MOSCOW -- The allegations that Russia has interfered in elections in the United States or the European Union are groundless and their authors are unable to present any proof, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Tuesday.
"It has even been mentioned somewhere that we are not only going to interfere in all the elections, but also will manipulate the environment to create floods," Lavrov said at a meeting with the Association of European Businesses. (Russia-US-Election)
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SKOPJE -- Macedonia conducted the second round of local elections professionally, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) said Monday in a preliminary statement.
The elections were competitive and respected for fundamental freedom necessary for democratic elections, the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights said. (Macedonia-Local Elections)
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BARCELONA -- The Spanish Civil Guard on Tuesday raided at least six offices of the Catalan regional police force, the Mossos d'Esquadra, the Spanish media reported.
They were apparently looking for recordings made on Oct. 1, the day the Catalan independence referendum was held despite being declared illegal by the Spanish Constitutional Court. (Spain-Catalonia)
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KABUL -- Four people were killed and 13 others wounded as a suicide bomber blew himself up in a fortified diplomatic enclave in Kabul on Tuesday, spokesman for the Interior Ministry Najib Danesh said.
"The reports we have collected indicate that four people including a woman were martyred and 13 others including some women sustained injuries," Danesh told reporters at the site of the blast in Wazir Akbar Khan area.(Afghanistan-Suicide Bombing) Enditem