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Syrian suicide bomber detonates bomb in Istanbul, killing at least 10 and wounding 15

January
12
,
2016
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ISTANBUL — A Syrian suicide bomber detonated a bomb in a historic district of Istanbul popular with tourists Tuesday morning, killing at least 10 people and wounding 15 others, Turkish officials said. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in...

Swedish prosecutors launch criminal investigation related to emissions scandal at Volkswagen

January
12
,
2016
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STOCKHOLM — Swedish prosecutors have launched a criminal investigation related to the emissions scandal at German automaker Volkswagen. Anti-corruption prosecutor Alf Johansson said Tuesday the investigation focuses on preliminary charges...

Chancellor Angela Merkel's spokesman says attacks on women in Cologne are

January
11
,
2016
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BERLIN — A string of attacks on women in Cologne on New Year's Eve blamed largely on foreigners was "intolerable," Chancellor Angela Merkel's spokesman said Monday, but "nothing excuses" retaliatory assaults on...

Pope calls for a bold and creative strategy to deal with global migration

January
11
,
2016
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VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis called Monday for a bold and creative strategy to deal with global migration, insisting that Europe has the means and "moral responsibility" to welcome refugees without sacrificing its security or culture....

Landmark fraud and corruption trial starts for Spain's Princess Cristina and her husband

January
11
,
2016
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PALMA DE MALLORCA, Spain — A landmark fraud trial opened Monday for Spain's Princess Cristina, accused of helping bankroll a lavish lifestyle with funds her husband received from an alleged scheme to embezzle millions from public contracts...

Nearly 1.1 million people registered as asylum-seekers in Germany last year

January
6
,
2016
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BERLIN — Nearly 1.1 million people were registered as asylum-seekers in Germany last year, more than 400,000 of them from Syria, the government said Wednesday. The Interior Ministry said that 1,091,894 people in total were registered...

With an armed and bloody deity on front page, Charlie Hebdo declares itself alive

January
4
,
2016
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PARIS — The satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, whose staff was decimated by Islamic extremists on Jan. 7, 2015, is running a special edition this week with a bloody God armed with a Kalashnikov on the cover and the headline: "The murderer...

Germany: several shots fired at a home for asylum seekers, 1 man lightly injured

January
4
,
2016
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BERLIN — Police say several shots have been fired at a home for asylum seekers in western Germany and one resident was lightly injured. Police in Offenbach, near Frankfurt, said it wasn't immediately who was responsible for the incident...

Austria: 2 suitcases floating in lake contain body parts, police working on identity

January
4
,
2016
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VIENNA — Police have recovered two suitcases with body parts inside from an Austrian lake. A police statement says the remains are of a woman aged around 70. The suitcases were hauled Sunday from the waters of the Traunsee at the lakeside...

At dawn of 2016, refugee, migrant flows into Europe look set to continue

January
1
,
2016
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ATHENS, Greece — Bitter cold, biting winds and rough winter seas have done little to stem the seemingly endless flow of desperate people fleeing war or poverty for what they hope will be a brighter, safer future in Europe. As 2016 dawns,...