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Militant attacks in Egypt's Sinai kill dozens

ImageMore than 20 people, including civilians, have been killed in militant attacks on Egypt's Sinai Peninsula. The death toll is expected to rise.


EU parliament president 'expects clashes' but no 'rash decisions' from Greece

ImageEU parliament President Martin Schulz has said he expects clashes with Athens over how to lighten the country's bailout. It was his first official visit to Greece since the country elected a new left-wing government.


EU foreign ministers agree to extend Russia sanctions over Ukraine

ImageEuropean Union foreign ministers meeting in Brussels have agreed to impose new sanctions over Russia's alleged involvement in the Ukraine conflict. This will see an already existing "blacklist" of individuals expanded.


Bundestag approves mission to train peshmerga fighters in Iraq

Germany's lower house of parliament has approved a mission, which will see Bundeswehr soldiers sent to northern Iraq. They are to train Kurdish peshmerga forces fighting "Islamic State" militants.

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EU interior ministers plot joint strategy to combat terrorism

European Union interior ministers have held talks to plot a strategy to combat terrorism. The issue gained urgency following the deadly attacks in Paris and apparently foiled attacks in Belgium earlier this month.


German couple killed in Paraguay by guerrilla kidnappers

A German couple has been found dead on a cattle farm in northern Paraguay. Members of a guerrilla group are alleged to have kidnapped and murdered the German ranchers who had lived in Paraguay for 30 years.


Armed man forces way into Dutch national broadcaster

A man wielding a pistol forced his way into the studios of Dutch broadcaster NOS Thursday, demanding airtime and reportedly threatening to detonate explosives across the Netherlands. He was quickly arrested.



30.1.1933: Hitler becomes Chancellor of the German Reich


1927: Olof Palme

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