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Islamic State claims Brussels attacks that kill at least 30

Islamic State claims Brussels attacks that kill at least 30

Mar 22, – The Amaq agency said suicide bombers from the group, strapped into explosive belts, had staged both attacks. Belgian media said police were hunting one attacker who had survived. Islamic State claimed responsibility for attacks on Brussels airport and a rush-hour metro train in the Belgian capital on Tuesday which killed at least […]

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Almost 40 dead after migrant boat sinks off Turkey

Almost 40 dead after migrant boat sinks off Turkey

Jan 30, – More than one million refugees and migrants arrived in the European Union last year and some 3,600 died or went missing, forcing the EU to mull suspending its Schengen open-borders area for up to two years. Almost 40 people drowned and 75 were rescued after a boat carrying migrants to Greece sank […]

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24 dead, including 10 children, in Greek migrant boat sinking- coastguard

24 dead, including 10 children, in Greek migrant boat sinking- coastguard

Jan 28, – Eleven people from a dinghy carrying 45 people were still listed as missing following the latest tragedy involving overladen migrant boats crossing the Aegean Sea from Turkey to Greece. The bodies of 24 migrants, including 10 children, were discovered off the Greek island of Samos Thursday after their boat capsized, the Greek […]

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European Union blasts Greece over migrant crisis

European Union blasts Greece over migrant crisis

Jan 28, – The criticism came ahead of a Swedish announcement that it intends to expel up to 80,000 migrants who arrived in 2015 and whose application for asylum has been rejected. The European Union blasted Athens for its handling of the migrant crisis, saying it had “seriously neglected” its duty to protect the bloc’s […]

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Photos of drowned Syrian boy shock world as refugee crisis grows

Photos of drowned Syrian boy shock world as refugee crisis grows

Sep 03, – Ugly scenes erupted meanwhile in Hungary as migrants refused to get off a train to be moved to a camp, prompting Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban to lash out at Germany over its handling of the spiralling situation. Harrowing pictures of a drowned Syrian toddler washed up on a Turkish beach brought […]

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EU panel praise for UAE’s efforts on human rights protection

EU panel praise for UAE’s efforts on human rights protection

June 17, AP – A European Commission delegation has been briefed on the efforts of the Emirates Association for Human Rights at the association’s headquarters in Al Rashidiya in spreading awareness of the culture of human rights among people. Mohammed Hussein Al Hammadi, deputy chairman of the association, stated that what distinguishes the UAE from […]

June 18, 2013 | By More
Europe-wide protection orders for victims of domestic violence becomes law

Europe-wide protection orders for victims of domestic violence becomes law

June 8, AP – European Union Ministers of Justice agreed today at the Council of the European Union to pioneer a Europe-wide protection order for survivors of violence. The new regulation complements the ‘European protection order’ adopted in December 2011, extending its application from criminal to civil matters. It will guarantee that victims and survivors […]

June 8, 2013 | By More
Little hope for Greeks jobless youth

Little hope for Greeks jobless youth

Before Europe’s debt crisis set in, young Greeks complained of poorly-paid jobs and described themselves as the “1,000-euro generation.” Today, a situation like that would be paradise – currently more than 60 percent of young people have no jobs at all, and analysts and unions are warning of grave social consequences. Nearly two-thirds of young […]

May 21, 2013 | By More
Half of EU citizens are overweight Rising, obesity rings alarm bells in Brussels

Half of EU citizens are overweight Rising, obesity rings alarm bells in Brussels

May 18, AP – For decades, EU member states have seen obesity levels rise. The UN and World Health Organization (WHO) are now sounding the alarm. Obesity, their recent report says, is becoming an epidemic. Half of EU citizens are overweight. Among these people, serious obesity is on the rise. It’s a heavy and expensive […]

May 18, 2013 | By More
EU pressure on France as it hits recession again

EU pressure on France as it hits recession again

May 16, AP – In a joint briefing European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso and French President Francois Hollande tackled issues of growth, jobs and austerity policies. Hollande called for a growth pact to be activated. He said growth and youth employment should be the priorities. Barroso said the EU had a “competitiveness problem.” The […]

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