Category: WORLD

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Greek-Australian travel agent sentenced to prison

ilias1 - Jan 03, 2016

Greek-Australian travel agent Alexandra Kamitsis was sentenced to three years and 11 months in prison this week for fraud, after…

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Obama outlines moves to tighten gun control

chris1 - Jan 03, 2016

“On Monday, I’ll meet with our Attorney General, Loretta Lynch, to discuss our options. Because I get too many letters…

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Turkish coast guard rescues 57 stranded on tiny island

ilias1 - Jan 03, 2016

The Turkish coast guard has rescued 57 people who were stranded on a tiny island in the Aegean Sea after…

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Chinese artist Ai Weiwei to create refugee memorial on Lesbos

ilias1 - Jan 03, 2016

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has announced plans to build a memorial on the Greek island of Lesbos to highlight the…

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Turkey: Hitler comment by Erdogan was distorted

chris1 - Jan 03, 2016

Mr. Erdogan, who is pushing to imbue the largely ceremonial presidency with sweeping executive powers, told reporters late Thursday that…

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Putin names United States among threats

chris1 - Jan 03, 2016

The document, 'About the Strategy of National Security of Russian Federation', was signed by President Vladimir Putin on New Year's…

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As 2016 dawns, refugee, migrant flows look set to continue

Sokratis - Jan 02, 2016

Bitter cold, biting winds and rough winter seas have done little to stem the seemingly endless flow of desperate people…

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Dangerous Mediterranean crossing killed record number of migrants in 2015

Sokratis - Jan 02, 2016

More than 3,770 migrants and refugees died in 2015 trying to reach Europe by crossing the Mediterranean Sea, making the…

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Ukraine debates whether to celebrate Christmas twice

Panos - Jan 01, 2016

Ukraine, which marks Christmas on January 7 according to Orthodox Christian tradition, has embarked upon a national debate about whether…

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Germany shuts train stations, Europe heightens security

Panos - Jan 01, 2016

Europe ushered in the New Year with heightened security fears on Friday as German police evacuated two train stations in…

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Fireworks and festivities usher in 2016 around the globe

Panos - Jan 01, 2016

The start of 2016 has been celebrated in style around the world. In Paris, the Champs Elysees was at the…

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Fire breaks out at Dubai hotel ahead of New Year celebration

Panos - Jan 01, 2016

Fire has broken out in the Address Downton Hotel in Dubai close to the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building,…

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Turbulence injures dozens on Air Canada flight

Panos - Jan 01, 2016

An airliner bound for Canada was forced to make an emergency landing after severe turbulence on a flights injured 21…