WORLD >> Europe

Two years after Paris attacks, authorities still tracking down ringleaders

Two years after the terror attacks on Paris nightspots that left 130 people dead, seven people are in custody in France, while key figures remain at large, or may be dead.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/5 20:08:39

Former Catalan leader Puigdemont ready to cooperate with Belgian court

The sacked Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont tweeted on Saturday that he was willing to cooperate with Belgium's Justice system.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/5 7:10:09

German president raises refugee emergency on Manus with Australian PM

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier raised the situation at the Manus Island refugee camp with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Saturday during a meeting in Perth, German news agency DPA reported on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/5 7:09:27

Scottish childcare minister resigns over "inappropriate behavior"

A Scottish government minister resigned Saturday over allegations about his private life which he said was "inappropriate", British media reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/5 6:46:10

Spain likely to lose up to 27 bln euros if Catalan crisis worsens

The Bank of Spain, the central bank, has warned that the economic growth of the country could be affected if the constitutional crisis in the Catalan region gets worse.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/5 6:44:35

Morocco arrests 2 Dutch nationals over cafe shooting

The Moroccan police said on Saturday that they have arrested two Dutch nationals over shooting in a cafe in the tourist city of Marrakech.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/4 23:46:27

Prominent Angolan military general dies in Spain

The first chief of the general staff of the Angolan Armed Forces (FAA), General Joao de Matos, died on Saturday in Spain's Madrid at the age of 62.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/4 20:55:38

Russia bans entry of dozens of Canadians in response to sanctions

Moscow decides to ban entry of dozens of Canadian citizens to Russia in retaliation to Canada's new sanctions, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/4 7:50:43

New tsunami center to open in Portugal: UN

Portugal is to formally open a National Tsunami Warning Center on Nov. 21, which will extend Europe's capacity to issue tsunami alerts to its citizens, the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) said Friday in a statement.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/4 7:47:41

Spanish judge issues European arrest warrant for former Catalan leader

Spanish High Court judge Carmen Lamela on Friday evening issues a European arrest warrant for the sacked Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont and four former members of his cabinet who are currently in Brussels after failing to appear in court in Madrid on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/4 7:41:27

Spain to issue arrest warrant for Catalan leader

A judge in Madrid was set Friday to issue an EU arrest warrant for Catalonia's deposed leader over his region's tumultuous independence drive, in a move likely to take tensions to a new level in Spain's worst political crisis in decades.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/3 23:43:39

Turkey warns Greece over military drill at Rhodes island

Turkey on Thursday warned Greece for allegedly conducting an "illegal" joint military drill with Egypt at the Greek island of Rhodes.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/3 23:38:53

Cute company

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and his wife, Elke Büdenbender, stand with koala “Karen” at Kings Park in Perth at the start of a state visit on Friday in Perth, Australia. Steinmeier is in Perth to attend the Asia-Pacific Regional Conference, before visiting Sydney. He will hold talks with his counterpart, Governor-General Peter Cosgrove, as well as Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and others.
Source: VCG | 2017/11/3 23:18:39

Turkish president vows to eradicate terror camps in Iraq, Syria

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday vowed to destroy all the terror camps in Iraq and Syria.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/3 23:02:14

Dutch bank cancels invitation to Kevin Spacey

Dutch bank ING announced on Friday that it has withdrawn an invitation for American Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey to attend a business event in Rotterdam.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/3 23:01:30

Flight from Dublin makes emergency landing in France

A flight from Dublin made an emergency landing on Friday at Bordeaux-Merignac airport as one passenger got sick on board, the press service of the French airport told Xinhua.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/3 21:11:07

Court to decide on European warrant for ex-Catalan president's arrest in Belgium

Deposed Catalan President Carles Puigdemont's fate could be decided on Friday when the Spanish National Court is expected to decide if it would issue a European detention warrant against Puigdemont and four members of his deposed government, who are currently in Belgium.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/3 21:10:43

One dead, 14 rescued in refugee boat tragedy in Aegean Sea

The body of a woman was retrieved and 14 people including a minor were rescued after a wooden boat carrying refugees and migrants from Turkey to Greece sank off the Greek island of Kalolimnos, Greece' national news agency AMNA reported Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/3 20:15:46