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Europe

Separatist Movements in Spain, Independence or Suppression?
17 Jan 2017 13:03

Separatist Movements in Spain, Independence or Suppression?

Islam Times - Spain is among European Union states with the highest number of separatist movements demanding outright independence and thus shaking the increasingly fragile union.

 
US President-elect, Donald Trump
17 Jan 2017 12:05

All Members to Leave EU: Trump

Islam Times - US President-elect says all the members of the European Union will leave it following the UK that was the first to do the “smart” move.

 
British Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire calls for fresh assembly elections on March 2 in Belfast on January 16, 2017.
17 Jan 2017 08:21

Northern Ireland to hold snap election after govt. collapses

Islam Times - Britain's Northern Ireland minister calls an early election for March 2 following the collapse of the region's power-sharing government.

 
Europe Must Boost Efforts to Save Refugees Dying of Cold: UNHCR
14 Jan 2017 11:53

Europe Must Boost Efforts to Save Refugees Dying of Cold: UNHCR

Islam Times - The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) says European governments must do more to help refugees dying in Europe's sudden cold snap instead of pushing them back from borders and exposing them to violence and confiscations.

 
EU Future in Hands of Germany, France
14 Jan 2017 11:49

EU Future in Hands of Germany, France

Islam Times - After the shock of the Brexit referendum in Britain and election of Donald J. Trump in US presidential race in 2016, the New Year is expected to be decisive for Europe.

 
Spanish civil guards are pictured during an operation in which they arrested two people accused of connections with Daesh, in Spain’s North African enclave of Ceuta, January 13, 2017.
14 Jan 2017 09:53

Five Daesh-linked suspects detained in Spain, Hungary

Islam Times - A total of five people suspected of having ties to the Takfiri Daesh terrorist group have been taken into custody in Spain and Hungary.

 
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres (C) speaks as Turkish Cypriot President Mustafa Akinci (L) and Greek Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades listen during a press conference following peace talks in Geneva, January 12, 2017.
14 Jan 2017 09:41

After Cyprus talks, grievances surface

Islam Times - The countries involved in recent talks for the resolution of the Cypriot dispute have been voicing their respective reservations, with no visible sign of a compromise to help solve the matter.

 
Muslim girls must take part in mixed swimming lessons in Switzerland
11 Jan 2017 06:14

Muslim girls must take part in mixed swimming lessons in Switzerland

Islam Times - A European court has ruled that Muslim girls must take part in mixed school swimming classes after rejecting a case by a Turkish-Swiss couple who had requested that their daughters be exempted from such activities.

 
US tanks, trucks and other military equipment are unloaded in the harbor of Bremerhaven, Germany, on January 8, 2017.
11 Jan 2017 06:10

US troops begin arriving in southeast Poland

Islam Times - Thousands of US troops are massing in Poland as part of a planned NATO operation in what has been touted by Washington as “defense against Russian aggression," a provocative move that recalls the hay days of the Cold War era.

 
This is the Reason We Don
5 Jan 2017 04:39

This is the Reason We Don't Dwell on Turkish Deaths in the West

Islam Times - Turkey is alone. First, we’ll take a look at the racist reasons for this. If 39 men and women had been slaughtered in Paris or Brussels or Berlin on New Year’s Eve, the headlines would ripple on for three or four days. Two or three days if the victims had been western European.

 
Buoyant Putin and Sinking Western Mis-Leaders
2 Jan 2017 07:15

Buoyant Putin and Sinking Western Mis-Leaders

Islam Times - Future historians may well record 2016 a vintage year for Russian President Vladimir Putin. At any rate, at this point we can say it has been a good year for the Russian leader and his country’s international standing. Even Western media, which did its best to discredit, even demonize,...

 
US Billionaire, George Soros
1 Jan 2017 09:25

EU on Verge of Collapse: Soros

Islam Times - The American billionaire and political lobbyist, George Soros says western democracies, the US and the EU in particular, will face hard times in coming years.

 
100s of Catalans rally in support of Catalonia’s secession from Spain
31 Dec 2016 10:03

100s of Catalans rally in support of Catalonia’s secession from Spain

Islam Times - Hundreds of protesters have taken part in a rally in the city of Palma to voice support for Catalonia's independence from Spain.

 
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko
31 Dec 2016 09:53

Ukraine approves law banning pro-Kremlin Russian books

Islam Times - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed into law a bill banning the import of Russian books deemed to glorify the Kremlin, a move expected to further damage Kiev-Moscow ties.

 
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy holds a press conference in Madrid on December 30, 2016.
31 Dec 2016 08:14

Spain premier rules out possibility of Catalan independence vote

Islam Times - Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has ruled out the possibility of any referendum on the secession of the northeastern region of Catalonia from Spain.

 
Italian police and forensics experts gather around the body of suspected Berlin truck attacker Anis Amri after he was shot dead in Milan, Italy, on December 23, 2016.
31 Dec 2016 05:13

Italian minister: Berlin truck attacker ‘lone wolf’ when on run in Italy

Islam Times - The Italian interior minister says the prime suspect in a deadly terrorist attack in the German capital moved like a “lone wolf” while at large in Italy.

 
EU Steps up Security Measures ahead of New Year
25 Dec 2016 07:10

EU Steps up Security Measures ahead of New Year

Islam Times - European countries increased their security measures after a truck attack on a Christmas market in Berlin that killed 12 people.

 
5,000 Migrants Died Crossing the Mediterranean: UN
25 Dec 2016 06:12

5,000 Migrants Died Crossing the Mediterranean: UN

Islam Times - United Nations agencies says 5,000 migrants are believed to have drowned in the Mediterranean Sea trying to reach Europe this year.

 
EU, AL Syria Reconstruction Plan, Cover-Up Ploy
25 Dec 2016 06:10

EU, AL Syria Reconstruction Plan, Cover-Up Ploy

Islam Times - The European Union and the Arab League have agreed to participate in rebuilding post-civil war Syria in what is an apparent ploy to cover up their negative role in the war-torn country.

 
President of the Catalan Government Carles Puigdemont hosts summit at the Parliament of Catalonia in Barcelona on December 24, 2016 to plan referendum on the independence in 2017.
24 Dec 2016 08:04

Catalonia parties, unions hold summit on planned independence vote

Islam Times - Representatives of Catalonia’s pro-independence civil, cultural and political organizations have come together in a Barcelona summit to discuss preparations for a referendum next year on separation from mainland Spain.