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by Bjinse on Tue Dec 11th, 2018 at 10:28:24 PM EST
Strasbourg shooting: Gunman at large after two killed and 11 injured - BBC NEWS

Two people have been killed and 11 others wounded in a shooting in the eastern French city of Strasbourg.

The gunman, known to security services, is on the run and is being hunted by police. He had been injured in an exchange of gunfire with a soldier, police said.

The shooting happened close to a Christmas market in one of the central squares, Place Kléber.

France's counter terrorism prosecutor has opened an investigation.

Confirming the death toll had risen to two, the French interior minister, Christophe Castaner, who is on his way to the city, called it a "serious public security incident".

Seven of the injured are said to be in a serious condition.

by Bjinse on Tue Dec 11th, 2018 at 10:32:29 PM EST
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The Strasbourg attack suspect's criminal past in Germany
born in Strasbourg, served time in time in German, Swiss and French prisons on robbery charges

They are not all going back to where they came from.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Wed Dec 12th, 2018 at 06:04:58 PM EST
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Main suspect in Strasbourg attack killed in gun battle with police

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sat Dec 15th, 2018 at 12:07:15 AM EST
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Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Dec 12th, 2018 at 12:20:56 AM EST
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A Shakespearian scenario - although still unconfirmed...

Pressure mounting on Theresa May from Tory MPs - BBC

Tory Brexiteers are increasingly confident they have enough support to trigger a no-confidence vote in Theresa May as party leader.

If 48 Conservative MPs submit letters to say they no longer support her, a leadership challenge will be launched.

There is no confirmation but sources, including a cabinet minister, have said they believe 48 letters have been sent.

The BBC has also been told the senior backbencher who receives the letters has asked to see the PM on Wednesday.

by Bjinse on Wed Dec 12th, 2018 at 12:54:50 AM EST
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right now, madness reigns.

Quite frankly, it's exhausting. I sympathise with those who've been close to the Trump white House; if you care about good government, then watching this unfold and constantly having to respond to the next idiocy just begins to defeat you. There have been hours spent watching events in stupefied disbelief.

Brexit? Right now, that's so 6:30. It's 8:00, on to something madder

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Wed Dec 12th, 2018 at 08:13:57 PM EST
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Spanish PM hardens Catalonia stance with eye on election
Sanchez has adopted a more open approach towards Catalonia's pro-independence leaders than his conservative predecessor Mariano Rajoy
But a deepening polarization within Spain over matters of regional autonomy on Dec. 2 cost Sanchez's Socialists votes in an election in Andalusia, one of its traditional regional strongholds, that in turn highlighted the risk of an early national election.
So they say.

Spain's Prime Minister Sanchez says: 'As of today ...
Sanchez' equivocation was ceremonial, played in part to Cataluyna conflict ...

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Wed Dec 12th, 2018 at 11:04:00 PM EST
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Swedish political crisis deepens as opposition get its budget passed
Although a new government would be able to adjust spending and revenue plans as soon as it takes power, it will be obligated to respect the 20 billion crowns ($2.2 billion) in income tax cuts included in the budget passed on Wednesday.
So they say.

Government formation in Sweden, 31 Oct
Swedish elections today, 8 Sep

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Wed Dec 12th, 2018 at 11:11:10 PM EST
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Macron to plead ["]deficit slippage["] essential for reforms plan
the costly emergency measures he announced to quell anti-tax protests were needed to ensure he could press on with his ambitious reform agenda, an official said on Wednesday.
€10B ($11.4B) tax cuts
Macron insisted that the subsidies for the poorest workers and tax cuts for pensioners were not a U-turn but an acceleration of his pledge to "make work pay".
Income disparity in France's 2018-2019 Budget

archived suits in the room
Group led by Thomas Piketty presents plan for 'a fairer Europe'
Piketty still wants to tackle the right problems with the wrong instruments

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Thu Dec 13th, 2018 at 12:21:58 AM EST
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Court rules for emission limits in metropolitan areas against EU Commission

Court confirms EU illegally relaxed diesel emission rules
Court tells EU Commission it can't let cars spew more greenhouse gasses | DW |

Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.

by Oui on Fri Dec 14th, 2018 at 09:46:24 AM EST
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Thousands march in Brussels against U.N. migration pact, 16 Dec
no vests: sketchy account of EU state signatories to the 'pact' and branded opposition of any persuasion

French 'yellow vests' protest in their thousands for fifth Saturday, 15 Dec
vests: sketchy account of feminist inclusion this 5th week in skirmishes

["]European Conservatives["] Reject UN Immigration Pact

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Sun Dec 16th, 2018 at 07:47:40 PM EST
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