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Strasbourg shooting: One dead, six wounded and gunman at large

One person has been killed and six others wounded in a shooting in the eastern French city of Strasbourg, police say, BBC reports. The gunman is still at large, they added. The French Interior Ministry confirmed a “serious public security...
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Putin’s East German identity card found in Stasi archives

Vladimir Putin’s old East German secret police identification card has reportedly been discovered in the Stasi archives. The card for “Maj Vladimir Putin” was discovered among Soviet-era personnel files in Dresden, where Putin served...
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May holds Brexit talks with Germany’s Merkel

British Prime Minister Theresa May is meeting German Chancellor Angela Merkel for talks aimed at salvaging Britain’s divorce deal with the European Union, AP reports. Merkel greeted May with a handshake in wet, gray weather at the chancellery...
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Serbia opens two more EU accession negotiation chapters

At the intergovernmental conference in Brussels on Monday, Serbia opened two new chapters in EU membership negotiations. Chapters 17, economic and monetary policy, and 18 on statistics have been opened. The delegation of Serbia was headed by...
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‘Yellow vest’ protests intensify, spread to Belgium, Netherlands

Armoured vehicles rolled through central Paris on Saturday as riot police clashed with “yellow vest” demonstrators, who set fire to barricades and hurled rocks in the latest demonstrations against President . By mid-afternoon Saturday, police...
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Brazil will pull out of UN migration pact in January

Brazil’s future administration announced Monday that it would withdraw from the UN migration pact adopted in the Moroccan city of Marrakesh when far right president-elect Jair Bolsonaro takes office in January. “Immigration is welcome,...
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EU chief says no room to renegotiate Brexit

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is ruling out any renegotiation of the divorce agreement with Britain but says elements of the Brexit deal could still be clarified, AP reports. Briefing EU lawmakers in Strasbourg, France,...
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Turkey seeks 15-year prison terms for prominent journalists

Turkey’s state-run news agency says prosecutors are seeking maximum 15-year prison terms for five journalists of an opposition newspaper, intensifying concerns over authorities’ crackdown on news coverage critical of the government, The...
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Macron promises wage rise

France’s President Emmanuel Macron has promised a minimum wage rise and tax concessions in response to weeks of violent protests, the BBC reports. France has seen four weekends of violent protests against fuel tax rises, living costs and...
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European Jews feel under threat, think of emigrating

More than one in three European Jews have considered emigrating over the past five years because they no longer feel safe amid a surge in anti-Semitism, a European Union study showed on Monday. The survey in 12 countries that are home to 96...