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Germany will stand by the three million people with Turkish roots living there, its foreign minister said, offering assurances that they were not Berlin's targets in a rapidly escalating political row with Ankara
BUCHAREST – The Associated Press
Romania’s left-leaning Social Democrats easily won parliamentary elections a year after a major anti-corruption drive forced the last Socialist prime minister from power, near-final results released showed Dec. 12.
Gonca Yağcı – LONDON
Compassion and understanding need to be part of the world’s solution to the refugee challenge, Doğan Holding Chairwoman Begümhan Doğan Faralyalı has said.
The European Union and Cuba on Dec. 12 signed a deal to normalize ties that had been blocked for decades by human rights concerns under revolutionary icon Fidel Castro.
BERLIN - Reuters
Eleven Turkish nationals in a martial arts group have applied for asylum in Germany after police determined they had not come to take part in a karate tournament, as they had said, a police spokesman said on Dec. 10.
The symbolic arch of Wembley Stadium in London has been lit in red in solidarity with the victims of deadly Dec. 10 bombings in Istanbul that killed at least 44 people
SOFIA - Agence France-Presse
At least five people were killed on Dec. 10 and 27 were injured when a freight train transporting gas derailed and exploded in the northeastern Bulgarian village of Hitrino, officials said
Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni was named Dec. 11 as Italy’s new prime minister following reformist leader Matteo Renzi’s resignation in the wake of a crushing referendum defeat.
PARIS - The Associated Press
French Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve says 17 attacks have been thwarted in the country so far this year and he is asking Parliament to extend the state of emergency until July 15
BERLIN – Reuters
More than half of Germans see refugees and integration as Germany’s biggest problem, a survey showed, despite the number of newcomers falling significantly on the year.
ISTANBUL – Anadolu Agency
An EU counter-terrorism report that was set to be presented to European interior ministers on Dec. 9 said cooperation with Turkey and other regional countries is “essential.”