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Serbia seals deal with Abu Dhabi developer for controversial Belgrade makeover

By Ivana Sekularac BELGRADE (Reuters) - Serbia sealed an agreement with an Abu Dhabi investor on Sunday for a multi-billion-dollar, Dubai-style riverside development that has drawn fire from some Belgraders worried about the scale and cost of the project. Belgrade Waterfront marks the first foray into central and eastern Europe by developer Eagle Hills and Emirates real estate tycoon Mohamed Ala…

  • A police officer walks up the steps of the Supreme Court in Washington
    Oklahoma lethal injection drug faces U.S. Supreme Court test Reuters - 2 hours 36 minutes ago

    The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear arguments this week on whether a drug used in Oklahoma's lethal injection mix should be banned in a case that comes as a shortage … More »Oklahoma lethal injection drug faces U.S. Supreme Court test

    A police officer walks up the steps of the Supreme Court in Washington

    The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear arguments this week on whether a drug used in Oklahoma's lethal injection mix should be banned in a case that comes as a shortage of execution chemicals has sent some states scrambling for alternatives. The main question before the nine justices in the case brought by three death row …

  • A European Union flag and a Greek national flag flutter atop a building in central Athens
    If Greece falls, no one wants their prints on the murder weapon Reuters - 3 hours ago

    The game of chicken between Greece and its international creditors is turning into a vicious blame game as Athens lurches closer to bankruptcy with no cash-for-reform … More »If Greece falls, no one wants their prints on the murder weapon

    A European Union flag and a Greek national flag flutter atop a building in central Athens

    The game of chicken between Greece and its international creditors is turning into a vicious blame game as Athens lurches closer to bankruptcy with no cash-for-reform agreement in sight. Europe's political leaders and central bankers and Greek politicians agree on only one thing: if Greece goes down, they don't want their …

  • Ukraine's President Poroshenko inspects a military drill near Mykolaiv
    Ukraine's ceasefire under pressure as one more serviceman killed Reuters - 3 hours ago

    By Natalia Zinets KIEV (Reuters) - A fragile ceasefire between Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian separatists came under renewed pressure on Sunday with the … More »Ukraine's ceasefire under pressure as one more serviceman killed

    Ukraine's President Poroshenko inspects a military drill near Mykolaiv

    By Natalia Zinets KIEV (Reuters) - A fragile ceasefire between Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian separatists came under renewed pressure on Sunday with the Ukrainian military reporting a serviceman had been killed and seven others wounded in rebel attacks. The casualties, which follow the death on Saturday of …

  • Captain 'Forced' To Pilot Doomed Migrant Ship
    Captain 'Forced' To Pilot Doomed Migrant Ship Sky News - 4 hours ago

    A Tunisian man arrested after a boat sank off Libya, killing about 800 migrants, was forced to pilot the vessel at gunpoint, his brother has claimed. The man, identified … More »Captain 'Forced' To Pilot Doomed Migrant Ship

    Captain 'Forced' To Pilot Doomed Migrant Ship

    A Tunisian man arrested after a boat sank off Libya, killing about 800 migrants, was forced to pilot the vessel at gunpoint, his brother has claimed. The man, identified in an Italian court as 27-year-old Mohammed Ali Malek , was captaining the overloaded boat when it hit a Portuguese cargo ship and capsized on 18 April. …

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    Migrant rescue mission must extend closer to Libya: Amnesty International Reuters - 6 hours ago

    By Gabriele Pileri CATANIA, Italy (Reuters) - European efforts to save the lives of migrants drowning in the Mediterranean must involve search and rescue operations … More »Migrant rescue mission must extend closer to Libya: Amnesty International

    Wider Image: Isle Landers

    By Gabriele Pileri CATANIA, Italy (Reuters) - European efforts to save the lives of migrants drowning in the Mediterranean must involve search and rescue operations near the shores of Libya, Amnesty International said on Saturday as hundreds more people arrived in Italy from North Africa. The European Union was shocked …

  • Mohammed Ali Malek is seen at Catania's tribunal
    EXCLUSIVE:Brother says accused Tunisian was forced to captain migrant boat at gunpoint Reuters - 6 hours ago

    By Tarek Amara TUNIS (Reuters) - The Tunisian man accused of piloting a migrant boat that sank off Libya, killing more than 700 people, is himself a migrant who was … More »EXCLUSIVE:Brother says accused Tunisian was forced to captain migrant boat at gunpoint

    Mohammed Ali Malek is seen at Catania's tribunal

    By Tarek Amara TUNIS (Reuters) - The Tunisian man accused of piloting a migrant boat that sank off Libya, killing more than 700 people, is himself a migrant who was forced at gunpoint to captain the ship because of his experience as a fisherman, his brother said on Saturday. Italian authorities say the man named in court …

  • Now Klitschko Has Fury In His Sights
    Now Klitschko Has Fury In His Sights Sky News - 7 hours ago

    Wladimir Klitschko retained his heavyweight world titles with a comfortable 12-round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten American Bryant Jennings - before revealing … More »Now Klitschko Has Fury In His Sights

    Now Klitschko Has Fury In His Sights

    Wladimir Klitschko retained his heavyweight world titles with a comfortable 12-round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten American Bryant Jennings - before revealing Tyson Fury is likely to be his next opponent. The Ukrainian did little to impress US fight fans at the fabled Madison Square Garden in New York in …

  • Klitschko says Britain's Fury his next title opponent Reuters - 8 hours ago

    By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - World heavyweight boxing champion Wladimir Klitschko's next title defence is likely to be a mandatory WBA bout against Briton Tyson … More »Klitschko says Britain's Fury his next title opponent

    By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - World heavyweight boxing champion Wladimir Klitschko's next title defence is likely to be a mandatory WBA bout against Briton Tyson Fury, the Ukrainian said in the early hours of Sunday. "I just got the news that I am obligated to satisfy my mandatories (title defenses)," Klitschko, …

  • Migrants Moving On Due To Lack Of Fingerprinting
    Migrants Moving On Due To Lack Of Fingerprinting Sky News - 9 hours ago

    Italy insists it is documenting all new migrants arriving on its shores, but Sky News has spoken to some asylum seekers who say they have not been fingerprinted and so … More »Migrants Moving On Due To Lack Of Fingerprinting

    Migrants Moving On Due To Lack Of Fingerprinting

    Italy insists it is documenting all new migrants arriving on its shores, but Sky News has spoken to some asylum seekers who say they have not been fingerprinted and so can't be identified. Germany has accused Italy of not doing enough to ensure the refugees are prevented from moving on. It claims Italy is encouraging …

  • Like shale oil, solar power is shaking up global energy Reuters - 14 hours ago

    By Henning Gloystein and Aaron Sheldrick SINGAPORE/TOKYO (Reuters) - One by one, Japan is turning off the lights at the giant oil-fired power plants that propelled it … More »Like shale oil, solar power is shaking up global energy

    By Henning Gloystein and Aaron Sheldrick SINGAPORE/TOKYO (Reuters) - One by one, Japan is turning off the lights at the giant oil-fired power plants that propelled it to the ranks of the world's top industrialized nations. With nuclear power in the doldrums after the Fukushima disaster, it's solar energy that is becoming …

  • New avian flu viruses send U.S. scientists scrambling Reuters - 16 hours ago

    By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - Three highly pathogenic avian flu viruses that have infected poultry and wild birds in the U.S. Midwest appear unlikely to … More »New avian flu viruses send U.S. scientists scrambling

    By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - Three highly pathogenic avian flu viruses that have infected poultry and wild birds in the U.S. Midwest appear unlikely to present a significant risk to humans. The H parts, which are highly pathogenic in poultry, originated in Asia, and the N parts come from North American, low …

  • Quake triggers Everest avalanche, reports say 18 killed Reuters - 16 hours ago

    By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - An Indian army mountaineering team found 18 bodies on Mount Everest on Saturday, an army spokesman said, after a massive earthquake … More »Quake triggers Everest avalanche, reports say 18 killed

    By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - An Indian army mountaineering team found 18 bodies on Mount Everest on Saturday, an army spokesman said, after a massive earthquake in Nepal unleashed an avalanche on the world's tallest mountain at the start of the main climbing season. Nepal's Tourism Ministry could only confirm …

  • Sens. Warren, Brown counter Obama on trade, call on him to make Asia trade text public The Canadian Press - 18 hours ago

    WASHINGTON - Two of the Democratic Party's most vocal opponents of strengthening President Barack Obama's hand in trade deals are taking issue with his recent … More »Sens. Warren, Brown counter Obama on trade, call on him to make Asia trade text public

    WASHINGTON - Two of the Democratic Party's most vocal opponents of strengthening President Barack Obama's hand in trade deals are taking issue with his recent criticism and are calling on him to make public ...

  • Bristol-Myers says hepatitis C drug combination succeeds in study Reuters - 18 hours ago

    (Reuters) - Bristol-Myers Squibb Co said its experimental drug cured hepatitis C in over 90 percent of patients in combination with Gilead Sciences Inc's Sovaldi and … More »Bristol-Myers says hepatitis C drug combination succeeds in study

    (Reuters) - Bristol-Myers Squibb Co said its experimental drug cured hepatitis C in over 90 percent of patients in combination with Gilead Sciences Inc's Sovaldi and a commonly prescribed drug, ribavirin, in a late-stage study. Data presented at the International Liver Congress on Saturday showed that the combination cured …

  • "Women and Dog" by Marisol is seen during a preview tour for the new Whitney Museum of American Art on April 23, 2015 in New York
    All new Whitney Museum opens in New York AFP - 18 hours ago

    Four years after breaking ground, New York's much-loved Whitney Museum for American art reopens next Friday in a futuristic $422 million premises built by Italian architect … More »All new Whitney Museum opens in New York

    "Women and Dog" by Marisol is seen during a preview tour for the new Whitney Museum of American Art on April 23, 2015 in New York

    Four years after breaking ground, New York's much-loved Whitney Museum for American art reopens next Friday in a futuristic $422 million premises built by Italian architect Renzo Piano. The celebrated museum of modern and contemporary American art has turned its back on the bourgeois satisfaction of the Upper East Side …