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The airport was first scheduled to open in 2010, but that and three other opening dates have been cancelled

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Germany sees 'visible rise' in support for far-right extremism in response to perceived 'Islamisation' of the West

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Shrinking polar ice means the Arctic countries are preparing bids to exploit the area’s natural resources

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Ghent siege: Four armed men enter apartment in Belgium

Police said it is unclear whether they have taken a hostage

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Party traditionalists allege that over half of senior FN figures promoted since Ms Le Pen replaced her father as leader are homosexual

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Dozens of arrests in Turkish Erdoğan opposition crackdown

Supporters of the Islamic cleric Fethullah Gülen have been detained

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Swedish air force describes the encounter as 'pretty serious'

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Violent Dutch gang-war spreads across Europe

The feud over a missing shipment of cocaine has already claimed at least 14 lives around the continent
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End of the line: Paris-Berlin night train makes its final journey

German rail network says the sleeper service was incurring debts of over €20 million a year

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