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French-born diplomat wins presidency in ex-Soviet Georgia

Thursday  12:55,   29 november 2018

Georgian election officials say a French-born former foreign minister has won a presidential runoff, marking the last time citizens of the ex-Soviet nation elected their head of state by popular vote. (AP Photo/Shakh Aivazov) TBILISI, Georgia — A... >>>

Under martial law, Ukraine troops dig trenches, pack bags

Wednesday  21:05,   28 november 2018

Ukrainian soldiers busily dug trenches and stuffed rucksacks with emergency rations and ammunition after an unprecedented state of martial law came into force on Wednesday. "It's better to dig a trench 10 metres long than two metres deep," a... >>>

Sri Lanka's top military official in court over mass murder cover-up

Wednesday  13:15,   28 november 2018

Sri Lanka's top-ranking military officer surrendered to court Wednesday after weeks evading arrest for allegedly protecting the chief suspect in the high-profile murder of 11 people during the island's civil war.... >>>

Exclusive: China will retaliate 'in proportion' to any U.S. sanction over Muslim Uighurs – ambassador

Wednesday  10:55,   28 november 2018

Exclusive: China will retaliate 'in proportion' to any U.S. sanction over Muslim Uighurs –... >>>

Russia to deploy new S-400 missiles on Crimea: Ifax

Wednesday  10:30,   28 november 2018

Russia to deploy new S-400 missiles on Crimea:... >>>

China, vying with U.S. in Latin America, eyes Argentina nuclear deal

Wednesday  10:20,   28 november 2018

China, vying with U.S. in Latin America, eyes Argentina nuclear... >>>

Mass Australian stranding leaves 28 whales dead

Wednesday  09:40,   28 november 2018

Twenty-eight whales were found dead in the remote southeast of Australia Wednesday, following a mass stranding that has baffled experts. A pilot flying a private plane over Croajingolong National Park in Victoria state spotted 27 pilot whales and... >>>

Flash-flooding causes chaos in Sydney

Wednesday  07:40,   28 november 2018

Emergency crews respond to hundreds of calls on the city's wettest November day since 1984. "The intensity of that rainfall was phenomenal - 91mm fell in 90 minutes," forecaster Rob Taggart told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. The storm... >>>

Russia's ban on LGBTQ rallies violates rights, European court rules

Tuesday  23:55,   27 november 2018

Russian authorities have been putting obstacles on LGBTQ rallies for years, and systematically turning down LGBTQ permit requests. The court said Russia's blocking of public LGBTQ events couldn't be justified by any concern about public disorder and >>>

Analysis: With Kerch crisis, a hidden war comes out into the open

Tuesday  18:15,   27 november 2018

The four-and-a-half-year battle for eastern Ukraine has claimed over 10,000 lives, battered the Ukrainian economy and left Russia hit with crippling sanctions. Now, the mostly hidden conflict is threatening to explode into open war.... >>>

Hundreds of bodies exhumed from mass grave in Syria's Raqqa

Tuesday  15:30,   27 november 2018

A local official in Raqqa says more than 500 bodies have so far been exhumed from one of the largest mass graves discovered near the Syrian city, once the capital of the Islamic State group's self-styled caliphate. Raqqa was liberated in a... >>>

Brother of Honduran President indicted on drug trafficking charges in US

Tuesday  13:30,   27 november 2018

The brother of Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez was arrested Friday on charges of trafficking cocaine, weapons offenses and making a false statement, according to the US Department of Justice. Authorities with the Drug Enforcement... >>>

India studying island to see if man's body can be recovered

Tuesday  08:05,   27 november 2018

Indian officials have traveled repeatedly in recent days near the remote island where an American missionary was killed by people who have long resisted the outside world. But they have not set foot onto North Sentinel Island since the killing, and... >>>

Anti-Semitism never disappeared in Europe. It's alive and kicking

Tuesday  07:45,   27 november 2018

What does anti-Semitism look like in Europe in 2018? require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); It's a 17-year-old boy, too frightened to wear a kippa (a... >>>

France arrests official over 'NK spying'

Tuesday  04:05,   27 november 2018

Benoit Quennedey is quizzed over "delivery of information to a foreign power", reports... >>>