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Greece urges German WWII reparations

Greece urges German WWII reparations

The Greek government has called on Germany to pay compensations for the former Nazi Germany’s atrocious occupation of the southern Balkan country during World War II. On Tuesday, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said a bilateral reparation agreement reached in 1960 did not cover the outstanding Greek demands, including payments for ruined infrastructure, war crimes [&hellip

‘Colombia halts bombing of FARC’

Colombia’s president has ordered the country’s military to stop bombing raids against the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) for a month. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos issued the directive on Tuesday, as part of a gesture alongside peace talks that have been held in Cuba since two years ago. “In order to start the [&hellip

Japan marks tragic 2011 disaster

Japan marks tragic 2011 disaster

Japan is commemorating the fourth anniversary of an earthquake and an ensuing tsunami that left thousands of people dead, injured and missing, as well as a nuclear crisis at the country’s Fukushima nuclear power plant. Ceremonies were held in towns and cities around the disaster zones, and in the capital city, Tokyo, led by the [&hellip

Madagascar faces food shortage

Madagascar faces food shortage

A drought has ravaged villages across the southern part of Madagascar, the world’s fourth biggest island, leaving its people hungry and its children with less physical reserves dying. Authorities say at least 16 children have died already, warning that about half of toddlers are not growing properly because of malnutrition. The government says 200,000 to [&hellip

Opposition edging Netanyahu party

Opposition edging Netanyahu party

An Israeli opinion survey has revealed that opposition Zionist Union is edging Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s ruling Likud party, which is heading into a make-or-break election. With the March 17 election nearing, the Tuesday poll by Israeli research institute Panel Politics showed that Isaac Herzog’s Zionist Union, which identifies itself as center-leftist, could earn 24 seats against Likud’s [&hellip

Real scrape through in thriller

Real scrape through in thriller

​Real Madrid reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League despite losing 4-3 to Schalke in a stunning match at the Bernabeu. Christian Fuchs opened the scoring for the visitors before Cristiano Ronaldo levelled things four minutes later, then he equalised for a second time before the break after Klaas-Jan Huntelaar had prodded Schalke back in [&hellip

Wednesday, 11 March, 2015

Wednesday, 11 March, 2015

3440 solar years ago, on this day in 1425 BC, Thutmose III, 6th Pharaoh of Egypt’s 18th Dynasty, died at the age of 56 after a reign of 54 years – 32 years as absolute ruler – and was succeeded by his son, Amenhotep II. He created the largest empire Egypt had ever seen – from [&hellip

Guinea election slated for Oct. 11

Guinea election slated for Oct. 11

Guinea says the country’s presidential vote is set to be held on October 11 despite doubts about the election timing due to the Ebola crisis. Guinea’s National Independent Electoral Commission made the announcement despite the existing pressure on the government of President Alpha Conde arising from the deadly Ebola epidemic. The government is still seeking [&hellip

‘Boko Haram kids have no names, identity’

‘Boko Haram kids have no names, identity’

Some 80 children liberated from a Boko Haram Takfiri terrorist camp in Cameroon do not even know their names let alone origins, an aid worker says. The rescued children, all between the ages of five and 18, were not capable of speaking English, French, or any local language, the state-run BBC quoted a director for [&hellip

Libyans must reach political deal: UN

Libyans must reach political deal: UN

United Nations special envoy to Libya says Libyans have to choose between reaching a political agreement to end its current crisis, or witness the North African country’s destruction. The United Nations Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya Bernardino Leon made the remarks in Algeria on Tuesday. “There are two options: [&hellip