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Egypt sentences Brotherhood leader Badie to life

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 08:16
An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced the Muslim Brotherhood's spiritual leader Mohamed Badie to life in prison after religious authorities rejected the death penalty, in one of many trials of Islamists since their removal from power.

Austerity row overshadows French Socialist’s annual rally

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 07:39
More than 2,000 of the party faithful are at the French Socialist Party’s 22nd annual summer rally this weekend in the western port city of La Rochelle, amid a dispute over the government’s austerity measures.

Ukrainian plane with seven on board crashes in Algeria

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 04:43
A Ukrainian cargo plane carrying seven people crashed in southern Algeria on Saturday after taking off from Tamanrasset airport, an Algerian transport ministry official said, adding that six Ukrainians and one Russian were on board.

UN peacekeepers battle jihadists in Golan Heights

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 04:29
A firefight erupted Saturday between a group of Filipino UN peacekeepers and the jihadists surrounding their position in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, defence officials in the Philippines said.

Kerry calls for 'coalition of nations' to battle IS militants

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 02:18
US Secretary of State John Kerry called Friday for a "coalition of nations" to combat the "genocidal agenda" of the Islamic State militant group, which has seized large sections of territory across Iraq and Syria in recent months.

EU leaders meet in Brussels to seek a response to Russia

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 00:15
European Union leaders gather in Brussels Saturday to hammer out a robust response to Russian incursions in east Ukraine and to appoint new candidates to key EU posts, including a replacement for EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton.

IMF stands behind Lagarde amid French corruption probe

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 18:15
The executive board of the International Monetary Fund expressed confidence on Friday in Managing Director Christine Lagarde after a French court placed her under formal investigation in a corruption scandal.

Experimental Ebola drug ‘ZMapp’ heals all monkeys in study

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 15:47
An experimental Ebola drug healed all 18 monkeys infected with the deadly virus in a study, boosting hopes that the treatment might help fight the outbreak raging through West Africa – once more of it can be made.