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  • Salah Abdeslam, the only surviving suspect in the 2015 Paris attacks, has maintained a stoic silence as a Belgian court opened trial on charges related to a shootout with police officers shortly before his arrest in 2016.

    Salah Abdeslam, the only surviving suspect in the 2015 Paris attacks.
    LAST UPDATE : Feb 05, 2018, 6:28 AM EST
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    Pope Francis appealed to Roman Catholics to welcome migrants, as he compared refugees to Biblical Mary and Joseph who wandered fruitlessly from Nazareth to Bethlehem in pursuit of shelter.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 25, 2017, 6:44 AM EST
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    The pro-independence parties in the Spanish region of Catalonia secured a slim majority in snap elections, a development that deals a several blow to Madrid that sought to snuff out the secessionist drive with the polls.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 22, 2017, 5:24 AM EST
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  • The development puts Chancellor Angela Merkel's fourth term in doubt.

    Germany faces the prospects of fresh election as coalition talks between Chancellor Angela Merkel’s CDU/CSU bloc, the pro-business FDP and the Greens crumbled following four weeks of negotiations on Sunday.

    LAST UPDATE : Nov 20, 2017, 5:27 AM EST
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    Spain’s move to impose a direct rule in Catalonia faces a crucial test on Monday as uncertainty builds over whether the functioning of the regional institutions will be hampered by calls for mass civil disobedience.

    LAST UPDATE : Oct 30, 2017, 6:50 AM EDT
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    In a swift and strong response to Catalonia’s declaration of independence on Friday, the Spanish government dissolved the Catalan parliament, sacked the region’s president and called for fresh elections.

    LAST UPDATE : Oct 28, 2017, 4:59 AM EDT
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  • Speculations are ripe that Catalonia’s President Carles Puigdemont could push unilateral declaration of independence.

    The face off between the Spanish regime and the Catalan leaders show no signs of easing as an official announced that the regional authorities won’t follow Madrid’s orders if Spain imposes a direct rule on Catalonia.

    LAST UPDATE : Oct 23, 2017, 6:40 AM EDT
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  • Catalonia’s President Carles Puigdemont signed a suspended statement on independence on Tuesday.

    Catalan leader signed a declaration of independence but stopped short of implementation as he called for negotiations with the Spanish regime in a move that averted the region’s direct showdown with Madrid.

    LAST UPDATE : Oct 11, 2017, 5:40 AM EDT
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  • Attacker mowed down crowd at Las Ramblas, a busy tourist spot in Barcelona.

    Spanish police shot dead five suspected terrorists in the town of Cambrils on Friday, foiling a bid for second “jihadist attack” just hours after a van ploughed into crowds in Barcelona, leaving 13 people dead.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 18, 2017, 1:48 AM EDT
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  • Germany faces the prospects of fresh elections after exploratory talks between Chancellor Angela Merkel’s CDU/CSU bloc, the Greens and the pro-business FDP crumbled following four weeks of intense negotiations on Sunday.

    LAST UPDATE : Nov 20, 2017, 5:16 AM EST
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