Italy: Growing fears of anti-immigrant attacks after election

Anti-immigrant and far-right forces have seen political gains in Italy and xenophobic violence has been making life dangerous for Italy’s minorities. Sunday’s election in Italy has seen the anti-immigrant party known as the League, formerly known as the Northern League, become a dominant force in Italian politics. Its leader, Matteo Salvini, says he’s the only possible candidate for prime minister. […]

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Russia mourns over many killed in shopping mall fire

President Vladimir Putin has condemned ‘negligence’ that lead to the deaths of 64 people in a mall fire on Saturday. There is grief and anger in a Russian city where a fire at a shopping centre on Sunday killed 64 people – 41 of them children. President Vladimir Putin visited the city of Kemerovo in Siberia and blamed what he […]

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Arson attack on mosque in Berlin

Another mosque frequented by the Turkish community in Germany was attacked on Friday. A mosque in Berlin has been set on fire by masked assailants in the early hours of Sunday morning.   “Witnesses told us that three assailants with covered faces threw burning material and immediately ran away,” said Bayram Turk, the head of the mosque association. This attacks comes only […]

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Top UK sports stars accused of doping

Former Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins and fellow Olympic champion Mo Farah are the biggest names accused of taking performance-enhancing drugs, using a medical loophole. Top UK sports stars have been accused of “cheating the system” after British MPs published a new report on doping. Former Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins and fellow Olympic champion Mo Farah are […]

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Yuri Gagarin's death: Three tales for his crash

‘None of the documents from the 29 volumes of the investigation was published in full,’ said Russian historian Glushko. Yuri Gagarin, feted as a Soviet national hero for being the first man in space, was killed in a plane crash 50 years ago but the details of his death remain shrouded in mystery and tales. For the first time in […]

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Europe and others ban Boeing 737 MAX 8 but US stands firm

Countries around the world have banned the Boeing 737 MAX 8 from their skies but the US has so far stood by it. The UK, France and Germany were among those to ban the aircraft but their actions were mostly superseded when the European Aviation Safety Agency announced it was banning the planes from its airspace. This meant that some […]

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Far-right parties seen nearly doubling seats in EU vote: Bild

BERLIN (Reuters) – Far-right parties are poised to double their seats in the European Parliament election in May, while mainstream conservative and Social Democratic groups face big losses, a new poll released by Germany’s Bild newspaper showed. The loss of support for mainstream parties meant they would not be able to form a “grand coalition” in the parliament such as […]

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Turkey-backed FSA encircles YPG-held Afrin

As Syrian FSA fighters take up positions outside Afrin, the International Red Cross is reminding all parties that civilians and evacuees must be treated humanely. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he hopes the northern Syrian town of Afrin will be totally encircled by the end of the day. The fighting between Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) rebels and Kurdish […]

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Fourteen EU countries to take diplomatic action against Russia

Poland, Lithuania and Latvia recall ambassadors from Moscow as the EU is expected to expel more Russian diplomats. Moscow, Russia – Fourteen European Union countries have taken a decision to expel Russian diplomats, Donald Tusk, President of the European Council said on Monday. The decision was made last Friday during a meeting of EU leaders.  Earlier on Monday, Poland, Latvia and Lithuania withdrew […]

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