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Spain Sánchez ‘attack plot’: Police arrest gun suspect

A man has been arrested in north-eastern Spain on suspicion of plotting to assassinate Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez, the BBC reports. The suspect, known as a crack shot, had an arsenal of weapons at his home in Terrassa, Catalonia’s Mossos...
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Dozens dead in two Afghan provinces

Taliban attacks in Afghanistan’s northern Takhar and south-eastern Ghazni province have left dozens of casualties among Afghan forces and civilians, dpa reports. Between 14 to 20 Afghan army soldiers were killed after militants attacked their...
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Europe’s conservatives nominate Manfred Weber for EU top job

The European People’s Party on Thursday chose Manfred Weber as its nominee for Commission president over former Finnish Prime Minister Alexander Stubb, PoliticoEU reports. Weber, the German leader of the EPP grouping in the European Parliament,...
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Balkan nations to cooperate on identifying missing persons

Balkan nations that fought bitter wars as Yugoslavia broke apart during the 1990s have agreed to step up their cooperation in identifying thousands of people still missing as a result of the conflicts, AP reports. Representatives from Serbia,...
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13 dead including gunman in shooting at California bar

Thirteen people are dead after a gunman opened fire on a crowd at a country dance bar holding a weekly “college night” Wednesday in Southern California, sending hundreds fleeing in terror including some who used barstools to break windows...
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Founder of ailing Agrokor company Todoric extradited from Britain to Croatia

he founder of the ailing Agrokor conglomerate, Ivica Todoric, arrived in Zagreb from London at 2050 hrs Wednesday after a UK court granted Croatia’s request for his extradition on October 25, HINA reports. Todoric’s wife Vesna told N1 broadcaster...
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Kosovo’s Thaci: I’ll rather talk to devil than to Vucic

Ahead of their meeting in Brussels after several months without any direct communication between the two leaders, Kosovo’s President Hashim Thaci said on Wednesday his Serbia’s counterpart Aleksandar Vucic was “tough to talk to,” since...
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Trump hails ‘big victory’ despite House losses

President Donald Trump has hailed a “big victory” in US mid-term elections after Democrats seized the House of Representatives but Republicans consolidated their grip on the Senate, the BBC reports. The Democratic majority in the lower...
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Trudeau apologizes for Canada rejecting ship filled with Jewish refugees in 1939

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau issued a formal apology on Wednesday for the government’s decision in 1939 to send a ship carrying 907 German Jews back to Europe, where more than 250 of the passengers died in concentration camps. “We...
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Greece to take clergy off its payroll in deal with Orthodox Church

Greece and its powerful Orthodox Church tentatively agreed on Tuesday to remove some 10,000 priests and auxiliary staff from the state payroll, in a deal that could pave the way for a clearer distinction between church and state, Reuters reports. The...