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Frankfurt evacuates 60,000 people before defusing massive WWII bomb

Frankfurt evacuates 60,000 people before defusing massive WWII bomb Sun, 03 Sep, 2017

Tens of thousands of residents of Germany's financial capital Frankfurt evacuated their homes on Sunday ahead of the planned defusing of a massive World War Two bomb discovered on a building site.
Russia balks at France's UN proposal for Mali sanctions

Russia balks at France's UN proposal for Mali sanctions Fri, 01 Sep, 2017

 Russia on Friday voiced reservations over a French proposal to set up a UN sanctions regime for Mali to punish those who are obstructing a 2015 peace deal.
Hamilton wins in Belgium to trim Vettel's F1 lead

Hamilton wins in Belgium to trim Vettel's F1 lead Sun, 27 Aug, 2017

Lewis Hamilton completed his 200th Grand Prix in victorious style on Sunday when he claimed a much-needed win for Mercedes to trim Sebastian Vettel’s championship lead to seven points.
Activists protest in Germany against neo-Nazi vigil for Hitler ally

Activists protest in Germany against neo-Nazi vigil for Hitler ally Sat, 19 Aug, 2017

Anti-fascist activists gathered in the Berlin suburb of Spandau on Saturday to protest against a vigil by about 250 neo-Nazis commemorating the 30th anniversary of the death of Nazi convict Rudolf Hess.
Spain hunts for driver in van rampage, says Islamist cell dismantled

Spain hunts for driver in van rampage, says Islamist cell dismantled Sat, 19 Aug, 2017

Police were searching on Saturday for the driver of a van that killed 13 people when it plowed into a crowd in Barcelona and were trying to determine whether two other suspected Islamist militants linked to the attack had died or were at large.
Islamic State claims responsibility for deadly Barcelona van attack

Islamic State claims responsibility for deadly Barcelona van attack Thu, 17 Aug, 2017

Two men have been arrested after a white van ploughed into a crowd of people in a busy Barcelona tourist district, killing at least 13 and injuring 80 others.
Study finds climate change altering Europe's river floods

Study finds climate change altering Europe's river floods Thu, 10 Aug, 2017

Climate change is affecting the timing of river floods across Europe and societies may have to adapt to avoid future economic and environmental harm, scientists said Thursday.
Dutch police make arrests in contaminated eggs case

Dutch police make arrests in contaminated eggs case Thu, 10 Aug, 2017

Dutch police arrested two suspects on Thursday as part of an investigation into the illegal use of a potentially harmful insecticide in the poultry industry, the Dutch prosecution service said.

Suspect arrested after car rams Paris anti-terror troops

Suspect arrested after car rams Paris anti-terror troops Wed, 09 Aug, 2017

French police shot and arrested a suspect in a dramatic motorway chase Wednesday after a car smashed into soldiers outside a barracks in a Paris suburb, injuring six.
Putin expels 755 US diplomats from Russia

Putin expels 755 US diplomats from Russia Sun, 30 Jul, 2017

President Vladimir Putin said Russia will expel 755 U.S. diplomatic staff and could consider imposing additional measures against the United States as a response to new U.S. sanctions, although not for now.
Russia orders US to cut diplomats in response to sanctions

Russia orders US to cut diplomats in response to sanctions Fri, 28 Jul, 2017

Moscow on Friday ordered the US to slash its number of diplomats in Russia and froze two embassy compounds in a pre-emptive strike against tough new sanctions being readied in Washington.
Rome mayor demands emergency measures as water rationing looms

Rome mayor demands emergency measures as water rationing looms Fri, 28 Jul, 2017

The mayor of Rome urged the government on Friday to intervene to prevent water rationing in the drought-hit Italian capital.
EU court upholds Hamas terror listing

EU court upholds Hamas terror listing Wed, 26 Jul, 2017

The European Union's top court on Wednesday upheld the bloc's decision to put Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas on its terrorism blacklist.
Wildfires force evacuation of 12,000 in French Riviera towns

Wildfires force evacuation of 12,000 in French Riviera towns Wed, 26 Jul, 2017

Backed by planes dropping water and fire retardant, more than 1,000 firefighters battled wildfires Wednesday that billowed smoke into the sky over France's southern Cote d'Azur coast and forced the evacuation of 12,000 people.
Thousands evacuated in Poland after WWII bomb found

Thousands evacuated in Poland after WWII bomb found Sun, 09 Jul, 2017

Authorities in Bialystok, Poland, evacuated about 10,000 people from their homes Sunday morning after a 500-kilogramme (1,100-pound) World War II-era bomb was found during construction work.

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