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Wildfires in Greece Kill More Than 70

(VOA): Fire officials in Greece said Tuesday at least 74 people have been killed and more than 140 injured in wildfires raging through resort towns near the country's capital. Regional authorities have declared a state of emergency in areas east and west of Athens and deployed the army to..

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Soccer Star Quits German National Team, Citing Racism

(VOA): German soccer star Mesut Ozil announced Sunday he would no longer be playing for his country's national soccer team.  In a letter posted on Twitter Sunday, the 29-year-old midfielder — who is Muslim and of Turkish heritage — cited racism from members of the German media and..

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Trump Defends Putin Summit as Poll Shows High Disapproval

(VOA): President Donald Trump continues to defend his recent summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Trump said Monday that he gave up nothing to Putin in their meeting last week. But the president’s performance got a negative review in the latest Washington Post-ABC News poll, which found..

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Former Trump Aide Bannon Sets Up Group to Undermine EU

(VOA): Former Donald Trump political strategist Steve Bannon and a top associate have created a Brussels-based political organization intended to undermine, and ultimately paralyze, the European Union, Bannon and the associate told Reuters. In an interview and email conversations, Bannon and..

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Russia Detains 6 Prison Guards Over Torture Video

(VOA): Russian investigators said Monday they had detained six prison guards over a video showing officers brutally beating an inmate which was leaked to an independent newspaper. The group of prison service employees, "acting deliberately, clearly exceeding their official powers, used violence..

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Wildfires Kill Dozens in Greece

(VOA): Regional Greek authorities have declared an emergency in areas east and west of Athens and deployed the army to help fight the blazes (This story has not been edited by N24 staff and is Voice Of America auto-generated from a RSS..

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BRICS First? Nations Meet Amid Changing World Order

(VOA): China, the wealthiest member of the bloc of nations known as BRICS, is looking to further improve its international position as the group holds its annual summit in South Africa this week. President Xi Jinping made a state visit to summit host South Africa a day before the start of the..

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Russian Spies Hide in Plain Sight

(VOA): In the pre-Internet era, spies faced more challenges than now when trying to infiltrate Western political circles in order to gather information, identify potential recruits, enlist the assistance of sympathizers and mount active operations, like meddling in a foreign country’s..

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No Welcome Mat for Putin From US Congress

(VOA): Russian President Vladimir Putin, accused of interfering in U.S. elections, will not be invited to address Congress or visit the Capitol if he accepts President Donald Trump's invitation to come to Washington, Republican congressional leaders said on Tuesday. The comments by House of..

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Poles Rally Against Supreme Court Overhaul

(VOA): Several hundred people protested outside the Polish parliament on Tuesday against planned legal amendments aimed at making it easier for the ruling party to name the next Supreme Court head. The European Union, human rights groups and opposition have all accused the government of..

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Poll: Most Germans Think Europe Can Defend Itself Without US Tuesday, July 24th, 2018

(VOA): More than half of Germans think Europe can defend itself without military backing from the United States, a poll showed on Monday, less than two weeks after U.S. President Donald Trump said he could withdraw support. Only 37 percent of respondents said they believed Europe depended on..

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Trump, Bolton and the Syrian Confusion Tuesday, January 15th, 2019

It’s a messy, though typical picture. US President Donald Trump wants to pull out forces in Syria. When announced in December, jaws drooped and sharp intakes of breath..