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Holocaust: Israel summit falls apart in Netanyahu ‘racism’ row

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki (L) met Mr Netanyahu in Warsaw this month A summit of central European leaders in Israel has been cancelled because of an Israel-Poland row over the Holocaust. Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis said there would just be bilateral talks in Jerusalem …

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Holocaust row: Poland shuns Israel talks over Netanyahu ‘racism’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki (L) met Mr Netanyahu in Warsaw this month Poland has pulled out of a summit of central European leaders in Israel because of comments on the Holocaust by Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu. Mr Netanyahu’s comments were “racist and unacceptable”, Polish PM …

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Poland PM cancels Israel trip after Netanyahu’s Holocaust comment

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki (L) met Mr Netanyahu this month PM Mateusz Morawiecki has cancelled a trip to Israel following comments on the Holocaust by Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu. Mr Netanyahu was quoted in Israeli media as saying “Poles co-operated with the Germans” during the …

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Yellow-vest protests: Macron condemns anti-Semitic abuse

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Tens of thousands took part in anti-government protests on Saturday French President Emmanuel Macron has condemned anti-Semitic abuse directed at a prominent intellectual by a group of “yellow vest” protesters in Paris. Police stepped in to protect the philosopher Alain Finkielkraut after he was bombarded …

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Catalan separatists stage mass protest in Barcelona

Image copyright Reuters Image caption It’s thought around 200,000 Catalan separatists were at the protest Demonstrators have marched en masse through Barcelona in protest at the trial of Catalan separatist leaders. Some 200,000 people took to the streets, waving Catalan flags and shouting pro-separatist slogans in support of the 12 …

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Bruno Ganz, who played Hitler in Downfall, dies aged 77

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Ganz was well-known in German-language cinema and theatre Bruno Ganz, who played Hitler in the 2004 film Downfall, has died aged 77. The Swiss actor died at home in Zurich on Friday night, his management said. Ganz was well-known in German-language cinema and theatre and …

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UK regional airline Flybmi ceases operations

Image copyright BMI Regional Image caption Flybmi has a fleet of Embraer jets British regional airline Flybmi has cancelled all its flights and filed for administration, the airline has announced. The company said it had been badly affected by rises in fuel and carbon costs and uncertainty over Brexit. The …

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Spain PM Sánchez sets snap election for April

Image copyright EPA Image caption The PM has been governing in a very fragmented political landscape Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has called a snap general election for 28 April, after Catalan nationalist MPs withdrew support for the Socialist government’s budget. It is just eight months since Mr Sánchez took …

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