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Iraq: US seeks verification of ‘Islamic State’ beheading of journalist James Foley

Japan: Torrential rains unleash deadly landslide killing a dozen people in Hiroshima

Palestine: Three Palestinians killed, incl 3 year-old child, in Israeli airstrikes on Gaza City

Palestine: Dozens Palestinians abducted by Israeli forces in West Bank, Jerusalem

Palestine: Israeli army demolishes cave housing family near Bethlehem

Palestine: Several Palestinians kidnapped by Israeli forces in West Bank, Israeli settlers attack cars

Palestine: Israel bombs Gaza, withdraws negotiators from Cairo

Pakistan: 18 suspected militants killed in fresh NWA, Khyber airstrikes

US: Ferguson curfew lifted, Obama appeals for restraint

Iraq: Obama says Mosul Dam retaken from extremists with US help

Palestine: Palestinian female detainee denied family visits since her arrest in 2012

Palestine: Nine Palestinians kidnapped by Israeli soldiers from West Bank, Jerusalem

Palestine: Israeli army detonates two homes in Hebron, seals one with concrete blocs

Palestine: Six Palestinians kidnapped by Israeli forces in West Bank

Syria: Airstrikes kill 31 terrorists in Raqqa city

Palestine: Body recovered in Shujaiyya a month after ‘massacre’ by Israel

Palestine: Hamas says Israel stalling on agreement as Gaza death toll hits 2016

US: Curfew imposed for second night in Ferguson, Missouri

Palestine: Palestinian arrested filming Israeli settlers throwing stones in W Bank

Israel: 5 of 64 Israeli soldiers killed in Gaza invasion were killed by ‘Friendly Fire’

17th Aug 2013

Germany: Merkel warns of far-right extremism in Europe

German Chancellor Angela Merkel called for vigilance against far-right extremism in Europe on Saturday, ahead of a visit to a former Nazi concentration camp. Merkel will travel to Dachau near the southern city of Munich on Tuesday, becoming the first … Continued

14th Aug 2013

France: French teen ‘attacked for wearing Muslim veil’

The Local: France witnessed another apparent incident of violent Islamophobia on Tuesday, after it was reported that a 16-year-old girl in the suburbs of Paris was attacked and had her Islamic veil torn off her face.  The teen victim was … Continued

13th Aug 2013

UK: British premier Cameron mulls options in Gibraltar row

Britain is considering taking legal action against Spain over stringent border checks imposed at the border with Gibraltar. It is the latest in an escalating row between the two countries and the disputed territory. Prime Minister David Cameron’s spokesman said … Continued

12th Aug 2013

France: 10 die on French roads

At least 10 people were killed over the weekend in road traffic accidents in France. In one case, a passenger-driver dispute caused a tourist bus to lose control in the south west of the country, killing two people. France experienced … Continued

12th Aug 2013

France arrests soldier over attack on mosque

PARIS, (Xinhua): A French serviceman has been arrested on charges of having planned an attack against a mosque in Lyon in southern France, a local newspaper reported Sunday. Citing a statement of the interior ministry, the daily Le Parisien said … Continued

12th Aug 2013

Bundesbank expecting new bailout for Greece

Germany’s central bank is expecting a new bailout for Greece by early 2014, according to a news magazine report. So far there has been no coment from the Bundesbank. A report to be published in this week’s edition of Der … Continued

11th Aug 2013

France: Five killed in road accident in southern France

PARIS, (Xinhua): Five people were killed and one critically wounded on Saturday afternoon in a car accident near Carcassonne, southern France, local media reported. The accident occurred around 5 p.m. local time (1500 GMT) when the car negotiated a turn … Continued

11th Aug 2013

Germany: US drone deaths not linked to intel swap, says German agency

Germany’s international intelligence agency has admitted to sharing mobile numbers of terrorism suspects with foreign partners. A representative denied that the information could have led to deaths in US drone strikes. The unnamed representative of the Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND) said that … Continued

11th Aug 2013

Sicily: Bodies of six migrants found on the beach, dozens rescued

Six migrants have drowned off Sicily after the boat carrying them from Africa to Europe ran aground, while more than 100 others were saved. The incident comes as the number of people trying to make the passage grows. The bodies … Continued

Sweden: Hague and Bildt book meeting via Twitter
10th Aug 2013

Sweden: Hague and Bildt book meeting via Twitter

Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt and his UK counterpart William Hague took to Twitter to book a meeting in Stockholm later this month. Bildt, a strong advocate of “Twitter-diplomacy” whose @carlbildt account boasts more than 220,000 Twitter followers, took to … Continued

8th Aug 2013

France’s universities’ heads dismiss ban on wearing of religious symbols

  By Rance Leroy French Tribune:  It was in 2001 that France has come up with a law as per which full-face covering Islamic veil got banned in the public. The ban became a matter of controversy and again, a … Continued

7th Aug 2013

France: Call for hijab ban in French universities

France could be set to go a step further in its ban on the wearing of religious symbols in state schools. A new report has recommended banning the Islamic headscarf and other religious symbols in the country’s universities, a French … Continued

7th Aug 2013

Germany: Right wing terrorist trial adjourns for summer with many unanswered questions

The trial of four suspects, accused of aiding a neo-Nazi terrorist cell, has adjourned for a month-long summer break after being in session for 32 days. So far, the accused have largely refused to answer questions. Judge Manfred Götzl on … Continued

4th Aug 2013

German prosecutors looking into US, UK snooping allegations

Revelations about the surveillance activities of US and British intelligence agencies in Germany could be about to spark a federal investigation. Prosecutors aren’t yet sure whether there is enough evidence for a case. The Federal Prosecutor’s Office has issued an … Continued

3rd Aug 2013

Germany cancels Cold War-era surveillance pact in wake of spying revelations

Germany has cancelled a Cold War-era surveillance pact with the US and Britain. The largely symbolic move comes as Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government faces mounting criticism for its complicity in spying programs. “The cancellation of the administrative agreements, which we … Continued

2nd Aug 2013

Germany: Kohl wanted to reduce Germany’s Turkish population by one half

Former Chancellor Helmut Kohl sought to deport half of Germany’s Turkish population in four years. The revelation comes from declassified British documents. In an October 1982 meeting in Bonn, Chancellor Kohl told British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher that Germany would … Continued

2nd Aug 2013

Italy: Berlusconi tax fraud conviction upheld

Italy’s highest court has upheld a tax fraud conviction against former PM Silvio Berlusconi, and ordered a review of a ban on him serving in public office. The court confirmed a four-year jail sentence by a lower court. Thursday’s decision … Continued

31st Jul 2013

Spain: Court says Spain train driver on phone at time of crash

The driver of the train that derailed in Spain killing 79 people was talking on the phone at the time of the accident, according to black box data. The train was also traveling at 95 mph (153 kph) when it … Continued

30th Jul 2013

Greece: IMF approves next tranche of bailout funds for Greece

The IMF has announced that it plans to release the next installment of bailout funds to Greece. Athens passed its latest review, but the IMF warned it must do more to implement reforms in light of looming shortfalls. The International … Continued

Italy: Coach crash kills 38 in southern Italy
29th Jul 2013

Italy: Coach crash kills 38 in southern Italy

[A tourist bus crashed through a highway guardrail in southern Italy near the city of Avellino in Campania region. (Source:chinanews.com)] ROME, (Xinhua): A tourist bus crashed through a highway guardrail in southern Italy Sunday night, killing 38 people and putting at … Continued

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