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Demolition of France's "Jungle" migrant camp set to begin

France will begin dismantling the "Jungle" migrant camp in Calais on Tuesday as several hundred more inhabitants queued for temporary housing in centers across France. More than 2,300 camp dwellers - more than a third of the total - left the filthy shanty-town outside the northern port by...

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Eurozone approves 2.8 billion euros in bailout funds for Greece

Eurozone approves 2.8 billion euros in bailout funds for Greece

Eurozone officials announced Tuesday they have approved 2.8 billion euros for Greece from its huge third bailout after the cash-strapped nation delivered the needed reforms. "Today's decision to disburse EUR2.8 billion ($3.0 billion) to Greece is a sign that the Greek people are steadily...

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Migrants start leaving Calais 'Jungle' ahead of demolition

Migrants start leaving Calais 'Jungle' ahead of demolition

Migrants carrying suitcases and bundles of possessions began leaving the Calais "Jungle" on Monday ahead of the demolition of the camp that has served as a launchpad for attempts to sneak into Britain. A group of Sudanese and Eritrean migrants, mostly men, queued in the early morning...

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Liverpool climb to second as Arsenal, Spurs misfire

Liverpool climb to second as Arsenal, Spurs misfire

 An 81st-minute Gareth McAuley goal prevented Liverpool from provisionally going top in the Premier League as they defeated West Bromwich Albion 2-1 on Saturday. Needing a two-goal win to move above leaders Arsenal, Liverpool took a 2-0 lead through Sadio Mane and Philippe Coutinho, but...

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Brexit: leading banks set to pull out of UK early next year

Brexit: leading banks set to pull out of UK early next year

(theguardian)- Britain’s biggest banks are preparing to relocate out of the UK in the first few months of 2017 amid growing fears over the impending Brexit negotiations, while smaller banks are making plans to get out before Christmas. The dramatic claim is made in the Observer by the...

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Greece defends decision to return Syrians to Turkey

Greece defends decision to return Syrians to Turkey

(The Daily Star)- The Greek authorities Saturday hit back at U.N. criticism of its decision to return a group of Syrians to Turkey. The U.N.'s refugee agency, UNHCR, Friday said in a statement it was "seriously concerned" by Greece's decision to return 10 Syrian asylum seekers to Turkey,...

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Merkel's Bavarian allies back her for fourth term

Merkel's Bavarian allies back her for fourth term

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Bavarian allies will back her if she decides to run for a fourth term next year, a member of the Christian Social Union (CSU) said on Saturday, signalling a possible end of a row over migration among conservatives. "Angela Merkel is our candidate," CSU...

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Second Stockholm refugee center fire in a week

Second Stockholm refugee center fire in a week

 (The Daily Star)- A home for asylum seekers was set on fire in a Stockholm suburb early Friday, the second such incident in the Swedish capital in less than a week, police said. Police suspect arson in both cases, which caused no injuries. No arrests have been made. The nine asylum...

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UK sends warships to watch Russian ships in English Channel

UK sends warships to watch Russian ships in English Channel

Britain has deployed warships to monitor a Russian aircraft carrier group and other vessels Thursday as they sailed through the North Sea and the English Channel reportedly en route to Syria's coast. The frigate HMS Richmond escorted the aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov and its task group...

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Teen girl stands trial for 'ISIS' police stabbing in Germany

Teen girl stands trial for 'ISIS' police stabbing in Germany

A teenage girl went on trial in Germany Thursday for stabbing a police officer, an assault allegedly "ordered" by ISIS but which was not claimed by ISIS. Safia S., 16, was in the dock in the northern city of Celle, with the court due to decide whether the proceedings would take place behind...

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French police defy government in snowballing protest over lawlessness

French police defy government in snowballing protest over lawlessness

Hundreds of French police officers protested in Paris and other cities overnight to denounce what they say are insufficient resources to fight mounting lawlessness, defying government demands that they stop the unauthorized demonstrations. Six months from an election, the protest, now in its...

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Calais camp charity threatens UK with legal action over vulnerable children

Calais camp charity threatens UK with legal action over vulnerable children

(theguardian)- A charity operating in the Calais refugee camp is threatening to launch legal action against the British government unless it intervenes in the cases of 30 of the most vulnerable children stranded there. Citizens UK, which is working with the Home Office on the current Calais...

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Parity in paternity and maternity leave approved by Spanish parliament

Parity in paternity and maternity leave approved by Spanish parliament

(theguardian)- Paid paternity leave in Spain is to be increased to 16 weeks to give men parity with women, under new measures agreed by parliament. Fathers are currently entitled to 13 consecutive days off work, starting two days prior to the birth, adoption or fostering of a child. This...

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UN human rights forum to hold special session on Aleppo Friday

UN human rights forum to hold special session on Aleppo Friday

(The Daily Star)- The U.N. Human Rights Council will hold a special session on the worsening situation in the embattled Syrian city of Aleppo Friday after a formal request from Britain, a United Nations statement said. Britain made the request on behalf of a core group of 11 Western and Arab...

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Italian savers bank on post office to survive next crisis

Italian savers bank on post office to survive next crisis

Italians worried about the stability of their banks have found a new place to put their money: the state-controlled post office. "Nobody knows where your money is safe today," says Leonardo Galli, a 58-year-old accountant who has resolved to move all his savings out of his bank to a current...

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EU says Russian assault on Aleppo may be war crime

EU says Russian assault on Aleppo may be war crime

The European Union on Monday strongly condemned Russia for the bombardment of the Syrian city of Aleppo, saying devastating air strikes by Moscow and Damascus could amount to war crimes. EU foreign ministers meeting in Luxembourg also warned that the 28-nation bloc could impose additional...

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UK consumers most upbeat in five years, but not in pro-EU London

UK consumers most upbeat in five years, but not in pro-EU London

British consumers were their most confident in five years in September, a survey showed on Monday, but the upbeat mood was not shared in London where most voters opposed leaving the European Union in June's Brexit referendum. The buoyant overall tone of the survey commissioned by business...

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Irish leaders fear Brexit will bring economic disaster

Irish leaders fear Brexit will bring economic disaster

(theguardian)- Irish leaders have warned of an economic “disaster” on both sides of the border without decisive action to confront the effects of Britain’s impending departure from the EU. Amid warnings of “incalculable consequences” for the Irish Republic and Northern Ireland as...

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