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Merkel Says Dont Expect Much From Meeting With Putin

BERLIN – Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned against expectations that her meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday will produce any breakthrough...

No People No Problem For Reclusive Forest Dwellers In Belarus

YUKHOVICHI, Belarus – Tamara and Yuri Baikov knew it was time to move away from their village when one of their ducks wandered into a neighbor’s plot of...

Un Rights Chief Condemns Bosnian Serb Revoking Of Srebrenica Report

GENEVA – Outgoing United Nations human rights chief Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein condemned a decision by the Bosnian Serb parliament to revoke a 2004 report on the...

Slovenias Parliament Confirms Sarec As Pm Designate

LJUBLJANA – Slovenia’s parliament approved Marjan Sarec, a comedian turned politician, as prime minister designate on Friday, setting him on track to form a...

Russian Turkish Defense Ministers Discuss Syrian Refugees Tass

MOSCOW – Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu discussed the return of Syrian refugees to Syria with his Turkish counterpart Hulusi Akar during talks in Moscow on...

Rusal Says Board Backs Change Of Domicile To Russia

MOSCOW – Russia’s sanctions-hit aluminum giant Rusal (0486.HK) said on Friday its board had discussed and approved a change of domicile from Britain’s...

Swede Held In Albania Says He Was Taking 19 Pistols Home To Pay School Fees

TIRANA – A 21-year-old Swede arrested in Albania with 19 pistols told a court on Thursday he agreed to pick them up in Kosovo and take them home to turn over to a...

Banksy Calls Out Moscow Gallery For Showing His Art Without Approval

MOSCOW – British graffiti artist Banksy said a popular exhibition showing his works in Moscow had been organized without his approval, adding that he would never...

Eu Judicial Body To Suspend Poland For Flouting Freedom Of Courts

BRUSSELS – An organization made up of the judiciaries of European Union states said on Thursday it planned to suspend Poland after political interference meant its...

From Russia With Attitude Pussy Riot Slates Kremlin At Fringe

EDINBURGH – Screaming, chanting, and torrents of religious-style vocals are the backdrop to Pussy Riot’s Edinburgh Fringe show, which centers on the...