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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
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
A Greek appeals court rejected on Dec. 8 a decision to extradite the last two of eight Turkish soldiers who fled to the country after the failed coup of July 15, meaning only three soldiers will be extradited to Turkey
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.”
A Turkish-EU deal on migrants is yielding positive results, the European Commission said on Dec. 8, but no progress was made on the issue of visa-free travel for Turks even though the process has been unblocked for Ukrainians and Georgians
AMSTERDAM – The Associated Press
A Dutch court convicted populist anti-Islam lawmaker Geert Wilders of hate speech Dec. 9 at the end of a trial he branded a politically motivated “charade” that endangered freedom of speech.
ROME – Agence France-Presse
Matteo Renzi bowed out as Italian prime minister with a combination of jokes, regrets and a strong hint that he wants to lead his party into an early election battle
The European Network of Councils for the Judiciary (ENCJ) on Dec. 8 decided to suspend the observer status of the Turkish High Council for Judges and Prosecutors (HSYK), citing concerns that the body is no longer sufficiently independent from the state’s executive and legislature branches.
The first month of 2017 will be vital for the Cyprus peace talks with negotiations set to resume in Geneva following a failure last month, Turkish Cypriot President Mustafa Akıncı has said
A decree issued by the French government that reformed the general inspection of judicial services practically putting it under the direct control of the government caused a fresh debate between the judiciary and the government as the former accused the latter of breaking the principle of the separation of powers
PARIS – Agence France-Presse
Polar bear numbers could drop a third by mid-century, according to the first systematic assessment, released Dec. 7, of how dwindling Arctic sea ice affects the world’s largest bear.