Tag Archives: Europe news

Putin accuses Ukraine of sabotaging gas talks

By Barbara Lewis and Alexei Anishchuk BRUSSELS/NOVO-OGARYOVO Russia (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin accused Ukraine on Wednesday of forcing gas talks into a “dead end” by rejecting the offer of a cut in duty to resolve a price dispute … read more

Italy: Refugees ‘Left Stranded and Starving’ in Rome and Milan

By Gianluca Mezzofiore | IB Times   Italy has been accused of leaving hundreds of asylum seekers in parking lots on the suburbs of Rome and Milan without shoes, food or money. The UN refugee agency said two groups of … read more

Tensions rise at the Ukrainian border

Tensions rise at the Ukrainian border, as guards are preparing for an impending attack by separatists The past week has been a tumultuous period for Ukrainian border guards, facing ambushes from pro-Moscow separatists and fearing the worst for the immediate … read more

Iran and Turkey want Middle East stability

Hassan Rouhani, the Iranian president, has said Turkey and Iran are determined to stand against violence and extremism in the Middle East during a trip to Ankara. Rouhani made the statement on Monday during a two-day visit to Turkey, where … read more

Duo get life for Anna Politkovskaya murder

Two men have been given life sentences by a Moscow court for the 2006 murder of journalist Anna Politkovskaya, Russian news agencies report. They were among five men convicted of the crime last month. Ms Politkovskaya, a 48-year-old investigative reporter … read more

Ukrainian Leader Says Eastern Violence Must End This Week

  Ukraine’s new leader, Petro Poroshenko, said the violence that’s rocked the former Soviet republic’s easternmost regions must end this week as peace talks began involving an envoy of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Poroshenko, who took the oath of office … read more

Bergdahl says he was tortured by Taliban captors

    By LOLITA C. BALDOR     PARIS (AP) — Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has told people treating him at a U.S. military medical facility in Germany that he was tortured, beaten and held in a cage by his Taliban captors … read more

Islamic prayers and Quran readings to be held in Vatican

Staff writer, Al Arabyia News Friday, 6 June 2014 For the first time in history, Islamic prayers and readings from the Quran will be heard at the Vatican on Sunday, in a move by Pope Francis to usher in peace … read more

Poroshenko sworn in as Ukraine’s president

Assocaited Press, Ukraine Saturday, 7 June 2014 Petro Poroshenko took the oath of office as Ukraine’s president Saturday, assuming leadership of a country mired in a violent uprising and economic troubles. Poroshenko has promised a comprehensive plan to put an … read more

Palestinian prisoners are on hunger strike

Palestinian prisoners are on hunger strike to protest Israeli ‘administrative detention’ without charge or trial. Palestinian hunger strike passes 40-day mark  Al Jazeera Israel debates force-feeding Palestinian prisoners protesting their incarceration without charge or trial. Palestinians have rallied in support … read more