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The special adviser of the U.N. Secretary-General (SASG) on Cyprus, Espen Barth Eide, said after a meeting with Turkish Cypriot Leader Mustafa Akıncı on Nov. 24 that progress has been reached on a number of issues in recent peace talks
The son of a Turkish man who had been questioned over alleged links to a recent series of mafia shootings in downtown Istanbul was killed in the Netherlands on April 26, Dutch media has reported
MOSCOW - Agence France-Presse
Taking care of pensioners who are his bedrock of support has been a key feature of President Vladimir Putin’s rule, but as crisis bites, the Russian government is mooting an idea that has been taboo for 80 years: Raising the retirement age.
Despite German President Gauck’s recent comments and Turkey’s official reaction, the German parliament’s stance on using the word “genocide” for the 1915 killings of Armenian citizens remains uncertain, with Turkish academic Hüseyin Bağcı saying Germany’s thoughts on the issue were mixed
A Russian court has sentenced three young women to up to 15 days imprisonment after they performed a dance with "twerk" moves in front of a war memorial and posted a video online.
NICOSIA - Reuters
Greek Cypriots welcomed the election of a moderate Turkish Cypriot leader in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) on April 27, saying they anticipated a swift resumption of stalled peace talks
DARMSTADT, Germany – Agence France-Presse
An 18-year-old defendant apologised April 24 for the death of a young German-Turkish woman who became a national symbol of courage for giving her life trying to protect two teenage girls
BERLIN - Agence France-Presse
The German chancellor's office has known since 2008 of US economic espionage targeting European companies such as Airbus but did not react, the Bild daily said April 27, citing intelligence agency documents.
MINEO - The Associated Press
Silla Zelia, a 23-year-old from Ivory Coast, is stuck in Italy’s largest migrant center with nowhere to go after her asylum application was twice rejected and she lost contact with her family in Abidjan
A leftist moderate promising to press for a peace deal in ethnically-split Cyprus swept to victory in the presidential election run-off in the TRNC
GENEVA – Reuters
The United Nations welcomed on April 24 the European Union’s plan to triple the size of its naval search mission in the Mediterranean, but said the key test was whether lives were saved and those fleeing war had a chance of gaining asylum
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