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Muslims 'attached' to Europe despite discrimination: study

Vienna - A large majority of Muslims in Europe feel closely connected to the country they live in and trust public institutions despite facing "widespread discrimination", a study suggested Thursday.

More than 100 migrants missing after shipwreck off Libya: navy

Tripoli - More than 100 migrants are missing after a shipwreck off the coast of western Libya, the Libyan navy said on Thursday.

NGO demands Italy release seized migrant rescue boat

Rome - A German NGO whose migrant rescue boat was impounded by Italian authorities on suspicion of collusion with people traffickers said Tuesday it had been the victim of a "despicable smear campaign".

France clears hundreds of migrants from wood near Calais

Grande-synthe - French authorities evacuated hundreds of migrants from a wood on the northern coast near Calais on Tuesday over fears it could become a magnet for others hoping to head to Britain.

Pain-wracked Lady Gaga postpones Europe tour

Paris - Pop star Lady Gaga has called off the entire European leg of her world tour because of "severe physical pain", her promoters said Monday.

Desperate Europe-bound migrants turn to capricious Black Sea

Constanta - While the arrival of exhausted migrants may be common on Mediterranean shores, it's a rare sight on the Black Sea coastline.But a string of recent arrivals from Turkey suggests it may be emerging as part of a new 'Romanian route' to western Europe.

EU mulls longer Schengen checks to fight terror

Brussels - The EU said Thursday it may allow countries in Europe's passport-free Schengen zone to carry out internal border checks for an extra two years to tackle terror threats.

Cassini readies final plunge into Saturn

Washington - NASA's Cassini probe is counting its final hours before one last plunge into Saturn on Friday that will cap a fruitful 13-year mission that greatly expanded knowledge about the gas giant.

Romania seizes new migrant boat in Black Sea

- Romanian authorities said Wednesday they had rescued more than 150 migrants in the Black Sea, the fifth such incident since August amid rising fears that a new migrant route to Europe is opening up.

New rules proposed for longer internal Schengen border checks

Brussels - EU ministers will on Thursday debate a proposal to allow countries in Europe's passport-free Schengen zone to reintroduce internal border checks for longer periods to tackle terror threats, diplomats said.

Number of migrants arriving in Spain soars: minister

Madrid - The number of migrants arriving in Spain so far this year has soared more than 88 percent from the same period in 2016, Interior Minister Juan Ignacio Zoido said Tuesday.

Refugees start new school term in Serbian limbo

Belgrade - Young refugee Shvaib Nazari flicks between his native Dari and wobbly Serbian language notes during his first week back at school in Belgrade, where his family lives in a state of limbo.

Young migrants face abuse on way to Europe: UN

Brussels - More than three-quarters of children and young adults trying to migrate to Europe via the Mediterranean are victims of abuse on the dangerous journey, UN agencies said in a report published Tuesday.

Cyprus rescues 305 Syrian refugees in two boats

Nicosia - Cypriot authorities brought ashore more than 300 Syrian refugees early on Sunday after spotting two boats in open water off the northwest coast of the Mediterranean island, police said.

German NGO resumes migrant rescue ops off Libya

Berlin - German aid group Sea-Eye said Saturday it was resuming its migrant rescue operations in the Mediterranean, a month after pulling out when Libya barred foreign vessels from a stretch of water off its coast.

Hungary denounces 'violence' of EU migrant plan

Budapest - Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Thursday launched a fresh attack on an EU plan to share thousands of migrants around the bloc, saying that forcing his country to partake in the scheme bordered on "violence".

EU wins legal battle on refugee quotas

Brussels - The EU on Wednesday won a high-level legal battle against eastern European countries that have refused to admit thousands of asylum seekers based on mandatory quotas for the bloc's member states.

EU's Juncker tells Orban to meet migration obligations

Brussels - EU chief Jean Claude Juncker replied coolly to Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orban's request for reimbursement for defending Europe's external borders against illegal immigration, saying solidarity is a "two-way street," according to a letter obtaine...

Europe court backs employee fired over private messages

Strasbourg - Europe's top rights court on Tuesday restricted the ability of employers to snoop on their staff's private messages, in a landmark ruling with wide ramifications for privacy in the workplace.

Refugee on trial for rape, murder of German student

Freiburg - A young refugee who claims to be from Afghanistan went on trial Tuesday for the rape and murder of a German student, in a case that shocked the country and reignited tensions over its liberal asylum policy.

Can bosses snoop on employees? European court to rule

Strasbourg - Europe's top human rights court is set to rule Tuesday whether bosses have the right to spy on employees who use company messaging systems, in a landmark decision for privacy in the work place.

Migrant aid group quits Med to help Rohingya refugees

Rome - A Maltese charity which was the first to launch privately-funded migrant rescue missions in the Mediterranean said Monday it was transferring its resources to help persecuted Rohingya in South East Asia.

EU's refugee relocation plan faces legal reckoning

Brussels - The EU's top court rules Wednesday on the legality of a controversial quota scheme that Brussels launched two years ago to force member states to admit thousands of asylum seekers.

French police clash with migrants in Calais

Calais - Police fired tear gas and three officers were injured on Saturday in clashes with migrants near the French port of Calais who took advantage of a traffic jam to sneak onto trucks, authorities said.

EU ready to study Hungary border compensation request

Brussels - The EU said Friday that it was ready to study Hungary's request to be reimbursed for defending Europe's external borders against illegal immigration but urged Budapest to admit its share of asylum seekers.

Monster X-ray laser offers glimpse into nano-world

Hamburg - The world's most powerful X-ray laser opened Friday in Germany, promising to shed new light onto very small things by letting scientists penetrate the inner workings of atoms, viruses and chemical reactions.

Fraud behind tainted-eggs scandal began in 2016: EU

Brussels - The fraud that caused the contamination of millions of eggs with the insecticide fipronil began in September 2016 and has now affected 34 countries, the EU said on Thursday.

Hungary wants EU to help pay border costs

Budapest - Hungary has demanded that Brussels refund half the 800 million euros ($950 million) it says it has spent defending its southern borders against illegal immigration, the government said Thursday.

Fears of new migrant 'Jungle' in the heart of Europe

Brussels - Hundreds of migrants sleep in the shadow of high-rises in downtown Brussels, raising fears in the EU capital of a new "Jungle", similar to the dismantled camp in Calais.

Merkel calls for extension of EU border controls

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday called for an extension of EU border controls in the passport-free Schengen area beyond a planned end in November.
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