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As her male counterparts sit, an EU President is left awkwardly standing

April 7, 2021

Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan's meeting on Tuesday with the European Union's two presidents has raised eyebrows after European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen appeared to be left standing while her male counterparts settled into two gilded chairs at the focal point of the room.

Russian military presence in the Arctic 'absolutely necessary,' says Kremlin

April 6, 2021

Russian President Vladimir Putin considers the presence of Russian troops in the Arctic an "absolutely necessary" part of military development, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Tuesday.

Nearly 28 tons of cocaine seized after police access encrypted network

April 6, 2021

Police in Belgium say they have seized almost 28 tons of cocaine with a street value of 1.4 billion euros ($1.65 billion) after gaining access to an encrypted phone network used by criminals.

Navalny says he's continuing hunger strike despite a high temperature and bad cough

April 6, 2021

Jailed Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny is continuing his hunger strike despite having a high temperature and a bad cough, according to a post shared by his team on his official Instagram account.

Undercover video sparks outrage over secret dinner parties for Paris elite

April 6, 2021

An undercover report showing members of the Paris elite enjoying secret dinner parties in luxury restaurants and flouting Covid-19 restrictions has sparked fury in France, and prompted the city's prosecutor to launch an investigation.

Putin signs law allowing him to run for two more terms as Russian President

April 6, 2021

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a law paving the way for him to run for two more presidential terms, potentially extending his rule until 2036.

Photos: Protest outside Greek parliament

April 5, 2021

A protester holding a Greek flag gestures toward parliament in Athens on Wednesday, September 26. Greek trade unions called a 24-hour general strike to oppose new austerity measures. Police said some protesters threw Molotov cocktails in Syntagma Square, opposite the parliament building. Police responded with tear gas. See anti-austerity protests in Spain. AFP/Getty Images

Lydia Maurer: Creating fashion collections that have an afterlife

April 5, 2021

Paco Rabanne Artistic Director Lydia Maurer: "I think as a designer the hardest part is really to conciliate between what it is you want, and what it is the public expects." CNN

He was lured to his death in a secluded park. In a pandemic, dating can be deadly for LGBTQ+ people

April 4, 2021

David P. was a 42-year-old gay man living in Beveren, Belgium. He worked as a crane operator, was loved by his family and friends and, a few weeks ago, he was found dead in an abandoned park.

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