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July 12th, 2018
Trump says NATO members agreed to spending increases

Al Jazeera News

US President Donald Trump says he is "very, very happy" because NATO members have pledged to increase defence spending to levels "never seen before", despite denials from allies such as France that additional pledges were made beyond previous targets.

June 27th, 2018
Polish parliament approves change to controversial Holocaust law

Al Jazeera News

Poland's parliament approved on Wednesday changes to a controversial bill that imposed fines and prescribed a maximum three-year sentence to anyone found guilty of ascribing "responsibility or co-responsibility to the Polish nation of state for crimes committed by the German Third Reich" during World War II.

June 27th, 2018
Trump and Putin to meet in third country mid-July

Al Jazeera News

Moscow and Washington have struck a deal to hold a summit soon between Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump, according to Kremlin foreign policy aide Yuri Ushakov.

June 27th, 2018
France's Macron brings back national service

BBC News

The French government has introduced a plan to bring back national service for all 16-year-olds. It was an idea put forward by Emmanuel Macron in his presidential campaign, to promote a sense of civic duty and national unity among French youth.

June 21st, 2018
Israeli PM’s wife charged with fraud, breach of trust

JERUSALEM (AP) — The wife of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was charged Thursday with misusing some $100,000 in public funds to order lavish meals from celebrity chefs, dealing an embarrassing blow to the country’s first family and drawing fresh attention to a series of separate corruption investigations plaguing the prime minister.

June 11th, 2018
Lucasz Herba guilty of kidnapping model Chloe Ayling

BBC News

A man has been found guilty of kidnapping 20-year-old British model Chloe Ayling and holding her captive for six days in a farmhouse in Italy. Lucasz Herba, 30, from Poland, was sentenced at a court in Milan to 16 years and nine months in prison.

June 11th, 2018
Spain 'will accept' disputed Aquarius migrant ship

BBC News

Spain's prime minister has said the country will take in a rescue ship stranded in the Mediterranean, to help avoid a humanitarian catastrophe. Pedro Sánchez said he would give "safe harbour" to the Aquarius and the 629 people on board, after Italy and Malta both refused to let the ship dock.

June 11th, 2018
Qatar takes UAE to UN human rights court over blockade

Al Jazeera

The government of Qatar is taking the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to the UN International Court of Justice over what it described as human rights violations, according to Reuters news agency. The move on Monday comes a year after the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Egypt severed diplomatic and trade ties with Qatar, accusing it of supporting "terrorism."

June 8th, 2018
No 10 backs Johnson amid calls for him to quit over Treasury remarks

UK Guardian

Downing Street has backed Boris Johnson in the face of calls for his dismissal after he was recorded accusing the Treasury of being intent on sacrificing the long-term gains of Brexit.

June 8th, 2018
Syria: 'Russian' warplanes bomb rebel-held Idlib, dozens dead

REUTERS NEWS AGENCY

Air attacks believed to have been carried out by Russia on a village in Syria's rebel-held Idlib province killed at least 44 people overnight, inflicting the highest death toll in a single attack on the region this year, a monitoring group said on Friday.



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