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Scotland Yard arrests 9 in major London jewel heist
With meticulous planning and remarkable good fortune, the thieves who broke into a safe deposit in London’s diamond district seemed to have pulled...
Scotland Yard arrests 9 in major London jewel heist
With meticulous planning and remarkable good fortune, the thieves who broke into a safe deposit in London’s diamond district seemed to have pulled...
‘Too much to bear’: Charlie Hebdo cartoonist Luz resigns from magazine
Cartoonist Luz has announced he is leaving Charlie Hebdo because working without his murdered colleagues is “too much to bear”.
Painting looted by Nazis causes US extradition fight
A Russian art dealer living in New York is fighting extradition to Poland to face charges accusing him of refusing to turn over an 18th-century painting...
Ukraine says it will prosecute captured Russian soldiers for terrorist acts
The Ukrainians seized on the capture of the two Russians, both wounded, to support their accusations of direct Russian involvement in the separatist conflict...
Paris Riots: Officers cleared over teen substation deaths in 2005
A French court has cleared two police officers who were accused of contributing to the deaths of two teenagers that sparked weeks of rioting. A court...
German spy agency ‘helped US find bin Laden’: report
Germany’s foreign intelligence agency helped the CIA track down Osama bin Laden in Pakistan where U.S.
Polls predict two-to-one chance Ireland will say ‘yes’ in gay marriage vote
Irish voters are set to back the introduction of gay marriage by a margin of as much as two-to-one next week and become the first country to approve the...
Macedonian protesters vow to occupy streets until leader quits
Anti-government protesters in Macedonia have vowed to occupy downtown Skopje until embattled conservative Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski resigns over a...
Polls predict two-to-one chance Ireland will say ‘yes’ in gay marriage vote
Irish voters are set to back the introduction of gay marriage by a margin of as much as two-to-one next week and become the first country to approve the...
European battle brewing over ‘blood metals’ from Africa
Europe will consider this week whether to follow the United States by bringing in tighter controls on “conflict minerals” from war zones, but...
Pope calls Palestinian leader “angel of peace” during visit
Pope Francis praised Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas as an “angel of peace” during a meeting Saturday at the Vatican that underscored the...
Train collision with tractor trailer in Germany kills two, injures 20
Two people were killed and 20 others injured Saturday when a passenger train collided with a tractor trailer carrying manure in northwest Germany, police...
Gay leader of Catholic Luxembourg marries partner
The prime minister of Luxembourg married his partner on Friday, a year after the tiny Roman Catholic nation approved a law allowing same-sex marriage.
Ex F1 chief Max Mosley settles with Google over orgy photographs
The dispute between Google and ex-Formula One boss Max Mosley over images of him at a sadomasochistic orgy has been settled. Google and ex-Formula...
Bear shot by police after it ‘buries woman alive to eat her later’
A woman was attacked and buried alive by a bear while she walked her dog, according to Russian media. Natalya Pasternak was collecting birch sap in...
Controversial letters show Prince Charles challenged Blair over Iraq
The Prince of Wales tackled the then prime minister Tony Blair over the lack of resources for the Armed Forces fighting in Iraq, previously secret letters...
Prince Charles’ ‘black spider’ memos to govt ministers due for release
Letters sent by Prince Charles to government ministers are finally expected to be made public later after a 10 year battle to stop them remaining secret.
Macedonia ministers, intelligence chief resign after shootout: official
Macedonia’s embattled prime minister removed his interior minister and his intelligence chief quit on Tuesday, in an apparent bid to save the government...
Greece says it faces bankruptcy in weeks
Greece has won limited support from the euro zone for the progress it has made in difficult bailout talks, but warned that it faces a cash crunch within...
Wikileaks founder Assange loses appeal against sex charges warrant
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has lost an appeal against his arrest warrant for alleged rape and sexual assault. Sweden’s Supreme Court rejected...
Guatemala wiretaps lead to fraud, bribery cases in gov’t
Wiretappings that prosecutors used to track down a million-dollar fraud ring run out of the Guatemalan government have cost the vice president her job...
E.U. battle casts shadow over Cameron’s election success
Prime Minister David Cameron had barely toasted his surprise election victory before attention turned to Britain’s future in Europe and the onerous...
Gun battle in ethnic Albanian region deepens Macedonian crisis
Macedonia said on Sunday its police had wiped out a group of ethnic Albanian “terrorists” in a day-long gun battle that left at least 22 people...
Six policeman killed in Macedonia after clashes with ‘armed group’
Sporadic gunfire could be heard in an ethnic Albanian suburb of northern Macedonia on Sunday, after a day-long gun battle between police and an 'armed...
Five people found dead after mass shooting in Switzerland
Five people have died following a shooting in the Swiss state of Aargau, local police have said.
Several found dead after mass shooting in Switzerland
Several people have died following a shooting in the Swiss state of Aargau, local police have said.
Anti-austerity protesters take to UK streets after Tory election victory
Seventeen people were arrested and several injured as protesters clashed with police at an anti-austerity demonstration against the new Tory government...
Former Turkish president Kenan Evren, symbol of military era, dies at 97
Kenan Evren, the Turkish general who led a 1980 coup that ended years of violence but whose rule unleashed a wave of arrests, torture and extrajudicial...
Developing: Macedonia policemen killed in battle with armed group
Five police officers died and dozens were wounded in a daylong gun battle in an ethnic Albanian suburb of northern Macedonia on Saturday, adding the threat...

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