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Migrants at EU’s Borders Top 100,000/Month for the First Time

The number of migrants detected at EU’s borders more than tripled to 107,500 last month compared to July 2014, surpassing the 100,000 mark in a single month for the first time since Frontex began keeping records in 2008.

World | August 18, 2015, Tuesday // 19:42 | Viewed: 1846

UN Security Council Calls on Syria to Move Towards Political Process

The United Nations (UN) Security Council called on all parties to the conflict in Syria to cease any attacks against civilians as well as the indiscriminate use of weapons in populated areas.

World | August 18, 2015, Tuesday // 15:11 | Viewed: 1249

Turkey PM to Return Gov't Mandate to President Erdogan

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has said he is to return the mandate to form a government to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan after having exhausted all options "all options".

World » Southeast Europe | August 18, 2015, Tuesday // 13:23 | Viewed: 2325

Turkish Authorities Detain 293 Illegal Immigrants at Border with Bulgaria

The Turkish gendarmerie in the border town of Kirklareli detained 293 illegal immigrants in the past five days.

World » Southeast Europe | August 18, 2015, Tuesday // 10:51 | Viewed: 1771

Greece 'Might Need EUR 6 B More' Than Third Bailout

Greece might need a total of EUR 92 B to cover its financial needs, a document issued by the German Finance Ministry suggests.

World » Southeast Europe | August 18, 2015, Tuesday // 10:24 | Viewed: 1643

Latest Coalition Negotiations in Turkey Fail to Reach Agreement

The latest round of negotiations on forming a coalition government in Turkey failed to reach agreement and the country is increasingly heading for early elections.

World » Southeast Europe | August 17, 2015, Monday // 20:59 | Viewed: 1847

At Least Sixteen People Die as Bomb Explodes in Central Bangkok

At least sixteen people died and dozens were injured as a bomb exploded in central Bangkok on Monday.

World | August 17, 2015, Monday // 16:12 | Viewed: 1860

Latest Clashes in Mariupol Reportedly Kill Seven People

Seven people were reportedly killed in the latest clashes, which occurred in the coastal city of Mariupol in southeastern Ukraine overnight.

World » Ukraine | August 17, 2015, Monday // 14:56 | Viewed: 1861

China Death Toll Rises to 112 as Officials Admit Cyanide Storage

As many as 112 people have now officially been declared dead as a result of the blasts in the Chinese port city of Tianjin earlier this week.

World | August 16, 2015, Sunday // 16:45 | Viewed: 1635

Russia, Belarus, Serbia to Hold Joint Military Drills

Military exercises involving troops from Russia, Serbia and Belarus are due this year, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu has said.

World » Russia | August 16, 2015, Sunday // 13:44 | Viewed: 3006

Indonesia Finds Wreckage of Plane with 54 People that Went Missing

The remains of an Indonesian airplane with 54 people on board that went missing in Papua region have been found, authorities have confirmed.

World | August 16, 2015, Sunday // 13:08 | Viewed: 2419

Russia Says It Destroyed Nearly 600 T of Imported Food in 10 Days

Russia has destroyed some 597 tonnes of food products illegally imported from blacklisted countries since August 6, statistics show.

World » Russia | August 16, 2015, Sunday // 12:44 | Viewed: 2377

At Least 40 Migrants Suffocate While Crossing Mediterranean Sea

At least forty people suffocated in an overcrowded boat carrying around 400 migrants while crossing the Mediterranean Sea into Europe on Saturday.

World | August 15, 2015, Saturday // 16:08 | Viewed: 1893

China Orders Evacuation in Tianjin Over Fears of Sodium Cyanide

Chinese authorities ordered the evacuation of citizens within a radius of three kilometres from the site of the exploded warehouse in Tianjin over fears of chemical contamination with the highly toxic sodium cyanide.

World | August 15, 2015, Saturday // 14:02 | Viewed: 1803

US State Secretary Reopens Embassy in Havana

State Secretary John Kerry reopened on Friday the US embassy in the Cuban capital Havana after it has remained closed for 54 years.

World | August 15, 2015, Saturday // 11:44 | Viewed: 1814

Eurogroup Approves Third Bailout Programme for Greece

Eurozone finance ministers approved at their meeting in Brussels on Friday the third bailout programme for Greece.

World » EU | August 15, 2015, Saturday // 10:44 | Viewed: 2486

Russia Wants the Next UN Chief to Be Eastern European, Lavrov Says

Russia believes that the next United Nations Secretary General should be a representative of the Eastern European group of countries, the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said.

World | August 14, 2015, Friday // 19:05 | Viewed: 2125

Turkey Starts Building Wall along Border with Syria

Turkey has started building a wall along its border with Syria following a recent wave of attacks, Anadolu Agency reported on Friday.

World | August 14, 2015, Friday // 18:09 | Viewed: 2344

Greek Parliament Approves Third Bailout Programme

The Greek Parliament approved on Friday the draft terms of a third bailout programme amounting to nearly EUR 85 B.

World » Southeast Europe | August 14, 2015, Friday // 10:36 | Viewed: 2209

Greek Parliament to Vote on Bailout Deal Ahead of Eurogroup Meeting

Following an overnight debate, the Greek Parliament is set to vote on the third bailout programme ahead of the scheduled meeting of eurozone finance ministers later on Friday.

World » EU | August 14, 2015, Friday // 08:29 | Viewed: 2117

Death Toll from China’s Tianjin Warehouse Blasts Rises to 50

The death toll from huge warehouse explosions in the Chinese port city of Tianjin has increased to 50 by Thursday evening, including 17 firemen, Xinhua news agency reported.

World | August 13, 2015, Thursday // 21:22 | Viewed: 1629