Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
As the Commonwealth Games kicked off in Glasgow on Wednesday, the chief protagonists in Scotland's independence debate called an unofficial ceasefire, as voters said they would not be swayed by attempts to exploit the event for political ends.
GIGLIO ISLAND, Italy - Agence France-Presse
Italy's once-luxurious Costa Concordia cruise ship embarked on its last voyage on Wednesday, as tug boats began towing it from island wreck site to scrapyard grave in one of the biggest salvage operations in maritime history.
NICOSIA - Agence France-Presse
Cypriot schoolchildren are still being taught separate narratives of their shared legacy of pain as two communities will mark the 40th anniversary of Turkish intervention to the Mediterranean island
ROME - Reuters
Italy's navy said it rescued nearly 1,800 migrants in overcrowded boats in the Mediterranean over the weekend, and a merchant ship recovered five bodies from a sinking rubber raft off the coast of Libya.
THE HAGUE - Agence France-Presse
A court in the Netherlands ruled Wednesday that the Dutch state was liable for the deaths of over 300 Bosnian Muslim men and boys in the Srebrenica massacre, the worst atrocity on European soil since World War II.
‘Taksim Bochum,’ Europe’s self-declared largest Turkish entertainment venue, has called on clubbers to get their groove on for PM Erdoğan
GOLYAM DERVENT, Bulgaria - Agence France-Presse
Overwhelmed by an influx of mostly Syrian immigrants, Bulgaria has taken steps to secure its EU border -- including building a barbed-wire fence -- but now faces criticism from rights groups.
BILBOA, Spain - Reuters
Armed Basque separatist group ETA has dismantled its military wing and set up a group to finalise the deactivation of any remaining weapons and explosives
RETHEL, France - Agence France-Presse
A former French local election candidate for the far-right National Front (FN) has been sentenced to nine months in prison for comparing the country's black justice minister to a monkey.
Ukraine accused Russia of assisting separatist rebels in destroying evidence at the crash site of a Malaysia Airlines plane shot down with 298 people onboard
BERLIN - Agence France-Presse
German police were hunting Wednesday for thieves who made off with 10 truckloads of beer while the country was distracted by World Cup football fever.
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