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UK Plans Brexit Celebrations but Warns Businesses May Suffer

UK Plans Brexit Celebrations but Warns Businesses May Suffer

The British government has announced plans for special events on the night of Jan. 31 when the country officially leaves...

Splits in France’s Strike Movement Trigger Fears of Violence

Splits in France’s Strike Movement Trigger Fears of Violence

A French government minister warned that seditious groups bent on violence were hijacking the protest movement against pension reform that...

Putin’s Moves Leave Russian Opposition With Few Options

Putin’s Moves Leave Russian Opposition With Few Options

Russian President Vladimir Putin played it differently this time.Instead of openly declaring plans to extend his rule like he did...

Russia Touts Arms Across Southeast Asia

Russia Touts Arms Across Southeast Asia

Russia is rapidly expanding foreign arms deals worldwide, with Deputy Defense Minister Alexander Fomin confirming to the Russian military’s newspaper...

Benin Museum Celebrates Return of Precious Artifacts from France

Benin Museum Celebrates Return of Precious Artifacts from France

More than two years after France promised to return colonial-era treasures to their African homes, Benin — ostensibly the first...

The Maturing of Europe’s Greens

The Maturing of Europe’s Greens

Europe’s Green political parties appear to be coming of age. This month, Austria’s Greens joined the governing coalition in Vienna,...

Malta Police Chief Quits After Criticism Over Journalist’s Murder

Malta Police Chief Quits After Criticism Over Journalist’s Murder

Malta’s police chief has quit following criticism of his handling of the investigation into the killing of anti-corruption journalist Daphne Caruana...

Erdogan Takes Sides in Libyan Conflict Ahead of Berlin Meeting

Erdogan Takes Sides in Libyan Conflict Ahead of Berlin Meeting

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is doubling down on support for the U.N.-backed government in Libya ahead of a Berlin...

Rare Edward VIII Coin Bought for Million Pounds

Rare Edward VIII Coin Bought for Million Pounds

A rare 1937 Edward VIII sovereign coin has been bought by a private collector for 1 million pounds ($1.31 million),...

Russia’s Foreign Minister Slams ‘Aggressive’ US Policies

Russia’s Foreign Minister Slams ‘Aggressive’ US Policies

Russia’s foreign policy chief on Friday blamed what he described as “aggressive” U.S. policies for growing global tensions, noting Washington’s reluctance...

Germany: Ugly Anti-Semitic Remnant at Center of Court Battle

Germany: Ugly Anti-Semitic Remnant at Center of Court Battle

High on the wall of a German church where Martin Luther once preached, an ugly remnant of centuries of anti-Semitism...

Ukrainian Prime Minister Offers Resignation

Ukrainian Prime Minister Offers Resignation

Ukraine’s prime minister offered his resignation on Friday after an audio recording was leaked in which he was heard making...