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Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Conservative wins surprise  victory in Romania election
Romania's Prime Minister Victor Ponta conceded defeat in a presidential runoff against his conservative opponent Klaus Iohannis, who secured a clear victory, early results released on Monday showed.
Russia said Monday it has expelled a German diplomat and a number of Polish diplomats in response to the expulsion of its diplomats amid cooling ties with the EU over Ukraine.
Chickens were being killed in the Netherlands, and Britain was preparing to kill ducks, after two cases of bird flu were discovered in Europe — but officials insisted Monday that the risk to public health was very low.
One of Napoleon's famous two-pointed hats was sold on Sunday to a South Korean collector for 1.9 million euros (US$2.2 million) at an auction outside Paris.
Monday, November 17, 2014
Russia-West tensions soar as Putin quits G-20
Vladimir Putin's early exit from a G-20 summit in Australia after an icy reception from world leaders may further stoke Russia-West tensions and lead to renewed fighting in Ukraine, analysts said.
The producer of a viral video showing a Syrian boy rescuing a girl under gunfire apologized Sunday after the revelation it was fake drew fierce criticism.
Pope Francis on Sunday described violent attacks on refugees in Rome as symptomatic of a “social emergency” that will only get worse if it is not addressed.
Accused war criminal Seselj draws thousands at Serbia rally against West
Some 10,000 supporters of the Serb ultranationalist Vojislav Seselj, released by a U.N. war crimes court for cancer therapy, joined him Saturday at a rally in protest at his country's shift toward Europe.
Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy, who has embarked on a political comeback, on Saturday said France's gay marriage law should be scrapped, in his strongest comment yet on the controversial issue.
Sunday, November 16, 2014
Archaeologists picking through latrines, sewers, cesspits and trash dumps at Pompeii and Herculaneum have found tantalizing clues to an apparently varied diet there before the eruption of Mount Vesuvius destroyed those Roman cities in 79 A.D.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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