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Participant of a conference organized by the Germany-based foundation European Jewish Cemeteries Initiative (EJCI) walks past tombstones at a jewish cemetery near the town of Senec, Slovakia, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019.

Headstones vandalized at second Jewish cemetery in Slovakia

Earlier this month, 22 gravestones were vandalized in the country's northern town of Rajec

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The driver of a French cash delivery van disappeared at the wheel of his armoured car, which was found soon afterwards without the bags of cash containing about three million euros

German man returns backpack filled with 16,000 euros

Officers were able to quickly identify the owner and reunite him with the backpack and its precious contents

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A Santa Claus poses for tourists throwing his bell in the air in front of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019.

Heavy hearts as Notre-Dame misses Xmas mass for first time since 1803

President Macron has set a timetable of five years to completely repair the eight-centuries-old structure

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German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, sits between his partner Natalia Woerner and Rabbi Yehuda Teichtal as he arrives for solidarity prayer for tolerance, dialogue, against racism and anti-Semitism at the Chabad Lubawitsch education center in Berlin, Friday, Aug. 9, 2019.

Germany: 14-year-old tied up, choked in anti-Semitic attack

A school teacher spotted the attack and came to the victim's rescue

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FILE - Participants hold a candlelight beside the slogan of "Free Gaza" during a rally organized by Amnesty International Japan, marking the first anniversary of the Israel's attacks in the Gaza Strip, in Tokyo, Japan, Saturday, Dec. 26, 2009

Amnesty Int'l institutionally biased against Israel, British report finds

Giant NGO has staunch Palestinian activists in its ranks who support terrorists openly

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Alexei Miller, director of Russia's state-owned energy giant Gazprom seen here with  Vladimir Putin in 2017, was hit by the latest US measures

Russia's Gazprom pays $2.9 billion to settle Ukraine dispute

The deal was reached at three-way talks between Kiev, Moscow and the European Union on Thursday and Friday

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Flowers are placed near the shooting site at the area next to the building of the Federal Security Service (FSB, Soviet KGB successor), in the background, in Moscow, Russia, Friday, Dec. 20, 2019.

Russia: Suspect behind central Moscow shooting identified, death toll upped to two

Former security guard opened killed two, injured five in attack on Russia's security service HQ in Moscow

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Capture d'écran d'une séquence diffusée par l'unité d'enregistrement parlementaire (PRU) du Parlement britannique montrant le Premier ministre britannique Boris Johnson à la Chambre des communes à Londres le 19 octobre 2019

Johnson's Brexit deal secures first win in new parliament

The government hopes to hold a final vote on Johnson's separation terms on January 9

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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves Downing Street for the State Opening of Parliament by Queen Elizabeth II, in the House of Lords at the Palace of Westminster in London, Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019.

UK: Boris Johnson slams 'nauseating frequency' of Israel boycotts

Johnson slammed local councils joining BDS movement as waging a 'pseudo foreign policy'

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A view of the main building of the Russian Federal Security Services on Lubyanka Square in Moscow, Russia, on Tuesday, May 14, 2013.

Moscow: At least two killed in 'terror' shooting at security headquarters

Russia's Federal Security Service says attacker dead, confirms death of its officer

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A special police officer secures the area during a military parade marking the 59 years celebrations of independence in Nicosia in the divided island of Cyprus, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019.

Three arrested in 'Israeli spy van' probe on Cyprus

Probe into van outfitted with $9 million worth of spy gear kicked off with video report that went viral

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Des fleurs blanches déposée devant l'immeuble de Sarah Halimi, le 9 avril 2017

France: Muslim killer of Jewish woman will not stand trial, court rules

Halimi's 2017 murder reignited the debate over anti-Semitism in working-class districts in France

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Ralph Brinkhaus, leader of the conservative CDU/CSU parliamentary group addresses the Bundestag, the lower house of parliament, on October 17, 2018 in Berlin

German parliament passes initiative to ban Hezbollah activity

The resolution was supported by the major parties that make up Germany’s ruling coalition

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Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon sets out the case for a second referendum on Scottish independence, during a statement at Bute House in Edinburgh, Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019

UK: Scotland's first minister outlines plans for new independence vote

'Scotland made it very clear last week it does not want a Tory government led by Boris Johnson'

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Russian President Vladimir Putin warned Ukraine against any "reckless" acts after a naval clash in the Kerch Strait

Putin says 'nobody knows' causes of global climate change

Moscow is seeing unseasonably warm weather for December

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Rescuers search at a damaged building after a magnitude 6.4 earthquake in Thumane, western Albania, Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019

Group to rebuild home of Muslim man whose father saved Jewish refugees

A Poland-based organization, From the Depths, raised $10,000 to restore the house

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Protesters holding placards reading "That's enough", "Against any anitisemitism" rally on October 13, 2019 at Bebelplatz square in the centre of Berlin, in a reaction to the Halle shooting.

Germany beefs up security forces to tackle far-right extremism

Hundreds of new jobs to be created within police and domestic security agency to tackle far-right threat

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A Turkish-made Bayraktar TB2 drone is seen shortly after its landing at an airport in Gecitkala, known as Lefkoniko in Greek, in Cyprus, Monday, Dec. 16, 2019.

'Dangerous escalation': Turkey warns US against scrapping arms embargo on Cyprus

The move will only hamper peaceful settlement efforts on divided island, Turkish Foreign Ministry says

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The Nord Stream 2 pipeline will run through the Baltic Sea and pump Russian gas to Europe

US Congress approves Russia-Europe gas pipeline sanctions

It aims to halt further construction of the $10.6 billion pipeline being built under the Baltic Sea

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A person waves a French tricolor at the end of a demonstration Tuesday Dec.17, 2019 in Paris

France: 615,000 protesters take part in rallies against gov't pension reform

But French administration stands firm to make retirement age overhaul despite unions' demands

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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during his first cabinet meeting since the general election, inside 10 Downing Street in London, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019

PM Johnson seeks to outlaw extension of Brexit transition period

EU chief negotiator says will do 'maximum' to seal trade deal with Britain before December 2020

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In Morocco, Pope Francis will be visiting a country where more than 99 percent of the country is Sunni Muslim

Pope Francis lifts 'pontifical secret' for sex abuse cases

So-called pontifical secrecy is a rule of confidentiality designed to protect sensitive information

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Police patrol at the Christmas market in front of the city hall in downtown Vienna, Austria, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016.

Austrian police foil Islamic State-inspired Christmas market terror plot

A terror cell of three planned to strike multiple targets, including Christmas market in Vienna

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Members of the House of Lords attend the official State Opening of Parliament in London, Monday Oct. 14, 2019.

UK: Peers demand that Baroness Tonge apologizes for Israel lobby comments

'Chief Rabbi must be dancing in the street,' Tonge posted on Facebook after labor's historic loss