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Thousands support bus driver who slapped teen

Thursday  13:50,   20 september 2018

More than 290,000 people have signed a petition in support of a Paris bus driver facing disciplinary action after he was filmed slapping a teenager. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { [...]

A Five-Letter Adjective Is Shaking Up Politics in Eastern Europe

Thursday  12:50,   20 september 2018

Macedonia is set to vote on a name change. The process is turning out to be surprisingly fraught—even drawing Russian interference.Load...[...]

'Record' cocaine production in Colombia

Thursday  02:35,   20 september 2018

UN statistics show the total cocaine production area rose to its highest recorded level in 2017.The UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said the acreage under coca cultivation rose to 171,000 hectares in 2017, a 17% increase from...[...]

US says terrorism deaths decreased 27% last year

Thursday  01:52,   20 september 2018

The number of deaths and attacks attributed to terrorism significantly decreased in 2017 according to a new report by the State Department's Bureau of Counterterrorism and Countering Violent Extremism. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"],...[...]

Study: Banning Refugees From Working Costs Countries Millions

Thursday  01:05,   20 september 2018

Countries that prevent refugees from working waste tens of millions of dollars and endanger the futures of these displaced populations for years, according to a new study.Countries that ban refugees from working eventually spend much more money than [...]

Trump: Middle East Invasion Worse Than Civil War

Thursday  00:51,   20 september 2018

George W. Bush's decision to invade Afghanistan and Iraq in the aftermath of 9/11 was the “worst single mistake” in U.S. history, Donald Trump claimed.Trump bashed Bush’s still-controversial decision to send troops to Iraq and Afghanistan in the [...]

Syria's Assad blames Israel for downing of Russian plane

Thursday  00:50,   20 september 2018

President Bashar al-Assad on Wednesday blamed Israel for the downing of a Russian plane, which was accidentally hit by Syrian anti-aircraft fire while seeking to intercept Israeli missile fire. "This unfortunate incident was the result of Israeli...[...]

Deputy to ISIS leader Baghdadi is sentenced to death by Iraqi court

Wednesday  23:25,   19 september 2018

Ismail al-Ithawi was the highest-ranking member of the Islamic State to stand trial in Iraq.Ismail al-Ithawi was part of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s inner circle and was responsible for religious edicts, finances and designing the educational curriculum...[...]

New book: Putin tried to reinforce Trump’s belief in a ‘deep state’ undermining him

Wednesday  23:06,   19 september 2018

Russian President Vladimir Putin reportedly tried to reinforce President Trump's perception that a bureaucratic "deep state" was working to undermine him. Putin voiced those sentiments in phone conversations with the president, according to an...[...]

French priest commits suicide in church after assault claim

Wednesday  21:55,   19 september 2018

A 38-year-old French priest in a northern French town committed suicide in his church after being accused of molesting a young woman, local prosecutors and police sources told AFP on Wednesday. Jean-Baptiste Sebe killed himself Tuesday in the...[...]

Russia to study Israeli data related to downed plane

Wednesday  20:55,   19 september 2018

The Kremlin says that Russian President Vladimir Putin has accepted Israel's offer to share detailed information about its air raid, during which a Russian reconnaissance plane was accidentally downed by Syrian air defenses.Syrian forces mistook [...]

Maduro Wants to Visit Salt Bae's Restaurant Again

Wednesday  19:55,   19 september 2018

“I even sat down in a chair of a true sultan … We hugged like 100 times,” the Venezuelan strongman recalled his visit to Salt Bae's restaurant in Istanbul.Maduro recalled his visit to Salt Bae’s restaurant and the chef’s patronage. “I sent my...[...]

At least 27 drown as riverboat capsizes in DR Congo

Wednesday  19:55,   19 september 2018

At least 27 people drowned and others were presumed dead after a riverboat capsized on a tributary of the Congo River in northern DR Congo, a local official said Wednesday. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function...[...]

For asylum-seekers on Greece's Lesbos, life 'is so bad here'

Wednesday  18:32,   19 september 2018

Hundreds of asylum-seekers stranded on Greece's Lesbos island are living in makeshift tents in a field overrun by garbage, without electricity or running water. Moria, Greece's biggest migrant camp in a former military base on the island, is...[...]

India outlaws Islamic 'instant divorce'

Wednesday  18:10,   19 september 2018

The Indian government Wednesday issued an executive order making the Islamic practice of "instant divorce" a criminal offence punishable by up to three years in prison. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) [...]