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Turkish leaders in 'plot' summit
Turkey's leaders meet the head of the armed forces, Gen Ilker Basbug, after multiple arrests over an alleged military coup plot.
Turkey officers in 'coup' charges
Twenty military officers are formally charged in Turkey with attempting to overthrow the government.
India and Pakistan launch talks
India and Pakistan begin their first high-level talks since the attacks on Mumbai at the end of 2008, amid tensions over Kashmir.
Massive oil spill threatens Italian ecosystem
Vandals are thought to have opened the cisterns at an Italian oil refinery, allowing some 2.5 million liters of oil to flow into the Lambro River. Now the slick has reached Italy's most important river, the Po.
US turns to Syria as a partner in solving Middle East problems
The US has reached out to Syria in a bid to harness its influence and engage with problematic Middle East leaders. Renewed ties between the two countries bring cautious hope of breakthroughs on a number of issues.
UK, Argentina dispute over Falklands reignites
Argentina's regional allies have backed its claim to the Falkland Islands as a dispute with Britain over oil escalates. The UK has started to drill in waters off the islands, a move Argentina has formally objected to.
Political deadlock in Bosnia-Herzegovina ahead of key meeting
Bosnia-Herzegovina is a divided country, overseen by an international authority, which is meeting in Sarajevo on Wednesday. A new law that could eventually pave the way to splitting the country is sure to top the agenda.
Germany to cut subsidies for solar energy
A law proposed by Chancellor Angela Merkel's government would greatly reduce subsidies for solar energy production, and in some cases eliminate them all together.