Europe

Renault recalls 15,000 cars for emissions fixes, France says

January
19
,
2016
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PARIS — France's environment minister says Renault will recall 15,000 cars to update their emissions filters because the current filters were inadequate in warm weather. Segolene Royal told RTL radio the French carmaker had agreed to...

Fire rages on top floor of Paris' Ritz, under renovation

January
19
,
2016
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PARIS — Fire engulfed the top floor of Paris' Ritz Carlton hotel on Tuesday, burning out of control for hours in one of the city's most storied plazas. The fire began early in the day at the posh hotel where Princess Diana spent her...

Spain: King meets leaders before calling on 1 to form govt

January
18
,
2016
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MADRID — King Felipe VI on Monday began a week of meetings with political party leaders before nominating one to try to form a new Spanish government following an inconclusive national election last month. Traditionally, the monarch invites...

Botched French drug trial leaves 1 brain dead, 5 in hospital

January
15
,
2016
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PARIS — One man is brain dead and three others are facing possible permanent brain damage after volunteering to take part in a botched drug test in western France, the French Health Ministry said Friday. The prosecutor's office has...

15 Turkish academics detained for signing declaration

January
15
,
2016
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ANKARA, Turkey — Turkish police on Friday detained 15 academics who were among more than 1,000 scholars who signed a declaration denouncing military operations against Kurdish rebels in southeastern Turkey, the state-run Anadolu Agency...

German economy picked up speed in 2015

January
14
,
2016
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BERLIN — The German economy, Europe's biggest, grew by 1.7 per cent in 2015, authorities said Thursday, a slight improvement from the previous year that was fueled mainly by domestic demand. The Federal Statistical Office offered a...

Police detain Florence suspect after DNA analysis on condom

January
14
,
2016
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FLORENCE, Italy — Italian prosecutors say "decisive" DNA analysis of a condom and cigarette butt led them to detain a Senegalese man in the death of an American woman who suffered two deadly fractures to her skull before being...

1 person detained in connection with Istanbul suicide attack that killed 10 Germans

January
13
,
2016
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ISTANBUL — Turkish police have arrested one person in connection with the deadly suicide bombing in Istanbul that killed 10 Germans, officials said Wednesday. The suspect was detained in Istanbul late Tuesday, Interior Minister Efkan Ala...

Carillon cafe is reopening its doors for the first time since it was among Paris sites targeted by Islamic extremists

January
13
,
2016
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PARIS — With the blood and bullets now swept away, the Carillon cafe is reopening its doors for the first time since it was among Paris sites targeted by Islamic extremists in November. The French capital is trying to revive tourism and...

Report: Turkey detains 3 Russians in raid aimed at ISIL

January
13
,
2016
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ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey's state-run news agency says police in the Mediterranean city of Antalya have detained three Russian nationals in a raid on suspected Islamic State militants. The Anadolu Agency said anti-terrorism police...