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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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France gunman summoned by anti-terror police before attack: source

France gunman summoned by anti-terror police before attack: source

The Islamist gunman who killed four people in southern France last week had been summoned by anti-terror police for questioning shortly before his shooting rampage, a police source told AFP Tuesday. Radouane Lakdim, a 25-year-old Moroccan-born French national, had been on a list of...

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French police investigate possible anti-Semitic killing in Paris

French police investigate possible anti-Semitic killing in Paris

French police are investigating whether the death of an elderly Jewish woman stabbed and burnt to death in her Paris apartment last week was an anti-Semitic murder, a judicial source said Monday. Mirelle Knoll, an 85-year-old Holocaust survivor, was found dead Friday inside the...

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IMF's Lagarde proposes 'rainy day fund' for euro zone

IMF's Lagarde proposes 'rainy day fund' for euro zone

International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde on Monday proposed creating a "rainy day fund" for the euro zone to help cushion members of the currency union in future economic downturns. In a speech in Berlin, Lagarde hailed a "sustained and broadly shared upswing" in...

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Puigdemont in German court as arrest ignites Catalan protests

Puigdemont in German court as arrest ignites Catalan protests

Former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont is to appear in court Monday following his arrest in Germany which triggered a wave of protests in Catalonia where thousands of separatists faced off with police. German police arrested Puigdemont Sunday, after he crossed the border from...

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World united behind Britain over Russian ex-spy poisoning: UK defense secretary

World united behind Britain over Russian ex-spy poisoning: UK defense secretary

British Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson said Monday that the world was united behind Britain's stance over the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter and it sent a strong message to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Britain has blamed Russia for the nerve agent attack on...

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Kremlin: British accusations over Skripal poisoning

Kremlin: British accusations over Skripal poisoning "border on banditry"

Britain's accusations that Moscow was behind the poisoning of former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal in England "border on banditry", Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov was quoted as saying by RIA news agency on Sunday. "We are stating that this is quite unprecedented - international...

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Memorial mass in France for heroic officer, other victims

Memorial mass in France for heroic officer, other victims

A shaken town in southern France is holding a special church service to honor the heroic police officer and three others killed in a rampage by an Islamic extremist. The bishop of the nearby medieval city of Carcassonne, Alain Planet, is leading Sunday's mass at the...

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Poisoned Russian spy 'sought pardon from Putin': report

Poisoned Russian spy 'sought pardon from Putin': report

Sergei Skripal, the former Russian spy poisoned in Britain, wrote to President Vladimir Putin several years ago asking for a pardon for selling secrets to British intelligence, a friend told the BBC on Saturday. Vladimir Timoshkov said his old school friend -- who had moved to Britain...

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Finland ready to arrest Puigdemont on European warrant

Finland ready to arrest Puigdemont on European warrant

Finnish police said Saturday they were seeking to arrest Catalonia's former president Carles Puigdemont under a European arrest warrant issued by Spain, but did not know his whereabouts. Puigdemont, who lives in self-imposed exile in Belgium, has been visiting Finland since Thursday for...

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Italy elects parliament speakers, but still no government

Italy elects parliament speakers, but still no government

Italian lawmakers have elected the speakers of both chambers of parliament following an inconclusive March 4 election, giving the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement leadership of one chamber and Silvio Berlusconi's Forza Italia the other. Forza Italia Sen. Maria Elisabetta Alberti...

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