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Scores dead, thousands displaced in record Balkans flooding

The worst flooding to hit the Balkans in more than a century has left at least 20 people dead and tens of thousands homeless.
May 18, 2014

Turkish police detain 18 in mine disaster probe

Turkish police have detained 18 people, including mine company executives, as part of an investigation into last week's deadly coal mine disaster in western Turkey.
May 18, 2014

Turkey mine fire death toll climbs, as PM Erdogan comes under pressure

"If you boo the country's prime minister, you get slapped," Turkey's PM says in video
CNN: May 17, 2014

Protests escalate over Turkish mine deaths

Turkish police fired water cannon and tear gas Friday to disperse several thousand protesters in the town of Soma, where close to 300 people died in the country's worst ever mining disaster this week.
May 16, 2014

Greek politician urges EU not to recognize Ukraine's gov't after May 25 elections

During TV debates of candidates for presidentcy of the European Parliament, leader of the Greek Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA), Alexis Tsipras, has stated that Europe must not recognize the neo-Nazi government of Ukraine.
The Voice of Russia: May 16, 2014

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