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Canada: Merkel: Ukraine conflict ‘cannot be solved militarily’
10th Feb 2015

Canada: Merkel: Ukraine conflict ‘cannot be solved militarily’

  [Photo: Merkel in Ottawa to brief Harper on Ukraine talks]   Chancellor Angela Merkel has again appealed for a diplomatic solution to the Ukraine conflict on a visit to Ottawa. Prime Minister Harper said he would welcome such a … Continued

Sweden: Stockholm imam receives death threats
9th Feb 2015

Sweden: Stockholm imam receives death threats

  [Stockholm Mosque. Photo: Gabbe/Wikimedia]   The imam at the main Stockholm mosque has received death threats and a white powder was sent to the religious centre on Friday, according to the head of the Islamic Association of Sweden. “The … Continued

Russia, West face a deep divide
8th Feb 2015

Russia, West face a deep divide

  [Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov]   On this cold winter morning in Munich, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (above) sat alone on the podium, welcomed by scant applause. Only former German diplomat Wolfgang Ischinger, head of the Munich Security … Continued

Germany: Troops fathered 400,000 children in post-war Germany
6th Feb 2015

Germany: Troops fathered 400,000 children in post-war Germany

  German historians say in a new book that at least 400,000 children were fathered by troops of the four allied powers that occupied Germany after World War Two. They resulted from widespread rapes as well as love affairs.   … Continued

France: Soldiers attacked outside Jewish community center
4th Feb 2015

France: Soldiers attacked outside Jewish community center

  A knife-wielding assailant attacked three French soldiers taking part in an anti-terror patrol outside a Jewish community center in Nice. The attack comes amid a sharp increase in anti-Semitic attacks in France. Three French soldiers were attacked by a … Continued

Germany: Merkel rejects debt relief for Greece
31st Jan 2015

Germany: Merkel rejects debt relief for Greece

  German Chancellor Angela Merkel has rejected any idea of offering more debt relief to Greece. Her comments come amid growing tensions between the new Greek government and its international creditors. Merkel told the German daily Hamburger Abendblatt’s Saturday edition … Continued

EU foreign ministers to extend Russia sanctions over Ukraine
30th Jan 2015

EU foreign ministers to extend Russia sanctions over Ukraine

  European Union foreign ministers meeting in Brussels have agreed to impose new sanctions over Russia’s alleged involvement in the Ukraine conflict. This will see an already existing “blacklist” of individuals expanded. The European Union’s foreign policy coordinator, Federica Mogherini, … Continued

Greece: Reactions to Syriza win in elections
26th Jan 2015

Greece: Reactions to Syriza win in elections

  Reactions in Europe to the victory of anti-austerity party Syriza have suggested that Greece is on a “collision course” with the rest of the bloc. Eurozone finance ministers are to meet shortly. Syriza party leader Alexis Tsipras promised to … Continued

Ukraine: 10 killed in shelling attack
24th Jan 2015

Ukraine: 10 killed in shelling attack

  [File photo]   At least 10 people have died after heavy rockets fell on residential areas in the Ukrainian city Mariupol. The bombings come in the wake of a rejection by Russian backed rebels to participate in peace talks. … Continued

EU: Stock markets rally, euro hits lowest level against dollar in 11 years
23rd Jan 2015

EU: Stock markets rally, euro hits lowest level against dollar in 11 years

  The value of the euro has dropped to its lowest level against the US dollar since 2003. The sudden slump followed the ECB’s announcement of a massive bond-buying program which it hopes will boost inflation. The euro dropped to … Continued

Ukraine: 10 killed, dozens wounded in fresh clashes in E Ukraine
22nd Jan 2015

Ukraine: 10 killed, dozens wounded in fresh clashes in E Ukraine

  KIEV, (Xinhua): A total of 10 people were confirmed dead and dozens wounded over the past day in running battles between Ukrainian troops and independence-seeking forces in Ukraine’s restive east, reports showed Wednesday. Heavy artillery fire rocked a small … Continued

Europe: Torture rampant across Europe
22nd Jan 2015

Europe: Torture rampant across Europe

  A day after Amnesty International published a report on Europe’s collusion with the CIA’s torture program, the Council of Europe published its own shocking survey of abuse in detention centers across the continent. Guards in several European countries carried … Continued

EU to intensify counter-terrorism coordination with Arab states
21st Jan 2015

EU to intensify counter-terrorism coordination with Arab states

    The European Union said Monday it will launch “anti-terror” projects with Muslim-majority nations and boost intelligence sharing following recent attacks in Paris. Foreign ministers agreed on the need to work with Arab nations and Turkey in particular to … Continued

Two killed in Islamophobic attacks in Europe
18th Jan 2015

Two killed in Islamophobic attacks in Europe

    A French Muslim man was stabbed to death in his own home in southern France in what a Muslim group called a “horrible Islamophobic” attack the week after France was rocked by the Charlie Hebdo killings. The attack … Continued

Belgium: Terror alert level raised in Belgium in light of ‘foiled attack’
16th Jan 2015

Belgium: Terror alert level raised in Belgium in light of ‘foiled attack’

  Belgian authorities have raised the terror alert level after two suspects were killed and a third arrested in one of several counter-terrorism operations. Officials said they had foiled an imminent terrorist plot. Belgian police shot dead two suspects in … Continued

Sweden: Swedish Muslims react to new Charlie Hebdo
15th Jan 2015

Sweden: Swedish Muslims react to new Charlie Hebdo

  [Stockholm-based Muslim Selma says is saddened by the Charlie Hebdo cover. Photo: The Local]     With three million copies of Charlie Hebdo’s latest issue sold out by Wednesday afternoon and two million more scheduled to be printed, The … Continued

Germany: Muslim leaders rally for tolerance with Merkel
14th Jan 2015

Germany: Muslim leaders rally for tolerance with Merkel

  Members of the government and Muslim groups were among the many gathered at the Brandenburg Gate to promote interfaith understanding on Tuesday. “We are all Germany,” President Joachim Gauck declared in his speech. A solemn demonstration was held in … Continued

France: Paris unity march ‘unprecedented in French history’
12th Jan 2015

France: Paris unity march ‘unprecedented in French history’

    Marchers in Paris have staged a mammoth rally that was unique in French history, according to the country’s Interior Ministry. Up to 3 million people nationwide joined the “march for unity” after the Paris attacks. The French Interior … Continued

Germany: Dresden marchers to conquer xenophobia
11th Jan 2015

Germany: Dresden marchers to conquer xenophobia

  Tens of thousands of people have marched in Dresden calling for “open mindedness and humanity.” DW’s Kate Brady was there to see how the eastern German city took a stand against the anti-Islamization PEGIDA group. Families, young couples, pensioners … Continued

Germany: Arson attack on newspaper after printing Charlie Hebdo cartoons
11th Jan 2015

Germany: Arson attack on newspaper after printing Charlie Hebdo cartoons

  A German newspaper in the northern city of Hamburg that reprinted Muhammad cartoons from French paper Charlie Hebdo has been the target of an apparent arson attack. Authorities said no one was injured. Police said “rocks and then a … Continued

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