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Basketball: Unsung hero Kokoskov still humble after Slovenia feat

Basketball: Unsung hero Kokoskov still humble after Slovenia feat

Published 18/09/2017

Slovenia’s historic triumph at the European basketball championship left their coach Igor Kokoskov as the unsung hero after the Alpine country’s impressive 93-85 win over Serbia in a rip-roaring final in Istanbul. [more…]

Far-right party likened to Nazis to shake up German parliament

Far-right party likened to Nazis to shake up German parliament

Published 18/09/2017

The first far-right party set to enter Germany's parliament for more than a half a century says it will press for Chancellor Angela Merkel to be "severely punished" for opening the door to refugees and migrants. [more…]

Juncker: grab Brexit chance to forge a tighter EU

Juncker: grab Brexit chance to forge a tighter EU

Published 13/09/2017

European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker urged European Union governments on Wednesday to use economic recovery and Brexit as springboards toward a closer union, built on an expanded euro zone and a pivotal role in world trade. [more…]

Erdogan says U.S. court charge of Turkish ex-minister is political step

Erdogan says U.S. court charge of Turkish ex-minister is political step

Published 08/09/2017

President Tayyip Erdogan on Friday criticized charges announced by U.S. prosecutors against a Turkish former economy minister for conspiring to violate U.S. sanctions on Iran as politically motivated and called on Washington to review the move. [more…]

Trump says will discuss military issues, Qatar with Kuwait`s emir

Trump says will discuss military issues, Qatar with Kuwait`s emir

Published 07/09/2017

U.S. President Donald Trump said he would discuss trade and military issues with the emir of Kuwait at the White House on Thursday, as well as tensions over Qatar. [more…]

Contaminated eggs found in 40 countries as EU ministers meet: DPA

Contaminated eggs found in 40 countries as EU ministers meet: DPA

Published 05/09/2017

Eggs contaminated with the insecticide fipronil have been discovered in 40 countries, including 24 of the European Union's 28 member states, German news agency DPA reported on Tuesday, without citing its sources. [more…]

No need to consider release of oil stocks after Harvey: IEA

No need to consider release of oil stocks after Harvey: IEA

Published 04/09/2017

The International Energy Agency (IEA) still sees no need for a coordinated international release of oil stocks after Hurricane Harvey disrupted a large chunk of U.S. refining and some production facilities, IEA boss Fatih Birol said on Monday. [more…]

Lebanon embarks on long-delayed reforms but debt problems mount

Lebanon embarks on long-delayed reforms but debt problems mount

Published 30/08/2017

Lebanon has begun reforms to repair its fragile economy after years of paralysis in decision-making but is under pressure to do more to prevent its rising debt spinning out of control. [more…]

Merkel, Macron eye deeper eurozone integration after German election

Merkel, Macron eye deeper eurozone integration after German election

Published 29/08/2017

The leaders of Germany and France said on Tuesday they are ready to press ahead with deeper European integration, promising a tighter euro zone at the core of the European Union shaken by Britain's vote to leave. [more…]

Russian jets kill over 200 Islamic State militants near Syria`s Deir al-Zor: agencies

Russian jets kill over 200 Islamic State militants near Syria`s Deir al-Zor: agencies

Published 21/08/2017

Russia's air force has destroyed a large column of Islamic State fighters on their way to the Syrian city of Deir al-Zor, killing over 200 militants, Russian news agencies cited Russia's Defence Ministry as saying on Monday. [more…]