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Germany: Mosque vandalised with swastikas and racist graffiti
22nd Dec 2014

Germany: Mosque vandalised with swastikas and racist graffiti

      A half-built mosque in the northwestern German town of Dormagen has been spray painted with swastikas and racist slogans. The act of vandalism comes as anti-Islamic demonstrations continue to grow across Germany. The perpetrators are reported to … Continued

EU: Court decision to remove Hamas from terror list “legal” not “political”
18th Dec 2014

EU: Court decision to remove Hamas from terror list “legal” not “political”

      Palestinian resistance group Hamas must be removed from the EU’s terrorism blacklist, but its assets will stay frozen, a European court ruled on Wednesday, hours before the European Parliament overwhelmingly backed the recognition of a Palestinian state … Continued

EU lawmakers renege on unconditional support for Palestinian statehood
17th Dec 2014

EU lawmakers renege on unconditional support for Palestinian statehood

  [Photo: Palestinians hold banners in front of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement (ICRC) building in Gaza City, Gaza. Anadolu / Mustafa Hassona]   EU lawmakers stopped short on Tuesday of proposing a joint motion urging EU … Continued

Qatar: Interpol urged to “rapidly” remove Qaradawi from wanted list
16th Dec 2014

Qatar: Interpol urged to “rapidly” remove Qaradawi from wanted list

    Dozens of Muslim clerics in a joint statement distributed by the Doha-based International Union for Muslim Scholars, headed by Qaradawi himself, on Monday urged Interpol to “rapidly” remove the name of influential Egypt-born preacher Yusuf al-Qaradawi from its wanted … Continued

Italy: Nationwide anti-reform strikes hit Italy’s public services
12th Dec 2014

Italy: Nationwide anti-reform strikes hit Italy’s public services

(AFP, AP, dpa) Thousands of Italian workers are set to strike against labor market reforms. Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has said he will not back down on plans which would make it easier to hire and fire workers. More than … Continued

France: MPs recognise Palestine as a state in non-binding vote
3rd Dec 2014

France: MPs recognise Palestine as a state in non-binding vote

    French lawmakers voted on Tuesday in favor of recognizing Palestine as a state, a symbolic move that will not immediately affect France’s diplomatic stance but demonstrates growing European impatience with a stalled peace process. The motion, which echoes … Continued

Austria: Oil prices plunge after OPEC leaves output stable
28th Nov 2014

Austria: Oil prices plunge after OPEC leaves output stable

  [Secretary General of OPEC Abdalla Salem El-Badri of Libya]   The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) has decided not to reduce oil production, despite a huge oversupply in world markets. The move caused global oil prices to drop … Continued

Netherlands: Dutch MP calls for removal of all mosques
28th Nov 2014

Netherlands: Dutch MP calls for removal of all mosques

      THE HAGUE, (Anadolu Agency): A Dutch right-wing political party has demanded Netherlands be cleared of mosques, amid an ongoing row over the integration of Muslim and Turkish minorities in the country. Machiel de Graaf, a member of Dutch … Continued

Spain: Rebuking Madrid, Catalans vote to secede
10th Nov 2014

Spain: Rebuking Madrid, Catalans vote to secede

    According to partial results, Catalans have voted for independence. A nonbinding referendum on independence in the semiautonomous region of Spain drew 2 million voters on Sunday. Catalans chose overwhelmingly to secede from Spain in Sunday’s independence referendum, a … Continued

Germany: UK threatening foundation of EU
4th Nov 2014

Germany: UK threatening foundation of EU

  Is it a storm in a teacup or a real problem? Britain is struggling with the question of immigration from other EU states. A media report over alleged comments by Chancellor Merkel has heated up the debate.   In … Continued

France: Violent protests erupt in France after activist killing
2nd Nov 2014

France: Violent protests erupt in France after activist killing

  Demonstrators in France have clashed violently with police in the wake of the killing of a 21-year-old environmental activist last week. Remi Fraisse’s death was the first during a protest in mainland France since 1986. Violent protests erupted Saturday … Continued

Europe: New President Juncker, European commissioners officially take office
1st Nov 2014

Europe: New President Juncker, European commissioners officially take office

  The new European Commission has taken office under its new president, Jean-Claude Juncker. The former Luxembourg prime minister is supported by seven vice presidents and 20 commissioners. After months of  political wrangling over the appointments to the European Commission, … Continued

Germany: Right wing extremists violent attack against Muslims in Cologne
27th Oct 2014

Germany: Right wing extremists violent attack against Muslims in Cologne

  Hundreds of self-proclaimed ‘hooligans’ from rival football clubs and far-right groups have held a protest against Islamists in the western German city of Cologne. Police used water cannons after scuffles broke out. There was a heavy police presence in … Continued

Germany’s Merkel deals blow to Britain’s Cameron on migration reform
26th Oct 2014

Germany’s Merkel deals blow to Britain’s Cameron on migration reform

  British Prime Minister David Cameron’s migration reform plans could fall flat after German Chancellor Angela Merkel said her country will not tamper with the principle of freedom of movement in the EU. In a potential blow to British Prime … Continued

France: Paris opera ejects woman in niqab after cast refuses to sing
22nd Oct 2014

France: Paris opera ejects woman in niqab after cast refuses to sing

  [Photo: Bastille opera house] (RT): A woman in niqab, a traditional Muslim veil, was asked to leave the opera in Paris after the cast said they wouldn’t perform if a solution wasn’t found. She had to leave the auditorium, because … Continued

Germany: Yemeni sues Germany over US drone strikes
17th Oct 2014

Germany: Yemeni sues Germany over US drone strikes

    A relative of two men killed by a US drone strike in Yemen has brought a court case against the German government, alleging it was complicit in the attack by allowing a US air base on German soil. … Continued

Italy: Putin, Poroshenko in spotlight on final day of ASEM summit
17th Oct 2014

Italy: Putin, Poroshenko in spotlight on final day of ASEM summit

  Russia’s President Vladimir Putin is set to hold talks with his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko at a summit in Milan. The pair are also scheduled to meet key EU leaders. Russia’s leader Vladimir Putin is to hold talks with … Continued

France: ‘Roads of Damascus': How Elysee manipulated chemical weapons reports
14th Oct 2014

France: ‘Roads of Damascus': How Elysee manipulated chemical weapons reports

  [Photo: Former French President Sarkozy and Syrian President Assad in Paris] By: Sabah Ayoub   Scandals mentioned in the French book Les Chemins de Damas (The Roads of Damascus) published a few days ago have begun to unfold, revealing … Continued

Ukraine: Ceasefire frays as fighting intensifies at Donetsk airport
4th Oct 2014

Ukraine: Ceasefire frays as fighting intensifies at Donetsk airport

    [Photo: The Red Cross worker killed in Donetsk on Thursday was from Switzerland]   Fighting between Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian rebels is intensifying over the Donetsk airport, prompting dialogue between Moscow and Washington and straining a month-old … Continued

Malta: Shipwreck survivors say traffickers “laughed” as hundreds drowned
17th Sep 2014

Malta: Shipwreck survivors say traffickers “laughed” as hundreds drowned

    Survivors of the most deadly migrant shipwreck in years have described the horrifying moment traffickers capsized their boat and left them to drown, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said Tuesday. “After they hit our boat they waited … Continued

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