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Polish archbishop calls on govt to welcome refugees

Polish Archbishop Stanislaw Gadecki on Monday called on his Catholic country to welcome refugees, saying altruism must trump the right-wing government's concern for national security. Poland is among several EU members in central Europe...Show More Summary

Denmark to charge 1,000 youths with spreading sex videos via Facebook

More than 1,000 youths in Denmark are to be charged with spreading sex videos of two 15-year-olds through Facebook, Danish police said on Monday, in the nation's largest case of its kind. Facebook had received reports of two videos and...Show More Summary

Erdogan hosts Qatar emir amid new Gulf tensions

Qatar Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani held talks in Turkey on Monday with his chief ally President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as tensions again surged between the emirate and its regional foes. The talks, announced only hours in advance, got under way at Erdogan's presidential palace in the capital Ankara, the Turkish presidency said. Show More Summary

Brussels wants EU-wide riposte to fake news

A top EU official tasked with fighting fake news called Monday for a European-wide response just days after French President Emmanuel Macron unveiled plans for laws to stop the phenomenon. Bulgarian EU commissioner Mariya Gabriel was...Show More Summary

Venezuelan police surround fugitive chopper attack pilot

Oscar Perez, a rogue helicopter pilot who vanished last year after dropping grenades on Venezuela's Supreme Court, said Monday he and his companions were surrounded and pinned down by police marksmen. "They are firing at us with grenade launchers. Show More Summary

Nigeria's abducted Chibok schoolgirls: a timeline

A group of young women shown in a video released by Boko Haram on Monday are purported to be among the more than 200 abducted from Chibok, northeast Nigeria, in 2014. Here is a timeline of the mass kidnapping that captured global attention:...Show More Summary

France's 'black widow' on trial for killing two men for their money

Patricia Dagorn is also accused of poisoning two other elderly men at start of trial in Nice A Frenchwoman nicknamed the “Black Widow of the Côte d’Azur” has gone on trial accused of killing two elderly men for their money and poisoning...Show More Summary

Sahel defence ministers in Paris in push for 'G5' force

Defence ministers from five countries in the Sahel were meeting Monday with French counterpart Florence Parly in the latest push for a pooled force fighting jihadism in the fragile region. The brief meeting, in which senior militaryShow More Summary

Spain expected to replace US as 2nd tourism destination

Spain is set to replace the United States as the world's second tourism destination while France has retained the top spot, the UN World Tourism Organization said Monday. "It is expected" that Spain will take the second position with some 82 million visitors last year, UNWTO chief Zurab Pololikashvili told reporters. Show More Summary

Pope 'afraid' world is 'one accident' from nuclear war

Pope Francis said Monday that the world stood on the "edge" of nuclear war and admitted the situation terrified him. The Argentine was speaking aboard the papal plane on his way to Chile and Peru, the day after a false missile alert sparked panic in the US state of Hawaii, already on edge over fears of a North Korean attack. Show More Summary

Netanyahu hails new era in ties with India

Benjamin Netanyahu hailed a "new era" in ties with India on Monday as he signed a series of deals during the first visit by an Israeli Prime Minister in 15 years. Netanyahu made the comment after talks with Narendra Modi, who made history in July when he became the first Indian leader ever to visit Israel. Show More Summary

Three DR Congo soldiers killed while fighting Ugandan rebels

Three Democratic Republic of Congo soldiers died on Monday while repelling an attack in the eastern Beni region by ADF Ugandan Islamist rebels, who are suspected of murdering 14 UN peacekeepers last month. The army had on Saturday announced...Show More Summary

Bangkok brothel raid sparks bribery, trafficking probe

Five Thai policemen and a human trafficking official are under investigation for allegedly receiving free services from a Bangkok massage parlour accused of coercing underage girls into the sex trade, authorities said Monday. ActingShow More Summary

Erdogan threatens to 'nip in the bud' new US-backed Syria force

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday threatened to thwart the creation of a new US-backed 30,000-strong border security force in northern Syria before it was even set up. "America has acknowledged it is in the process of creating a terror army on our border. Show More Summary

Cote d'Azur's 'Black Widow' on trial for poisoning wealthy old men

A French woman dubbed the "Black Widow of the Riviera" for allegedly seducing and poisoning wealthy elderly men, leading to the deaths of two of them, faces a life sentence as her trial gets under way on Monday.

Lactalis feels heat as families rebuff CEO's pledges on salmonella

Pressure rose on French dairy giant Lactalis on Monday as the parents of babies who became sick after drinking salmonella-laced milk demanded answers over a scare affecting dozens of countries. Lactalis CEO Emmanuel Besnier said at the...Show More Summary

Madrid to keep control of Catalonia if Puigdemont tries to govern remotely

Spain's prime minister warned Monday that Madrid would maintain unpopular direct control of Catalonia if the former regional leader Carles Puigdemont tries to govern again from exile in Belgium. Speaking to party members in Madrid, Mariano...Show More Summary

French comedian Yassine Belattar: ‘It’s the death threats I find hard’

As a Muslim who jokes about jihad and Islamophobia, President Macron’s favourite comedian knew he would upset some of his fellow Frenchmen. What he didn’t expect was a furious attack from the left Standing in the foyer of the theatre he owns, Paris’s king of comedy looks unusually glum. Show More Summary

Case dismissed against French troops accused of child rape in C. Africa

French investigating magistrates have closed a probe into allegations that French soldiers raped children in the Central African Republic while on a peacekeeping mission, judicial sources told AFP on Monday. The magistrates said there...Show More Summary

Gunman killed in army clash in Senegal's Casamance

A gunman was killed in Senegal's southern Casamance region during a shootout at the weekend with soldiers searching for the killers of 14 men in an area known for its illegal logging networks. A military source told AFP on Monday that troops fell upon an armed group in the search area. Show More Summary

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