Europe

Paris police chief sacked after Champs-Elysees rioting

by Marc Preel and Joseph Schmid PARIS, France (AFP) — The French government sacked the top police official in Paris on Monday following another weekend of rioting in the capital during “yellow vest” protests which have put President Emmanuel Macron …

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Turkey probing Utrecht attack: Erdogan

ISTANBUL, Turkey (AFP) — Turkish intelligence services are investigating the gun attack in the Netherlands to determine whether it was a terror attack or a possible family dispute, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday. Dutch police arrested a Turkish-born suspect …

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Dutch police arrest tram attack suspect after huge manhunt

by Jan HENNOP with Danny KEMP in The Hague UTRECHT, Netherlands (AFP) — Dutch police on Monday arrested a Turkish-born suspect over a possible terror attack on a tram in the city of Utrecht that left three people dead and …

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New Zealand mosque attack suspect visited Greece: ministry

ATHENS, Greece (AFP) — Greek officials said Sunday that the man suspected of carrying out the deadly shooting spree in two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, visited Greece briefly in 2016. The news came after neighbouring Bulgaria and Turkey each …

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British MPs vote to ask for Brexit delay

by Dmitry ZAKS and Alice RITCHIE LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Britain’s parliament on Thursday voted to ask the European Union to delay Brexit until at least June and head off a potentially calamitous end to their 46-year partnership in …

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Finnish government resigns over failed reforms

  HELSINKI, Finland (AFP) — Finnish Prime Minister Juha Sipila tendered his centre-right government’s resignation on Friday after it failed to push a through a social and health care reform package, the president’s office announced. “Prime Minister Juha Sipila has …

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Huelga general, manifestaciones convocadas para el Día de la Mujer en España

Egie Asis Eagle News Service MADRID, España–Para celebrar el Día Internacional de la Mujer, el viernes 8 de marzo, se convocaron en toda España  manifestaciones  que se verán atendidas, según las organizadoras, por al menos miles de personas en más de …

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UK royal family warns trolls following online abuse

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Britain’s royal family on Monday warned trolls on its social media accounts that they will be banned under new guidelines issued following abuse of Kate and Meghan — the Duchesses of Cambridge and Sussex. Buckingham …

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Radicalized in jail, troubled French teen who became a jihadist killer

by Matthieu DEMEESTERE BRUSSELS, Belgium (AFP) — Mehdi Nemmouche has been convicted of carrying out Europe’s first terror attack by an Islamist fighter returning from the war in Syria. But his journey from a French foster home to a Brussels …

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Three ‘explosive devices’ found in London

  LONDON (AFP) — British counter terrorism officers are investigating three “small improvised explosive devices” believed capable of starting small fires that were found in separate locations in London on Tuesday. The suspicious packages containing padded envelopes were found at …

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Sex abuse survivors of Catholic priests describe horrors to world’s bishops

  By Agence France Presse VATICAN CITY (AFP) — Survivors of clerical paedophilia related their traumatic experiences to the world’s top bishops on Thursday at a landmark summit at the Vatican on the protection of minors. Here are some extracts …

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Three MPs abandon May over Brexit as UK political sands shift

by Joe JACKSON Agence France Presse LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Three MPs quit Britain’s governing Conservative Party on Wednesday in protest at its “disastrous” hard line on Brexit, joining a rebellion in parliament that is redrawing the country’s political …

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