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11 killed, 44 injured in Turkey as ski bus veers into trees

Turkish officials say a bus carrying mostly people going on a ski trip has crashed into trees on the side of a road, killing 11 passengers and injuring 44 others. Gov. Ozdemir Cakacak of Eskisehir province said the bus was traveling from the Turkish capital of Ankara to the western city of Bursa...

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  • World leaders take aim at climate change and Trump

    World leaders take aim at climate change and Trump

    President Trump, who previously announced plans to pull the United States out of the 2015 Paris climate agreement, was not invited to a summit of world and business leaders in the French capital this week to address global warming, but his presence loomed large. The 2015 accord was front and center...

  • Putin pays surprise visit to Syria, where Assad tells him: 'Thanks a million'

    Putin pays surprise visit to Syria, where Assad tells him: 'Thanks a million'

    In July 2015, the defeat of Syrian President Bashar Assad appeared imminent. His troops, overstretched and exhausted, had lost too many men, and a string of humiliating defeats meant the government controlled only a quarter of the country. Two months later, Russian warplanes streaked through Syria’s...

  • Catalonia crisis encourages separatists, but could it fracture Europe?

    Catalonia crisis encourages separatists, but could it fracture Europe?

    Across Europe, separatists have eagerly watched Catalan activists declare their independence in a crisis that threatens to fracture not just Spain, but the European Union. The decision by the parliament in Catalonia to declare independence last week has galvanized independence movements in other...

  • A test of wills in Catalonia as Spain tightens grip on restive region

    A test of wills in Catalonia as Spain tightens grip on restive region

    In the first large-scale public rebuke of last week’s independence vote by the Catalan regional parliament, hundreds of thousands of supporters of Spanish unity surged into the streets of Catalonia’s capital on Sunday, decrying the breakaway bid as trampling the majority’s will. A major test of...

  • Moscow decries 'hostility' as Trump moves toward new Russia sanctions

    Moscow decries 'hostility' as Trump moves toward new Russia sanctions

    The Russian government on Friday accused the United States of displaying “hostility” as the Trump administration belatedly took the first steps toward imposing new sanctions to punish Moscow for interfering in the 2016 presidential election. In early August, after considerable delay and with minimal...

  • Spanish families confront Catalonian independence

    Spanish families confront Catalonian independence

    The struggle over Catalonian independence has divided Spanish communities, from neighborhoods to workplaces and families. It was aggravated by uncertainty Saturday, the day after Catalonian officials proclaimed independence in their northeastern region only to be taken over by the central government...

  • Catalan separatist leader calls for peaceful resistance to Spain takeover

    Catalan separatist leader calls for peaceful resistance to Spain takeover

    Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont called Saturday for peaceful resistance to direct rule by Madrid, a day after Spain’s central government fired him and dissolved his government in response to Catalonia’s unilateral declaration of independence. The Madrid government, meanwhile, began...

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