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Anniversary protest marred by night clashes in Athens

More than a dozen people were reportedly injured and at least 70 others detained during clashes with riot police in Athens on Monday night.<p>Police fired tear gas at groups of youths who hurled stones and plastic bottles while burning US and EU flags.<p>All but 10 of the detained were later released.<p>The …

FBI Predicts Violence in Ferguson

Mass murderer Charles Manson gets marriage license, state says | Reuters

SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - Mass murderer Charles Manson has been granted a marriage license, and would be allowed to wed in prison, a spokeswoman for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said on Monday.<p>Manson, 80, was issued a marriage license by Kings County, California, …

Lawsuit: Ferguson officer raped pregnant woman

FERGUSON, Mo. — This small Midwest city has a new problem -- a lawsuit that claims a corrections officer raped a pregnant woman and that police in the city have engaged in a "pattern of violence against the citizenry."<p>The woman sued Officer Jaris Hayden and the city of Ferguson and alleges the …

British Muslims feel paralysed by Iraq and Syria conflicts, activist tells synod

The vast majority of British Muslims feel “paralysed” by events in Iraq and Syria, the first Islamic figure to address the General Synod has said.<p>Fuad Nahdi, an interfaith activist and journalist, told the Church of England body that younger, weaker Muslims were reacting with frustration and in …

Iran says nuclear deal 'possible' in last-ditch round

Iran's foreign minister insists nuclear deal remains 'possible' ahead of final round of talks in Vienna<p>Iran's foreign minister insisted on Tuesday a nuclear deal remained possible as he arrived for a final round of talks with world powers, with differences still wide just six days before a deadline …

Oakland is bracing for possible violence in the wake of Ferguson decision

Oakland is warning residents and merchants to prepare for possible riots when the Missouri grand jury announces its decision over whether a white Ferguson police officer will face charges in the shooting death of a black man.<p>Oakland Mayor Jean Quan advised Tuesday that anyone living or working …

As forces amass, German diplomat tries to head off Russia-Ukraine war

Germany's foreign minister shuttled between Kiev and Moscow on Tuesday in an effort to avert all-out war between Ukrainian government forces and Russia-backed separatists.<p>NATO's new chief, meanwhile, warned of a "serious military buildup" by Russia along Ukraine's eastern border that is escalating …

Russia

Obama orders review of US hostage policy

Details of shake-up emerge a day after Isil announces murder of Peter Kassig and comes after hostage families have complained that not enough is being done<p>President Barack Obama has ordered a comprehensive review of US policy governing efforts to free Americans being held by militant groups …

Senate to take first vote on NSA spying

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Tuesday failed to get the 60 votes needed to advance a bill that would stop the National Security Agency from collecting the phone records of millions of Americans who are not suspected of any crime.<p>Senators voted 58-42 in favor of a motion to allow the USA Freedom Act to …

Ukraine crisis: Russia demands guarantees from Nato

<b>Russia has called for "a 100% guarantee that no-one would think about Ukraine joining Nato", President Vladimir Putin's spokesman has told the BBC.</b><p>Dmitri Peskov added that Nato's gradual approach towards Russia's borders had made Moscow "nervous".<p>Earlier, Mr Putin said the US would never "subdue" …

Germany's Merkel toughens tone with Russia's Putin

<b>The face of Russian President Vladimir Putin stares out from the front page of one of Germany's most popular broadsheets. Germany's relationship with Russia has occupied the headlines and preoccupied its politicians for months.</b><p>This week, in a speech in Australia, Chancellor Angel Merkel appeared to …

Saudi Arabia leans on Gulf states to close ranks as region boils | Reuters

DUBAI/DOHA (Reuters) - Gulf Arab states have shelved a bitter row among themselves, hoping to repair an alliance that has been sorely tested by chaos in the Middle East and the prospect of an Iranian nuclear deal that could tilt the regional balance of power toward their old foe Tehran.<p>Saudi King …

Saudi King calls on Egypt to back Gulf accord: statement

DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi King Abdullah called on Egypt on Wednesday to back an agreement between Gulf Arab states that ended an eight-month dispute over Qatar’s backing of Islamist movements and its promotion of Arab Spring revolts.<p>Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud sits before a meeting …

Kenya police stage fresh mosque raid

Kenyan police officers have raided a mosque in the port city of Mombasa, the third mosque to be raided this week, as the state continues its hunt for weapons and supporters of al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Shabab fighters in neighbouring Somalia, police have said.<p>Richard Ngatia, a local police chief, said …

Temporary truce declared in Libya's Benghazi

The UN says pro-government forces and armed Islamist groups fighting for control of Libya's second city Benghazi have agreed to a 12-hour humanitarian truce.<p>The UN-brokered ceasefire, approved on Wednesday, was the first in Benghazi since the launch of a government-backed offensive to recapture the …

Ukraine rules out direct talks with separatists | Reuters

KIEV/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia urged Ukraine’s leaders on Wednesday to talk directly to separatists to end the conflict in the east, but Kiev rejected the call and told Moscow to stop “playing games” aimed at legitimizing “terrorists”.<p>Pro-Russian separatists pose with the picture of Joseph Stalin …

Kenyan police arrest 109 at mosques, seize explosives | Reuters

MOMBASA Kenya (Reuters) - Kenyan police found explosives at three mosques in Mombasa on Wednesday and arrested 109 people on suspicion they were undergoing militant training, in the latest in a series of raids in the port city.<p>Policemen stand guard outside the Masjid Swafaa mosque after they …

Putin backs deeper ties with North Korea after meeting Kim envoy | Reuters

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin called on Wednesday for deeper ties with North Korea to improve regional security, a day after holding talks with a personal envoy of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.<p>Choe Ryong Hae (3rd L), a close aide of North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un, meets …

The Iran nuclear talks: Too big to fail?

Among all the rubble left by decades of distrust littering the road to a nuclear deal, there is one outsize boulder that dwarfs the rest. For domestic political reasons, the Obama administration needs to demonstrate that Iran’s capacity to enrich uranium has been radically shrunk by any deal signed …

Burkina Faso appoints colonel Isaac Zida as transitional prime minister

The military colonel who briefly seized control of Burkina Faso after the longtime president stepped down has been chosen to serve as prime minister of the transitional government.<p>The selection of Lt Col Isaac Yacouba Zida on Wednesday casts doubt on whether the interim government will return the …

Jerusalem ramps up security after deadly synagogue attack

Jerusalem ramped up security after two Palestinian cousins wielding a gun and butcher knives attacked a synagogue during morning prayers, killing four worshipers and a police officer and wounding several others.<p>Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed a strong reaction to Tuesday's killings. …

Ukraine is preparing for military assault on the east, Russian foreign minister says

Russia's foreign policy chief on Wednesday claimed that Ukraine's decision to freeze budget payments to the eastern rebel-held territories could be a precursor to a military onslaught.<p>Ukrainian officials announced earlier this month that they will freeze the $2.6-billion in state support to the …

USA Freedom Act for NSA reform is voted down in the Senate

The US Senate has just voted down the USA Freedom Act by a vote of 58-42, leaving it just two votes shy of the 60 it needed. The bill would have ended the controversial phone record metadata collection by the NSA, but the Senate was not in favor of rolling back any of the NSA's broad surveillance …

Attackers Storm Jerusalem Synagogue

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Israel

Israeli-Palestinian violence in 2014 – timeline

<b>24 April</b> Nine months of US-mediated peace talks collapse.<p><b>15 May</b> Two Palestinian teenagers are killed in a West Bank clash with Israeli troops.<p><b>12 June</b> Three Israeli teenagers – Eyal Yifrach, 19, Gil-ad Sha’er, 16, and Naftali Frankel – are abducted and killed by Hamas operatives in the West Bank.<p><b>13</b> …