'You Damned Murderers': Protest Car Crashes Into Gates of Angela Merkel's Office, Little Damage Reported
A car crashed into the front gate of German Chancellor Merkel's offices on Wednesday morning, but appeared to have caused little damage.
A car crashed into the front gate of German Chancellor Merkel's offices on Wednesday morning, but appeared to have caused little damage.
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Sunday that Turkey sees itself as a part of Europe, but he called on the European Union to "keep your promises" on issues such as the country's membership bid and refugees.
BERLIN (AP) -- German prosecutors said Friday there is evidence of "cannibalism" in the killing of a 44-year-old man whose remains were found on the northern edge of Berlin earlier this month.
(AP) -- Amazon's director in France floated the possibility Friday of postponing its Black Friday discount shopping promotion by a week amid broad concerns that French shops shuttered by the nation's coronavirus lockdown are haemorrhaging business and could be hurt further if they miss out on the consumer splurge.
LONDON (AP) -- British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has given his backing to what is being touted as the biggest investment program in the country's armed forces since the end of the Cold War three decades ago.
PARIS (AP) -- An American who had been scheduled to appear as a star witness at the trial in Paris of an Islamic State operative was hospitalized Thursday in the French capital, casting doubt on whether he would still be able to testify about his role in the dramatic capture of the gunman that averted a possible mass slaughter aboard a high-speed train.
BERLIN (AP) – German police fired water cannons Wednesday at demonstrators protesting coronavirus restrictions in Berlin’s government district, after crowds ignored calls to wear masks and keep their distance from one another in line with pandemic regulations.
BERLIN (AP) — Prince Charles is attending ceremonies on Germany’s traditional day of remembrance Sunday, seen as part of Britain’s diplomatic outreach to Europe’s biggest economy days before a deadline to strike a post-Brexit deal with the European Union.
MOSCOW (AP) -- The president of Azerbaijan is promising that Christian churches will be protected when the strongly Muslim country takes possession of areas formerly controlled by Armenians.
(AFP) -- A swathe of new restrictions to curtail a second wave of coronavirus infections were announced or came into force from Austria to Greece, Italy to Portugal on Saturday as the global death toll climbed above 1.3 million.
KALBAJAR, Azerbaijan (AP) -- In a bitter farewell to his home of 21 years, Garo Dadevusyan wrenched off its metal roof and prepared to set the stone house on fire.
PRAGUE (AP) -- A new circus company in the Czech capital that was eager to perform is doing five-minute shows on a stage behind a window.
PARIS (AP) -- In silence and mourning, France marked five years since 130 people were killed by Islamic State extremists who targeted the Bataclan concert hall, Paris cafes and the national stadium in a series of coordinated attacks.
LONDON (AP) -- The British serial killer known as the "Yorkshire Ripper," a man who instilled terror and fear across northern England in the 1970s, died Friday at a hospital there.
To ensure the merriment of millions of children, the government of Belgium is offering a special exemption from strict coronavirus measures.
The Saudi Arabian embassy in The Hague was sprayed with gunfire early Thursday, leaving bullet holes across the facade and windows.
Portugal has entered a state of emergency, with curfews imposed in the areas worst hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.
(AFP) -- French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin held talks Friday in Tunisia on how to tackle Islamist radicalisation, after a deadly attack in Nice last month allegedly carried out by a Tunisian jihadist.
LYON, France (AP) — A Paris criminal court sentenced a 29-year-old Algerian man Thursday to life in prison for killing a woman and trying to bomb a church near the French capital in a failed 2015 attack that investigators said was plotted by Islamic State group extremists in Syria.
(AFP) -- Swathes of Italy return to coronavirus lockdown Friday as the resurgent pandemic continued its march through Europe and reached record levels in the United States.
BERLIN (AP) -- German police have raided the homes and businesses of four men linked to the Islamic State sympathizer who carried out a deadly attack in Vienna this week.
ROME — Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte has signed off on new pandemic rules that include a nationwide overnight curfew and tighter restrictions on the country’s regions where infections are surging and hospitals risk running out of beds for COVID-19 patients.
French schools reopened Monday for the first time since the beheading of a teacher who showed students caricatures of the prophet of Islam.
A four-week partial shutdown has started in Germany, with restaurants, bars, theaters, cinemas and other leisure facilities closing down until the end of the month in a drive to flatten a rapid rise in coronavirus infections.
SFAX, Tunisia (AP) -- A third suspect is in French custody Saturday in connection with an Islamic extremist knife attack that killed three people in a Nice church, as the distraught family of the suspected Tunisian assailant asked to see video footage of what happened.
VIENNA (AP) -- Austria will impose a partial shutdown Tuesday that closes restaurants, bars and recreation facilities.
LYON, France (AP) - French police interrogated one suspect and searched for others Sunday after a Greek Orthodox priest was shot and critically wounded while closing the door to his church in the French city of Lyon.
PRAGUE — Coronavirus infections in the Czech Republic have hit a record high, soaring to over 15,000 in one day for the first time.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s President Andrzej Duda has tested positive for coronavirus, his spokesman said on Saturday.
PARIS (AP) -- Demonstrations around France have been called in support of freedom of speech and to pay tribute to a French history teacher who was beheaded near Paris after discussing caricatures of Islam's Prophet Muhammad with his class.
ROME (AP) -- Americans may love Naples for its most famous export, pizza. But the governor of Italy's southern region had choice words for the exported American holiday of Halloween as Naples buckles under surging coronavirus infections.
LONDON (AP) -- Authorities in Scotland have approved plans by President Donald Trump's family business to build a second golf course in Aberdeenshire, despite campaigning from environmental activists.
BERLIN (AP) -- Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Germans to come together like they did in the spring to slow the spread of the coronavirus as the country posted another daily record of new cases Saturday.
ROME (AP) -- Italy's northern Lombardy region, where the European coronavirus outbreak began in late February, has taken new measures to contain rebounding infections, limiting bar service and alcohol sales, banning contact sports and closing bingo parlours.
PARIS (AP) -- Dozens of people attacked a police station outside Paris early Sunday with blasts of fireworks and damaged several police cars, officials said. No-one was injured.
LONDON (AP) -- Millions of people in northern England are anxiously waiting to hear how much further virus restrictions will be tightened as one of the British government's leading medical advisers warned Sunday that the country is at a crucial juncture in the second wave of the coronavirus.
PRAGUE (AP) -- Opposition parties in the Czech Republic have cemented their dominant position in Parliament's upper house after winning big in an election for a third of the seats in the Senate, as the ruling centre-left coalition government suffered a setback.
LONDON (AP) -- Mayors representing big cities in northern England have slammed the British government's latest wage support package for employees in businesses that may be ordered to close as part of efforts to suppress local coronavirus outbreaks.
PRAGUE (AP) -- The Czech Republic and neighbouring Slovakia have registered big jumps in new coronavirus infections, setting a new record for the fourth straight day.
LONDON (AP) -- Queen Elizabeth II has used her delayed birthday honours list to celebrate the selfless work of people -- some more famous than others -- in the battle against the coronavirus pandemic.
MOSCOW (AP) -- With Russia's mediation, Armenia and Azerbaijan agreed to a ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh starting at noon Saturday following two weeks of heavy fighting that marked the worst outbreak of hostilities in the separatist region in more than a quarter-century.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has voted in the nation's general election, a week before polls officially close.
A car involved in suspected migrant trafficking has crashed in northern Greece leaving the driver dead and all nine passengers injured, police said Friday.
Spain´s government declared a state of emergency in Madrid on Friday, wresting control from local authorities.
BEIRUT (AP) -- For the past two weeks, Raffi Ghazarian has been glued to the TV at home and at work watching news about the fighting between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces.
LONDON — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has defended his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, but warned that the country faces a “bumpy” winter ahead.
MADRID (AP) — Madrid awoke Saturday to its first day under a partial lockdown, with police controlling travel in and out of the Spanish capital that has become Europe’s biggest hot spot for the second wave of the coronavirus.
BERLIN (AP) — Germany is marking the 30th anniversary of its reunification on Saturday, drawing a generally positive picture of the progress made in knitting together east and west amid celebrations that are low-key because of the coronavirus pandemic.
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union and Britain said Friday that wide gaps remained in their fraught talks on a rudimentary trade agreement following the Brexit divorce and called for intensified negotiations before a deadline in a couple of weeks.
PARIS (AP) — President Emmanuel Macron, trying to rid France of what authorities call a “parallel society” of radical Muslims thriving outside the values of the nation, laid out a series of measures on Friday in a proposed law that would disrupt the education, finances and other means of indoctrination of the vulnerable.
Prince Harry has spoken about his "awakening" to race issues as he and his wife, Meghan, launched an anti-racism campaign.
LONDON (AP) – The British economy did not contract as much as originally thought during the second quarter of the year when coronavirus lockdown measures were at their most intense – though the slump remained the worst on record.
A Pakistani man accused in a double stabbing outside the former Paris offices of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo has been handed preliminary terrorism charges.
(AFP) — French police on Tuesday arrested 29 people in a sting operation targeting a network of terror financing for jihadists in Syria, prosecutors said. The network, active since 2019, mostly operated via the purchase of crypto-currency coupons whose references
PARIS (AFP) --French investigators were Sunday studying a video claiming responsibility for the meat cleaver attack in Paris that targeted satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo as the government condemned an act of "Islamist terrorism".
LONDON (AP) — As authorities sought to contain COVID-19 outbreaks at British universities Sunday, some students complained they were being “imprisoned” in their dormitories and politicians debated whether young people should be allowed to go home for Christmas.
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Greek police said Sunday they have arrested three men of Pakistani origin for keeping seven people, including an Afghan family of four, whom they had helped cross into Greece, hostage and demanding money to release them.
LONDON (AP) — Thousands gathered Saturday at London’s Trafalgar Square to protest lockdowns and social distancing rules imposed to slow the spread of COVID-19.
PARIS (AP) — A young man stabbed two people Friday outside the former Paris offices of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, where 12 people were killed in 2015, and a terrorism investigation has been opened into the new attack, authorities said.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) - Norway's 83-year-old King Harald V was admitted to the main hospital in Oslo on Friday, the Norwegian palace said, without giving any further information about his condition.
ROME (AP) -- Italians in seven regions headed to the polls Sunday for two days of voting shaped by the COVID-19 pandemic.
LONDON (AP) -- Police in London have clashed with protesters at a rally organized by opponents of restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of coronavirus.
TORONTO (AP) - The new leader of Canada's main opposition party has tested positive for the coronavirus.
LONDON (AP) - A bodyguard who was travelling with Britain's foreign secretary has been suspended from duties after he reportedly left a loaded gun on a plane.
Dignitaries were gathering in Plymouth, England, on Wednesday to mark the 400th anniversary of the departure of the Mayflower.
LONDON (AP) -- Two former British prime ministers who played crucial roles in bringing peace to Northern Ireland joined forces Sunday to urge lawmakers to reject government plans to override the Brexit deal with the European Union, arguing that it imperils that peace and damages the U.K.
ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is preparing to outline Saturday the details of a program to boost Greece's defence capabilities, amid heightened tensions with neighbouring Turkey over rights to resources in the eastern Mediterranean.
AFP —China’s embassy in London has angrily demanded that Twitter investigate what it says was a hack on its ambassador’s official account, which “liked” a pornographic video.
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece will bolster its military with new arms, more personnel and by developing the country’s defence industry, the government said Monday, as a tense standoff with neighbouring Turkey has led to concerns of open conflict between the two NATO allies.
PARIS (AP) — French investigators have made numerous arrests since a macabre series of attacks left scores of horses mutilated or killed this year and have opened more than 150 investigations into such cases, the interior minister said Monday.
NICOSIA, CYPRUS (AP) — Cypriot authorities have expressed alarm over the arrival of four boats carrying Syrian and Lebanese migrants in waters off the east Mediterranean island nation's coastline within a 48-hour span.
LONDON (AP) - British police arrested a 27-year-old man in the early hours of Monday morning on suspicion of murder and seven counts of attempted murder following a string of stabbings in a busy nightlife district in the central England city of Birmingham over the weekend.
(AFP) -- Australian officials on Sunday extended a strict virus lockdown of the country's second-biggest city by two weeks, saying new cases had not dropped enough to prevent another spike.
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday warned Greece to enter talks over disputed eastern Mediterranean territorial claims or face the consequences.
LONDON (AP) -- Environmental activists have blockaded two British printing plants, disrupting the distribution of several national newspapers on Saturday.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- After nearly two months of being sedated and connected to IV lines in a hospital's intensive care unit, Francisco Espana took a moment to fill his ailing lungs with fresh air at a Barcelona beachfront.
25 people taking part in an illegal rave in a bunker in the Norwegian capital were poisoned by carbon monoxide.
(AFP) -- Australia's parliament is set to probe alleged foreign interference at public universities, a government minister said Monday, as concerns grow about Chinese influence.
Stockholm (AP) -- Far-right activists burned a Qur'an in the southern Swedish city of Malmo, sparking riots and unrest after more than 300 people gathered to protest, police said Saturday.
PARIS (AP) -- Armed with knives, some knowledge of their prey and a large dose of cruelty, attackers are going after horses and ponies in pastures across France in what may be ritual mutilations.
BERLIN (AP) – The organizers of the Berlin International Film Festival say they will stop awarding separate acting prizes to women and men beginning next year. Berlinale organizers said Monday the performance awards will be defined in a gender-neutral way
PARIS (AP) – Paris police arrested 148 people as Paris Saint-Germain soccer fans clashed with officers and smashed cars and store windows after the club lost the Champions League final in Lisbon.
Denmark's govt says that the head of the country's foreign intelligence service has been "relieved of duty for the time being".
LONDON (AP) -- The EU's trade commissioner is coming under intense pressure to step down after attending a golf event despite a ban on public gatherings during the pandemic.
BERLIN (AP) -- Traffic was backed up for as much as 12 hours on Austria's southern border after new coronavirus safety measures were imposed on all travellers entering the country, authorities said Sunday.
PRAGUE (AP) -- The Czech Republic has recorded its biggest single-day jump in coronavirus cases.
LONDON (AP) -- The European economy's rebound from the coronavirus recession slowed in August, as a pick up in new confirmed cases appeared to hobble the reopening of some businesses and travel from their near-complete shutdown in the spring.
LONDON (AP) -- Britain's government debt has breached the 2 trillion-pound ($2.6 trillion) mark for the first time after heavy borrowing to support the economy during the coronavirus pandemic.
BERLIN (AP) – German authorities arrested a Syrian national Tuesday on suspicion he was a member of two militant groups that fought against the government of President Bashar Assad during the early stages of the conflict in Syria.
One of Germany’s best-known food companies said it will rename a popular spicy dressing because of the racist connotations of its name.
Top EU officials are holding talks in Tunisia to try to stem the growing numbers crossing from the North African country to Europe.
Norway's intelligence agency said Monday that a citizen has been arrested for handing over information to a foreign country.
SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Police in North Macedonia said Sunday they have found 80 migrants during a routine check in the central part of the country and arrested a truck driver for suspected migrant smuggling.
ROME (AP) — The number of migrants reaching Italy by sea shot up from the previous 12-month period, but in contrast to recent years, the majority of the arrivals didn’t need rescue and made it to shore by themselves.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Rioters on rooftops and streets threw stones, eggs and fireworks at police overnight during a second night of unrest in a low-income neighbourhood of The Hague, Dutch police said Friday.
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is paying tribute to veterans of the multinational World War II campaign against Japan, which formally ended 75 years ago some three months after Nazi Germany had been vanquished in Europe.
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The European Union’s foreign policy chief expressed “full solidarity” with Greece and Cyprus and urged an “immediate de-escalation” by Turkey after EU foreign ministers held urgent talks Friday on high military tensions over offshore drilling rights in the eastern Mediterranean.
PARIS (AP) - Prime Minister Jean Castex paid homage on Friday to six French aid workers killed last week in Niger, saying they were likely victims of the same kind of hate behind the 2015 terror attack on a French music hall.
PARIS (AP) -- The head of France's national health service says Paris and Marseilles have been declared at-risk zones for the coronavirus as authorities observe a sharp increase in infections.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - Rioters on rooftops and streets threw stones, eggs and fireworks at police overnight during a second night of unrest in a low-income neighbourhood of The Hague, Dutch police said Friday.