Digest (english)

Tuesday, 24 November: Explosive belt found in Paris, France to clamp down on financing of terrorism, Meeting of finance ministers in Brussels

⊂ EUROPE ⊃ Explosive belt found in Paris: Ten days after the terrorist attacks, an explosive belt was found in a suburb south of Paris on Monday. Investigators are analyzing it to see if it may have been used in the earlier attacks. Belgian authorities said they would continue a lockdown in Brussels on Tuesday …

Tuesday, 24 November: Explosive belt found in Paris, France to clamp down on financing of terrorism, Meeting of finance ministers in Brussels Weiterlesen »

Monday, 23 November: Brussels on highest level of terror alert, Uncertainties surround Hanover terror threat, Crimea falls into darkness

⊂ EUROPE ⊃ Brussels on highest level of terror alert: Belgian armed police mounted raids across the country on Sunday after Prime Minister Charles Michel announced another day of lockdown in the capital Brussels. Scores of police officers and heavily armed Belgian soldiers sealed off streets as they extended their hunt for suspects linked to …

Monday, 23 November: Brussels on highest level of terror alert, Uncertainties surround Hanover terror threat, Crimea falls into darkness Weiterlesen »

Friday, 20 November: New insights and further arrests, EU to tighten external border controls, ECB concerned about inflation targets

⊂ EUROPE ⊃ New insights and further arrests: The ringleader behind the Paris attacks is dead, killed during the Wednesday raid in the northern Paris suburb of Saint-Denis. A manhunt for a suspected terrorist involved in the Paris attacks spread across France and Belgium on Thursday. Nine people were arrested, seven of them as part …

Friday, 20 November: New insights and further arrests, EU to tighten external border controls, ECB concerned about inflation targets Weiterlesen »

Thursday, 19 November: Arrests and deaths during Paris raid, Anti-IS coalition, EU Commission strengthens control of firearms

⊂ EUROPE ⊃ Arrests and deaths during Paris raid: Five days after the terrorist attacks in Paris, French police officers stormed an apartment in St. Denis, a suburb on the northern edge of Paris, in search of their elusive suspect: Abdelhamid Abaaoud, a Belgian suspected of organizing last week’s deadly attacks. When it was all …

Thursday, 19 November: Arrests and deaths during Paris raid, Anti-IS coalition, EU Commission strengthens control of firearms Weiterlesen »

Wednesday, 18 November: Germany v Netherlands match cancelled after bomb threat, Europe searches for ninth attacker, France asks EU for help

⊂ EUROPE ⊃ Germany v Netherlands match cancelled after bomb threat: A friendly soccer game between Germany and the Netherlands was cancelled on Tuesday due to a suspected threat of a bomb at the Hannover stadium. Evacuation began less than two hours before kick-off after a concrete security threat, said the city’s president of police. …

Wednesday, 18 November: Germany v Netherlands match cancelled after bomb threat, Europe searches for ninth attacker, France asks EU for help Weiterlesen »

Tuesday, 17 November: Europe mourns with Paris, Key suspects in Paris attacks, G20 summit about Syria, growth, and climate

⊂ EUROPE ⊃ Europe mourns with Paris: Europe held a one-minute silence on Monday for the dead and injured in the Paris attacks. The Eiffel Tower was lit with the blue, white and red colors of the French flag to pay tribute to the victims of a series of deadly attacks on Friday in the …

Tuesday, 17 November: Europe mourns with Paris, Key suspects in Paris attacks, G20 summit about Syria, growth, and climate Weiterlesen »

Monday, 16 November: Paris in shock, France bombs IS positions, G20 summit in Antalya

⊂ EUROPE ⊃ Paris in shock: After the terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday, French President Francois Hollande spoke of war and imposed a state of emergency. France’s borders were closed. At least 132 people were killed and more than 350 people were injured. A Syrian passport was found next to the body of one …

Monday, 16 November: Paris in shock, France bombs IS positions, G20 summit in Antalya Weiterlesen »

Friday, 13 November: Cooperation with Africa, European Islamist network crackdown, General strike in Greece

⊂ EUROPE ⊃ Cooperation with Africa: Africa and Europe want to work together to combat the poverty and conflict driving migration to Europe. The European Union launched a fund for Africa on Thursday, but African leaders said more fundamental economic change was needed. The trust fund, unveiled at a summit with African leaders in Malta, …

Friday, 13 November: Cooperation with Africa, European Islamist network crackdown, General strike in Greece Weiterlesen »

Thursday, 12 November: EU-Africa summit, G20 summit in Antalya, EU agrees to label Israeli settlement goods

⊂ EUROPE ⊃ EU-Africa summit: EU leaders are gathering with African counterparts in Malta on Wednesday and Thursday, pledging cash in exchange for help to stem the flow of migrants across the Mediterranean. EU Commissioner for Migration Dimitris Avramopoulos said the purpose of the summit was to enhance collaboration with African countries. The EU Commission …

Thursday, 12 November: EU-Africa summit, G20 summit in Antalya, EU agrees to label Israeli settlement goods Weiterlesen »

Wednesday, 11 November: Germany mourns Helmut Schmidt, David Cameron’s wish list, Portugal’s government ousted

⊂ EUROPE ⊃ Germany mourns Helmut Schmidt: Former Chancellor Helmut Schmidt, who led West Germany from 1974 to 1982, died on Tuesday at the age of 96 in his hometown of Hamburg. Schmidt was a politician who believed in plain speaking and whose steadfast refusal to censor himself never detracted from his popularity. He was …

Wednesday, 11 November: Germany mourns Helmut Schmidt, David Cameron’s wish list, Portugal’s government ousted Weiterlesen »