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SWEDEN – Swedish ministers quit amid IT scandal

SWEDEN – Swedish ministers quit amid IT scandal

STOCKHOLM – An IT scandal forced Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven to reshuffle his government on Thursday as two top ministers resigned, CNN affiliate Expressen reported. The security breach occurred in March 2015, when the Swedish Transport Agency outsourced the handling of its IT system to IBM, whose staff in Eastern Europe oversaw the operation. […]

FRANCE – Developing education

FRANCE – Developing education

Rihanna (right) met with French President Emmanuel Macron Wednesday at his Paris palace to ask him to contribute to her education fund for children in developing countries. The Barbados-born pop singer spoke with Macron and his wife Brigitte about helping fund education for millions of children in developing countries who don’t have access to schooling […]

Thousands flee French wildfires

Thousands flee French wildfires

PARIS – Parts of the French Riviera were evacuated late Tuesday and into Wednesday as forest fires burned swathes of land and threatened thousands of people, according to local police. More than 10,000 residents and tourists were moved after a forest fire started near the coastal commune of Bormes-les-Mimosas, around 40 km (nearly 25 miles) […]

GREECE/TURKEY – Quake kills two

GREECE/TURKEY – Quake kills two

KOS –– A 6.7 magnitude earthquake rocked the Greek Island of Kos early Friday, killing at least two people and injuring scores more, officials say. Mayor George Kyritsis told CNN Greece that at least two people –– a Swedish and a Turkish national –– have died. The quake’s epicenter was just 16.2 kilometres east-northeast of Kos, […]

ITALY – Woman dragged along platform by train

ITALY – Woman dragged along platform by train

ROME – Footage of a woman being dragged along a platform by a train, after her bag got trapped in the door, has raised safety questions about Rome’s metro. Natalya Garkovich, 43, was left in intensive care after sensors failed to register the strap and emergency brakes did not stop the train’s advance. The footage […]

SPAIN – Dozens arrested in Europe-wide horsemeat scam

SPAIN – Dozens arrested in Europe-wide horsemeat scam

MADRID – Spanish police have arrested and charged 65 individuals over a continent-wide ring that traded in horsemeat from animals “in bad shape, too old or simply labelled as ‘not suitable for consumption,’”according to a statement released by Europol. Spain’s Guardia Civil, in coordination with Europol, the European police agency, charged the individuals with crimes […]

‘Zero happened’

‘Zero happened’

PARIS – President Donald Trump offered a staunch defense of his eldest son Thursday, saying Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with a Russian lawyer was a standard session that any political operative would have taken. “My son is a wonderful young man. He took a meeting with a Russian lawyer, not a government lawyer, but a […]

GERMANY – G20 violence

GERMANY – G20 violence

HAMBURG – German police clashed with violent protesters Thursday in Hamburg a day ahead of the Group of 20 summit, using water cannons, pepper spray and batons to disperse marchers after some attacked them with bottles and other objects. The skirmishes came hours before the two-day gathering of the world’s top economic powers gets under […]

FRANCE – Macron seeks to cut MPs

FRANCE – Macron seeks to cut MPs

PARIS – Speaking at the historic Palace of Versailles, Macron said he planned to cut the number of lawmakers by a third. Doing so would produce a more efficient government and put France on a “radically new path”, said Macron. The French president says he has a broad mandate after sweeping wins in presidential and […]

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