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Poland's centrist government suffers defeat in vote on liberalizing abortion law

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s Prime Minister Donald Tusk and his centrist coalition government suffered a bitter defeat Friday in parliament, where a slim majority rejected legislation that would have eased the strict anti-abortion law.The vote was 218-215 with...

Gazans flee renewed Israeli offensives as rescuers struggle

14 minutes agoBy Fergal Keane, BBC NewsBBCNawara was six months pregnant when she was widowed, and taking care of six children, aged from four to 13. When a BBC colleague found her again today, Nawara was nursing her newborn baby, Rahma,...

How America's allies are trying to 'Trump-proof' Nato's future

19 minutes agoBy Tom Bateman, BBC State Department correspondentAFPThe initiative says a future president should “transform Nato” so that America’s role is primarily for its nuclear deterrent, while other members should field “the great majority” of conventional forces required to deter...

Former international mission worker is convicted of spying in Russian-held Donetsk

A former staff member of an international monitoring mission in eastern Ukraine was convicted of spying by a court in the Moscow-occupied Donetsk, the Russian prosecutor general’s office said Friday.Vadym Golda — who was a security assistant for the...

Japhet Koome: Kenya's police chief resigns amid deadly anti-tax protests

Kenya's police chief Japhet Koome has resigned, following weeks of violent protests against proposed tax hikes in which more than 40 people died.Human rights groups have accused police of shooting dozens of protestors, some of them fatally, and abducting...

Russia passenger jet crashes near Moscow during test flight

A Russian passenger plane has crashed near Moscow, Russia's emergencies ministry says.It says the Sukhoi Superjet 100 went down in a forest, and all three crew members are believed to have been killed. There were no passengers on board.Russia's...

Anant Ambani-Radhika Merchant: Lavish Ambani wedding divides opinions in India

Asia’s richest man Mukesh Ambani’s son Anant Ambani is getting married on Friday evening after months of lavish celebrations. The marathon wedding festivities started in March and saw many international and Indian celebrities as performers and guests. But the...

Ukraine war: German shock at reported Russian assassination plot

46 minutes agoBy Paul Kirby, BBC NewsREUTERS/Fabian BimmerInterior Minister Nancy Faeser said "we are taking very seriously the significantly heightened threat of Russian aggression".Earlier this week, a senior Nato official told the BBC that Russia was "engaging in aggressive covert operations...

Finnish lawmakers approve controversial law to turn away migrants at border with Russia

HELSINKI (AP) — Finnish lawmakers have narrowly approved a controversial bill that will allow border guards to turn away third-country migrants attempting to enter from neighboring Russia and reject their asylum applications.The government’s bill, meant to introduce temporary measures...

Lamine Yamal: Equatorial Guinea and Morocco targeted Spanish footballer

Ndong Micha believes that Yamal is placing his mother’s nation firmly in the global spotlight, saying it echoes Ansu Fati’s breakthrough at an early age, also at Barcelona, when people learnt about his family’s country Guinea-Bissau."His performances – coupled...
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Fire at a Russian oil depot as Russia and Ukraine exchange drone attacks

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — An oil depot caught fire in Russia’s southwestern Rostov region Saturday following a Ukrainian drone...
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