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Argentina judge dismisses cover-up case against president

Buenos Aires - An Argentine judge dismissed the case against President Cristina Kirchner for allegedly shielding Iranian officials from prosecution over the 1994 bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish center.

Argentina creates new spy agency after prosecutor's death

Buenos Aires - Argentina's congress passed a law Thursday creating a new intelligence service after the mysterious death of a prosecutor who had accused the president of a cover-up in his probe of a 1994 bombing targeting Jews.

Argentine government accuses ex-spy of smuggling

Buenos Aires - A powerful ex-spy linked to explosive allegations against Argentine President Cristina Kirchner was accused by the government Tuesday of running a smuggling ring and committing tax fraud.

French president Hollande vows stiffer penalties for hate speech

Paris - French President Francois Hollande vowed to introduce tougher penalties for "racist, anti-Semitic or homophobic" remarks in the wake of last month's militant attacks in Paris.

Danish Muslims plan peace vigil after shootings

Copenhage - A Danish Muslim group Monday said it was planning a peace vigil in the heart of Copenhagen this week to protest against hate crimes after this month's twin attacks in the city.

French president Hollande vows stiffer penalties for hate speech

Paris - French President Francois Hollande vowed Monday to introduce tougher penalties for "racist, anti-semitic or homophobic" remarks in the wake of last month's terrorist attacks in Paris.

Argentina's Kirchner accuses lawmakers of joining opposition rally

Buenos Aires - Argentine President Cristina Kirchner criticized lawmakers Saturday for participating in a massive march over the controversial death of a prosecutor, accusing them of joining the opposition to protest her administration.

Ex-wife of dead Argentine prosecutor rejects suicide claim

Buenos Aires - The ex-wife of a dead Argentine prosecutor rejected claims he'd killed himself and called for independent oversight of the probe Thursday, a day after huge crowds called for justice in the case.

Belgium charges Frenchman as accomplice in Jewish museum attack

Brussels - A Frenchman suspected of helping compatriot Medhi Nemmouche, held for killing four people at the Brussels Jewish Museum in May, has been formally charged, the federal prosecutors office said Thursday.

Thousands rally in Buenos Aires over Nisman death

Buenos Aires - Tens of thousands of people demanding justice marched in symbolic silence Wednesday in soaking Buenos Aires to mark a month since the suspicious death of a prosecutor who was ready to accuse the Argentine president of a massive cover-up.

French teen vandals charged with desecrating Jewish graves

Saverne - Five teenagers were charged Wednesday with vandalising hundreds of Jewish graves in a suspected anti-Semitic act that has shocked France.

March ramps up pressure over Argentine prosecutor death

Buenos Aires - President Cristina Kirchner urged Argentines to be on guard Wednesday ahead of a mass protest over the mysterious death of a prosecutor who had accused her of a cover-up in his probe of a 1994 bombing.

Hollande seeks to reassure French Jews after cemetery vandalism

Sarre-union - President Francois Hollande vowed the state would protect French Jews with all its force as he led a ceremony Tuesday at a Jewish cemetery where hundreds of graves were vandalised.

History, politics drive Israeli calls to Europe's Jews

Jerusalem - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's calls for Jewish emigration after anti-Semitic attacks have riled European leaders but come as no surprise given Israel's history as a refuge and a looming election, analysts say.

Five French teens held for vandalising Jewish graves

Saverne - French prosecutors said Monday they had taken five teenagers into custody suspected of vandalising hundreds of Jewish graves, an act that prompted fresh pleas for Jews not to turn their back on France.

Danish Jews reject Netanyahu's call to move to Israel

Copenhage - Danish Jews on Monday turned down an offer by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to emigrate to Israel following a deadly weekend attack on a synagogue in Copenhagen.

Hollande says Jews have 'place in France'

Paris - French President Francois Hollande said on Monday that Jews were welcome in Europe and France, in an apparent retort to Israel's prime minister who urged Jews to move to Israel after attacks on a synagogue in Copenhagen.

French PM urges Jews to stay after tombs defaced

Paris - Prime Minister Manuel Valls on Monday urged France's Jews to stay in the country after a fresh call by the Israeli premier for European Jews to emigrate to Israel.

Hundreds of tombs defaced in French Jewish cemetery: minister

Sarre-union - France's interior minister said Sunday several hundred tombs had been defaced at a Jewish cemetery in the northeast of the country, in what he called "a despicable act".

Argentina officials rally behind Kirchner

Buenos Aires - Members of Argentina's government rallied behind President Cristina Kirchner on Saturday, tossing aside allegations she protected Iranian suspects in an investigation into a 1994 bombing.

New prosecutors accuse Argentine leader of bombing cover-up

Buenos Aires - Argentine President Cristina Kirchner was formally accused Friday of trying to protect Iranian officials implicated in a notorious 1994 bombing as prosecutors renewed explosive allegations first aired by a colleague who died mysteriously last month.

Dead Argentine prosecutor's ex-wife criticizes probe

Buenos Aires - The ex-wife of an Argentine prosecutor who died mysteriously after accusing President Cristina Kirchner of a cover-up in a 1994 Jewish center bombing criticized the probe into his death Thursday.

Argentina's Kirchner gains nothing from prosecutor's death: FM

Washington - Argentina's President Cristina Kirchner and her top diplomat did not benefit from the death of prosecutor Alberto Nisman, who accused them of covering up a probe into the country's worst terror strike, the diplomat told The Washington Post.

Unknown DNA found at home of dead Argentine prosecutor

Buenos Aires - Unidentified DNA has been found at the home of an Argentine prosecutor who died mysteriously while investigating alleged misconduct by President Cristina Kirchner, a judge said Tuesday.

Aide who gave gun to dead Argentine prosecutor is fired

Buenos Aires - The assistant who supplied late Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman with the gun used in his mysterious death was sacked on Monday, officials said.

Argentine lawmaker accuses president of cover-up

Buenos Aires - An Argentine opposition lawmaker filed a court case Friday against President Cristina Kirchner, accusing her of a cover-up in the mysterious death of a prosecutor investigating a 1994 Jewish center bombing.

Argentine president to tackle Navratilova, Farrow over 'smears'

Buenos Aires - Argentine President Cristina Kirchner plans to write actress Mia Farrow and retired tennis star Martina Navratilova to rebut their recent criticism and explain that the scandal engulfing her is a smear campaign, officials said Thursday.

Powerful ex-spy to be questioned in Argentine scandal

Buenos Aires - The investigator probing the mysterious death of an Argentine prosecutor who was carrying out a politically explosive investigation has summoned a powerful former spy for questioning Thursday, local media reported.

Holocaust-expert judge takes on Argentine bombing case

Buenos Aires - A respected Holocaust expert was named to take over as judge in the politically explosive case of a 1994 Jewish center bombing that has shaken Argentina since the lead prosecutor's mysterious death.

Argentine prosecutor drafted Kirchner arrest warrant

Buenos Aires - Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman drafted an arrest warrant for President Cristina Kirchner which was recovered from the trash at the investigator's apartment following his mysterious death last month, officials said Tuesday.
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