‘Long-Desired Step’: Catalan Parliament Declares Independence from Spain
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‘Long-Desired Step’: Catalan Parliament Declares Independence from Spain

Following a secret ballot, MPs in the Catalan parliament declared independence from Spain, with the regional leader Carlos Puigdemont saying the people had completed “a long-desired step.” Lawmakers opposed to independence boycotted the vote. The assembly’s speaker announced that the motion was passed with 70 votes in favor, 10 against, and two blank ballots, according…

‘Europe is Lost’: Barcelona’s Chief Rabbi Urges Jews to Move to Israel
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‘Europe is Lost’: Barcelona’s Chief Rabbi Urges Jews to Move to Israel

In the aftermath of this week’s terrorist attacks in Barcelona, the city’s chief rabbi has warned his community that Jews in the region are doomed because of the threat of radical Islam. At least 14 people were killed and over 100 injured in two separate terrorist attacks in Barcelona and the nearby coastal town of…

Water Cannon & Burned Out Cars: Violent Riots Continue in Hamburg After G20 Summit
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Water Cannon & Burned Out Cars: Violent Riots Continue in Hamburg After G20 Summit

Violent confrontations between police and protesters continued in Hamburg in the early hours of Sunday morning, even after all of the G20 leaders had left. Police said they had to deploy water cannon against demonstrators who were burning vehicles. The violent riot took place in the Schanzenviertel area of the center of Hamburg, police said…

Thieves Break into German Military Compound, Steal Weapons from Armored Carrier
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Thieves Break into German Military Compound, Steal Weapons from Armored Carrier

Unidentified thieves stole weapons from inside a Fox armored personnel carrier after breaking into a military facility in northern Germany, the Bundeswehr confirmed to local media. The perpetrators stole two G36 assault rifles, one P8 pistol, one flare gun, two magazines without ammunition, two radio devices, and a pair of binoculars, Die Welt reported, adding…