Cold deaths across Europe as deep freeze continues

Cold deaths across Europe as deep freeze continues

A cold wave across Europe has left at least 23 dead in the past two days, including several migrants and homeless people, authorities said Saturday, with the frigid temperatures expected to continue through the weekend. Russia meanwhile celebrated the coldest Orthodox Christmas in 120 years, and even Istanbul was covered with a blanket of snow. […]

Syrian rebels freeze talks on peace negotiaions over ceasefire ‘violations’

Syrian rebels freeze talks on peace negotiaions over ceasefire ‘violations’

About 10 Syrian rebel groups announced Monday they were suspending talks about planned peace negotiations this month in the Kazakh capital Astana, due to “violations” by Damascus of a four-day old truce. “As these violations are continuing, the rebel factions announce… the freezing of all discussion linked to the Astana negotiations,” they said in a […]