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  • Moscow issues travel warning over U.S. … Reuters - 1 hour 4 minutes ago
    Moscow issues travel warning over U.S. …

    Russia's foreign ministry has warned its citizens travelling abroad of the risks posed by U.S. law enforcement bodies and special services, which it said were hunting for Russians around the world. In a statement on Friday it also accused Washington of kidnapping Russians, citing cases such as that of Vladimir Drinkman, who was extradited to the United States from the Netherlands earlier this year. "By believing that it is allowed to do all it wants, Washington goes as far as kidnapping our citizens," the foreign ministry said.

  • Iran's Yemen bound-aid ship docks … Reuters - 1 hour 23 minutes ago

    An Iranian aid ship on Friday docked at Djibouti's port where it will be inspected by the United Nations so its cargo can be shipped to conflict-torn Yemen, Iran's Fars news agency reported. "The ship docked a few minutes ago in Djibouti," Fars reported. "The ship entered Djibouti waters yesterday and after inspection by the international organisation will head towards Yemen." The Iran Shahed vessel, carrying 2,500 tons of food and medical supplies, was previously bound for the Yemeni port of Hodaida before Iran agreed on Wednesday to allow the inspection by U.N. officials.

  • IS suicide bomber in deadly strike on … AFP - 1 hour 15 minutes ago

    An Islamic State group suicide bomber attacked a Shiite mosque in Sunni-ruled Saudi Arabia on Friday, killing and wounding several people in an assault that threatens to fan sectarian tensions. The bomber struck during the main weekly prayers in Eastern Province, where assailants linked to the Sunni extremist IS killed seven members of the minority Shiite community in November. The interior ministry said a suicide bomber detonated a bomb at the mosque in Kudeih, in the Shiite-majority city of Qatif, the official SPA news agency reported.

  • Germany, France usher Greece back to … Reuters - 1 hour 32 minutes ago
    Germany, France usher Greece back to …

    By Renee Maltezou and Alastair Macdonald RIGA (Reuters) - European leaders told Greece on Friday to return to the negotiating table for "intensive work" to wrap up a reform agreement before cash runs out, sidestepping Athens' demand for a comprehensive, long-term solution to its troubles. With his country risking default in as little as two weeks, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras flew to Riga to press German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande for a political push to break the impasse in technical-level talks with European Union and International Monetary Fund creditors. The leaders offered help, but told Tsipras to get back to focussing on talks with the so-called "Brussels Group" of European Commission, European Central Bank and IMF lenders - the trio bankrolling Greece since it nearly went bankrupt in 2010.

  • Tunisia museum attack suspect claims … IANS - 1 hour 49 minutes ago

    Milan, May 23 (IANS/AKI) The Moroccan man wanted by Tunisia over the March 18 Bardo Museum attack in Tunis, Abdelmajid Touil, told an extradition hearing in Italy on Friday that he was innocent. "I've been in Italy since I arrived in February," Touil told the judge at his first hearing in Milan's San Vittore prison.

  • Irish vote on gay marriage in landmark … Reuters - 2 hours 4 minutes ago
    Irish vote on gay marriage in landmark …

    By Padraic Halpin and Conor Humphries DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland voted on Friday on whether to allow gay marriage, just two decades after decriminalising homosexuality, with reports of a high turnout likely to favour the 'Yes' side. With the once mighty Catholic Church's influence ravaged by child abuse scandals, opinion polls indicated the proposal would pass by as much as two-to-one, making Ireland the first country to adopt same-sex marriage via a popular vote. Irish national broadcaster RTE estimated turnout was likely to reach 60 percent in Dublin, which would be the highest in a referendum for years.

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