QUITO -- The number of prisoners killed in a predawn prison riot Monday in Ecuador's north-central province of Pichincha climbed to 43, the national Prosecutor's Office confirmed.
"So far 43 inmates have died" as a result of the melee at the Regional Prison in the town of Santo Domingo de los Tsachilas, the agency said via Twitter. (Ecuador-Prison Riot)
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BERLIN -- German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Monday held talks with visiting French President Emmanuel Macron, vowing to provide further financial and military support for Ukraine.
Scholz highlighted the need to act together as part of Europe, vowing measures necessary to prevent the war from spreading to other countries.
During his first overseas trip since re-election, Macron stressed the importance of friendship between the two countries. (Germany-France-Ukraine)
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VIENNA -- One person was killed and two seriously injured after a train derailed outside Vienna early Monday evening, local media reported.
Eleven people were slightly injured in the accident, which happened around 6 p.m. (1700 GMT) near the town of Muenchendorf, located south of the Austrian capital, according to Austrian news agency APA. (Austria-Accident-Train)
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BEIRUT -- Lebanese Minister of Social Affairs Hector Hajjar on Monday urged the international community to compensate Lebanon with 30 billion U.S. dollars for hosting Syrian displaced people over a long period, a statement by the Ministry of Social Affairs reported.
"We rely on the international community's compensation for Lebanon, which has so far incurred losses estimated at 30 billion U.S. dollars," Hajjar said during the European Union's sixth conference titled "Supporting the future of Syria and the region" held in Brussels. (Lebanon-Displayed Syrians-Compensation)