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Hungarian PM sees shift to illiberal Christian democracy in 2019 European vote

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Saturday that European parliament elections next year could bring about a shift toward illiberal “Christian democracy” in the European Union that would end the era of multiculturalism, Reuters...
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Dacic: US now openly supports compromise solution for Kosovo

Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic has assessed that the US administration “openly supports a compromise solution to the Kosovo problem.” Speaking in Washington after meetings with senior US officials, Dacic said that Serbia should...
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Greek General Secretariat for Civil Protection thanks countries, including Macedonia, for offered assistance

Greece’s General Secretariat for Civil Protection has thanked the countries that offered assistance in managing the effects of the disastrous wildfires in the country, MIA reports from Athens. “Upon Greece’s request through...
Geneva, Switzerland / Antonio Guterres, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees during the press conference after the Sixty-Third Session of the Executive Committee ( EXCOM ) 2012. UNHCR / Jean-Marc Ferré *** Local Caption *** OLD caption 
Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland / Antonio Guterres, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees during the press conference after the Sixty-Third Session of the Executive Committee ( EXCOM ) 2012. UNHCR Photo / Jean-Marc Ferré

U.N. chief warns staff, member states: We’re running out of cash

United Nations chief Antonio Guterres has warned staff that the world body is running out of cash and urged member states to pay what they owe as soon as possible, according to letters seen by Reuters on Thursday. Guterres said in a letter...
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‘Serious’ signs arson started Greek wildfire: Minister

Greece’s government said on Thursday there were “serious” indications the fire in which most of the 82 people who perished in the country’s worst ever wildfires died may have been started deliberately, AFP reports. “A...
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Top EU court voices doubts on Polish courts’ independence

The European Union’s top court indicated that it agreed with the assessment of the EU’s executive that the independence of Polish courts could be at risk from changes made by the right-wing government, Reuters reports. The European Court...
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BRICS bloc signs declaration reaffirming multilateral trade as per WTO rules

Leaders of the BRICS bloc signed a declaration supporting an open and inclusive multilateral trading system as envisaged by the World Trade Organisation at a summit on Thursday in South Africa, Reuters reported. Brazil, Russia, India, China...
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Flash flood strikes northern Athens suburb after squall

A flash flood has struck a northern Athens suburb following a squall, with the Greek capital’s fire department receiving 140 calls for assistance and to pump water from flooded homes and businesses, Washington Post reports. Fire crews headed...
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Macedonian flag at half mast at Liaison Office in Athens (photo)

After Greece declared three-day mourning on Tuesday over wildfires that killed more than 80 people in towns near Athens, all flags in Greece are lowered at half-mast to pay tribute to the victims. Macedonian flag is also flying at half mast...
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Blast outside U.S. embassy in China injures suspect

A bomb exploded outside the U.S. embassy in Beijing on Thursday, wounding the lone assailant, the embassy said in a statement, but police described the weapon merely as a “firework device”, Reuters reports. The explosion happened in a public...