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Toronto van attack: Suspect quizzed after 10 pedestrians killed

Canadian police are questioning the suspected driver of a rented van that ploughed into pedestrians in northern Toronto on Monday, killing 10 and injuring 15, BBC reports. Alek Minassian, 25, was not previously known to authorities, police said. The...
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EC President Tusk visits Western Balkans

President of the European Council Donald Tusk will travel to Tirana, Podgorica, Belgrade, Sarajevo and Skopje from 24 to 27 April. The main purpose of the trip is to prepare for the EU-Western Balkans summit in Sofia on 17 May and to participate...
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PACE convenes urgent debate on allegations of corruption

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) decided Monday to hold urgent debate on a report the Independent Investigation Body on the allegations of corruption within PACE. The report ends a 10-month investigation into cash-for-votes...
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Spain vetoes summit declaration over Kosovo

Spain has vetoed a draft text of a joint declaration planned for publication during the EU-Western Balkans summit in Bulgaria in May, daily El Pais reports. According to the Spanish newspaper, ‘the reason is not the EU foreign policy’...
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Armenian PM Sarksyan quits after 11 days of street protests

Armenian Prime Minister Serzh Sarksyan said on Monday he was resigning to help safeguard civic peace following almost two weeks of mass street protests that have plunged the impoverished ex-Soviet republic into political crisis, Reuters reports. Sarksyan,...
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Toronto van attack: Suspect quizzed after 10 pedestrians killed

Canadian police are questioning the suspected driver of a rented van that ploughed into pedestrians in northern Toronto on Monday, killing 10 and injuring 15, BBC reports. Alek Minassian, 25, was not previously known to authorities, police...
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South Korea halts border broadcasts ahead of Kim summit

South Korea’s military on Monday switched off giant loudspeakers blasting messages towards the North’s soldiers at the border, in a conciliatory gesture ahead of Friday’s historic inter-Korea summit, AFP reports. The South...
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Koumoutsakos: Not feasible for government to reach name solution

The name agreement should be complete and final, differentiating the neighboring country from Macedonia, says New Democracy shadow foreign minister Giorgos Koumoutsakos. “The government is called to reach an agreement that is complete...
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Slovenia hosts SEECP summit

Slovenia hosts April 23-24 a summit of the South-East European Cooperation Process (SEECP). The main topics of the event in Brdo pri Kranju will be EU enlargement, security, prospects of young people and digital transformation of the society. The...
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Nicaragua scraps reform behind deadly protests that killed 24

Nicaragua’s President Daniel Ortega on Sunday agreed to scrap a highly-controversial pension reform that sparked four days of violence which left 24 people dead, AFP reports. After days of clashes between protesters and the security forces,...