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49 min ago | The Financial Mirror
German Minister of State for Europe in the Federal Foreign Office Michael Roth will be visiting Cyprus from September 17 to 19. During his stay, Roth will be received by President of the Republic of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades and will hold meetings with the negotiators of the two sides for the Cyprus problem, Andreas Mavroyiannis and Kudret zersay. Furthermore, he will meet with Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ambassador Alexander Zenon, with whom he will sign a Technical Arrangement concerning cooperation during evacuation operations from crisis regions.
5 hrs ago | ETaiwanNews.com
As diplomats from around the world sought a global strategy to fight Islamic State extremists, Iran ruled out working with any international coalition, saying it had rejected American requests for cooperation against the militants. Neither Iran nor Syria, which together share most of Iraq's borders, was invited to the international conference Monday in Paris, which opened as a pair of French reconnaissance jets took off over Iraqi skies.
9 hrs ago | The Baltimore Sun
Austria plans to ban militant Islamist groups' symbols and strip citizenship from people who travel abroad to fight with jihadists in a crackdown announced by conservative government ministers on Monday. The People's Party campaign still needs to be coordinated with their Social Democrat coalition partners but looks likely to be adopted amid mounting concern in Austria about the potential security threat from radicalized Muslims, especially those who ally with Islamic State .
13 hrs ago | The Times of Israel
A Jewish community-organized rally protesting the recent surge of anti-Semitism throughout Germany saw an eclectic 8,000-strong crowd at Berlin's Brandenburg Gate Sunday. Among the heterogeneous protesters at the rally, organized by the Central Council of Jews in Germany, were non-German minorities including Syrian Christians, Muslims, and Africans seeking recognition of their own struggles at home and abroad.
North Korea sentenced U.S. citizen Matthew Todd Miller to six years hard labor for committing "hostile acts" as a tourist to the country, a statement carried by state media said Sunday, as the United States requested his immediate pardon and release. Miller joins Kenneth Bae to become the second American currently serving a hard labor sentence in North Korea.
The top politician in Germany's main opposition party has come under fire for questioning Germany's military commitment to Israel. Ralf Stegner, vice chair of the Social Democratic Party, also told the German newspaper Welt am Sonntag in an interview published Sept.
Politicians and the press in Germany have criticized the EU for putting Pierre Moscovici in charge of monitoring budgetary affairs. The French former finance minister has said EU rules on debt will be his "compass."
After unpopular incumbent Berlin Mayor Klaus Wowereit announced his resignation Tuesday, Berlin's new hope may lay in Palestinian immigrant Raed Saleh.
The crisis in eastern Ukraine and the response to the threat posed by Russia are poised to overshadow a fresh attempt by the European Union to set order in its affairs at an extraordinary summit in Brussels this weekend.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 07:14 pm
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