Vladimir Putin’s East Germany Stasi secret police ID card uncovered in archives

Vladimir Putin’s Stasi ID card has been found in Dresden. (STASI-UNTERLAGEN-ARCHIV DRESDEN) An East Germany Stasi secret police identification card belonging to a young Vladimir Putin has been found tucked away in a drawer in Dresden. The document, issued in the mid-1980s, contains a picture of the now-Russian president with his typical stone-faced expression – but […]

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The Latest: France opens terror probe in Strasbourg shooting

PARIS – The Latest on shooting in Strasbourg (all times local): 10:25 p.m. French prosecutors say a terror investigation has been opened into the shooting at a Christmas market in Strasbourg that has left two dead and up to eight wounded, including several in critical condition. The Paris prosecutor, who is in charge of anti-terror […]

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France shooting: 2 dead, several wounded in Strasbourg

PARIS – A shooting in the French city of Strasbourg killed two people and wounded up to eight others, officials said, sparking a major security operation around a world-famous Christmas market on Tuesday. Authorities said the shooter remains at large. The motive for the shooting is unclear. It wasn’t immediately clear if the market was […]

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France ‘terror’ shooting leaves 3 dead, multiple injured with gunman on the run: officials

A shooting in Strasbourg, France, on Tuesday left three people dead, several others wounded and is being treated as an act of “terror,” police and government officials said, adding that the gunman is on the run. The suspect opened fire in downtown Strasbourg on Orfevre Street around 8 p.m. local time, government authorities Préfet de la région Grand-Est […]

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Spanish government warns of security takeover in Catalonia

FILE – In this Oct. 1, 2017 file photo, Spanish national police block people trying to reach a voting site at a school assigned to be a polling station by the Catalan government for a secession referendum in Barcelona, Spain. Spain’s central government threatened on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, to send in national police to […]

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Bodies of missing Icelandic climbers found 30 years after they disappeared

Kristinn Runarsson and Thorsteinn Gudjonsson vanished on their climb up to Pumori in October 1988. (Steve Aisthorpe) The bodies of two Icelandic mountaineers who vanished scaling the Himalayas 30 years ago were discovered in November by an American climber — but exactly how the duo perished remains a mystery. The remains of Kristinn Runarsson and […]

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Kosovo’s prime minister says new army will serve world peace

PRISTINA, Kosovo – Kosovo’s prime minister said Monday that the army the country expects to have soon will be a modest contributor to creating world peace. Kosovo’s lawmakers will vote Friday on three laws that would transform the national security force into a regular army. The measures are expected to easily pass the 120-member parliament. […]

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Yemen’s warring sides negotiating truce for key port Hodeida

CAIRO – Delegations from Yemen’s warring sides discussed expanding a shaky truce in the key port city of Hodeida on Monday, however neither side appeared ready to agree on initial draft proposals hoped for by the United Nations, who are sponsoring talks in Sweden and seek to resume needed aid deliveries by sea. One draft […]

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Theresa May to address Parliament amid reports of delayed Brexit vote

Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May leaves Downing Street in London. British Prime Minister Theresa May is set to make a statement Monday morning amid reports she’s delayed a vote to approve her controversial Brexit deal in Parliament. An unnamed source first told Bloomberg on Monday that the vote, originally set to be held Tuesday night, was […]

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