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Algerian jihadists kidnap Frenchman following ISIS calls to attack Westerners
An Al-Qaeda splinter group has kidnapped a French citizen and announced it will execute him if Paris doesn’t stop its military action against the Islamic State in Iraq. France has confirmed the incident, but says it will not change the nation's position.

22.09.2014 23:05

‘Europe getting fed up with the US business influence’
Europeans’ anger with their governments over US-led sanctions against Russia can go “quite far” as they are fed up with US business influence helping arms exporters and NATO, but not average Europeans, former British diplomat William Mallinson told RT.

22.09.2014 12:34

UK govt to pour nearly £12 mn into France for immigration crackdown help
The UK government is set to provide France with some 12 million pounds ($20 million) to help tackle the problem of illegal immigrants attempting to gain entry into Britain by way of Calais.

20.09.2014 14:26

CIA puts on hold all spying operations in Western Europe
The CIA’s European Division has halted its operations in Western Europe in response to several spying scandals in Germany and the continent’s negative reaction to the revelations of spying by the National Security Agency on European leaders and citizens.

19.09.2014 17:42

Sarkozy announces return to French political sphere
Former French president, Nicolas Sarkozy, has announced his return to the country’s political arena after being beaten by current president Francois Hollande in 2012.

19.09.2014 15:09

Germany and France consider sending drones to Ukraine
German drones may soon be flying over Ukraine as part of the OSCE mission to monitor the truce between Kiev forces and militia fighters. The German Defense Ministry has sent a team to southeastern Ukraine. France is also considering sending drones.

16.09.2014 20:04

Air France strike: Massive flight disruptions, could cost up to $19mn
Up to 60 percent of Air France flights have been canceled as the company’s pilots began a week-long strike over the cuts. The same level of groundings is expected until the weekend.

16.09.2014 05:52

Iran refuses to help 'self-serving' US fight ISIS
Iran has refused an offer from the United States to join a global alliance preparing to combat Islamic State militants, according to Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

15.09.2014 14:24

Fight with ISIS spreads across globe: How are roles distributed in that battle?
“This can’t be America’s fight alone,” US President Barack Obama stressed in his ISIS speech. Indeed, about 40 countries have joined the battle with the radical group that’s left scores dead in Iraq. But who does what on that battlefield?

15.09.2014 08:32

​Mistral of discord: Russian sailors test-sail warship that Paris may withhold
A 400-strong Russian crew is manning a French-built Mistral-class warship as it conducts sea trials. It comes after Paris announced the possible cancellation of the contract due to the conflict in Ukraine.

13.09.2014 11:05

ISIS Fight Club: France is in while Germany not so willing
France may take part in the US bombing campaign in Iraq aimed at crippling the Islamic State militants if it is asked to do so. The US is now calling for an international coalition to defeat IS, but the UK and Germany are reluctant to join in the strikes.

11.09.2014 10:46

France urges new Libya intervention, calls it 'terrorist hub' on Europe's doorstep
The world must act in Libya as it is quickly turning into a major “terrorist hub” on Europe’s doorstep, French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian warned. France played a key role in the 2011 NATO intervention in Libya that led to the current chaos.

10.09.2014 14:54

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