Sunday

11th Dec 2016

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More Germans join Islamic State

The number of Germans who travelled to Syria to join the self-proclaimed Islamic State increased this year, the German intelligence service declared on Wednesday. As of 20 July, a total of 840 men and women had left Germany to join the battlefield in Syria and Iraq, an increase of 20 compared to mid-May and 90 people since 2015. Women represent one fifth of them. Most are under 30 years old.

News in Brief

  1. Council of Europe critical of Turkey emergency laws
  2. Italian opposition presses for anti-euro referendum
  3. Danish MP wants warning shots fired to deter migrants
  4. Defected Turkish officers to remain in Greece
  5. Most child asylum seekers are adults, says Denmark
  6. No school for children of 'illegal' migrants, says Le Pen
  7. Ombudsman slams EU Commission on tobacco lobbying
  8. McDonald's moves fiscal HQ to UK following tax probe

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