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In his first speech as president, Germany’s Frank-Walter Steinmeier has issued a stark warning to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, saying he risked destroying everything his country had achieved in recent years and damaging ties with its partners
MARSEILLE – Agence France-Presse
SYDNEY / PERTH
Commonwealth leaders agreed yesterday to a series of reforms they said would prevent the 54-nation bloc sliding into irrelevancy, but divisions over human rights diluted their modernization drive.
NICOSIA / DUBLIN
Offshore gas finds in the eastern Mediterranean should not cause tension with Turkey, the Israeli president said yesterday, adding that any resources extracted by Israel and Greek Cyprus should go toward improving people’s lives and not be used as political leverage.
OSLO - Reuters
The anti-Muslim militant who killed 77 people in attacks in Norway on July 22 acknowledged carrying out the massacre but refused to plead guilty in his first public court appearance since the attacks.
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Spanish judges sentenced former ETA military commander Javier Garcia Gaztelu, alias “Txapote”, to 105 years’ jail Nov. 7 for the murder of a Socialist politician and his bodyguard.
Thousands of people demonstrated in Madrid on Oct. 29 calling for justice for victims of the Basque separatist group ETA, which last week declared an end to more than 40 years of deadly attacks.
ATHENS / LONDON
Papandreou’s dismissal of the top military brass amid debt crisis could ease the outside world’s fears of coup.
BILBAO, Spain - The Associated Press
Spain is claiming an end to four decades of violent bombings and shootings after the Basque separatist group ETA announced it would lay down its arms and try to negotiate its demand for a separate nation.
French police detained 24 people who allegedly supported the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in Paris late Nov. 1 ahead of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s visit to the country.
SKOPJE - Agence France-Presse
The Macedonian parliament Oct. 15 approved the halting of a census after alleged attempts to artificially boost the number of ethnic Albanians and Turkish minorities by presenting fake IDs led to the resignation of the counting body