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Ukrainians Pay Respects To Journalist Killed In Car Bombing

Ukrainians Pay Respects To Journalist Killed In Car Bombing

Hundreds of Ukrainians have paid their respects to a prominent journalist who died in a car bombing in Kiev this week, queueing to lay flowers at an open casket. The killing of Pavel Sheremet, 44, killing on Wednesday sent shockwaves through the Ukrainian media community. He will be buried in his home town of Minsk, […]

Will The UK Be Left Behind On Sustainable Development?

Will The UK Be Left Behind On Sustainable Development?

The first top-flight UN meeting on the sustainable development goals (SDGs) since they were adopted last year marks a key moment for the implementation of the ambitious 15-year blueprint. The theme of this year’s high-level political forum in New York is “leave no one behind” – a fundamental principle behind the global goals.aunching the first […]

Armenian Police Clash With Demonstrators As Hostage Stand-Off Continues

Armenian Police Clash With Demonstrators As Hostage Stand-Off Continues

Clashes between anti-government demonstrators and police are intensifying in the Armenian captial, where armed men have been holding hostages for four days and protesters erected barricades on a nearby avenue. More than 50 people were injured in the clashes near a police station in Yerevan after police moved in late on Wednesday night to clear […]

Why Untangling UK Industry From Europe May Be ‘Impossible’

Why Untangling UK Industry From Europe May Be ‘Impossible’

When Bavarian politicians rhapsodise about their “laptop and Lederhosen” economy, they most likely have in mind businesses such as Dräxlmaier in Lower Bavaria. The slogan encapsulates the state’s transition from agriculture to hi-tech hub. And founded in 1875 as a family business making the traditional leather garments beloved in this southern German state, Dräxlmaier has […]

Angela Merkel Backs Theresa May’s Plan Not To Trigger Brexit This Year

Angela Merkel Backs Theresa May’s Plan Not To Trigger Brexit This Year

The German chancellor, Angela Merkel, has backed Theresa May’s decision to wait until next year before starting the formal process of leaving the EU, despite pressure from others in Europe for a speedier exit. After their first meeting in Berlin, Merkel gave support to the new prime minister, saying it was right and necessary for […]

No EU Exit For Us, Say Italy’s On-The-Rise Eurosceptics

No EU Exit For Us, Say Italy’s On-The-Rise Eurosceptics

Italians have looked aghast at the outcome of the Brexit vote, shocked by the rapid fall of political leaders in a nation previously admired for stability and common sense. Dire economic performance in the bel paese (beautiful country) has seen hundreds of thousands of Italians move to the UK, which was until recently held up […]

Malaysia Airlines Settles Families’ MH17 Damages Claims On Two-Year Anniversary

Malaysia Airlines Settles Families’ MH17 Damages Claims On Two-Year Anniversary

Malaysia Airlines has settled damages claims for most victims of flight MH17, Dutch national broadcaster NOS reported, after families gathered on Sunday to mark two years since the flight was shot down over eastern Ukraine. NOS cited Veeru Mewa, a lawyer representing some of the 165 Dutch victims. The parties involved in the settlement have […]

Islamic State Claims Responsibility For Nice Truck Attack

Islamic State Claims Responsibility For Nice Truck Attack

Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the truck attack in Nice that killed 84 people, injured more than 200 and brought carnage to a Bastille Day fireworks celebration on Thursday night. In a statement on Saturday, the news agency Amaq, which supports Isis, said: “The person who carried out the operation in Nice, France, to […]

Anger And Anxiety Over Sexual Violence At The Pamplona Bull Run

Anger And Anxiety Over Sexual Violence At The Pamplona Bull Run

High above the shops peddling red neckerchiefs, tourist tat and seductive deals on alcohol, above the bobbing, sometimes throbbing, heads of visitors and locals, the walls and balconies of Pamplona betray a voluble, angry mood. Between the Basque flags and the potted plants, banners spell out variations on the theme that has once again overshadowed […]

Global Stocks At Eight-Month High, France Attack Subdues Europe

Global Stocks At Eight-Month High, France Attack Subdues Europe

Reassuring Chinese data lifted world stocks to an eight-month high on Friday though Europe ended an otherwise strong week subdued after an attack by a gunman at the wheel of a truck in the south of France killed at least 84 people. Britain’s FTSE 100 and Germany’s DAX managed to shake off an early dip […]

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