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More than 100 dead after military plane crash in Algeria

At least 105 people have been killed after a military plane crashed in Algeria, media reports say quoting civil defence officials, according to the BBC. At least 25 members of Polisario Front, supported by Algeria and seeking independence from...
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Kotzias in Belgrade: Progress in name talks, compromise required

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias said Wednesday in Belgrade that a step forward has been made in the name dispute and its settlement requires compromise. “Realism and pragmatism is the key to a solution. Compromise is needed, but...
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Serbian FM Dacic sings to his Greek counterpart Kotzias (video)

Serbian Foreign Minister, Ivica Dacic, at dinner, sang a Greek song to his Greek counterpart Kotzias, Serbian Blic reported. As a sign of friendship, he sang the song “Mi mu timonis matia mu” by which Kotzias seemed greatly cheered....
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Divided UN fails to agree response to Syria chemical weapons use

Russia and the United States failed Tuesday to win support at the UN Security Council for their rival proposals to investigate chemical weapons use in Syria as the threat of military action loomed large, AFP reports. Russia vetoed a US-drafted...
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Homeland security advisor resigns from Trump administration

U.S. President Donald Trump’s homeland security adviser, Tom Bossert, has resigned, the president’s spokeswoman said on Tuesday, in the latest departure from the White House of a senior adviser. An administration official said Bossert,...
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UN chief Antonio Guterres calls for unfettered probe of alleged Syria attack

The UN Secretary General on Tuesday called for international investigators to have unfettered access after an alleged chemical attack in Syria, AFP reported. Rescuers and medics in the town of Douma say more than 40 people died after the alleged...
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Kosovo doesn’t need EULEX anymore: minister

Kosovo’s judicial system has the capacity to start performing its duties according to the law without an executive mission such as EULEX, Abelard Tahiri has said. The Minister of Justice claimed that Kosovo in the past seven months had...
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No doubts with a sincere name agreement 20 years from now, Mertzos says

Solution to the name issue needs to be found, and with a sincere agreement there will be no doubts, Greek writer and journalist Nikos Mertzos tells MIA. Mertzos is also a historian and former aide of several prime ministers in Greece. He presided...
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It’s vital to preserve peace in the Balkans, urge Vucic and Borissov

Bilateral and regional cooperation was the focal point of Tuesday’s meeting in Mostar of Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov. “There’s a lot of time and many things can happen before...
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At least seven people killed by contaminated melons in Australian listeria outbreak

Melons contaminated with deadly listeriosis bacteria were exported to at least nine countries from Australia, where an outbreak has killed seven people and caused one miscarriage, the World Health Organization said on Monday, Reuters reports. The...