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Train gunman dumbfounded by terrorist tag, says was hungry - lawyer| Reuters

Aug 23, 2015

Train gunman dumbfounded by terrorist tag, says was hungry - lawyer| Reuters

PARIS/ALGECIRAS, Spain A gunman who attacked passengers on a high-speed train in France two days ago is "dumbfounded" at having been taken for an Islamist militant and says he only intended to rob people on board because he was hungry, his lawyer said on Sunday. As details emerged of the gunman's early adult life in Spain, lawyer Sophie David said her client -- now in detention near Paris -- also looked ill and malnourished #Business #United States #India #Technology #Middle East #Crime #Netherlands
U.S. soldier wounded helping to overpower gunman on train in France| Reuters

Aug 22, 2015

U.S. soldier wounded helping to overpower gunman on train in France| Reuters

PARIS A machine gun-toting attacker wounded three people on a high-speed train in France on Friday before being overpowered by passengers who included an American soldier. The wounded were the soldier, French actor Jean-Hugues Anglade, and a Briton. Local media reported that U.S. #Islam #markets #Latin America #Netherlands #opinion
Eurogroup's Dijsselbloem hopes Greek elections won't delay reforms| Reuters

Aug 21, 2015

Eurogroup's Dijsselbloem hopes Greek elections won't delay reforms| Reuters

AMSTERDAM Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem said on Thursday he hoped the resignation of Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and new elections would not delay or derail the bailout package Athens has negotiated with its creditors. "It is crucial that Greece maintains its commitments to the Eurozone," Dijsselbloem said in a statement emailed to Reuters #United States #science #Argentina #Latin America #Netherlands #opinion
U.S., Germany to pull Patriot missiles from Turkey | Reuters

Aug 17, 2015

U.S., Germany to pull Patriot missiles from Turkey | Reuters

BERLIN/ISTANBUL The United States and Germany said they will pull Patriot missile batteries from southern Turkey after a reassessment of the threats stemming from the conflict in neighbouring Syria. The U.S. Patriots, in Turkey as part of a broader NATO mission since 2013, will be redeployed to the United States for upgrades, according to a joint Turkish-U.S. #Business #United States #Technology #Europe #markets #Netherlands #opinion
Suriname's Bouterse sworn in for second presidential term| Reuters

Aug 13, 2015

Suriname's Bouterse sworn in for second presidential term| Reuters

PARAMARIBO Desi Bouterse, a former military ruler convicted of drug trafficking in the Netherlands, was sworn in for a second five-year term as president of Suriname on Wednesday. Bouterse's National Democratic Party (NDP) in May won a slim majority in the small South American country's National Assembly. #Business #Technology #Europe #United Kingdom #Latin America #Entertainment #Netherlands
Dutch teenager becomes second bungee jumper to die in Spain| Reuters

Aug 12, 2015

Dutch teenager becomes second bungee jumper to die in Spain| Reuters

MADRID A 17-year-old Dutch girl has died while bungee jumping in northern Spain, emergency services said on Tuesday, the second such tragedy in the country in three weeks. #Business #Economy #United States #Technology #Europe #United Kingdom #Netherlands
After food, now Russia burns Dutch flowers| Reuters

Aug 12, 2015

After food, now Russia burns Dutch flowers| Reuters

MOSCOW A week after angering many in Russia by burning illegally imported Western food, authorities have started feeding Dutch flowers to the flames. Officials say blooms from the Netherlands, which supplies much of Russia's $2.5 billion flower market, pose safety risks because they may be infected #United States #India #Technology #Russia #Latin America #Netherlands #Ukraine
Men need more sex than women so decriminalise UK sex trade, academic says| Reuters

Aug 07, 2015

Men need more sex than women so decriminalise UK sex trade, academic says| Reuters

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Decriminalising prostitution in Britain could reduce levels of rape and sexual assaults on women, a think tank said on Thursday, which described attempts to control the sex trade as ineffective and a waste of public money. Britain's sex industry - reportedly worth 4 billion pounds ($6.25 billion) - will continue to flourish as men have a far greater desire for sex than women, and male demand for sexual entertainment is "growing, and ineradicable", according to a report published by the Institute of Economic Affairs. "Men would like to have sex twice as often as women #Business #Europe #markets #Crime #United Kingdom #Latin America #Netherlands
Kosovo votes for new war crimes court| Reuters

Aug 04, 2015

Kosovo votes for new war crimes court| Reuters

PRISTINA Kosovo's parliament voted to change the constitution on Monday and create a war crimes court, which the West wants to try ethnic Albanian former guerrillas for alleged war crimes including organ harvesting. The vote was held just one month after parliament first tried to approve the creation of the court, seen by many Kosovo Albanians as an attempt to tarnish their 1998-99 guerrilla war against Serbian rule. The constitutional changes were endorsed by 82 deputies in the 120-seat parliament. #Business #United States #Technology #United Kingdom #Netherlands
Kosovo votes for new war crimes court| Reuters

Aug 04, 2015

Kosovo votes for new war crimes court| Reuters

PRISTINA Kosovo's parliament voted to change the constitution on Monday and create a war crimes court, which the West wants to try ethnic Albanian former guerrillas for alleged war crimes including organ harvesting. The vote was held just one month after parliament first tried to approve the creation of the court, seen by many Kosovo Albanians as an attempt to tarnish their 1998-99 guerrilla war against Serbian rule. The constitutional changes were endorsed by 82 deputies in the 120-seat parliament #Technology #Europe #Crime #Argentina #Floods #Netherlands