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Germany delivers Jordan €18 million in military equipment

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 07:17
German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen said the equipment would help bolster Jordan's border surveillance. She said Germany and Europe "have an interest in Jordan's stability."

Peru earthquake: Casualties reported after powerful quake hits south coast

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 06:36
A strong earthquake has struck off the coast of southern Peru, killing at least one person and injuring dozens more. The jolt damaged roads and homes, and authorities warned the death toll could rise.

Peru earthquake: Fatalities reported after powerful quake hits south coast

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 06:36
A strong earthquake has struck off the coast of southern Peru, killing at least two people and injuring dozens more. The jolt damaged roads and homes, and authorities say they expect the death toll to rise.

Venezuela: A country in meltdown

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 06:00
Venezuela's inflation rate is already the highest in the world but is set for a new record. Even in the capital, people are struggling to afford basic goods and services on incomes once regarded as more than adequate.

Fresh protests in Tunisia on anniversary of Arab Spring uprising

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 05:31
The anti-austerity rallies are the latest to hit Tunisia since the beginning of January. Sunday marks seven years since the North African country's peaceful transition to democracy.

Israel's Netanyahu in India to seal trade and defense deals

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 04:03
Israel and India are trying to build on growing ties as they expand cooperation in multiple fields. But for India, overtly expanding relations involves a balancing act.

Oil tanker in South China Sea bursts into flames and sinks

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 03:50
After more than a week burning in the South China Sea, an oil tanker that collided with a freighter has sunk. Three bodies were recovered this week but authorities say there is now "no hope" of finding survivors.

Iran unblocks Telegram messenger service shut down during country-wide protests

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 03:21
Hardliners demanded the block after Telegram refused to shut down channels allegedly used by anti-government protesters. President Hassan Rouhani reportedly fought for the government to reinstate access to the service.

Thousands flee as Philippines' Mayon Volcano spews ash

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 02:58
Thousands in the Philippines have evacuated areas near Mayon Volcano, with this number expected to rise if the threat of eruptions increases. The status for the Mayon area has been raised to level two.

Multiple deaths and injuries in northern Portugal community center fire

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 02:04
Some 70 people had gathered in the building in the town of Tondela when the fire broke out. More than 170 first responders were on the scene bringing people to safety.

Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi announces bid for re-election

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 01:17
Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi will attempt to form a cross-secretarian "victory alliance" as he seeks re-election. Former Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, who is blamed for the Iraqi army's collapse, will also run.

Influential photographers Mario Testino and Bruce Weber accused of sexual misconduct

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 00:39
Famous fashion photographers Mario Testino and Bruce Weber have been accused of assaulting male models over a period of decades. Vogue publisher Conde Nast has said it is cutting ties with both men.

French dairy group Lactalis to pay damages over salmonella contamination

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 22:13
In a rare interview, the head of Lactalis said families would be compensated for damages resulting from salmonella contamination at one of its plants producing baby milk. The company exports to 83 countries.

Whistleblower Chelsea Manning prepares for US Senate run

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 20:54
The transgender activist has filed documents to run as a Democratic candidate in the US state of Maryland. Her likely challenger said he is looking forward to "a robust conversation" ahead of the 2018 election.

Spiegel editor's Twitter account hacked to post pro-Turkey message

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 20:20
The Twitter account of Spiegel editor-in-chief Klaus Brinkbäumer has been hacked and used to apologize for bad news published about Turkey. The magazine has published extensively on Turkey and its relations with Germany.

UN chief offers Colombia help with Venezuela migration crisis

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 19:35
Colombia's president has warned of an unfolding "humanitarian crisis" on the border with Venezuela. Nearly half a million Venezuelans have fled to Colombia to escape economic deprivation and a crackdown on dissent.

Russian soccer club Spartak Moscow under fire for 'racist' tweet

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 18:51
Russian soccer champion Spartak Moscow has been accused of racism after a tweet which appeared to refer to its black players as "chocolates." Authorities have said they will crack down on racism ahead of the World Cup.

Tunisia plans social reforms after wave of anti-austerity protests

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 16:29
Tunisia's government has announced a new package of social reforms worth nearly $70 million. The North African country has been rocked by protests ahead of the seventh anniversary of the Arab Spring uprising.

Poland: Pro-choice activists protest proposed abortion restrictions

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 16:13
Hundreds of people have gathered in front of the Polish parliament to protest plans to tighten access to abortions in the mainly Catholic country. Lawmakers proposed changes to the abortion law earlier in the week.

France's first panda cub Yuan Meng makes public debut

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 15:01
A playful baby panda has been the star attraction this weekend at Beauval Zoo, south of Paris. Little Yuan Meng is the first panda cub to be born in a French zoo.