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Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Putin vows 'consequences' as Turkey downs Russian plane
NATO member Turkey on Tuesday shot down a Russian war plane on the Syrian border, an act President Vladimir Putin said would have "serious consequences" for ties between two key protagonists in the Syria war.
Portugal's president announced Tuesday he is inviting Socialist Party leader Antonio Costa to form a government backed by the Communist Party and radical Left Bloc, despite doubts over those parties' commitment to the economic goals of the eurozone.
Anti-Muslim hate crimes rose 300 percent in the UK in the week following the coordinated attacks in Paris, according to figures published on Monday.
Without specifying his illness, Sepp Blatter said in excerpts from a television interview that he was near death when hospitalized for stress-related problems this month.
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Two Italian journalists who wrote books detailing Vatican mismanagement face trial on Tuesday in a Vatican courtroom along with three people accused of leaking them the information in a case that has drawn scorn from media watchdogs.
Belgium police arrest 21; Paris fugitive still at large
Belgian police launched more raids in Brussels and beyond early Monday, detaining five more people as they continued their hunt for a fugitive suspect in the Paris attacks.
Pro-independence protest in Catalonia draws around 3,000
Around 3,000 protesters have gathered in Barcelona to support an organization that seeks the creation of a Catalan state independent from Spain and urge regional lawmakers to reach an agreement to form a transitional government.
More than 1,000 people marched through the streets of Madrid on Sunday calling for official recognition of crimes committed during the era of dictator Francisco Franco, 40 years after his death.
Monday, November 23, 2015
"Leave" campaigners in Britain's EU membership referendum battle are struggling to get themselves organized, with two rival groups squabbling over a war chest and populist figurehead Nigel Farage stuck in the middle.
British veterans marched through London on Saturday to protest against the arrest of a former comrade on suspicion of murdering three people during Northern Ireland's Bloody Sunday in 1972.
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