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Ukraine peace deal: Ceasefire starting February 15, removal of heavy weapons

Ukraine peace deal: Ceasefire starting February 15, removal of heavy weapons

An agreement has been brokered in Minsk to stop hostilities in Ukraine from Sunday. The deal was reached after marathon talks between the leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine, and signed by the Ukrainian rebels. READ MORE: The Minsk ceasefire deal in 5 tweets “I believe we agreed on a big deal. We agreed […]

Paris manhunt: 3 gunmen at large, 12 shot dead at Charlie Hebdo offices

Paris manhunt: 3 gunmen at large, 12 shot dead at Charlie Hebdo offices

Paris manhunt: 3 gunmen at large, 12 shot dead at Charlie Hebdo offices Published time: January 07, 2015 16:08 Get short URL A general view shows firefighters, police officers and forensics gathered in front of the offices of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris on January 7, 2015 (AFP Photo / Martin Bureau) […]

Top spying fallout: EU summit promises NSA thunder, data-protection storm

Top spying fallout: EU summit promises NSA thunder, data-protection storm

Ahead of the EU summit in Brussels, Germany’s Angel Merkel and France’s Francois Hollande have discussed wiretapping of their communications by America’s NSA. The scandal could push a frustrated EU to change data privacy rules. The EU summit starting Thursday is expected to be hijacked by recent revelations provided by the former NSA contractor Edward […]

G20 Syria divide: World’s largest nations speak out against US-led strike

G20 Syria divide: World’s largest nations speak out against US-led strike

As leaders of countries making up half of the world’s population firmly opposed military action against Syria without a UN mandate, the US kept pushing for a strike, claiming that many countries represented at the G20 summit were “comfortable” with it. Although discussion of the Syrian conflict was never officially on the G20 agenda, world […]

France accuses Syria of 3 chemical attacks, Assad slams Western logic

France accuses Syria of 3 chemical attacks, Assad slams Western logic

At least three chemical attacks were staged in Syria between April and August, a declassified French intelligence report claims, while President Bashar Assad said it was “illogical” for the government to launch a chemical weapons strike. The declassified nine-page French intelligence report, issued by the country’s external and military services, suggests government forces loyal to President […]

Thousands march in Paris against same-sex marriage and adoption

Thousands march in Paris against same-sex marriage and adoption

Tens of thousands of French families, activists and conservatives have marched in Paris protesting against a bill that if passed would allow same-sex marriage and adoption. Police fired teargas to prevent protesters from entering the Champs Elysees. Demonstrators gathered Sunday in the center of the French capital for a final mass protest against the controversial […]

Double trouble: French rape case impeded by twins’ identical DNA

Double trouble: French rape case impeded by twins’ identical DNA

Police in Marseille have arrested identical twin brothers for a string of sexual assaults. Officers believe one, if not both men are to blame, but cannot be sure as the pair’s DNA is nearly indistinguishable. Police have charged both men, identified as 24-year old unemployed delivery drivers Elwin and Yohan, over the rapes. Both are […]