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  • EU, US urge Turkey restraint amid PKK onslaught

    Europe and the United States on Tuesday urged Turkey to show a "proportionate response" in the face of daily attacks by Kurdish militants amid growing concern over the scale of Ankara's air campaign against the rebels. Two more Turkish soldiers were killed in the latest assault blamed on Kurdistan…

    AFP29 mins ago
  • Russia bids for vast Arctic territories at UN

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has submitted its bid for vast territories in the Arctic to the United Nations, the Foreign Ministry said Tuesday.

    Associated Press59 mins ago
  • Kosovo police arrest three suspected of cyber crimes

    Kosovo has arrested three people suspected of committing cyber crimes, following a joint investigation with the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, police said on Tuesday. Charges against the three Kosovo men, aged between 23 and 26, include "theft of personal and banking data and online sale of…

    Reuters
  • The 'Jungle' migrants of Calais: a day in the life

    By Matthias Blamont CALAIS, France (Reuters) - For most of the 3,000 inhabitants of the "Jungle", a shanty town on the sand dunes of France's north coast, the climax of each day is the nightly bid to sneak into the undersea tunnel they hope will lead to new life in Britain. France responded by…

    Reuters
  • Mediterranean migrant deaths in 2015 pass 2,000: IOM

    More than 2,000 people have died so far this year trying to make the perilous journey across the Mediterranean to Europe, the International Organization for Migration said Tuesday, making it the world's most dangerous migrant route. "Unfortunately, we have now reached a milestone whereby over…

    AFP
  • Kosovo passes law on war crimes court

    PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo lawmakers have approved a law to set up a special war crimes court paving the way for indictments to be filed against top wartime leaders and current politicians.

    Associated Press
  • Toyota's quarterly profit up 10 pct on cheap yen, cost cuts

    TOKYO (AP) — Toyota's profit for April-June rose 10 percent on perks from a cheap yen and cost reduction efforts that offset lower vehicle sales.

    Associated Press
  • Sterling boost but City senior trio must shine for title bid

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester City has gambled on Raheem Sterling being the key signing that manager Manuel Pellegrini needs to lift his team back to the top of English soccer.

    Associated Press
  • Rebooting Greece: how to get its economy going again

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — After so much pain, Greece must now figure out how to get its economy back on its feet.

    Associated Press
  • Over 550 migrants rescued off Italy, five found dead: MSF

    More than 550 migrants rescued in the Mediterranean arrived in Sicily on Monday aboard a ship operated by Doctors Without Borders (MSF), which also carried the bodies of five people who died at sea. The migrants who were brought to safety in Palermo had been travelling on several different boats…

    AFP
  • Four killed as new Ukraine peace talks fall apart

    Ukraine on Monday reported the death of four soldiers in clashes with pro-Russian rebels that came just hours before another failed bid to negotiate an end to the 15-month separatist revolt. Military spokesman Andriy Lysenko said another 15 servicemen had been wounded in the past 24 hours of…

    AFP
  • Your mutual fund may have Greek stocks, but just a smidgen

    NEW YORK (AP) — Yes, your mutual fund may own some Greek stocks. No, most likely not a lot.

    Associated Press
  • Creators of destroyed hitchhiking robot mull rebuild

    TORONTO (AP) — The Canadian talking and tweeting hitchhiking robot that met its untimely end in the United States over the weekend might be given another chance at life.

    Associated Press
  • Italy arrests 11 in search for Sicilian mafia boss of bosses

    By Steve Scherer ROME (Reuters) - Police in Sicily arrested 11 suspected mobsters they believe were helping Sicilian mafia boss Matteo Messina Denaro evade capture and spread his orders to the rest of the criminal organization. The suspects used coded language and hand-written notes to…

    Reuters
  • French minister asks UK for more help to combat migrant smuggling networks

    France's interior minister, Bernard Cazeneuve, said he had called on Britain to provide more help in dismantling illegal immigration networks as the two countries deepen cooperation to tackle a migrant crisis at the French port of Calais. Cazeneuve told French newspaper La Croix in an interview…

    Reuters
  • Kosovo's parliament votes in favour of war crime court

    Kosovo's parliament on Monday amended the constitution to allow the creation of a special EU-backed court to examine war crimes allegedly committed by ethnic Albanian guerrillas during the 1998-1999 war. Following a heated six-hour debate, 82 lawmakers in the 120-seat parliament backed the…

    AFP
  • Kosovo approves court to try wartime leaders for war crimes

    PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo's Parliament on Monday approved a constitutional amendment to set up a special court to prosecute former leaders over war crimes, including the killing of hundreds of Serb civilians.

    Associated Press