EUROPE SURVIVES HEATWAVE

Europe is battling a second extreme heatwave which has set new records. Widespread alerts warning of high temperatures have been issued across France, Germany, Spain and Belgium. French State forecaster, Meteo France, predicted that Paris would swelter in record temperatures of around 42 degrees Celsius. The capital’s current record of 40.4 degrees was last registered […]

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ANGELA MERKEL URGES RUSSIA TO RESTORE UKRAINE’S SOVEREIGNTY

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said that western sanctions against Russia can only be lifted if Ukraine’s sovereignty is restored. Merkel said that the sanctions can be withdrawn if Russia returns Crimea to Ukraine. German Chancellor Angela Merkel made the comments in a press conference with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy. Ukraine’s President said his country […]

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SPD, CDU SUFFER MAJOR LOSS

Germany’s Social Democrats have bled support in elections in the state of Bremen. The major blow could end their national coalition with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives. Merkel has called for emergency talks with coalition partners to prevent the government collapsing. Head of Germany’s Social Democrats showed intent to work with Merkel in the national coalition. […]

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DENMARK AND GERMANY SUSPEND MILITARY TRAINING IN IRAQ

The Dutch and German governments have suspended their military training missions in Iraq due to increasing regional tensions. Regional threats have prompted the Dutch military to suspend training of Iraqi forces in Erbil city. Germany has also suspended military training operations in Iraq because of the hostile regional situation. The German Defence Ministry said the […]

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WORLD MARKETS TUMBLE AFTER US THREAT

Stock markets around the world have slumped after the US threat to impose new tariffs on Chinese exports. The US Stock market ended one-point-eight percent down, while London’s index fell one-point-six percent. In France and Germany stocks declined for a second day, each losing one-point-six per cent. US president Donald Trump has pledged to double […]

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IRAN: TEHRAN ANNOUNCES PARTIAL WITHDRAWAL FROM AGREEMENT

Which has partially withdrawn from the 2015 nuclear deal by reducing voluntary commitments.   Iran informed ambassadors from the UK, France, Germany, China and Russia of its decision. The withdrawal includes a two-month deadline for the E-U to implement its alternative trade agreement. The already tense situation was escalated by a fresh wave of sanctions […]

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