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World Oct 18Fighting continues in Kurdish-held town in Syria despite cease-fire
A spokesman for the Kurdish-led fighters said they were not withdrawing from Ras al-Ayn because Turkish forces are still besieging and shelling it.
World Oct 16Turkey calls on Kurdish fighters to lay arms, vacate border
As Russia and the United States each launched diplomatic forays to end Turkey's invasion of northern Syria, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday defied pressure for a ceasefire.
World Jul 08New Greek government faces swift test from creditors
Kyriakos Mitsotakis was elected on a pledge to cut bailout-era taxes and ease draconian budget targets set by Greece's creditors during the years of financial rescue.
World Jul 07Greece’s left-wing leader concedes election
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has conceded his country’s parliamentary election and said he phoned conservative opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis to congratulate him on his victory.
World Dec 13Strasbourg suspect killed in shootout, French officials say
The office of the Paris prosecutor, which handles terrorism cases in France, says a man killed in Strasbourg in a shootout with police has been identified as the main suspect in a Christmas market attack that killed three people.
World Aug 03Greek public order minister resigns after deadly forest fire
ATHENS, Greece — Greece's public order minister resigned Friday over the deadly forest fire that killed at least 87 people in a seaside area near Athens last week, after spending days defending the way authorities under his supervision handled the…
World Jul 24At least 74 killed as wildfires sweep through resorts in Greece
The country's prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, declared three days of national mourning for those killed in the deadliest fire season to hit Greece in more than a decade.