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Bus carrying foreign students crashes in Spain, killing 13

Bus carrying foreign students crashes in Spain, killing 13

Mar 20, – The students, who were on a European exchange programme in the northeastern region of Catalonia, came from several countries including Britain, the Netherlands, Ukraine, Switzerland, Norway and Sweden but also Japan and Peru. Thirteen students of various nationalities were killed and dozens more injured in Spain Sunday when a bus carrying them […]

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Eight dead in Paris apartment block fire

Eight dead in Paris apartment block fire

Sep 02, – Terrified residents jumped out of windows as flames engulfed the block in an immigrant area of the 18th district of the French capital, at the foot of the Montmartre hill and its tourist attractions. French police arrested a man Wednesday after eight people, including two children, were killed in a fire in […]

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Explosion fells building outside Paris, killing at least 2

Explosion fells building outside Paris, killing at least 2

Aug 31, – An 8-year-old child died in the building’s collapse, and firefighters found an unconscious 80-year-old woman in the debris who died while being taken out, fire department spokesman Gabriel Plus said. A four-story building in a Paris suburb collapsed after an explosion on Sunday morning, killing a child and an elderly woman, and […]

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France, Germany demand talks with US to settle spying rules

France, Germany demand talks with US to settle spying rules

Oct 25, – France and Germany pushed on Friday for Washington to agree rules for the spy game after damaging revelations the United States tapped German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s mobile phone, the European Union said. Leaders “took note of the intention of France and Germany to seek bilateral talks with the US”, EU President Herman […]

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Extremist groups hobble Syrian peace negotiations

Extremist groups hobble Syrian peace negotiations

Oct 22, – Bolstered by infighting among Syrian opposition groups — including some linked to al-Qaida that have jeopardized foreign aid — U.S. officials say Assad has a stronger grasp on power now than he did just months ago, when the U.S. and Russia called for a new round of talks to settle the 2 […]

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Sen. John McCain slips into Syria to meet rebel leaders

Sen. John McCain slips into Syria to meet rebel leaders

May 28, WASHINGTON (AP) — Spokeswoman Rachael Dean confirms the Arizona Republican made the visit. She declined further comment about the trip. The visit took place amid meetings in Paris involving efforts to secure participation of Syria’s fractured opposition in an international peace conference in Geneva. Sen. John McCain quietly slipped into Syria for a […]

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Syrian troops gain more ground around Qusair, a TV reporter killed

Syrian troops gain more ground around Qusair, a TV reporter killed

May 28, DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The fighting raged as European Union foreign ministers met in Brussels to try to bridge divisions over easing an arms embargo, a step that would allow weapons shipments to rebels fighting Syrian President Bashar Assad. Syrian troops gained ground Monday in a nine-day offensive against a key rebel-held town, […]

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French soldier stabbed in throat by unknown assailant outside Paris

French soldier stabbed in throat by unknown assailant outside Paris

PARIS (AP) — French President Francois Hollande said the identity of the attacker, who escaped, was unknown and cautioned against jumping to conclusions about the assault on the uniformed soldier in the La Defense shopping area. The life of the 23-year-old soldier was not in danger, the Interior Ministry said in a statement. A French […]

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