Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker teased Hungarian Premier Viktor Orban over his strongman reputation Friday, jokingly greeting him as "dictator" as he arrived at an EU summit in Riga.
STOCKHOLM - Agence France-Presse
A fire broke out at a mosque in Sweden in what appeared to be the second arson attack against a mosque in less than a week
BERLIN - Agence France-Presse
A Turkish community leader in Germany warned Dec. 28 against proposals by mainstream politicians for "dialogue" with a far-right populist movement that has drawn thousands to anti-Islamic street protests.
ANKARA - Anadolu Agency
Rescue efforts to aid a freighter which sank after colliding with another merchant ship in a snowstorm off the Adriatic port of Ravenna on Dec. 28 have been suspended due to bad weather conditions, officials have said.
ZAGREB - Agence France-Presse
Croatians went to the polls Dec. 28 to elect a president under the cloud of a deep economic crisis, with incumbent Ivo Josipovic seen as the frontrunner as he sought a second term leading the EU's newest member state.
PARIS - Agence France-Presse
Heavy snowfall in the French Alps left some 15,000 drivers stranded overnight into Dec. 28, forcing many to pass the night in their cars and prompting officials to open emergency shelters.
ROME - Reuters
Two people drowned and four were missing at sea and feared dead after two merchant ships collided in rough seas off the Italian coast on Sunday, Italian officials said.
ATHENS - Agence France-Presse
At least five people died after a car ferry caught fire in the Adriatic Sea, Greek and Italian officials said
Sweden may have narrowly avoided snap elections that would have been dominated by a debate on immigration, but with asylum seekers arriving in record numbers the issue is unlikely to stay off the agenda for long, analysts say.
Mehmet Ali Ağca, who attempted to assassinate Pope John Paul II in 1981, has been detained in Italy after he paid a surprise visit to the late pope's tomb in St. Peter's Basilica.
Days after arson attacks on mosques, Sweden’s government announced a deal with the opposition that will avert the country’s first snap elections in more than half a century and counter the rising influence of the anti-immigrant far right.
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