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Spain: New Parties Gain In Local, Regional Elections

Spain's anti-establishment parties made gains in local and regional elections May 24, election officials said, BBC reported. Read more…

Poland: Duda Wins Presidential Election

Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski conceded election defeat to conservative challenger Andrzej Duda following the release of exit polls, the president said, BBC reported. Read more…

U.K.: Labour Party Supports Prime Minister's EU Referendum Plan

The United Kingdom's Labour Party will back Prime Minister David Cameron's plans to hold a referendum on the country's EU membership by the end of 2017, the party's leader said May 24, Reuters reported. Read more…

Libya: Authorities Cannot Stop Migrants Without European Help, Tripoli Government Says

Libya cannot halt the traffic of African migrants across the Mediterranean unless Europe helps authorities, the government in Tripoli said May 24, Reuters reported. Read more…

Iraq: Security Forces Recapture Town East Of Ramadi

Iraqi forces regained ground from Islamic State militants in western Iraq on May 24 by recapturing the town of Husaiba al-Sharqiya, a police major said, Reuters reported. Read more…

Yemen: Saudis, Houthis Trade Artillery Fire At Border Crossing

Saudi forces and Yemen's Houthi fighters traded heavy artillery fire that destroyed part of the Haradh border crossing, residents said May 24, Reuters reported. Read more…

Syria: Islamic State Executes 400 People In Palmyra

Islamic State fighters executed at least 400 people in Palmyra since capturing the Syrian city, Syrian state media said May 24, Reuters reported. Read more…

Greece: Athens Cannot Repay June IMF Debt Without Deal, Interior Minister Says

Greece cannot make its June debt repayments to the International Monetary Fund unless it reaches a deal with creditors, Interior Minister Nikos Voutsis said May 24, Reuters reported. Read more…

Yemen: Airstrikes Hit Three Bases Near Sanaa

Airstrikes carried out by the Saudi-led coalition struck three military bases May 23 near Yemen's capital, Sanaa, destroying a munitions depot in one, witnesses said, Reuters reported. Read more…

United Kingdom: Bank Of England Impications Of Possible EU Exit

The Bank of England said May 23 that it is researching the implications of a British exit from the European Union, confirming information in an email accidentally forwarded to journalists, Reuters reported, citing the Guardian. Read more…

Saudi Arabia: Israel Allegedly Offered Iron Dome Technology

During meetings in Jordan that included the United States, Jerusalem offered to allow Riyadh to deploy Israel’s Iron Dome anti-rocket technology to defend Saudi Arabia against attacks from Yemen, Jerusalem Post reported May 23, citing Rai al-Youm. Read more…

U.S.: Senate Passes Trade Promotion Authority

The U.S. Senate passed the Trade Promotion Authority Bill on May 22 by a vote of 62 to 37, CNN reported. Read more…

U.S.: Senate Rejects Currency Manipulation Amendment

The U.S. Senate voted 51 to 48 against the Portman-Stabenow amendment May 22, Reuters reported. Read more…

Colombia: FARC Ends Unilateral Cease-Fire

Negotiators for the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia announced in Havana on May 22 that the group will end the nationwide unilateral cease-fire that began Dec. 20. Read more…

Iraq: Government Aims To Retake Ramadi

The Iraqi government and its allies will launch a mission to retake the city of Ramadi from Islamic State militants, a Popular Mobilization Force representative said May 22, AFP reported. Read more…

Iraq, Syria: Islamic State Seizes Al-Tanf Border Crossing

Islamic State militants May 21 seized al-Tanf, last Iraq-Syria border crossing held by forces loyal to President Bashar al Assad, AFP reported. Read more…

South Sudan: China Pulls Oil Workers Amid Conflict

The Chinese government announced May 22 that it pulled all of its oil workers from the Paloch oilfield because of heavy fighting between Sudanese factions, the Sudan Tribune reported. Read more…

Colombia: Airstrike Kills 26 FARC Fighters

A government airstrike killed 26 members of the Armed Revolutionary Forces of Colombia (FARC) on May 21, Caracol Radio reported. Read more…

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