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Europe's rights court rules against Russia in LGBT case

Strasbourg - Europe's rights court on Tuesday ruled against Russia over its refusal to register three associations, saying it was "unacceptable" to do so simply because they were defending LGBT rights.

France detains 21 after African migrants occupy Pantheon

Paris - France on Saturday detained 21 African migrants who surged into the Pantheon in Paris to push their claims for regularised status, police said.

Eritrean cleared of being trafficking kingpin in mistaken identity case

Palermo - An Italian court ruled Friday that an Eritrean accused of being a human trafficking kingpin known as "the General" was telling the truth when he claimed it was a case of mistaken identity.

Eritrean cleared of being trafficking kingpin in mistaken identity case

Palermo - An Italian court ruled Friday that an Eritrean accused of being a human trafficking kingpin known as "the General" was telling the truth when he claimed it was a case of mistaken identity.

Italy's Salvini denies receiving Russian oil money

Rome - Italy's deputy prime minister Matteo Salvini denied Wednesday receiving any money for his party from Russian investors, following allegations that one of his close aides had held secret meetings in Moscow to that end.

Heatwave adds to the woes of migrants stranded Bosnia

Bihac - Stranded in Bosnia, thousands of migrants face yet one more hurdle on their journey towards the European Union: the scorching summer heat in the Balkans.

Migrant rescue sailboat defies Salvini, docks in Italy

Rome - A charity rescue vessel on Saturday brought 41 shipwrecked migrants into port in Lampedusa, the second boat to defy far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini's bid to close Italian ports to them.

Malta heads off crisis with Italy migrant swap

Rome - Malta on Friday appeared to have headed off a brewing standoff between a charity rescue ship and Italy's far-right interior minister by offering to take in migrants saved in the Mediterranean.

Sea-Watch rescue ship captain lashes Berlin, Rome

Berlin - The German captain of rescue vessel Sea-Watch 3, Carola Rackete, who was temporarily arrested for bringing migrants to Italy, on Friday strongly criticised both Rome and Berlin.

Sea-Watch captain to sue Italy's Salvini for defamation

Rome - The captain of detained migrant rescue ship Sea-Watch 3, Carola Rackete, will sue Matteo Salvini for defamation after a tirade of insults from Italy's far-right interior minister, her lawyer said Friday.

Sea-Watch says captain 'abandoned by Europe'

Rome - The captain of rescue vessel Sea-Watch 3, Carola Rackete, who has been arrested for bringing migrants to Italy, was "abandoned by all of Europe, the German charity said on Wednesday.

Trump accuses China, Europe of currency manipulation, stimulus

Washington - US President Donald Trump on Wednesday accused China and Europe of deliberately weakening their currencies and stimulating their economies to gain competitive advantages over the United States.

German migrant rescue captain in hiding: Sea-Watch

Berlin - The German captain of a migrant rescue vessel, Carola Rackete, has gone into hiding following numerous threats, her charity Sea-Watch said Wednesday, a day after her release from Italian custody.

Italian judge says German migrant rescue captain free to go

Rome - An Italian judge said Tuesday that Sea-Watch 3 captain Carola Rackete was free to go, three days after her arrest for docking with 40 migrants aboard her rescue ship in defiance of an Italian ban.

German migrant rescue captain appears in Italy court

Agrigento - The German captain of a migrant rescue ship appeared in an Italian court on Monday, as her case sparked fresh tension between Rome and Berlin.

Migrant rescue captain to appear in Italian court

Agrigento - The captain of a migrant rescue ship was due to appear in court on Monday accused of hitting a police boat while entering Italy's Lampedusa port with 40 people rescued from the Mediterranean.

Cooler temps for parts of Europe as Germany, Italy bake some more

Paris - A welcome temperature drop came to western parts of Europe on Sunday, bringing relief to areas that have sweltered through a widespread, deadly heatwave for almost a week.

Wildfires and power cuts in Europe as heatwave breaks records

Hundreds of firefighters battled on Saturday to contain wildfires in southern France as a stifling heatwave brought record-breaking temperatures to parts of Europe, killing at least three people in Italy.

Sea-Watch captain: polar scientist-turned rescuer of migrants

Lampedusa - Sea-Watch 3 captain Carola Rackete may be a "pain in the neck" for Italy's anti-immigration interior minister but she is a hero to dozens of migrants rescued from an uncertain fate at sea.

Sea-Watch captain arrested after entering Italy port

Lampedusa - The Sea-Watch 3 ship carrying dozens of rescued migrants forced its way into the Italian port of Lampedusa after a lengthy standoff and its captain has been arrested, the charity running the boat said Saturday.

Cool reprieve for parts of Europe as Germany roasts

Paris - A welcome dip in temperatures came to parts of Europe on Sunday, bringing relief to areas which have sweltered through a widespread, deadly heatwave for nearly a week.

Hopes of EU deal as Sea-Watch captain fears for migrants

Lampedusa - Five European countries have agreed to take in dozens of migrants saved by the Sea-Watch charity ship, Italy said Friday, signalling the end of a lengthy stand off which the ship's captain described as "incredibly tense".

Migrants, homeless seek shelter in sizzling France

Paris - "My tent is unbearably hot from about 6:00 am. I have to come here to keep cool," Ahmed Yusuf said.

Ford cutting 12,000 jobs in Europe in restructuring effort

Ford said it will cut 12,000 jobs in Europe by the end of next year to try to return the business to profit, part of a wave of cost reductions in an auto industry facing stagnant demand and huge investments to build low emission cars.

Temperature record in France as deadly heatwave roasts Europe

- France on Friday recorded its hottest ever temperature of 44.3 degrees Celsius, as Europe sweltered in an early summer heatwave already blamed for several deaths.

Croat minister Marija Pejcinovic Buric elected head of Council of Europe: official

Strasbourg - Croatian Foreign and European Affairs Minister Marija Pejcinovic Buric was on Wednesday elected secretary general of the Council of Europe's parliamentary assembly for the next five years, the current head said.

Sea-Watch migrant rescue boat in Italy port stand-off

Lampedusa - The stand-off between a Sea-Watch rescue boat and Rome escalated Thursday as the European Commission called for relief for 42 migrants stranded on the spurned vessel."We waited one night.

Sea-Watch rescue boat defies Salvini, heads for Italy

Rome - The Sea-Watch 3 NGO boat carrying migrants rescued in the Mediterranean said Wednesday it was headed for Lampedusa island despite the threat of hefty fines from Italy's far-right interior minister.

Europeans on alert as heatwave intensifies

Berlin - Europe's record-breaking heatwave was forecast to intensify Thursday, with authorities on alert as temperatures threaten to surpass 40 degrees Celsius in some regions.

Captain of Sea-Watch threatens to run Italy 'blockade'

Rome - The captain of the Sea-Watch 3 charity rescue vessel threatened Tuesday to enter Italian waters illegally to bring 42 migrants to shore after they spent 13 days in limbo at sea.
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