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12th Nov 2013

Poland: Polish far-right groups turn violent at national independence day march

Police in Poland have clashed with far-right youths during a march marking national independence day. It is the third year in a row the march has turned violent. Police in Warsaw used rubber bullets and tear gas on Monday to … Continued

12th Nov 2013

UN nuclear watchdog signs ‘roadmap’ deal with Iran

The UN’s nuclear watchdog has reached an agreement with Iran over its nuclear program. US Secretary of State John Kerry, meanwhile, has said world powers agreed on a deal at the Geneva talks before Tehran backed out. The “roadmap” agreement … Continued

12th Nov 2013

Kerry seeks Iran nuclear deal to “protect Israel”

US Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday defended moves to strike a nuclear deal with Iran that would “protect” Israel and Western-backed Gulf monarchies. His comments came as France said world powers were close to an agreement with Iran … Continued

11th Nov 2013

Germany: Telecoms plan shielded European Internet

Deutsche Telekom says the scandal over US and British eavesdropping has prompted German providers to contemplate an inner-German or inner-European Internet. Data would no longer be routed and stored via other continents. Germany’s state-backed Telekom confirmed on Sunday that German … Continued

10th Nov 2013

Iranian businessmen mulling reduction of trade cooperation with France

        Tehran, (IRNA): Iranian businessmen have decided to reconsider their trade relations with France following the “dishonest policies” adopted by Paris during the newly-ended nuclear talks between Iran and the Group 5+1 in Geneva. The 3-day talks were held from … Continued

10th Nov 2013

Switzerland: World powers, Iran to hold another round of talks on Nov. 20

GENEVA, (Xinhua): European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said early Sunday that world powers would reconvene talks with Iran over its controversial nuclear program on Nov. 20. Talks between the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council … Continued

9th Nov 2013

France: Several injured in explosion during rehearsal at Paris theater

More than a dozen people have been injured in an accidental explosion during a rehearsal for a musical in Paris. It wasn’t immediately clear what sparked the blast. Police sources said around 15 people had been injured, five of them … Continued

9th Nov 2013

Kerry says no deal yet in Iran nuclear talks

World powers and Iran have yet to reach a deal on Iran’s nuclear program but are working hard to do so, US Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday. “There is not an agreement at this point,” Kerry said shortly … Continued

7th Nov 2013

Switzerland: ‘Moderate’ evidence points to Arafat polonium poisoning

Swiss scientists have found evidence that Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat may have been poisoned with polonium, according to a publication of their findings. A text of the scientists’ findings published by the television channel Al-Jazeera on Wednesday served to fuel … Continued

5th Nov 2013

Norway: Man with knife kills three people on bus in western Norway

An attack on a bus in western Norway by a man wielding a knife has left three people dead, including the driver. The motive of the attacker was not immediately clear. The incident occurred on a remote mountain road on … Continued

3rd Nov 2013

Germany admits Europe’s spy agencies cooperate on surveillance

  Germany’s foreign intelligence agency has confirmed it swaps information with European counterparts that carry out mass surveillance. However, it denied that it was working with the British to change and circumvent laws.  The Guardian newspaper reported on Saturday that … Continued

2nd Nov 2013

Greece: Greek far-right Golden Dawn party members shot dead

The Greek far-right party facing a police crackdown says two of its members have been shot dead outside its office by a gunman on a motorcycle. Parliamentarians described the killings as a “blow to democracy.” Two members of Greece’s Nazi-inspired … Continued

29th Oct 2013

Deadly storms cause disruption across northern Europe

More than a dozen people have been killed as a result of storms that hit parts of northern Europe. The windy weather also caused major disruptions to transportation and left many without electricity. At least 14 people were killed across … Continued

28th Oct 2013

Ethnic Hungarians march for autonomy in Romania

Ethnic Hungarians are demanding autonomy in Romanian communities. Transylvania was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire until after World War I, when the ethnic Romanian majority created their own country. About 10,000 people held protests on Sunday in Hungary and Romania … Continued

27th Oct 2013

Czech voters opt for leftist Social Democrats and novice populist

Czech voters angered by years of political graft and budget cuts have handed the opposition Social Democrats a weak mandate to form a government. A media magnate who heads a new centrist party has emerged as kingmaker. Preliminary counts put … Continued

27th Oct 2013

Media reports suggest Obama knew NSA spied on Merkel

There are new questions over how much President Obama knew about US spying on Angela Merkel. A newspaper report says that the US leader has been aware of NSA eavesdropping on the German chancellor since 2010. On Saturday, Spiegel magazine … Continued

25th Oct 2013

Germany and France call for talks over US spying allegations

France and Germany have called for talks to agree on new rules for intelligence relations with Washington. The call follows allegations that the US spied on Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cell phone. Following the first night of European Union summit talks, … Continued

24th Oct 2013

EU lawmakers urge block on US access to SWIFT bank data

European lawmakers have approved a resolution that calls for US anti-terrorism investigators to be denied access to the global banking database, SWIFT. The decision followed revelations about American spying activities. Lawmakers in the Brussels parliament voted by 280 to 254 … Continued

23rd Oct 2013

Germany accused of aiding US drone strikes

    Amnesty International raises a serious accusation, saying deadly US drone attacks in Pakistan are conducted with German help. Experts fear things are actually a lot worse.   The US defends its drone attacks as “precise and effective.” But … Continued

22nd Oct 2013

France in the NSA’s crosshair : phone networks under surveillance

Le Monde: The future will perhaps tell us one day why France has remained so discreet in comparison with Germany or Brazil, for example, after the first revelations about the extent of the American electronic espionage programmes in the world … Continued

Sectarianism in the Middle East and its rise in the UK, Standpoint, Sahar TV. Interview done on 29 May 2013 and transmitted on 12 June 2013


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