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France: Will the French give up personal liberties for better safety?
10th Jan 2015

France: Will the French give up personal liberties for better safety?

  As France comes to terms with this week’s terrorist murders, experts are predicting a new era for national security. Civil liberties could be threatened as intelligence services more closely scrutinize extremist groups. How could a pair of brothers with … Continued

France deploys 88,000 troops for Charlie Hebdo manhunt
9th Jan 2015

France deploys 88,000 troops for Charlie Hebdo manhunt

  Two brothers allegedly responsible for the Charlie Hebdo killings which left 12 dead in Paris remain at large. Tens of thousands of security officers have joined a manhunt for Cherif and Said Kouachi. France deployed tens of thousands of … Continued

France: Hollande declares day of mourning after Charlie Hebdo terror attack
8th Jan 2015

France: Hollande declares day of mourning after Charlie Hebdo terror attack

    [Photo: An injured person is evacuated outside the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo’s office, in Paris]   French President Francois Hollande has announced that the country will hold a day of mourning on Thursday. The decision comes after … Continued

France: One suspect surrenders in French terror hunt
8th Jan 2015

France: One suspect surrenders in French terror hunt

    Three suspects have been named, and one has turned himself in to police over the attack on humor magazine Charlie Hebdo. A police operation is underway in the northeastern city of Reims to apprehend the gunmen. One suspect … Continued

Germany: Thousands of Germans in anti Islam protest
6th Jan 2015

Germany: Thousands of Germans in anti Islam protest

  [10,000 anti Islam protest in Dresden on Monday Jan 5]   Anti-Islamist ‘Pegida’ supporters have had to cancel their appearance in Cologne, where thousands of demonstrators showed solidarity with migrants. However, thousands of anti-Islamists showed up in the city … Continued

Euro plummets to nine-year low
5th Jan 2015

Euro plummets to nine-year low

  The euro has lost further ground against the greenback, reaching levels not seen since 2006. Analysts contributed the continuing freefall to the uncertain situation in Greece and ECB comments on monetary policy.   The 19-member euro area’s single currency … Continued

Germany warns against tougher sanctions on Russia
4th Jan 2015

Germany warns against tougher sanctions on Russia

  Germany’s deputy chancellor, Sigmar Gabriel, has warned against destabilizing Russia through too severe sanctions over the Ukraine crisis. He said an unstable Russia would pose a danger to all of Europe. Gabriel told the Bild am Sonntag newspaper that … Continued

Sweden rallies after trio of mosque fire attacks
3rd Jan 2015

Sweden rallies after trio of mosque fire attacks

Thousands of people turned up to anti-racism rallies in Sweden’s major cities on Friday afternoon following three arson attacks on mosques. The crowds in Stockholm waved placards and listened to speeches from leading figures within the city’s Muslim community as … Continued

Germany: Dev Minister Müller calls for debate on anti-Islam movt
2nd Jan 2015

Germany: Dev Minister Müller calls for debate on anti-Islam movt

mg/cmk (AFP, dpa): German Development Minister Gerd Müller has called for a fair discussion on the protests by anti-Islam movement PEGIDA. Müller said that Germany needed to address the fears of thousands of its citizens. Development Minister Gerd Müller said … Continued

Austria: Pig’s head hung on Mosque door in Vienna
30th Dec 2014

Austria: Pig’s head hung on Mosque door in Vienna

[Photo of pig’s head attached to mosque in Vienna. Photo: HaberJournal.at] The Local : In a barbaric affront to Muslim sensibilities, part of a pig’s head and some pork tripe was attached to the door of a Mosque in Vienna’s … Continued

Sweden: Imam says Islamophobia to blame for mosque fire
30th Dec 2014

Sweden: Imam says Islamophobia to blame for mosque fire

[Photo: Fire fighters putting down fire at Mosque in Eslov, Sweden, Photo: TT] The Local/TT/AFP: Police suspect a mosque in southern Sweden was deliberately torched on Monday, with a local imam blaming rising Islamophobia in the region. Emergency services were … Continued

Italy:Two dead in merchant vessel collision
29th Dec 2014

Italy:Two dead in merchant vessel collision

        MILAN,  (Xinhua): Two people were killed and four missing after two merchant ships collided while maneuvering in the Italian northern port of Ravenna on Sunday. “Two victims have been ascertained so far. Five people have been hospitalized in … Continued

EU shifting its strategy on Syria, Iraq and fighting ISIS
28th Dec 2014

EU shifting its strategy on Syria, Iraq and fighting ISIS

  [Photo: Civil defense members inspect debris of a building collapsed after Syrian air forces’ ‘vacuum bomb’ attack, killed six people, three of them children, and wounded 40 others, in Ain Tarma town of Damascus, Syria on December 26, 2014. Anadolu … Continued

Italian navy rescues hundreds of migrants during Christmas
27th Dec 2014

Italian navy rescues hundreds of migrants during Christmas

    The Italian navy rescued some 1,300 migrants in several operations late on Christmas Day, among them a Nigerian woman who gave birth on board one of the rescue vessels, local media said Friday, a day after hundreds of … Continued

Germany: Record numbers attend German anti-Islamization rally
23rd Dec 2014

Germany: Record numbers attend German anti-Islamization rally

More than 17,000 protesters rallied Monday in Dresden against the “Islamization of the Occident,” the tenth such demonstration in as many weeks. The far-right movement is becoming a problem for politicians. German society and the political establishment have for weeks … Continued

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


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