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German court agrees to release ex-Catalan leader Puigdemont on bail

German court agrees to release ex-Catalan leader Puigdemont on bail

 A German court Thursday agreed to release on bail former Catalan President Carles Puigdemont and said his extradition to Spain was possible on the basis of corruption charges there, but not on the more serious charge of rebellion. Puigdemont was arrested on entering Germany last...

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France says university exams to take place despite protests

France says university exams to take place despite protests

End-of year university exams will be held in France despite students blockading some campuses, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said Thursday as young people joined a wave of demonstrations against proposed economic reforms. French unions launched three months of rolling work stoppages...

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French PM says no talks on SNCF debt until reform talks progress

French PM says no talks on SNCF debt until reform talks progress

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said Thursday he would not back down on plans to overhaul the state-run SNCF railways, as the pro-reform CFDT labor union said it would take part in a further wave of strikes starting on Sunday. Philippe reiterated that he would not enter into...

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UK firms facing deadline to publish gender pay gap

UK firms facing deadline to publish gender pay gap

British companies have until midnight to publish their gender pay gap, as Prime Minister Theresa May promised to tackle the "injustice" of unequal earnings between the sexes. The government has told all firms with more than 250 employees to publish by Wednesday the difference in median...

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Russia accuses Britain and US over spy poisoning

Russia accuses Britain and US over spy poisoning

Russia Wednesday accused British and US secret services of being behind the poisoning of a Russian former double agent as the world's chemical weapons watchdog held a closed-door meeting on the incident at Moscow's request. Russian foreign intelligence chief Sergei Naryshkin in a speech...

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Expert challenges Denmark submarine murder suspect's defense

Expert challenges Denmark submarine murder suspect's defense

A leading submarine expert Tuesday challenged Danish inventor Peter Madsen's claim that Swedish journalist Kim Wall was killed by toxic fumes in his homemade vessel last year, as he faces trial for her murder. Madsen, 47, who is accused of premeditated murder, sexual assault and desecration...

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German Prosecutors ask court to extradite ex-Catalan leader

German Prosecutors ask court to extradite ex-Catalan leader

German prosecutors have asked a regional court to extradite former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont, who was detained two weeks ago on a European arrest warrant issued by Spain. “We have concluded that the extradition request is admissible,” the Public Prosecutor’s Office in the...

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Hundreds rally in Berlin calling for Puigdemont's release

Hundreds rally in Berlin calling for Puigdemont's release

 Hundreds of Catalan independence supporters marched in Berlin on Sunday to demand the release of ex-regional president Carles Puigdemont, who was arrested in Germany last week and faces extradition to Spain on rebellion charges. Huddled under umbrellas in the rainy German capital,...

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UK must bring home 'just over 50' diplomats from Russia

UK must bring home 'just over 50' diplomats from Russia

Russia has told Britain it must send home "just over 50" more of its diplomats in a worsening standoff with the West over the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter in Britain. Russia has already retaliated in kind against Britain and ejected 23 British diplomats over the...

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Russia hits back against EU countries in spy row

Russia hits back against EU countries in spy row

 Russia Friday expelled Dutch diplomats and told Britain it had one month to reduce its diplomatic presence in the country, hitting back at EU countries after a coordinated campaign by the U.K. and its allies over a nerve agent attack on a former spy. Earlier in the day Russia had...

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58 percent of French say more could be done to prevent attacks: poll

58 percent of French say more could be done to prevent attacks: poll

More than half of French people believe the government could do more to stop terror attacks, according to a poll published on Thursday, six days after fresh bloodshed in the country. Fifty-eight percent of respondents said that French President Emmanuel Macron and his administration...

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Paris suspect Abdeslam to get Belgian trial verdict in April

Paris suspect Abdeslam to get Belgian trial verdict in April

Belgian judges will hand down their verdict in April in the trial of Salah Abdeslam, the last surviving suspect in the Paris Islamist attacks, over a shootout in Brussels that led to his capture. The court in Brussels announced that it will deliver the judgement on April 23, two months...

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France's Sarkozy to face trial for corruption, influence peddling: Le Monde

France's Sarkozy to face trial for corruption, influence peddling: Le Monde

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy will face trial over charges he misused his influence to secure leaked details of an inquiry into alleged irregularities in his 2007 election campaign, a source close to the investigation said on Thursday. Sarkozy's lawyers said he would appeal...

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British police say Russian spy may have been poisoned at home

British police say Russian spy may have been poisoned at home

British police said on Wednesday the former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter may have been exposed to a suspected nerve agent at the front door of their home. "At this point in our investigation, we believe the Skripals first came into contact with the nerve agent...

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Catalan ex-minister surrenders to police in Scotland

Catalan ex-minister surrenders to police in Scotland

Former Catalan minister Clara Ponsati, who is wanted by Spain for her role in last year's independence bid, surrendered to Scottish police Wednesday to face arrest under a European warrant. Lawyers for Ponsati, a professor at the University of St Andrews, said they will "robustly"...

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Luxembourg recalls ambassador from Russia over Salisbury attack

Luxembourg recalls ambassador from Russia over Salisbury attack

Luxembourg announced Wednesday that it was recalling its ambassador to Russia for consultations and said it agreed with Britain that Moscow was very likely to have been responsible for a nerve agent attack on British soil. The small European country wedged between France and Germany has...

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Britain to propose new solution to avoid hard border in Ireland: The Times

Britain to propose new solution to avoid hard border in Ireland: The Times

Irish officials have been told to expect new proposals imminently from Britain on how it plans to avoid a post-Brexit hard border, The Times newspaper reported Wednesday, citing unidentified sources. Irish officials were promised concrete details on what alternative plans the British...

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Turkey court refuses to free jailed Greek soldiers: reports

Turkey court refuses to free jailed Greek soldiers: reports

A Turkish court Tuesday ruled that two Greek soldiers charged with espionage and illegally entering the country would remain in jail, in defiance of European Union pressure for their release, reports said. The pair were arrested on March 2 for entering a military zone in the northern...

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