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Ukrainian forces get U.S. paratrooper training to fight pro-Russia rebels

Apr 21, 2015

Ukrainian forces get U.S. paratrooper training to fight pro-Russia rebels

U.S. paratroopers Monday began training Ukrainian government forces who will fight pro-Russian separatists in the east, angering Moscow as the deadly conflict rumbles on in the ex-Soviet country. Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko welcomed troops from the U.S. 173rd Airborne Brigade in a rain-soaked ceremony ...

Libya people smugglers may face targeted intervention: Italy

Apr 21, 2015

Libya people smugglers may face targeted intervention: Italy

Italy is studying the possibility of mounting “targeted interventions” against Libya-based people smugglers behind a huge surge in the numbers of migrants crossing the Mediterranean, Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said Monday. “The hypothesis of military intervention (to stabilize Libya) is not on the table ...

Student kills teacher, wounds four at Barcelona school

Apr 20, 2015

Student kills teacher, wounds four at Barcelona school

A boy under 14 years of age was detained Monday for the suspected killing of a male teacher and the wounding of several other students at a school in Barcelona. Police spokesmen would not confirm whether the unidentified boy was a student at the ...

Nations condemn new Islamic State massacre of Christians

Apr 20, 2015

Nations condemn new Islamic State massacre of Christians

The United States on Sunday condemned the “brutal mass murder” of 30 Ethiopian Christians in Libya after a video released by Islamic State militants purportedly showed their execution. The 29-minute video appears to show militants holding two groups of captives, described in text captions ...

Migrant deaths may shame EU over 'Fortress Europe' policy

| Apr 20, 2015

Migrant deaths may shame EU over 'Fortress Europe' policy

The outrage Europe’s leaders face over the deaths of hundreds of refugees trying to reach its shores may force a shift in a policy critics decry as letting people drown to deter others in desperate need. The moat that the Mediterranean forms between “Fortress ...