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Snowy stronghold: Russian defense minister visits new Arctic military base (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Snowy stronghold: Russian defense...

Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu has visited the most northerly military base in Russia’s...

EgyptAir flight crashed - Hollande

EgyptAir flight crashed - Hollande

An EgyptAir flight reported missing between Paris and Cairo has crashed, French President Francois...

Blatter, Valcke and Kattner awarded themselves £55m, say Fifa lawyers

Blatter, Valcke and Kattner awarded...

Lawyers retained by Fifa say contracted payments to the three former officials appear to break Swiss...

Brexit poll: Almost half of Europeans want own vote on leaving EU

Brexit poll: Almost half of Europeans...

An Ipsos poll of some 6,000 Europeans found that half think the UK will leave the EU and half think...

French teen broadcasts suicide on Periscope after naming man who ‘raped’ her

French teen broadcasts suicide on...

A French teenager has broadcast her suicide on social media, showing viewers the moment she jumped...

Munich shooting: Several killed in shopping centre

Munich shooting: Several killed in...

A MANHUNT is underway for a shooter or shooters who opened fire at a shopping mall in Munich,...

EgyptAir 804 Black Boxes Remain Unrecovered: What We Know About the Hunt for Answers

EgyptAir 804 Black Boxes Remain...

The crucial black boxes f-rom EgyptAir Flight 804 have yet to be recovered after the plane...

Anger as EU parliament debates Brexit

Anger as EU parliament debates Brexit

There have been bitter exchanges in the European parliament during a debate on the UK's vote to...

French, Dutch far-right call for EU membership referendums after Brexit

French, Dutch far-right call for EU...

France's far right National Front party and Dutch anti-Islam lawmaker Geert Wilders called for...

GETTY IMAGES / Freedom Party leader Heinz-Christian Strache accuses Mr Kurz of stealing his policies

Sebastian Kurz: Austrian conservative set to become world's youngest leader  

  •   15/10/2017 10:27:00 PM
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Austria's conservative People's Party, led by 31-year-old Sebastian Kurz, is set to win the country's general election, projections suggest.

Catalan leader seeks talks to secure independence

Catalonia: Spain issues deadline to separatists

  •   11/10/2017 09:53:00 PM
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Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has given Catalonia's separatist leader five days to say whether or not he has declared independence.

Protesters wave Spanish flags during a pro-union demonstration organised by the Catalan Civil Society in Barcelona, Spain October 8, 2017 © Vincent West / Reuters

Spanish PM seeks clarity on Catalan independence declaration, threatens to suspend region’s autonomy

  •   11/10/2017 04:03:00 PM
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Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has demanded the Catalan authorities clarify whether or not the region declared independence following the local leader’s speech on the October 1 referendum results.

A cadet examines the new Russian assault rifle AK-12 by Kalashnikov during the "Army-2015" international military forum in Kubinka, outside Moscow, on June 17, 2015. The AK-12 is the latest model to be based on Russian military engineer Mikhail

Russia Gives Future War Suit Nuclear-Resistant Upgrade

  •   11/10/2017 01:59:00 AM
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The Ratnik-3 is a future infantry combat suit with a built-in exoskeleton, state-of-the-art reconnaissance and weaponry and, now, a nuclear-resistant watch.


Catalan independence on hold as Puigdemont seeks talks with Madrid

  •   11/10/2017 01:43:00 AM
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Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont said Tuesday he had accepted the "mandate of the people" for his region's independence from Spain but suspended the declaration to allow more time for talks with Madrid.

© LLUIS GENE / AFP | Catalan president Carles Puigdemont holds a carnation in Sant Julia de Ramis, on October 01, 2017, during a referendum on independence for Catalonia banned by Madrid.

Carles Puigdemont: The provocateur of Catalonia

  •   10/10/2017 03:42:00 PM
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Carles Puigdemont is enemy No. 1 of the Spanish government. Though he became the Catalan president practically by chance, Puigdemont now represents the independence dream of millions of Catalans. On Tuesday, he may declare that the moment has come.

REUTERS / Supporters of independence have been urging the EU to intervene

Spain Catalonia: France snubs independence bid

  •   09/10/2017 03:27:00 PM
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The French government has said it will not recognise Catalonia if it declares independence from Spain and such a move will mean expulsion from the EU.

Image copyrightAFP/GETTY IMAGES / Catalonia's leader Carles Puigdemont says the region has won the right to break away from Spain

Carles Puigdemont: The man who wants to break up Spain

  •   06/10/2017 12:49:00 AM
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The drive for independence that delivered the banned 1 October referendum did not begin under his leadership. But such is his zeal for secession, that Catalonia's President Carles Puigdemont is prepared to risk its existing autonomy to achieve it.

Theresa May's speech exemplified a wounded prime minister willed on by a party with no appetite for a leadership contest and no credible alternative | Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Theresa May’s speech nightmare unites her warring party

  •   05/10/2017 04:47:00 AM
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The test of a leader is how you respond when ‘tough times come upon you,’ prime minister tells her party conference.

Police move in on crowds at a polling station on October 1, 2017 in Sant Julia de Ramis, Spain | David Ramos/Getty Images

Brussels defends use of ‘proportionate force’ in Catalonia

  •   05/10/2017 04:45:00 AM
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In European Parliament debate, Commission First Vice President Frans Timmermans sides squarely with Madrid.

A Catalonia declaration of independence could force Spain's central government to suspend the region's autonomy, a move that could trigger a constitutional crisis and spark more violent clashes. (Santi Palacios/Associated Press)

'No solution in sight': Spain braces for Catalonia declaration of independence

  •   04/10/2017 09:50:00 PM
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On Sunday, of 2 million votes cast, 90% voted in favour of leaving Spain

Image copyrightEPA Image caption Protesters blocked a street outside a police station in Barcelona

Pro-independence Catalans defy King Felipe VI's warning

  •   04/10/2017 08:03:00 PM
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Pro-independence Catalan leaders are pressing ahead despite an emphatic warning from King Felipe VI.

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5 arrested after explosives found in apartment building in 'chic' Paris neighborhood

  •   03/10/2017 01:16:00 PM
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One of the five suspects was under government surveillance for radicalism, Interior Minister Gerrard Collomb said.

AFP/GETTY IMAGES  / Carles Puigdemont appealed for international mediation to help solve the growing crisis

Catalan referendum: Spain region 'not seeking traumatic split'

  •   03/10/2017 03:53:00 AM
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Catalan President Carles Puigdemont has said he is not planning a "traumatic" split with Spain, after a disputed independence referendum on Sunday.

© CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT / AFP | BNP Paribas' general director Jean-Laurent Bonnafe speaks during a press conference in Paris on July 28, 2017.

BNP Paribas subject of full-scale Rwanda probe in France

  •   25/09/2017 05:40:00 PM
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French judicial investigators have opened a full-scale inquiry into allegations of complicity in the 1994 Rwandan genocide, an official at the public prosecutor's office said on Monday.

GETTY IMAGES / Chancellor Merkel has won a fourth term, but will need new coalition partners

Merkel set for fourth term, far right to enter parliament for first time in post-war era

  •   24/09/2017 09:58:00 PM
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel secured a fourth consecutive term on Sunday after her Christian Democrats (CDU) and the allied Christian Social Union (CSU) won the largest parliamentary bloc with 32.5 percent of the vote, exit polls showed.

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French conservatives retain Senate majority as Macron's party disappoints

  •   24/09/2017 09:51:00 PM
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French President Emmanuel Macron's fledgling La République en marche (LREM) party suffered a setback in Senate elections on Sunday as the conservative Les Républicains party strengthened its hold on the upper house of parliament.

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There is meddling in Germany's election — not by Russia, but by U.S. right wing

  •   20/09/2017 06:28:00 PM
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He said proving connections among sympathizers is extremely difficult and may never be conclusive.


Germany Ordering Warships Amid Russia Resurgence

  •   19/09/2017 03:49:00 PM
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The German navy will spend $2 billion on its new corvettes while it awaits delivery of four much larger frigate ships.

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