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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
Economic pressure on Turkey “is working,” German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel has said, commenting on ongoing tensions between Berlin and Ankara.
A 13-year-old girl was killed and 12 others were injured when a man drove his car into the outdoor terrace of a pizzeria east of Paris, officials said late Aug. 14
PARIS - Reuters
French police shot and arrested a suspect in a dramatic motorway chase yesterday after a car smashed into soldiers outside a barracks in a Paris suburb, injuring six
It is becoming more difficult to fight Islamophobia in Europe, as mainstream political parties compete for votes with the far-right and this is further exacerbated by a huge population movement toward Europe, which came just after a harch economic crisis, UN official Gün Kut tells HDN
PARIS - Agence France-Presse
Journalist associations and thousands signing an online petition were pushing on Aug. 8 for the release of a freelance French journalist detained in Turkey since July 26, accused of having links to the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG).
BERLIN - Agence France-Presse
The German aid group Sea Eye on Aug. 13 said it was suspending its migrant rescue operations in the Mediterranean, citing security concerns after Libya barred foreign vessels from a stretch of water off its coast.
STOCKHOLM - Agence France-Presse
Sweden said on Aug. 8 that it was working to assist a Swedish-Turkish journalist detained in Spain after Ankara issued an international arrest warrant over alleged terrorism.
LONDON – Reuters
A former British spy chief said on Aug. 11 that encryption of online communications was “very positive” for the country’s national security interests despite the difficulties that it poses for security services attempting to tackle militants.
The U.N. decried on Aug. 8 “widespread and systematic use of excessive force” against demonstrators in Venezuela, saying security forces and pro-government groups were responsible for at least 73 protester deaths.
BERLIN – Reuters
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, about to return from holiday, has seen her popularity fall by 10 points just six weeks before an election in which she hopes to win a fourth term.
PARIS – Agence France-Presse
French President Emmanuel Macron is preparing to backpedal on the issue of creating an official First Lady position for his wife amid attacks from left-wing opponents and a petition against the move, officials and reports said.