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'Social fridges' open in Argentina as poverty rises
'Social fridges' open in Argentina as poverty rises

With hardship rising due to job cuts and inflation, Argentina has resorted to putting food in outdoor "social fridges" for the needy.

'Social fridges' open in Argentina as poverty rises
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Ukraine adds Russian oil import ban to growing trade war

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk intends to introduce a ban on oil product imports from Russia.

Ukraine adds Russian oil import ban to growing trade war
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Central Asia strongman regimes challenged by stuttering economy

Now authorities across ex-Soviet Central Asia are facing an unexpected legitimacy test as falling oil prices and Russia's recession.

Central Asia strongman regimes challenged by stuttering economy
Putin says agreement sealed with Russian oil firms to freeze output
Putin says agreement sealed with Russian oil firms to freeze output

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that he had sealed a pact with the country's oil majors to freeze production.

Putin says agreement sealed with Russian oil firms to freeze output
Lennon not Lenin: Ukraine renames street after late Beatle
Lennon not Lenin: Ukraine renames street after late Beatle

A Ukrainian village renamed a street, which honoured Soviet founder Lenin, after The Beatles' John Lennon.

Lennon not Lenin: Ukraine renames street after late Beatle
EU's Tusk defends use of barbed wire against migrants
EU's Tusk defends use of barbed wire against migrants

EU president Donald Tusk defended the use of barbed-wire fences against migrants.

EU's Tusk defends use of barbed wire against migrants
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'Bad bank' deal could be option for several countries: EU banking resolution chief

A state-backed "bad bank" that would take over non-performing loans from a country's banks could also be an option for other countries.

'Bad bank' deal could be option for several countries: EU banking resolution chief
EU seals bad loans accord with Italy
EU seals bad loans accord with Italy

Italy and the European Union on Tuesday reached agreement on creating a guarantee vehicle to help Italian banks sell bad loans.

EU seals bad loans accord with Italy
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Tenge slides 100% in 5 months; what next for Kazakhstan?

Amid falling oil prices and tenge exchange rate fluctuations, experts are wary to predict Kazakhstan's future.

Tenge slides 100% in 5 months; what next for Kazakhstan?
Kazakhstan's Foreign Ministry comments on Iran-Saudi crisis
Kazakhstan's Foreign Ministry comments on Iran-Saudi crisis

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan calls the leaders of both countries to cooperate to resolve the crisis.

Kazakhstan's Foreign Ministry comments on Iran-Saudi crisis
Germany stunned by rash of New Year's sex assaults
Germany stunned by rash of New Year's sex assaults

The German government condemned dozens of coordinated sexual assaults against women on New Year's Eve in Cologne blamed on Arab men.

Germany stunned by rash of New Year's sex assaults
Ukraine to introduce embargo against Russian food: PM
Ukraine to introduce embargo against Russian food: PM

Ukraine is responding to Moscow's food embargo with "mirror sanctions" of its own, Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk announced.

Ukraine to introduce embargo against Russian food: PM
Israel probes video of Jewish extremists celebrating toddler death
Israel probes video of Jewish extremists celebrating toddler death

Israeli authorities said Thursday they had opened an investigation into a video showing gun-wielding Jewish extremists at a wedding celebrating the death of a Palestinian toddler in a firebombing.

Israel probes video of Jewish extremists celebrating toddler death
Hungary accuses Austria of 'stupidity' in refugee crisis
Hungary accuses Austria of 'stupidity' in refugee crisis

Hungary accused Austria of confusing 'solidarity and stupidity' after Vienna said that nations which do not accept refugees under European Union quotas should face sanctions.

Hungary accuses Austria of 'stupidity' in refugee crisis
This is a point of no return in Syrian crisis: Yerlan Karin about Russian warplane shot down by Turkey

According to Kazakhstan’s political scientist and Director of Kazakhstani Institute of Strategic Studies Yerlan Karin, Russian plane shot down by Turkey is a point of no return in the Syrian crisis.

This is a point of no return in Syrian crisis: Yerlan Karin about Russian warplane shot down by Turkey
Some attackers used refugee crisis to 'slip into' France: PM
Some attackers used refugee crisis to 'slip into' France: PM

Some of the suspects in the Paris attacks took advantage of Europe's migrant crisis to "slip in" unnoticed, warning the EU needed to "take responsibility" over border controls.

Some attackers used refugee crisis to 'slip into' France: PM
Greek PM in Turkey to discuss migrant crisis
Greek PM in Turkey to discuss migrant crisis

Greek Prime Minister Alexi Tsipras held talks with the Greek orthodox patriarch as he embarked on his first official visit to Turkey set to be devoted to grappling with the huge flow of refugees entering his country from Turkish territory.

Greek PM in Turkey to discuss migrant crisis
EU's Juncker defends refugee plan despite Paris attacks
EU's Juncker defends refugee plan despite Paris attacks

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker firmly defended Sunday the EU's hotly-contested plan to redistribute refugees across Europe despite calls by Poland to scrap the scheme after the deadly attacks in Paris.

EU's Juncker defends refugee plan despite Paris attacks
UniCredit, feeling squeeze from low rates, cuts 18,200 jobs
UniCredit, feeling squeeze from low rates, cuts 18,200 jobs

Italy's top bank UniCredit announced plans to shed over 18,000 jobs in an effort to stay profitable as low interest rates and the weak economy weigh on earnings.

UniCredit, feeling squeeze from low rates, cuts 18,200 jobs
EU, African leaders to tackle migration crisis
EU, African leaders to tackle migration crisis

Europe's leaders will offer Africa up to 3.6 billion euros ($3.8 billion) in aid at a summit in Malta in exchange for help tackling the migration crisis rocking Europe.

EU, African leaders to tackle migration crisis