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Scottish leader vows to reject UK prime minister’s Brexit deal
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Scottish leader vows to reject UK prime minister’s Brexit deal

Scotland's First Minister and leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP), Nicola Sturgeon, acknowledges the applause from delegates after delivering her keynote speech on the final day of the SNP annual conference in Glasgow on October 9, 2018. (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN / AFP) Scotland’s pro-independence leader vowed on Monday […]

Swedish centre-right leader abandons first bid to form government
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Swedish centre-right leader abandons first bid to form government

Ulf Kristersson, leader of Sweden's Moderate party, gives a press conference after his meeting with the Speaker of the Parliament in Stockholm, Sweden October, 14 2018. – Kristersson announced that his attempt to form a government failed. (Photo by Henrik MONTGOMERY / TT News Agency / AFP) / Sweden OUT […]

Netherlands in a ‘cyberwar’ with Russia, says defence minister
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Netherlands in a ‘cyberwar’ with Russia, says defence minister

(L/R): Head of Dutch Military Intelligence and Security Service Onno Eichelsheim, Minister of Defence Ank Bijleveld and British ambassador Peter Wilson attend a press conference of the Dutch Military Intelligence and Security Service (MIVD) at The Hague, The Netherlands, on October 4, 2018. – Dutch intelligence thwarted a Russian cyber […]

Murdered Salvadoran, Pope Paul VI made saints
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Murdered Salvadoran, Pope Paul VI made saints

Catholic faithfuls take part in the "pilgrimage of light" in San Salvador, on the eve of blessed Monsignor Oscar Romero's canonization on October 13, 2018. – Hundreds of churchgoers from around Central America paraded in San Salvador Saturday to celebrate the impending canonization of slain Salvadoran cleric Oscar Romero. (Photo […]

Portugal’s defence minister resigns over arms theft scandal
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Portugal’s defence minister resigns over arms theft scandal

Portugal's Defence Minister Jose Alberto Azeredo Lopes Portugal’s Defence Minister Jose Alberto Azeredo Lopes resigned Friday over a scandal which has seen senior figures in the military and police forces arrested over the theft of rockets, grenades, and cartridges from a military arms depot. Lopes said he was stepping down […]

Goat brigades help battle Portugal’s deadly wildfires
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Goat brigades help battle Portugal’s deadly wildfires

Portuguese shepherd Fernando Moura, 49, milks a goat near Loriga, at Serra da Estrela mountain, in center Portugal on September 21, 2018. – Hoping to contain wildfires that threaten its mountains each year, Portugal's government has hired goats to munch through undergrowth and create natural, cost-effective fire barriers. For the […]

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UK appoints minister for suicide prevention

As the world celebrates World Mental Health Day, the British Prime Minister Theresa May, Wednesday, appointed Jackie Doyle-Price as minister for suicide prevention. Doyle-Prince, who is also a Conservative Member of Parliament and the health minister is the first ever minister for suicide prevention. “We can end the stigma that […]

Council of Europe postpones vote on Russia return
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Council of Europe postpones vote on Russia return

[FILE PHOTO] Russian President Vladimir Putin attends the plenary session of the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok on September 12, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV Council of Europe delegates voted Tuesday to delay action on a proposed rule change which could restore Russia’s voting rights, stripped in 2014 […]

Iranian diplomat extradited to Belgium over ‘bomb plot’
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Iranian diplomat extradited to Belgium over ‘bomb plot’

Iranian diplomat linked to an alleged bomb plot against an Iranian opposition rally in France has been extradited to Belgium from Germany, prosecutors said on Tuesday. An Iranian diplomat linked to an alleged bomb plot against an Iranian opposition rally in France has been extradited to Belgium from Germany, prosecutors […]

Fuel spill feared as cargo ships collide off Corsica
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Fuel spill feared as cargo ships collide off Corsica

A handout image released by the French Gendarmerie Nationale on October 7, 2018, shows a roll-on/roll-off ferry (L) and a container ship after they collided off the northwest coast of Cape Corsica according to the maritime prefecture. According to the Toulon Maritime Prefecture, at around 7.30am, a Tunisian ro-ro (roll-on/roll-off) […]

Fujimori, in hospital plea, says return to prison would be ‘death sentence’
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Fujimori, in hospital plea, says return to prison would be ‘death sentence’

Policemen stand guard outside the Centenario Clinic in Lima on October 4, 2018, where former Peruvian president (1990-2000) Alberto Fujimori was admitted on October 3 after a court annulled the humanitarian pardon granted to him and ordered the 80-year-old ex-presidentís immediate arrest.<br />The former president who has chronic health problems, […]

Key facts about world’s chemical watchdog
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Key facts about world’s chemical watchdog

This handout document released on October 4, 2018 by the Dutch Defence Ministry shows alleged Russian agents on a parking lot near the OPCW in The Hague in April during the intervention of Dutch officers as Dutch security services said on October 4 they had thwarted a Russian cyber attack […]

Three years of Russia strikes on Syria kill 18,000
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Three years of Russia strikes on Syria kill 18,000

Founder of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Rami Abdel Rahman, poses for photographs ahead of an interview with AFP in central London on October 17, 2013. AFP PHOTO / LEON NEAL (Photo credit should read LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images) More than 18,000 people, nearly half of them civilians, have been […]

Johnson ups the pressure as UK’s May gathers fractious party
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Johnson ups the pressure as UK’s May gathers fractious party

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May reacts as she listens from her seat in the audience in the main hall on the first day of the Conservative Party Conference 2018 at the International Convention Centre in Birmingham, on September 30, 2018.<br />Prime Minister Theresa May gathered her party for its annual […]

Merkel warns Trump against ‘destroying’ UN
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Merkel warns Trump against ‘destroying’ UN

Angela Merkel. Photo Study Breaks Magazine German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday warned US President Donald Trump against “destroying” the United Nations. “I believe that destroying something without having developed something new is extremely dangerous,” Merkel said at a regional election campaign event in Bavaria. The veteran leader a close […]

With Brexit clock ticking, Britain’s May gathers fractious party
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With Brexit clock ticking, Britain’s May gathers fractious party

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / HENRY NICHOLLS Prime Minister Theresa May gathered her party for its annual conference on Sunday, under immediate attack from leading rival Boris Johnson over her strategy for pulling Britain out of the European Union. The Conservative leader arrived in […]