Europe

French Soldier Dies After Landmine Blows Up Vehicle in Mali

PARIS, Nov 26 (Reuters) – A French soldier has died after suffering injuries in Mali when his vehicle was attacked by “terrorist groups”, the French President’s office said in a statement on Thursday. The soldier, who held a sergeant’s role in a parachute regiment, suffered the injuries in October in the north of Mali when

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U.S. Has Urged Legal Reforms Abroad to Block Daesh Recruits

By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON, Nov 26 – The U.S. Justice Department has provided specific suggestions to governments in Europe and elsewhere on how to strengthen counterterrorism laws in order to arrest would-be foreign fighters before they join groups like Daesh, according to a policy paper reviewed by Reuters. U.S. government officials distributed the paper to

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Belgium Detains Five More Suspects in Raids Linked to Paris Attacks

BRUSSELS, Nov. 23 – Belgium has detained five more people following raids on Monday morning in the Brussels and Liege regions as it searches the country’s links to the Paris attacks, federal prosecutors said. The federal prosecutors’ office said it had carried out five raids in the Brussels area and two around the eastern city

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Pakistan Suspends Deal to Accept Deportations from Europe

By Katharine Houreld ISLAMABAD, Nov 18 – Pakistan will refuse to accept any citizens deported from mainland Europe, halting repatriations at a time when European leaders facing an influx of migration are desperate to streamline procedures, the interior ministry said on Wednesday. Globally, around 90,000 people were deported back to Pakistan last year for a

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Refugees Drown After Boat Sinks In Kos

ATHENS, Nov. 17 – Eight migrants drowned and at least another three were missing after their inflatable boat sank off the Greek island of Kos early on Tuesday, the coastguard said. Seven people were rescued, and emergency crews were still trying to recover all the bodies of the people who died from the capsized vessel,

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Paris Attacks Turn Spotlight on Germany’s Refugee Policy

By Michael Nienaber and Kirsti Knolle BERLIN, Nov 14 – The deadly attacks in Paris have sparked a debate in Germany on Chancellor Angela Merkel’s refugee policy and how to get a better overview of the people entering the country. Daesh on Saturday claimed responsibility for the coordinated assault by gunmen and bombers that killed

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