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Germany Expands GSG 9 Unit As Dozens Return from Syria, Iraq

Germany Expands GSG 9 Unit As Dozens Return from Syria, Iraq

Germany's Ministry of Interior is expanding its anti-terrorism unit GSG 9 and installing a second base for the special squad in Berlin. Germany's elite police squad GSG 9 deals with terrorist attacks amid the ongoing terrorist threats in the capital. GSG 9 commander Jerome Fuchs said that expa

2 Killed, 14 Wounded in Building Blast in Belgium

2 Killed, 14 Wounded in Building Blast in Belgium

Two people were killed on Monday in an explosion in the Belgian city of Antwerp that destroyed three adjacent houses. Fourteen people were wounded in the incident that has been ruled out as a terrorist attack. Five of the victims are seriously injured, while another was in critical condition.

Thousands Evacuated as Philippine Volcano Spews Ash, Lava

Thousands of people were evacuated from two municipalities in the Philippines on Monday as a restive volcano threatened to erupt within “weeks or even days.” The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology increased the alert level for Mount Mayon late Sunday to three on a scale of five, i

Trump Gets 'Excellent Health’ Report from Physician

Trump Gets 'Excellent Health’ Report from Physician

Donald Trump's doctor declared him in “excellent health,” after the 71-year-old US president underwent his first medical examination since taking office in January 2017, the White House said. "The president's physical exam today at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center went exceptionally w

New US Ambassador to Netherlands Apologizes for 2015 Anti-Muslim Remarks

New US Ambassador to Netherlands Apologizes for 2015 Anti-Muslim Remarks

The new US Ambassador to the Netherlands apologized on Friday for remarks he made in 2015 against Muslim immigrants, saying that he was “shocked” with himself. Peter Hoekstra, a former Republican congressman for Michigan appointed by President Donald Trump as ambassador, had made comments two yea

Asylum-Seeker Goes on Trial in Germany over Knife Attack

Asylum-Seeker Goes on Trial in Germany over Knife Attack

The trial of a Palestinian asylum-seeker, charged with killing a man with a knife in a supermarket, got underway in the German city of Hamburg on Friday. Ahmad Alhaw, 26, risks life in prison.

Merkel Reaches Preliminary Deal with Social Democrats to Form Govt.

Merkel Reaches Preliminary Deal with Social Democrats to Form Govt.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel reached on Friday a preliminary deal with her Social Democrat (SPD) rivals to pave the way for government coalition talks. This marks an end to months of uncertainty that has undermined Germany’s global role and raised questions about her political future. But t

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