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Cough Up the Docs: Poland Warned of Court Breach Over Secret CIA Jail

Poland has been warned that it must de-classify details of an investigation into a secret CIA jail in the country, or it will be in breach of a European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruling, according to the lawyer of a former inmate who was held at the facility.

Tehran Takes Pause at Nuclear Talks in Lausanne

Iran has taken a pause in nuclear negotiations with P5+1 negotiators, a source in the Iranian delegation told Sputnik on Wednesday.

Visa Set to Stay on Russian Market - Company

March 31 was the deadline for Visa and MasterCard to switch the processing of their operations in Russia to the National Card Payment System. However, Visa said last week it still needs up to two months to transfer processing of transactions made on its credit cards in Russia

UN: Boko Haram Killed Female Hostages

While retreating from advancing military forces in Nigeria, Boko Haram slaughtered many women and girls they had taken as "wives and captives."

Israel to Suffer Serious Civilian Losses in Next War With Hezbollah

Amid recent flare-ups, a new report by the Israeli military suggests that the Syrian Civil War has made Hezbollah stronger, and another all-out conflict between the two could result in the deaths of hundreds of Israeli citizens.

Turkish Parliament Approves Deal With Japan for Construction of Second NPP

The Turkish parliament has approved an agreement with Japan for the construction of the country's second nuclear power plant in the northern province of Sinop on the Black Sea coast, an official statement on Wednesday said.

Lausanne Iran Nuclear Talks to Disappoint US - Expert

The US Administration will be disappointed with and the Congress will be very skeptical of the current nuclear talks' results, former US State Department official Robert Einhorn predicted.

Germany Allocates $540Mln for Ukraine’s East Reconstruction

German and Ukrainian governments signed a memorandum of understanding on Wednesday on Berlin’s allocation of a $539-million loan to Kiev, the Ukrainian government portal reported.

Bad Students: UK Teachers Fear Pupils May Join ISIL During Easter Break

In Great Britain, parents fear that their children might move to Syria and join the terrorists during the Easter break.

EU Surprised About Kiev Plans to Spend Loan on Border Wall Construction

In early April, Ukraine plans to start wall building on the border with Russia. Brussels is not delighted about the fact that Kiev will spend a substantial part of the EU aid package for this purpose.

At Least Two Attackers Shot Trying to Raid Istanbul Police HQ

At least two attackers were shot trying to raid the Istanbul police headquarters, local media report.

Kiev Commits 190 Ceasefire Violations Since March 26 - DPR

Kiev is also secretly redeploying its heavy weaponry along the contact line in violation of the Minsk agreement, according to Donetsk.

A Fool's Guide to Tax: How Businesses, Ministers and Monarchs Do It

April 1st isn't just about April Fool's - it's a time to look at the new tax laws introduced by the British government at the start of the new financial year.

UK Police Charge Teenager With Terror Offenses After Trip to Turkey

A 19-year-old UK national was charged with terrorism offenses after being arrested at the Luton Airport after arriving from Istanbul, local police said Wednesday.

Ankara Plan to Host Syrian Rebels Training Endangers Turks - Official

Ankara's recently announced plan to host the US-led training of Syrian rebels will put Turkish citizens in danger, Turkish lawmaker and former ambassador to Washington Faruk Logoglu told Sputnik on Wednesday.

US Navy Plans New Radar System for Aircraft Carriers

In an effort to reduce costs and increase commonalities across platforms, the US Navy is planning to put a new ship radar system on the second Ford-class aircraft carrier, the USS Kennedy, as well as the third big-deck America-class amphibious assault ship, dubbed LHA 8.

Thai King Authorizes Lifting of Martial Law

Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej has signed a decree authorizing the government to lift the martial law in the country, the ruling military junta announced on national television Wednesday.

Fire Erupts at Mexican Naval Oil Platform, About 300 Employees Evacuated

As many as 300 employees of state-owned Mexican company Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) have been evacuated from an oil platform off the coast of Campeche, Mexico after a fire broke out Wednesday, the company said on Twitter.

Saudi Strikes in Yemen Help Release Al-Qaeda Prisoners - Qatari Journalist

The Saudi-led multinational aerial campaign in Yemen is helping Al-Qaeda militants escape from prisons there, a Qatari journalist warned.

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