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IS claim Nice attack as France mourns 84 victims

Stay informed: Sign up to our free weekly e-newsletter Subscribe to our monthly newspaper The Connexion. Image copyright AP Image caption Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel was shot dead after ramming his lorry into crowds Radicalised too quickly? Nice's famed Promenade des Anglais is gradually reopening and becoming a shrine to the dead, with memorials set up on the westbound lane of the road where victims were felled by an attacker with a truck.



British PM: Immigration control must be part of EU-UK deal

Nearly 52 percent of the voters supported exiting the bloc. An index of consumer confidence plunged almost five points to 106.6 in July - matching its biggest fall in six years and hitting its lowest level since 2013, polling firm YouGov and the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) said.



Three Russians withdrawn, three probed, 11 eligible for Rio

A leave-taking ceremony for the Russian Olympic team was held early on Thursday morning at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport, a TASS correspondent reported from the scene. The International Olympic Committee left it to the individual sports' governing bodies to decide whether competitors should be banned from the games when it decided not to issue a blanket expulsion for the country.


Turkey continues crackdown, shuts dozens of media outlets

Turkey continues crackdown, shuts dozens of media outlets

Meanwhile, three news agencies, 16 television stations, 23 radio stations, 45 newspapers, 15 magazines and 29 publishers were ordered to shut down, the country s official gazette said Wednesday. The General Staff said 35 planes, including 24 fighter jets, 37 helicopters, 74 tanks and three ships had been used by the coup plotters, NTV reported .


Vietnam says it prefers bilateral talks with China on SCS

Vietnam says it prefers bilateral talks with China on SCS

Manila: The Philippines " vigorously pushed " for the inclusion of an arbitration ruling in a joint statement among Southeast Asian countries but its failure to secure that was no diplomatic win for China, Manila's foreign minister said on Wednesday.


More than 1600 Turkish military personnel discharged after failed coup attempt

More than 1600 Turkish military personnel discharged after failed coup attempt

Since the July 15 failed military coup, a total of 149 generals and admirals have so far been expelled from Turkey's land, naval, and air forces. Turkey's top military council chose to keep the head of the armed forces, Gen. Turkey's post-coup purge has raised concerns throughout Europe. The Turkish Coast Guard and Gendarmerie General Command have also been brought under Interior Ministry control.