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Azerbaijan general among 14 killed along border with Armenia in most serious hostilities since 2016
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Azerbaijan general among 14 killed along border with Armenia in most serious hostilities since 2016

Azerbaijan and Armenia have been locked in conflict over a region of the former country under the control of ethnic Armenian forces.

Uber receives two-month operating licence in London with new safety conditions
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Uber receives two-month operating licence in London with new safety conditions

Drivers of the city's traditional black taxis have lobbied hard against a licence renewal.

Uber-rival Bolt enters European food delivery business; plans to rollout this year in South Africa, Latvia, Lithuania
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Uber-rival Bolt enters European food delivery business; plans to rollout this year in South Africa, Latvia, Lithuania

Estonia’s Bolt, a popular ride-sharing service in Eastern Europe and Africa, on Wednesday launched food delivery service in its home town of Tallinn, the nation’s capital, and said it plans to roll out Bolt Food this year in South Africa, Latvia and Lithuania as well

New govt to focus on land, labour reforms, export promotion and privatisation: Goldman Sachs
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New govt to focus on land, labour reforms, export promotion and privatisation: Goldman Sachs

Most exit polls have predicted a sweeping victory for the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA), which is expected to win over 300 seats in the election

Fire at drug rehabilitation centre in Azerbaijan kills at least 24 people, short circuit may have caused blaze
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Fire at drug rehabilitation centre in Azerbaijan kills at least 24 people, short circuit may have caused blaze

At least 24 people were killed in a fire at a drug rehabilitation centre in the capital of Azerbaijan, authorities said in a joint statement.

Life during Holocaust: Trove of documents hidden from Nazis, Soviets in Lithuania offer glimpse into county's Jewish history
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Life during Holocaust: Trove of documents hidden from Nazis, Soviets in Lithuania offer glimpse into county's Jewish history

A church in Lithuania kept a trove of documents offering an unprecedented glimpse into Jewish life in Eastern Europe before and during the Holocaust.

US visa law and new IT companies from Eastern Europe to pose challenge to Indian IT sector
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US visa law and new IT companies from Eastern Europe to pose challenge to Indian IT sector

The survey, tabled in Parliament today, said the Indian $150 billion IT industry is "feeling the pinch" of the global slowdown and political uncertainties.

Abortion rates drop to a record low in developed nations: study
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Abortion rates drop to a record low in developed nations: study

Abortion rates in the developed world have dropped dramatically to a record low, but only fallen slightly in developing nations, a new global study said.

Thane drug haul: Rs 2,000 crore worth of Ephedrine seized, police suspect East Europe link
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Thane drug haul: Rs 2,000 crore worth of Ephedrine seized, police suspect East Europe link

In one of the most massive drug hauls in recent history, a huge haul of around 18,600 kg of Ephedrine powder, worth around Rs 2,000 crore, was seized in Thane near Mumbai on 16 April.

1000 years of estrangement: Pope to spend two historic hours with Russian patriarch
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1000 years of estrangement: Pope to spend two historic hours with Russian patriarch

Pope Francis heads to Cuba today looking to heal a 1,000-year-old rift in Christianity before embarking on a tour of Mexico dominated by modern day problems of drug-related violence and migration. The Argentinian pontiff is due to spend around two hours in private conversation with Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill at Havana's Jose Marti airport.

Bolting it shut: Hungary gets parliamentary nod set to challenge EU migrant quota plan
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Bolting it shut: Hungary gets parliamentary nod set to challenge EU migrant quota plan

Hungary's parliament today cleared the way for the government next month to challenge the EU's contentious scheme to share 160,000 migrants around Europe via mandatory quotas.

'I want an Islamic buyer because they will bomb US': Investigation reveals nuclear smugglers sought extremist buyers
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'I want an Islamic buyer because they will bomb US': Investigation reveals nuclear smugglers sought extremist buyers

Criminal organisations, some with ties to the Russian KGB's successor agency, are driving a thriving black market in nuclear materials in the tiny and impoverished Eastern European country of Moldova, investigators say.

Resurfacing Cold War: 11 killed in Ukraine rebel clashes this week
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Resurfacing Cold War: 11 killed in Ukraine rebel clashes this week

Ukraine lost eight soldiers on Wednesday in a dramatic spike in fighting with pro-Russian gunmen that further imperilled a truce Washington's top European envoy is desperately trying to salvage in Kiev.

Poroshenko signs bill dropping Ukraine's non-aligned status
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Poroshenko signs bill dropping Ukraine's non-aligned status

The leaders of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France will get together in Kazakhstan on January 15 to discuss a peace settlement, Mr. Poroshenko announced on Monday. This will be the first such high-profile summit on the conflict since June.

Belarus confirms no Ukraine peace talks to be held in Minsk on Friday
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Belarus confirms no Ukraine peace talks to be held in Minsk on Friday

The ministry spokesman added that "Belarus is always ready to offer (Minsk) as a negotiations venue."

Ukraine giving up non-alignment has complicated difficult situation: Russia
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Ukraine giving up non-alignment has complicated difficult situation: Russia

The move has angered Moscow at a time when Russia, Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels are trying to find a political solution to the crisis in eastern Ukraine.

After Kiev's major step towards NATO, Ukraine, Russia set to begin peace talks
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After Kiev's major step towards NATO, Ukraine, Russia set to begin peace talks

The talks to be held in Minsk are expected to bring together envoys from Ukraine, Russia, pro-Moscow separatists and the OSCE.

Ukraine takes a landmark step towards NATO much to Russia's dismay
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Ukraine takes a landmark step towards NATO much to Russia's dismay

Kiev first announced its intention of seeking the protection of NATO membership in August following what it deemed the open participation of Russia's military in a separatist war in Ukraine's eastern provinces.

Russia's approach is a strategic problem for the EU: Donald Tusk
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Russia's approach is a strategic problem for the EU: Donald Tusk

"In fact Russia is today our strategic problem, not Ukraine," the former Polish prime minister told a news conference after chairing a summit at which EU leaders discussed Russia and its involvement in the conflict in eastern Ukraine.

Kiev shuts down banking system in rebel-held east Ukraine
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Kiev shuts down banking system in rebel-held east Ukraine

An AFP journalist found dozens of people queueing up hopefully in the biting cold outside banks around the separatist stronghold of Donetsk.