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UN report on Ukraine slams human rights in East

United Nations monitors say violence by anti-government groups in eastern Ukraine is causing an "alarming deterioration" of human rights amid a political crisis between Kyiv and pro-Russian separatists.
May 16, 2014

Ukraine separatists plan to disrupt presidential poll

Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine are planning to disrupt the country’s presidential election scheduled for May 25, but Ukrainian officials maintain that the polls will be held.
May 15, 2014

Greek Cypriots in Turkey-held north 'visitors in own village'

Theodoros was one of only hundreds of Greek Cypriots who stayed put as the "enclaved" in their villages when Turkey seized northern Cyprus in 1974 and have faced isolation ever since.
AFP: May 15, 2014

Protests erupt after Turkish mine disaster

The death toll in a coal mine disaster in western Turkey increased to 238, with 80 more injured, Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday after visiting the mine in Soma, southwest of Istanbul.
May 14, 2014

205 dead, hundreds trapped in Turkey coal mine fire

Turkey's energy minister says the death toll from an electrical explosion and fire Tuesday at a coal mine in western Turkey has risen to 205.
May 14, 2014

Turkey refuses to pay Cyprus invasion damages

Turkey has announced that it has no plans to pay 90 million euros ($124 million) to Cyprus as ordered by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in compensation for its invasion of the island 40 years ago.
Press TV: May 13, 2014

East Ukraine separatists ask to join Russia

Following a controversial referendum on self-rule, Ukraine’s separatist region of Donetsk has appealed to Moscow on Monday to consider its absorption into the Russian Federation to “restore historic justice.”
May 12, 2014

Turkey to pay $124 million to compensate Greek Cypriots

30 million euros to go to families of people who disappeared after invasion, rest to enclaved Greek Cypriots on Karpas peninsula.
Middle East Online: May 13, 2014

Moscow to respect 'people's will' in Ukraine separatist poll

Moscow says it respects the vote in favor of self-rule in two eastern Ukraine regions and has called for the results to be implemented through dialogue between Kyiv and separatist leaders.
May 12, 2014

UK 'second best education in Europe'

The UK is in second place among European countries and sixth overall in a global education league table.
BBC: May 9, 2014