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1 hr ago | The Washington Post

Official: Venezuela tried to pressure Aruba

Aruba's top prosecutor said Tuesday that Venezuela ratcheted up various types of pressure against the Dutch Caribbean island and the Netherlands in recent days to try to win the release of a powerful former general wanted on U.S. drug-trafficking charges.


Related Topix: Netherlands, Drugs, US Military, US Marine Corps

5 hrs ago | The Globe and Mail

Airbus terminates sale of six superjumbos to Japan's Skymark

Visitors walk past the logo of Airbus Group during the e-Aircraft Day at the Bordeaux Merignac airport, southwestern France, April 25, 2014.


Related Topix: Commercial Aircraft, Civil Aircraft, Aircraft, Airbus A380, Airbus Aircraft, Airbus A350, Airbus A320, France, World News, Boeing 747, Boeing Aircraft

10 hrs ago | DNA India

BlackBerry buffs up security credentials with Secusmart deal

BlackBerry Ltd is buying a privately held German firm that specializes in voice and data encryption, it said on Tuesday, in a bid to burnish its credentials with highly security-conscious clients like government agencies.


Related Topix: World News, Germany, iPhone, Angela Merkel

14 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald

Kosovo prosecutor suspects some killed for organs

The revelation was part of a presentation on a 2 1 / 2 year investigation into atrocities that also largely confirmed human right reports that there was a campaign of persecution of Serb, Roma and other minorities by some people in the rebel Kosovo Liberation Army.


Related Topix: Kosovo

17 hrs ago | The Age

MH17 fallout: US, Europe agree to escalate sanctions on Russia

US President Ronald Reagan, right, shakes hands with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev after the two leaders signed the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces Treaty in 1987.


Related Topix: World News, Germany, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

21 hrs ago | Yahoo!

Rebel bikie $20m drug syndicate busted

Brazen Rebels bikies ordered another $10 million worth of speed from the United Kingdom, even though two earlier imports were intercepted.


Related Topix: World News, United Kingdom, Australia,

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Contra Costa Times

Review: 'Monsieur Chopin' fascinating look at famed composer at Berkeley Rep

When Frederic Chopin played the piano, the ladies swooned. So did much of Europe.


Related Topix: Poland, World News

West Australian

Bitcoin catches on in tech-savvy Romania

In a well-lit office with red window frames in downtown Bucharest, Romania's first bitcoin ATM attracts many who until it opened in May had to buy or sell the digital currency face-to-face or through wire transfers.


Related Topix: Economics News, Bitcoin, World News, Romania, Travel, Romania Travel, Europe Travel,

The Age

'I'd love to shoot you down': My capture by Ukrainian gunmen shows how amateurs succumb to hatred

Ivanovskoe, Russia: In eastern Ukraine, one text message can turn you into an enemy.


Related Topix: World News, Ukraine, Vladimir Putin

The Washington Post

Obama, European leaders hold joint call on Ukraine

The White House says Obama held a joint call Monday with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande , British Prime Minister David Cameron and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.


Related Topix: World News, Germany, US Politics, US News

Malaysia Chronicle

Culprits Can Be Brought to Justice: MH17 'may amount to a war crime - Un

The downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 "may amount to a war crime", the UN said Monday, adding that fighting in east Ukraine has claimed over 1,100 lives with both government and rebel forces using heavy weaponry in built-up areas.


Related Topix: World News, Ukraine


In Ukraine's east, Soviet-style economy withers under onslaught

After pro-Russian rebels took 720 kg of explosives, 360 detonators and almost 1 km of wiring, the Skochinskiy coal mine, an ageing stalwart of the economy in Ukraine's Donbass region, was put out of action.


Related Topix: World News, Ukraine

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Wall Street Journal

Berlin Prepares for Russia Sanctions

German leaders sought to prepare the public for the consequences of sanctions against Russia ahead of a week in which the European Union is expected to significantly escalate its economic response to the crisis in Ukraine.


Related Topix: World News, Germany

The Baltimore Sun

Bulgaria's Socialists pick new leader as election looms

Bulgaria's scandal-tainted Socialist Party picked a new leader on Sunday with the task of winning back disaffected voters before an early parliamentary election set for October 5 in the European Union 's poorest member state.


Related Topix: Bulgaria, World News, Sergei Stanishev

MH17 armed mission 'unrealistic' as Ukraine fighting kills 13: Dutch PM

Dutch authorities probing the downing of Malaysian flight MH17 said on Sunday it was "unrealistic" to send armed troops to secure the crash site, after 13 people including two children were killed in fierce fighting in insurgent-held east Ukraine.


Related Topix: Ukraine, Netherlands,

The Independent

Israel-Gaza conflict: Burst of anti-Semitic attacks in UK as crisis rages in the Middle East

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Twitter, Riot, United Kingdom


Far behind Merkel, German left leader plots party revival

The German political landscape is strewn with men who tried to take on Angela Merkel and failed.


Related Topix: World News, Germany, Angela Merkel

Salisbury Journal

Commemorations for the start of WW1

A national day of commemoration in the UK and Belgium will mark 100 years since Britain's entry into the First World War, part of an epic four-year project to mark the centenary of the Great War.

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Related Topix: Essex County, England, World News, United Kingdom, Greater London County, England, Prince Harry

Sat Jul 26, 2014

British extremist backs rebels who shot down Flight MH17 and wants Russia to take over Europe

Thomas Scott-Chambers, 28, is head of dangerous new pro-Russia group Za Rossiu, meaning For Russia, which backs Vladimir Putin's incursions on Ukraine This is the bespectacled young British extremist plotting to inspire a Russian takeover of Europe - from a flat above a second-hand car salesroom in Doncaster.


Related Topix: World News, United Kingdom, Vladimir Putin, South Yorkshire County, England, North Yorkshire County, England, Nottinghamshire County, England, Lincolnshire County, England, Israel, Middle East

Minister: Flights between Aruba, Venezuela resume

ORANJESTAD, Aruba Flights between Venezuela and Aruba resumed Saturday, ending a brief suspension by the South American country to protest the arrest of its designated counsel to the island territory, the highest-ranking Venezuelan official ever detained on a U.S. warrant.


Related Topix: Aruba, Central America, World News, Netherlands, Drugs