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German airlines resume flights to Tel Aviv

ImageLufthansa and Air Berlin have announced that they are resuming flights to Israel. The German carriers had suspended service earlier in the week after a rocket fired by Islamist militants struck near Tel Aviv's airport.


EU adds to Russia sanctions list, prepares new measures

ImageThe EU has extended sanctions imposed on Russian individuals, organizations and businesses over the conflict in Ukraine. EU foreign ministers have also agreed on proposals to impose tougher sanctions on Russia.


Central American leaders back Obama on plea to control child migration, 'people smuggling'

ImageCentral American leaders have pledged to support Washington in efforts to stem the flow of migrants, particularly children, into the US. The White House has said minors with no proper claim to stay will be repatriated.

Ebola Virus

WHO confirms Liberian died of Ebola in Nigeria

A man has died of Ebola under quarantine in Nigeria. Before Friday, the virus had killed more than 660 people in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone since the first diagnosis in February.

Classical Music

Curtain goes up in Bayreuth - with a glitch

The world-famous Bayreuth Festival dedicated to the works of the German composer Richard Wagner has begun. The opening performance was, however, delayed by a technical misfunction.


Moody's upgrades Portugal's debt rating

Credit ratings agency Moody's has upgraded Portugal's debt evaluation by one notch. The agency cited a more stable financial outlook, with Lisbon now enjoying renewed access to borrowing on the public debt market.


As Tour approaches Paris, Lithuania wins first stage

Ramunas Navardauskas has won the 19th Stage of the Tour de France. Vincenzo Nibali retained the overall leader's yellow jersey and is expected to take it home with him when the three-week cycling showcase ends on Sunday.



26.7.1978: First test-tube baby


1875: Carl Gustav Jung

Days to remember

1967: De Gaulle’s political sensation