Category Archives: Europe

Brussels cancels NYE celebrations as Turkey holds IS 'plotters'

Ankara (AFP) – Brussels cancelled New Year's Eve celebrations due to terrorism fears as Europe prepared to see in 2016 under tight security, while in Turkey police detained two Islamic…

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Key events in 2015

Paris (AFP) – Here is a panorama of world events in 2015: – January – – 7-9: FRANCE – Seventeen people are slaughtered in attacks in Paris on the satirical…

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Fireworks to kick off global New Year party despite terror fears

Sydney (AFP) – Sydney will kick-start the global New Year's Eve party with its biggest fireworks display ever, yet fear of jihadist attacks has cast a pall with Brussels scrapping…

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Global stocks mixed after Wall Street falls on cheaper oil

BEIJING (AP) — Global stocks were mixed in thin trading Thursday after the latest decline in oil prices pulled Wall Street lower. Markets in Germany, Japan & South Korea were…

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Spain gets 600 tip-offs about possible Islamic extremists

MADRID (AP) — Spanish security officials say they have received more than 600 anonymous tip-offs regarding possible Islamic extremists under a new project set up to better anticipate the threat…

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New Year brings fresh challenges for Pope Francis

Vatican City (AFP) – Pope Francis faces a tough 2016, Vatican insiders say, with no let-up in his physically demanding schedule or the political battles over his efforts to modernise…

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Turkey detains two IS suspects over New Year attack plot

Ankara (AFP) – Turkish police on Wednesday detained two Islamic State suspects accused of plotting a suicide bombing on New Year's Eve celebrations in the capital Ankara. The arrests come…

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Belgium detains one person in new search in Paris attacks case

Brussels (AFP) – Belgian police detained for questioning one person on Wednesday following a new search in the troubled Brussels immigrant neighborhood of Molenbeek in connection with the deadly Paris…

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Turks, Belgians report foiling plans for holiday attacks

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — With less than 48 hours left in 2015, Turkey on Wednesday became the latest country to announce the foiling of a holiday attack plot, detaining two…

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