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Genoa motorway bridge collapses ‘killing at least 10′ (video)

A major motorway bridge has collapsed near the Italian city of Genoa, leading to vehicles falling some 100m, the BBC reported. Italian Transport Minister Danilo Toninelli said it was likely to be “an immense tragedy”, while police...
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Erdogan says Turkey will boycott U.S. electronics, lira steadies

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday Turkey will boycott electronic products from the United States, retaliating in a dispute with Washington that has helped drive the lira to record lows, Reuters reported. The lira has lost more than 40...
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France to set penalties on non-recycled plastic

France plans to introduce a penalty system that would increase the costs of consumer goods with packaging made of non-recycled plastic, part of a pledge to use only recycled plastic nationwide by 2025, an environment ministry official says. Brune...
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Several injured as car crashes into barriers outside Parliament in London (video)

London’s Metropolitan Police say that they are treating the crash outside of Parliament as a terrorist incident, Time reported. Authorities said in a statement Tuesday that a man in his 20s was arrested on suspicion of terrorist offenses after...
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Erdogan vows action against ‘economic terrorists’ over lira plunge

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday accused “economic terrorists” of plotting to harm Turkey by spreading false reports and said they would face the full force of the law, as authorities launched investigations of those suspected of...
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Kosovo’s President: Ohrid Agreement – best guarantee of rights of Albanians

The Ohrid Framework Agreement (OFA) is the best guarantee of the rights of Albanians and stability of the Balkans, Kosovo President Hashim Thaci wrote on his Facebook profile on Monday. ‘The Ohrid Agreement, signed 17 years ago, put an end...
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Merkel: No Balkan border changes

German Chancellor Angela Merkel rejected Monday any changes to borders in the Balkans, after leaders of both Serbia and Kosovo suggested in recent days that current boundaries are up for negotiation. Merkel’s comments were clearly intended...
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EU court agrees to hear case of families impacted by climate change

An EU court has agreed to hear a case brought by families across Europe against the bloc for alleged failure to adopt effective laws to tackle climate change. The lawsuit was launched in May with the plaintiffs asking EU institutions to recognize...
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Demands for Vucic’s arrest ‘a call for coup’, says Minister Stefanovic

The opposition demanding that President Aleksandar Vucic should be arrested is a ‘call for coup’, said Serbian Interior Minister Nebojsa Stefanovic. “I don’t want to interfere in the work of public prosecutors or in...
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More than 300 revellers injured at musical festival in Spain as pier collapses into the sea (video)

More than 300 have been injured after a pier collapsed into the sea during an urban music festival in Spain, Daily Mail reported. At least five are said to be in a serious condition having suffered broken arms or legs and head injuries after...