Monday, August 24, 2015
Belarus strongman Alexander Lukashenko has released six opposition leaders, including a former presidential rival, less than two months before presidential elections in a move hailed Sunday by the European Union.
Turkish courts on Sunday remanded in custody five mayors from the Kurdish-dominated southeast on charges of seeking to destroy national unity by allegedly supporting calls for regional self-rule, reports said.
A heavily armed gunman overpowered by passengers on a crowded train is "dumbfounded" by allegations of terrorism and denies any shot was fired, his lawyer said in comments broadcast Sunday.
The United Kingdom's foreign secretary reopened his country's embassy in Tehran on Sunday in a long-awaited step signaling better relations four years after a mob stormed the compound, forcing its closure.
More than 1,500 mostly Syrian refugees, trapped in a no-man's land for three days, entered Macedonia from Greece on Saturday, after police allowed them to pass despite earlier trying to hold back the crowd using stun grenades.
A white stretch limousine pulls up outside a northern Nicosia hospital to drop off cabaret girls for their monthly HIV test, in a breakaway statelet where officially prostitution is illegal.
Irina Chapravska has just snapped up the last room of a luxury hotel that costs 300 euros (US$335) a night and offers a panoramic view of Ukraine's serene Black Sea coastline.
Sunday, August 23, 2015
A military jet taking part in a British airshow crashed into a busy main road Saturday, killing seven people and injuring more than a dozen others, police said.
One serves in the U.S. Air Force, another recently served in Afghanistan in the U.S. National Guard, another is studying physical therapy in California -- and all three Americans ...
The Russian government on Saturday published a decree expanding its continental shelf in the Sea of Okhotsk, putting into law last year's U.N. decision to grant the territory to Moscow.1 Comment