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Italian youths rally to free screenings of police violence film

Italian youths rally to free screenings of police violence film

Thousands of Italians are flocking to illegal free public screenings of a new film about a young man's 2009 death in custody, a potent symbol of police violence and a merciless penal system. In city piazzas and lecture theatres around the country, community groups and student...

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Austria, Germany agree on need to avoid hard Brexit: Kurz

Austria, Germany agree on need to avoid hard Brexit: Kurz

Austria and Germany agree that everything possible must be done to avoid Britain leaving the European Union without a trade deal, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said on Sunday before a meeting with Chancellor Angela Merkel. Kurz and Merkel said they were meeting to discuss a range...

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Presidential souvenirs on sale in France

Presidential souvenirs on sale in France

Emmanuel Macron sold voters the promise of a new type of presidency for France, but it’s unlikely they imagined he would be selling them souvenirs as well. From watches and coloring books to fancy red, white and blue macaroons, a new line of official Elysee-branded goods celebrating the French...

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Italy hesitates over refugee deal with Germany, seeks concessions

Italy hesitates over refugee deal with Germany, seeks concessions

Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini denied Friday having reached a deal with Germany to take back migrants who had already applied for asylum in Italy, saying he wanted more concessions from Berlin. German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer announced Thursday he had secured an...

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EU nations mull clearing house to avoid Iran sanctions: reports

EU nations mull clearing house to avoid Iran sanctions: reports

Germany, France and Britain are mulling setting up a new financial institution to allow EU trade with Iran to continue despite American sanctions renewed by U.S. President Donald Trump, German media reported Friday. The three countries could set up a "Special Purpose Vehicle" (SPV) –...

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German forest activists brace for eviction in anti-coal fight

German forest activists brace for eviction in anti-coal fight

German activists living in treehouses to protect an ancient forest from being razed for a nearby coal mine were bracing Thursday for a forced eviction by police, in a major escalation of the long running environmental battle. Hundreds of police officers descended on the area in the early...

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Macron ex-bodyguard at centre of scandal to testify in public next week

Macron ex-bodyguard at centre of scandal to testify in public next week

The former bodyguard whose violent conduct plunged French President Emmanuel Macron into his biggest political crisis this summer agreed reluctantly to face questioning by senators as their hearings resumed on Wednesday. Alexandre Benalla, 26, is under criminal investigation after being...

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Sweden seeks new government as nationalist influence grows

Sweden seeks new government as nationalist influence grows

Sweden is headed for a period of uncertainty after legislative elections saw the far-right make gains, raising three questions: Who won? Who will govern? And with whom? The prime minister is usually the leader of the party with the most votes, but Sweden's fragmented political landscape...

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Swedish center-left take lead, anti-immigration party gains: TV4 voter poll

Swedish center-left take lead, anti-immigration party gains: TV4 voter poll

Sweden's center-left parties held a slim lead over the rival center-right Alliance in the Nordic country's general elections, a voter poll by national broadcaster TV4 showed Sunday. The Sweden Democrats, anti-immigration nationalists that have been shunned by all other parties, recorded...

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Genoa bridge reconstruction to cost $170-$230 mln: official

Genoa bridge reconstruction to cost $170-$230 mln: official

Rebuilding Genoa's collapsed motorway bridge will cost 150 to 200 million euros ($170-$230 million), a local authority official said Sunday. The work will be undertaken by state-controlled Fincantieri, in cooperation with Autostrade per l'Italia, Giovanni Toti, the governor of the Liguria...

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Far-right tipped to win big as Sweden heads to polls

Far-right tipped to win big as Sweden heads to polls

Swedes vote on Sunday in a tight election dominated by fears over asylum and welfare, with the populist, anti-immigration Sweden Democrats vying to become the biggest party in a country long seen as a bastion of liberal values. Far-right parties have made spectacular gains throughout...

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Pressure grows on German spy chief over Chemnitz protests

Pressure grows on German spy chief over Chemnitz protests

Pressure grew on Germany's domestic spy chief Saturday after he expressed skepticism that migrants had been hounded in Chemnitz after the fatal stabbing of a German man – remarks that are reviving strains in Chancellor Angela Merkel's government. Germany has been deeply shaken by the...

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German far-right wants to 'reclaim' Chemnitz after fatal stabbing

German far-right wants to 'reclaim' Chemnitz after fatal stabbing

  "I don't care if they call us racist but things simply cannot carry on this way," said Paula Neubach at a far-right rally in the flashpoint German city of Chemnitz, rocked by anti-foreigner violence since late August. Extremist groups and thousands of locals have taken to the streets...

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France says Russia tried to spy on satellite

France says Russia tried to spy on satellite

A Russian satellite attempted last year to spy on a satellite providing secure communications for the French military, Defence Minister Florence Parly said Friday. The Athena-Fidus satellite, operated jointly with Italy, was approached "a bit too closely" by Russia's Luch-Olymp craft,...

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Migration truce shatters in Germany after mob violence

Migration truce shatters in Germany after mob violence

  A tense truce within German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative camp shattered Thursday after her hardline interior minister defended protests marred by neo-Nazi violence and blasted migration as "the mother of all political problems". The latest shots across Merkel's bow...

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French bus driver fined for making kids do breathalyser

French bus driver fined for making kids do breathalyser

A French court has fined a former school bus driver for asking his youthful passengers to take a breathalyser test in his place, it emerged Wednesday. Since 2015, all French coaches have been fitted with devices which prevent the vehicle from starting until the driver's breath has been...

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Chemnitz riots spark calls for AfD to be put under surveillance

Chemnitz riots spark calls for AfD to be put under surveillance

The Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) party is facing growing calls to be put under state surveillance over mounting evidence of its links to neo-Nazi groups, following far-right demonstrations in the eastern city of Chemnitz. A representative poll has showed that a majority of Germans...

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British PM Theresa May says she will not ‘compromise’ on Brexit deal

British PM Theresa May says she will not ‘compromise’ on Brexit deal

British Prime Minister Theresa May said she would not compromise with Brussels over her plans for Brexit as a media report said rivals in her party were set to publish their own proposal calling for a cleaner break with the European Union. With under two months before Britain and the EU...

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