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Euro 2016: Six English football fans sentenced to jail for indulging in violence

Six English football fans, who indulged in violence during Saturday’s England-Russia match, have been sentenced to jail terms. They have been given sentences between one and three months. Apart from this, the sentences also carry two-year bans on entry into France. They have been charged with throwing bottles at rival supporters and the police.



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Euro 2016: French government calls for alcohol ban near venues

Following three days of clashes between police and fans in Marseille, the government of France has called upon the cities that are hosting Euro 2016 to ban alcohol near fan zones and venues. UEFA is carrying out a probe after Russian supporters rushed at British fans in the stadium after the match Between Russia and England ended in a draw.… Read More →

Knife-wielding man kills commuter at Grafing station in Germany

A knife-wielding man has killed a person and wounded three others near Munich in Germany. As per media reports, the police are investigating a possible Islamist connection. The 27-year-old German man went on a rampage attacking four commuters at the Grafing station. One of the commuters was killed before the police eventually overpowered and arrested him. Though the motive for… Read More →

Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann resigns

Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann, after losing the support of his colleagues in the Social Democratic party, tendered his resignation. Faymann took over as the Chancellor of the country in 2008; however, he had been facing criticism within his own party after the far right gained victory in the first round of presidential elections held last month.

 

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Panama Papers scandal: Prime Minister of Iceland resigns

Sigmundur Gunnlaugsson, the prime minister of Iceland, has resigned from his post following the Panama papers scandal. According to media reports, the leaked documents showed that Gunnlaugsson owned an offshore company along with his wife. However, he did not declare it when he entered the parliament. Gunnlaugsson has been accused of hiding millions of dollars worth of family assets. Meanwhile,… Read More →

Dozens killed in US air strike on al-Qaeda in Yemen

Dozens of al-Qaeda fighters have been killed in a US air strike on the al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula training camp in Yemen. Media reports quoted Peter Cook, Pentagon spokesman, as saying that the training camp was being used by more than 70 fighters. The air strike that was carried out on Tuesday was the most recent attack on AQAP… Read More →

16 dead in attack on beach resort in Ivory Coast

At least 16 people were killed in a gun attack led by al-Qaeda-linked militants on a beach resort in Ivory Coast. According to media reports, the gunmen attacked beachgoers in Grand Bassam, which is located approximately 25 miles from Abidjan. Of those killed, four were Westerners, including a French and a German national. Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) has… Read More →

Migrants break barbed-wire fence on Greece-Macedonia border

A crowd of migrants tore down a barbed-wire fence on the Greece-Macedonia border. The migrants used a steel pole as a battering ram to break the fence. According to media reports, TV footage shows the migrants pushing against the barbed-wire fence at Idomeni. The police resort to tear gas to force away the migrants who rip away the fence. 

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Twitter shuts down 125,000 terrorism accounts

Since mid-2015, Twitter has shut down more than 125,000 accounts for threatening or promoting terrorist acts. Media reports quoted the company as saying the accounts primarily related to the ISIS. Condemning the use of Twitter in promoting terrorism, the company said that in a bid to react faster it had increased its reports reviewing teams to react faster.

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Denmark releases new asylum laws

Denmark’s Parliament has adopted reforms that are aimed at refraining migrants/refugees from seeking asylum by postponing family reunifications. The Danish government has given a ‘go ahead’ to the authorities to seize valuables from the refugees. A bill regarding the same was presented by the right-wing minority government of Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen and approved by 81 of the 109… Read More →