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German police launch manhunt over suspected bomb plot

German police launch manhunt over suspected bomb plot

Police on Saturday launched a huge manhunt in the east German town of Chemnitz for a suspect believed to have been planning a bomb attack. Residents were told to stay in their homes during the operation which followed a tip-off from domestic intelligence. An explosion had been heard in the...

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UK businesses urge government to rule out 'worst' Brexit options

UK businesses urge government to rule out 'worst' Brexit options

Britain's government needs to immediately rule out leaving the European Union without securing preferential access to the bloc's single market, or investment will suffer, the head of a leading business organization said on Saturday. Financial markets have already reacted to signs Britain...

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Post Hungary vote, migrants in Serbia nurse slim hopes

Post Hungary vote, migrants in Serbia nurse slim hopes

While world leaders continue to negotiate and hold meeting after meeting on how to handle the international migrant crisis, more and more migrants are arriving at the “last resort” Serbia's capital Belgrade, before trying to enter an EU member state. Hungary, lying along Serbia’s...

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Greek government reaches deal on Lesbos refugee camp

Greek government reaches deal on Lesbos refugee camp

The Greek government agreed Friday that it is essential to reduce the number refugees on Lesbos, according to an official announcement. Officials met in Athens to discuss the migration crisis and focused on the thousands of refugees and migrants stranded on Lesbos island. After...

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Swedish FM slams Assad, Russia for bombing civilians

Swedish FM slams Assad, Russia for bombing civilians

Syrian regime’s Bashar al-Assad and Russia are both moving further away from peace and humanity, Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom said Thursday. Addressing university students at the Hertie School of Governance after her official talks in Berlin, Wallstrom expressed great concern...

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France makes new push for Aleppo ceasefire

France makes new push for Aleppo ceasefire

France is to launch a new push for United Nations backing for a ceasefire in Syria that would allow aid into the city of Aleppo after some of the heaviest bombing of the war. As diplomatic efforts resumed, a Syrian military source said army commanders had decided to scale back air strikes...

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German lawmakers visit Turkey's Incirlik air base after row ends

German lawmakers visit Turkey's Incirlik air base after row ends

A delegation of German lawmakers visited Incirlik air base in southern Turkey on Wednesday, state-run Anadolu Agency said, defusing a months-long row that had prevented them meeting troops serving in the coalition against Islamic State. Turkey in June barred the politicians from the base,...

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Hard Brexit could cost UK billions

Hard Brexit could cost UK billions

A so-called hard Brexit that takes the U.K. out of Europe’s single market as well as the EU could cost the country 38 billion pounds ($48.4 billion), a study published Wednesday has found. The report commissioned by TheCityUK, a financial think tank, raised fears that Britain’s exit...

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Some 4,650 migrants saved, 28 die trying to reach Italy

Some 4,650 migrants saved, 28 die trying to reach Italy

More than 4,650 migrants were saved on Tuesday and 28 bodies recovered in more than 30 rescue missions off the Libyan coast, Italy's coast guard said on Wednesday. This brings the total rescued in the last 48 hours to more than 10,000 refugees, and the death toll to 50 as people smugglers...

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Spain: Massive corruption trial fingers conservatives

Spain: Massive corruption trial fingers conservatives

One of Spain’s biggest corruption trials has begun, in which 37 business leaders and high-ranking conservative politicians face charges for running and benefiting from a massive bribery ring for years. Between all the defendants, prosecutors are seeking hundreds of millions of dollars in...

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Italian olive grove stands in way of European energy security

Italian olive grove stands in way of European energy security

In the name of European energy security, a private guard wearing a navy blue uniform, aviator sunglasses and a baseball cap walks around a grove of olive trees in southern Italy. The 231 trees, surrounded by dry-stone walls on a dusty plain near the Adriatic coast, stand in the way of a $45...

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Film confronts Hungarians as they vote on refugee question

Film confronts Hungarians as they vote on refugee question

When Hungarian film-maker Kornel Mundruczo reviewed a screenplay in 2014 about the adventures of a Syrian refugee boy in Budapest, the first page carried the notation "some time in the future". Less than a year later, refugees flooding into Hungary prompted right-wing Prime Minister Viktor...

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EU proposes new Aleppo aid plan, seeks safety guarantees

EU proposes new Aleppo aid plan, seeks safety guarantees

The European Union proposed a new humanitarian plan in coordination with the United Nations for the besieged half of the Syrian city of Aleppo on Sunday, but said it required cooperation from all parties to the conflict. The plan aims to deliver medical, water and food aid from EU stocks in...

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UK's Johnson says bombing hospitals in Syria is making peace talks impossible

UK's Johnson says bombing hospitals in Syria is making peace talks impossible

Air strikes against hospitals in Syria are war crimes that make the resumption of peace talks in the country's civil war impossible, Britain's foreign minister Boris Johnson said on Sunday, criticizing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Russia. "It is the continuing savagery of the Assad...

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Austrian chancellor gambles on far right's populist tactics

Austrian chancellor gambles on far right's populist tactics

Four months after he took over a coalition government stunned by the far-right Freedom Party's electoral success, Austria's new chancellor has taken a populist turn, adopting positions remarkably close to those of his anti-immigration rivals. But Christian Kern's new tactics, on Turkey...

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Bosnian Serb referendum overshadows local elections

Bosnian Serb referendum overshadows local elections

Bosnian voters on Sunday are taking part in local elections a week after Republika Srpska -- one of the two entities making up Bosnia and Herzegovina -- overwhelmingly passed a controversial referendum creating a “national holiday” in defiance of the country’s highest court. Over 3.2...

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British PM May says to trigger Article 50 EU exit process by end of March 2017

British PM May says to trigger Article 50 EU exit process by end of March 2017

Britain will trigger the formal divorce process from the European Union by the end of March 2017, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Sunday. When asked when she would invoke Article 50 of the EU's Lisbon Treaty, May told the BBC: "We will trigger before the end of March next year."...

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At least 77 hurt after gas cylinder explodes in southern Spain

At least 77 hurt after gas cylinder explodes in southern Spain

At least 77 people have been injured after a gas cylinder exploded in a cafe in the Spanish town of Velez-Malaga on the southern coast, a spokesman for the Andalucia region's emergency unit said. The spokesman said five people were being treated for serious injuries after the explosion at...

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