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09 June 2018

Russian leader Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko discussed Saturday a possible exchange of prisoners, raising hopes that hunger-striking film director Oleg Sentsov and others could be released ahead of the start of the World ...

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09 June 2018

As an EU judicial mission prepares to leave Kosovo, the assessments of its decade-long mandate are mixed -- hailed by officials but criticised by the public. ...

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08 June 2018

An AFP photographer was shot in the leg as Israeli troops opened fire on Palestinian demonstrators along the Gaza border on Friday, the health ministry and the journalist said. ...

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08 June 2018

The staged killing of a journalist in Ukraine risks undermining trust in the media and fuelling propaganda, NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg warned Friday. ...

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07 June 2018

President Vladimir Putin appeared Thursday to dismiss the possibility of exchanging a hunger-striking Ukrainian film director, held in a prison in Russia's far north, for a journalist detained in Kiev. ...

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05 June 2018

A Ghanaian investigative journalist on Tuesday vowed to carry on undercover work despite receiving death threats in relation to an upcoming expose on alleged corruption in football. "I am not scared and I will not be intimidated. ...

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05 June 2018

There has recently been a "significant escalation" in Egypt's crackdown on social dissent, the UN said Tuesday, warning that arbitrary detention in the country had become a "chronic problem". ...

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05 June 2018

Ukrainian President Petro Porochenko defended staging the killing of Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko to foil what Kiev said was an assassination plot by Moscow, saying in an interview published Tuesday that it was needed to "protect freedom of ...

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05 June 2018

One of Europe's smallest countries, Kosovo has produced more than its fair share of battle-hardened jihadists whom it is now trying to rehabilitate after their return home from Syria and Iraq. ...

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04 June 2018

An AFP contributor investigating drug cartels shot to death in Mexico. An American freelance journalist fatally shot while embedded with South Sudan rebels. A blogger in Malta killed in a car bomb after reporting on corruption and cronyism. ...

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