Europe


Macron’s Ideas on Reform of Islam Draw Fire

(VOA): Six months ago after a string of jihadist-inspired attacks in London and Manchester, British Prime Minister Theresa May said the time had come to have “embarrassing conversations” about Islam’s place in Britain. Her comment was sparked by claims that the country’s Muslims..

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4.4 Magnitude Quake Strikes Wales, Biggest Since 2008

(VOA): Britain was hit by its biggest earthquake in a decade Saturday, the British Geological Survey (BGS) said, with tremors felt across parts of Wales and southwest England but no notable damage reported. The BGS said the quake was of magnitude 4.4, with an epicenter 20 km (12.5 miles) north..

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Spain Has Pivotal Role in Pressuring Venezuela’s Maduro

(VOA): Spain has assumed a pivotal role in pressuring Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to change his regime’s “barbaric” course, according to Spanish diplomats who spoke to VOA on condition of anonymity. Venezuela’s crisis reached major dimensions last week as hundreds of thousands of..

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Was Britain's Labour Leader a Communist Spy?

(VOA): A former Czech spy who was expelled by the British government in the 1980s has claimed Britain's leader of the opposition, Jeremy Corbyn, was a source of his — one of 15 senior Labour lawmakers he met regularly when based in London. And the former spy says they knew he was an..

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After US Indictments, Russia Denies Election Meddling

(VOA): The Kremlin on Monday denied Russian government involvement in interfering with the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters the allegations are baseless. The comments come days after the U.S. special counsel charged 13 Russian nationals and three Russian..

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Russian Athlete Suspected of Doping

(VOA): A Russian athlete is suspected of breaching doping rules at the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games. Russian curlers said that a coach on their team told them late Sunday (South Korean time) that mixed doubles bronze medalist Alexander Krushelnitsky tested positive for meldonium, a substance..

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