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Iran says Obama nuclear remarks 'unacceptable'

Tehran - Iran's foreign minister rejected Tuesday as "unacceptable" remarks by US President Barack Obama who said a minimum 10-year nuclear deal offered the best hope of avoiding an atomic-armed Tehran.

Indian state bans beef, introduces jail time for possession

Mumbai - India's western state of Maharashtra has introduced a ban on beef so strict that even possession could land you in jail for five years, media reports and the chief minister said Tuesday.

Madonna wants 'a drink' with French far-right leader Le Pen

Paris - Madonna wants to "sit down and have a drink" with France's far-right leader Marine Le Pen to hear out the woman she once demonised on stage by showing a picture of her with a swastika on her forehead.

Thousands pay last respects to slain Putin critic

Moscow - Thousands of mourners turned out Tuesday to pay a last homage to slain Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, gunned down near the Kremlin in the most stunning assassination of Vladimir Putin's rule.

Anti-Islamist general named Libya army chief

Benghazi - A once-retired general leading a sweeping offensive against Islamists has been named head of the Libyan army loyal to the country's internationally recognised parliament, an official said, in a move expected to deepen divisions in the conflict-riven na...

Latvian MEP says barred from entering Russia for Nemtsov funeral

Riga - Latvian MEP Sandra Kalniete who planned to attend the funeral of slain Russian opposition activist Boris Nemtsov said Monday she had been refused entry into Russia at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport.

Polish, Latvian officials barred from entering Russia for Nemtsov funeral

Warsaw - Senior Polish and Latvian officials who sought to attend the Moscow funeral of slain Russian opposition activist Boris Nemtsov said Monday they had been denied entry into Russia on the eve of the ceremony.

German ex-MP makes payment to end 'child porn' trial

Berlin - A German former lawmaker Monday agreed to pay 5,000 euros ($5,600) and admit guilt on child pornography charges in exchange for a court halting his high-profile trial.

Nemtsov murder witness says blocked from leaving Moscow

Moscow - The Ukrainian model girlfriend of slain Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov complained Monday she was being blocked from leaving Moscow, as authorities vowed to solve the most shocking political assassination of Vladimir Putin's rule.

Nemtsov murder witness says blocked from leaving Russia

Moscow - The chief witness to the murder of Russian protest leader Boris Nemtsov, a Ukrainian model by his side when he was shot dead, complained Monday of being kept under guard in Moscow.

Namibia leader wins $5m Mo Ibrahim African leadership prize

Nairobi - Namibia's outgoing president was on Monday named winner of the Mo Ibrahim Prize for "good governance" in Africa, the world's richest award that has seen a dearth of worthy candidates.

New Uruguay leader takes over from pot-friendly farmer

Montevideo - Tabare Vazquez was sworn in as Uruguay's new president, returning to office a decade after first leading the left to power and drawing a curtain on folksy farmer Jose Mujica's colorful rule.

Detained Ukrainian lawmaker released from custody in Moscow

Moscow - A Ukrainian lawmaker said Sunday he was detained by Russian police ahead of a Moscow march to honour opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, who was gunned down near the Kremlin.

Supporters rally for embattled Argentine president

Buenos Aires - Tens of thousands of supporters rallied Sunday for Argentine President Cristina Kirchner, days after a judge dismissed allegations brought against her by a prosecutor who died mysteriously.

Spanish PM hits back at Greece's Tsipras in austerity row

Madrid - Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Sunday called on his Greek counterpart to get "serious" about his country's debt-wracked economy, after Alexis Tsipras accused eurozone partners of undermining its negotiations with Brussels.

Israel's Netanyahu brings Iran nuclear fight to Washington

Washington - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ramps up his mission to foil an emerging White House-backed nuclear deal with Iran with a speech on Monday to the powerful pro-Israel AIPAC lobby.

Turkey's Kurdish rebels hail 'historic' disarmament call

Istanbul - Kurdish rebels on Sunday hailed as "historic" a call for disarmament made by their jailed leader and said Turkey should speed up reforms to move the peace process forward.

New Uruguay leader takes over from pot-friendly farmer

Montevideo - Tabare Vazquez was sworn in as president of Uruguay Sunday, returning to office a decade after first leading the left to power and drawing a curtain on folksy farmer Jose Mujica's colorful rule.

Tens of thousands march for slain Russian opposition leader Nemtsov

Moscow - Tens of thousands of people marched in central Moscow to honour the memory of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, who was gunned down near the Kremlin in the highest-profile assassination during Vladimir Putin's rule.

German finance chief softens tone, says Greece 'needs time'

Berlin - German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said Sunday Greece's new hard-left government needs "a bit of time" but is committed to implementing necessary reforms to resolve its debt crisis.

Faded seaside towns are fertile ground for UKIP

Kirkoswald - Deprived of tourists by the advent of cheap foreign holidays, many of Britain's faded seaside towns have become pockets of deprivation -- and fertile territory for the populist, anti-European UK Independence Party (UKIP).

Memorial rally in Moscow for slain Russian opposition leader

Moscow - Supporters of Boris Nemtsov were preparing to march through Moscow Sunday afternoon in an outpouring of anger and grief at the brutal murder of the opposition leader and fervent critic of Vladimir Putin, who has vowed to bring the killers to justice.

Brother of ex-guard to Kagame feared dead Special

The young brother of a high-caliber target of the Rwandan government has disappeared at the hands of intelligence operatives and is feared dead, amid a growing crackdown against President Paul Kagame’s inner circle.

Uruguay's pot-friendly farmer president prepares to step down

Colonia Del Sacramento - Known for his push to legalize cannabis, spartan lifestyle and devotion to his three-legged dog, Uruguay's outspoken President Jose "Pepe" Mujica will step down Sunday more popular than ever.

Italian anti-euro, anti-immigrant party holds rally in Rome

Rome - The rising star of the Italian right, Matteo Salvini, led a mass rally in support of his anti-immigration, anti-EU Northern League party in central Rome Saturday, as a counter-rally took place nearby.

Nemtsov admitted fears for life weeks before murder

Moscow - Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, gunned down on Friday in a contract-style killing, gave an interview this month admitting he had feared for his life over his opposition to President Vladimir Putin.

Former top Colombian officials convicted in domestic spying scandal

Estanzuela - Colombia's Supreme Court has convicted the country's former intelligence boss and a presidential chief of staff of spying on judges, journalists and politicians during the presidency of Alvaro Uribe.

List of dead Kremlin critics grows with Nemtsov murder

Moscow - Boris Nemtsov's name was added to the list of Kremlin opponents who have been killed or died in suspicious circumstances in recent years after the slaying of the prominent opposition leader in central Moscow Friday.

Jailed Kurdish leader in Turkey urges PKK to lay down arms

Istanbul - The jailed leader of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) on Saturday urged the separatists to take a "historic" decision to lay down arms, a key step in efforts to end Turkey's long-running Kurdish insurgency.

West condemns Nemtsov murder as Putin vows to punish killers

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin vowed to punish the killers of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov as Russian opposition figures denounced what they called a "political murder" and Western leaders called for a full probe.
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