black Sea, 10 Sailors Dead

Russia: 2 Ships Catch Fire in Black Sea, 10 Sailors Dead

Jan/21 By

Two Tanzanian-flagged commercial vessels caught fire in the Black Sea, leaving at least 10 sailors dead, Russian officials said Monday. Seven sailors were missing. The Federal Agency for the Sea and River Transport said the fire erupted while fuel was being pumped from one tanker to another. The blaze also …

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Erdogan: Turkey Ready to Take Over Security in Syria’s Manbij

Erdogan: Turkey Ready to Take Over Security in Syria’s Manbij

Jan/21 By

Turkey is ready to take over security in the Kurdish-controlled Syrian city of Manbij, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Sunday. Erdogan’s office says the president spoke to U.S. President Donald Trump by telephone Sunday, days after an Islamic State attack in the city killed 19 people, including three U.S. service …

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Pope Rolls Out Prayer App for Youth

Pope Rolls Out Prayer App for Youth

Jan/21 By

Pope Francis introduced a digital application that enables the faithful to pray with him, swiping a tablet on Sunday, January 20, to showcase the “click to pray” app ahead of the World Youth Day 2019, which takes place in Panama January 22-27. The Vatican has launched the new multiplatform service …

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Car Bomb Blast in Northern Ireland; No Injuries Reported

Car Bomb Blast in Northern Ireland; No Injuries Reported

Jan/20 By

Northern Ireland police and politicians have condemned a “reckless” car bombing outside a courthouse in the city of Londonderry. The device was placed inside a hijacked delivery vehicle and exploded Saturday night as police, who had received a warning, were evacuating the area. There were no reports of injuries. The …

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Survivors: Up to 117 Missing From Sunken Boat Off Libya 

Survivors: Up to 117 Missing From Sunken Boat Off Libya 

Jan/20 By

Three survivors of the sinking of a rubber dinghy in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Libya say up to 117 other migrants were aboard at the time, a U.N. migration official said Saturday.  It appeared to be the latest tragedy on the dangerous central Mediterranean route from North …

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Clashes Break Out in France in Latest ‘Yellow Vest’ Protest

Clashes Break Out in France in Latest ‘Yellow Vest’ Protest

Jan/20 By

Clashes broke out throughout France on Saturday, as an estimated 84,000 “yellow vest” demonstrators took to the streets in a 10th consecutive weekend of protests against President Emmanuel Macron’s government.  The demonstrations passed off relatively peacefully in Paris where 7,000 turned up, although Reuters Television reporters saw scuffles briefly break out between police and demonstrators, some wearing masks, …

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Greeks Plan Massive Rally to Protest Deal With Macedonia

Greeks Plan Massive Rally to Protest Deal With Macedonia

Jan/19 By

Demonstrators in Greece are planning a massive rally Sunday to protest a deal that would normalize Greek relations with Macedonia. Greeks have been divided over the deal, in which Macedonia will change its name to the Republic of North Macedonia and Greece will drop its objections to the Balkan country’s …

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Russians Plunge Into Icy Waters to Mark Feast of Epiphany

Russians Plunge Into Icy Waters to Mark Feast of Epiphany

Jan/19 By

Across Russia, the devout and the daring are observing the Orthodox Christian feast day of Epiphany by immersing themselves in frigid water through holes cut through the ice of lakes and rivers. Epiphany celebrates the revelation of Jesus Christ as the incarnation of God through his baptism in the River …

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