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Greek police intercept 8 parcel bombs headed to European Union institutions & companies

Investigators focused on Greek anarchist groups also for the International Monetary Fund attack after Greek stamps were found on the exploded envelope. Eight parcel bombs have been found and neutralised by police in Greece . The Dutch finance minister represented European creditors in negotiations with Greece over its controversial bailout agreements following Syriza's victory in the 2015 elections. Read More

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Drugs, alcohol in blood of Paris Orly airport attacker

Drugs, alcohol in blood of Paris Orly airport attacker

The incident, which lasted around three minutes, caused travellers to flee in panic and resulted in a stand-off with soldiers - during which Belgacem was fatally shot. An autopsy showed the presence of cannabis and cocaine in Belgacem's body, as well as an alcohol blood level of 0.93 grams per litre, a judicial source said on Sunday. Read More

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Rwandan genocide: Pope Francis seeks forgiveness for Church's 'failings'

Rwandan genocide: Pope Francis seeks forgiveness for Church's 'failings'

During Rwanda's annual dialogue in December, Kagame said he didn't understand why the church was so reluctant to apologize for genocide when popes have apologized for much lesser crimes. " Today , genocide denial and trivialisation continue to flourish in certain groups within the Church and genocide suspects have been shielded from justice within Catholic institutions", the government stated. Read More

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Families of 9/11 victims sue Saudi Arabia for complicity in terror attacks

Families of 9/11 victims sue Saudi Arabia for complicity in terror attacks

A joint group of 1,500 9/11 first responders and the families of 800 victims filed a lawsuit against the Saudi government in federal court on Monday for allegedly funding the attack on the WTC. Fifteen out of the 19 9/11 hijackers were Saudi nationals and three of them had previously worked for the kingdom. "There's no question they had a hand in the 9/11 attacks", he said. Read More

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US President Donald Trump stands by wiretap claims

US President Donald Trump stands by wiretap claims

The Republican and Democratic leaders of the House Intelligence Committee say they have seen no evidence supporting President Donald Trump's claim that the Obama administration wiretapped him a year ago. Mike Rogers, who heads the National Security Agency, have agreed to undergo questioning, under oath, before the Republican-run House Intelligence Committee, whose chairman has expressed deep doubts about Trump's accusation, which was sent out in a tweet on March 4 without a scintilla of ... Read More

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Russian Federation denies its spies were behind huge Yahoo hack

Russian Federation denies its spies were behind huge Yahoo hack

The US said Dokuchaev was an officer in the FSB's Center for Information Security, known as Center 18, which is tasked with investigating hacking and is the FBI's point of contact in Moscow for cybercrimes. Also targeted were employees of private sector banking and investment firms in Switzerland, Russia and the USA, as well as an American airline and a French transportation company. Read More

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Iraq kills Daesh commander, captures Mosul bridge

Iraq kills Daesh commander, captures Mosul bridge

Iraqi government forces battling Islamic State for Mosul took control of a main bridge over the Tigris river on Wednesday and advanced towards the mosque where the group's leader declared a caliphate in 2014, federal police said. "We are taking out snipers hiding in the surrounding building, we are still pushing for the Iron Bridge", Brigadier General Mahdi Abbas Abdullah of the Rapid Response force told Reuters . Read More

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American soldiers wounded in Afghan 'insider attack'

American soldiers wounded in Afghan 'insider attack'

Afghan military spokesman, Rasoul Zazai, told Reuters that the incident happened at 3 p.m. local time Sunday at Camp Shorab in the Afghan province of Helmand. In the southern Zabul province, an army operation killed 13 Taliban and wounded 11 others, said General Sadiqullah Saberi. Insider attacks by Afghan soldiers, once a major security concern, have been on the decline recently due to improved security at bases, and the withdrawal of most of the worldwide contingent from Afghanistan in ... Read More

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139-day Manipur economic blockade to be lifted tonight

139-day Manipur economic blockade to be lifted tonight

S Milan, General Secretary of UNC told ET, "We have chose to lift the economic blockade and government has assured to look in our demand of cancelling the creation of new districts". Creation of seven new districts in Manipur prompted UNC to initiate the protests against the incumbent Ibobi Singh-led Congress government in the state. Read More

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United Kingdom government rejects Scottish independence referendum: "now is not the time"

Scottish Labour Westminster spokesman Ian Murray said it was wrong to hold a referendum without the Scottish and United Kingdom governments striking a deal like the Edinburgh Agreement, which underpinned the 2014 poll. Meanwhile, former Scottish first minister, Alex Salmond, warned that the Scottish Nationalists could abandon their previous proposals for maintaining a currency union with the United Kingdom, in an interview with United Kingdom broadsheet the Financial Times on Friday. Read More

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Turkey says Dutch parties have same

Turkey says Dutch parties have same "mindset" despite election result

Under the deal, Brussels said it would speed up European Union accession talks and visa liberalization for Turkish nationals, which is far from becoming reality. The choleric and highly nationalist President Erdogan , who still resents the slowness with which many EU states responded to the attempted coup against his government last summer, seized the opportunity to spark a politically convenient row with those European states who banned the rallies. Read More

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China's Sinopec, Saudi Arabia's Sabic sign cooperation agreement

China's Sinopec, Saudi Arabia's Sabic sign cooperation agreement

For Saudi Aramco, the potential investments fit with its strategy to expand refining and chemicals in a bid to diversify assets and secure long-term agreements for its oil. The state oil giant also signed an MOU with Aerosun Corp for the manufacture of thermoplastic pipes and components. Iran blamed the disaster on what it called the organisers' incompetence, and it boycotted last year's haj. Read More

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