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The Saudi cargo ship Bahri Tabuk arrives in Fos-sur-Mer, France,  May 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)
Incident reported by ACAT, a Christian organization against torture; pressure mounts on Paris to stop arms sales to the kingdom
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Thu, 06/06/2019 - 14:10
Rescuers in boats work to prepare to recover a capsized boat under Margaret Bridge in Budapest, Hungary, Thursday, May 30, 2019. Rescue crews in Hungary's capital are preparing to raise a sightseeing boat from the bottom of the Danube River Thursday as search teams scoured the waters for 21 people missing after the vessel, packed with South Korean tourists, collided with a larger cruise ship and sank. Seven people are confirmed dead and seven were rescued, all of them South Koreans. (Zoltan Mathe/MTI via AP
Seven dead, 21 passengers missing after tour boat with South Korean tourists sank in just seconds
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Thu, 06/06/2019 - 14:10
The Saudi cargo ship Bahri Tabuk arrives in Fos-sur-Mer, France,  May 28, 2019.
A Saudi cargo ship has left the southern French port of Fos-sur-Mer without loading its arms cargo destined for Saudi Arabia, blocked from doing so after pressure from rights campaigners, a French rights group said Thursday.  The incident reported by ACAT, a Christian organization against torture, is the second time this month that a Saudi vessel has been blocked from loading arms in France as pressure mounts on Paris to…
Rescuers in boats work to prepare to recover a capsized boat under Margaret Bridge in Budapest, Hungary, May 30, 2019.
Hungarian police have arrested the captain of the cruise ship that collided with a smaller tour boat on the Danube River late Wednesday, causing the boat to sink in just seconds.Seven people are confirmed dead and 21 others missing. All but two people on the boat were South Korean tourists.Police arrested the Ukrainian captain of the Viking cruise ship, identifying him as Yuriy C.Police say he is suspected of "endangering waterborne traffic resulting in multiple…
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Thu, 05/30/2019 - 18:23
FILE - Russian S-400 surface-to-air missile systems are shown after their deployment at a military base outside the town of Gvardeysk, near Kaliningrad, Russia, March 11, 2019.
Turkey's currency surged Thursday on rising speculation a looming crisis could be averted between Ankara and Washington. The revived optimism follows a telephone conversation between President Donald Trump and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.The Wednesday call came as Washington threatens to impose sanctions on its NATO ally over Ankara's procurement of the Russian S-400 missile system.Washington says the missiles threaten to compromise NATO defense systems,…
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Thu, 05/30/2019 - 17:17
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy (L) greets German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas and French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian during a meeting in Kiev, Ukraine, May 30, 2019.
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas called Thursday for the resumption of stalled Ukraine peace talks, after a meeting with French colleague Jean-Yves Le Drian and new Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in Kyiv. France and Germany have been prime movers behind what is known as the Minsk peace process, bringing in Ukraine and Russia for talks aimed at ending the war with Moscow-backed rebels in the east of Ukraine. "We are going to take advantage of the…
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Thu, 05/30/2019 - 16:01