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Helicopter jailbreak gangster arrested in France after months on the run

Helicopter jailbreak gangster arrested in France after months on the run

French career criminal Redoine Faïd, who made a Hollywood-esque helicopter jailbreak in July, was arrested in the Oise region north of Paris early Wednesday, according to French officials. A seasoned armed robber, nicknamed the "jailbreak king", Faïd was apprehended in the northern...

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With Brexit clock ticking, Britain's May gathers fractious party

With Brexit clock ticking, Britain's May gathers fractious party

British Prime Minister Theresa May gathers her party for its annual conference this weekend, facing opposition on all sides as she heads into the final stretch of Brexit negotiations. The Conservative leader arrived in Birmingham, central England, just days after the EU rejected her...

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Catalans deeply divided a year after independence referendum

Catalans deeply divided a year after independence referendum

For Jaume Casamitjana, last year's banned independence referendum in Catalonia marked a watershed in his feelings about Spain, while for Alexandra Lopez-Liz, it pushed her to take a stand against the separatist movement. A year after the contested October 1, 2017 referendum,...

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Britain's Labour keeps door open to staying in EU

Britain's Labour keeps door open to staying in EU

A key figure in Britain's main opposition Labour party said Tuesday that remaining in the European Union should not be ruled out if there is a second Brexit referendum. Brexit spokesman Keir Starmer told the left-wing party's annual conference that campaigning for another vote on...

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Swedish parliament ousts PM Lofven in vote of no-confidence

Swedish parliament ousts PM Lofven in vote of no-confidence

Sweden's centre-right opposition and the far-right ousted Prime Minister Stefan Lofven in a vote of no-confidence on Tuesday, after September 9 elections left neither the left or right bloc with a majority. A total of 204 of 349 members of parliament voted against Lofven, while 142...

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May blasts Brussels' rejection of Brexit blueprint, wants to ‘hear from the EU’

May blasts Brussels' rejection of Brexit blueprint, wants to ‘hear from the EU’

British Prime Minister Theresa May demanded new proposals from the EU in a pugnacious speech delivered a day after EU leaders rejected her Brexit blueprint at a summit in Austria. "It's not acceptable to simply reject the other side's proposals without a detailed explanation and counter...

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Brexit is a prickly affair, says EU's Juncker

Brexit is a prickly affair, says EU's Juncker

Relations between the EU and Britain have always been a bit prickly, but EU Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker Friday that the Brexit negotiations are beginning to resemble the courtship of two hedgehogs. "We're not at war with Great Britain," Juncker told the Austrian daily Die...

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Progress elusive as May appeals to EU to soften Brexit stance

Progress elusive as May appeals to EU to soften Brexit stance

British Prime Minister Theresa May urged fellow European Union leaders at an informal summit on Wednesday to follow her lead and adapt their Brexit negotiating stance to secure a good deal. However, before a dinner in the Austrian city of Salzburg, some of those leaders said key...

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Merkel govt draws scorn for deal on under-fire spy chief

Merkel govt draws scorn for deal on under-fire spy chief

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's government drew widespread criticism Wednesday for a compromise deal that defused a blistering coalition row centred on the head of the domestic intelligence service. Merkel and the two other party chiefs decided Tuesday to relieve Hans-Georg Maassen,...

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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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