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    Dutch police foil high-security prison break

    Dutch law enforcement agents managed to apprehend the suspects after involving German police. The Netherlands has witnessed brazen prison break attempts in recent years, including one using a hijacked helicopter.Dutch police on Sunday arrested four people suspected of involvement in a botched prison break at a high-security facility.

    • 3 hrs ago
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    EU denies reports of further Turkey aid cuts

    Media reports about massive cuts in funding "are completely wrong and misleading," an EU spokesman has said. The bloc cut pre-accession funds to Turkey in 2017 and is not planning further cuts.An EU spokesman on Sunday denied media reports from the previous day that claimed the bloc had agreed to massive new cuts to pre-accession aid to Turkey.

    • 15 hrs ago
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    EU denies reports on further Turkey aid cuts

    Media reports about massive cuts in funding "are completely wrong an misleading," an EU spokesman has said. The bloc cut pre-accession funds to Turkey in 2017 and is not planning further cuts.An EU spokesman on Sunday denied media reports from the previous daythat claimed the bloc had agreed to massive new cuts to pre-accession aid to Turkey.

    • 16 hrs ago
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    China: Bungee-jumping pig stunt by theme park causes outrage

    Social media users have complained about the use of a live hog to mark the opening of a bungee jumping facility near Chongqing. The pig was attached to a bungee cord before being pushed from a height of 70 meters.A Chinese theme park has defended its decision to inaugurate a new bungee jumping facility by pushing a live pig off a tower.

    • 18 hrs ago
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    Iran backtracks on plans to send black boxes from downed jet to Ukraine

    The head of the probe into the downed Ukrainian airliner says the recordings will be examined by Iran. His comments contradict those from a day earlier, according to which the black boxes would be sent to Kyiv.Iran has appeared to reverse course after its earlier decision to send abroad the black box flight recorders from the Ukrainian jetliner shot down earlier this month,...

    • 20 hrs ago
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    Blaze kills several at Czech home for mentally disabled

    At least eight people died and dozens were injured in the fire in a small Czech town near the German border. Emergency teams could not deploy a rescue helicopter due to bad weather in the mountainous region.A fire early on Sunday at an asylum for the mentally ill in the Czech Republic has left eight people dead, officials said.

    • 20 hrs ago
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    Libya summit in Berlin calls for parties to halt hostilities

    By bringing together the key players in Libya's civil war in Berlin, Germany hopes to curb foreign intervention in the conflict as well as solidify a cease-fire - but it remains to be seen what they can agree on.The main rivals in Libya's long-running conflict and their foreign supporters met for a conference in Berlin on Sunday as part of a bid to achieve stability in the...

    • 21 hrs ago
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    Yemen: Scores killed in missile attack on military camp

    Over 60 Yemeni soldiers were killed in the strike outside the capital of Sanaa in Yemen. The attack reportedly targeted a mosque located inside a military training camp during evening prayers.A missile attack on a Yemeni military training camp in the province of Marib killed scores of soldiers, sparking outrage from Yemen's internationally-recognized government on Sunday.

    • 22 hrs ago
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    Germany's Heiko Maas criticizes US for Iran strategy

    The foreign minister has condemned Washington for its handling of the Iran conflict. Maas has advised following Europe's footsteps in diplomacy and called for further negotiations.German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas criticized US President Donald Trump on Sunday for his policy of maximum pressure against Iran.

    • 24 hrs ago
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    Muslim world leaders visit Auschwitz in 'strong signal' of interfaith support

    Few Muslims have visited the notorious site of some of history's worst atrocities. But high-ranking leaders of Muslim and Jewish communities are coming together to mark 75 years since the extermination camp's liberation.In 2013, the leader of Berlin's Social Democratic parliamentary group, Raed Saleh, visited the Auschwitz Birkenau memorial site with a...

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