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  1. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said the TTIP is 'absolutely in Europe's interest'Tue, 30 Aug 2016 08:24:45 GMT
    Prospects for the proposed EU-US trade deal have been cast into further doubt after the French trade minister called for an end to talks. Matthias Fekl, the French minister for foreign trade, tweeted on Tuesday morning that the country is calling for negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership to cease. More...
  2. Briton who tried to save stabbed backpacker dies from injuriesTue, 30 Aug 2016 06:24:17 GMT
    A British man who was critically injured as he tried to save a fellow backpacker as she was stabbed in a knife attack in Australia has died, police said. Thomas Jackson, 30, went to the aid of Mia Ayliffe-Chung, 21, as she was repeatedly knifed at Home Hill last week. More...
  3. Mexico's top police chief is fired after allegations that cartel...Tue, 30 Aug 2016 04:26:11 GMT
    Mexico's president has dismissed the chief of the federal police force, less than two weeks after the country's human rights commission released a scathing report alleging federal police "executed arbitrarily" at least 22 suspected drug cartel members during a raid on a ranch. Interior Secretary Miguel Angel Osorio Chong said President Enrique Pena Nieto decided to fire Enrique Galindo on Monday to allow for a transparent investigation. More...
  4. Obama to meet Erdogan amid anti-ISIS squabbleTue, 30 Aug 2016 00:27:27 GMT
    President Barack Obama will meet his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdo?an on the sidelines of this week's Group of 20 meetings in China to discuss efforts against ISIS, the White House said on Monday. The meeting, the first between Obama and Erdo?an since a coup attempt in Turkey failed in July, comes amid differences in strategy against ISIS. More...
  5. Militants Kill 3 Tunisian Soldiers in Patrol AttackMon, 29 Aug 2016 20:14:30 GMT
    Tunisia's defense ministry says that three soldiers have been killed in an explosion after a patrol hit anti-tank mines near the Algerian border. Military spokesman Belhassen Oueslati said that seven soldiers were also wounded when Islamic militants exchanged fire with the patrol soon after Monday's explosion in Mount Semmama, in the western region of Kasserine. More...
  6. Keep mafia out of Italy earthquake rebuild, warns prosecutorMon, 29 Aug 2016 16:07:36 GMT
    Italy's anti-mafia chief is adamant that the country's notorious crime syndicate must be kept from infiltrating reconstruction efforts, as an investigation opened into why so many buildings collapsed in a devastating earthquake last week. The earthquake that struck central Italy before dawn on Wednesday flattened entire villages in ancient towns like Amatrice, but even newly constructed buildings that were supposed to be quake-proofed, including a school, were destroyed. More...
  7. IS suicide attack in Yemen kills 45 government fightersMon, 29 Aug 2016 11:57:44 GMT
    A suicide car bombing claimed by the Islamic State group in Yemen's southern city of Aden on Monday killed at least 45 pro-government recruits who had been preparing to travel to Saudi Arabia to fight Houthi rebels in Yemen's north, officials said. The men were at a staging area near two schools and a mosque, registering to join the mission when a pickup truck suddenly accelerated through the building's gate as a food delivery arrived, exploding amid the crowd, witnesses said. More...
  8. French politician urges border checks and asylum claims shake-upMon, 29 Aug 2016 08:01:26 GMT
    France should tear up the deal which imposes British border checks on migrants in Calais unless radical changes are made, a senior politician has warned. Xavier Bertrand, president of the Hauts-de-France Nord Pas De Calais-Picardie region which includes Calais, has called for action to deal with the sprawling Jungle migrant camp. More...
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