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Germany's Merkel cannot afford to bail out Deutsche Bank

Germany's Merkel cannot afford to bail out Deutsche Bank

German Chancellor Angela Merkel cannot afford to bail out Deutsche Bank (DBKGn.DE) given the hard line Berlin has taken against state aid in other European nations and the risk of a political backlash at home, German media wrote on Saturday. The government denied a newspaper report on...

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Migrant pressure builds in Serbia despite tighter border controls

Migrant pressure builds in Serbia despite tighter border controls

Across south-east Europe, governments are throwing up barriers to keep out migrants arriving via Turkey, but numbers are still creeping up as rougher seas lead more to try this Balkan route rather than risk a Mediterranean crossing. Since July, Serbian border guards have stopped more than...

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Military helicopter crashes in Switzerland

Military helicopter crashes in Switzerland

A Swiss military helicopter crashed over the Alps on Wednesday, the country’s defense ministry has confirmed. The aircraft came down over the Gotthard Pass in south-eastern Switzerland, according to a ministry statement. There was no information about the number of people involved, but...

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EU Commissioner urges immediate end to Syrian war

EU Commissioner urges immediate end to Syrian war

EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides on Wednesday stressed the urgent need to end the Syrian civil war, decrying attacks on aid convoys. "When convoys are deliberately shot at, it becomes virtually impossible to deliver aid. There has never been a...

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Bulgaria nominates EU Commissioner Georgieva to run for U.N. Chief

Bulgaria nominates EU Commissioner Georgieva to run for U.N. Chief

The Bulgarian government on Wednesday nominated European Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva to stand for the United Nations Secretary-General post after another candidate, Irina Bokova, dropped in the ranking in the fifth U.N. Security Council secret ballot. The nomination of Georgieva, a...

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Five arrested in Europe on suspicion of forming Islamic State cell

Five arrested in Europe on suspicion of forming Islamic State cell

Police have arrested five people suspected of forming an Islamic State cell and promoting Islamist militancy in Spain, Belgium and Germany, the Spanish Interior Ministry said on Wednesday. Three of them were detained in Spain, two of them in Barcelona and one in the North African enclave of...

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Merkel: EU cannot close doors to Muslim refugees

Merkel: EU cannot close doors to Muslim refugees

Chancellor Angela Merkel stressed Tuesday that EU member states should provide shelter for refugees fleeing terror and civil war, irrespective of their religion or faith. Speaking at a joint news conference with visiting Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak in Berlin, Merkel underlined...

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France court refuses to seize Karim Wade’s property

France court refuses to seize Karim Wade’s property

A French court on Tuesday refused to comply with the request of the Senegalese government concerning the seizure of Karim Wade’s property, son of former President Abdoulaye Wade, a Paris court said. While he was accused of unlawful enrichment by a court in Senegal, the Paris court said it...

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German mosque attacked with homemade explosive

German mosque attacked with homemade explosive

A bomb attack targeting a mosque in Dresden late Monday was caused by a homemade explosive, German police said on Tuesday. Police President Horst Kretschmar said initial investigation showed that suspects used a homemade explosive, which caused heavy damage to the door of the mosque....

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Turkey asks Germany to arrest 2 FETO suspects

Turkey asks Germany to arrest 2 FETO suspects

Ankara has asked German authorities to find, arrest and hand over two high-profile Gulenists accused of plotting to overthrow the Turkish government. The Turkish embassy in Berlin recently sent a diplomatic note to the German Foreign Ministry and demanded an investigation be launched on the...

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Paris bans cars on Seine River bank

Paris bans cars on Seine River bank

The French capital's city council voted Monday in favor of banning cars along the right bank of the Seine River as part of an effort to reduce air pollution. Mayor Anne Hidalgo welcomed the “historic decision” as “the end of an urban motorway and the taking back of the Seine". A...

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Britain's Prince William and Kate visit Canada

Britain's Prince William and Kate visit Canada

Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate arrived in British Columbia on Saturday for an eight-day trip during which they will view spectacular nature sites and meet with refugees and indigenous Americans. William, holding his son George by the hand, and Kate, with daughter Charlotte in her...

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Pope offers comfort to friends and relatives of Nice attack victims

Pope offers comfort to friends and relatives of Nice attack victims

Pope Francis on Saturday sought to comfort relatives and close friends of the more than 80 victims of the attack in Nice in July, who were run down by a man driving a truck as they celebrated France's national day. The pope began his solemn address by apologizing for not speaking French...

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Re-elected head of Britain's Labour Party, Corbyn calls for unity

Re-elected head of Britain's Labour Party, Corbyn calls for unity

Jeremy Corbyn was re-elected leader of Britain's opposition Labour Party on Saturday, ending a "coup" attempt by more moderate lawmakers who say his left-wing agenda can never deliver victory at the polls. The veteran campaigner's triumph, by 313,209 to 193,229 votes, cements his authority...

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Martin Schulz: UK needs united, not divided EU

Martin Schulz: UK needs united, not divided EU

European Parliament President Martin Schulz said “the U.K. needs a united not a divided EU to achieve a good Brexit deal,” during a speech at the London School of Economics on Friday. On the second day of his visit to the U.K., the EU chief once again urged Britain to "notify its...

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Basque regional polls come at critical point for Spain

Basque regional polls come at critical point for Spain

Basque voters will participate in regional elections in northern Spain Sunday as memories of terrorism fade away, while opinion polls suggest people are turning away from traditional separatism but continue to remain hopeful for autonomy. The elections come at a critical time for Spain,...

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Swedish government seeks speed-up deportations

Swedish government seeks speed-up deportations

The Swedish government is eyeing new ways to speed up deportations of failed asylum-seekers. Interior Minister Anders Ygeman and Justice and Migration Minister Morgan Johansson told reporters Thursday that police should be allowed to raid workplaces in their search for asylum-seekers whose...

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Muslim women battle headscarf discrimination

Muslim women battle headscarf discrimination

During the same week as headscarves and Muslim fashion made a stunning debut on the catwalks of New York Fashion Week, women in Spain choosing to don headscarves saw a small victory of their own. Takwa Rejeb, 22, a vibrant tourism student, made headlines across the country when she denounced...

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