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People demonstrate in Prague against the Czech government's ties to the Communist Party during commemorations marking the 50th anniversary of the Soviet-led invasion of former Czechoslovakia in 1968. The placards read "who rules with Communists defames the memory of the victims of Soviet invasion". Photo: Michal Cizek / AFP
People demonstrate in Prague against the […]

Czechs protest government, 50 years after Soviets crushed Prague Spring

Czechs and Slovaks mark 50 years since Soviet tanks crushed the "Prague Spring", while protesters use anniversary to rail against Czech government's ties to the Communist Party.
Britain's new Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt attends a press conference with his Latvian counterpart after their meeting in Riga, Latvia on August 15, 2018. Photo: Ilmars Znotins / AFP
Britain's new Foreign Minister Jeremy Hu […]

Britain urges US, Europe to ‘go further’ in countering Russia

New British Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt urges the US and European countries to do more to call out Russia's "malign behavior" and keep it in check, notably by implementing sanctions.
A protester waves a Greek flag as he demonstrates with thousands against a new austerity package in front of the Greek parliament in Athens on June 5, 2011. Photo: Angelos Tzortzinis / AFP
A protester waves a Greek flag as he dem […]

Greece exits third and last bailout after biting austerity

After years of stinging austerity measures, Greece emerges from its third and last bailout, although officials warn the country still has a "long way to go".
Crew members wave as the rescue ship Aquarius, chartered by French aid group SOS Mediterranee and Doctors Without Borders (MSF), leaves the harbour in Marseille, southeastern France, on August 1, 2018, after docking for maintenance. Photo: Boris Horvat / AFP
Crew members wave as the rescue ship Aqu […]

EU faces fresh standoff over Aquarius migrant boat

European countries face pressure to resolve a new standoff with operators of the migrant rescue ship Aquarius which is stranded for a second time in the Mediterranean carrying 141 people.
German economy minister Peter Altmaier pictured during a joint press conference with the European Commission Vice-President in charge of Energy at the Economy Ministry in Berlin on July 17, 2018
German economy minister Peter Altmaier p […]

Trump trade rows are ‘destroying’ growth, says German minister

Germany's economy minister lashes out at US President Trump, slamming his global trade rows and efforts to "dictate" Europe's dealings with Iran through renewed US sanctions.
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