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Germany to limit asylum from Maghreb countries

Germany to limit asylum from Maghreb countries

The German parliament's lower house approved on Friday a contentious law to limit asylum applications from Georgia and three Maghreb countries Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia. Some 509 German lawmakers, mostly from Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative-left coalition government, voted in...

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French minister urges tear gas against Yellow Vests

French minister urges tear gas against Yellow Vests

French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner proposed on Friday to allow police to use tear gas to ensure public order in the wake of Yellow Vest protests which have rocked the country since November. In a statement, he argued that more people will be injured when police does not use tear...

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Germany urges Russia to destroy missile to save nuclear treaty

Germany urges Russia to destroy missile to save nuclear treaty

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas on Friday called on Russia to destroy a controversial missile system Washington says breaches a key arms control treaty. "We believe Russia can save this treaty," Maas said after talks with Russia's top diplomat Sergei Lavrov, referring to the...

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Same old elite? Macron's 'revolution' fails with fed up French

Same old elite? Macron's 'revolution' fails with fed up French

Jean-Baptiste Moreau, a farmer who splits his time between parliament and his cow sheds, thought he would be part of the solution to France's political problems when he was elected. The 41-year-old won a seat in parliament in June 2017 in what some commentators termed a "velvet revolution"...

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