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  • Fouad Massoum Elected Iraqi President VOA 24 Jul 2014 -- The Iraqi parliament elected 76 year-old Kurdish lawmaker Fouad Massoum to be president Thursday, breaking a major political log-jam. Contentions remain, however, over who will fill the more important post of prime minister.
  • Fouad Massoum Elected Iraqi President VOA 24 Jul 2014 -- Iraq's parliament has elected Kurdish politician Fouad Massoum as the country's new president, hours after militants killed at least 51 prisoners and eight policemen in an attack on a convoy north of Baghdad.
  • Iraqi parliament elects Fuad Masum as president Iran Press TV 24 Jul 2014 -- The Iraqi parliament has elected veteran Kurdish politician, Fuad Masum, to serve as the country's next president amid efforts to form a new government.
  • Ukraine PM Quits as Stage is Set for Early Poll VOA 24 Jul 2014 -- Ukraine's Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has announced he is resigning, amid the break-up of the country's ruling coalition in parliament.
  • Ukrainian Prime Minister Resigns RFE/RL 24 Jul 2014 -- Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has resigned after two major partners in his coalition announced their withdrawal to allow President Petro Poroshenko to start the procedure for new parliamentary elections.
  • Ukrainian Prime Minister Yatsenyuk Announces Resignation RIA Novosti 24 Jul 2014 -- Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk announced his resignation Thursday following the collapse of the ruling European Choice parliamentary coalition.
  • Ukrainian Lawmakers Quit Coalition to Enable Parliament's Dissolution RIA Novosti 24 Jul 2014 -- Ukraine's Svoboda and UDAR parties announced Thursday their factions in the Ukrainian parliament were quitting the majority coalition, paving the way for the dissolution of parliament.
  • Ukrainian Parliament Speaker Dissolves Communist Party Following Newly Introduced Rules RIA Novosti 24 Jul 2014 -- The speaker of Ukraine's parliament, Oleksandr Turchynov, dissolved the country's Communist Party during Thursday's session.
  • McCain Dissatisfied With EU Sanctions on Russia, Calls for Tougher Measures RIA Novosti 24 Jul 2014 -- US Senator John McCain told The Telegraph on Wednesday that the European sanctions imposed on Russia are "a joke" and will only strengthen Moscow's resolve.
  • Norwegian Intelligence Warns of New Terrorist Act Threatening Country RIA Novosti 24 Jul 2014 -- Norwegian security services received information that within days the country may be the target of a terror attack, Benedicte Bjoernland, the head of the Norwegian Police Intelligence Service (PST) said during a press conference Thursday.
  • European court slams Poland for helping in CIA renditions Iran Press TV 24 Jul 2014 -- The European Court of Human Rights ruled on Thursday that Poland broke the European human rights convention by allowing the CIA to run a secret jail on its territory.
  • EU Court Fines Poland for Hosting CIA 'Black Sites' VOA 24 Jul 2014 -- In a landmark ruling, Europe's top human rights court has found Poland violated the rights of two terrorism suspects by allowing the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency to secretly imprison them in the country more than a decade ago.
  • Biological Tests Onboard Russia's Foton-M Satellite Held as Planned RIA Novosti 24 Jul 2014 -- Biological experiments onboard of Foton-M, a research spacecraft carrying life in space, are being held according to schedule despite a communication breakdown with the spacecraft, Institute of Biomedical Problems (IBMP) press secretary Oleg Voloshin told RIA Novosti on Thursday.
  • Russian Biosatellite Can Operate Autonomously – Roscosmos RIA Novosti 24 Jul 2014 -- The reception of telemetry data from the Foton-M, a research spacecraft carrying life in space, even after connection with the biosatellite was lost proves that it can operate autonomously for a long time, Roscosmos, Russia's Federal Space Agency, said in a statement Thursday.
  • Russian Progress M-24m Cargo Spacecraft Docks with ISS RIA Novosti 24 Jul 2014 -- A Russian Progress M-24M cargo spacecraft, sent off into orbit from Baikonur space center early on Thursday, has successfully docked with the International Space Station (ISS), a representative of the mission control center in Russia told RIA Novosti.



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