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The Spanish government is set to close dozens of state-run rail routes and cut services on hundreds of other lines as Madrid struggles to right the country's recession-hit economy. The cuts will allow savings of over €85 million but will affect over 1.65 million passengers. Critics accuse the government of building first and thinking later during the boom years.
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A 48-year-old British national admitted to French police on Sunday that he slit the throats of his two children, aged 5 and 10. The children's bodies were discovered Saturday at his apartment in Saint-Priest, a suburb of Lyon.
Former Guatemala dictator Efrain Rios Montt’s conviction for genocide was overturned by the country’s top court Monday. The 86-year-old was convicted earlier this month for his role in massacres of Mayans during Guatemala’s 36-year civil war.
Israel has denied supplying military hardware to Syrian rebels after pro-government Syrian forces on Monday displayed an Israeli-made Jeep it says was captured during recent fighting near Syria’s border with Lebanon.
Algerian authorities have censored two newspapers for printing information about President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s “declining” health. Bouteflika has not been seen since he was admitted to a Paris hospital late April.
Keyboardist Ray Manzarek, who along with singer Jim Morrsion founded the influential rock group The Doors in 1965, died at the age of 74 at a medical clinic in Germany on Monday following a battle with cancer.
Turkish and Israeli press have reacted to the news that Israeli President Shimon Peres on Friday sent a personal message of condolence to Turkish President Abdullah Gul over May’s deadly bombing in the town of Reyhanli, which killed 51 people.
Yahoo! said on Monday that it was set to buy blogging network Tumblr for $1.1 billion, as new Chief Executive Officer Marissa Mayer seeks to rejuvenate the internet company’s image. The deal is expected to be finalised in the second half of the year.
At least 70 people were killed in a string of car bomb explosions targeting Shiite Muslims across Iraq on Monday, in some of the worst sectarian violence the country has seen since US forces pulled out in December 2011.
Burmese President Thein Sein became the first leader from the country to visit the White House in nearly half a century on Monday, but the historic meeting with US President Barack Obama has angered critics of Burma’s human rights record.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has lost control of northern and southern Syria and is focused on a strategic corridor linking the Mediterranean coast to Damascus. Will this accelerate the fragmentation of Syria?
Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is recovering in Paris after suffering a minor stroke last month, Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal said in a statement on Monday, breaking official silence over the health of the country’s ailing leader.
Jose Mourinho will step down as manager of Real Madrid at the end of the season, club president Florentino Perez confirmed on Monday, ending what has been a turbulent three years at the team’s helm.
Outside the main competition, two thrillers struck a nerve at Cannes the last two days: American Jeremy Saulnier's "Blue Ruin", about a drifter out for blood, and Palestinian Hany Abu-Assad's "Omar", about young men fighting the Israeli occupation.
A young Tunisian activist who sparked controversy in March after posting topless photos of herself online has been arrested for committing “immoral gestures,” the interior ministry said on Monday.
The US criticised a rise in anti-Muslim sentiment in Europe and Asia on Monday after the State Department released its annual report on religious freedom, which pointed to government restrictions and violence targeting Muslims.
Despite the rain, this year’s Cannes Film Festival is shaping up to be a magical event. Steven Spielberg, Leonardo Di Caprio, Ryan Gosling, Eva Mendes… all are in attendance. Among these world-famous Hollywood stars, a small-town cinema owner from southwestern France tells us about his festival experience. Read more...
Paris Saint-Germain had not won a domestic title in 19 years, but amid a string of embarrassing news, the new Ligue 1 champions are struggling to keep their heads high.
Pro-government Syrian forces backed by Lebanese Hezbollah militants stormed the rebel-held town of Qusair on Sunday, following a fierce aerial and artillery bombardment. The town is seen as of high strategic value by both regime and rebel forces.