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Twenty-Four Dead as Migrant Boat Capsizes Off Turkey

A boat reportedly carrying migrants has sunken while crossing the Bosphorus leaving 24 people dead and an unknown number missing, authorities say.

World » Southeast Europe | November 3, 2014, Monday // 13:34 | Viewed: 1122

Germany: UK Exit from EU is Possible if Cameron Insists on Migrant Quotas

The German Federal Government has suggested that it considers a British exit from the EU as a possibility.

World » EU | November 3, 2014, Monday // 09:53 | Viewed: 2231

Heads of Donbass 'People's Republics' to Retain Posts after Poll

Alexandеr Zakharchenko and Igor Plotnitskiy, leaders of the Donetsk ad Luhansk "People's Republics" in Ukraine's east, are to remain leaders of the rebel-controlled entities after the regions held presidential and general elections Sunday.

World » Ukraine | November 3, 2014, Monday // 09:46 | Viewed: 1053

Romania's Ponta, Iohannis to Face Election Run-Off

Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta is leading on Sibiu Mayor Klaus Iohannis in the first round of the country's presidential elections on Sunday.

World » Southeast Europe | November 3, 2014, Monday // 08:01 | Viewed: 1028

Romanians Vote In Presidential Elections

Eighteen million Romanians are voting for president on Sunday among 14 candidates.

World » Southeast Europe | November 2, 2014, Sunday // 12:36 | Viewed: 659

Ukraine Rebels Hold Elections

The rebel Luhansk and Donetsk republics in eastern Ukraine are holding leadership elections on Sunday.

World » Ukraine | November 2, 2014, Sunday // 11:57 | Viewed: 740

New European Commission Takes Office

The new European Commission officially took office on Saturday.

World » EU | November 1, 2014, Saturday // 17:13 | Viewed: 984

Russia Reduces Gas Flow to Serbia over Unpaid Debt

Russia has cut gas deliveries to Serbia by 28% over the past week, Serbia’s Energy Minister Aleksandar Antic has said.

World » Southeast Europe | November 1, 2014, Saturday // 12:59 | Viewed: 1443

More Migrant Deaths Feared as Europe Winds Down Mediterranean Mission

Fears of a rise in migrant deaths at sea have increased as a Mediterranean coastal mission by the EU formally replaces  a much wider search and rescue operation by Italy on Saturday.

World » EU | November 1, 2014, Saturday // 11:49 | Viewed: 993

Victor Ponta Set to Win First Round of Romanian Presidential Race

Romania’s Social Democrat Prime Minister Victor Ponta leads in opinion polls ahead of the first round of presidential elections on November 2.

World » Southeast Europe | October 31, 2014, Friday // 16:26 | Viewed: 943

Germany Introduces Road Toll of up to EUR 130 for Foreign Drivers

Germany has introduced a road toll which requires foreign car drivers to pay up to EUR 130 a year for using the country’s motorways.

World | October 31, 2014, Friday // 15:49 | Viewed: 1134

Hungary Drops Draft Internet Tax Bill After Protests

Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Friday said a controversial draft bill to tax Internet traffic will be scrapped following mass protests.

World » EU | October 31, 2014, Friday // 13:22 | Viewed: 1980

Bulgaria Drops in Anti-Bribery Enforcement Ranking - Report

Bulgaria has  regressed in the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention  enforcement, a new report by Transparency International has shown.

World | October 31, 2014, Friday // 10:40 | Viewed: 668

Sweden Recognizes Palestinian State

Sweden on Thursday became the first EU member state in Western Europe to recognise the Palestinian state.

World » EU | October 30, 2014, Thursday // 21:34 | Viewed: 866

Turkey’s Q3 Tourism Revenue Rises 11% Y/Y

Turkey’s tourism revenue increased 11% year-on-year in the third quarter of 2014, reaching USD 12.85B, the Turkish Statistical Institute said on Thursday.

World | October 30, 2014, Thursday // 18:27 | Viewed: 566

NATO Reports 'Unusual' Increase Of Russian Warplanes Over Europe

NATO headquarters said on Wednesday the alliance had tracked and intercepted four groups of Russian warplanes "conducting significant military manoeuvres" in European airspace over the past two days, reports AFP.

World | October 30, 2014, Thursday // 10:22 | Viewed: 1247

Military Plane Crashes in California, Killing Pilot

A military plane crashed into a field near a navy air base in Southern California, killing the pilot.

World | October 30, 2014, Thursday // 07:42 | Viewed: 507

Hungary Rocked by Huge Protest over Controversial Internet Tax

Tens of thousands of Hungarians flocked to the streets of the capital Budapest to protest plans of the government to levy the Internet.

World » EU | October 29, 2014, Wednesday // 14:55 | Viewed: 1521

Poland Denies Deploying Troops Near Ukraine

Polish Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak has dismissed Tuesday's media reports suggesting Warsaw was sending troops to the east of the country, close to its border with Ukraine.

World » EU | October 29, 2014, Wednesday // 11:48 | Viewed: 585

40% of Serbians Optimistic About Economic Situation

Some 40% of Serbian citizens expect the economic situation to improve, while in Croatia such hopes have only 11% of the people, 26% in Montenegro, and 37% in Macedonia.

World | October 28, 2014, Tuesday // 20:28 | Viewed: 596

Iraqi Kurdish Forces Head to Turkey to Join Kobane Battle

Iraqi Kurdish forces are traveling to Turkey on their way to cross into Syria to battle Islamic State militants besieging the town of Kobane, the BBC reports.

World | October 28, 2014, Tuesday // 18:22 | Viewed: 554