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Former Philippine first lady Imelda Marcos freed on bail - 12/02/2018

Manila – Former Philippine first lady Imelda Marcos on Friday posted bail and temporarily walked free despite her conviction for corruption while an anti-graft court deliberated on her petition to...

Turkish court rejects opposition politician's plea for release - 11/30/2018

Istanbul (dpa) - An Ankara court has rejected a leading pro-Kurdish opposition politician's appeal for release despite a top European court's ruling that he must be freed, one of his lawyers told...

Syrian sentenced to 6.5 years in prison for preparing attack - 11/30/2018

Hamburg - A Syrian man has been sentenced to six and a half years in prison for preparing an Islamist terrorist attack in Germany.   The sentence was handed down to the man, identified under...

Report: Discrimination against black people 'pervasive' in EU - 11/28/2018

Vienna (dpa) - Black people face "pervasive" discrimination throughout the European Union, according to a report released on Wednesday by the EU Agency for Fundamental Fights.   People of...

US closes border crossing in California amid pressure from migrants - 11/25/2018

Washington - By Gretel Johnston, - The US border patrol on Sunday closed a border crossing to vehicles and pedestrians at San Ysidro, California, the US city opposite Tijuana, Mexico, where thousands...

EU court rules in Dyson's favour in row over vacuum cleaner testing - 11/08/2018

Luxembourg - British manufacturer Dyson has successfully challenged the European Union's efficiency tests for vacuum cleaners, with a court annulling the rules on the grounds that they do not take...

Around 10 people feared buried after two buildings collapse in France - 11/05/2018

Paris - Emergency services were searching for around 10 people feared buried beneath the rubble of two collapsed buildings in the southern French city of Marseille on Monday.   Housing Minister...

Saudi envoy at UN rights body promises prosecutions in Khashoggi case - 11/05/2018

Geneva – Saudi Arabia's prosecutors are investigating the death of Jamal Khashoggi and will prosecute the perpetrators, a Saudi diplomat told the UN Human Rights Council on Monday. "The leadership in...

Counter-demonstrators block march in German city over gang-rape case - 10/29/2018

Stuttgart, Germany - By Fabian Albrecht and Soenke Moehl, - Some 1,500 people on Monday demonstrated against a march organized by the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party over the suspected...

Queen Elizabeth's granddaughter Eugenie marries at Windsor Castle - 10/12/2018

London -By Bill Smith, - Princess Eugenie, the granddaughter of British Queen Elizabeth II, married her long-term boyfriend Jack Brooksbank on Friday at the same royal chapel inside Windsor Castle...
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