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Hungary PM becomes first EU leader to endorse Trump

Budapest - Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Saturday became the first European leader to endorse US presidential candidate Donald Trump, calling him a "better option" for the bloc than his rival, Hillary Clinton."I am not a Donald Trump campaigner.

Austrian city wants to banish display of Turkish flags

Vienna - An Austrian mayor demanded on Friday that Turkish residents "immediately" stop displaying national flags in windows and on balconies, saying foreign politics had no place in his city.

Migrants 'crushed, drowned' in Mediterranean dinghy horror

Trapani - Horror stories emerged Friday of the death of 22 migrants who drowned after they were crushed underfoot in a dinghy in the Mediterranean when panic broke out on board.

Paris dismantles camp housing over 2,600 migrants

Paris - Police in Paris on Friday dismantled a tent camp under a railway housing over 2,600 people mainly from Afghanistan and east Africa, part of an ongoing drive to remove camps sprouting up around the French capital.

Italy fears 'Calais-style' migrant camps

Rome - Italy is scrambling to find extra places for incoming migrants amid fears the failure of a European relocation plan may result in mass encampments.

Rescue boats recover 17 migrant bodies off Italy

Rome - Over 1,000 migrants were pulled to safety from rickety vessels in the Mediterranean Thursday by rescuers who also recovered 17 bodies, Italy's coastguard said.

Over 20 migrant bodies found on dinghy in Med

Rome - Rescue teams who pulled over 550 migrants to safety from rickety vessels in the Mediterranean on Wednesday said they had recovered 22 bodies from a dinghy.

Hungary launches new anti-migrant media offensive

Budapest - Hungary stepped up its anti-migrant rhetoric on Wednesday with a new media offensive against refugees, ahead of a vote in October on troubled EU plans to relocate asylum-seekers among member states.Run under the slogan "Did you know?

'Lone wolf' attacks rising, hard to track Europol warns

Den Haag - Europe is at major risk of so-called "lone-wolf" terror attacks, its policing agency said Wednesday, with the latest incidents showing "how difficult it is to detect and disrupt suspects".

Reading the runes: Denmark's tough citizenship test

Copenhagen - What was written on King Harald Bluetooth's rune stone around the year 965? What is the Danish ballet La Sylphide all about?

Doubt cast on German train attacker's nationality

Berlin - German authorities cast doubt Wednesday on whether a teenager who went on an axe rampage on a Bavarian train was really an Afghan refugee, saying he might have been from Pakistan.

German train axe attacker 'left IS video'

Berlin - The Islamic State group Tuesday released a video purportedly featuring a 17-year-old Afghan refugee who went on an axe rampage on a German train, injuring five people, two critically.

'IS' axe attack awakens fears in idyllic German town

Deutschland - Wuerzburg, a sleepy German university town nestled amid vine-covered hills, has become the unlikely focus of global media attention following a brutal axe attack.

EU to rollout ultrafast 100Mbps broadband across Europe by 2025

The European Union is planning to set ambitious new targets for universal Internet connections over the next decade. It wants to see everyone in Europe able to access 100Mbps ultrafast broadband by 2025, allowing for new online experiences.

German train axe attack: what we know

Deutschland - A 17-year-old Afghan refugee wielding an axe and a knife went on a rampage on a German train, seriously injuring four members of a tourist family from Hong Kong and a passer-by.

IS group claims first Germany attack with train axe assault

Berlin - The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Tuesday for its first attack in Germany, an axe and knife assault on a train carried out by a 17-year-old Afghan refugee.

German police kill Afghan teen after train axe attack

Berlin - German police shot dead a 17-year-old Afghan refugee after he attacked train passengers with an axe and a knife, seriously wounding four in what one official said was a "probable" Islamist attack.

Tokyo seeks to pressure Beijing on S China Sea ruling

Ulan Bator - Tokyo raised pressure on Beijing at an Asia-Europe summit Saturday to respect an international tribunal's ruling that dismissed its claims to much of the South China Sea.

A year on, no business as usual at Austrian border

Nickelsdorf - It's holiday season at Nickelsdorf on Austria's border with Hungary as families hit the highway. But although the huge numbers of refugees seen here a year ago have gone, things are far from normal.

Europe-Asia summit condemns terrorism after Nice attack

Ulan Bator - Leaders of Asia and Europe condemned international terrorism at a summit in Mongolia Friday, as an attack in Nice drew attention away from Beijing's rejection of a tribunal ruling dismissing its extensive South China Sea claims.

Europe-Asia summit condemns terrorism after Nice attack

Ulan Bator - Leaders of Asia and Europe condemned international terrorism at a summit in Mongolia Friday, as an attack in Nice drew attention away from Beijing's rejection of a tribunal ruling dismissing its extensive South China Sea claims.

Europe-Asia summit condemns terrorism after Nice attack

Ulan Bator - Leaders of Asia and Europe condemned international terrorism at a summit in Mongolia Friday, as an attack in Nice drew attention away from Beijing's rejection of a tribunal ruling dismissing its extensive South China Sea claims.

Last corpse recovered from Italy migrant wreck

Rome - Italy has finished the gruesome task of recovering migrant bodies from a fishing boat that sank with hundreds of people aboard more than a year ago, the navy said Thursday.

Human Rights Watch slams 'cruel, violent' Hungary over migrants

Budapest - Human Rights Watch denounced Hungary Wednesday for "cruel and violent treatment" of migrants, accusing police and soldiers of beating people up before forcibly expelling them back into Serbia.

EU asylum overhaul to ease tension over migrants

Brussels - The EU on Wednesday proposed fresh changes to the bloc's uneven asylum rules, in part to stop migrants from choosing some countries over others and sowing tension across the union.Most of the 1.

Hungary's anti-immigrant PM faces workforce shortage

Budapest - A population slump in Hungary is presenting Prime Minister Viktor Orban's anti-immigration government with a headache: how to plug labour supply shortages without turning to foreigners.

Recent train disasters in Europe

Paris - At least 22 people died Tuesday in a head-on collision between two trains in the southern Italian region of Puglia in the latest rail tragedy to hit Europe.

Europeans fear that refugee influx raises terror risk: Survey

Berlin - A majority of Europeans fear the recent refugee influx will heighten the risk of terrorist attacks and cost their countries jobs and social benefits, said a survey released Monday by the Pew Research Center.

Finland auctions Soviet cars abandoned by migrants

Helsinki - Collectors with a penchant for old Soviet cars will head to the Arctic this weekend where the Finnish customs will auction dozens of cars abandoned by migrants crossing over from Russia.

A Brexit analysis: The effects of the European crisis on Apple

Even though the UK is not one of the biggest markets for Apple, Brexit’s impact on Apple is one of the hottest topics. Only 22 percent of Apple’s sales come from Europe, with the UK only contributing to around 3.5 percent of total sales.
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