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Dominique Strauss-Kahn in Paris ahead of the trial
12/06/2015 - FRANCE

Strauss-Kahn acquittal in French pimping case no surprise, activists

French feminists and prostitutes' rights campaigners say they are not surprised by former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn's acquittal on pimping charges on Friday.
10/06/2015 - Analysis: Burundi

Burundi election boycott on the cards following delay to polls, analysts

Burundi’s opposition and protesters in the capital Bujumbura are likely to boycott the country’s delayed elections, according to analysts.
Vincent Lambert's wife Rachel outside the European Court of Human Rights following the ruling
05/06/2015 - France - Europe

European rights court ruling angers French anti-euthanasia campaigners

Anti-euthanasia groups say the European rights court's authorisation of the removal of life support for a man in a vegetative state is a first step towards legalising euthanasia.
Yingluck Shinawatra arriving at the Supreme court in Bangkok, 19 May 2015.
19/05/2015 - Thailand

Thailand's Yingluck Shinawatra corruption case politically motivated, analysts

Former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra pleaded not guilty Monday at a brief hearing at the start of a trial in which she stands accused of negligence.
Suspected migrants sit on the ground after being detained in an early morning raid conducted by Libyan security forces in Tripoli, Libya May 18, 2015.
18/05/2015 - Africa - Libya - Eritrea - Europe

EU military mission in Libya won't tackle root causes of migrant crisis

EU foreign ministers agreed on Monday to send naval ships to Libya to target smuggler boats, responsible for bringing thousands of migrants to Europe's doorstep.
A market in Angola
15/05/2015 - Africa

Africa to miss out on fall in food import prices

The UN’s Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) predicts that the world food import bill will fall to a five-year low. But not if you are a poor African, say economists.

Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah in Beirut, 3 novembre 2014
06/05/2015 - Lebanon - Syria

Hezbollah Qalamun offensive could plunge Lebanon into spiral of violence, analyst

The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah movement, Hassan Nasrallah, has vowed to oust Syrian opposition fighters from a mountainous region on the border with his country.
Minusma troops have also been targeted by Tuareg rebels in Timbuktu
04/05/2015 - Mali

Ceasefire violations in Mali threaten peace deal

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is calling on warring parties in northern Mali to sign a long-awaited peace deal.
Pope Francis celebrates mass for the victims of the Armenian genocide on 12 April 2015
12/04/2015 - Turkey - Armenia - Vatican

Armenians welcome Pope's genocide statement, Turkey protests

Turkey summoned the Vatican ambassador to Ankara on Sunday after Pope Francis used the word "genocide" to describe the massacres of Armenians by Ottoman forces during World War I.
A Saudi border guard near the Yemen border
10/04/2015 - Pakistan

Pakistan parliament's no to military involvement in Yemen no surprise, analyst

Pakistan's parliament on Friday voted to stay out of the conflict in Yemen, rejecting Saudi demands for Islamabad to join its military coalition against Zaydi Shia Houthi rebels.
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