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Refugees seek haven in Ukraine _ find misery

08/22/2013 12:31am
Emin Akhmedbekov feared persecution for his numerous lawsuits against Azerbaijan. So the former police officer took his wife, three children and elderly mother and fled to Ukraine, hoping to find refuge in one of the freer ex-Soviet republics. Instead, the family found itself holed up in a small village with little hope of getting asylum and terrified of being sent back.

Refugees seek haven in Ukraine _ find misery

08/22/2013 1:03am
Emin Akhmedbekov feared persecution for his numerous lawsuits against Azerbaijan. So the former police officer took his wife, three children and elderly mother and fled to Ukraine, hoping to find refuge in one of the freer ex-Soviet republics. Instead, the family found itself holed up in a small village with little hope of getting asylum and terrified of being sent back.

UN committee says Australia must release refugees

08/22/2013 2:21am
A U.N. committee says Australia has violated the human rights of 46 refugees from Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Kuwait by holding them in detention for more than two years and refusing to provide them with visas.

Turkey says US criticism of leader unacceptable

08/22/2013 4:29am
Turkey's Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has criticized the United States for rebuking the Turkish prime minister over his comments linking Israel to the Egyptian president's ouster.

UK insurance customers to be repaid $2 billion

08/22/2013 5:18am
British financial regulators struck a deal Thursday to give consumers as much as 1.3 billion pounds ($2 billion) in compensation after they were improperly sold credit card insurance.

Court: UK govt can eye items taken in Snowden case

08/22/2013 7:22am
A British court has ruled the U.K. government may look through items seized from the partner of a journalist who has written stories about documents leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden.

France: Force an option in Syria

08/22/2013 8:52am
France's foreign minister on Thursday raised the possibility of the international community using force if it is proven that Bashir Assad's regime used chemical weapons in an attack the Syrian opposition says killed over 100 people.

Russia seeks to seize Berezovsky's Serbian assets

08/22/2013 10:52am
Moscow has demanded the seizure of assets in Serbia allegedly belonging to the late Russian tycoon Boris Berezovsky in an apparent attempt to claim some of what may be left of the fortune of Vladimir Putin's once bitter foe, Serbian authorities said Thursday.