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France awards damages to parents of girl who went to Syria

The Council of State ordered the French state to pay 15,000 euros to the parents of a girl who left a Paris airport heading for Syria even though she was on a wanted list.

The Council of State ordered the French state to pay 15,000 euros to the parents of a girl who left a Paris airport heading for Syria even though she was on a wanted list.

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Greek court blocks Turkish extradition request

The Greek appeals court has rejected Ankara's request for the extradition of three Turkish soldiers. The cases of a further five soldiers will be decided in the coming weeks.

The Greek appeals court has rejected Ankara's request for the extradition of three Turkish soldiers. The cases of a further five soldiers will be decided in the coming weeks.

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Turkey's opposition loses appeals against referendum

Turkey's high electoral board has rejected appeals to annul the referendum granting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sweeping new powers.

Turkey's high electoral board has rejected appeals to annul the referendum granting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sweeping new powers.

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Second night of protests against Turkish referendum result

Hundreds of people have taken to the streets of Ankara and other Turkish cities for a second night of protests against the result of the constitutional…

Hundreds of people have taken to the streets of Ankara and other Turkish cities for a second night of protests against the result of the constitutional…

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Italian high court makes stinky cooking a crime

Italy's Court of Cassation this week upheld a ruling criminalising strong cooking odours and even branded the legal term: “olfactory molestation”

Italy's Court of Cassation this week upheld a ruling criminalising strong cooking odours and even branded the legal term: “olfactory molestation”

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Thousands displaced as police flatten Nigeria slum

Residents of a Nigerian shantytown on Saturday (18 March) spoke of “losing hope”, a day after security forces used gunfire and tear gas to make way for demolitions in defiance of a recent court order,

Residents of a Nigerian shantytown on Saturday (18 March) spoke of “losing hope”, a day after security forces used gunfire and tear gas to make way for demolitions in defiance of a recent court order,

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Japan court rules state liable for negligence over Fukushima

A court in Japan has ruled for the first time that the state is jointly liable for negligence over the Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011.

A court in Japan has ruled for the first time that the state is jointly liable for negligence over the Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011.

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Daughter must repay €24,000 to father after studying too slowly

It might not be uncommon for parents to support their children through university, but one Austrian father has had enough of supporting his daughter.

It might not be uncommon for parents to support their children through university, but one Austrian father has had enough of supporting his daughter.

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Ex-Argentine president fends off corruption charges in court

Former Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has fended off corruption allegations in court claiming she was the victim of “judicial persecution” and a media “witch…

Former Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has fended off corruption allegations in court claiming she was the victim of “judicial persecution” and a media “witch…

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Former FIFA official Valcke to appeal ban from football

The Former secretary general of football’s world governing body Fifa is to appeal his ten-year ban from all football-related activities.

The Former secretary general of football’s world governing body Fifa is to appeal his ten-year ban from all football-related activities.

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Police evacuate Israeli houses judged to be on Palestinian land

Nine houses in a Jewish town in the West Bank are evacuated after Israel's Supreme Court rules they were illegally built on Palestinian land.

Nine houses in a Jewish town in the West Bank are evacuated after Israel's Supreme Court rules they were illegally built on Palestinian land.

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Takata pleads guilty over faulty airbags

Japan’s Takata Corporation has pleaded guilty to criminal wrongdoing in a US federal court as part of a $1 billion (943 million euros) settlement concerning its faulty…

Japan’s Takata Corporation has pleaded guilty to criminal wrongdoing in a US federal court as part of a $1 billion (943 million euros) settlement concerning its faulty…

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US court upholds suspension of Trump travel ban

Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban remains suspended, after a US appeals court threw out a bid to reinstate it.

Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban remains suspended, after a US appeals court threw out a bid to reinstate it.

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Italy: 5-star Rome Mayor Virginia Raggi in 'abuse of office' probe

Rome’s first female mayor is under investigation over the appointment of the brother of her former right-hand man, who is currently in custody suspected of…

Rome’s first female mayor is under investigation over the appointment of the brother of her former right-hand man, who is currently in custody suspected of…

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Italian court to review voting law

Italy’s Constitutional Court plays a regular part in Italian politics but the country’s new electoral law, or Italicum as its known, may give it a reduced role in…

Italy’s Constitutional Court plays a regular part in Italian politics but the country’s new electoral law, or Italicum as its known, may give it a reduced role in…

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Brexit - what now?

Ministers are reportedly pinning their hopes on a short bill or motion in parliament, narrowly focused on Article 50 and making it difficult for lawmakers to amend.

Ministers are reportedly pinning their hopes on a short bill or motion in parliament, narrowly focused on Article 50 and making it difficult for lawmakers to amend.