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Hospital Shooter Kills 6 in Czech Republic

Hospital Shooter Kills 6 in Czech Republic

Police in the Czech Republic said Tuesday an attacker shot dead six people and wounded two others at a hospital...

Ukrainian President Vows to Stand Firm In Talks With Russia

Ukrainian President Vows to Stand Firm In Talks With Russia

Russian and Ukrainian presidents are meeting in Paris in an effort to end five-and-a-half years of fighting in eastern Ukraine...

French Pension Strikes Expand, Police Gird for New Protests

French Pension Strikes Expand, Police Gird for New Protests

French airport workers, teachers and others joined nationwide strikes Tuesday as unions cranked up pressure on the government to scrap...

‘Pigs, Hands Off the Theater’ – Hungarians Protest for Artistic Freedom

‘Pigs, Hands Off the Theater’ – Hungarians Protest for Artistic Freedom

Hungary’s government submitted plans to parliament on Monday to tighten its control over theaters, triggering protests from actors and audiences...

Russia, Ukraine Leaders Agree on Ceasefire Following Four-Way Talks in Paris

Russia, Ukraine Leaders Agree on Ceasefire Following Four-Way Talks in Paris

Russian and Ukrainian leaders agreed to implement a ceasefire and a prisoners’ swap by years end, following four-way talks in...

Trump to Welcome Russian Foreign Minister to Washington

Trump to Welcome Russian Foreign Minister to Washington

U.S. President Donald Trump will join Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday for talks with visiting Russian Foreign Minister...

Britain Set for Crunch Election, But Brexit Agony Will Likely Continue

Britain Set for Crunch Election, But Brexit Agony Will Likely Continue

Britain’s political leaders are making a final push for votes ahead of Thursday’s general election, which has been dominated by...

Amazon Blames Trump For Loss of Pentagon Contract

Amazon Blames Trump For Loss of Pentagon Contract

Amazon accused U.S. President Donald Trump of using “improper pressure” and bias that harmed its chances of winning a lucrative...

Turkish-US Fighter Jet Dispute Rekindles Century-Old Animosities

Turkish-US Fighter Jet Dispute Rekindles Century-Old Animosities

Turkey Defense Minister Hulusi Akar warned Washington on Monday that Turkey will seek alternatives if Washington doesn’t end its embargo...

Putin, Zelenskiy Meet in Bid to Bring Peace to Eastern Ukraine

Putin, Zelenskiy Meet in Bid to Bring Peace to Eastern Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, are meeting for the first time in Paris for long-awaited...

Amazon Says Trump’s ‘Improper Pressure’ Doomed Pentagon Bid

Amazon Says Trump’s ‘Improper Pressure’ Doomed Pentagon Bid

Amazon says President Donald Trump’s “improper pressure” and behind-the-scenes attacks harmed its chances of winning a $10 billion Pentagon contract.The...

International Journalist Group: Fewer Media Staff Killed This Year

International Journalist Group: Fewer Media Staff Killed This Year

The International Federation of Journalists said Monday that far fewer journalists are being killed this year compared to last but...