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Helicopter jailbreak notorious gangster arrested in France

Posted by on 03/10/2018
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Helicopter jailbreak notorious gangster arrested in France

Helicopter jailbreak notorious gangster arrested in France

CREIL: French police arrested yesterday a notorious gangster who had been on the run for three months after an audacious Hollywood-style helicopter jailbreak. Dozens of masked police swarmed a public housing estate in the Oise region north of Paris in the early hours, nabbing 46-year-old Redoine Faid along with four other people in a raid […]

Pope opens major bishops meeting in febrile atmosphere of abuse scandals

Posted by on 03/10/2018
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Pope opens major bishops meeting in febrile atmosphere of abuse scandals

Pope opens major bishops meeting in febrile atmosphere of abuse scandals

Pope gives Chinese bishops ‘warm welcome’ VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis opened a gathering of bishops yesterday with the Catholic Church in a swirling state of crisis over sex abuse, urging its leaders not to let the next generation’s faith be snuffed out “by our own shortcomings, mistakes and sins”. In signs of the extraordinary pressure […]

‘Enough lies!’: Bosnian village bans politicians

Posted by on 03/10/2018
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‘Enough lies!’: Bosnian village bans politicians

‘Enough lies!’: Bosnian village bans politicians

PODGORA: As politicians embark on their final days of campaigning for Bosnian elections on Sunday, there is one small corner of the country where they cannot pass: Podgora, a poor hamlet fed up with the government’s broken promises. “You’ve been lying to us for years. No party is welcome in Podgora,” reads a white banner […]

French police raid Shiite Islamic centre

Posted by on 02/10/2018
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French police raid Shiite Islamic centre

French police raid Shiite Islamic centre

France moves against Iran over bomb plot near Paris LILLE: About 200 police raided the headquarters in northern France of a Shiite Islamic association and the homes of its leaders who are suspected of supporting “terrorist organizations”, security sources said. The operation against the Zahra Centre France in Grande Synthe, a suburb of the port […]

Britain’s PM and Johnson battle it out as Brexit deadline looms

Posted by on 02/10/2018
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Britain’s PM and Johnson battle it out as Brexit deadline looms

Britain’s PM and Johnson battle it out as Brexit deadline looms

May and her main rival woo party members BIRMINGHAM: British Prime Minister Theresa May and her main rival Boris Johnson battled yesterday to woo their Conservative party members, as the European Union raised the pressure on London to offer compromises to reach a Brexit deal. Johnson will make his long-anticipated speech to the party’s annual […]

Erdogan’s Germany visit exposes splits

Posted by on 01/10/2018
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Erdogan’s Germany visit exposes splits

Erdogan’s Germany visit exposes splits

Turkish President shows a more conciliatory tone ISTANBUL: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan showed a more conciliatory tone on a hugely sensitive visit to Germany but both sides still have daunting task ahead to rebuild relations and trust battered by a succession of disputes. Erdogan’s full state visit came just one-and-a-half-months after Turkey endured a […]

Six men nabbed as German police swoop on far-right ‘terrorists’

Posted by on 01/10/2018
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Six men nabbed as German police swoop on far-right ‘terrorists’

Six men nabbed as German police swoop on far-right ‘terrorists’

Arrests cast spotlight on extremism in Chemnitz BERLIN: German police yesterday arrested six men on suspicion of belonging to a far-right “terrorist” group that attacked foreigners in the city of Chemnitz. The German nationals, aged 20 to 31, were taken into custody for allegedly forming a group called “Revolution Chemnitz” with the aim of subverting […]

With Brexit clock ticking, PM gathers fractious party

Posted by on 30/09/2018
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With Brexit clock ticking, PM gathers fractious party

With Brexit clock ticking, PM gathers fractious party

BIRMINGHAM: Prime Minister Theresa May gathered her party for its annual conference yesterday, under immediate attack from leading rival Boris Johnson over her strategy for pulling Britain out of the European Union. The Conservative leader arrived in Birmingham, central England, only days after the EU rejected her plan for close trade links after Brexit and […]

US-EU rift cracks wide open over Iran

Posted by on 26/09/2018
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US-EU rift cracks wide open over Iran

US-EU rift cracks wide open over Iran

Europeans announce plans to evade new US sanctions NEW YORK: Tensions between the United States and the European Union over Iran soared into the open yesterday after the Europeans announced plans for a legal framework to preserve business with Tehran and evade new US sanctions. In rhetorical exchanges that brought back memories of the feud […]

Britain’s Corbyn makes pitch for power despite divisions

Posted by on 26/09/2018
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Britain’s Corbyn makes pitch for power despite divisions

Britain’s Corbyn makes pitch for power despite divisions

Airlines angry over ‘risky, crazy’ EU-Brexit deadlock LIVERPOOL: Opposition Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn yesterday presented himself as the man to steer Britain through perilous Brexit negotiations as he pushed his case for a general election. Wrapping up the party’s annual conference in Liverpool, Corbyn sought to play down his own party’s divisions over Brexit and […]

German Catholic Church apologizes for child sex abuse

Posted by on 25/09/2018
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German Catholic Church apologizes for child sex abuse

German Catholic Church apologizes for child sex abuse

FULDA: Germany’s Catholic Church yesterday apologized to victims of sexual assault by clergy, with the institution’s top cardinal saying perpetrators must be brought to justice. Cardinal Reinhard Marx said he was ashamed over the decades of abuse that have shattered trust, the crimes carried out by officials of the Church, as well as how so […]

Pope warns against defining power as ‘military strength’

Posted by on 25/09/2018
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Pope warns against defining power as ‘military strength’

Pope warns against defining power as ‘military strength’

Baltics nervous about giant former master and next door TALLINN: Pope Francis said yesterday as he wound up a trip to the Baltic states, all nervous about what they see as a newly aggressive Russia next door, that nations should not measure their strength by their military capability to prevail over others. “Some people speak […]