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Kevin Owen

West vs Asia, Africa: How FIFA presidency standoff between Blatter & Ali plays out
As the International Federation of Football Associations (FIFA) elects its president, its incumbent head Joseph Blatter comes under fire from Western nations, but keeps the backing of Africa and Asia.

29.05.2015 14:53

Clashes, tires on fire outside Ukrainian parliament in Kiev
Clashes are reported in central Kiev where crowds of protesters are rallying against the economic crisis and the soaring cost of private loans. Local media say several people have tried to break into the Ukrainian parliament.

21.05.2015 15:33

‘He was never a threat to any country’: UK MPs in US to lobby British Gitmo prisoner’s release
Four members of the UK Parliament are in Washington DC to put pressure on lawmakers and the Presidential administration to free Shaker Aamer, the only British Guantanamo prisoner.

20.05.2015 15:23

ISIS near to total control of Syria’s ancient Palmyra – monitoring group
Islamic State militants have taken control of almost all of the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, a UNESCO landmark, according to a monitoring group. The city was captured after bloody clashes with the Syrian Army on Wednesday.

20.05.2015 13:54

Kiev at war with its own citizens, not Russia - Kremlin
The Russian president's spokesman has refuted Petro Poroshenko's claims that Ukraine is waging a direct war with Russia, saying that Kiev is at war with Ukrainian citizens.

20.05.2015 12:19

Potatoes for Kerry: Russian FM keeps up gift exchange traditions
During talks in Sochi, the Russian foreign minister presented his US counterpart with a Victory Day t-shirt and baskets of potatoes and tomatoes. Looks like an answer to Kerry’s giving him Idaho potatoes in 2014.

12.05.2015 13:42

Saudi Arabia moves ‘strike force’ to border with Yemen as truce nears – report
Saudi Arabia has moved its “strike force” to its border with Yemen, according to local media. Although a five-day truce is looming, the Saudi-led coalition and Houthi rebels are continuing to trade heavy fire.

11.05.2015 12:57

Turkish ship shelled off Libya coast, officer killed, several crew injured
A Turkish dry cargo ship has been attacked near the Libyan port city of Tobruk, the Foreign Ministry in Ankara says. A ship officer was killed and several crew members injured.

11.05.2015 08:18

'I wear my skirt as I like': French Twitter campaign over schoolgirl's dress ban
The public has reacted with a campaign in social networks called "I wear my skirt as I like" after a 15-year-old French Muslim girl was banned from her class for wearing a long skirt reflecting her religious affiliation.

30.04.2015 14:25

Greece replaces Finance Minister Varoufakis as lead in debt talks
The Greek government has given Financial Relations Minister Euclid Tsakalotos the lead in negotiating with international creditors. The Syriza-led coalition says the team headed by Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis has failed to produce results.

28.04.2015 09:12

Russian Progress spacecraft flies too high, docking delayed
The Russian cargo space ship Progress is making extra turns around the Earth after going to a higher orbit than planned. Its planned docking to the International Space Station may now have to wait up to 2 days.

28.04.2015 08:13

Big ham: Not the mini-pig owners expected, 300kg Esther wins Facebook hearts
She is a web celebrity, with many of her admirers becoming vegetarians – meet Esther, the 300kg pig who will win your heart. Her owners once thought she was a mini-pig, but finally they got it that there is hardly anything mini about her.

21.04.2015 11:02