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Prayers at Jerusalem mosque end peacefully after days of tension

2019.02.22 14:43 GMT

Prayers at the compound of Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque passed off peacefully on Friday despite a week of tension over access to a corner of the compound, Trend reports referring to Reuters.

Blast hits minibus carrying oil workers in eastern Syria; 20 killed

2019.02.22 20:15 GMT

Nearly two dozen people have lost their lives and a number of others sustained injuries when a powerful bomb explosion struck a minibus carrying workers employed in a major oil facility in Syria’s eastern province of Dayr al-Zawr.

Shootout in Marseille: Police shoot attacker who stabbed 4 people - reports

2019.02.19 19:38 GMT

The attack reportedly took place on La Canebière street in the French city of Marseille. The attacker has been neutralized by the police, Trend reports citing Sputnik.

Famous fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld dies at the age of 85

2019.02.19 13:34 GMT

German haute-couture designer and creative director of French fashion house Chanel Karl Lagerfeld died on Tuesday morning at the age of 85, Le Figaro newspaper reported.

Swiss actor Bruno Ganz dies, aged 77

2019.02.16 13:22 GMT

Bruno Ganz, who starred in numerous films including as Adolf Hitler in "Downfall," has died in Zurich. He was renowned as one of the greatest actors in the German-speaking world.

Trump declares U.S.-Mexico border emergency, Democrats object

2019.02.15 19:48 GMT

President Donald Trump on Friday declared a national emergency in a bid to fund his promised wall at the U.S.-Mexico border without congressional approval, an action Democrats vowed to challenge as a violation of the U.S. Constitution, Trend reports citing Reuters.

Acting Pentagon chief Patrick Shanahan arrives in Afghanistan

2019.02.11 06:27 GMT

Acting Pentagon chief Patrick Shanahan arrived in Afghanistan on a surprise visit Monday as the United States seeks to support the Kabul government while negotiating peace with the Taliban, AFP reports.

Death toll rises to 134 in Brazil dam collapse

2019.02.05 20:29 GMT

The death toll rose to 134 from a dam collapse late last month in southeastern Brazil, according to the Civil Defense in Minas Gerais.

UN: Nearly 5,000 people leaving Venezuela every day

2019.01.31 06:05 GMT

Nearly 5,000 people leave Venezuela every day, Anadolu Agency cited the UN Refugee Agency as saying.

Council of Europe urges 'calm' amid French protests

2019.01.30 12:57 GMT

A top European human rights official on Wednesday expressed her concerns about the Yellow Vest protests which have rocked France since last November.

US charges Huawei in technology theft, sanctions violations

2019.01.29 05:17 GMT

The US Justice Department on Monday unveiled sweeping charges against Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei in two cases likely to ratchet up tensions between the two superpowers -- including that of a top executive arrested in Canada on a US warrant, AFP reports.

Death toll in Brazil dam collapse rises to 60; 292 missing

2019.01.28 19:43 GMT

Firefighters say the death toll from a Brazilian mine dam collapse has risen to 60, with 292 people still missing, Trend reported citing AP.

Top North Korea envoy meets Trump at White House for nuclear talks

2019.01.19 20:54 GMT

A top North Korean nuclear envoy met President Donald Trump at the White House after holding talks with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday in a diplomatic flurry aimed at laying the groundwork for a second U.S.-North Korea summit, Trend reported citing Reuters.

May: We are leaving the EU on March 29

2019.01.16 14:59 GMT

Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday that Britain will be leaving the European Union on March 29 and that the bloc would only consider extending the ‘Article 50’ negotiating period if there was a credible alternative exit plan, Trend report referring to Reuters.

Pawel Adamowicz, Gdansk mayor, dies after stabbing at charity event

2019.01.14 17:04 GMT

The mayor of the Polish city of Gdansk has died in hospital, a day after being stabbed at a charity event.

Macedonian parl't approves country's name change to Republic of North Macedonia

2019.01.12 20:38 GMT

The name dispute between Greece and Macedonia have been souring bilateral relations for years, with Athens opposing the use of "Macedonia," which is also the name of a region in Greece, Trend reports citing Sputnik.

US withdraws some military equipment from Syria

2019.01.11 18:38 GMT

The U.S. has started withdrawing military equipment from Syria, an official from the Pentagon confirmed Thursday, Anadolu Agency reported.

Venezuelan Embassy attacked in Peru - foreign minister

2019.01.11 05:40 GMT

Venezuelan Embassy in the Peruvian capital, Lima, was attacked on Thursday following the sharp deterioration of relations between the two countries in light of incumbent President Nicolas Maduro's inauguration for second term in office, Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza said, Sputnik reports.

Miss Algeria stands up against attacks over skin color

2019.01.10 17:30 GMT

Winning a beauty pageant should be a moment of joy, but Miss Algeria Khadija Ben Hamou, from the country's vast desert south, was immediately targeted online for her dark skin color.

World's richest man, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos divorcing wife after 25 years

2019.01.10 20:09 GMT

Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos was named by Forbes as the biggest winner of 2018, with his personal net worth growing by $28 billion between 29 December 2017 and 17 December 2018, reaching $126.2 billion. However, affairs in his private life are seemingly not going so well.

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