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Belgian minister under fire for saying migrants can pay for hotels

Belgian minister under fire for saying migrants can pay for hotels

Belgium's junior minister for immigration was widely criticized on Tuesday for saying migrants had enough money to pay for hotel rooms. Europe has seen a huge influx of migrants from the Middle East and Africa trying to escape poverty and violence at home and the issue has shot to...

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New Greek ministers sworn in after reshuffle

New Greek ministers sworn in after reshuffle

New ministers in Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' government were sworn in on Saturday after a reshuffle expelled dissidents from his cabinet and began a new phase of negotiations for a third bailout package. Tsipras sacked hardline former Energy Minister Panagiotis Lafazanis...

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Greek parliament backs government bailout proposals

Greek parliament backs government bailout proposals

The Greek parliament voted overwhelmingly on Saturday in favor of authorizing the left-wing government of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to negotiate with international creditors on the basis of a reform program unveiled this week. A number of leftist members of the ruling Syriza party,...

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Thousands celebrate Greece's 'No' vote despite uncertainty ahead

Thousands celebrate Greece's 'No' vote despite uncertainty ahead

Having squarely rejected the terms of new financial aid for their cash-strapped country, Greece wakes up to an uncertain future on Monday. But on Sunday night, thousands rejoiced at the outcome of a referendum that they said slapped down the architects of a five-year austerity...

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Greeks defy Europe with overwhelming referendum 'No'

Greeks defy Europe with overwhelming referendum 'No'

Greeks voted overwhelmingly on Sunday to reject terms of a bailout, risking financial ruin in a show of defiance that could splinter Europe. With nearly half of the votes counted, official figures showed 61 percent of Greeks rejecting the bailout offer. An official interior...

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Greece has offered to suspend referendum: report

Greece has offered to suspend referendum: report

Greece has offered to suspend its planned referendum on its bailout terms if negotiations with the EU are reopened, Malta's Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said Tuesday, the Times of Malta reported. The daily's website cited Prime Minister Joseph Muscat as telling parliament that the Greek offer...

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Greece and creditors fail in 'last attempt' to reach deal

Greece and creditors fail in 'last attempt' to reach deal

Talks on ending a deadlock between Greece and its international creditors broke up in failure on Sunday, with European leaders venting their frustration as Athens stumbled closer toward a debt default that threatens its future in the euro. European Union officials blamed the collapse on Athens,...

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Britain's Cameron won big by selling stability over fear

Britain's Cameron won big by selling stability over fear

Prime Minister David Cameron sealed a surprise election win by persuading Britons to choose the security of modestly rising living standards over an implausible pretender many feared could become the puppet of Scottish nationalists. Blending the promise of "the good life"...

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PM Cameron sweeps to unexpected triumph in British election

PM Cameron sweeps to unexpected triumph in British election

Prime Minister David Cameron won a shock election victory in Britain, overturning predictions that the vote would be the closest in decades to sweep into office for another five years, with his Labour opponents in tatters. The sterling currency, bonds and shares surged on a result that...

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France to set up center for returning young jihadists by year-end

France to set up center for returning young jihadists by year-end

(Reuters) - France will open a center late this year to help reintegrate young French citizens who return from conflict zones such as Syria but are not subject to prosecution, Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Wednesday. France is a top Western source country for jihadi...

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Russia blames U.S. for security crises and turmoil in Ukraine

Russia blames U.S. for security crises and turmoil in Ukraine

(Reuters) - Top Russian officials accused the United States on Thursday of seeking political and military dominance and sought to put blame on the West for international security crises, including the conflict in east  Ukraine . Evoking Cold War-style rhetoric, Russian Defence...

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Germany: Racist graffiti attack on refugee shelter

Germany: Racist graffiti attack on refugee shelter

 (Anadolu Agency)- Racist statements and swastikas were drawn on a building in the western German city of Moers, which the city was planning to use as a shelter for refugees from different countries, local police reported Wednesday. The building, which used to be a hotel, was...

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Italy: 400 migrants who set off from Libya feared dead

Italy: 400 migrants who set off from Libya feared dead

An estimated 400 migrants, including children are believed to have drowned off the coast of Libya while trying to reach Italy last weekend, survivors who reached the Italian mainland Tuesday told an international charity organization. The eyewitnesses who recounted the tragedy were...

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Italy picks up 700 boat migrants, says rescue operations ongoing

Italy picks up 700 boat migrants, says rescue operations ongoing

(Reuters) - Italian ships have picked up almost 700 migrants in seven inflatable boats and further rescue operations are underway as calm seas favored departures from  Libya  for the Italian coast, the coast guard said on Sunday. Italian navy and coast guard vessels and one...

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Second black box confirms Germanwings crash deliberate

Second black box confirms Germanwings crash deliberate

Preliminary data retrieved from the second “black box" has also proved that the co -pilot of the Germanwings flight deliberately crashed the plane that went down last week in the French Alps, French investigators said Friday. The French...

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Airbus A320 crashes in the southern French Alps

Airbus A320 crashes in the southern French Alps

PARIS (AFP)- An Airbus A320 plane crashed Tuesday in the southern French Alps, security sources said. One of the sources said the plane belonged to Germanwings, an affiliate of German airline Lufthansa, traveling between Barcelona and Dusseldorf....

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Russia vows to respond to NATO presence near border

Russia vows to respond to NATO presence near border

(Anadolu News Agency)- Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has pledged to give the "required response" to NATO's increasing military buildup near Russia's borders. Amid concerns over the implementation of the fragile Minsk truce concerning...

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Three Ukrainian soldiers killed in past 24 hours: Ukraine military source

Three Ukrainian soldiers killed in past 24 hours: Ukraine military source

Three Ukrainian servicemen were killed and nine were wounded in the last 24 hours in the country's east where government troops are fighting with pro-Russian rebels, a Ukrainian military source told Reuters on Tuesday. The military source, speaking on the condition of...

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