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IRA members under investigation over claims of child abuse

Irish public broadcaster RTE reports 30 names have been passed to them of alleged sex offenders Continue reading…
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Swiss museum accepts part of Nazi art trove with ‘sorrow’

Kunstmuseum Bern chief emphasises bequest from Cornelius Gurlitt excludes works suspected of having been looted Continue reading…
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Iran nuclear talks extended to 2015

Deadline moved to 30 June but British foreign secretary says aim is to reach broad accord within three months Continue reading…
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Posted in Austria, Energy, Environment, Europe, Foreign policy, Iran, Middle East and North Africa, Nuclear power, Politics, Top News, US foreign policy, US news, World news | Comments Off

Iran and US foreign chiefs meet face-to-face before nuclear deadline

Mohammad Javad Zarif and John Kerry hold talks on final day of negotiations over Iran’s nuclear programme and sanctions Continue reading…

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Iran nuclear talks: Philip Hammond promises ‘last big push’ in Vienna

Comprehensive accord appears unlikely, but hopes raised of framework agreement with technical details to be resolved later Continue reading…
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Posted in Asia Pacific, China, Europe, Foreign policy, France, Germany, Iran, John Kerry, Middle East and North Africa, Russia, Saudi Arabia, US foreign policy, US news, World news | Comments Off

More than 600 migrants rescued in Mediterranean, says Italian coastguard

People pulled from sea in incidents near Strait of Sicily, while 270 Syrian refugees were rescued off northern Cyprus Continue reading…
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Tourist fined €20,000 for carving initial on Rome’s Colosseum

Russian man arrested for carving a large letter ‘K’ on wall, the latest of several acts of vandalism on historic building this year Continue reading…




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Irish PM’s party suffers dip in popularity after water charge protests

Opinion poll shows only 22% would vote for Enda Kenny’s centre-right Fine Gael party Continue reading…




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Protesters clash with police in France over young activist killed by grenade

Remi Fraisse, 21, was killed by a so-called ‘offensive grenade’ during a standoff between police and opponents of a dam project Continue reading…




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Europe Takes Stronger Measures, Albeit Symbolic, to Condemn Israeli Policies

After years of growing frustration, European politicians are embracing symbolic steps to support a Palestinian state.
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