MADRID (AP) — The European Union’s law enforcement agency says police have smashed a Nigerian organized crime ring in one of the largest European operations against human trafficking.
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FREIBURG (GERMANY) (AFP)–An asylum seeker claiming to be from Afghanistan was Thursday sentenced to life in jail in Germany for the rape and murder of a student that stoked a public backlash against a mass influx of migrants.
From the Financial Times: Facebook is hardly the first company to harvest customer data and resell it. Neither does this practice always have a nefarious odour. Many of us still have a little card hanging from our key chains.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — It’s a nightmare scenario for any Dutch tulip or tomato grower: A truck laden with fresh produce trapped in a traffic jam at Rotterdam or Hook of Holland waiting for customs clearance.
BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday reassured Ireland that it can rely on Germany in Brexit talks as the European Union and Britain struggle to find a way to maintain an open Irish border after the U.K.
BERLIN (AP) — Austria’s Constitutional Court says it will consider whether a third gender should be an option for official records, taking up the case of a person who unsuccessfully sought to have their entry changed to “inter” or a similar word.
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — A court in northern Greece has convicted a Syrian refugee of having been a fighter with the Islamic State group in Syria, and sentenced him to eight years’ imprisonment.
TIRANA, Albania (AP) -- Albania police have arrested 39 people in a crackdown on crime rings illegally sending about 1,000 Albanians to Britain, the United States and Canada.
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia on Saturday announced it is expelling 23 British diplomats and threatened further measures in retaliation in a growing diplomatic dispute over a nerve agent attack on a former spy in Britain.
LONDON (AP) — A teenage Iraqi asylum-seeker who told police he had been trained by the Islamic State group was convicted of attempted murder on Friday for planting a home-made bomb on a London subway train.
BERLIN (AP) — Police say a man from Afghanistan who tried to reach German Chancellor Angela Merkel as she exited Parliament has been committed to a psychiatric clinic.
BERLIN (AP) — A German federal court has rejected a customer’s demand for her bank to include the feminine form of words such as “account holder” on official forms.
Winston Churchill was “one of the great mass murderers of the 20th century”, so claims the Washington Post which has elected to publish a piece by outspoken Indian politicianShashi Tharoor, a long-serving and enthusiastic critic of Britain.
PARIS (AP) — Former White House strategist Steve Bannon re-energised France’s Front National on Saturday by speaking at a party congress and telling Marine Le Pen’s nationalist supporters: “History is on our side.
BERLIN (AP) — Prosecutors are demanding a life sentence for an Afghan migrant on trial in Germany for the rape and killing of a 19-year-old medical student in October 2016.
PARIS (AP) — The sole surviving suspect from the November 2015 Paris extremist attacks has agreed for the first time to answer questions about others accused of involvement.
Citizen journalist and former leader of the English Defence League Tommy Robinson has released a video of himself defending his camera crew against an attempted attack by a migrant in Italy.
PRAGUE (AP) — Milos Zeman, a leading pro-Russian voice in EU politics, has been sworn in for his second term as Czech president.
LONDON (AP) – Britain’s Home Secretary says the investigation into the nerve agent attack on a Russian ex-spy and his daughter is focusing on three sites – his home, a pub and a restaurant.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) – Polish prosecutors say they have indicted a Moroccan man for alleged participation in the Islamic State group, the first such case in Poland.
Saudi Arabia’s young Crown PrinceMohammed bin Salman is touring key capitals this week as part of a charm offensive as his own father the Sultan ages and prepares for a transition of power, reportsThe Guardian.
BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday welcomed the Social Democrats’ vote in favor of a new ruling coalition and said “it’s important that as government we start quickly with our work.
BRUSSELS (AFP)-Eight people were arrested in Brussels after counter-terror raids as part of an investigation into an alleged attack plot, a source close to the probe said.
Italy Latest: Topless Femen Protester Ambushes Berlusconi, Ballot Problems Raise Prospect of Legal Challenges
ROME (AP) -- A topless Femen activist has disrupted polling in Italy’s national election while ex-Premier Silvio Berlusconi was casting his ballot.
LONDON (AP) - A 17-year-old Welsh teen has been sentenced to at least 11 years in prison after being convicted of plotting an Islamic State-inspired attack on various targets including a Justin Bieber concert.
BERLIN (AP) — Two Syrians have gone on trial in Berlin on allegations they fought with Islamic extremist organizations in their home country.
BRUSSELS — European Union and Arab League countries insist that Jerusalem must be the joint capital of Israel and a future Palestinian state, as the U.S. prepares to move its embassy there in a step angering the Arab world.
LONDON (AP) — Five people have died of injuries from an explosion that caused the collapse of a building in the central England city of Leicester, police said Monday.
BERLIN (AP) — A party congress of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives is likely to sign off on a coalition deal for a new government reached this month with the centre-left Social Democrats.
(BBC) -- The UK's annual television licence fee is to rise to £150.50 from £147, the government has announced.
ROME (AP) — Anti-fascist demonstrators have clashed with police in the northern Italian city of Turin as another night of violence has erupted in the waning days of Italy’s divisive election campaign.
LONDON (AP) - Oxfam's leadership apologised Tuesday for downplaying the significance of a sexual misconduct scandal in Haiti and sought to stem the tide of cancelled donations.
LONDON (AP) - Oxfam's report on sexual misconduct allegations in Haiti shows that three staff members intimidated and physically threatened witnesses as the charity investigated the original claims.
MOSCOW (AP) - The Islamic State group on Monday claimed responsibility for a deadly attack on churchgoers in Russia's predominantly Muslim Dagestan region.
Scandal-hit British charity Oxfam was reeling Tuesday after fresh claims of sexual assault and rape, this time between aid workers in South Sudan. Helen Evans, former global head of safeguarding, also warned of assaults on children volunteering in Oxfam’s hundreds of high-street charity shops in Britain.
LONDON (AP) – Oxfam’s deputy chief executive resigned Monday, saying she took “full responsibility” for failing to act immediately in the sexual misconduct scandal involving the charity’s workers in Haiti following the 2010 earthquake.
LONDON (AP) – All flights in and out of London City Airport were canceled Monday after a 500-kilogram (1,100-pound) unexploded World War II-era bomb was found nearby in the River Thames.
A new film interpreting the works of British children’s author Beatrix Potter has come under fire, reportsThe Guardian, for depicting what has been called “allergy bullying” in a scene.
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The United Nations refugee agency is urging Greece’s government to provide separate housing and washing facilities for women and children at island refugee camps, citing the risk of sexual violence.
‘Sinking’ Pacific Island Touted as Prime Climate Change Victim is Actually Rising Out of the Sea: Study
AFP — The Pacific nation of Tuvalu — long seen as a prime candidate to disappear as climate change forces up sea levels — is actually growing in size, new research shows.
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron’s government is ramping up military spending, arming drones and hiring more “cyberfighters” for Europe’s biggest army — notably amid demands by NATO and U.S.
ROME (AP) — A humanitarian group says some 10,000 homeless migrants in Italy are living in makeshift settlements, occupying abandoned buildings or out in the open while their asylum bids are being processed.
MILAN (AP) - A right-wing extremist suspected in the shooting rampage that wounded six Africans in central Italy was "lucid and determined, aware of what he had done" and exhibited no remorse for his actions, an Italian law enforcement official said Sunday.
CORSICA, France (AP) - Corsica's nationalist leaders are demonstrating along with unions and students ahead of a visit next week by French President Emmanuel Macron.
BERLIN (AP) - German lawmakers are debating regulations over migrants' rights to bring close relatives to the country, a topic which has been a major issue of coalition talks between Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative Union bloc and the centre-left Social Democrats.
A Kosovan farmer has made his admiration for U.S. President Donald Trump manifest, naming one of his pet wolves Trump, in honour of his energy and leadership.
SUNDAY TIMES: Researcher Says University Shut Down Study on People Who Regretted Gender Reassignment
A researcher barred by Bath Spa University from studying people who regret having undergone gender reassignment says the university is trying to “bully” him out of taking it to court over the decision.
(MAIL ON SUNDAY) -- New Tory chairman Brandon Lewis was urged last night to investigate claims that the party's lesbian and gay rights group was infiltrated by a paedophile ring.
(POLITICO) — Czech President Miloš Zeman fought off a strong challenge from political novice Jiří Drahoš to win a second five-year term as head of state.
Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton launched into scathing tirade against Sky News’s Kay Burley this afternoon, describing her as a “munchkin in the media” and humiliating her for opining on President Trump’s threats to cancel Obama’s Iran nuclear deal.
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s top court says that asylum-seekers in the bloc shouldn’t be psychologically tested on their sexual orientation as part of the procedure to grant them protection.
LONDON (Reuters) - The number of people in work in Britain surged and one measure of wage growth rose to a near one-year high, according to data that may encourage some Bank of England policymakers to think interest rates should rise again before long.
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron says the European Union needs to reform itself this year to be able to compete with big powers like China and the United States.
One of the key critiques used bylegacy pro-European Union campaigners has been undermined today as Britain’s currency climbed back to pre-Brexit vote levels. Pound Sterling hit the $1.40 mark against the dollar today, before easing back one point.
Reuters: U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Visits New London Embassy Criticised by President Trump
U.S. Secretary of State Tillerson was in London Monday morning to visit the new embassy there, but fell short of officially opening it with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, with Ambassador Johnson remarking “we’ll do it when the time is right.
(BLOOMBERG) -- Germany’s Social Democrats backed formal coalition talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel after a divisive party convention, marking a potential breakthrough toward her fourth term and an easing of political uncertainty in Europe’s biggest economy.
(AFP) -- An Iraqi court said Sunday it had condemned to death by hanging a German woman of Moroccan origin after finding her guilty of belonging to the Islamic State jihadist group.
Sweden will do whatever it takes, including sending in the army, to end a wave of gang violence that has seen a string of deadly shootings, Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said in Wednesday
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s president has thanked President Donald Trump for fighting “fake news,” saying his own country experiences the power of fake news “first hand.
‘You’ve Got Me’: Feminist Cathy Newman Crumbles in Channel 4 Interview with ‘Controversial’ Prof. Jordan Peterson
Repeated attempts to skewer clinical psychologist Jordan Peterson fell flat in a remarkable interview with Britain’s Channel 4 news, reports theSpectator. Douglas Murray writes of the interview for theSpectator’s Coffee House blog: In the magazine this week (out tomorrow) I have written a piece about the Canadian Professor Jordan Peterson.
LONDON (AP) — Virgin Trains will once again sell the Daily Mail newspaper after complaints about its decision to stop offering passengers the popular tabloid.
TIMES: British Army Defends ‘Politically Correct’ Ads Showing ‘Emotional’ Soldiers, Muslim Praying, Women on Frontline
(THE TIMES) -- The British Army yesterday defied critics of its “politically correct” recruitment campaign and released a new set of television advertisements, including one that shows a Muslim soldier praying in front of his comrades.
EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) -- Egyptian security officials say gunmen have shot dead a Christian man in the turbulent north of the Sinai Peninsula, the latest attack to target members of the country's Christian minority.
PARIS (AP) — A French labor court was unable to agree Thursday whether four Muslim security guards were unfairly fired from their jobs at Orly airport after the 2015 Paris terror attacks for refusing orders to trim their beards.
BERLIN (AP) — A German federal court on Thursday overturned the acquittal of seven men who posed as a self-styled “Sharia police,” ordering a retrial on charges that they violated rules on wearing uniforms.
The right-hand man of former British Prime Minister David Cameron has revealed the private thoughts of the leader on his meetings with former U.S. President Barack Obama.
Monarchy is the cure for ailing nations, suggests the left-liberal New York Times, in an article that comes among resurgent Monarchism in Russia and unrest in Iran, where many look back on the freedoms enjoyed under the Shah.
RIGA (POLITICO) — Atis Sjanits has an unusual remit for an ambassador. The Latvian diplomat is not responsible for relations with another nation — but with his own country’s diaspora.
BERLIN (AP) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party and the centre-left Social Democrats are starting talks on forming a new government, attempting to break an impasse more than three months after the country's election.
LONDON (AP) — British prosecutors were under mounting pressure Saturday to explain why a former London taxi driver suspected of assaulting dozens of women is being freed after less than a decade in prison.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway’s justice minister said Saturday that an Iraqi-born cleric suspected of enticing recruits to fight in Iraq and Syria will be extradited if a court in Italy convicts him.
BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s top court has ruled that a transsexual woman whose frozen sperm was used to fertilize an egg can only be registered as the child’s father.
From the Guardian: Four young men have been stabbed to death in unrelated attacks in the space of 15 hours in London, Scotland Yard said. The killings – three on New Year’s Eve and a fourth in the early hours of New Year’s Day – happened in north, east and south London and none were being treated as linked, the Metropolitan police said.
The United Kingdom has rung in 2018 amidst heightened security in the British capital of London, including reports of elite snipers on the roof topsof buildings in order to thwart attempted terrorist attacks.
VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis has prayed for the victims of attacks on Coptic Christians in Egypt.
LONDON (AP) - British police have arrested a fifth man suspected in plotting an extremist attack.
BERLIN (AP) - A German police union boss has criticized organizers of Berlin's annual open-air New Year's Eve party for designating a special "safety area" for women, saying it suggests they aren't safe from assault elsewhere.
MADRID (AP) — Spain’s prime minister said Friday he intends to convene Catalonia’s new parliament on Jan. 17 and hopes the restive region’s next government won’t renew the push for independence that fueled a serious political crisis.
LONDON (AP) — London plans to beef up its police presence and closed down some roads for New Year’s Eve after a year marked by repeated extremist attacks.
The archbishop of Canterbury has spoken out against “tyrannical and populist” world leaders in a Christmas message likely to be seen partly as a rebuke against US president Donald Trump.
MAILONLINE: Uber Driver Who Murdered British Diplomat Thought Short Skirt Would Make Her ‘Easy to Rape’
(MAILONLINE) – Chilling photographs, unearthed by MailOnline, offer a disturbing insight in the life of 29-year-old murder suspect Tarek Hawchieh.
PARIS (AP) – France is deploying nearly 100,000 police and soldiers for the holiday season as fears of extremist attacks remain high.
CAIRO (AP) — Hundreds of Muslim demonstrators assaulted an unlicensed church south of Cairo, an Egyptian Coptic Christian diocese said on Saturday, in the latest assault on members of the country’s Coptic minority.
Christmas is a time where Christians pick on Muslims in the United Kingdon, Yasmin Alibhai-Brownclaimed Friday in the International Business Times. Decrying “Muslim panic stories”,Alibhai-Brown wrote: Every year, in the lead up to Christmas, tabloids run turkey (that is, dumb and stupid) stories about Muslims objecting to the festival, cards, crackers, music, trees, pressies, paper hats, church services, mince pies, street decorations, and ho-ho-hoing Santas.
SID, Serbia (AP) — Several hundred migrants were camping along Serbia’s borders on Monday, sleeping rough in make-shift shelters from the cold as they look for a chance to cross into neighboring European Union countries.
BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese authorities have arrested an Uber driver suspected of killing a British woman who worked for the U.K. Embassy in Beirut and whose body was found beside a motorway north of the city with a rope around her neck, officials said Monday.
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — A court in northern Greece has sentenced 23 people to prison terms ranging from eight to 1,489 years for smuggling Iraqi and Syrian refugees into the country from the Turkish border in 2015 and 2016.
(AFP) — An estimated 40,000 people travelled from around the world to take up arms for the Islamic State group as it occupied territory in Syria and Iraq and declared a caliphate in 2014.
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s top domestic security agency says it has detained three suspected members of a sleeper cell of the Islamic State group who have been preparing suicide bombings in Moscow.
Czech President: EU ‘Cowards’ Supporting ‘Pro-Palestinian Terrorist Movement’ Over Israel in Jerusalem
Czech President Milos Zeman on Saturday accused EU states of being "cowards" in their response to his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump recognising Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish lawmakers have overwhelmingly approved a bill changing the appointment process for the judicial panel that nominates judges, part of a broader overhaul of the country’s justice system.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Poland’s prime minister-designate, Mateusz Morawiecki, says he dreams of Europe becoming “re-Christianised” and is defending the migration policies of his ruling party which have caused tensions with the European Union.
LONDON (AP) — A 31-year-old man has been charged in England with sharing a photo of Prince George and details about his pre-school in a social media post prosecutors allege was meant to help others plan terror attacks.
BERLIN (AP) – A suspicious package containing nails that led to a bomb scare at a Christmas market in Germany was part of a blackmailing plot against a delivery company, German authorities said Sunday.
BERLIN (AP) – Germany wants to support rejected asylum-seekers who voluntarily move back to their home countries with a one-time payment of 3,000 euros ($3,570). The Interior Ministry says those who qualify can apply by a Feb.
From the Guardian: In 2005, the then 20-year-old Prince Harry appeared as a Nazi at a fancy dress party. Perhaps the uniform hadbeen inherited from his great-great-uncle, Edward VIII, who was not averse toa spot of recreational siegheiling.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Croatian state TV reported Wednesday that a convicted Croat war criminal has died after swallowing what he said was poison seconds after a United Nations judge confirmed his 20-year sentence for involvement in crimes during the Bosnian war of the 1990s.
LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry and his future wife Meghan Markle made a brief appearance before photographers on the grounds of Kensington Palace hours after their engagement was announced.
Iran has warned that if Europe threatens Tehran the Revolutionary Guard will work to increase the range of their missiles, bringing European cities into the range of strikes, reports Reuters.
BERLIN (AP) – Chancellor Angela Merkel faced pressure from inside her conservative bloc Sunday to aim for a quick coalition deal with center-left rivals without conceding too much ground on core issues such as immigration.