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Two rockets fired at Kabul diplomatic quarter

Two rockets were fired at a diplomatic quarter in the Afghan capital late Wednesday, an official told dpa.

Fidel Castro - leader of Cuba's revolution - dies aged 90

Fidel Castro, Cuba's former president and the leader of the country's communist revolution, has died at the age of 90, his brother and successor Raul Castro announced on state television overnight...

Merkel announces bid for fourth term in "difficult times"

German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced late Sunday that she will run for a fourth term in office in general elections next year in order "to serve Germany ... in these difficult and uncertain...

German Chancellor Merkel to stand for fourth term

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she will stand for re-election next year, party sources told dpa on Sunday, after months of uncertainty over whether she would run for a fourth term.

Turkish NATO soldiers apply for asylum in Germany

Several Turkish soldiers stationed at a NATO airbase in Ramstein, Germany, have applied for asylum in that country, the head of the local administration said on Wednesday.

Egyptian court revokes Morsi death sentence, demands retrial

Egypt's top appeals court Tuesday overturned a death sentence against deposed president Mohammed Morsi and ordered the Islamist leader retried over his escape from prison during the 2011 uprising...

Migrants try to break through police barricade and cross into Croatia

Around 130 migrants, who spent the night between Sunday and Monday in the open, around 2 pm on Monday attempted unsuccessfully to break through a barricade put up by the Serbian police at the Sid-...

Bulgarian premier resigns, paving way for snap polls

Bulgaria's conservative Prime Minister Boyko Borisov resigned Monday in the wake of the electoral defeat of his GERB party candidate in presidential elections, paving the way to snap polls.

Six dead after attack on German consulate in Afghanistan

Six Afghans were killed and more than 120 people were injured late Thursday when a suicide bomber drove a lorry loaded with explosives into the German consulate in the northern Afghan city of...

Germany revises down 2015 immigrant estimate to 890,000

The number of migrants who entered Germany in 2015 has been revised down from 1.1 million to 890,000, Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere says.

Azerbaijan passes referendum to extend leader's term, exit polls show

A referendum to boost the power of longtime Azerbaijani leader Ilham Aliyev passed Monday, including the extension of the presidential term from five years to seven and the ability to dissolve...

Serb referendum: 99.81 pct vote 'yes'; Bosniaks say data forged

The turnout in Sunday's referendum in the Bosnian Serb entity, Republika Srpska (RS) was 55.75% and 99.91% voted "yes", the RS commission implementing the referendum said on Monday.

Polish woman with radioactive material nabbed at Croatia border crossing

A Polish woman who was transporting radioactive isotope of radium -- radium-226 -- was arrested at the Karasovici border crossing between Croatia and Montenegro on Monday, the Croatian...

Turkey recalls ambassador to Austria for consultations

Turkey has recalled its ambassador to Austria for consultations amid a diplomatic spat between the two countries, Anadolu news agency reported Monday.

Three dead in shooting at Izola hospital in Slovenia

Three people were shot dead including the attacker in an unclarified shooting at the Izola general hospital in the Slovenian costal town of Izola on Monday afternoon.