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Argentina's Lionel Messi takes part during a team training session at the Sports Center FC Barcelona Joan Gamper, in Sant Joan Despi, Spain, Friday, June 1, 2018. Israel will play against Argentina next 9 June in a friendly soccer match. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Palestinian Soccer Chief Urges Lionel Messi to Boycott Israel

The head of the Palestinian football federation is calling on Arab and Muslim sports fans to burn photos and T-shirts of Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi if he attends a friendly match between Argentina and Israel next weekend.

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Mutti Merkel’s ‘Diversity Barriers’ Come to England

British city Hull has followed the growing European trend of dressing up anti-terror barriers as fun Christmas decorations in an effort to hide the “ugly barriers”, as the continent entrenches itself against a spate of radical Islamist terror attacks.

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Catalonia Declares Independence

The Catalan Parliament has voted overwhelmingly in favour of a motion to declare independence from Spain.

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Spain Shared Info on Barcelona Attack Leader with Belgium a Year Ago

MADRID (AP) — Spanish authorities shared information with Belgium more than a year ago about the alleged cell leader in last week’s Spain attacks, but didn’t have any details at the time to indicate he was dangerous, officials said Thursday.

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Barcelona Boosts Security at Tourist Spots After Attacks

BARCELONA (AFP) – Barcelona will boost police patrols at tourist sites including the iconic Sagrada Familia church and major sports and cultural events in the wake of last week’s deadly vehicle attacks in Spain, officials said Wednesday.

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Barcelona Terror Imam Planned to Blow Himself Up, Suspect Tells Court

MADRID (AP) — An extremist cell was preparing bombs for an imam who planned to blow himself up at a Barcelona monument, a key suspect in the attacks that killed 15 people in northeastern Spain told a judge Tuesday, according to a judicial official.

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Barcelona Attack Driver Still at Large, Identity Confirmed

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spanish authorities confirmed on Monday the identity of the driver of the deadly van attack in Barcelona and said that he is the last member of the 12-man Islamic extremist cell still at large.

Catalan autonomous police officers, known as Mosso d'Esquadra, detain a cuffed suspect in Ripoll during a search linked to the deadly terror attacks in Barcelona and the seaside resort of Cambrils on August 18, 2017, a day after a van ploughed into the crowd, killing 14 persons and injuring over …

Islamic Imam Thought to be Key Figure in Spanish Terror Cell

BARCELONA — A police official in Spain says an imam whose home was searched as part of the investigation into two deadly vehicle attacks is believed to be the radicalizing force behind the cell of young men — and is