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14/01 – Today’s headlines from across the EU

EUROPEAN HEADLINES

FT EuropeJakarta rocked by multiple explosions. At least four dead in multiple explosions and gunfire

WSJE – Stocks Resume Slide on Oil Concerns. Global stocks resumed the steep declines that have characterized much of the year on Thursday, as fears around commodity prices and the outlook for global growth continued to weigh on markets. European and Asian shares fell after Wall Street ended sharply lower and Brent crude oil prices remained volatile after falling below $30 a barrel in Asian trade.

INYTJakarta Attacks Kill at Least 4, Police Say.  Explosions and gunfire rocked the center of the Indonesian capital on Thursday in what the police called a terrorist attack. At least four people were killed, the police said, along with three of the assailants. The Indonesian National Police said in a statement on Facebook that four other attackers had been arrested. “The situation is now under control,” the statement said.

BBC Europe – Turkey: Car bomb hits police HQ near Diyarbakir. A car bomb blast has hit a police headquarters in south-eastern Turkey, killing six people and wounding at least 39, officials say. A woman and a baby were among the dead. Rescuers were searching through rubble at the scene in Cinar district, Diyarbakir province.

AUSTRIA

Wiener Zeitung Series of bombs in Jakarta. in several attacks in the Indonesian capital Jakarta on Thursday at least seven people have been killed. Suicide bombers attacked a Starbucks -Cafe in the centre of the metropolis, police said.

BELGIUM

Le Soir Phone scams: attacks come from Sierra Leone and Tunisia. Since Sunday, Belgium was attacked on an unprecedented scale by “ping-call.” Do not respond to missed calls from unknown numbers.

DENMARK

Jyllands Posten – Indonesian police: They tried to imitate Paris-terrorist attack. A spokesman for police in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, General Anton Charlatan told the AP news agency that Thursday’s terror attacks involved suicide bombs whilst armed men opened fire at several places in the city.

FRANCE

Le MondeJakarta hit by a series of attacks. At least seven people – five attackers and two civilians – have died in a series of explosions that hit, Thursday, January 14, the centre of the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, according to a spokesman for the Indonesian police. A later report said there were six deaths, four attackers and two civilians.

Les Echos – Germany: growth in 2015 to be the highest in four years. This is its strongest growth in four years that Germany has recorded, with an increase of 1.7% of gross domestic product, according to a first official estimate of the Federal Office of Statistics.

GERMANY

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) Jakarta: In the shadow of Islamic State. Following the terrorist attack in the commercial center of Indonesia’s capital Jakarta it was not long until the secret service of the country announced. “This is definitely terrorism,” intelligence chief Sutiyoso told a news agency.

Suedeutsche Zeitung (SZ) – Why Indonesia had to expect a terrorist attack. Smoke rises in the heart of Jakarta. It all began with the streets as busy as normal, but then several explosions shook the commercial centre of Jakarta. People were running frantically through the streets near a Starbucks cafe, there is ongoing firefights.

ITALY

La Repubblica – Jakarta, series of explosions in the city centre: “They wanted to imitate Paris, linked to IS” .A series of loud explosions in central Jakarta, in a commercial area and near the UN headquarters. There are at least seven dead (with multiple injuries), including five attackers, police said.  Among them a Dutch citizen who worked for the United Nations and an Indonesian.

Il Sole 24 Ore – EU shares sharply down, weighed down by the events on Wall Street and in Asia. Oil at $ 30. EU Commission to “carefully assess” the impact of granting market economy status to China

IRELAND

Irish Times – Snow warning issued as temperatures set to fall. A snow and ice warning is in place for nine counties across Ireland until midnight on Thursday. Up to 8cm of snow is expected to fall in Co Donegal, Co Leitrim, Co Mayo and Co Sligo as Met Éireann issue an orange “be prepared” alert, the second highest warning.

POLAND

Gazeta Wyborcza – Warsaw will become a separate province? “Good change” claimed by the ruling PiS is expected in March or April. Speaker of the Sejm Marek Kuchciński (PiS) has announced the division of Mazovia and Warsaw as separate provinces. – Capital will lose out. Is that supposed to be punishment for that they do not vote for PiS? – Asks the vice-president of the city.

SPAIN

El País – Clash between Socialists and Podemos marks the start of new political era. The mood inside Congress on Wednesday, when the newly elected deputies convened for the first time since the general election of December 20, gave some indication of what to expect as Spain struggles to find a new prime minister. Besides the historical nature of a normally routine session that stood out for many firsts, the day was also marked by confrontation between the Socialist Party (PSOE) and Podemos.

Expansion – Renault investigated for possible fraud and loses about 20% of its value on the stock exchange. Shares in the French manufacturer collapsed on the Paris Stock Exchange after AFP reported that French police had conducted several raids as part of an investigation into possible fraud in greenhouse gas emissions in their vehicles .

UK

The Times Schools turn down pupils who live 100m away. Parents denied choice in new admissions crisis.

The Guardian Jakarta bombings: multiple fatalities after Indonesian capital hit by gun and bomb attacks. Armoured personnel carriers called onto the streets amid explosions and gunfights in one of city’s busiest precincts

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