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France to extend state of emergency until May 2017

France to extend state of emergency until May 2017

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has said Saturday that the country was planning to extend the state of emergency until the country's presidential election, which will be held between April 23 - May 7 2017. France has been under a state of emergency and high terror alert since a Daesh...

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German government in last-minute agreement on climate plan

German government in last-minute agreement on climate plan

The German government on Friday reached agreement on a long-delayed plan to drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, clinching a deal ahead of next week's high-level global climate talks in Morocco. The agreement ends months of bickering in Chancellor Angela Merkel's left-right...

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Small explosion outside French embassy in Athens, police say

Small explosion outside French embassy in Athens, police say

Unidentified attackers on a motorcycle threw an explosive device at the French embassy in central Athens on Thursday, wounding a guard, police said, in an attack that came less than a week before U.S. President Barack Obama visits the city. "It was probably a hand grenade," one official told...

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ISIS 'high' command ordered Paris, Brussels attacks

ISIS 'high' command ordered Paris, Brussels attacks

The extremist cell that launched deadly attacks on Paris and Brussels received its orders from "very high" in ISIS command, Belgium's federal prosecutor said Wednesday. "We know that the orders came from the ISIS zone... We know that it went very high in the command," prosecutor Frederic Van...

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Five killed in London tram accident; driver arrested

Five killed in London tram accident; driver arrested

Five people were killed, more than 50 others were injured and two remained trapped after a tram overturned Wednesday morning in south London, said police who later confirmed officers had arrested its driver. Emergency services were called at about 6:10 a.m. to reports that a tram had...

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More than half of Germans want Merkel to run in 2017 vote

More than half of Germans want Merkel to run in 2017 vote

More than half of Germans want Chancellor Angela Merkel to run for a fourth term as the conservative candidate in the 2017 federal election, a poll showed Wednesday, despite a dip in her popularity due to her liberal migrant policy. Some 59 percent of Germans want Merkel to put herself...

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17th century painting stolen from quake-damaged Italian church

17th century painting stolen from quake-damaged Italian church

(Daily Sabah)- Italian authorities are investigating the theft of a 17th-century painting from an earthquake-damaged church, one of the first suspected victims of looting from last month's quakes that have sent officials racing to recover priceless artworks before thieves and the elements get to...

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Germany fears Islamic State is trying to infiltrate its army

Germany fears Islamic State is trying to infiltrate its army

(Sky News)- Germany is to investigate all military recruits amid fears Islamic State jihadists are trying to join its armed forces. A spokesman for the counter-espionage service (MAD) said 20 Islamists had been identified in the Bundeswehr and 60 other potential cases were being...

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More than 2,200 migrants rescued in Mediterranean, 10 bodies recovered

More than 2,200 migrants rescued in Mediterranean, 10 bodies recovered

More than 2,200 migrants were rescued in the Mediterranean on Saturday as they tried to reach Europe and 10 bodies were recovered, Italy's coast guard said in a statement. The migrants were picked up from 13 rubber dinghies, two small boats and one large vessel in 16 separate rescue...

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Italy links people trafficking to militants in detention of Syrian

Italy links people trafficking to militants in detention of Syrian

 Italy's tax police said they had found a clear link between people trafficking and militants after detaining a Syrian man who entered Italy on a migrant boat who they allege to be a member of the al-Nusra group. A series of deadly attacks carried out by militants across Europe over the...

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Suspected PKK terrorists attack Turkish building in Germany

Suspected PKK terrorists attack Turkish building in Germany

(Daily Sabah)- A group of suspected pro-PKK assailants attacked a building belonging to a Turkish man in Essen city located in Germany's North Rhine-Westphalia by Molotov cocktails late Friday, reports said on Saturday. The attack follows a number of developments which took place on Friday,...

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Naming wifi network after ISIS backfires on French teen

Naming wifi network after ISIS backfires on French teen

A French court has handed a three-month suspended jail sentence to a teenager who named his domestic wifi network after ISIS, his lawyer said Friday. "There was no sympathy for terrorism! There was only the word 'Daesh21,'" explained lawyer Karima Manhouli, saying he would appeal his...

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Germany summons Turkish diplomat over latest arrests

Germany summons Turkish diplomat over latest arrests

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Friday requested that the charge d'affaires in the Turkish embassy be summoned to the ministry for discussions about Turkey's arrests of Kurdish opposition lawmakers, the ministry said. "The overnight arrests of politicians and lawmakers...

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Paris begins clearing 3,000 migrants from camp

Paris begins clearing 3,000 migrants from camp

Paris authorities began an operation early Friday to clear more than 3,000 migrants from a camp in the northeast of the French capital. The operation to clear the sprawling tent encampment, near the Canal Saint-Martin under an overhead metro bridge in the Stalingrad district, was proceeding...

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Syrian held in Germany got ISIS instructions for attack

Syrian held in Germany got ISIS instructions for attack

A Syrian man arrested in Berlin is suspected of belonging to ISIS and having received ISIS instructions from Syria to carry out an attack in Germany, the Federal Prosecutor's Office said Thursday. Police said Wednesday that the man, identified by the prosecutor's office only as 27-year-old...

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Last buses leave Calais 'Jungle' with women, children

Last buses leave Calais 'Jungle' with women, children

(The Daily Star)- The last buses out of the Calais "Jungle" left the French camp Thursday, carrying 291 migrants, mostly couples and women with children, to shelters around the country. The transfers end a 10-day operation to clear the camp on France's north coast, where more than 6,000...

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Bookies slash odds on Brexit not happening

Bookies slash odds on Brexit not happening

(The Independent)- Bookie Ladbrokes said Brexit betting markets were “in chaos” in the wake of the Government’s stunning defeat in the High Court.  The Brexit court challenge, brought by campaigner Gina Miller, means the Government cannot trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty,...

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Merkel accuses Syrian regime of 'crimes against humanity'

Merkel accuses Syrian regime of 'crimes against humanity'

German Chancellor Angela Merkel Wednesday accused Syrian government troops of committing "crimes against humanity" that could not be overlooked. Human rights groups and Western countries have previously accused Syria's army, backed by Russia's air force, of targeting hospitals, bakeries and...

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