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October 21, 2014, by VOANews

The head of French oil giant Total was killed late Monday when his private jet collided with a snow plow on a Moscow runway. Christophe de Margerie, 63, and three […]

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Russia bans imports of EU meat products

October 21, 2014, by VOANews

Citing health concerns, Russia on Monday announced new sanctions on meat products from the European Union, widening its restrictions on Western food p ...

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Europe vows to step up aid for Ebola crisis

October 21, 2014, by VOANews

European Union foreign ministers have called for more money, more coordination and more health workers on the ground to respond to the Ebola crisis in ...

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Pilot strike cancels eight Lufthansa flights to and from Sofia

October 20, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

A total of eight direct flights to and from Sofia have been cancelled as a result of the strike by the German pilots union, Lufthansa Group said. The ...


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    Sweden looking for source of ‘foreign underwater activity’
    October 20, 2014, by VOANews

    Sweden’s military is searching its waters near Stockholm after detecting “foreign underwater activity,” possibly a Russian submarine in distress. The non-aligned Nordic country has deployed more than 200 men, stealth [&hel ...

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    Greece open to credit line from its lenders
    October 20, 2014, by Independent Balkan News Agency

    In a clear attempt to reassure Greece’s international lenders and bond markets alike, the country’s government has changed its rhetoric (and strategy) on how it plans to exit the EU […]

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    Matera to be 2019 European Capital of Culture in Italy
    October 18, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

    The selection panel of independent experts responsible for assessing the Italian cities competing to be European Capital of Culture in 2019 has recommended that Matera should be awarded the title, […]

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    Russia, Ukraine, EU leaders end summit with no breakthrough
    October 18, 2014, by VOANews

    A high-stakes meeting between the presidents of Ukraine and Russia ended Friday with few outward signs of progress in ending a months-long pro-Russian separatist rebellion in eastern Ukraine. However, Russian […]

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    Russian, Israeli, UK and Turkish military ‘squeeze’ into Cyprus EEZ
    October 17, 2014, by Independent Balkan News Agency

    Russian, Israeli, British and Turkish military forces will all be “squeezed” into the Cyprus Exclusive Economic Zone(EEZ) in the next few days, with unforeseen consequences. Turkey has issued a unilateral naval directive, according ...

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    Hungary: Only Jobbik satisfied as Fidesz marches on
    October 17, 2014, by The Budapest Times

    Hungary’s local elections on October 12 delivered few surprises as Fidesz consolidated its power and the left-wing conceded ground to Jobbik. Turnout, at 44 per cent was lower than the 46 […]