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Thwarted French attack was slated for Dec 1 at key Paris sites

Thwarted French attack was slated for Dec 1 at key Paris sites

(The Daily Star)- Suspects arrested last weekend in France under anti-terrorism measures had been planning to launch attacks on Dec. 1 at important and landmark sites in and around Paris, according to a source close to the inquiry. Police sources said that among the targets were France's...

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UK group delivers Rohingya petition to Myanmar embassy

UK group delivers Rohingya petition to Myanmar embassy

 U.K.-based pressure group has delivered a thousands-strong petition to Myanmar’s London embassy calling on the country’s government to confront the crisis plaguing the Rohingya minority. Burma Campaign U.K. said Tuesday it delivered 3,164 signatures on a petition calling on...

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Coalition partner attacks Merkel over 'feeble' re-election bid

Coalition partner attacks Merkel over 'feeble' re-election bid

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition partners on Monday accused her of running out of ideas after she announced she would stand for a fourth term in next year's parliamentary election. The center-left Social Democrats (SPD), junior partner to Merkel's conservatives in their ruling...

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France: 7 arrested in anti-terror raids, attack thwarted

France: 7 arrested in anti-terror raids, attack thwarted

 French anti-terrorism police have arrested seven people in Strasbourg and Marseille who had been plotting an attack on France for several months, the interior minister said Monday. Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said a series of arrests in June and this past Sunday put an end to...

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French police foil attack, arrest 7

French police foil attack, arrest 7

Police have broken up a terror ring plotting an attack in France after arresting seven individuals in Strasbourg and Marseille, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said Monday. The weekend arrests of seven suspects – of French, Moroccan and Afghan origin – "enabled us to prevent a...

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Theresa May will pledge to slash corporation tax to lower than the US

Theresa May will pledge to slash corporation tax to lower than the US

(Sky News)- Theresa May is to attempt to woo Britain's bosses with the promise of tax cuts and a new Government approach to business: "Stepping up, not stepping back." In her first speech to a CBI conference, she will promise £2bn of investment in science and research and tax breaks for...

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Hammond says will get UK ready for Brexit challenge

Hammond says will get UK ready for Brexit challenge

Britain’s first budget plan since the Brexit vote will seek to get the economy prepared for the challenges of leaving the European Union and help struggling families through tough times ahead, Finance Minister Philip Hammond said Sunday. But Hammond said levels of public debt were...

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Merkel to seek fourth term to defend threatened 'values'

Merkel to seek fourth term to defend threatened 'values'

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Sunday she would seek a fourth term in elections next year to defend democratic principles in the face of looming threats at home and abroad. Predicting her toughest campaign to date, Merkel said the forces of populism as well as the uncertainty created...

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European leaders agree UK must be forced into hard Brexit

European leaders agree UK must be forced into hard Brexit

(The Idependent)- European leaders have agreed the UK must be forced into a hard Brexit in order to counter the rise of populist movements which could break up the European Union. Senior EU officials fear allowing Britain to exit on its own terms could empower far-right candidates in France...

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French conservatives voting in first presidential primary

French conservatives voting in first presidential primary

French conservatives are voting in a nationwide primary to choose their nominee for next year's presidential election, after a campaign marked by concerns about immigration and Islamic extremism. Seven candidates are competing Sunday in the first round of the primary. A runoff will be held...

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Speculation grows over Merkel's re-election plans in Germany

Speculation grows over Merkel's re-election plans in Germany

Speculation is growing that German Chancellor Angela Merkel will seek a fourth term in general elections next year. Merkel refused to comment on the possibility during a press conference with U.S. President Barack Obama last week. She said she would announce her plans when the time was...

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Teen charged in France over links to ISIS propagandist

Teen charged in France over links to ISIS propagandist

Anti-terrorist judges have charged a French teenager over links to an ISIS extremist suspected of instigating several attacks in France, a judicial source said Saturday. The 17-year-old boy was allegedly in touch with French-born extremist Rachid Kassim, who is believed to have inspired an...

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Trump election puts pressure on Merkel to take liberal lead

Trump election puts pressure on Merkel to take liberal lead

Can Germany, the country that once unleashed Nazism, lead the free world? The idea that the former home of militarism and nationalism could become a beacon for human rights and peaceful international cooperation within one lifetime may seem far-fetched. But with outsider Donald Trump's...

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Crashed London tram traveling at 3 times speed limit

Crashed London tram traveling at 3 times speed limit

A commuter tram that derailed in south London killing seven passengers was travelling at more than three times the speed limit, investigators said Wednesday. Dozens more were injured when the early morning tram came off the rails on Nov. 9 as it approached a sharp curve near a junction....

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Belgian soldiers clash with police in pension protest

Belgian soldiers clash with police in pension protest

Several thousand Belgian military personnel Tuesday marched in the streets of Brussels over a rise in the pension age, at times clashing with police. Authorities said 8,500 off-duty soldiers protested in the historic center of the city, with riot police firing water cannon after receiving...

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Germany bans Islamist organization after raids

Germany bans Islamist organization after raids

(CNN)- German authorities have banned an Islamist organization that they say is responsible for inspiring 140 youths to join the Syria conflict. Germany Interior minister Thomas de Maiziere announced the ban on Tuesday after police carried out dawn raids on around 200 targets connected to...

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Brexit could trigger big jobs and trade boost for UK ports

Brexit could trigger big jobs and trade boost for UK ports

(Sky News)- Britain’s exit from the European Union could open up increased trade for the nation’s ports and create tens of thousands of jobs, according to a new report. The research, by the Centre for Policy Studies and MP Rishi Sunak, argues that EU law has held back the potential of UK...

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France marks first anniversary of Paris terror attacks

France marks first anniversary of Paris terror attacks

 French President Francois Hollande on Sunday began commemorations for the first anniversary of the Paris terror attacks by unveiling a plaque in memory of a man killed by suicide bombers at the Stade de France. Manuel Dias, 63, died outside the national stadium where France were...

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