French jets strike Isis oil sites in Syria: minister
France

French jets strike Isis oil sites in Syria: minister

French warplanes bombed Islamic State group oil installations close to its Syrian stronghold of Raqqa on Friday, as France's defence minister visited the Jordanian air base where the jets took off.

Taliban targets French restaurant in Kabul
France

Taliban targets French restaurant in Kabul

A Taliban suicide car bomber hit a French restaurant popular with foreigners in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Friday, in a New Year's day attack that marks the latest in a series of brazen insurgent assaults.

‘Dark days in China’: ejected French journalist
France

‘Dark days in China’: ejected French journalist

A French reporter forced to leave Beijing after she criticised government policy in violence-racked Xinjiang arrived home Friday after warning of dark days ahead for journalists working in China.

Pope’s Jubilee Year of Mercy off to slow start
Italy

Pope’s Jubilee Year of Mercy off to slow start

Pope Francis's Jubilee Year of Mercy has got off to a sluggish start, to the disappointment of Rome's hoteliers, restaurateurs and souvenir sellers.

Happy New Year, Sweden – here comes the winter!
Sweden

Happy New Year, Sweden – here comes the winter!

After record high temperatures in Sweden in December, the new year will usher in very cold weather and a little snow, according to meteorologists.

Bility’s appeal over Fifa presidency bid rejected
Switzerland

Bility’s appeal over Fifa presidency bid rejected

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Thursday rejected Musa Hassan Bility's appeal against Fifa's rejection of his candidacy to run in the vote to elect a new head of world football's governing body.

Manhunt in Munich for New Year terror suspects
Germany

Manhunt in Munich for New Year terror suspects

Germany was on high alert on Friday as police hunted for up to seven people suspected of plotting a New Year’s Eve suicide attack in Munich in the name of the Isis terrorist group.

Storm in Israel as Hitler book is published again
Germany

Storm in Israel as Hitler book is published again

The controversy over the upcoming re-publication of Adolf Hitler's "Mein Kampf" in Germany is having particular resonance in Israel, where memories of the Holocaust run deep and the book remains taboo.

Defiant French throng Paris to bid adieu to 2015
France

Defiant French throng Paris to bid adieu to 2015

Parisians bid goodbye to a year of unprecedented terror attacks when clocks chimed midnight Friday, as thousands of defiant revellers thronged the Champs-Elysees for New Year's Eve celebrations.

Munich on New Year alert after terror threat
Germany

Munich on New Year alert after terror threat

UPDATED: Police in Munich closed two stations and told New Year's revellers to avoid large crowds on Thursday night over fears a terror attack would take place.

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Sweden

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