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Kotzias, Koumoutsakos clash following Zaev name statements

The latest statements by Prime Minister Zoran Zaev over the name issue have again made waves between the ruling and opposition parties in Greece, MIA reports from Athens. “Following Zaev’s statements for the MIA news agency, in...
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Austria’s Kurz calls for resumption of Syrian peace talks in Vienna

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has called for a resumption of Syrian peace talks, which took place in Vienna in 2015, to halt the bloodshed in the devastated country, Reuters reports. Kurz said no military solution appeared possible in...
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Facebook paid $7.3m for Mark Zuckerberg’s security last year

Facebook increased its spending on security for Mark Zuckerberg by 50% last year, the company has disclosed, paying more than $7.3m (£5.1m) to protect its top executive. The security funds were required “due to specific threats to his safety...
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Djukanovic sweeps back into power in Montenegro

Political heavyweight Milo Djukanovic, bidding to take Montenegro into the European Union, swept back into power in Sunday’s presidential election after a two-year absence, AFP reports. “Victory for the European future of Montenegro,”...
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Thousands march in Barcelona to protest jailing of separatist leaders

Thousands of people began marching in Barcelona on Sunday to protest the jailing of nine Catalan separatist leaders facing trial on “rebellion” charges, AFP reports. Many chanted “Freedom for the political prisoners”...
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Syria’s Assad tells Russian lawmakers Western strikes were act of aggression

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad told a group of Russian lawmakers on Sunday that Western missile strikes on his country were an act of aggression, Reuters reports. The meeting followed missile strikes by the United States, France and Britain...
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Trump hails ‘prefect’ Syria strike

US President Donald Trump has hailed an overnight military strike on Syria as “perfectly executed”, adding: “Mission Accomplished”, the BBC reports. The US, UK and France bombed three government sites, targeting what...
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Montenegro vote tests popularity of pro-Western leader

Montenegro is holding a presidential election this weekend that will test the popularity of long-time leader Milo Djukanovic, who defied Russia to lead the Balkan country into NATO last year, the Associated Press reports. The vote on Sunday...
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Slovenia to hold early election on June 3

Slovenia will hold an early general election on June 3, President Borut Pahor announced on Saturday, a month after center-left Prime Minister Miro Cerar resigned over a legal obstacle to a government investment project. “On this day I dismiss...
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US, Britain, France launch air strikes in Syria

U.S., British and French forces launched air strikes on Syria in response to a suspected poison gas attack that killed dozens of people, aiming to degrade its chemical weapons capabilities in the biggest intervention yet in the conflict by...