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Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Arens listens during a press conference with U.S. Secretary of Defense William Cohen (L) at the Pentagon April 27. The two defence ministers answered questions about the Middle East peace process and Israel’s cooperation in the Kosovo crisis. GMH/ELD/AA

Israel ex-minister Moshe Arens passes on at 93

Moshe Arens, a former Israeli defence minister and one-time mentor to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, died Monday aged 93, officials said.

Supermarket finds cocaine in bananas

Grocery clerks in Poland have discovered bricks of cocaine hidden among bananas shipped from Ecuador to a local supermarket chain, police said on Monday.
Theresa May

EU leaders endorse Theresa May’s Brexit deal

European Union leaders of the 27 states staying on together after Britain leaves the bloc on Sunday endorsed their Brexit deal with London, chairman Donald Tusk said.
Pope Francis waves at the faithfulls attending his weekly general audience at the Saint Peter's square, on September 19, 2018, in the Vatican. - AFP PHOTO - Alberto PIZZOLI

Pope Francis to pay tribute to Baltic freedom amid abuse crisis

Pope Francis will start a Baltic tour in Lithuania on Saturday during which he will pay homage to the history of a region that still bears the scars of its Nazi and Soviet occupations.
Novak Djokovic of Serbia wins the 3rd set against Marton Fucsovics of Hungary during their Day 2 of the US Open Men's Singles match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York on August 28, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - TIMOTHY A. CLARY

‘Survival mode’ sees Novak Djokovic through at steamy US Open

Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic suffered in sweltering US Open conditions Tuesday but battled through to the second round with a 6-3, 3-6, 6-4, 6-0 victory over Hungarian Marton Fucsovics.

Lithuania gears up to secure EU border during World Cup

Lithuania’s border guard held exercises on Wednesday focused on securing the European Union’s external border as thousands of football fans were expected to cross the Baltic state to reach World Cup matches in the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad.

Donald Trump claims ‘nobody’s been tougher’ on Russia than him

US President Donald Trump defended his embrace of Vladimir Putin Tuesday, saying good relations were important but claiming no one had been tougher on Russia.

Lithuania celebrates 100 years of independence

Church bells tolled across Lithuania on Friday to mark 100 years of independence regained after World War I by the Baltic nation, which is now firmly anchored in the West but experiencing tension with powerful neighbour Russia.

Serena Williams loses on comeback

Serena Williams lost on her comeback from a maternity break as French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko powered to victory in the "first to ten points" final set at the Abu Dhabi exhibition tournament on Saturday.

Rich and famous in the Paradise Papers

Apple, Bono and Queen Elizabeth II are just a few of the big names and companies revealed in the Paradise Papers leak to have shifted money across the globe to cut tax.

Paradise Papers: Donald Trump’s commerce chief Wilbur Ross denies wrongdoing

Donald Trump's commerce secretary has denied any wrongdoing after leaked documents revealed his business links to Russians currently under US sanctions.

Controversial French rock star slams Brexit Britain

Bertrand Cantat, the French rock star who was jailed for murdering his girlfriend, takes several swipes at Brexit Britain in a new single called "L'Angleterre" (England), which he teased on social media Friday.

Lithuanian girl, 10, takes women’s football by storm

In basketball-obsessed Lithuania, women's football is gaining new fans after the sensational debut of 10-year-old Zemyna Lekaviciute as the Baltic state's youngest-ever scorer in a second-division match.

EU calls emergency summit to deal with egg contamination scare

The European Commission has called for an emergency summit to deal with the fallout of the contaminated eggs scare.

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