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International 22 June 2015, at: 09:38

This statistic shows how the nature of war is changing around the world

This statistic shows how the nature of war is changing around the world

The United Nation’s refugee agency recently released its annual report on people displaced by war around the world, and the news is bad:

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International 12 March 2015, at: 16:51

No plans for UK's Cameron to attend Russia's WW2 commemoration: spokeswoman

No plans for UK's Cameron to attend Russia's WW2 commemoration: spokeswoman

British Prime Minister David Cameron has no plans to attend a ceremony in Moscow on May 9 to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, his official spokeswoman said on Thursday, citing diplomatic concerns.

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International 20 February 2015, at: 11:06

Key Ukraine town under rebel control, separatists celebrate

Key Ukraine town under rebel control, separatists celebrate

For the rebel fighters who seized control of this strategic town, Thursday was a day of jubilation and bragging of victory. The retreating Ukrainian soldiers were grim, stunned and relieved to have escaped with their lives as the scope of their losses became clearer: at least 13 dead and hundreds...

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International 13 February 2015, at: 12:45

Two Ukraine civilians killed in rebel shelling near Luhansk - regional administration

Two Ukraine civilians killed in rebel shelling near Luhansk - regional administration

Two civilians were killed and six injured on Friday morning by rebel shelling of the town of Shchastya, near Luhansk city in east Ukraine, the head of the Kiev-controlled regional administration said.

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International 12 February 2015, at: 10:00

Document suggests ceasefire from Feb 14 may be in Ukraine deal

Document suggests ceasefire from Feb 14 may be in Ukraine deal

A document seen by Reuters at talks on the Ukraine crisis suggested the sides may agree to end fighting in eastern Ukraine with a ceasefire starting on Feb. 14, the withdrawal of heavy weapons and the creation of a security zone.

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International 10 February 2015, at: 10:28

China Executes Mafia Boss Tied to Disgraced Security Czar

China Executes Mafia Boss Tied to Disgraced Security Czar

Liu Han, the former chairman of Sichuan Hanlong Group, was executed today after his conviction for running a billion dollar mafia empire involved in murder and extortion, a court in eastern Hubei province said.

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International 29 January 2015, at: 12:53

Kim Jong-Un Agrees To First Foreign Trip

Kim Jong-Un Agrees To First Foreign Trip

US President Barack Obama is invited to join Vladimir Putin and the North Korean dictator at ceremonies in Moscow.

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International 28 January 2015, at: 10:40

Alexander Litvinenko 'killed on third attempt'

Alexander Litvinenko 'killed on third attempt'

Two prior attempts to kill ex-Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko may have been made before he died from radiation poisoning in 2006, the BBC has learned.

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International 27 January 2015, at: 11:52

Fidel Castro Backs Thaw in U.S.-Cuba Relations in Letter to State Media

Fidel Castro Backs Thaw in U.S.-Cuba Relations in Letter to State Media

Fidel Castro lent his support to a thaw in U.S.-Cuban relations, the first public comments by the former president since the agreement was reached last month, according to a letter published in state media.

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International 16 December 2014, at: 11:08

Top 10 Best Airports in the World

Top 10 Best Airports in the World

For travelers weary of long lines at security checkpoints and overpriced fast food, the idea that any airport could be viewed as “best” may seem laughable. 

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International 11 December 2014, at: 16:04

'Emergency repair' reported at Ukraine nuclear power plant

'Emergency repair' reported at Ukraine nuclear power plant

A short-circuit has impaired part of a nuclear power plant in southeastern Ukraine, causing power shortages in parts of the country but putting no one in danger of radiation, the country's newly appointed energy minister said Wednesday.

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International 9 December 2014, at: 08:58

Ukraine says Russia will resume gas flows on Dec. 11

Ukraine says Russia will resume gas flows on Dec. 11

Ukraine's gas transport monopoly Ukrtransgaz said on Monday Russia would resume supplies of natural gas on Dec. 11 after a six-month gap due to a dispute over prices and unpaid debts.

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International 3 December 2014, at: 12:23

Kerry says US to continue "increased presence" in Baltic states

Kerry says US to continue "increased presence" in Baltic states

The United States will continue its increased military presence in the Baltic states in response to Russia's actions in Ukraine, US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday.

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International 25 November 2014, at: 11:43

Russia blocks Lithuanian trucks after Vilnius promises military aid to Ukraine

Russia blocks Lithuanian trucks after Vilnius promises military aid to Ukraine

The ex-Soviet republic of Lithuania accused Moscow yesterday (24 November) of blocking its vehicles and goods at the Russian border, and summoned its ambassador to protest.

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International 25 June 2014, at: 13:31

Germany now produces half of its energy using solar

Germany now produces half of its energy using solar

Germany has set a new record, with solar power providing 50.6% of its electricity in the middle of the day on Monday June 9th. 

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