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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Europe’s Anti-Business Stance

The debate over stimulus vs. austerity misses the point.
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French Comedian Stands Trial Over Comment Against Jewish Journalist

Dieudonné M’bala M’bala stood trial in criminal court on Wednesday over a comment he made lamenting that a prominent Jewish journalist did not die in “the gas chambers,” prosecutors said.
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French police question eight-year-old over terrorism comments

Child expresses ‘radical ideas’ and ‘solidarity’ with Hebdo gunmen after refusing to take part in minute’s silence in honour of victims

An eight-year-old boy in France was questioned by police for half an hour Wednesday after he allegedly made comments in school in praise of terrorists, police said.

The child triggered concern when he refused to take part in a minute’s silence at his school in the southern city of Nice after Islamist gunmen shot dead 12 people at the Paris offices of the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo on 7 January, according to Marcel Authier, in charge of the region’s public security.

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French Government Hopes Graphic Video Will Stop Youths From Turning to Jihad

The video, showing clips of executions, wounded children and crucifixions, is aimed at blunting recruitment efforts by the Islamic State and other terrorist groups.
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French Police Arrest 5 in Terrorism Raid

The arrests were part of a continuing effort to combat terrorism after the deadly attacks this month in and near Paris that left 17 dead, the police said.
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Italian writer faces jail over call for sabotage of high-speed rail line

Writer/activist Erri De Luca goes on trial in Turin over comments about project that has become flashpoint for environmentalists

One of Italy’s most acclaimed writers is facing up to five years in prison for “incitement” after he called for the sabotage of a controversial high-speed rail line between Italy and France that has become a flashpoint for environmentalists and opponents of globalisation.

The trial against Erri De Luca, which begins on Wednesday in Turin, marks a high-profile development in the 20-year battle over the line, which has faced years of delay because of massive – and sometimes violent – protests.

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Syriza’s election victory in Greece – how Europe reacted

Leftwing anti-austerity parties hail result that saw Alexis Tsipras sworn in as prime minister after forming alliance with Independent Greeks, while some ruling parties also give news a cautious welcome

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Op-Ed Contributor: The Mill of Muslim Radicalism in France

French prisons have become a breeding ground for Islamist extremism partly because they mistreat the Islamic faith.
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World Briefing: Central African Republic: Kidnappers Free French Aid Worker

A French aid worker kidnapped in the Central African Republic and her co-worker have been released, those involved in the negotiations said Friday.
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