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  • Germany hosts some 500 'potential attackers', minister says

    Germany hosts some 500 'potential attackers', minister says

    Germany's interior minister has warned that the country is home to more than 500 Islamic militants who could be capable of carrying out assaults on their own or as members of "hit teams." Speaking in an interview with Bild newspaper, Thomas de...

  • EU finance ministers back Commission ruling that Apple owes billions of euro

    EU finance ministers back Commission ruling that Apple owes billions of euro

    EU finance ministers have lined up behind an EU Commission ruling that technology giant Apple owes billions of euro because it did not pay the proper tax in the European Union for more than a decade. Dutch finance minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem and...

  • Watch: Cat rescued 16 days after Italy quake

    Watch: Cat rescued 16 days after Italy quake

    Italian fire fighters rescued a cat named Pietro yesterday more than two weeks after an earthquake struck central Italy which killed nearly 300 people. Fire brigade officers had accompanied the cat's owners to retrieve their belongings from their...

  • Angelina Jolie visits Syrian refugee camp

    Angelina Jolie visits Syrian refugee camp

    The United Nations Refugee Agency's (UNHCR) Special Envoy Angelina Jolie called on world leaders gathering in New York later this month to put the "root causes of the Syrian conflict and what it will take to end it" at the centre of their...

  • Samsung tells Korean customers to stop using Galaxy Note 7 over fire fault

    Samsung tells Korean customers to stop using Galaxy Note 7 over fire fault

    Samsung has recommended South Korean customers to stop using the new Galaxy Note 7 smartphones, which the company is recalling worldwide after several dozen caught fire. The South Korean technology giant issued a statement on its website advising...

  • US and Russia agree deal for nationwide ceasefire in Syria

    US and Russia agree deal for nationwide ceasefire in Syria

    The US and Russia have announced a breakthrough agreement on Syria that foresees a nationwide ceasefire starting early next week. The ceasefire will be followed by an unlikely new military partnership between the rival governments targeting...

  • Prosecutor: women behind failed Paris attack guided by Syria

    Prosecutor: women behind failed Paris attack guided by Syria

    A cell of young women behind a thwarted attack near Notre Dame Cathedral were radicalised by the Islamic State group and guided by commanders in Syria, the Paris prosecutor said. Francois Molins spoke during a press conference a day after three...

  • Greece urged to speed up reforms to get more bailout cash

    Greece urged to speed up reforms to get more bailout cash

    European creditors have urged the Greek government to speed up the implementation of a series of economic reforms so it can get its hands on the next batch of bailout cash it is due before the end of October. Greece, which depends on the money...

  • Norway leader joins 'napalm girl' protest against Facebook

    Norway leader joins 'napalm girl' protest against Facebook

    Norway's prime minister has challenged Facebook's restrictions on nude photos by posting an iconic 1972 image of a naked, screaming girl running from a napalm attack in Vietnam - but the social networking site quickly deleted it. The Pulitzer...

  • Passenger train derails in Spain, killing four and injuring 47

    Passenger train derails in Spain, killing four and injuring 47

    A passenger train has derailed in Spain's north-western Galicia region, killing four people and injuring 47 others who were taken to hospitals, authorities said. The accident occurred at 9.30am local time (07.30GMT) in Porrino, about 280 miles...

  • EU Commission to redraft mobile roaming proposals to make them less restrictive

    EU Commission to redraft mobile roaming proposals to make them less restrictive

    The European Commission has withdrawn proposals that would limit next year's abolition of mobile roaming charges after criticism that the rules should go further to favour telecoms firms' customers. In a dramatic move just four days after...

  • Mont Blanc cable car rescue operation resumes at dawn

    Mont Blanc cable car rescue operation resumes at dawn

    Emergency workers scrambled at first light this morning to rescue 33 people, including one child, trapped in cable cars high over the slopes of Mont Blanc, the cable car operator said. BFM TV reported that repairs to tangled cables had been...

  • North Korea conducts largest-ever nuclear test

    North Korea conducts largest-ever nuclear test

    North Korea has conducted its fifth nuclear test, South Korea and Japan said after meteorological agencies reported a surface-level seismic tremor near the North's known test site that indicated it was its most powerful yet. The US Geological...

  • Female student dies after shooting girl at Texas High School

    A female student has died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound after shooting and injuring another female student inside a high school in Texas, according to the local sheriff. "The shooter appears to have shot herself," Brewster County...

  • Israel to build underground barrier against Hamas

    Israel to build underground barrier against Hamas

    The Israeli government has begun work on a massive underground barrier along the border with Gaza meant to block Hamas militants from tunnelling into Israel, defence officials said. The project is the hallmark of a huge Israeli effort to halt the...

  • Two men charged in Austria amid Paris attacks probe

    Two men charged in Austria amid Paris attacks probe

    Austrian prosecutors have charged two men with being part of a terrorist organisation in connection with investigations into last year's Paris attacks that killed 130 people. A statement from the Salzburg prosecutors office said the two are...

  • EU-Canada deal to share air travellers' data infringes privacy - EU court

    An agreement between the European Union and Canada to share airline passenger data that the two sides say is key to fighting terrorism cannot enter into force as currently drafted, an adviser to the top EU court said today. The agreement the EU...

  • EU urges Britain to start divorce talks soon

    EU urges Britain to start divorce talks soon

    Britain should start talks to leave the European Union as soon as possible, European Council President Donald Tusk said today, adding weight to calls for Prime Minister Theresa May to start the formal divorce procedure. In London, Tusk met May for...

  • Second couple arrested after car with gas cylinders found in Paris

    Second couple arrested after car with gas cylinders found in Paris

    French police have arrested a second couple in connection with a car found carrying seven gas cylinders near Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris, a judicial official said today. The couple were arrested yesterday evening and taken into custody. Further...

  • Apple unveils iPhone 7, Pokemon Go coming to Apple Watch

    Apple unveils iPhone 7, Pokemon Go coming to Apple Watch

    Apple Inc unveiled its new water and dust-resistant iPhone 7 with high-resolution cameras at its fall product event on Wednesday, and said a Super Mario game was coming to the new phone and Pokemon Go would feature on its upgraded Apple Watch. The...