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Bosnia says it will stop illegal migrant entry amid increase

Bosnia says it will stop illegal migrant entry amid increase

Bosnia says it wants to stop the illegal entry of migrants as the Balkan country struggles with a growing influx of people trying to reach Western Europe. Denis Zvizdic, the head of Bosnia's Council of Ministers, or the country's government, says police patrols will increase along the...

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Italy court lifts ban on Berlusconi running for public office: report

Italy court lifts ban on Berlusconi running for public office: report

An Italian court has lifted a ban on three-time former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi running for elected office, Italy's media reported Saturday, clearing the way for yet another political comeback. The decision comes as the leaders of the anti-establishment Five Star Movement (M5S)...

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Heads of Armenian security service, police dismissed at new PM's request

Heads of Armenian security service, police dismissed at new PM's request

Armenian President Armen Sarkissian has dismissed the head of the security service and the police chief at the request of newly elected Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, the presidential press service said on Thursday. Opposition leader Pashinyan was elected Armenia's prime minister by...

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Armenian ruling party to vote for PM nominee: lawmaker

Armenian ruling party to vote for PM nominee: lawmaker

Armenia's governing Republican Party will provide the additional votes needed to elect a prime minister during a parliamentary vote Tuesday, a Republican Party lawmaker told Reuters. Opposition politician Nikol Pashinyan is the only nominee in the vote in parliament. "By the end...

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2 dead as trains collide in Germany

2 dead as trains collide in Germany

At least two people were killed and several others where hurt when two trains collided late Monday in Germany, the national rail company said. The Deutsche Bahn network operator said that a commuter service hit a freight train between Ingolstadt and Augsburg in Germany's southern...

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EU migration dispute heats up again before June summit

EU migration dispute heats up again before June summit

European Union states are wrestling over how to reform their broken migration and asylum system, pushing for a deal at a leaders' summit in June over the highly-politicised issue that has defied resolution for nearly three years. The dispute has divided the bloc between southerners on...

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Germany's Merkel, Russia's Putin to meet in Sochi in May: RIA

Germany's Merkel, Russia's Putin to meet in Sochi in May: RIA

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will travel to the southern Russian city of Sochi on May 18 to hold talks with President Vladimir Putin, the RIA news agency said Monday citing a Kremlin aide. Yury Ushakov, an adviser to Putin, also said the Russian president would travel to Vienna on...

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Russia detains Navalny supporters during anti-Putin rallies

Russia detains Navalny supporters during anti-Putin rallies

Russian police on Saturday detained several dozen supporters of opposition leader Alexei Navalny as nationwide protests kicked off on the eve of Vladimir Putin's inauguration for a fourth Kremlin term. Navalny, who was barred from challenging Putin in the March presidential election,...

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EU warns protectionism 'biggest risk' to eurozone growth

EU warns protectionism 'biggest risk' to eurozone growth

The EU Thursday laid out a stark warning that a sudden rise in trade protectionism was the biggest threat to growth in Europe, as it confirmed its solid economic projections for 2018 and 2019. "The biggest risk to this rosy outlook is protectionism, which must not become the new normal:...

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Armenia's parliament to hold fresh vote for PM May 8

Armenia's parliament to hold fresh vote for PM May 8

Armenia's parliament will hold another vote for the post of prime minister May 8, its press service said Wednesday, after a vote Tuesday failed to secure a majority for opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan. Pashinyan was the only candidate in the election, which followed weeks of protests...

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Italy president rules out June elections, wants new govt for 2019 budget

Italy president rules out June elections, wants new govt for 2019 budget

Italian President Sergio Mattarella has ruled out the possibility of early elections in June, preferring instead to have a new government in place to pass the 2019 budget, a presidential palace source said Wednesday. On Monday, the leader of the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement called...

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New UK home secretary the son of immigrants

New UK home secretary the son of immigrants

Sajid Javid was appointed Britain’s home secretary on Monday following the resignation of Amber Rudd over the Windrush Scandal involving the mistreatment of immigrants. Javid was born in 1969 in Lancashire, north England, to Pakistani immigrant parents. His primary education was at a...

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The leader of Armenia's surging protests meets the president

The leader of Armenia's surging protests meets the president

The leader of the wave of protests that has pushed Armenia into a political crisis says he has met with the country's president. Nikol Pashinian said Sunday that he hopes President Armen Sarkisian will support Pashinian's bid to become prime minister. The parliament is to choose a new...

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Armenian protest leader rallies support for PM bid

Armenian protest leader rallies support for PM bid

Armenian protest leader Nikol Pashinyan Saturday rallied support for his bid to become prime minister following the resignation of veteran leader Serzh Sarkisian as a major opposition party readied its choice. Pashinyan was to hold anti-government rallies in Armenia's third largest city...

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Armenian parliament calls for PM vote for next week

Armenian parliament calls for PM vote for next week

The Armenian parliament on Thursday called for an extraordinary session next week to vote for a new prime minister after the country was plunged into a political crisis with the abrupt resignation of its leader. Serzh Sargsyan, who ruled the country for ten years before moving into the...

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Paris attack suspect found guilty in separate Brussels trial

Paris attack suspect found guilty in separate Brussels trial

Salah Abdeslam, the last remaining suspect in the 2015 Paris attacks, has been found guilty of attempted terrorist murder in a separate trial in Brussels. He has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. Salah Abdeslam, the last remaining suspect in a string of Islamist attacks carried out in...

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Armenian PM calls for dialogue with opposition protesters

Armenian PM calls for dialogue with opposition protesters

Armenian Prime Minister Serzh Sarksyan, appointed this month after 10 years as president, called for immediate dialogue on Saturday with opposition protesters who accuse him of clinging to power and demand he step down. Sarksyan's call coincided with a ninth consecutive day of rallies...

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Rightwing migration demo blocks France-Italy border crossing

Rightwing migration demo blocks France-Italy border crossing

Around 100 far-right activists on Saturday tried to block a French alpine pass used by migrants in a bid to "ensure that no illegal immigrant can return to France". Members of the rightwing Generation Identity (GI) movement trudged through the snow up to Col de l'Echelle near the border...

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