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    Pro-European candidate wins Moldova vote
    Jun29

    Pro-European candidate wins Moldova vote

    Dorin Chirtoaca, the pro-European candidate for mayor of the Moldovan capital celebrates after seeing exit polls in a runoff for local elections in Chisinau, Moldova. Near-final results gave a pro-European Union candidate a comfortable lead in the runoff vote for mayor of Moldova’s capital, in an election seen as a test of whether the...

    Cautious Merkel on verge of biggest risk with ‘Grexit’
    Jun29

    Cautious Merkel on verge of biggest risk with ‘Grexit’

    BERLIN: “If you break it, you own it,” former US Secretary of State Colin Powell warned President George W. Bush before his invasion of Iraq. Whether it will ever be fair to blame Angela Merkel for “breaking” Greece is debatable. But if the euro zone’s weakest link does default this week and is eventually forced out...

    Cautious Merkel of Germany on verge of biggest risk with “Grexit”
    Jun29

    Cautious Merkel of Germany on verge of biggest risk with “Grexit”

    “If you break it, you own it,” former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell warned President George W. Bush before his invasion of Iraq. Whether it will ever be fair to blame Angela Merkel for “breaking” Greece is debatable. But if the euro zone’s weakest link does default this week and is eventually forced out of the...

    China Says Changing Position on Sea Dispute Would Shame Ancestors
    Jun29

    China Says Changing Position on Sea Dispute Would Shame Ancestors

    Beijing. Changing position on China’s claims over the South China Sea would shame its ancestors, while not facing up to infringements of Chinese sovereignty there would shame its children, Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Saturday. China has become increasingly assertive in the South China Sea, building artificial islands in areas over...

    US warship visits Georgia amid Ukraine crisis
    Jun28

    US warship visits Georgia amid Ukraine crisis

    A US warship arrived Sunday in Georgia’s Black Sea port of Batumi on a training mission, the US embassy said, sending a message of support to the NATO aspirant amid the conflict in Ukraine. The US 6th Fleet’s guided missile destroyer USS Laboon “will conduct routine combined training with the Georgian Coast Guard”, the US embassy in...

    Turkish police use water cannon to disperse gay pride parade
    Jun28

    Turkish police use water cannon to disperse gay pride parade

    Turkish police fired water cannon and rubber pellets to disperse a crowd gathered in central Istanbul on Sunday for the city’s annual gay pride parade. It was not immediately clear why the police stopped the marchers gathering. The parade has been held in Istanbul in previous years, leading some to dub it the largest gay pride event in the...

    Ukraine debt envoy ratchets up payment suspension warning
    Jun28

    Ukraine debt envoy ratchets up payment suspension warning

    FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Ukraine could suspend its debt payments almost immediately if an important meeting with creditors on Tuesday ends in stalemate, the country’s chief debt envoy Vitaly Lisovenko said. …read more Source: The...

    Hounded and out of work, gay Ukrainians flee rebel east
    Jun28

    Hounded and out of work, gay Ukrainians flee rebel east

    Shows Ukrainian women 35 –year-old Yulia (R) and 28-year-old Natalia (L), embracing on the balcony of a refuge home in Kiev, after they fled the separatist east out of fear for their lives for being gay. The stigma of being gay in Ukraine has long forced many to keep their personal lives to themselves. And it makes efforts by relief agencies to...

    Armenia president suspends electricity price hike after protests
    Jun28

    Armenia president suspends electricity price hike after protests

    YEREVAN: Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian (pix) on Saturday suspended a controversial hike in electricity prices but the move failed to appease protesters who vowed to keep up with the largest anti-government demonstrations the ex-Soviet nation has seen in years. Thousands have taken to the streets of the capital Yerevan since June 19 to...

    Tunisia weighs new security approach as tourists flee after Islamic State attack
    Jun28

    Tunisia weighs new security approach as tourists flee after Islamic State attack

    Tunisian army soldiers guard the street near the attacked Imperial Marhaba hotel in Sousse, Tunisia. (Source: AP) Thousands of tourists fled from Tunisia on Saturday after the country’s worst terrorist attack killed 38 people — including 15 Britons — as the government struggles to prevent future jihadi attacks against the all-important...

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