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UK to take small group of children from Calais refugee camp

UK to take small group of children from Calais refugee camp

(theguardian)- A group of around 10 unaccompanied refugee children are expected to leave France for the the UK on Monday as part of the Home Office’s attempt to relocate children from the refugee camp in Calais before it is demolished. The 10 children follow an advance party of five –...

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Berlin terror suspect was former member of White Helmets in Idlib

Berlin terror suspect was former member of White Helmets in Idlib

(AMN)- The Syrian man accused of planning a terror attack in Berlin, Jaber Al-Bakr, reportedly joined the western-funded "White Helmets" group in the Idlib Governorate prior to his return to Germany two months ago, Reuters News Agency claimed on Sunday. Al-Bakr's brother spoke to Reuters on...

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U.S. seeks regional path to Syria peace at Lausanne talks

U.S. seeks regional path to Syria peace at Lausanne talks

Syria talks with a fresh format but few fresh ideas opened in the Swiss lakeside town of Lausanne on Saturday, with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry seeking a new path to peace after failing to secure a ceasefire in direct talks with Russia. Kerry hosted Russian Foreign Minister Sergei...

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Children in Calais Jungle to arrive in UK 'in days'

Children in Calais Jungle to arrive in UK 'in days'

(BBC)- British and French officials have begun registering unaccompanied children in the Calais "Jungle" who are hoping to join relatives in Britain. A significant number of child refugees will arrive in the UK from the migrant camp within days, the BBC understands. The Children's...

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US And Russia Discuss Syria Ceasefire In Switzerland

US And Russia Discuss Syria Ceasefire In Switzerland

(BBC)- New talks are set to start in Switzerland as the US and Russia try to broker another ceasefire in Syria. US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russia’s Sergei Lavrov are meeting delegates from Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Iran and Qatar in the city of Lausanne. Since the collapse of a...

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Germany's Merkel: 'very close to war crimes' in Syria

Germany's Merkel: 'very close to war crimes' in Syria

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says that some actions in Syria come "very close to war crimes." Merkel said Saturday that the bombing of hospitals and underground facilities in Aleppo is "inhuman." She said: "I think we are very close to war crimes. Whether there are war crimes, the...

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Two Britons jailed for cross-Channel people smuggling attempt

Two Britons jailed for cross-Channel people smuggling attempt

(theguardian)- Two Britons who attempted to smuggle 13 Albanian men and a child across the Channel in a small motor boat have been jailed. The boat owner, Jonathan Bridgeman, 42, was sentenced at Lewes crown court to two-and-a-half years in prison for assisting unlawful immigration into the...

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Volkswagen to pay $175 million to U.S. lawyers suing over emissions

Volkswagen to pay $175 million to U.S. lawyers suing over emissions

Volkswagen AG (VOWG_p.DE), in another step to move past its costly diesel emissions cheating scandal, has agreed to pay $175 million to U.S. lawyers suing the German automaker on behalf of the owners of 475,000 polluting vehicles, two people briefed on the agreement said on Friday. In...

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Migrants begin new life outside France's 'Jungle' camp

Migrants begin new life outside France's 'Jungle' camp

In a dank flat in southwestern France, 23-year-old Nasir stares at a living room wall bare except for a list of emergency numbers and contemplates life for his asylum-seeking family outside the migrant camp in Calais that had become home. Nasir volunteered his family for resettlement days...

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Greece returns 60 migrants to Turkey under EU deal

Greece returns 60 migrants to Turkey under EU deal

Greece has returned a group of 60 irregular migrants to Turkey, the Greek ministry of public order and citizen protection announced Friday. Afghanistan, Algeria, Iran, Morocco, Palestine, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka nationals were sent from the Greek island of Lesbos to the coastal town of...

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French finance minister eyes U.S. bank exodus from London

French finance minister eyes U.S. bank exodus from London

It is inevitable that big U.S. banks will move activities from London in the coming years following Britain's decision to leave the European Union, French Finance Minister Michel Sapin said on Thursday. Senior U.S. bankers who Sapin met with last week in Washington indicated that they were...

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EU must begin phasing out coal to reach climate targets

EU must begin phasing out coal to reach climate targets

European Union (EU) countries need to start phasing out coal substantially from their energy mix for the EU to be able to hit its climate targets as outlined in the COP21 agreement in Paris, Patrick Graichen, executive director of Agora Energiewende, said at the World Energy Congress in Istanbul...

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France's Hollande sees a 'problem with Islam', according to new book

France's Hollande sees a 'problem with Islam', according to new book

French President Francois Hollande told the authors of a book just published that "France has a problem with Islam", comments that risk dividing his party before next year's presidential election. Hollande made the remarks to the two authors of "A President Shouldn't Say That...." in...

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France confirms 2 soldiers hurt in ISIS drone attack

France confirms 2 soldiers hurt in ISIS drone attack

France confirmed on Wednesday two of its soldiers had been injured in a drone attack carried out by Daesh in Iraq. Government spokesman Stephane Le Foll told reporters the soldiers were hurt earlier this month near the Iraqi city of Erbil. Speaking after a cabinet meeting, Le Foll said...

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Sweden: Arson suspected in Muslim prayer room fire

Sweden: Arson suspected in Muslim prayer room fire

Police suspect an arson attack in a fire which damaged a Muslim prayer room in Malmo, southern Sweden. Firefighters from three different fire stations in the city – Sweden’s third-largest – quickly put the fire out Tuesday, and no one was injured. The entire building was smoke damaged....

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Pope calls for 'immediate ceasefire' in Syria

Pope calls for 'immediate ceasefire' in Syria

Pope Francis on Wednesday called for an "immediate ceasefire" in Syria to allow for the evacuation of civilians. Francis, speaking to tens of thousands of people in St. Peter's Square at his weekly general audience, said he wanted to "implore with all my strength" leaders to spare...

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British lawmaker likens Russia's behavior in Syria to that of Nazis

British lawmaker likens Russia's behavior in Syria to that of Nazis

A senior British lawmaker has accused Russia of targeting civilians in Syria in the same way the Nazis behaved at Guernica during the Spanish civil war of the 1930s. Andrew Mitchell, a lawmaker in Prime Minister Theresa May's ruling Conservatives and a former Secretary of State for...

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'Thrones' actor surprises Syrian refugee now settled in Germany

'Thrones' actor surprises Syrian refugee now settled in Germany

"Game of Thrones" actor Liam Cunningham paid a surprise visit on Tuesday to a teenage Syrian refugee now in possession of a German visa and living in Stuttgart, a month after first meeting him in Jordan. Cunningham, who plays Ser Davos Seaworth in the HBO television channel hit medieval...

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