UPDATE 1-Merkel says Islamist terrorism is biggest test for Germany
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UPDATE 1-Merkel says Islamist terrorism is biggest test for Germany

BERLIN, Dec 31 (Reuters) – Islamist terrorism is the biggest test facing Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday in a New Year’s address to the nation, and…

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UPDATE 8-Gunman kills 39 in Istanbul nightclub, manhunt under way
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UPDATE 8-Gunman kills 39 in Istanbul nightclub, manhunt under way

ISTANBUL, Jan 1 (Reuters) – A gunman opened fire on New Year revellers at a packed nightclub on the shores of Istanbul’s Bosphorus waterway on Sunday killing at…

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UPDATE 1-Islamic State claims responsibility for Istanbul attack -statement
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UPDATE 1-Islamic State claims responsibility for Istanbul attack -statement

(Adds background) CAIRO Jan 2 (Reuters) – Islamic State claimed responsibility on Monday for a New Year’s Day mass shooting in a packed Istanbul nightclub that killed 39…

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UPDATE 1-Europe on Christmas high alert after truck attack in Berlin
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UPDATE 1-Europe on Christmas high alert after truck attack in Berlin

* Security stepped up in France, Britain, Germany (Adds detail from London, Berlin) Article source:http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/AfricaTunisiaNews/~3/RtHgNkzLTKw/idAFL5N1EJ09Q

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UPDATE 1-Tunisian security forces arrest three for links to Berlin market attack suspect
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UPDATE 1-Tunisian security forces arrest three for links to Berlin market attack suspect

(Adds details of the three in paragraph 3) TUNIS Dec 24 (Reuters) – Tunisian security forces have arrested three suspected militants after uncovering their links to Anis Amri,…

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Pope says Christmas ‘hostage’ to materialism, God in shadows
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Pope says Christmas ‘hostage’ to materialism, God in shadows

“If we want to celebrate Christmas authentically, we need to contemplate this sign: the fragile simplicity of a small newborn, the meekness of where he lies, the tender…

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Thousands of Tunisian lawyers join protest against new taxes
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Thousands of Tunisian lawyers join protest against new taxes

TUNIS Dec 6 (Reuters) – Several thousand Tunisian lawyers demonstrated on Tuesday in front of the prime minister’s office, with some demanding his resignation as they escalated a…

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Tunisian parliament approves $14 bln budget for 2017
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Tunisian parliament approves $14 bln budget for 2017

TUNIS Dec 10 (Reuters) – Tunisia’s parliament approved on Saturday a 32.7 billion dinar ($14.1 billion) budget for next year, including deficit cutting measures that had been watered…

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UPDATE 1-Tunisian parliament approves $14 bln budget for 2017
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UPDATE 1-Tunisian parliament approves $14 bln budget for 2017

Among the key measures, he said, was the first revision of employee tax rates since 1989, which he said would “allow for more fiscal equality among employees”.  …

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Tunisia’s UGTT union reaches wage deal with government, cancels strike
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Tunisia’s UGTT union reaches wage deal with government, cancels strike

TUNIS Dec 7 (Reuters) – Tunisia’s powerful UGTT union has cancelled a planned public sector general strike after reaching a deal with the government on salary increases covering…

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