A French police official says 11 people are dead in a shooting at a satirical weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo in central Paris
Pro-AKP Turkish dailies were quick to frame the news as Turkey daily tweeted: “the magazine that insulted our prophet was attacked”. This message was later deleted after backlash from users:
11 people are dead and several more wounded following a shooting at the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris Wednesday morning
After demonstrations against the anti-Islam Pegida movement in several German cities on Monday, prominent public figures from politics and business have signed an appeal against xenophobia. Pegida is forcing the Germans to show their commitment to democracy, some commentators write. Others accuse German Chancellor Angela Merkel of fomenting Islamophobia with her foreign policy.
European manufacturers are happy with the falling value of the single currency, which allows them to export their goods more easily. But the mood is tempered by the threat of deflation, particularly harmful to indebted countries, and increasingly a worry for the ECB, which may begin a policy of buying up sovereign debt from 22 January. EurActiv France reports.
Spain’s ruling conservative fears a powerful, united Catalan-Valencian language and will do everything possible to keep them separate.
theguardian.com – Jan 5, 2:43 PM – Thousands of Germans demonstrated in four cities on Monday in opposition to the weekly rallies in Dresden against the perceived “Islamization” of Europe which have attracted growing numbers of supporters. Organizers of the…
Andrew Marr looks at why it is that German chancellor Angela Merkel Merkel is making such a profound mark on the lives of everyone in Europe, on the eve of her visit to the UK.