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Greek unions in first general strike against leftist government

Greek unions kicked off a general strike against fresh austerity cuts, the first under the leftist government of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.

Greek unions in first general strike against leftist government
Putin orders action over explosive doping claims

Vladimir Putin ordered an inquiry into allegations of "state-supported" drug abuse in athletics that have left Russia facing a possible Olympics ban, but insisted any punishment should be individual and not collective.

Putin orders action over explosive doping claims
Germany can't cope with refugee family reunification demands: minister

Germany's interior minister called for family reunification rights of Syrian asylum seekers to be limited, saying the country cannot cope with a doubling of its already record refugee numbers.

Germany can't cope with refugee family reunification demands: minister
Russia says new DNA tests confirm last tsar's remains

New DNA tests on the remains of the last tsar Nicholas II confirm their authenticity after exhuming them in a bid to end a dispute with the Orthodox Church.

Russia says new DNA tests confirm last tsar's remains
EU flag burned as tens of thousands join Warsaw nationalist demo

Tens of thousands of protesters poured into Warsaw's streets for a demonstration organised by the far-right, marching under the slogan "Poland for the Polish" and burning an EU flag.

EU flag burned as tens of thousands join Warsaw nationalist demo
Serbian PM pays respects to Srebrenica Muslim victims

Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic paid his respects to the Muslim victims of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, months after he was chased from a ceremony in the Bosnian town by an angry stone-throwing crowd.

Serbian PM pays respects to Srebrenica Muslim victims
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
Romania nightclub fire toll rises to 50

Four more people have died of injuries sustained in a devastating nightclub blaze in Romania, taking the toll in the inferno that brought down the government to 50.

Romania nightclub fire toll rises to 50
Catalonia independence threat could benefit PM in polls

Catalonia may have voted to kick off a process towards independence but the wealthy region is far from breaking up with Spain, and Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy could actually benefit in upcoming elections.

Catalonia independence threat could benefit PM in polls
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
EU gives Volkswagen 10 days to clarify CO2 irregularities

EU regulators have given Volkswagen 10 days to clarify its own admission that nearly a million of the company's cars emit more CO2 pollution than originally claimed.

EU gives Volkswagen 10 days to clarify CO2 irregularities
Russia working to pierce 'any missile shield': Putin

President Vladimir Putin pledged Russia would build weapons that could pierce any anti-missile shield as he accused the United States and its allies of looking to shackle Moscow's nuclear capabilities.

Russia working to pierce 'any missile shield': Putin
The debris of Polish President Lech Kaczynski's Tu-154 aircraft at Smolensk airfield's secured area. ©RIA Novosti
Poland ready to take Russia to court over 2010 crash: official

Poland is prepared to take Russia to court over what it sees as foot-dragging in the investigation of the 2010 air crash in which then president Lech Kaczynskidied.

Poland ready to take Russia to court over 2010 crash: official
'A great European has died', Hollande says of Helmut Schmidt

French President Francois Hollande paid tribute to Helmut Schmidtas a "great European" after the former West German chancellor died at the age of 96.

'A great European has died', Hollande says of Helmut Schmidt
Italy's painstaking bid to identify shipwrecked migrants

The shy children from a dog-eared photograph found in the pocket of a migrant drowned off Italy may never know what happened to the man who might have been their father.

Italy's painstaking bid to identify shipwrecked migrants
France wants Renault-Nissan 'operational integration', no merger: minister

France wants an "operational integration" between Renault and Nissan, Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron said, but reaffirmed that a merger is "not on the agenda".

France wants Renault-Nissan 'operational integration', no merger: minister
British PM outlines four objectives for EU renegotiation

Prime Minister David Cameron said he was confident of achieving four key objectives in renegotiating Britain's EU relationship but warned the UK would have to "think again" about membership if they were not met.

British PM outlines four objectives for EU renegotiation
Tag Heuer unveils high-end rival to Apple Watch

TAG Heuer, the Swiss watchmaker that is part of the French luxury goods groupLVMH, showed off its first Internet-connected wristwatch designed withGoogle and Intel.

Tag Heuer unveils high-end rival to Apple Watch
French president calls for environmental 'security council

French President Francois Hollande called for the creation of an "environmental security council" to verify and enforce measures to be adopted at a year-end UN climate summit.

French president calls for environmental 'security council
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Nazarbayev awards Order of Friendship to Francois Hollande

Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev had a meeting with President of France Francois Hollande as part of his official visit to France on November 6.

Nazarbayev awards Order of Friendship to Francois Hollande