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July 24, 2014, by Dorian Jones of VOANews

Turkey has maintained an open door policy for people fleeing the conflict in neighboring Syria, but recent violent protests in several cities indicate many Turks are feeling the strain from […]

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European court condemns Poland for hosting secret CIA prisons

July 24, 2014, by The Warsaw Voice

The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France ruled Thursday that Poland violated the European human rights convention by allowing the CIA ...

State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf is seen at a daily briefing at the State Department in Washington, D.C.

US: Russia firing artillery across Ukraine border

July 24, 2014, by VOANews

The United States said on Thursday that Russia was firing artillery across the border into Ukraine targeting Ukrainian military positions engaged in f ...

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France criticised for warships contract with Moscow

July 23, 2014, by Lisa Bryant of VOANews

France’s contract to sell a pair of Mistral aircraft carriers to Moscow has come under fire in recent months, as relations between the West and ...


  • Mourners laid flowers on overpasses along the route of the cortege carrying the remains of passengers from flight MH17. Photo: Matthijs H/flickr.com
    Dutch mourn victims of Malaysian plane
    July 23, 2014, by VOANews

    Thousands of people lined the roads in the Netherlands on Wednesday, solemnly applauding the slow procession of 40 black hearses carrying the bodies of passengers killed when their passenger jet […]

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    Ukraine votes third call-up of military reservists
    July 22, 2014, by The Kyiv Post

    Additional reservists will be called up to reinforce servicemen fighting Kremlin-backed mercenaries and their proxies in eastern Ukraine after parliament on July 22 passed a bill on “partial military mobilization.” […]

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    EU toughens Russia sanctions over airliner downing
    July 22, 2014, by VOANews

    The European Union moved Tuesday to toughen and widen sanctions against Russia amid anger over the downing of a Malaysia Airlines plane in rebel-held eastern Ukraine. The EU will next […]