Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Northern Ireland: Paramilitary group New IRA admits murder of journalist Lyra McKee and offers ’sincere apologies’

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The paramilitary group blamed for shooting dead Lyra McKee in Derry last night apologised for the murder of the 29-year-old journalist.

Ms McKee was shot in the head during rioting in the Creggan last Thursday night.

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Saturday, April 20, 2019

Northern Ireland: New IRA blamed for killing of journalist Lyra McKee in Londonderry riots

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Police in Northern Ireland said Friday they are searching for multiple suspects in the fatal shooting of a journalist during overnight rioting in the city of Londonderry.

The Police Service of Northern Ireland said 29-year-old journalist and author Lyra McKee was shot and killed, probably by a stray bullet, during rioting in the city’s Creggan neighborhood. It said the dissident group, the New IRA, was most likely responsible.

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Monday, April 8, 2019

Ukraine: The forgotten war

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The tension between the Ukrainian army and the pro-Russian separatists of the Donetsk People’s Republic and Luhansk People’s Republic, which declared independence in 2014 with military support from Moscow, shows no sign of abating.

Despite the Minsk ceasefire agreement, conflict continues to affect everyday life; the hiss of bullets flying overhead and the crack of far-off sniper fire are familiar sounds. The regular Ukrainian army patrols the trenches and fights on the front line because pro-Russian snipers are positioned nearby.

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Friday, April 5, 2019

Turkey: Turkish jets hit PKK terrorist targets in northern Iraq

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Turkish fighter jets on Thursday hit PKK terrorist targets in northern Iraq, Turkey’s Defense Ministry said.

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Monday, April 1, 2019

Turkey: Turkish jets pound Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) positions in Iraq on day before election

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Turkey’s military bombarded positions of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in northern Iraq on Saturday, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported.

The bombardment occurred the day before nationwide local elections in Turkey, which present the first opportunity for Turkey’s citizens to express their opinion about the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan since he gained vast new powers last June.

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