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2 Prison Inmates Under Investigation For Plotting Attacks in France

Two inmates in a French prison have been placed under formal investigation days before their expected release from jail on suspicion of plotting attacks, a judicial source said on Tuesday, quoted by Reuters.

World » EU | October 10, 2017, Tuesday // 12:01 | Viewed: 1345

Germany: Merkel Agrees to 200,000 Refugees Cap in Bid to Build Coalition

Angela Merkel has agreed to cap the number of refugees Germany accepts at 200,000 annually in a concession to her conservative Bavarian allies that has overcome the first hurdle to coalition talks with other parties, the Guardian reported.

World » EU | October 9, 2017, Monday // 15:48 | Viewed: 1618

Catalonia's High Court Asks Spanish Police to Provide Security in Case of Independence

 Catalonia’s High Court has asked for Spanish national police to provide extra security at the court building in case the Catalan parliament goes ahead with a unilateral declaration of independence, the court said on Monday, quoted by Reuters.

World » EU | October 9, 2017, Monday // 13:41 | Viewed: 1443

Thousands Protest in Barcelona Against Catalan Independence

Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets of Catalonia’s capital Barcelona on Sunday to express their opposition to declaring independence from Spain, showing how divided the region is on the issue, reported Reuters.

World » EU | October 9, 2017, Monday // 10:02 | Viewed: 2184

May's Party Suspends two EU Lawmakers Over Brexit Vote

Britain’s ruling Conservatives barred two of their own lawmakers in the European Parliament after they broke the party whip and voted for a motion demanding London do more to meet EU demands in Brexit talks, reported Reuters.

World » EU | October 8, 2017, Sunday // 14:04 | Viewed: 1792

Catalan Leader Puts off to Tuesday Parliament Appearance Over Referendum

Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont has delayed his appearance before the region's Parliament, effectively postponing Catalonia's declaration of independence, Talk Radio reported.

World » EU | October 6, 2017, Friday // 17:21 | Viewed: 2460

Spain Apologises to Injured Catalans

The Spanish government's representative in Catalonia has apologised to those injured during police efforts to stop Sunday's independence referendum, reported BBC.

World » EU | October 6, 2017, Friday // 16:36 | Viewed: 2409

Denmark Set to Become Next European Country to Ban Burqas

Denmark looks set to become the next European country to restrict the burqa and the niqab, worn by some Muslim women, after most parties in the Danish parliament backed some sort of ban on facial coverings, reported Reuters.

World » EU | October 6, 2017, Friday // 13:43 | Viewed: 2723

Hungary PM Warns Against Eroding Free Movement for EU Citizens

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Europe must focus on preserving the free movement of EU citizens as its leaders make plans to overhaul the bloc, reported Reuters.

World » EU | October 6, 2017, Friday // 10:49 | Viewed: 2323

Catalan Uncertainty Paralyzing Regional Investment, Spain's Economy Minister Says

 Investment projects in the northeastern region of Catalonia have been paralyzed and the sale of a stake in state-run lender Bankia put on hold because of the current political uncertainty, Spain’s economy minister said on Thursday, Reuters reported.

World » EU | October 6, 2017, Friday // 09:34 | Viewed: 1751

EU to Single out Chinese Imports in Report on Market distortions

China will be singled out for special attention under new trade rules to limit excessively cheap imports into the European Union, a European Commission official said on Thursday.

World » EU | October 5, 2017, Thursday // 16:59 | Viewed: 2676

Catalan Leader Says not Afraid of Arrest Over Independence

The leader of Catalonia, Carles Puigdemont, said he was not afraid of being arrested for organizing a banned referendum on the region’s independence from Spain, which went ahead on Sunday despite Madrid using force to try to stop people voting, Reuters re

World » EU | October 5, 2017, Thursday // 16:38 | Viewed: 2483

MEPs Approved the Creation of a European Public Prosecutor's Office

MEPs approved the creation of a European Public Prosecutor's Office to investigate financial crimes against the EU.

World » EU | October 5, 2017, Thursday // 16:13 | Viewed: 1354

Catalonia to Move to Declare Independence From Spain on Monday

Catalonia will move on Monday to declare independence from Spain, a regional government source said, as the European Union nation nears a rupture that threatens the foundations of its young democracy and has unnerved financial markets, according to Reuter

World » EU | October 4, 2017, Wednesday // 16:12 | Viewed: 2419

European Commission Steps up Infringement Against Hungary on NGO Law

Today, the European Commission issued a reasoned opinion - the second step in the infringement procedure - to Hungary for its law on foreign-funded NGOs.

World » EU | October 4, 2017, Wednesday // 14:26 | Viewed: 2680

Bike Explodes Near Jordan’s Military Building in Paris

 A motorbike exploded outside the Jordanian military attache building in Paris on Wednesday, according to Jordan’s foreign ministry, Anadolu Agency reported.

World » EU | October 4, 2017, Wednesday // 14:24 | Viewed: 1670

EU Takes Ireland to Court for not Claiming Apple Tax Windfall

The European Commission said on Wednesday it was taking Ireland to the European Court of Justice for its failure to recover up to 13 billion euros ($15.

World » EU | October 4, 2017, Wednesday // 13:39 | Viewed: 2337

Catalonia to Declare Independence from Spain as Soon as Weekend

Catalonia will move as soon as this weekend to declare independence from Spain, the region’s leader said, moving the European Union country closer to a rupture that threatens the foundations of its young democracy, Reuters writes.

World » EU | October 4, 2017, Wednesday // 13:37 | Viewed: 2143

Europe Will do Everything to Preserve Iran Nuclear Deal

European countries will do their utmost to preserve a deal limiting Iran’s nuclear program despite misgivings by U.

World » EU | October 4, 2017, Wednesday // 11:11 | Viewed: 2230

France Approves Tough New Anti-Terror Laws

France's lower house of parliament has approved a new anti-terrorism law intended to bring an end to a nearly two-year-long state of emergency, reported BBC.

World » EU | October 4, 2017, Wednesday // 09:59 | Viewed: 2297

Refugees' Health Problems in Greece Mostly Unmet

Refugees and migrants in Greece receive little or no medical care for most health problems they face and fewer than half of those pregnant had access to maternal care, aid group Doctors of the World said on Tuesday.

World » EU | October 3, 2017, Tuesday // 17:16 | Viewed: 2193
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