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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
Spain’s central government braced for a second day of protests in Barcelona yesterday as separatists called for “permanent mobilization” after Madrid dealt yet another blow to preparations for an outlawed referendum on independence.
ATHENS - The Associated Press
Greek authorities say two Turkish brothers were detained on the eastern Aegean island of Chios for illegally crossing from nearby Turkey on a jet ski had allegedly intended to rob banks on the island.
Barcelona, Spain. Sixteen people died and more than 120 were injured in the attacks. They were claimed by the Islamic State group. The investigation into last month’s attacks in Spain is becoming increasingly international.
A Council of Europe working group and the Turkish Justice Ministry met in the capital Ankara between Sept. 7 and 8 to discuss the issue of freedom of speech and fight against terrorism in the country
BARCELONA - Agence France-Presse
Spain is facing its deepest political crisis in decades after Catalonia's regional parliament passed a law paving the way for an independence referendum on Oct. 1, with Madrid set to seek any means possible to block it from Sept. 7.
BUDAPEST - Reuters
Hungary will not change its anti-immigration stance after the European Union's top court dismissed a challenge against migrant quotas, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Sept. 8.
PARIS - Agence France-Presse
French police investigating a suspected bomb factory near Paris believe three men arrested in connection with it were preparing attacks and had made calls to Syria, a minister said on Sept. 7.
The Alliance of German Democrats (AD-D) party has hung election posters in Germany’s Duisburg province featuring President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, featuring a message for Turkish-origin Germans who are eligible to vote in the country’s Sept. 24 federal elections.
LUXEMBOURG - Reuters
The European Union's highest court ruled on Sept. 6 that the European Union states must take in a share of refugees who reach Europe, dismissing complaints by Slovakia and Hungary and reigniting an angry row between east and west.
European Union member countries are presenting a divided picture on whether to continue full membership talks with Turkey, after German Chancellor Angela Merkel vowed to call her European partners to either suspend or end Ankara’s bid to join the 29-member club.
BERLIN - Reuters
Germans are far more satisfied with the direction of their country and less politically polarized than other European nations, a survey showed yesterday, underscoring why Angela Merkel is expected to win a new term as chancellor this month.