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Afghan Taliban appoint new leader, confirm Mansour’s death

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 00:42
The Afghan Taliban confirmed on Wednesday that their former leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour was killed in a US drone strike last week and that they have appointed Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada, one of the group’s key religious figures, as his successor.

Police clash with protestors as violence erupts at Donald Trump rally in New Mexico

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 00:02
Protests outside a Donald Trump rally in New Mexico turned violent Tuesday night as demonstrators threw burning T-shirts, plastic bottles and other items at police officers, overturned trash cans and knocked down barricades.

Eurozone agrees ‘breakthrough’ debt deal with Greece

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 21:25
Greece won its firmest offer yet of debt relief in what euro zone finance ministers called a breakthrough deal, bridging big differences between the IMF, which sought an immediate debt cut, and Germany, which argued that restructuring isn’t needed.

US seeks death penalty in South Carolina church shooting

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 16:19
Federal prosecutors will seek the death penalty for a white man accused of killing nine black parishioners at a historic church in Charleston, South Carolina, last June, the US Justice Department said on Tuesday.

Turkey will block EU migrant deal if no visa-free travel, says Erdogan

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 13:15
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday warned the European Union that the Turkish parliament would block laws related to the landmark deal to stem the flow of migrants to Europe if Ankara was not granted its key demand of visa-free travel.

Bill Cosby to stand trial for sex assault, judge rules

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 12:38
A Pennsylvania judge on Tuesday ordered entertainer Bill Cosby to stand trial on sexual assault charges over allegations that he drugged and assaulted a woman in 2004.

US-backed Syrian alliance launches new attack near IS group’s ‘capital’

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 11:38
A US-backed alliance of Syrian militias launched an offensive against the Islamic State (IS) group near their de facto capital of Raqqa on Tuesday, a monitoring group and an official said.

Dutch MPs vote to strip jihadists of dual nationality

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 10:34
Dutch MPs voted on Tuesday to strip dual nationals of their Dutch citizenship if they join terror groups such as the so-called Islamic State group to fight as jihadists, officials said.

Six months after Paris terror attacks, victims’ families want answers

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 08:33
More than six months after the November 13 attacks that killed 130 people in and around Paris, French judges on Tuesday began meeting with families of the victims and survivors who are still searching for answers about the tragedy.

DNA collected from EgyptAir victims’ families

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 07:38
Egyptian forensics officials collected DNA Tuesday from relatives of EgyptAir MS804 victims to help identify body parts retrieved from the Mediterranean, where the crash killed 66 people, the airline said.

Google’s Paris offices raided in tax fraud investigation

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 06:34
French investigators raided Google’s Paris headquarters on Tuesday as part of a probe over tax payments, the country’s state financial prosecutor’s office has said.

In pictures: France resorts to humour amid fury over fuel shortage

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 06:22
French motorists on Tuesday confronted unusually long queues at petrol stations as labour unions stepped up strikes at the country’s oil refineries. Many expressed their alarm on social networks while others poked fun at the situation.

US Supreme Court sides with black death row inmate in racial bias case

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 03:58
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday effectively overturned a black man’s 1987 conviction for murdering a white woman, rebuking Georgia prosecutors for unlawfully excluding black potential jurors in picking an all-white jury that condemned him to death.

Greece begins evacuation of Idomeni refugee camp

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 00:55
Greek authorities began an operation at dawn Tuesday to gradually evacuate the country's largest informal refugee camp of Idomeni on the Macedonian border, blocking access to the area and sending in more than 400 riot police.

French police break up blockade at refinery amid fuel shortages

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 00:33
French police broke up a blockade at the Fos-sur-Mer oil depot and refinery near the southern port city of Marseille on Tuesday after the hardline CGT and FO unions launched a strike in protest against proposed government labour reforms.

Video: Christian NGO brings Syrian refugees to Italy

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 23:56
In Italy, the community of Sant'Egidio, a Christian NGO, is setting up humanitarian corridors to bring Syrian refugee families from Lebanon to Italy. At the beginning of May, several dozen Syrian refugees arrived in Rome thanks to this initiative. Our correspondents in Beirut and Rome were with them on the journey that would change their lives forever.

Brazil’s new government minister ousted after scandal

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 21:41
Brazil’s interim government was rocked on Monday by the loss of one of its key figures. Planning Minister Romero Juca resigned amid accusations he had conspired to obstruct the country’s biggest-ever corruption investigation.

Syrian Kurds point finger at Western-backed opposition

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 18:06
The main Western-backed Syrian opposition has gained little by demanding the fall of President Bashar al-Assad other than fuelling killings and the refugee crisis, a senior official from Syrian’s northern Kurdish region said on Monday.

Egypt looks to France to fill in last hours of EgyptAir Flight 804

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 17:11
Egypt’s Public Prosecutor asked his French counterpart to hand over data on the crashed EgyptAir plane, from during its stay at Charles de Gaulle airport and until the moment it left French airspace, according to a statement made on Monday.

Baltimore police officer acquitted in Freddie Gray death

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 13:59
Baltimore police officer Edward Nero was acquitted on Monday of four charges in the 2015 death of black detainee Freddie Gray, the second setback for prosecutors in a case that triggered rioting and fueled the Black Lives Matter movement.