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Netherlands Approves Extradition of Terror Suspect to France - Reports

A court in the Dutch capital of Amsterdam approved the extradition of Anis Bahri, who allegedly had links to the Islamic State (ISIL or Daesh) jihadist group and was involved in preparing terror attacks.

US-Led Coalition Hit 6 Daesh Headquarters, Media Center

The US-led anti-Daesh coalition carried out five airstrikes on Wednesday near Mosul in an attempt to liberate the city from the terror group, the US Central Command said in a press release.

A World-Wide French Connection

The decision this week by French workers at the country’s nuclear power stations to join in nationwide industrial strikes is a welcome blow for democracy. Not just in France, but across the world.

Savchenko’s Release to Contribute to Minsk Deal Implementation

Knut Fleckenstein, the vice-chair of the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament, stated that the elease of Ukrainian military officer Nadezhda Savchenko by the Russian authorities will contribute to improved cooperation between all sides for the implementation of the Minsk agreements.

EU Finance Ministers Fail to Agree Crackdown on Aggressive Tax Avoidance

European Union finance ministers have put off until their next meeting in June plane to crack down on aggressive tax schemes that large multinationals use to reduce their tax bills in EU member states, despite the LuxLeaks and Panama Papers scandals.

MSF Denounces Greece’s Idomeni Refugee Camp Evacuation

Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders, or MSF) called on the Greek authorities to ensure that "adequate and continuous assistance" is ensured during the relocation of the migrants from Idomeni refugee camp on the border with Macedonia.

Japan, EU Partners Confirm Intention to Swiftly Conclude Free Trade Deal

Japan and its G7 European allies agreed on Thursday on the necessity of a free trade deal, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said at the G7 summit.

Paris Trade Union Protests Turn Violent (VIDEO)

France's trade unions took to the streets of Paris once again to voice their opposition to French labor reform. The protest turned violent as police clashed with mask-wearing young demonstrators.

Belarus Not Ready to Receive Syrian Refugees in Large Numbers

Head of the Belarusian Interior Ministry’s Migration and Citizenship Department stated that Belarus is not ready to resettle large numbers of Syrian refugees on its territory.

UK Home Secretary Launches Review Into Sharia Law

UK Home Secretary Theresa May launched review of Sharia law in order to define the level of compatibility between the Sharia law and the legislation of England and Wales.

WTI Crude Oil Surpasses $50 Per Barrel First Time Since October 2015

US crude oil WTI prices have surpassed the $50 mark for the first time since October 2015 after the US Department of Energy revealed a drop in its oil supplies, market data showed Thursday.

Gorbachev Banned Entrance to Ukraine for 5 Years - Security Services

The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has banned entrance into the country to former USSR President Mikhail Gorbachev for a period of five years.

Damascus Cooperating With UN on Getting Aid to Besieged Deir ez-Zor

UN Special Envoy for Syria said that Damascus is actively cooperating with the United Nations on the provision of humanitarian aid supplies to the Syrian city of Deir ez-Zor.

G7 Summit Meets While Mass Protests Rock Japan

On today's episode of Loud & Clear, host Brian Becker is joined by Eric Draitser political analyst and founder of Stop Imperialism, to discuss the start of the G7 Summit in Japan.

EU Members' Resistance to Extending Anti-Russian Sanctions Growing

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said that Germany would stick to its position that the sanctions against Russia depend on the implementation of the Minsk agreements.

No Frills: Swedish Cops Shamed for Drinking, Posing in Tutus for Facebook

The ongoing migrant crisis, has which opened northern Europe's proverbial floodgates to surging international crime, has left Swedish police running in high gear amid growing problems related to understaffing and a lack of funds. On top of "systemic" problems, the brave Swedish police appear to have a particular knack for getting into trouble.

Next Intra-Syrian Talks May Resume Before Ramadan - Italian FM

Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni said that if the ceasefire in Syria stabilizes and humanitarian corridors start to deliver supplies to besieged cities, the parties may sit at the negotiating table in Geneva earlier than when Ramadan begins.

Exposed: British Taxpayers Fund UK Army's Lavish Five Star 'Work' Trips

Imagine cruising down the Nile on a three-week holiday or whale watching in Sri Lanka. You get to stay in the nicest hotels and eat the best foods.

Thousands of French Port Workers Protest Labor Reforms in Le Havre

Thousands of French port workers gathered on Thursday in a large-scale demonstration against labor laws in central Le Havre, a major port city in northern France, local media reported.

US, NATO Spreading ‘Russophobia’ Out of Fear of Losing Political Ground

It is the US and NATO which are “playing the first fiddle” in spreading Russophobia, however this only reveals their extreme despair over the gradual loss of their dominance on the world’s political stage, and is part of Washington’s efforts to create widespread chaos, according to an expert in international relations František Škvrnda.

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