New Greek Government Holds First Meeting

New Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras says he wants to reach a “fair, viable and mutually beneficial solution” with its international lenders as he begins to reverse the austerity measures he says have led to a humanitarian crisis [...]

EU to Extend Russia Sanctions

BRUSSELS— The European Union will extend by six months sanctions imposed on Russia last March over its annexation of Crimea, add new people to those under sanctions and prepare new measures, draft conclusions for an EU foreign ministers meeting [...]

Survivors Gather at Auschwitz-Birkenau to Commemorate its Liberation

About 300 survivors of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi concentration camp gathered Tuesday at the site in Poland to pay their respects to victims who perished in gas chambers or from inhumane treatment and disease. When the death camp was liberated [...]

Ukraine Army in Fact ‘NATO Legion’

Russian President Vladimir Putin says a “NATO legion” is fighting against rebel forces in eastern Ukraine, and that its goal is to contain Russia. “We often say: Ukrainian army, Ukrainian army. But who is really fighting [in eastern [...]

Greece’s Tsipras Takes Control

Radical leftist Alexis Tsipras has been sworn in as Greece’s prime minister, but European leaders are balking at meeting his demands to cut the country’s steep debt and renegotiate the austerity measures they have imposed on Athens. The [...]

Deadly Shelling Hits Ukraine City as Rebel Offensive Begins

Ukrainian authorities say at least 21 people died Saturday when rockets hit the key port city of Mariupol after rebels announced they were launching an offensive there. The shelling hit a market and residential buildings, wounding more than [...]

Ukraine, Russia Trade Blame in Donetsk Shelling; 8 Dead

Ukrainian authorities said an artillery shell has hit a trolley bus in the eastern city of Donetsk, killing at least eight people and sparking accusations of blame from both Ukraine and Russia. Earlier reports had put thе number of dead at [...]

France to Hire 2,680 to Fight Extremism

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said France will create 2,680 new security positions over the next three years to help counter the threat of Islamic extremism. Valls announced the new measure Wednesday after his weekly cabinet meeting, saying [...]

Pope Seeks to Clarify Breeding ‘Like Rabbits’ Remark

VATICAN CITY,— Pope Francis on Wednesday sought to clarify his remark that Catholics should not breed “like rabbits,” saying economic injustice – not large families – was the real cause of poverty. Francis had made the comment [...]

Putin Is Corruption’s ‘Person of the Year’

A Europe-based investigative journalists’ group that follows organized crime and corruption in government has issued a report naming Russian President Vladimir Putin its “2014 Person of the Year.” The Organized Crime and Corruption [...]




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