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Tensions flare on Poland-Belarus border as more migrants arrive

Tensions flare on Poland-Belarus border as more migrants arrive

Surrounded by lush forests, a dozen people huddled near a razor-tipped fence along the Belarus border, waiting for a chance to scale it or push aside its slats to head west into Poland.   On the other side, armed Polish border guards and soldiers walked and drove back and forth, keeping a cl


Europe's far right seeks policy influence to match seat gains

Europe's far right seeks policy influence to match seat gains

Europe's nationalist parties capitalised in the European Parliament election on voter disquiet over spiralling prices, migration and the cost of the green transition and will now seek to translate their seat gains into influence on EU policy. Nationalist, populist and eurosceptic parties were on c

Denmark's prime minister assaulted in Copenhagen, man arrested

Denmark's prime minister assaulted in Copenhagen, man arrested

Denmark's Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen walked away following an assault by a man in central Copenhagen on Friday and had no outward signs of harm, a local resident told Reuters. "Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen was beaten on Friday evening at Kultorvet (square, red.) in Copenhagen by a man wh

King Charles banknotes enter circulation in UK

King Charles banknotes enter circulation in UK

Banknotes featuring a portrait of King Charles entered circulation in Britain on Wednesday, nearly two years after he succeeded the late Queen Elizabeth as head of state. Charles' image will appear on the new notes for five, 10, 20 50 pounds issued by the Bank of England. Existing notes featuring

Two soldiers dead as Turkish military plane crashes

Two soldiers dead as Turkish military plane crashes

A Turkish military training plane crashed in the central province of Kayseri on Tuesday, killing two soldiers, the defence ministry said. The SF-260 D training aircraft took off from an air base in Kayseri with two pilots on board for training exercises, and crashed for an unknown reason, the mini

France arrests three people after coffins found at Eiffel Tower

France arrests three people after coffins found at Eiffel Tower

French police arrested three people on Monday after five empty coffins wrapped in French flags with the words "French soldiers from Ukraine" written on them were found near the Eiffel Tower on Saturday, reports Reuters.  The public prosecutors have requested that the three individuals, who ar

Muslim schools caught up in France’s fight against Islamism

Muslim schools caught up in France’s fight against Islamism

Last year, Sihame Denguir enrolled her teenage son and daughter in France’s largest Muslim private school, in the northern city of Lille some 200 kilometres (125 miles) from their middle-class suburban Parisian home. The move meant financial sacrifices. Denguir, 41, now pays fees at the part

Pilot dies after two planes collide at Portugal air show

Pilot dies after two planes collide at Portugal air show

Two stunt planes collided in midair on Sunday during an air show in the Portuguese city of Beja and one of them crashed and exploded into flames, killing its Spanish pilot, the Portuguese Air Force (PAF) said. The PAF, which organized the show at an air base in Beja, 180 km (110 miles) south of Li

Rescue worker dies in southern Germany floods

Rescue worker dies in southern Germany floods

A firefighter died while trying to rescue residents trapped by major flooding in southern Germany after heavy rain that was expected to continue throughout Sunday. The man, 42, was in a rescue boat carrying four firefighters that capsized late on Saturday. His body was recovered early on Sunday, s