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People make their way next to Greek national flags and a European Union flag in Athens, August 27, 2015. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Greek poll shows Syriza leftists leading conservatives

29 August 2015

ATHENS (Reuters) - Former Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' Syriza party would get 25 percent of the vote in a Sept. 20 snap election, versus 22 percent for the conservative New Democracy party, a University of Macedonia opinion poll showed on Friday.

U.S. confirms Islamic State computer expert killed in air strike

29 August 2015

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military confirmed on Friday that a British hacker who was one of the Islamic State movement's top computer experts and who was active in encouraging people abroad to carry out "lone wolf" attacks has been killed in Syria by a U.S. air strike.

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers a speech at the Andrew P. Sanchez Community Center in Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans, Louisiana, August 27, 2015.  REUTERS/Carlos Barria

U.S., Israel in talks 'for months' over security cooperation - Obama

29 August 2015

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama said on Friday that the U.S. and Israeli governments have been in discussions for months about security cooperation.

Poland almost certain it has located buried Nazi train

29 August 2015

WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland said on Friday it was almost certain it had located a Nazi train rumoured to have gone missing near the close of World War Two loaded with guns and jewels.

Cevdet Yilmaz addresses the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP17) plenary session in Durban December 8, 2011. REUTERS/Rogan Ward

New Turkish Deputy PM Yilmaz to take charge of economy - sources

29 August 2015

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey's former Development Minister Cevdet Yilmaz will take over as deputy prime minister in charge of the economy in an interim power-sharing government announced on Friday, government sources told Reuters.

Jewish group says Nazi train treasures must go to rightful owners

29 August 2015

WARSAW (Reuters) - Any valuables found on a Nazi train buried in Poland since World War Two must be returned to their rightful owners, the World Jewish Congress said on Friday.

Argentine businessman Hugo Jinkis,who is wanted by U.S. prosecutors in a FIFA bribery investigation, is escorted by a police officer after he turned himself, alongside his son Mariano, in to authorities in Buenos Aires, Argentina, June 18, 2015.     REUTERS/Enrique Marcarian

Judge releases Argentine FIFA suspects from house arrest

29 August 2015

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - An Argentine judge on Friday released Hugo and Mariano Jinkis from house arrest while he examines a U.S. request for their extradition to face corruption charges related to alleged graft inside FIFA, football's world governing body.

Web campaign raises $67,800 for Syria refugee family in a day

29 August 2015

BEIRUT (Reuters) - An online fundraiser has raised more than $67,800 for a refugee from Syria and his daughter after a campaigner based in Norway shared moving pictures on social media of the man selling pens in the streets of Beirut.

Nationalist and pro-Kurdish opposition given Turkish cabinet posts

29 August 2015

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu named an interim power-sharing cabinet on Friday, appointing one nationalist and two pro-Kurdish opposition politicians to ministerial posts, but leaving his finance and economy ministers unchanged.

Belongings of dead migrants, which were recovered by the Libyan coast guard, are seen after their boat sank off the coastal town of Zuwara, west of Tripoli, August 27, 2015.  REUTERS/Hani Amara

Libyan drownings, lorry of corpses drive up migrant toll

29 August 2015

EISENSTADT, Austria/TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Austria said on Friday 71 refugees, including a baby girl, were found dead in an abandoned freezer truck, while Libya recovered the bodies of 105 migrants washed ashore after their overcrowded boat sank on its way to Europe. Almost 100 more were missing and feared dead.

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