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Verdun anniversary
Children jog among graves at Verdun: Was it 'indecent'?
Photo: AFP

The images of thousands of French and German children running through the grave stones to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the WW1 battle of Verdun has been slammed as “indecent”. Was it really?

Hollande and Merkel mark centenary of Battle of Verdun
French President Francois Hollande (L) and German Chancellor Angela Merkel pay their respects after laying a wreath at a German cemetery in Consenvoye, northeastern France. Photo: AFP/DPA

French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel stood shoulder to shoulder Sunday to mark the centenary of Verdun, one of the bloodiest battles of World War I.

UK rescues 20 migrants from boat in Channel
A boat used in a previous attempt by Iranian refugees to reach the UK. Photo: AFP

The British coastguard said it rescued 20 migrants on Sunday from the Channel after their inflatable boat began to take on water.

Merkel hails Franco-German relations after Verdun invite
“Europe has problems, but Europe has also done and achieved many things,” Merkel said. Photo: DPA

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday hailed Franco-German ties as she prepared to attend centenary commemorations for the Battle of Verdun at the invitation of French President Francois Hollande.

EgyptAir Flight MS804
EgyptAir: Human remains 'suggest explosion on board'
Photo: Egyptian Armed Forces

New findings, if confirmed, would support the theory that a bomb may have brought down the plane.

Search goes on for clues in EgyptAir crash
A life jacket found among the wreckage. Photo: Courtesy of the Egyptian Armed Forces

Egypt has enlisted a submarine to search the Mediterranean seabed for the black boxes of the EgyptAir MS804, which crashed en route to Cairo from Paris.

Fewer passengers ride Eurostar over terror fears
Photo: Niklas Hallen/AFP

US and Asia travellers in particular are shunning the service.

Flight MS804
How good is security at Charles de Gaulle airport?
Photo: AFP

Flight MS804 took off from Charles de Gaulle airport, where dozens of workers had their "secure-zone" access revoked last year for "cases of radicalization". So how safe is it?

Missing flight MS804
Terror attack 'likeliest cause' of missing EgyptAir plane
File photo: Yusuke Kawasaki/Flickr

Several scenarios could explain the mysterious disappearance of the EgyptAir flight between Paris to Cairo, but experts say a terrorist attack is the most likely.

Britain's Future in Europe
Brits: Why vote away your right to move in Europe?
The last view of Britain: the White Cliffs of Dover from a ferry. Photo: Luctor/WikimediaCommons

The right to move around Europe is an incredible privilege. Brits about to vote in their referendum should know that this right is at risk, says The Local's Managing Editor James Savage.

Missing flight MS804
Who was on board the EgyptAir flight from Paris?
File photo: Andy Buchanan/AFP

A passenger plane that took off from Paris last night has crashed with 66 people on board. Here's what we know about them.

Belgium 'ignored' Abdeslam's possible link to Isis
Photo: AFP

The terror suspect had reportedly been seen in a Facebook image featuring the Islamic State flag.

The death penalty film stirring emotions at Cannes
Director Boo Junfeng at Cannes. Photo: Alberto Pizzoli/AFP

Its director deals with the death penalty from the point of view of the hangman.

Boko Haram 'still a threat': France's Hollande
Hollande sees France as a natural liaison between its former colonies and English-speaking Nigeria. Photo: AFP

Boko Haram remains a threat despite “impressive” military gains against it, French President Francois Hollande said on Saturday, as regional and Western leaders gathered for talks on the Islamist threat.

Brexit vote
Brits: don't let bumbling councils steal your vote
A pro-EU campaigner hands out leaflets in London. Photo: Justin Tallis/AFP

If you're a Brit anxious to have your say in the EU referendum, don't let bumbling bureaucrats deprive you of your rights, says Laura Shields.

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