Macron adds Greece to Europe-focused agenda after summer break

PARIS (Reuters) – President Emmanuel Macron will visit Greece from Sept. 7-8, a source in the Elysee Palace said, as he seeks to build momentum behind a drive to deepen European integration. Macron’s aides have described a “very European” agenda after he returns from a holiday in southern France. He travels to Austria, Romania and […]

http://crusaderjournal.com/2017/08/17/macron-adds-greece-to-europe-focused-agenda-after-summer-break/

Man arrested in French car attack that wounded 6 soldiers

PARIS — French authorities have detained a man linked to an Algerian driver who sped his car into a group of soldiers near Paris. It is the first arrest in the case. A judicial official said Thursday the man was arrested Wednesday and will be questioned by counterterrorism investigators. Police have been unable to question…

http://nationalpost.com/pmn/news-pmn/man-arrested-in-french-car-attack-that-wounded-6-soldiers/wcm/dc56e6d0-75a7-4902-aeb7-1390441df1b9

German state committee votes to lift nationalist’s immunity

BERLIN — A committee of a German state parliament has recommended lifting the immunity of a German nationalist leader so they can pursue an investigation of allegations that she lied under oath. German news agency dpa reported that the committee in Saxony on Thursday unanimously voted in favour of lifting Frauke Petry’s immunity from prosecutrion.…

http://nationalpost.com/pmn/news-pmn/german-state-committee-votes-to-lift-nationalists-immunity/wcm/98d6ba5d-157b-4013-a098-af07af5257ac

Spain rescues 600 migrants in Mediterranean in 24 hours

MADRID — Spain’s maritime rescue service says it has rescued some 600 migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea from Morocco in the past 24 hours, making it one of its busiest days so far this year. The service said it rescued five migrants early Thursday in the Strait of Gibraltar. On Wednesday, its vessels…

http://nationalpost.com/pmn/news-pmn/spain-rescues-600-migrants-in-mediterranean-in-24-hours/wcm/b3072d2e-0593-4206-855b-637bbbb302b6

Migrants on Greek Islands Are Trapped and Desperate, Report Says

Thousands of asylum-seekers in Greece’s Aegean islands are stranded in appalling circumstances, according to a new report by Refugees International. Since a 2016 deal between the E.U. and Turkey, which aims to discourage migrants from crossing the sea to Greece, Turkey has agreed to take back migrants who arrived to Greek islands from its territory.…

http://time.com/4900937/greek-islands-asylum-seekers/

Firefighters battle wildfires across Greece

By Phoebe Fronista and Alkis Konstantinidis ATHENS (Reuters) – Firefighters battled more than 90 forest fires across Greece on Monday, an outbreak fed by dry winds and hot weather that saw blazes burning near Athens, in the Peloponnese, and on the Ionian islands of Zakynthos and Kefalonia. The fire near Athens was burning unchecked for […]

http://crusaderjournal.com/2017/08/14/firefighters-battle-wildfires-across-greece/

Girl, 8, killed as car plows into French pizzeria

French police say an eight-year-old girl was killed and at least five people were injured when a driver slammed his car into the sidewalk cafe of a pizza restaurant in a small town east of Paris. An official with the national gendarme service said the driver was arrested soon after the incident Monday night in…

http://nationalpost.com/news/world/police-girl-8-killed-as-car-plows-into-french-pizzeria/wcm/acabbe3e-daa8-4320-b0f0-f4e157d2d762