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Turkish electoral outcome hinges on pro-Kurdish party

ImageTurkey's ruling AK Party will face its toughest electoral challenge next month. The key factor in the AKP's success will be whether a pro-Kurdish party will make it into parliament. Jacob Resneck reports from Turkey.


Amnesty discusses racism surge in Germany, criticizes government

Amnesty International has criticized the German government for lacking a clear policy to combat racism at its annual meeting in Dresden. The rights group is currently documenting racially-motivated attacks in Germany.

'Islamic State'

Syria able to save artifacts ahead of IS advance on Palmyra

"IS" fighters have entered the antiquities museum in the historical city of Palmyra. Syria's antiquities director has told the press that they were able to remove most of the museum's contents before it was too late.


Spain’s new political forces seek to make history

Spain's local elections are expected to hurt the country’s traditional powers. Voters upset about corruption and the flagging economy are backing parties like Podemos and Ciudadanos. Guy Hedgecoe reports from Madrid.


Tsipras at odds with central bank governor

Greece's governing far-left party has opened a new front: It wants central bank governor Yiannis Stournaras to resign. He is accused of not following the 'national line' - but his political ambitions may play a role.


Medvedev: Russia to adopt 'tough position' if Ukraine defaults on debt

Russia says it'll adopt a tough stance if Ukraine fails to pay off debts owed to Moscow by its previous government. The warning comes after Kyiv passed a law making it possible to delay payments to foreign creditors.


US domestic surveillance in limbo after Senate vote

US domestic surveillance programs involving the mass collection of data on private telephone calls face an uncertain future after two votes in the Senate. Debate is to continue later this month.


Burundian refugees face cholera threat in Tanzania

The UN refugee agency UNHCR says an outbreak of cholera has infected 3,000 people in a Tanzanian border region, where the population has increased dramatically due to an influx of refugees from Burundi.