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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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Study reveals job bias against Muslim women in Germany

Study reveals job bias against Muslim women in Germany

A Muslim migrant woman in Germany who wears a headscarf has to send almost five times as many job applications as a native German candidate with same qualifications to get an interview, research released Tuesday claimed. Independent research institute IZA published preliminary results of a...

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Red Cross sends 45 aid trucks to Syria

Red Cross sends 45 aid trucks to Syria

International Committee of the Red Cross Spokeswoman Krista Armstrong said 45 aid trucks were sent to Syria’s western city of Homs. "We are bringing foods and supplies to 84,000 people," Armstrong told Anadolu Agency on Monday. She said the trucks were dispatched to Tel Bisi, a...

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Swiss and EU say they closer on immigration deal after talks

Swiss and EU say they closer on immigration deal after talks

Switzerland and the European Commission said on Monday they had come closer to agreeing a deal on Swiss efforts to curb immigration while preserving its access to the EU single market, and scheduled further talks next month. Brussels insists on free movement of people as a condition for...

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UK: Thousands gather for 'refugees welcome' rally

UK: Thousands gather for 'refugees welcome' rally

Thousands of demonstrators gathered in central London on Saturday for a “refugees welcome” march, demanding action from the British government. Protesters chanting slogans such as "Say it loud, say it clear, refugees are welcome here" and “No-one is illegal” marched from Park Lane to...

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UK apologizes for soldiers who watched Iraqi boy drown

UK apologizes for soldiers who watched Iraqi boy drown

British Defense Ministry on Friday said it is “extremely sorry” that an Iraqi boy was allowed to drown after being forced into a river by four soldiers during the British occupation in 2003. Ahmed Jabbar Kareem Ali, 15, was detained on suspicion of looting an industrial compound in May...

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EU extends Ukraine-linked sanctions

EU extends Ukraine-linked sanctions

The European Union on Thursday extended by six months the application of "restrictive measures targeting actions against Ukraine's territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence". The sanctions, consisting of an asset freeze and a travel ban against 146 persons and 37 entities, have...

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Women’s boats leave Spain to protest Gaza blockade

Women’s boats leave Spain to protest Gaza blockade

An international group of female activists has set sail from Barcelona to the Gaza Strip as part of the latest attempt to end the Israeli blockade. Around 20 women from a range of countries were given a warm farewell by cheering crowds including Barcelona Mayor Ada Colau on Wednesday...

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UK approves Chinese-backed nuclear plant, sets tighter controls

UK approves Chinese-backed nuclear plant, sets tighter controls

Britain gave the go-ahead on Thursday for a $24 billion nuclear power plant, ending weeks of uncertainty that strained ties with China and France but also signaling a more cautious approach to foreign investment in critical infrastructure projects. The government of new Prime Minister...

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