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FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2011 file photo, Turkish born German writer Doghan Akhanli is photographed in Cologne, Germany. Germany's foreign minister is urging Spain not to extradite a German writer to Turkey after he was arrested on a Turkish warrant. Sigmar Gabriel called his Spanish counterpart Saturday Aug. 19, 2017 over the arrest of Doghan Akhanli while on holiday in Spain. Akhanli was born in Turkey but emigrated to Germany in 1991 after spending years in Turkish prison following the 1984 military coup in the country. (Oliver Berg/dpa via AP,file)
Report: German writer wanted by Turkey released in SpainGerman news agency dpa reports that a German writer detained in Spain on a Turkish warrant has been released from jail
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Politicians and other dignitaries attend a solemn Mass at Barcelona's Sagrada Familia Basilica for the victims of the terror attacks that killed 14 people and wounded over 120 in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
The Latest: Police find 3 vans linked to attacks in SpainPolice in Spain have linked three rental vans to the main fugitive from an Islamic extremist cell that carried out deadly vehicle attacks in Barcelona and a nearby seaside resort
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Police in Spain say they have linked three rental vans to the main fugitive in the IS attacks on pedestriansPolice in Spain say they have linked three rental vans to the main fugitive in the IS attacks on pedestrians
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This is an undated handout photo sourced from social media of 22-year-old Younes Abouyaaquoub. Authorities in Spain and France pressed their search Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017 for the supposed ringleader of an Islamic extremist cell that carried out vehicle attacks in Barcelona and a seaside resort, as the investigation focused on links among the Moroccan members and the house where they plotted the carnage.  One of the main suspects in the attacks, Younes Abouyaaquoub, a 22-year-old Moroccan, was believed to be at large. His name figures on a police list of four main suspects sought in the attack. All the suspects on the list hail from Ripoll, a quiet, upscale town of 10,000 about 100 kilomaters north of Barcelona. (Social Media via AP)
Police hunt for suspected Barcelona van driverSpanish police have put up roadblocks across the northeast in their manhunt for the suspected driver of the van that plowed into a pedestrian promenade in Barcelona, killing 13 people and injuring over 120
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Turkish political refugees flock to Germany, seeking safetyGermany has become the top destination for political refugees from Turkey
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Spain's King Felipe, accompanied by Princess Letizia meets hospital staff before visiting some of the victims of the van attacks in Barcelona , Spain, Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017. Police on Friday shot and killed five people carrying bomb belts who were connected to the Barcelona van attack, as the manhunt intensified for the perpetrators of Europe's latest rampage claimed by the Islamic State group. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
From age 3 to 80, Barcelona victims represent a wide worldAn Italian father, an American groom, and a Portuguese grandmother were but a few of the more than 100 people from around the world killed or injured in Barcelona's attacks
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People take photos as Spain's King Felipe and Queen Letizia, right, paying respect at a memorial tribute of flowers, messages and candles to the van attack victims in Las Ramblas promenade, Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017. Authorities in Spain and France pressed the search Saturday for the supposed ringleader of an Islamic extremist cell that carried out vehicle attacks in Barcelona and a seaside resort, as the investigation focused on links among the Moroccan members and the house where they plotted the carnage.(AP Photo/Santi Palacios)
Spain investigates missing imam, mysterious explosionA missing imam and a house that exploded days ago have become the focus of the Spanish investigation into an extremist cell responsible for two deadly attacks in Barcelona and a nearby resort
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Families of young men believed responsible for the attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils gather along with members of the local Muslim community to denounce terrorism and show their grief in Ripoll, north of Barcelona, Spain, Saturday Aug. 19, 2017. Authorities in Spain and France pressed the search Saturday for the supposed ringleader of an Islamic extremist cell that carried out vehicle attacks in Barcelona and a seaside resort, as the investigation focused on links among the Moroccan members and the house where they plotted the carnage. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
The Latest: French police say arrest unrelated to attackPolice in the southern French city of Nimes have arrested a man unlawfully carrying a pistol into a train station, but say he is not linked to the attacks in Barcelona
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Far-right extremists gather to commemorate the death of Adolf Hitler's deputy, Rudolf Hess, in Berlin's western district  of Spandau, Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017.  Police are allowing the march, but participants are not allowed to glorify Hess, who died at Spandau prison 30 years ago. A counter demonstration is also expected.  (Maurizio Gambarini/dpa via AP)
Counter-protesters block neo-Nazi march to Berlin prisonLeft-wing groups and Berlin residents prevented more than 500 far-right extremists from marching Saturday to the place where high-ranking Nazi official Rudolf Hess died 30 years ago
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Far-right group sees anti-migrant sea mission as a successA far-right European group has hailed as a success its bid to stop humanitarian organizations from rescuing migrants in the Mediterranean, but ended its trouble-plagued voyage stranded at sea
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Report of Ukraine witness to DNC hacking stirs confusionReport of Ukraine witness to Democratic National Committee hacking stirs confusion
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A general view of Turku University Hospital where the injured were taken after an attack at Turku Market Square on Friday, in Turku, Finland, Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017.  A suspect detained for allegedly stabbing two people to death in a wild knife attack in the western Finnish city of Turku is being investigated for murder with possible terrorist intent, police said Saturday. The dead from the apparent indiscriminate attack a day earlier are Finnish citizens, while the eight wounded include one Italian national and two Swedes, the National Bureau of Investigation, or NBI, said in a statement.  (Vesa Moilanen/Lehtikuva via AP)
Finland stabbings 'a likely terror act;' Ties to Spain eyedThe knife attack in western Finland that left two people dead and seven others wounded is "a likely terror act," Finland's intelligence agency says, adding that Europol was investigating if it had any ties to deadly vehicle attacks in Spain
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7 stabbed in Siberian attack; Russia skeptical of IS claimA knife-wielding man went on a stabbing rampage in a Siberian city on Saturday, wounding seven people before police shot and killed him
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Jet2 asks French why flight was apparently trackedBudget carrier Jet2 says it has asked French aviation officials for clarification as to why a flight from Spain to Britain was apparently tracked by military aircraft
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A general view of Turku University Hospital where the injured were taken after an attack at Turku Market Square on Friday, in Turku, Finland, Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017.  A suspect detained for allegedly stabbing two people to death in a wild knife attack in the western Finnish city of Turku is being investigated for murder with possible terrorist intent, police said Saturday. The dead from the apparent indiscriminate attack a day earlier are Finnish citizens, while the eight wounded include one Italian national and two Swedes, the National Bureau of Investigation, or NBI, said in a statement.  (Vesa Moilanen/Lehtikuva via AP)
The Latest: Finland: Turku knife attack is likely terror actThe Finnish Security Intelligence Service says the deadly stabbing attack in the western city of Turku was "a likely terror act."
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