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100,000 workers protest Belgian labor reform in Brussels

100,000 workers protest Belgian labor reform in Brussels

Nov 06, – One of Belgium’s biggest postwar labor demonstrations brought about 100,000 workers to the capital on Thursday to protest government free-market reforms and austerity measures that they claim undermine Belgium’s vaunted welfare state. Protesters and police clashed at the end of the march through central Brussels, leaving at least 14 people injured. A […]

November 6, 2014 | By | Reply More
Hungary detains Dutch girl, 16, on way to join ISIS female brigade

Hungary detains Dutch girl, 16, on way to join ISIS female brigade

Nov 06, – A 16-year-old Dutch girl allegedly on her way to Syria to join female ISIS wing has been intercepted by Hungarian police, authorities said Wednesday, in the latest case of a European teenager trying to join jihadists. The girl was on a train from the Hungarian capital Budapest to Belgrade in Serbia on […]

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Turkey’s President fines man on spot for smoking in front of him

Turkey’s President fines man on spot for smoking in front of him

Nov 05, – When he became Turkey’s head of state in August after over a decade as prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan promised to be an active president. But few could have imagined this would extend to personally policing Turkey’s anti-smoking legislation on a busy Istanbul street. Erdogan noticed a man smoking a cigarette on […]

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Ukraine rattled by intensive movements of troops crossing from Russia into Donetsk

Ukraine rattled by intensive movements of troops crossing from Russia into Donetsk

Nov 03, – The Ukrainian military on Sunday reported “intensive” movement of troops and equipment from Russia into the separatist controlled parts of eastern Ukraine. “There is intensive deployment of military equipment and personnel of the enemy from the territory of the Russian Federation onto territory temporarily controlled by insurgents,” Ukrainian military spokesman Andriy Lysenko […]

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French police clash with demonstrators over protester death

French police clash with demonstrators over protester death

Nov 02, – French riot-control officers clashed with hooded demonstrators in Nantes and Toulouse on Saturday, a week after the death of a young activist apparently killed by a police grenade. Several police and protesters were injured as both demonstrations descended into running battles between protesters hurling projectiles and riot police firing tear gas. The […]

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Swimming FINA stands by decision to award highest honour to Vladimir Putin

Swimming FINA stands by decision to award highest honour to Vladimir Putin

Oct 31, – Swimming’s world governing body has defended a decision to award it highest honor to Russian President Vladimir Putin, saying it had nothing to do with politics. FINA has been criticized over the timing of the decision with relations between Russia and the NATO alliance under strain, but the body’s executive director Cornel […]

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UN warns Spain over migrant deportations

UN warns Spain over migrant deportations

Oct 28, – The UN on Tuesday warned Spain over plans to instantly deport migrants who clamber over the border fence into its north African territories, saying Madrid could end up breaking international law. “UNHCR is concerned over a proposal by Spain to legalise automatic returns of people trying to cross border fences into its […]

October 28, 2014 | By | Reply More
Children’s plight in focus as Germany urges solidarity for Syrian refugees, host states

Children’s plight in focus as Germany urges solidarity for Syrian refugees, host states

Oct 28, – Germany’s foreign minister called Tuesday for a “vow of solidarity” from the international community for millions of Syrian refugees and the countries such as Lebanon struggling to host them. Ahead of a one-day conference at his ministry in Berlin, Frank-Walter Steinmeier stressed the need to focus not only on the refugees’ humanitarian […]

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German and Dutch biker gangs arrive in Kobane to fight against Islamic State

German and Dutch biker gangs arrive in Kobane to fight against Islamic State

Oct 26, – An extensive report highlighting the war against the Islamic State from the perspective of European biker gangs in Spanish newspaper ABC notes that Median Empire, a group named after a Mesopotamian civilization, has chosen to showcase those who leave the comfort of Europe to protect minorities in Iraq and Syria from the […]

October 26, 2014 | By | Reply More
American teenage girls caught in Germany on way to ISIS

American teenage girls caught in Germany on way to ISIS

Oct 22, – Three American teenage girls from Colorado were stopped in Germany over the weekend while they were en route to Syria to join the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), U.S. authorities said on Tuesday. The girls from suburban Denver in Colorado are two sisters, ages 17 and 15, and their 16-year-old […]

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