Police: 14 migrants killed by train in Macedonia

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Fourteen migrants believed to be from Afghanistan and Somalia who were heading north toward the European Union were killed by an express train as they walked along tracks in central Macedonia at night, police said Friday. The group had been...
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Kazakhstan votes for continuity while keeping eye on Ukraine

Kazakhstan’s President and the main presidential candidate Nursultan Nazarbayev listens for a question while speaking to workers during the opening of the “Moscow” subway station of the Almaty metro system in Almaty, Kazakhstan, Saturday, April 18, 2015....

Police: 14 migrants killed by train in Macedonia

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — At least 14 migrants believed to be from Afghanistan and Somalia were killed by an express train as they walked along the tracks in central Macedonia at night, police said Friday. The group had been walking along the tracks in a narrow gorge near...
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Armenia marks centennial of killing of 1.5 million

Priests carry an icon to attend a religious service in Echmiadzin, the religious center of the Armenian Church outside the capital Yerevan, Armenia, Thursday, April 23, 2015. On Friday, April 24, Armenians will mark the centenary of what historians estimate to be the slaughter of...
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Chechen leader to men: Fire on unauthorized federal troops

FILE – In this Oct. 5, 2014 file photo Chechen regional leader Ramzan Kadyrov talks with the press in the Chechen regional capital, Grozny, Russia. Ramzan Kadyrov’s comments on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 send a worrying sign about a potential rift between him and the...
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AP Interview: Yemen peace talks inevitable, says UN official

Paolo Lembo, U.N. Resident Coordinator in Yemen, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Amman, Jordan, Thursday, April 23, 2015 . The head of U.N. operations in Yemen says a resumption of peace talks is “inevitable” and that he expects...
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Rubber dinghies, old fishing boats feed Europe migrant rush

FILE — In this file photo taken on Aug. 31, 2007, a boat carrying some 132 would-be immigrants is rescued by the Italian Coast Guard in the waters off Crotone, southern Italy. Large and barely seaworthy wooden fishing boats carrying loads of many more paying migrants are so...

German government acknowledges ‘shortcomings’ at spy agency

BERLIN (AP) — The German government has acknowledged shortcomings at the country’s foreign intelligence agency following reports that it may have helped the United States spy on Europeans. Der Spiegel reported on its website Thursday that the Federal Intelligence...
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Europe buries migrants as lawyer defends suspected captain

A view of the tent where a funeral service for 24 migrants drowned while trying to reach the Southern coasts of Italy took place, in Msida, in the outskirts of Valletta, Malta, Thursday, April 23, 2015. The migrants died as a smuggler’s boat crammed with hundreds of people...
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EU leaders commit ships, aid for action on Med migrants

A protestor holds up a sign during a demonstration outside of an emergency EU summit in Brussels on Thursday, April 23, 2015. Protestors on Thursday called on EU leaders to take more effective action to save lives in the Mediterranean, where hundreds of migrants are missing and...