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18th May 2013

The Netherlands: Police stop 16-year-old girl heading to Syria to fight

Dutch News: A tip-off from the Dutch security service AIVD led police to stop a 16-year-old would-be jihadist leaving the country to fight in Syria, the NRC reports on Friday. Police spokeswoman Nicole Bogers told the NRC the teenager had … Continued

17th May 2013

Germany: German panel on neo-Nazi NSU terror concludes with harsh criticism of police

A panel investigating right-wing terrorism has concluded that police failed in their duties and require reform. The panel reached its conclusion after a year long review of the National Socialist Underground case. Sebastian Edathy, a Social Democrat (SPD) and the … Continued

16th May 2013

Belgium: Billions pledged to Mali at Brussels conference

International donors have pledged more than 3.25 billion euros in aid to help convert the West African state of Mali into a viable nation rather than a terrorist haven. International donors meeting in Brussels have raised a higher-than-expected 3.25-billion-euros ($4.1 … Continued

15th May 2013

Germany: Prosecutors cite “execution-style” murders at Munich terror trial

Prosecutors at the Munich trial of five suspects accused over a neo-Nazi group’s murder spree have cited “execution-style shootings.” Defense lawyers sought more delay, including motions to shift to a larger courtroom. Prosecutors at the Munich trial of five suspected … Continued

13th May 2013

Sweden: Woman’s flat in ruins after mystery bomb blast

What police are calling a bomb was thrown into an apartment in southern Sweden early on Monday morning, leaving parts of the flat “totally destroyed”. <a href=”;sz=300×250;ord=mqiOH249UA?”>< IMG SRC=”;sz=300×250;ord=mqiOH249UA?” BORDER=0 WIDTH=300 HEIGHT=250 ALT=”Advertisement”></A> <iframe id=”4fb36f8e4417f” name=”4fb36f8e4417f” src=”” frameborder=”0″ scrolling=”no” width=”300″ … Continued

9th May 2013

Italy: Seven dead, 2 missing in container ship accident in Italy

[ Photo taken on May 8 shows the fallen control tower in the port of Genoa, northern Italy. (Xinhua/Davide Pambianchi) ] MILAN, (Xinhua): The death toll of the Italian ship’s accident in the northern Genoa port rose to seven late on Wednesday … Continued

7th May 2013

Germany: ‘Racism is in society’s wallpaper’

The Local: As the start of Beate Zschäpe’s trial made her the globally famous face of Germany’s neo-Nazis, Der Tagesspiegel’s Andrea Dernbach says the problem is so much bigger than one person, and even ten murders.  After a series of … Continued

7th May 2013

Sweden: No probe into Stockholm police’s ‘racial profiling’

The Local: Sweden’s Ombudsmen for Justice (JO) announced on Monday it will not investigate the alleged racial profiling carried out by Stockholm police in the city’s public transit system during a push to deport illegal immigrants. The “internal border controls” … Continued

7th May 2013

Ukraine: Hostel fire kills 3, injures 10

KIEV, (Xinhua): Three people were killed and 10 others were hospitalized in a hostel fire in Kharkiv, a city in eastern Ukraine Monday, local media reported. The fire broke out at the nine-storey hostel at 6:13 a.m. local time (0413GMT), … Continued

7th May 2013

Germany: Murder trial adjourned as judges consider defense complaints

The trial of the main suspect and accomplices accused in the murders of 10 mainly foreign residents of Germany is to continue next week, after its opening session was adjourned. The case has drawn worldwide attention.   Munich’s Upper Regional … Continued

1st May 2013

The Netherlands: Dutch King Willem-Alexander inaugurated

King Willem-Alexander has officially ascended the Dutch throne. In his speech, he vowed to serve the Netherlands following his mother’s example. Queen Beatrix officially ended her 33-year-reign the same day. More than 2,000 guests filled Amsterdam’s de Nieuwe Kerk (The … Continued

30th Apr 2013

Czech Republic: Explosion brings Prague to standstill

An explosion in Prague’s historic district has left dozens injured. Rescue workers were searching the rubble for missing persons. Meanwhile, the confusion has brought life in the Czech Republic’s capital to a standstill. Emergency services led sniffer dogs through the … Continued

28th Apr 2013

Italy: Three injured in shooting as new Italian Gov’t sworn in

Police maintain security at the scene where gunshots were fired in Rome, Italy, April 28, 2013. Two policemen and a passer-by were shot and injured on Sunday outside the government building, which is close to the presidential palace where Prime … Continued

28th Apr 2013

Italy forms new coalition government

A new coalition government has been formed in Italy under the leadership of Prime Minister Enrico Letta. The new Cabinet will be sworn in on Sunday morning. Letta is deputy leader of the center-left Democratic Party which has opposed former … Continued

25th Apr 2013

Switzerland announces plan to limit EU immigration

The Swiss government has announced plans to limit immigration from EU countries in Western Europe. Switzerland says there is growing unease about a rising number of foreigners. The EU has criticized the decision. The Swiss government announced on Wednesday that … Continued

20th Apr 2013

Serbia and Kosovo sign deal to normalize ties

The prime ministers of Serbia and Kosovo have put their initials to a deal to normalize relations between their governments. The talks were brokered by the EU, partly with an eye on bloc membership for both parties.   Serbia and … Continued

19th Apr 2013

Germany rejects quotas for women

  Women hold 39 percent of management positions in Norway, but fewer than 10 percent in Germany. But, the German parliament has rejected quotas for top positions with the votes of the governing coalition. In 1979, the United Nations codified … Continued

19th Apr 2013

IMF Chief Lagarde to face questioning in misconduct probe

IMF chief Christine Lagarde will face questions in court next month over a huge state payout made when she was France’s finance minister. Authorities searched her home last month as part of the investigation. Lagarde has been ordered to appear … Continued

16th Apr 2013

Sweden: (The Local): Protests mount against Mustafa’s ouster

Dozens of demonstrators gathered outside Social Democrat headquarters in central Stockholm on Monday night, while others took to the opinion pages of a Swedish daily to protest the ouster of Omar Mustafa over questions about his values. “It’s Social Democrats … Continued

Bosnia & Herzegovina: EUFOR to hold military exercise in BiH
15th Apr 2013

Bosnia & Herzegovina: EUFOR to hold military exercise in BiH

SARAJEVO, (Xinhua): EUFOR is to hold military exercise in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) between April 15 and April 28, local media reported on Sunday. The exercise, codenamed “quick response 2013,” is aimed to demonstrate the ability of EUFOR to successfully … Continued

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