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Prominent guests and protesters alike mark Karl Marx's 200th birthday - 05/05/2018

Trier, Germany - By Birgit Reichert, - With the reading aloud of a birth certificate, festivities in the German city of Trier began Saturday for the 200th birthday of its controversial native, father...

Aussie bobsledder sells swimwear to get to Pyeongchang - 02/23/2018

Hardluck bobsleigh stories are a dime a dozen in Pyeongchang, but one member of Australia's four-man team has developed a unique way to fund his way to the Olympics.   Pyeongchang, South Korea...

True perpetrators' in Kim's murder in Malaysia at large, lawyer says - 02/13/2018

Kuala Lumpur - One year after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's half-brother was murdered in Malaysia, a defence lawyer for one of the accused said justice will remain elusive as long as the four...

Migration takes spotlight in Italy election after far-right shootings - 02/05/2018

After a xenophobic attack on Africans, Berlusconi and his right-wing allies say migration is a ticking "social bomb" that needs to be defused with mass expulsions. The proposal might help them win...

Education key in fight against terrorism, Macron tells Senegal summit - 02/02/2018

Dakar – French President Emmanuel Macron stressed the importance of education in the fight against terrorism during a visit to Senegal on Friday, describing it as "a necessity of our times." Speaking...

German beer sales hit record low as exports fall - 02/01/2018

Frankfurt - German breweries were hit hard by falling exports last year, leading to a record low in sales, the federal statistics agency reported on Thursday.   Total beer sales dropped by 2.5...

Turkey: US should drop case against Iran sanctions suspect - 11/27/2017

Istanbul – The US case against Reza Zarrab, an Iranian-Turkish businessman, on charges of violating sanctions on Iran, should be "dropped or ended," a Turkish government spokesman said.   Deputy...

Support for Australia gay marriage leading ballot, opinion poll finds - 11/07/2017

Sydney - Support for same-sex marriage in Australia is in the lead, according to an opinion poll released on Tuesday, as the national postal survey deadline looms.   Australia is currently...

Tokyo 2020 marks 1,000 days to go, still much to be done - 10/28/2017

With 1,000 days to go until the opening of the 2020 Olympics, Tokyo organizers held countdown events after facing a string of controversies earlier.   Tokyo (dpa) – Japan celebrates the 1,000...

What's in France's new terror law and why is it controversial? - 10/18/2017

Paris - French President Emmanuel Macron says the new anti-terror law that passed its last hurdle in parliament today is needed to allow the country to end its state of emergency. But rights groups,...
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