Category Archives: EU News

Putin Meets Le Pen, Denies French Election Interference

But what’s to stop the US from interfering, and trying to frame Russia? Russian President Vladimir Putin made his preferences in the French presidential election clear Friday by hosting far-right candidate Marine Le Pen at the Kremlin, but analysts are skeptical about Russia’s ability to sway the outcome of the vote.

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Trump says ‘great’ Merkel visit, amid ‘fake news’, but still hits Germany on NATO

Saturday Trump said that he had a “great” meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, dismissing as “fake news” reports about a difficult first visit, while continuing to criticize the country for its limited support of NATO.

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Trump set to meet Merkel at White House after criticizing her during campaign

Friday President Trump  is set to welcome Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel to the White House in what is expected to be an amicable encounter despite Trump’s campaign criticism about her “ruining” Germany.

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Paris IMF letter bomb: President Hollande condemns ‘attack’ that injured 1

Thursday a letter bomb exploded at the International Monetary Fund office in Paris lightly injuring one person, police said. Paris police Chief Michel Cadot described the homemade explosive as a “big firecracker” and that it was sent by regular mail.

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Netherlands election tests populism in Europe as ‘Dutch Trump’ causes stir

Wednesday, Dutch voters went to the polls as the rest of the world watched. Mostly because of the man Fox News caught up with as he voted in The Hague. Geert Wilders has caused a stir here with his populist, anti-immigrant, and anti-Islam rhetoric – and for months he was leading in the polls.

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Theresa May hails ‘defining’ Brexit moment

Parliament’s backing for the government’s Brexit bill will be a “defining moment for our whole country”, Theresa May has told MPs. The prime minister said her timetable of triggering formal negotiations by the end of March remained on track.

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Turkey-Netherlands row: Dutch warn citizens after Erdogan threat

The Netherlands has warned its citizens over travel to Turkey as a row between the countries shows no sign of abating. Who in their right mind would travel to a war torn area anyway? Germany, Austria and the Netherlands blocked Turkish attempts to hold rallies in those countries.

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Scotland’s leader seeks new independence referendum

Monday Scotland’s leader  said that she would seek authority for a new independence referendum because Britain is dragging Scotland out of the European Union against its will. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said that she would move quickly to give Scottish voters a chance to make Scotland an independent country.

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UK minister tells lawmakers not to delay Brexit

Sunday Britain’s top minister for leaving the European Union said that lawmakers should let Prime Minister Theresa May “get on with the job” of quitting the bloc, and the main opposition Brexit spokesman said he expects the divorce papers to be filed this week.

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Threatened attack on German mall linked to ISIS

German news media are reporting that a threatened attack against a mall in the western city of Essen is linked to ISIS. Daily papers Bild, Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung and public broadcaster WDR reported Sunday, citing anonymous security sources, that a German fighter with the ISIS in Syria had contacted via online messenger a group of fighters …

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