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Working very well with SPD interim leadership: Angela Merkel

BERLIN: German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday she had a “very, very trustworthy” working relationship with the interim leaders of her Social Democrat coalition…

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Louvre museum covers Sackler name after opioid protests

PARIS: France’s Louvre museum has taped over the name Sackler as donors to a wing of the building after protests against the family blamed for…

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Spain PM says does not want far-left leader in his government

MADRID: Spain’s acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said Thursday that he would not accept far-left Podemos leader Pablo Iglesias being part of his government. Following…

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Germany probes anti-Israel ‘likes’ by official account

BERLIN – Germany’s foreign ministry said Thursday it has opened an investigation after learning that the official Twitter account of the country’s mission to the…

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15 killed as van carrying migrants crashes in eastern Turkey

ANKARA (TURKEY) – A van carrying migrants rolled into a roadside ditch in eastern Turkey on Thursday, killing 15 people, a Turkish official said. More…

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Lufthansa plane evacuated at Belgrade airport after bomb threat call

BELGRADE: A Lufthansa plane bound for Frankfurt was evacuated at Belgrade airport on Thursday after police received a call saying a bomb was on board,…

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Volodymyr Zelensky: Two months as Ukraine’s most unusual president

KIEV: During his first two months as Ukraine’s leader, comedian Volodymyr Zelensky has not yet done anything that would affect ordinary lives, but has completely…

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Missile seized from far-right sympathisers

ROME: Italian police said on Monday they had seized weapons including an air-to-air missile in raids on far-right extremist groups. Neo-Nazi propaganda was also seized…

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Norway arrests Muslim cleric after Italian terror trial

COPENHAGEN: A Muslim cleric found guilty in Italy of planning terror has been detained in Norway on an Italian arrest warrant, The Norwegian domestic security…

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Ursula von der Leyen: Merkel loyalist, dyed-in-the-wool European

BERLIN: Passionately pro-European, German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen might have seen her political star fade in Berlin but is now aiming for the…

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