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Ukraine seeks to skirt political crisis amid tough MH17 probe

Kiev - Ukraine sought Friday to avoid a political crisis after the shock resignation of its prime minister, as fighting between the army and rebels close to the Malaysian airliner crash site claimed over a dozen more lives.
In the Media by Galina Korba with Dario Thuburn in Grabove (AFP)

Australian journalist jailed in Egypt to appeal

Sydney - Jailed Australian journalist Peter Greste will lodge an appeal against the conviction and seven-year sentence handed down by an Egyptian court, his family said Friday.
In the Media by AFP

Obama to meet Central American leaders on child migrants

Washington - President Barack Obama will meet three Central American leaders Friday to discuss the surge of children crossing the southern US border without parents or papers, in flight from violence and poverty.
In the Media by Ramon Sahmkow (AFP)

White House officials schedule report on Bush era torture

Washington - A Senate Committee has approved measures to declassify information related to torture during the previous Bush administration.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Mourners demand justice for NY man choked by police

New York - Civil rights activist Al Sharpton led hundreds of mourners in demands for justice at the funeral for a black father of six who died after being choked by New York police.
In the Media by AFP

Aboard 'The Beast', migrants fear Texas crackdown

Apizaco - Texas Governor Rick Perry's plan to send troops to reinforce the Mexican border was enough to deter Salvadoran couple Edwin and Sandra, who decided to make a difficult trek through New Mexico instead.
In the Media by Leticia Pineda (AFP) - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Marco Rubio hurts 2016 chances by being intolerant on intolerance

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) claims that there is rising intolerance against religious conservatives. His attempt to portray religious and social conservatives as victims will come back to haunt him.
In the Media by Calvin Wolf - 29 comments

Venezuelan opposition leader Lopez goes on trial

Caracas - Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez went on trial Wednesday on charges of inciting violence during anti-government protests that ultimately left 43 people dead.
In the Media by AFP

Bulgaria PM resigns ahead of snap polls to end crisis

Sofia - Bulgaria's Socialists-backed Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski handed in the resignation of his cabinet Wednesday ahead of snap elections that will seek to end months of political turmoil in the European Union's poorest country.
In the Media by AFP

Russia turns Sochi Olympic site, Crimea into casino zones

Moscow - Russia has designated Sochi's Olympic site and the annexed Crimean peninsula as gambling areas on Wednesday, in a bid to boost investment and tourism.
In the Media by AFP

Britain still exporting arms to Russia

London - Britain is still exporting arms and military equipment to Russia, according to a parliamentary report released Wednesday just hours after Prime Minister David Cameron rapped France for selling weapons to Moscow.
In the Media by AFP

See the video North Korea wants removed from the Internet

Kim Jong-un is shown in this parody of world leaders dancing and goofing off during a digital altered video. While North America and Russia say nothing of their leaders being mocked, North Korea wants the video removed.
In the Media by Micki Hogan - 1 comment

Ben Stein begged for nude photos in texts says former escort

A former escort revealed racy text messages from commentator Ben Stein, where he asked for sexy photos of the pregnant 24-year-old.
In the Media by Eric Morales

Israeli soldier missing in Gaza as deadly bombing continues

Gaza - After an Israeli soldier is confirmed missing by the IDF the bombardment of Gaza continues as a church is struck by Israel.
In the Media by Eric Morales - 2 comments

Transfer of French warships to Russia 'inappropriate': U.S.

Washington - The delivery of French Mistral-class warships to Russia would be "completely inappropriate" given the West's misgivings about Moscow's role in Ukraine, the United States said Tuesday.
In the Media by AFP

Venezuela moves to empty Tower of David skyscraper slum

Caracas - Venezuelan authorities on Tuesday began moving residents out of the Tower of David, a Caracas skyscraper so notorious as a haven for squatters and gangs it was depicted in the US TV series "Homeland.
In the Media by Patricia Clarembaux (AFP)

Britain to hold inquiry into ex-spy Litvinenko's death

London - Britain on Tuesday announced a public inquiry to identify those responsible for the death of Alexander Litvinenko, the former Russian spy who accused the Kremlin from his London deathbed of poisoning him with radioactive tea.
In the Media by Robin Millard (AFP)

'I no longer talk to Obama': Turkey's Erdogan

Istanbul - Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he has stopped talking to US President Barack Obama on the phone, amid growing strains between Ankara and Washington over Syria and the Gaza conflict.
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

NZ First leader pledges to remove GST on food

In a move to break the endless cycle of poverty and improve the overall standard of living in New Zealand, First leader Winston Peters announced plans to eliminate GST from food purchases.
In the Media by Simon Crompton

Berlusconi, freed from sex-trial woes, dreams of political comeback

Rome - Silvio Berlusconi's acquittal in a high-profile sex-for-hire case has boosted the former Italian prime minister's determination to revive his political career, despite his growing isolation in the corridors of power.
In the Media by Laure Brumont (AFP)

Texas governor to send 1,000 troops to Mexico border

Los Angeles - Texas Governor Rick Perry announced plans to send 1,000 military reservists to the state's border with Mexico, to tackle a surge in immigrant children flooding into the United States.
In the Media by AFP

Clashes between Libya army, Islamists kill 16

Benghazi - Sixteen people, most of them soldiers, were killed and 81 injured in clashes between the Libyan army and Islamist fighters in the eastern city of Benghazi, medical and military sources told AFP Tuesday."Most of the dead and injured are soldiers.
In the Media by AFP

Ukraine rebels hand over MH17 black boxes, call ceasefire

Donetsk - Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine on Tuesday handed over two black boxes recovered from the crash site of the MH17 jet to Malaysian officials at a press conference.
In the Media by AFP

UN Council demands MH17 crash site access

New York - With the backing of Russia, the UN Security Council on Monday unanimously condemned the downing of a Malaysian passenger jet and demanded full access to the crash site in rebel-held east Ukraine.
In the Media by AFP

Russia under fire as train with MH17 bodies leaves rebel station

Torez - Western powers on Monday ratcheted up the pressure on Moscow over the Malaysian plane disaster, as a train loaded with some 280 bodies was finally allowed to leave a rebel-held station four days after the jet crashed in strife-torn east Ukraine.
In the Media by Marion Thibaut with Stephane Orjollet in Donetsk (AFP)

MH17 bodies to be handed over to Netherlands: Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur - The remains of Flight MH17 victims will be handed over to the Netherlands, while Malaysia will receive the doomed plane's black boxes after Kuala Lumpur struck a breakthrough deal with Ukrainian separatists on Monday.
In the Media by Julia Zappei (AFP)

Iran complying with nuclear deal: UN watchdog

Vienna - Iran has eliminated all its most sensitive nuclear material in line with an interim deal struck with world powers, a new UN atomic agency report showed Monday.
In the Media by Sim Sim Wissgott (AFP)

Ukraine civilians flee deadly fighting on edge of Donetsk

Donetsk - Terrified civilians fled as intense clashes Monday between Ukrainian government troops and pro-Russian rebels left at least four people dead on the outskirts of the insurgent bastion of Donetsk.
In the Media by Stephane Orjollet (AFP) - 1 comment

Dutch experts inspect MH17 bodies as Russia hits back

Torez - Dutch forensic experts on Monday were examining bodies from the MH17 plane disaster being held at an east Ukraine train station as Kiev and insurgents wrangled over the fate of the remains.
In the Media by Marion Thibaut with Stephane Orjollet in Donetsk (AFP)

Battle for Libya airport leaves at least 47 dead

Tripoli - Islamist-led militiamen have stepped up their assault on Libya's main airport, controlled by rival fighters, which the health ministry said Monday had left at least 47 dead in a week.
In the Media by Imed Lamloum (AFP)
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