RSSCategory: European Crises

12 killed in terrorist attack at HQ of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo

12 killed in terrorist attack at HQ of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo

Jan 07, – At least 12 people have been killed in a shooting incident at the Paris office of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, police have said. Witnesses and police officials said that multiple gunmen were involved, and that they were seen armed with AK47s and pump action shotguns. According to France’s AFP news agency, […]

January 7, 2015 | By | Reply More
Turkey: Shock after female suicide bomber hits Istanbul police station

Turkey: Shock after female suicide bomber hits Istanbul police station

Jan 07, – A female suicide bomber was killed when she detonated her charge at a police station in Istanbul on Tuesday, in an attack that also killed one police officer and wounded another, Turkish authorities said. The woman went into the police station in Istanbul’s historic Sultanahmet district and told the police in English […]

January 7, 2015 | By | Reply More
More than 150 migrants rescued off Spanish coast over several days

More than 150 migrants rescued off Spanish coast over several days

Jan 06, – Almost 150 migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean in makeshift boats have been rescued off the coast of Spain in less than a week, officials said Sunday. In the largest of several rescue operations last week, a boat carrying 53 people was spotted on Friday by a ferry off the coast of […]

January 6, 2015 | By | Reply More
Italy: 98 still unaccounted for from fire-ravaged Greece ferry

Italy: 98 still unaccounted for from fire-ravaged Greece ferry

Jan 02, – Stormy weather in the Adriatic Sea thwarted efforts Wednesday to tow a fire-ravaged ferry to Italy so authorities can investigate the blaze that killed at least 11 people and search the ship for more possible dead. Ninety-eight people were still unaccounted for Wednesday after a pre-dawn fire raced through the Norman Atlantic […]

January 2, 2015 | By | Reply More
265 rescued, hundreds still stranded on burning Greek ferry

265 rescued, hundreds still stranded on burning Greek ferry

Dec 29, – Rescue teams working through the night have pulled 265 people off a stricken car ferry which caught fire off the coast of Greece but more than 200 are stranded on board, the Italian navy said on Monday. One man was confirmed to have died on Sunday and there were four reported injuries. […]

December 29, 2014 | By | Reply More
Vatican arrests topless Femen activist in St Peter’s square

Vatican arrests topless Femen activist in St Peter’s square

Dec 27, – The Vatican has arrested the Femen activist who on Christmas Day bared her chest and snatched the statue of Baby Jesus in the life-size Nativity scene in the center of St. Peter’s Square, a spokesman said Friday, emphasizing that the protest insulted the faithful gathered to celebrate Christmas. Ukrainian activist Yana Zhdanova […]

December 27, 2014 | By | Reply More
Conflicting reports of Ukraine and rebels exchange prisoners in Donetsk

Conflicting reports of Ukraine and rebels exchange prisoners in Donetsk

Dec 26, – A major exchange of war prisoners was embroiled in controversy Friday, with some reports saying it has been completed and others saying it had has been pushed back a day. Russia’s Interfax news agency said the exchange had been completed successfully on neutral ground between the sectors controlled by the insurgents and […]

December 26, 2014 | By | Reply More
Mother claims kidnapped 3-year-old son seen in ISIS propaganda

Mother claims kidnapped 3-year-old son seen in ISIS propaganda

Dec 24, – A mother whose three-year-old son was abducted by her estranged husband claims to have seen the child in an Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) propaganda image. Lidia Herrera said she last saw her son Ismail in November last year, when she left the boy with her husband Ismar Mesinovic in […]

December 24, 2014 | By | Reply More
Turkey’s Erdogan slams birth control, says one or two children not ‘enough’

Turkey’s Erdogan slams birth control, says one or two children not ‘enough’

Dec 22, – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan described efforts to promote birth control as “treason,” saying contraception risked causing a whole generation to dry up, reports said Monday. Erdogan made the comments on Sunday, addressing the bride and groom at the wedding ceremony of the son of businessman Mustafa Kefeli who is one his […]

December 22, 2014 | By | Reply More
Five Ukrainian soldiers killed ahead of peace talks

Five Ukrainian soldiers killed ahead of peace talks

Dec 19, – Ukrainian forces lost five soldiers on Friday in a sudden resurgence of clashes ahead of peace talks aimed at ending the separatist conflict and mending East-West ties. The toll was the highest since Kiev and Russian-backed militias struck a December 9 truce designed to reinforce a tenuous September agreement that was followed […]

December 19, 2014 | By | Reply More