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No Surprise Spanish Royals Spending More Than Stipulated in State Budget

Jose Morales, spokesperson for the United Left, said that the real cost to the Spanish government of supporting the monarchy is closer to 40 million euro.

Swedish Borders Remain Wide Open to ISIL Fighters Disguised as Refugees

Sweden's policy for asylum seekers does not include security screenings, which opens the door for ISIL fighters who may be smuggled in as refugees.

Iran Sanctions Relief to Create ‘Economic Windfall’ - World Bank

World Bank’s chief economist for the Middle East and North Africa, Shantayanan Devarajan said that the lifting of economic sanctions from Tehran will create an economic windfall for Iran.

Florida Declares State of Emergency Amid Tropical Storm

On Thursday, the US Coast Guard warned Southern Florida ports to prepare for high winds.

Residents of Southern Ukrainian City Want Old Imperial Russian Name Back

Public opinion polling carried out by the local mayor's office in the central Ukrainian city of Kirovohrad found a majority of the city's residents voting in favor of the city being renamed to its old Imperial Russian name of Elizavetgrad, news portal has reported.

Czech Farmers Lose Out Due to Anti-Russia Sanctions

A secretary of the chairman of the Czech Republic's farming union, Roman Chaloupka, said that a million tons of apples remain in the EU, that otherwise would have been delivered to Russia.

War, Chaos & Irony in Libya: The West’s 'Most Successful' Mission

More than 200 people are feared dead after two boats full of migrants sank in the Mediterranean off the coast of Libya.

Do These Himalayan Bears Look Threatening to You?

A pair of 'vegetarian' bears that riled up the neighborhood.

Virginia Teen Sentenced to 11 Years in Prison for Supporting ISIL

A 17-year-old teenager from the US state of Virginia used social media to provide material support to ISIL.

Neuroscientists Unlock the Secret of Beloved Berlin Polar Bear’s Death

Knut, Berlin Zoo's first polar bear in more than 30 years, attracted hordes of fans to the zoo but died from a hitherto mystery illness when he was only four years old.

Greek President Signs Decree to Hold Snap Elections on September 20

Snap parliamentary election in Greece will be held on September 20, according to a decree signed by Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos.

EU Creates Team of Officials to Combat 'Destabilizing' Russian Media

The European Commission has created a "rapid response" team of officials to monitor Russian media and give policy recommendations starting on September 1.

Poroshenko Signs Secret Military Tech Deal With Anonymous Allies

The head of Ukraine has signed a decree on military-technical cooperation between Ukraine and a number of countries, the list of which has not been disclosed, but rather attached as a “classified document”, according to the statement of his press service.

New Docs Show US Pressure on Allies Over Edward Snowden

Newly revealed documents show how much pressure the US put on countries throughout Europe while attempting to track down and capture former CIA contractor and whistle blower Edward Snowden while he was on the run in 2013.

New Kids on the Block: 'Trump-and-Sanders' Phenomenon Puzzles Experts

Contrary to all expectations, billionaire Donald Trump and socialist Bernie Sanders have become the new stars on America's political firmament; but is it surprising that these two have won the hearts and minds of Americans, US author and investigative reporter Robert Parry asks.

Growing Anti-Refugee Sentiment in Germany Rooted in Racist Problem

Henning Obenf, a spokesman for the Nazifrei movement, said that the movement against refugees is growing in Germany.

Duma Speaker May Head Russia's Delegation to OSCE PA Session in Mongolia

Speaker of Russia's lower house of parliament Sergei Naryshkin might head Russia’s delegation to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe's (OSCE) Parliamentary Assembly session in Mongolia’s Ulaanbaatar, a source in the parliament said Friday.

German President to Visit Washington October 7

German President Joachim Gauck and US President Barack Obama will hold a meeting on October 7 to discuss issues of the cooperation between the two countries.

Germany, Denmark Want UK to Remain Part of EU – Merkel

Germany and Denmark want the United Kingdom to remain part of the European Union, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said after a meeting with Denmark’s Prime Minister Lars Rasmussen in Berlin on Friday.

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