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Turkey's rights record under fire at UN

Geneva - Turkey faced harsh criticism Tuesday at a United Nations review of its rights record, with diplomats condemning intimidation of journalists and brutal police crackdowns on demonstrators.

Kammenos: From conservative rebel to Greek PM's unlikely ally

Athens - Panos Kammenos, whose nationalist Independent Greeks party has entered into an unlikely coalition government with the radical left-wing Syriza, once walked the corridors of parliament wearing a T-shirt that read: "Greece is not for sale.

Greece names hardline anti-bailout finance minister

Athens - Greece named radical left-wing economist Yanis Varoufakis its new finance minister on Tuesday, giving him the mammoth task of leading negotiations with international creditors over the country's bailout.

Obama meets new Saudi king to shore up ties

Riyadh - US President Barack Obama led a heavyweight delegation to Saudi Arabia on Tuesday to meet new King Salman and shore up ties that have suffered in recent years.The longstanding allies remain bound by shared interests in regional stability and oil.

Obama tackles IS fight, Iran with new Saudi king

Riyadh - US President Barack Obama led a heavyweight delegation to Saudi Arabia Tuesday to meet new King Salman and discussed the two countries' ongoing fight against the Islamic State group.

Russian ex-spy may have been poisoned twice, inquiry told

London - An inquiry into the radiation poisoning of a former Russian spy opened on Tuesday with claims that there may have been an earlier assassination bid in the most sensational espionage case since the Cold War.

Australian PM faces backlash over royal 'knightmare'

Sydney - Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott was on Tuesday facing a backlash over his surprise move to knight Britain's Prince Philip which has prompted ridicule and questions about his leadership even from conservative supporters.

Ex-CIA officer in leak case found guilty of espionage

Washington - A former CIA officer was convicted of espionage charges for having leaked to a New York Times journalist classified details of a secret operation to thwart Iran's nuclear program.

US Secret Service recovers drone from White House grounds

Washington - A small drone crash-landed on the grounds of the White House early Monday, prompting officials to declare a security lockdown until they were able to determine that it posed no risk.

Haiti urges UN to keep troops in country

Port-au-prince - The Haitian government urged the United Nations Security Council against cutting its troop presence ahead of crucial elections.

Crisis-hit Venezuela bars ex-presidents from talks with opposition

Caracas - Venezuela, which has accused a pair of Latin American ex-presidents of trying to spark a coup, on Sunday denied them permission to speak to jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez.

Ten go on trial in France for 'exploiting' frail L'Oreal heiress

Bordeaux - Ten people close to France's richest woman Liliane Bettencourt go on trial Monday charged with exploiting the frail L'Oreal heiress in an explosive drama that began with a family feud and put a president in the court's crosshairs.

Eyeing elections as growth resumes, Spain PM takes swipe at hard-left

Madrid - Hailing Spain's improving economic health under his conservative government's stewardship, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy warned austerity-weary voters against the temptation to back popular hard-left Podemos party in elections due this year.

DR Congo lawmakers adopt new electoral law after deadly protests

Kinshasa - Parliament in the Democratic Republic of Congo voted on Sunday in favour of a new election law after deadly protests erupted over opposition charges it would extend President Joseph Kabila's term in office.

Yemen parliament postpones meeting on president resignation

Sanaa - Yemen's parliament on Sunday again postponed an extraordinary session which had been due to discuss President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi's resignation, prolonging the power vacuum gripping the country.

Thousands march in Venezuela over economic crisis, shortages

Caracas - Demonstrators against Venezuela's economic crisis -- facing sky-high inflation and shortages of food and consumer goods -- took to the streets in their thousands Saturday, banging pots and demanding an end to President Nicolas Maduro's term.

DR Congo drops contested part of election bill after deadly protests

Kinshasa - The Democratic Republic of Congo's lawmakers on Saturday agreed to scrap a contested part of an electoral bill that triggered days of deadly protests over claims it would have enabled President Joseph Kabila to extend his grip on power.

Iran lawmakers drafting law on nuclear enrichment hike

Tehran - Iran's parliament has started to draft a law that would allow the country's nuclear scientists to intensify their uranium enrichment, a step that could complicate ongoing talks with world powers.

Thousands rally against Shiite militia in Yemen capital

Sanaa - Thousands of Yemenis took to the streets of Sanaa Saturday in the biggest protest yet against a Shiite militia takeover of the capital that has plunged the country into turmoil.

40 dead in DR Congo protests: Human Rights Watch

Kinshasa - Forty people have died in protests in the Democratic Republic of Congo against President Joseph Kabila, Human Rights Watch said on Saturday, accusing security forces of using excessive force and then trying to remove evidence.

Thousands rally against Shiite militia in Yemen capital

Sanaa - Thousands of Yemenis took to the streets of Sanaa on Saturday in the largest demonstration against Huthis since the Shiite militiamen overran the capital in September.

Hong Kong Occupy protest leaders arrested

Hong Kong - The original founders of Hong Kong's pro-democracy Occupy movement were arrested and released Saturday as the city's police chief defended the investigation into mass protests, saying it was not "a show".

U.S. spies link Litvinenko killing to Kremlin

London - U.S. spies intercepted communications between the chief suspects in the murder case of Russian former spy Alexander Litvinenko, linking his poisoning to the Russian state, Britain's Daily Telegraph reported Saturday.

Security Council delegation visits Haiti

Port-au-prince - United Nations Security Council members arrived in Haiti for a three-day visit to urge the government to hold long-delayed elections in order to stem a mounting political crisis.

DR Congo Senate backs down on electoral bill after deadly clashes

Kinshasa - After days of deadly protests, the Democratic Republic of Congo's Senate backed down Friday on a hotly-contested electoral bill enabling President Joseph Kabila to extend his hold on power.

Impeached ex-Thai PM decries 'death of democracy'

Bangkok - Embattled former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra decried the "death of democracy" in Thailand Friday after the junta-stacked parliament impeached her and prosecutors announced corruption charges that could see her jailed.

Saudi King Abdullah dies: Royal court statement 

Riyadh - Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz died on Friday and was replaced by Crown Prince Salman, the OPEC-kingpin's royal court said in a statement.The late monarch's half brother Moqren was named crown prince, according to the statement.

Spain ex-ruling party bigwig bailed in graft probe

Madrid - An ex-treasurer of Spain's ruling party was released from prison late Thursday after posting bail pending his corruption trial, throwing the spotlight back on a scandal that has embarrassed the government months before a general election.

Portuguese parliament votes against gay couples adopting

Lisbon - Portugal's parliament on Thursday rejected draft laws to allow gay couples to adopt children, despite a strong vote in favour by the left-wing Socialists which left the margin smaller than ever.

French PM raises eyebrows again with 'settlement policy'

Paris - French Prime Minister Manuel Valls created a stir on Thursday when he called for a "settlement policy" to fight against the "ghettoisation" of neighbourhoods with strong immigrant populations.
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