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France relocates remaining 'Jungle' camp children

France relocates remaining 'Jungle' camp children

French authorities Wednesday started moving out the remaining 1,500 unaccompanied children living next to the razed "Jungle" migrant camp in Calais to shelters around the country. A first bus carrying 43 minors left the area around 8:30 am (0730 GMT) for the southwest, rapidly followed by a...

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Police swoop on Paris migrant camp after Calais Jungle clearout

Police swoop on Paris migrant camp after Calais Jungle clearout

French riot police swooped on a makeshift migrant camp in northeast Paris on Monday, sparking a brief standoff at a site where numbers have soared since the closure of the Jungle shanty town in the northern port city of Calais. The operation, largely consisting of identity checks on some of...

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As Calais camp closed, Paris mayor warns of capital's migrant woes

As Calais camp closed, Paris mayor warns of capital's migrant woes

French authorities were on Monday clearing the last shacks in the Calais "Jungle", signalling the end of the notorious camp, as attention turned to the thousands of migrants sleeping rough in Paris. The authorities have said that nothing will be left of the notorious Jungle, home to around...

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African migrants storm border in Spanish enclave Ceuta

African migrants storm border in Spanish enclave Ceuta

About 220 African migrants forced their way through a barbed wire fence into Spain's North African enclave of Ceuta Monday, clashing with Spanish police who tried to prevent them from crossing the border with Morocco. Thirty-two migrants were treated in hospital for minor injuries after...

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Police operation creates tension in Paris migrant camp

Police operation creates tension in Paris migrant camp

 A police operation is underway in a Paris migrant camp that has resurged in recent weeks in a new challenge to French government efforts to tackle the migrant crisis. Paris police and regional officials say the operation Monday is not an evacuation, but aimed at verifying migrants'...

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ISIS claims responsibility for fatal stabbing in Hamburg

ISIS claims responsibility for fatal stabbing in Hamburg

A follower of ISIS was responsible for a stabbing attack on two youths in the German city of Hamburg two weeks ago, the militant group's Amaq news agency said Sunday. In the incident, the unknown perpetrator attacked a young couple sitting under a bridge at the Alster river in downtown...

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Major seismic tremor in Italy, felt in Rome

Major seismic tremor in Italy, felt in Rome

(The Daily Star)- A powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 6.6 struck central Italy early Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said, but there were no immediate reports of any casualties. The quake -- which was felt from Rome to Venice -- struck at 0640 GMT six kilometers (3.5 miles)...

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OPEC officials fail to agree on how to curb oil supplies

OPEC officials fail to agree on how to curb oil supplies

OPEC officials meeting in Vienna to work out the details of their plan to reduce oil production failed to reach agreement after hours of talks on Friday, amid objections by Iran which has been reluctant to even freeze its output, OPEC sources said. The High Level Committee of experts will...

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Sudden spike in violence kills four in east Ukraine

Sudden spike in violence kills four in east Ukraine

(The Daily Star)- Four people died in clashes between government forces and pro-Russian insurgents in Ukraine's separatist east, officials said Friday, the highest death toll since international peace talks held 10 days ago. The flare-up in the two-year conflict followed German Chancelor...

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'Jungle' residents detained by French authorities

'Jungle' residents detained by French authorities

At least 90 migrants who refused to leave the so-called “Jungle” camp in Calais, northern France, have been detained before deportation, a French NGO said on Friday. The CIMADE organization said the 90 migrants were taken to detention centers ahead of being sent back to their countries...

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Euro zone economic sentiment jumps in October

Euro zone economic sentiment jumps in October

Euro zone economic sentiment was much better than expected in October driven by higher optimism in industry and services, a monthly European Commission survey showed on Friday. The Commission said the economic sentiment indicator rose to 106.3 in October from 104.9 in September, well above...

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In Germany, Syrians find mosques too conservative

In Germany, Syrians find mosques too conservative

Hani Salam escaped civil war in Syria and survived the journey from Egypt to Europe. But when he saw men with bushy long beards at a mosque near his current home in Cologne last November, he was worried. The men's appearance reminded him of Jaish al-Islam, the Islamist rebels who took over...

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Calais minors lured from camp then abandoned by authorities

Calais minors lured from camp then abandoned by authorities

(The Guardian)- The British and French governments were accused of breaching children’s human rights as up to 50 teenagers were abandoned by authorities in Calais and forced into an industrial estate near the cleared-out refugee camp to sleep in makeshift conditions. The teenagers were...

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Majority of British people want UK Government to act over Aleppo

Majority of British people want UK Government to act over Aleppo

(Independent)- A majority of British people would support further action in Syria to ease civilian suffering in war-ravaged eastern Aleppo, an exclusive poll shows. The BMG Research survey for The Independent reveals that 42 per cent would back either a no-bomb zone or no-fly zone over the...

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Paris court accepts Syria war crime plea

Paris court accepts Syria war crime plea

A court in Paris has accepted a complaint against the Syrian regime, accusing it of war crimes, French media said Thursday. France-based television channel BFM TV reported citing judiciary sources that the court had ruled to open a criminal investigation into the complaint. The Paris...

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Hundreds flee new earthquakes in Italy

Hundreds flee new earthquakes in Italy

Hundreds of people awoke in emergency shelters in Italy on Thursday after fleeing their homes following a series of strong quakes in the same region struck by a devastating tremor two months ago. After a night of heavy rain, rescuers workers were trying to assess the full extent of the...

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Calais: fears grow for dozens of children amid chaotic camp shutdown

Calais: fears grow for dozens of children amid chaotic camp shutdown

(The Guardian)- Scores of unaccompanied children remain unaccounted for in an increasingly chaotic situation at the Calais refugee camp, where French authorities tried to declare that it would be completely cleared at the end of the day. Charities working at the site estimated about 100...

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Britain cannot have it all in Brexit deal

Britain cannot have it all in Brexit deal

(The Daily Star)- Britain cannot have it all as it exits the European Union and cannot leave behind the bloc's problems while benefiting from its advantages, French agriculture minister Stephane Le Foll said Wednesday. "You cannot say when exiting the EU you will keep all the advantages but...

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