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Turkey Mulls Setting Up Buffer Zone Along Iraq, Syria Borders - President

Turkey could establish a buffer zone to defend its borders with Iraq and Syria from Islamic State (IS) militants, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said.

World | September 16, 2014, Tuesday // 13:18 | Viewed: 493

Elderly Woman Dies in Flood-Hit Eastern Serbia

Flooding caused by heavy rain has claimed the life of an elderly woman in the eastern Serbian village of Tekija.

World | September 16, 2014, Tuesday // 10:00 | Viewed: 501

Lufthansa Pilots Call Off Tuesday Strike

The pilots of Germany's biggest airline, Lufthansa, have called off a strike at Frankfurt airport scheduled for Tuesday.

World | September 16, 2014, Tuesday // 07:54 | Viewed: 845

Ukrainian President Puts Forward Limited Self-Rule Status for Donetsk, Lugansk

Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko has proposed on Monday a special three-year self-rule status for the Donetsk and Lugansk regions and the free use of the Russian language there.

World | September 15, 2014, Monday // 20:38 | Viewed: 566

500 Migrants Feared Drowned after Boat Sinks off Malta

About 500 migrants are feared dead after their boat was rammed by another vessel near Malta last week.

World | September 15, 2014, Monday // 19:09 | Viewed: 557

France Joins Britain in Iraq Reconnaissance Flights

French fighter jets took off from the UAE on Monday as France joined Britain in conducting spy flights over Iraq in support of US air strikes against Islamic State militants.

World | September 15, 2014, Monday // 16:04 | Viewed: 614

Slovakia's Gas Deliveries from Russia Still Less than Agreed

Gazprom is planning to pump less gas then usual into Slovakia on Monday, the country's gas supplier Eustream has said.

World | September 15, 2014, Monday // 13:18 | Viewed: 1056

Arab Countries to Join US Air Strikes against IS

A few Arab countries are ready to offer assistance in the air strikes carried out against the Sunni militants in Iraq and Syria, according to US officials.

World | September 15, 2014, Monday // 09:43 | Viewed: 539

Sweden's Center-Left Tipped for Comeback after Sunday Elections

Swedish Social Democrats, an opposition force in the current government, have come first at the general elections.

World | September 15, 2014, Monday // 08:54 | Viewed: 411

Crimea Holds First Parliamentary Elections After Annexation by Russia

First parliamentary elections begin in Crimea after its annexation by Russia, and all polling stations are open, acting head of the republic, Sergei Aksyonov, said Sunday.

World | September 14, 2014, Sunday // 14:30 | Viewed: 1982

North Korea Sentences US National to 6 Years Hard Labor

North Korea has sentenced a US national to six years of hard labor for "hostile acts", the state-run KCNA news agency has reported, Sunday.

World | September 14, 2014, Sunday // 12:42 | Viewed: 699

Islamic State Purportedly Executes British Hostage David Haines

Islamic State jihadists have released a video on Saturday, which they claim shows the beheading of a British aid worker, David Haines, who has been held hostage since his abduction last year.

World | September 14, 2014, Sunday // 10:46 | Viewed: 828

US Declares “War” On IS

The White House declared Friday, September 12, the United States was at war with Islamic State (IS) radicals, reports AFP, quoted by the BTA wire service.

World | September 13, 2014, Saturday // 14:30 | Viewed: 1532

Ukraine's PM Accuses Russia Of Trying To Destroy His Country

Ukraine's Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk accused Russia of trying to destroy Ukraine as an independent country and attempting to restore the USSR, reports Reuters.

World | September 13, 2014, Saturday // 12:56 | Viewed: 685

Second Russian Convoy With Humanitarian Aid Crosses Into Ukraine

The 200 trucks in Russia's second convoy with humanitarian aid for the troubled eastern regions of Ukraine have crossed the border Friday night and Saturday morning, reports RT.

World | September 13, 2014, Saturday // 11:30 | Viewed: 655

Pope Francis to Visit Turkey in Late November

Pope Francis is planning to visit Turkey in the last days of November at the invitation of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Vatican announced on Friday.

World | September 12, 2014, Friday // 18:06 | Viewed: 829

Austria Complains of 15% Decrease in Supplies of Russian Gas

Austria announced Thursday a 15% decrease in deliveries of Russian gas.

World | September 12, 2014, Friday // 10:05 | Viewed: 1052

Feasts of Saints Pope John XXIII, Pope John Paul II To Be Observed on October 11, 22

The liturgical feasts of Saints Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II are to be observed on October 11 and October 22, respectively.

World | September 11, 2014, Thursday // 21:00 | Viewed: 705

EC Boosts Aid for Conflict-Hit Ukrainian Population

The European Commission said on Thursday it is mobilising EUR 22 M to help the population of Ukrainian regions suffering from the consequences of the conflict.

World | September 11, 2014, Thursday // 17:40 | Viewed: 530

US President Announces Plan to Combat Islamic State

US president Barack Obama has announced a sustained, US-led effort to combat the Islamic State, which would include action in Syria.

World | September 11, 2014, Thursday // 08:04 | Viewed: 486

4.7-Magnitude Earthquake Rattles Romania

An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.7 on the Richter Scale was registered in Romania, Wednesday night.

World | September 11, 2014, Thursday // 07:27 | Viewed: 690