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Rainstorms Bring Relief as Europe Suffers Deadly Heat Wave

Rainstorms Bring Relief as Europe Suffers Deadly Heat Wave

Thunderstorms brought a much-needed cooldown to parts of Western Europe over the weekend as the continent sweltered under its first...

Turkey Pushes for Role in Afghanistan After US Pullout 

Turkey Pushes for Role in Afghanistan After US Pullout 

Turkey is seeking to play a vital role in Afghanistan following the withdrawal of US forces by offering to provide...

Germany Arrests Russian Scientist for Spying for Moscow

Germany Arrests Russian Scientist for Spying for Moscow

German police arrested a Russian scientist working at an unidentified university, accusing him of spying for Moscow, prosecutors said on...

EU to Announce More Sanctions on Belarus 

EU to Announce More Sanctions on Belarus 

European Union foreign ministers were due to announce Monday a fresh raft of sanctions against the Belarusian government, this time...

Swedish PM Ousted in Parliament No-Confidence Vote for First Time 

Swedish PM Ousted in Parliament No-Confidence Vote for First Time 

Sweden’s parliament voted to oust Prime Minister Stefan Lofven in a no-confidence motion on Monday, giving the Social Democrat leader...

Russian-Estonian Film ‘Minsk’ Examines 2020 Crackdown in Belarus 

Russian-Estonian Film ‘Minsk’ Examines 2020 Crackdown in Belarus 

A Russian-Estonian film ‘Minsk’ looks at the Belarus government’s crackdown on protesters in August 2020. The movie – all 90 minutes...

Suspect Arraigned in Killing of American Student in Russia

Suspect Arraigned in Killing of American Student in Russia

A court in central Russia on Sunday arraigned a suspect on murder charges in the death of an American woman...

Violators to Come Under Scrutiny at UN Human Rights Council 

Violators to Come Under Scrutiny at UN Human Rights Council 

Countries accused of abusing their peoples’ human rights will come under the lens of the U.N. Human Rights Council over...

Airlines, Holiday Companies Ramp up Pressure on Britain to Ease Travel Rules 

Airlines, Holiday Companies Ramp up Pressure on Britain to Ease Travel Rules 

Britain’s airlines and holiday companies are planning a “day of action” on Wednesday to ramp up pressure on the government...

French Far Right Tests Voters’ Appetite in Regional Elections 

French Far Right Tests Voters’ Appetite in Regional Elections 

French voters went to the polls on Sunday in regional elections that will test the appeal of far-right leader Marine...

June 20 Is World Refugee Day

June 20 Is World Refugee Day

Sunday is World Refugee Day. June 20 is a day designated by the United Nations to honor and celebrate the...

Parties to Iran Nuclear Deal to Meet on Sunday, EU Says

Parties to Iran Nuclear Deal to Meet on Sunday, EU Says

Parties negotiating a revival of the Iran nuclear deal will hold a formal meeting in Vienna on Sunday, the European...