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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
The number of Turks seeking asylum in Germany is up sharply this year and has been rising steadily since last year’s failed coup attempt, German government data showed on Sept. 18.
BUDAPEST - Reuters
Hungary will not change its anti-immigration stance after the European Union's top court dismissed a challenge against migrant quotas, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Sept. 8.
PARIS - Agence France-Presse
French police investigating a suspected bomb factory near Paris believe three men arrested in connection with it were preparing attacks and had made calls to Syria, a minister said on Sept. 7.
The Alliance of German Democrats (AD-D) party has hung election posters in Germany’s Duisburg province featuring President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, featuring a message for Turkish-origin Germans who are eligible to vote in the country’s Sept. 24 federal elections.
LUXEMBOURG - Reuters
The European Union's highest court ruled on Sept. 6 that the European Union states must take in a share of refugees who reach Europe, dismissing complaints by Slovakia and Hungary and reigniting an angry row between east and west.
European Union member countries are presenting a divided picture on whether to continue full membership talks with Turkey, after German Chancellor Angela Merkel vowed to call her European partners to either suspend or end Ankara’s bid to join the 29-member club.
BERLIN - Reuters
Germans are far more satisfied with the direction of their country and less politically polarized than other European nations, a survey showed yesterday, underscoring why Angela Merkel is expected to win a new term as chancellor this month.
Barcelona, Spain. Sixteen people died and more than 120 were injured in the attacks. They were claimed by the Islamic State group. The investigation into last month’s attacks in Spain is becoming increasingly international.
Germany's foreign ministry has warned its citizens travelling to Turkey that they risk arbitrary detention even in tourist areas, revising its travel advice after a spate of detentions of German citizens that it considers politically motivated.
BARCELONA - Agence France-Presse
Spain is facing its deepest political crisis in decades after Catalonia's regional parliament passed a law paving the way for an independence referendum on Oct. 1, with Madrid set to seek any means possible to block it from Sept. 7.
Turkey’s EU Minister Ömer Çelik will hold talks with the foreign ministers of EU countries at an informal meeting this week