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Dutch far-right protest against govt, Islam

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Hundreds of right-wing demonstrators crowded a main square at Rotterdam's central station Saturday to protest what they describe as the "discrimination against ordinary Dutch citizens" in favour of immigrants and Muslims. The protest...Show More Summary

Pope condemns criminals in crime-stricken Peruvian city

Pope Francis on Saturday condemned "organized crime" and prayed for flood victims during a giant open air mass at a beach in Trujillo, Peru's crime-plagued largest northern coastal city. Francis acknowledged the "insecurity" due to the high crime rate in the region, still struggling to rebuild after deadly devastating floods one year ago. Show More Summary

Tens of thousands take to US streets for Women's March

Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of US cities on Saturday for a second Women's March opposing President Donald Trump on the first anniversary of his inauguration. The demonstrations come one year after more than three million people turned out nationwide to voice opposition to the president, according to a Washington Post estimate. Show More Summary

Emmanuel Macron: special deal is possible for UK – video

France's president, Emmanuel Macron, says a bespoke deal is possible for the UK if certain 'preconditions' are accepted. Macron made the comments during an interview for The Andrew Marr Show which will be broadcast in full at 0900 GMT on BBC One on Sunday Macron: bespoke trade deal possible if UK accepts 'preconditions' Continue reading...

French prison guards suspend strike to mull proposals

Two of France's three major prison unions suspended their protest action on Saturday as fresh proposals on security and employment were submitted to striking staff after a week of tension. Guards across the country have staged strikes...Show More Summary

Canada pharma tycoon and wife were murdered, private detectives say: report

Private investigators hired by the children of late Canadian pharmaceutical tycoon Barry Sherman concluded that he and his wife were murdered, the Toronto Star reported Saturday. The 75-year-old chairman of Apotex and his 70-year-old wife Honey were found dead in their Toronto home on December 15. Show More Summary

Chef of the Century Paul Bocuse dies, aged 91

Paul Bocuse, a giant of French cuisine who won several Michelin stars and was named Chef of the Century by the Culinary Institute of America, has died at his main restaurant near Lyon at the age of 91. Interior Minister Gérard Collomb, a former mayor of Lyon, announced the death in a tweet.

Immunity won't save ex-Catalan leader from arrest: Spain prosecutors

Catalonia's ex-leader Carles Puigdemont, currently exiled in Brussels after a failed independence bid, faces arrest if he returns home despite having parliamentary immunity, Spanish prosecutors said Saturday. Puigdemont, who fled toShow More Summary

Top French chef Paul Bocuse dies aged 91

French president leads tributes, saying ‘chefs are crying in their kitchens at the Elysée and everywhere in France’ Paul Bocuse, the Michelin-starred chef and celebrated master of haute cuisine, died in France on Saturday. Bocuse, 91,...Show More Summary

Eleven killed Turkey ski holiday bus crash

Eleven people were killed on Saturday and 46 injured when a Turkish intercity bus taking families bound for a half-term skiing trip crashed into trees while travelling on a motorway, local officials said. The bus, which was making an...Show More Summary

Four US, Canadian captives freed in Nigeria: police

Two American and two Canadians who were kidnapped in an ambush by gunmen in northern Nigeria this week were freed on Saturday, police said. Nigerian armed forces had launched a manhunt for the four after they were seized on Tuesday evening in the state of Kaduna by kidnappers who shot dead two of their police escorts. Show More Summary

'Pope' of French cuisine Paul Bocuse dies age 91

Paul Bocuse, one of the greatest French chefs of all time, has died aged 91, the country's interior minister said on Saturday.

McDonald to replace Adams as Ireland's Sinn Fein chief

Mary Lou McDonald is set to become the president of Sinn Fein, replacing Gerry Adams who is stepping down after 34 years as the dominant figurehead of Irish republicanism. McDonald, 48, the left-wing party's deputy leader, was confirmed as the sole candidate to take over from Adams, 69, at a party meeting on Saturday. Show More Summary

Turkey has 'de-facto' launched ground operation on Syria's Afrin: Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday that Ankara has launched an operation on the ground to oust Kurdish militia from the Syrian town of Afrin. "The Afrin operation has de-facto been started on the ground," Erdogan said in a televised speech in the city of Kutahya, without elaborating. Show More Summary

Brexit special trade agreement possible: Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron said a special post-Brexit trade agreement between Britain and the EU was certainly possible but would not involve full access to the single market, in a BBC interview to be screened Sunday. Macron, who...Show More Summary

Macron says a bespoke trade deal between the UK and EU is possible

French president says the UK will have to accept ‘preconditions’ to access a special solution Emmanuel Macron says it will be possible for Britain to secure a bespoke trade deal but only if the UK accepts certain “preconditions”. The...Show More Summary

China says US warship 'violated' its sovereignty

Beijing on Saturday said it had dispatched a warship to drive away a US missile destroyer which had "violated" its sovereignty by sailing close to a shoal in the disputed South China Sea. The USS Hopper sailed within 12 nautical miles...Show More Summary

Floods, storms, snow and ice hit France as January gloom drags on

Weather forecasters warned of violent winds, snow and ice in the east and south of France on Saturday and Sunday. The whole country will be under clouds as it has been for most of a month that has seen 16 fewer hours of sunshine than average so far.

Former armed forces chief to challenge Egypt's Sisi

A former Egyptian armed forces chief of staff said on Saturday that he will challenge fellow military man Abdel Fattah al-Sisi for the presidency in March. General Sami Anan's announcement came just hours after Sisi publicly confirmed...Show More Summary

French doctors perform 2nd face transplant on man in his 40s

For the first time in transplant history doctors have replaced one donor face with another, according to Olivier Bastien of France's biomedicine agency.

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