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Amid rise in Mediterranean crossings, UN urges solutions for refugees seeking safety

11 April 2014 – The United Nations refugee agency today stressed the need to find durable solutions for those making the dangerous journey across...
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Tensions boost patriotism in Ukraine’s Odessa

Ukrainian flags flutter over a gathering atop famed stairs that drop down to the Black Sea in the mainly Russian-speaking western port of Odessa, where separatist tensions have bolstered patriotism. Since Russian forces took control last month of Crimea…
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2 Years After Wedding, 2Shotz Welcomes First Daughter

Nigerian rapper, Williams Oriorha otherwise popularly known as 2Shotz, is now a father. The rapper welcomed his first child, a daughter on Thursday, March...
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#Anti-racism: Pun by French far-right party founder slammed as anti-Semitic

Anti-racism campaigners reacted with outrage on Sunday to an apparent anti-Semitic pun by France's former far-right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen that even his own party and daughter were quick to criticise. SOS Racisme denounced as "the most anti-Semitic…
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German software giant SAP confirms 2014 forecasts after solid Q1

German software giant SAP said Thursday it is sticking to its full-year forecasts for 2014 after profits rose slightly in the first quarter. SAP said that net profit rose by 3.0 percent to 534 million euros ($739 million) in the period from January…

Eastern Ukraine conflict continues to take heavy toll on civilians, UN report warns

8 October 2014 – While the fragile month-long ceasefire in eastern Ukraine is a welcome step towards ending the conflict, armed groups continue to...
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#Politics: EU Parliament pushes Juncker’s ‘right’ to be Commission head

The main political groups in the European Parliament on Thursday backed the "democratic" right of Jean-Claude Juncker to be the next head of the European Commission, in the face of fierce opposition from Britain. "There is growing support for Juncker…
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Extradited British millionaire businessman Shrien Dewani due in South African court

Extradited British millionaire businessman Shrien Dewani is due in court in South Africa Monday on charges of ordering his Swedish wife's murder during their 2010 honeymoon in Cape Town. After losing a three-year extradition fight in Britain, Dewani…

Ban urges parties to work for durable solution in Ukraine, as Security Council holds...

10 March 2014 – With tensions and mistrust growing in Ukraine, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged the international community to help the...
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Turkish Premier urges central bank to cut rates

Turkish Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan called Friday on the central bank to cut interest rates in order to stimulate the economy as political instability saps momentum. "The central bank should hold an extraordinary meeting to cut (rates) ... just as…