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Arctic summit kicks off in Canada

ImageMinisters from eight Arctic nations have begun two days of talks in Canada's remote north - addressing climate change and other issues affecting the Arctic. Tensions with Russia will underlie the conference.

World War I

Erdogan lashes out at West and Russia for recognizing Armenian killings as genocide

Turkish President Erdogan has slammed the world leaders for recognizing the 1915 massacre of Armenians as genocide. Erdogan said countries like Germany, France and Russia should first "clean their own stains."

'Islamic State'

'IS' suicide bombers hit Iraq-Jordan border

Three explosive-rigged vehicles have been detonated in a deadly attack targeting Iraqi border posts, officials have said. The attackers were from Belgium, France and Senegal, according to an "IS" statement.


Armenian massacre remembrance sparks rift between Turkey and Europe

Events held to remember the massacre of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire 100 years ago have caused a rift between Turkey and Europe. Ankara rejects that the killings were genocide, reports Thomas Seibert from Istanbul.


Putin's bikers on the prowl

Poland's announced it would deny the Night Wolves - a Russian motorcycle gang - to the right to cross its border. But there are some who support and want to protect the bikers, as Roman Imielski writes from Warsaw.

Auto Industry

VW patriarch Ferdinand Piëch steps down

The head of Volkswagen's supervisory board and one of the most powerful men in the company, Ferdinand Piëch, has resigned, the company has said. Piëch had been locked in a power struggle with the firm's CEO.

United States

Eric Holder bids farewell to Justice Department

After more than six years as Attorney General, Eric Holder has bid his Justice Department colleagues farewell. Holder was a frequent target of Republicans who viewed his department as too political to act objectively.


Togo votes as President Gnassingbe seeks third term

The Togolese people have gone to the polls to decide whether to give Faure Gnassingbe a third term. The president faced a divided opposition in voting already delayed to make late changes to how results are tallied.