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'High-speed objects' hit flight MH17, says Dutch report

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 02:45
Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 broke apart over Ukraine due to impact from a large number of fragments, the Dutch Safety Board said on Tuesday, in a report that Malaysia's prime minister said suggested it was shot down from the ground.

Cilic crushes Nishikori to claim US Open title

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 17:46
Marin Cilic of Croatia has won his first Grand Slam title by beating Kei Nishikori of Japan 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 in the US Open final, a year after missing the tournament because of a doping suspension.

Disgraced French MP threatens Hollande's razor-thin majority

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 15:15
France’s disgraced former trade minister Thomas Thévenoud, forced to quit over “tax issues” last week, has announced he will not give up his seat in parliament – but just not as a representative of President François Hollande’s Socialist Party.

Video: Frenchman suspected of taking children to fight jihad

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 13:55
A French mother says her daughter was kidnapped by her former partner in August and taken to Syria to fight alongside jihadists battling the regime in Syria.

EU formally adopts new sanctions against Russia

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 13:44
The European Union formally agreed to a series of new sanctions against Russia on Monday but said their implementation over the coming days would depend on Russian efforts to maintain a ceasefire in Ukraine.

Kerviel’s new boss to help ex-trader ‘rebuild his life’

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 13:12
Jérôme Kerviel, the French “rogue trader” who brought one of Europe’s biggest banks to its knees by placing wildly risky bets, walked out of prison on Monday with an electronic bracelet around his ankle and a new consultancy job in hand.

Pro-Russia rebels release 1,200 prisoners, Poroshenko says

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 10:22
Some 1,200 prisoners of war held by pro-Russian rebels in east Ukraine have so far been freed under the terms of a ceasefire deal agreed last week, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko announced on Monday.

French 'rogue trader' Kerviel released from prison

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 09:03
Jérôme Kerviel, the French trader who was jailed for losing almost €5 billion for Société Générale in rogue trades, left prison on parole Monday after serving just over 150 days of his three-year sentence.

African Union troops 'raped Somali women', HRW says

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 04:01
Internationally-funded African Union troops in war-torn and impoverished Somalia have raped women and girls as young as 12 and traded food aid for sex, Human Rights Watch said in a damning report Monday.

EU set to unveil new Russia sanctions amid fragile Ukraine ceasefire

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 03:33
European leaders were set on Monday to unveil punishing new sanctions on Russia after weekend fighting in Ukraine imperilled a fragile truce aimed at halting a bloody pro-Kremlin uprising.

Brussels shooter ‘planned Bastille Day atrocity’ in Paris

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 02:32
Mehdi Nemmouche, the French-Algerian accused of killing four at the Jewish Museum in Brussels, planned a major attack at France’s Bastille Day celebration, French daily Libération said Monday. The interior ministry has denied the reports.

Mahmoud Abbas threatens to end Hamas unity deal

Sun, 09/07/2014 - 23:22
Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas has threatened to break off a unity agreement with Hamas if the Islamist movement does not allow the government to operate properly in the Gaza Strip.

Arab states to take 'necessary' steps to defeat IS jihadists

Sun, 09/07/2014 - 14:15
Arab state foreign ministers meeting in Cairo agreed to take all "necessary measures" to oppose Islamic State (IS) jihadists, Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi said Sunday, adding that the group poses an existential threat to regional governments.

French far right is at the 'gates of power', PM Valls warns

Sun, 09/07/2014 - 12:24
France's far-right National Front is at the "gates of power", Prime Minister Manuel Valls (pictured) warned on Sunday, after a recent poll showed FN leader Marine Le Pen would beat Socialist President François Hollande in a 2017 presidential vote.

Radical cleric Abu Qatada denounces IS beheadings

Sun, 09/07/2014 - 09:29
Islamist cleric Abu Qatada on Sunday denounced the beheadings of US journalists by Islamic State militants, calling the group a "killing machine". The radical preacher was deported from the UK last year to face terrorism charges in Jordan.

UK offers France security fence to stop illegal migrants

Sun, 09/07/2014 - 07:07
The UK has offered France the security fencing it used at a recent NATO summit to protect world leaders, suggesting the barrier might deter illegal migrants crossing the Channel from the port town of Calais.

Cilic demolishes Federer to set up historic US Open final

Sun, 09/07/2014 - 03:43
Marin Cilic provided the second major shock of the US Open semi-finals Saturday with a sensational win over Roger Federer, hours after Japan’s Kei Nishikori beat world number one Novak Djokovic in one of the biggest upsets in men’s tennis in years.

US launches air strikes on IS militants near Iraq’s Haditha Dam

Sun, 09/07/2014 - 01:04
The United States broadened its campaign against Islamic State militants in Iraq on Sunday, saying it launched four air strikes against the jihadists threatening the Haditha Dam in the western part of the country.

Scottish independence campaign takes narrow lead in new poll

Sat, 09/06/2014 - 23:33
A new opinion poll published on Sunday put Scotland's pro-independence camp ahead for the first time in the campaign, just 11 days before a referendum on splitting from Britain.

Ukraine ceasefire at risk amid shelling in Mariupol, Donetsk

Sat, 09/06/2014 - 23:10
Shelling erupted in eastern Ukraine’s strategic port of Mariupol and the city of Donetsk overnight, threatening a fragile ceasefire agreed Friday between the Ukrainian government and pro-Russian separatists.