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    Terrorism was the main theme of the fifth annual Moscow Conference on International Security, hosted by Russia’s Defense Ministry, April 27-28, 2016.

    Moscow Cools Anti-Western Rhetoric at Security Conference

    Russia will maintain some level of tension with the West for domestic political reasons, one analyst notes, but it's different from friction during the Soviet era 

    FILE - A Russian flag and a 3-D model of the Facebook logo are seen through a cutout of the Twitter logo in this photo illustration taken in Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina, May 22, 2015.

    Russian Censorship Group Seeks Chinese Help to Better Control Internet

    At recent Safe Internet League forum in Moscow, speakers from both nations underscored desire for authorities to further limit and control information online 

    FILE - People walk in the Porta Nuova business center in Milan, Italy, March 11, 2016.

    Eurozone Economic Growth Rate Unexpectedly Doubles

    Single currency bloc expanded by quarterly rate of 0.6 percent in first three months of year; all ground lost in recessions of past eight years finally recouped 

    Police in Kazakhstan Shut Down News Conference

    News conference had been called by activists who were discussing plans for protests in city against land reforms 

    Masked youths face off with French police during a demonstration against the French labor law proposal in Paris, France, as part of a nationwide labor reform protests and strikes, April 28, 2016.

    Paris Police Detain Dozens for Overnight Violence

    They clear out roughly 150 youths from Place de la Republique, after month of protests over proposed labor law change 



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    Video Turkish Kurd Islamist Rally Stokes Tension

    In a sign of the rising power of Islamists in Turkey, more than 100,000 people recently gathered in Diyarbakir, the main city in Turkey’s predominantly Kurdish southeast, to mark the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad. The gathering highlighted tensions with the pro-secular Kurdish nationalist movement. Dorian Jones reports from Diyarbakir for VOA.