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Italy says still hunting 30 'terrorists' abroad

Italy says still hunting 30 'terrorists' abroad

Italian authorities are still hunting 30 ‘terrorists’ on the run abroad, the interior ministry said Saturday, days after far-left activist Cesare Battisti was jailed ending 37 years as a fugitive.

Macron's debate put to test as 'yellow vests' stage tenth protest

Macron's debate put to test as 'yellow vests' stage tenth protest

France's ‘yellow vests’ took to the streets on Saturday for a 10th straight weekend of anti-government protests, defying attempts by President Emmanuel Macron to channel their anger into a series of town hall debates.

Greek PM to face confidence vote after Macedonia row

Greek PM to face confidence vote after Macedonia row

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras headed into a confidence vote Wednesday with his political future on the line after a row over a landmark name deal with Macedonia sunk his four-year coalition.

Zimbabwe president says 'monumental task' to fix economy

Zimbabwe president says 'monumental task' to fix economy

Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Wednesday called for calm as he vowed to tackle the ‘monumental task’ of fixing the shattered economy that has sparked violent protests this week.

British PM faces defeat in historic Brexit deal vote

British PM faces defeat in historic Brexit deal vote

British Prime Minister Theresa May faces crushing defeat in a historic vote in parliament on Tuesday over the Brexit deal she has struck with the European Union, leaving the world's fifth biggest economy in limbo.

Polish mayor dies of stab wounds after attack: media

Polish mayor dies of stab wounds after attack: media

Pawel Adamowicz, the liberal mayor of the Polish city of Gdansk, died on Monday of his wounds a day after being stabbed on stage at a charity event.

Greek PM calls confidence vote after minister quits over Macedonia deal

Greek PM calls confidence vote after minister quits over Macedonia deal

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Sunday called for an ‘immediate’ confidence vote in parliament over the resignation of a top minister, after his coalition government collapsed in a row over a name change deal ...

Anger as Mnangagwa raises gas prices in Zimbabwe

Anger as Mnangagwa raises gas prices in Zimbabwe

Zimbabweans reacted with outrage Sunday to a sharp rise in fuel prices announced by President Emmerson Mnangagwa in a move to improve supplies as the country struggles with its worst gasoline shortages in a decade.

New alliance increases pressure on India's ruling party

New alliance increases pressure on India's ruling party

Two regional parties that were former bitter rivals announced an unlikely alliance Saturday to fight Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling Hindu nationalist party in a looming general election.

Cambodia PM says EU holding country 'hostage' with tariff threats

Cambodia PM says EU holding country 'hostage' with tariff threats

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen blasted the European Union on Saturday for holding the country ‘hostage’ with threats to axe trade preferences after it held elections with no credible opposition.

Obama protege Julian Castro set to join 2020 race

Obama protege Julian Castro set to join 2020 race

Former mayor of San Antonio, Texas and Obama-era cabinet member Julian Castro is expected Saturday to launch his bid to become the nation's first Hispanic president ...

'Yellow vest' anger as French boxer who hit police denied bail

'Yellow vest' anger as French boxer who hit police denied bail

Supporters of the French boxer filmed punching police officers during a ‘yellow vest’ protest reacted angrily Thursday after he was denied bail at a court hearing where he expressed regret for his outburst.