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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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Paris attacks ‘mastermind’ killed in police raid

Paris attacks ‘mastermind’ killed in police raid

Nov 19, – Abdelhamid Abaaoud was killed in Wednesday’s assault by elite police units on an apartment in northern Paris, which left at least two people dead. The Islamic State jihadist suspected of masterminding the Paris attacks was killed during a major police raid, prosecutors confirmed Thursday, as French lawmakers voted to extend a state […]

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US-led airstrikes ‘kill 52 civilians in northern Syria’

US-led airstrikes ‘kill 52 civilians in northern Syria’

Apr 02, – The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor also reported 10 civilian deaths in a rocket strike Saturday in the northern city of Aleppo and said 40 others suffered respiratory problems in a pre-dawn chemical attack further north in Idlib province. US-led strikes targeting the Islamic State group killed at least 52 civilians […]

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Obama says Americans ‘completely fed up’ with Washington

Obama says Americans ‘completely fed up’ with Washington

Oct 17, – President Barack Obama stressed that he is willing to work with lawmakers wherever they can agree, but the tone he struck amounted to a rebuke of Republicans, whom Americans largely blame for pushing the United States to the brink of an economic calamity. Obama scolded congressional Republicans on Thursday hours after a […]

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Wave of bomb blasts rock Iraqi capital, killing 30

Wave of bomb blasts rock Iraqi capital, killing 30

Oct 07, –   Attacks on anti-Qaida fighters earlier in the day claimed another five lives. The attacks are the latest in a surge of bloodshed that has roiled Iraq for months, heightening worries that the country is returning to the widespread sectarian killing that marked the years following the 2003 U.S.-led invasion. A wave […]

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Germany supplied ‘dual-use’ chemicals to Syria

Germany supplied ‘dual-use’ chemicals to Syria

Sep 19, – Germany exported more than 100 metric tons (110 tons) of “dual-use” chemicals to Syria between 2002 and 2006, but officials insisted Wednesday there was no indication the substances had been used to make chemical weapons such as the poisonous sarin gas used in last month’s deadly attack outside Damascus. The exports were […]

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Rome mayor election tests Berlusconi influence on voters

Rome mayor election tests Berlusconi influence on voters

June 9, ROME (AP) — Media mogul Berlusconi campaigned for his center-right party’s candidate in Rome, incumbent Gianni Alemanno, who is trying for a second term in a runoff against former transplant surgeon Ignazio Marino, who is backed by the center-left. Alemanno trailed in the first round two weeks ago in Italy’s capital. In his […]

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Bosnian special forces free people trapped in Parliament

Bosnian special forces free people trapped in Parliament

June 7, SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Some 1,500 lawmakers, civil servants and foreign guests have been freed from the Parliament building after police special forces formed a human cordon to break a siege by protesters demanding action on a new ID law. Nearly 3,000 people formed a chain around Bosnia’s Parliament on Thursday, trapping politicians, […]

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Obama administration Imposed new economic sanctions on Iran

Obama administration Imposed new economic sanctions on Iran

June 4, AP – The executive order from President Barack Obama broadens a sanctions campaign aimed at crippling Iran’s economy, forcing it to comply with international demands that it prove its nuclear program is peaceful. The US believes Iran is working to develop nuclear weapons, a charge that Iran denies. The Obama administration imposed new […]

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Afghan conservative lawmakers block law on women’s rights

Afghan conservative lawmakers block law on women’s rights

May 19, KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The fierce opposition highlights how tenuous women’s rights remain a dozen years after the ouster of the hard-line Taliban regime, whose strict interpretation of Islam once kept Afghan women virtual prisoners in their homes. Conservative religious lawmakers in Afghanistan blocked legislation on Saturday aimed at strengthening provisions for women’s […]

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