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Man rams car into Spain ruling party headquarters – Gas-laden car fails to explode

MADRID: A man rammed a car loaded with gas cylinders into the Madrid headquarters of Spain’s conservative ruling party yesterday, police said. The canisters did not explode and there were…

EU leaders seek long-term strategy to deal with Russia

BRUSSELS: European Union leaders gathered in Brussels yesterday seeking common ground on a long-term strategy to deal with an unfriendly but economically wounded Russia. Summit host Donald Tusk, the new…

Arrests fuel jihad fears in Spain’s African lands

  CEUTA, Spain: Aisha has lived all her life in one neighborhood in Spain’s African territory of Ceuta, but now she is willing to move-even to the war zone of…

Turkish coup trial draws concern over judiciary – Football supporters accused of forming ‘terrorist group’

ISTANBUL: Thirty-five Turkish football fans went on trial yesterday accused of attempting to stage a coup during mass protests last year, in a case the opposition and rights groups say…

France to ban Uber’s service from Jan 1 – Taxi strike causes minimal disruption in Paris

PARIS: The UberPop transport service will be banned in France from Jan. 1 to avoid unfair competition, the interior ministry said yesterday as taxi drivers impeded morning traffic into Paris…

Turkish police raid media offices of Erdogan rival – Arrest warrants issued for a total of 32 people

ISTANBUL: Turkish police yesterday launched a sweeping operation to arrest dozens of supporters of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s rival, US-exiled imam Fethullah Gulen, including a raid on the offices of…

UK falls in love with the Christmas jumper

Christmas jumpers, once only thought stylish by knitting-needle wielding grannies, are enjoying a renaissance in Britain after being adopted as a festive fashion statement by young revellers. Responding to soaring…

Ukraine death toll tops 4,600 – Russia threatens response if US sets new sanctions

MOSCOW: Russia responded angrily yesterday to news that US senators had passed a bill calling for fresh sanctions against Moscow and the supply of lethal military aid to Ukraine. “Undoubtedly,…

Computer failure sparks flight chaos over Britain

LONDON: Britain suffered air travel chaos on Friday-just as its peak Christmas season was getting under way-because of a computer failure at an air traffic control centre. Flights were unable…

Kuwait galvanizes support for Palestinians’ abuse conference

GENEVA: Kuwait has managed to galvanize support and got the approval of the State Parties of the Geneva Convention IV to hold an international conference on the Israeli violations of…

CIA revelations put UK spies under scrutiny – British spy agencies under growing pressure

LONDON: British spy agencies are under growing pressure to reveal how closely they worked with their US counterparts following 9/11 after a damning US Senate report exposed how the CIA…

Drone revolution hovers on horizon – Drones used more and more in civilian roles

PARIS: Drones are about to have a big impact on our lives, even if they will not be delivering our orders from Amazon any time soon, say experts. Civilian drones…

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