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Erdogan supporters stand guard after failed coup

Erdogan supporters stand guard after failed coup

Erdogan supporters stand guard after failed coup Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan’s supporters rallied in public squares, at Istanbul airport and outside his palace overnight in a show of defiance after a failed coup attempt killed at least 265 people and raised expectations of a heavy crackdown on dissent. Rebel soldiers …

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Paris attack suspect refuses to speak at first French court hearing

Paris attack suspect refuses to speak at first French court hearing

Paris attack suspect refuses to speak at first French court hearing The man prosecutors believe is the sole survivor of the Islamist group that attacked Paris in November appeared in a French court for the first time on Friday, but refused to speak. Salah Abdeslam was flown by helicopter, under …

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Norway to appeal prison condition verdict for mass killer Breivik

Norway to appeal prison condition verdict for mass killer Breivik Norway does not agree that prison conditions for mass killer Anders Behring Breivik violate his human rights and will appeal an Oslo court’s finding that they do, Justice Minister Anders Anundsen said on Tuesday. An appeal was expected after Oslo’s …

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Crowds celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday walkabout

Crowds celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday walkabout Queen Elizabeth greeted thousands of well-wishers from across Britain and beyond as she celebrated her 90th birthday on Thursday, demonstrating the world’s oldest monarch’s intent to keep doing the job she has performed for more than six decades. Usually the queen’s birthday passes …

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UK’s Cameron announces new tax evasion law in 2016

UK’s Cameron announces new tax evasion law in 2016 British Prime Minister David Cameron will say on Monday that new legislation making companies criminally liable if employees aid tax evasion will be introduced this year, as he seeks to repair the damage from a week of questions about his personal …

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Dutch Prisons Are Closing Because The Country Is So Safe

Dutch Prisons Are Closing Because The Country Is So Safe In 2013, 19 prisons in the Netherlands closed because the country didn’t have enough criminals to fill them. Now, five more are slated to close their doors by the end of the summer, according to internal documents obtained by The …

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Belgian police break up street protests as attack investigation widens

Belgian police break up street protests as attack investigation widens Belgian police briefly used water cannon to control several hundred rowdy protesters in central Brussels on Sunday after they ignored an official call for marches to be postponed following Tuesday’s bombings. Amid fears of further attacks, officials wanted to give …

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IS under pressure as troops advance on Palmyra, Mosul

IS under pressure as troops advance on Palmyra, Mosul Syrian troops on Thursday (Mar 24) entered the ancient city of Palmyra and Iraqi forces launched an offensive against Mosul as pressure mounted on key strongholds of the Islamic State militant group. US Secretary of State John Kerry was meanwhile holding …

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Karadzic found guilty of genocide, jailed for 40 years

Karadzic found guilty of genocide, jailed for 40 years Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic was found guilty on Thursday (Mar 24) of genocide and sentenced to 40 years in jail over the worst atrocities in Europe since World War II. UN war crimes judges said Karadzic, the most high-profile …

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Eiffel Tower lit with Belgium’s colours after Brussels attacks

Eiffel Tower lit with Belgium’s colours after Brussels attacks The Eiffel Tower was lit up Tuesday (Mar 22) evening with Belgium’s national colours in solidarity with the victims of the Brussels attacks. The iconic symbol of Paris was bathed in black, yellow and red lights as dusk fell to honour …

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