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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

Sweden: Center-left celebrates as Swedish Prime Minister Reinfeldt concedes
15th Sep 2014

Sweden: Center-left celebrates as Swedish Prime Minister Reinfeldt concedes

  Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt has conceded defeat following the country’s general election. A left-leaning coalition is expected to win the most seats in parliament, but without an absolute majority. Reinfeldt admitted on Sunday that his government, a grouping … Continued

France: US seeks allies in Paris conference on ISIS, Iran not invited
15th Sep 2014

France: US seeks allies in Paris conference on ISIS, Iran not invited

  Diplomats are gathering in the French capital to discuss ways to overcome the threat posed by “Islamic State” militants. The United States is calling on its allies to show solidarity in the fight against the terrorists. However, Iran and … Continued

EU finalizes new sanctions against Russia
6th Sep 2014

EU finalizes new sanctions against Russia

    European Union ambassadors have finalized stronger sanctions on Russia because of its involvement with the war in Ukraine. The ban could be suspended if the truce between Ukraine and the rebels holds. European Union diplomats have decided to … Continued

Bosnia arrests 16 suspected extremists
4th Sep 2014

Bosnia arrests 16 suspected extremists

      Bosnian police arrested 16 people Wednesday on charges of joining European-based Islamists and helping them travel to fight in Syria and Iraq. “Sixteen people were arrested” in an operation across the capital Sarajevo and several other Bosnian … Continued

Estonia: Obama arrives in Estonia to reassure Baltic leaders
3rd Sep 2014

Estonia: Obama arrives in Estonia to reassure Baltic leaders

  [US President Obama (R) greets Estonia President Toomas Hendrik before a dinner at the US Ambassador’s residence in Prague on April 8, 2010.]   US President Barack Obama has touched down in Estonia. He is holding talks with Baltic leaders … Continued

European Union to prepare new sanctions against Russia
31st Aug 2014

European Union to prepare new sanctions against Russia

  EU leaders have agreed to prepare tougher sanctions that could be imposed on Russia within days. The concensus emerged after several hours of talks to decide how to respond to the deepening crisis in eastern Ukraine. The outgoing president … Continued

French PM Valls submits government resignation
25th Aug 2014

French PM Valls submits government resignation

  Manuel Valls has presented the French government’s resignation to President Francois Hollande (right). Hollande accepted, and charged Valls with forming a new government. The presidential Elysee Palace in Paris on Monday announced that Prime Minister Manuel Valls had offered … Continued

Bosnia & Herzegovina: Bosnians bury ethnically cleansed victims
21st Jul 2014

Bosnia & Herzegovina: Bosnians bury ethnically cleansed victims

    Thousands of Bosnians have gathered for a mass funeral for their loved ones more than 20 years after they were killed in the country’s civil war. Many of the bodies were only discovered recently in a nearby mass … Continued

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