At least 30 reported dead, 100 injured as blasts hit Brussels

At least 34 have been reported dead and over 100 injured in coordinated attacks that ripped the Brussels international airport early Tuesday shortly before another blast was heard at a metro station... Read more »
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Denmark is world’s ‘happiest country’ and Burundi ‘the least happy’

Denmark has reclaimed its place as the world’s happiest country, while Burundi ranks as the least happy nation, according to the fourth World Happiness Report.  The report, prepared by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and... Read more »

Turkey jails two Syrian traffickers over drowning of toddler Aylan Kurdi

A Turkish court on Friday sentenced two Syrians to over four years in jail for human trafficking over the death of Syrian boy Aylan Kurdi, Turkish media reported. The two Syrian nationals... Read more »
The scene at the site of the crash was one of total devastation. Photo: DPA

At least 10 dead, 80 injured in Germany train crash

At least ten people were killed after two trains collided head-on in southern Germany on Tuesday, and about 80 others were injured, according to reports. Police said there were about 150 passengers on... Read more »
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, center, who holds a doctorate in physics, personally pressed the button at Wednesday's launch of an experiment they hope will advance the quest for nuclear fusion, considered a clean and safe form of nuclear power. AP Photo

German scientists take big step towards clean source of energy

Physicists in Germany have used an experimental nuclear fusion device to produce hydrogen plasma in a process similar to what happens on the Sun. The test marks an important milestone on the... Read more »
Striking doctors outside Sandwell General in West Bromwich, where bosses attempted to get staff to work by declaring an emergency hours before the industrial action was due to start

Junior Doctors in UK go on strike for first time in 40 years

4,000 operations have been cancelled and patients warned to stay away as thousands of junior doctors around the UK have begun a 24-hour strike Thousands of Junior Doctors across Britain are striking... Read more »
Turkish coast guards and medical team examine the dead migrants. (AA Photo)

Humanity washed ashore: Turkey finds bodies of 36 drowned migrants

Bodies of 36 migrants found on Turkish coast, at least 12 rescued Turkey  on Tuesday found the bodies of at least 36 migrants, including several children, washed up on beaches and floating... Read more »
A Swedish report on global arms sales ranks defense firms from the United States and Western Europe as dominating the industry.

US and Europe dominate global arms sales: SIPRI Report

A Swedish report on global arms sales ranks defence firms from the United States and Western Europe as dominating the industry. STOCKHOLM (Sweden) – Arms manufacturers in North America and Western Europe increased... Read more »
Scottish Muslims face hostility and hate crimes since Paris attacks

Scottish Muslims face hostility and hate crimes since Paris attacks

In the week since the terror attacks in Paris, Europe has been coming together to pay tribute to the victims. But Scotland’s Muslims have come together to speak up about the increasing... Read more »
Two women cry as they pay tribute to the victims of Paris attacks at the Place de la Republique in Paris, France, November 27, 2015. Photo: Eric Gaillard Reuters

France holds memorial two weeks after Paris attacks

France paid homage today to those who died in terrorist attacks in Paris two weeks ago. The names of the 130 people killed were read at a national memorial service at a... Read more »
French special forces evacuate people, including an injured man holding his head, as people gather near the Bataclan concert hall following fatal shootings in Paris, France, November 13, 2015. Photo: REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

Paris Terror Attacks: 130 people feared dead, hundreds injured

At least 130 people were killed in a wave of simultaneous attacks on Friday evening in Paris, in the deadliest violence to strike France since World War II. Gunmen and bombers attacked... Read more »
Police outside the school in Trollhattan. Photo: EPA

Masked man with sword kills two at Sweden school

A masked sword-wielding man has killed at least two people and wounded some others at a school in Sweden before being shot by police on Thursday, authorities said. One male teacher, 20, died... Read more »

EU agrees to launch military mission against migrant smugglers

EU foreign ministers have agreed to launch an operation against networks smuggling people across the Mediterranean. The group also agreed to extend economic sanctions against Russia by a further six months. Luxembourg... Read more »
102-year-old woman awarded Ph.D she was denied under Nazi regime

102-year-old woman awarded Ph.D she was denied under Nazi regime

102-year-old woman becomes Germany’s oldest student 80 years after the Nazis blocked her doctorate Ingeborg Syllm-Rapoport wasn’t allowed to defend her doctoral thesis in 1938 under the Nazis because she was part-Jewish.... Read more »
Iraqi Prime Minister Haydar al-Abadi, center, and members of the anti-Islamic State coalition meet in Paris, France, to discuss strategy in fighting the jihadists who have made key battlefield advances in recent weeks in Iraq and Syria, Tuesday, June 2, 2015.

Anti-ISIS coalition makes little progress at Paris meeting

Iraqi PM terms rise of ISIS global ‘failure’, calls for more support against ISIS The Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has described the rapid advance of Isis as a “failure of the... Read more »
City workers Love locks on the Pont des Arts Bridge in Paris.pile padlocks into a truck after being removed from the Pont des Arts in Paris. (Reuters: Philippe Wojazer)

Paris says au revoir to love locks on Pont des Arts Bridge

Paris, known worldwide as the city of romance, has begun the heart-breaking process of removing hundreds of thousands of love locks, padlocks chained to the city’s bridges by adoring couples Couples from... Read more »

Europeans divided on rescuing Mediterranean Migrants

The stretch of sea between North Africa and Italy is the world’s deadliest migration route. Over 1,700 people are believed to have died trying to cross the Mediterranean this year alone while... Read more »

Europe faces renewed pressure as 700 migrants feared dead in Mediterranean

The sinking of a smuggler’s boat carrying some 700 people from Libya to Sicily this weekend may result in the worst-ever death toll from an attempted migrant crossing, and is raising the pressure on European... Read more »

US agents accused of travelling on fake passports in Europe

Leaked documents show US agents can easily enter the EU but are concerned about new security rules Washington – Two documents recently released by WikiLeaks outline a number of strategies for agents... Read more »