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Climate change protesters block access to French multinationals

Climate activists blocked hundreds of employees from entering the headquarters of French bank Societe Generale, state-run utility EDF and oil giant Total on Friday, environmental group Greenpeace said.

North Korea urges Trump to drop Pompeo from talks; U.S. plays down weapons test

North Korea said on Thursday it no longer wanted to deal with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and that he should be replaced in talks by someone more mature, hours after it announced its first weapons test since nuclear talks broke down.

Woman killed after shots fired in Londonderry riot

A woman was killed after shots were fired during rioting in the Northern Irish city of Londonderry on Thursday that saw police attacked by petrol bombs and other missiles.

Ecuador judge orders detention for ex-minister connected to Assange

A judge in Ecuador has ordered former foreign minister Ricardo Patino be held in pre-trial detention on a so-called instigation charge, the attorney general’s office said on Thursday, but the ex-official’s whereabouts are unknown.

Officials pay tribute to victims of Madeira tourist bus crash

In a show of solidarity, the foreign ministers of Germany and Portugal laid two wreaths near the site where 29 German tourists died on Wednesday after their bus overturned on the Portuguese island of Madeira.

Putin ally to Ukraine’s probable new leader: Do deal and get territory back

Ukraine’s new president could regain control over the separatist-controlled east of his country within months and get cheap gas and major investment from Russia if he does a deal with Moscow, the Kremlin’s closest ally in Ukraine said.

UK condemns U.S. application of Cuba sanctions to foreign companies

Britain said it was concerned by new attempts by the United States to require foreign companies to abide by U.S. sanctions on Cuba that have been rejected by Britain and other European countries.

Scores missing, 13 dead in Congo boat accident: president

Thirteen people are dead and 142 still missing from a passenger boat that sank this week on Lake Kivu in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the president said on Thursday.

Erdogan says party will fight until Turkey’s election board decides

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday his AK Party would fight until the High Election Board (YSK) gives a final ruling on March 31 local elections, a day after the main opposition candidate took the Istanbul mayor’s office.

At least 29 killed in Madeira when tourist bus veers off the road

At least 29 people, most of them German tourists, were killed and 27 others injured on Wednesday when their bus veered off a steep narrow road on the Portuguese island of Madeira, authorities said.