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EU "conditionally backs" visa-free travel for Turkey

May 4, 2016 - 16:35 AMT  12:35 GMT
Under the EU-Turkey agreement, migrants who have arrived illegally in Greece since 20 March are to be sent back to Turkey.
Brazil prosecutor asks to investigate President Rousseff

Brazil prosecutor asks to investigate President Rousseff

May 4, 2016 - 15:29 AMT  11:29 GMT
Rousseff is already likely to be suspended from office as early as next week on unrelated charges of breaking budgetary laws.
Iran threatens to close strategic Strait of Hormuz to U.S.

Iran threatens to close strategic Strait of Hormuz to U.S.

May 4, 2016 - 15:23 AMT  11:23 GMT
Salami said that "Americans should learn from recent historical truths," likely referring to the January capture of 10 U.S. sailors.
Air strikes target Damascus once

Air strikes target Damascus once "calm" expires

May 4, 2016 - 13:11 AMT  09:11 GMT
Moscow announced the temporary truce it brokered with the United States had been extended until the end of May 3.
Media union says crackdown puts Egypt

Media union says crackdown puts Egypt "at war" with press

May 4, 2016 - 11:54 AMT  07:54 GMT
Human rights activists accuse the President of running an ultra-authoritarian regime that has violently suppressed all opposition.
Nigeria officials “stole $15bn from fight against Boko Haram”

Nigeria officials “stole $15bn from fight against Boko Haram”

May 4, 2016 - 11:26 AMT  07:26 GMT
Several allies of ex-President Goodluck have been put on trial after being accused of awarding fake arms contracts worth $2bn.
PKK car bomb attack leaves one dead, five wounded in Turkey

PKK car bomb attack leaves one dead, five wounded in Turkey

May 4, 2016 - 11:15 AMT  07:15 GMT
PKK militants were behind the attack at 00:50 am near a gendarmerie base in Mardin province, near the Syrian border.
Azerbaijani soldier killed on Karabakh contact line: Defense Ministry

Azerbaijani soldier killed on Karabakh contact line: Defense Ministry

May 4, 2016 - 11:10 AMT  07:10 GMT
An Azerbaijani soldier, Private Yuzbayov Amrah Aydin oglu was killed on the line of contact with Nagorno Karabakh on May 3.
Kenya foils

Kenya foils "large-scale" IS-linked biological attack: police

May 4, 2016 - 10:42 AMT  06:42 GMT
Police did not name the network, but said it stretches across the country and outside its borders, including to Somalia, Libya and Syria.
Spain King signs decree to hold new elections on June 26

Spain King signs decree to hold new elections on June 26

May 3, 2016 - 18:37 AMT  14:37 GMT
Analysts say parties will likely be more willing to compromise after fresh polls as voters will be impatient for a government to be formed.
IS fighters breach peshmerga defenses, briefly take over town in Iraq

IS fighters breach peshmerga defenses, briefly take over town in Iraq

May 3, 2016 - 17:50 AMT  13:50 GMT
"There were many suicide bombers and suicide car bombs," said Safa Eliyas, the head of the Nineveh Protection Forces.
EU says Brexit “poses considerable risk to European, UK economies”

EU says Brexit “poses considerable risk to European, UK economies”

May 3, 2016 - 17:33 AMT  13:33 GMT
It projected annual growth of 1.8% in 2016 and 1.9% in 2017, compared to its earlier forecast in February of 2.1% for both years.
Johnson & Johnson loses 2nd ovarian cancer case, must pay $55mn

Johnson & Johnson loses 2nd ovarian cancer case, must pay $55mn

May 3, 2016 - 17:04 AMT  13:04 GMT
The company is facing about 1,200 lawsuits accusing it of failing to adequately warn consumers about its talc-based products' cancer risks.
Banking giant HSBC reports 14% drop in profits

Banking giant HSBC reports 14% drop in profits

May 3, 2016 - 16:26 AMT  12:26 GMT
According to market research firm IHS, 499 million fingerprint sensors were sold globally in 2015.
EU to give

EU to give "conditional approval" for Turks' visa-free travel

May 3, 2016 - 13:01 AMT  09:01 GMT
For each Syrian migrant returned to Turkey, the EU is to take in another Syrian who has made a legitimate request.
At least 5 IS fighters killed in airstrikes on Syria stronghold: monitor

At least 5 IS fighters killed in airstrikes on Syria stronghold: monitor

May 3, 2016 - 12:42 AMT  08:42 GMT
At least five members of the ultra-hardline militant group Islamic State died in the attacks, the Syrian Observatory said.
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