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Red Cross sends 45 aid trucks to Syria

Red Cross sends 45 aid trucks to Syria

International Committee of the Red Cross Spokeswoman Krista Armstrong said 45 aid trucks were sent to Syria’s western city of Homs. "We are bringing foods and supplies to 84,000 people," Armstrong told Anadolu Agency on Monday. She said the trucks were dispatched to Tel Bisi, a...

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Swiss and EU say they closer on immigration deal after talks

Swiss and EU say they closer on immigration deal after talks

Switzerland and the European Commission said on Monday they had come closer to agreeing a deal on Swiss efforts to curb immigration while preserving its access to the EU single market, and scheduled further talks next month. Brussels insists on free movement of people as a condition for...

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UK: Thousands gather for 'refugees welcome' rally

UK: Thousands gather for 'refugees welcome' rally

Thousands of demonstrators gathered in central London on Saturday for a “refugees welcome” march, demanding action from the British government. Protesters chanting slogans such as "Say it loud, say it clear, refugees are welcome here" and “No-one is illegal” marched from Park Lane to...

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UK apologizes for soldiers who watched Iraqi boy drown

UK apologizes for soldiers who watched Iraqi boy drown

British Defense Ministry on Friday said it is “extremely sorry” that an Iraqi boy was allowed to drown after being forced into a river by four soldiers during the British occupation in 2003. Ahmed Jabbar Kareem Ali, 15, was detained on suspicion of looting an industrial compound in May...

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EU extends Ukraine-linked sanctions

EU extends Ukraine-linked sanctions

The European Union on Thursday extended by six months the application of "restrictive measures targeting actions against Ukraine's territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence". The sanctions, consisting of an asset freeze and a travel ban against 146 persons and 37 entities, have...

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Women’s boats leave Spain to protest Gaza blockade

Women’s boats leave Spain to protest Gaza blockade

An international group of female activists has set sail from Barcelona to the Gaza Strip as part of the latest attempt to end the Israeli blockade. Around 20 women from a range of countries were given a warm farewell by cheering crowds including Barcelona Mayor Ada Colau on Wednesday...

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UK approves Chinese-backed nuclear plant, sets tighter controls

UK approves Chinese-backed nuclear plant, sets tighter controls

Britain gave the go-ahead on Thursday for a $24 billion nuclear power plant, ending weeks of uncertainty that strained ties with China and France but also signaling a more cautious approach to foreign investment in critical infrastructure projects. The government of new Prime Minister...

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Merkel wants Germany to geleftrigt refugees into workforce faster

Merkel wants Germany to geleftrigt refugees into workforce faster

Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday that Germany needed "viable solutions" to integrate refugees into the workforce faster after she met with blue-chip companies, which have hired just over 100 refugees since around a million arrived in the country last year. Merkel, fighting for her...

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Germany arrests 3 Syrians with links to Paris attackers

Germany arrests 3 Syrians with links to Paris attackers

German police have arrested three Syrian men Tuesday for suspected links to Daesh and Paris attackers, the interior minister has said. Speaking at a news conference in Berlin, Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said three suspects arrested Tuesday in northern Germany were believed to have...

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France: Over 290 held for terror links in last 9 months

France: Over 290 held for terror links in last 9 months

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve announced Saturday that France had apprehended 293 people suspected of having links to terrorist organizations since the beginning of the year. Speaking during a national security conference, Cazeneuve said the state was doing its best to rid the...

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Messy nomination scandal rocks Spain’s ruling party

Messy nomination scandal rocks Spain’s ruling party

Although Spain has been without a functioning government for more than eight months, that hasn’t stopped the acting government from making controversial decisions. Mere minutes after acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s failed investiture vote last Friday came the contentious...

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Germany begins destroying Libyan chemical weapons

Germany begins destroying Libyan chemical weapons

Germany has begun destroying toxic materials from Libya’s chemical weapons program, the country’s defense ministry revealed on Friday. Nearly 500 tons of toxic materials dating back to the Gaddafi era were transferred to a special center in northern Germany this week, the ministry said...

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Spanish train accident kills 3

Spanish train accident kills 3

A train derailment in northwestern Spain on Friday killed three people and injured many more, Spanish media reported. The accident took place Friday morning in O Porrino, a town in the Galicia region. The train had departed from Vigo, Galicia and was bound for Oporto, Portugal. One of...

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EU grants 348 million euros in aid for Syrian refugees in Turkey

EU grants 348 million euros in aid for Syrian refugees in Turkey

The European Union on Thursday announced it was contracting 348 million euros ($393 mln) to the U.N. World Food Programme (WFP) for humanitarian aid to Syrian refugees in Turkey, part of the bloc's migration cooperation with Ankara. The money comes as part of a 3 billion euro support for...

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Paris: Police probing suspicious car near Notre Dame

Paris: Police probing suspicious car near Notre Dame

PARIS French anti-terrorism police have launched an investigation after a car full of six gas cylinders was found in Paris, near Notre Dame Cathedral, over the weekend, French daily Le Figaro reported Wednesday. The car – with registration plates missing and its hazard lights flashing...

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German hardline preacher's trial for helping Syria militants begins

German hardline preacher's trial for helping Syria militants begins

  (Reuters) - A German man charged with supporting an Islamist militant group in Syria stayed silent on the first day of his trial in Duesseldorf on Tuesday, though his lawyer told the court that the prosecution was "flying blind" and its witnesses were unfit. Prosecutors said Sven...

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Pope proclaims 'dispenser of mercy' Mother Teresa a saint

Pope proclaims 'dispenser of mercy' Mother Teresa a saint

Mother Teresa of Calcutta, known as the "saint of the gutters" during her life, was declared a saint of the Roman Catholic Church by Pope Francis on Sunday, fast-tracked to canonization just 19 years after her death. Tens of thousands of pilgrims packed St. Peter's Square at the Vatican for...

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France's Macron criticizes government for holding back on reforms

France's Macron criticizes government for holding back on reforms

Emmanuel Macron, who resigned from the French government on Tuesday, criticized President Francois Hollande's government in a newspaper interview for not pushing hard enough for reforms. "I kept trying, proposing, pushing ... If you want to succeed you cannot leave work half done, and...

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