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US says Europeans did nothing to counter Iran missiles

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused Europeans Thursday of having done nothing to counter Iran's program to develop ballistic missiles."The Europeans have told us ...

Migrants held in limbo after police dismantle Sarajevo camp

Sarajevo - Hundreds of migrants were left in limbo for hours Friday after Bosnian police dismantled a makeshift camp in Sarajevo but police in the south refused to let them reach a centre offering them accommodation.

Migrants held in limbo after police dismantle Sarajevo camp

Sarajevo - Hundreds of migrants were left in limbo Friday after Bosnian police dismantled a makeshift camp in Sarajevo but police in the south refused to let them reach a centre offering them accommodation.

Bosnia helpless as migrants open new Balkan route

Bihac - A growing number of migrants are carving a new Balkan route through Bosnia to reach the European Union raising fears of a humanitarian and security crisis in the impoverished country.

Young migrants put European hopes in Spanish enclave

Ceuta - At 14 years old, Ismail said he is "ready for anything" as he tries to board a boat for Europe and leave his Moroccan homeland behind.

Libyan coastguard prevents NGO boat from rescuing migrants: AFP

The Libyan coastguard on Sunday prevented a rescue ship belonging to two NGOs from approaching a boat in distress carrying migrants, an AFP photographer witnessed.

Volkswagen just ordered $48 billion in electric car batteries

A few hours after Elon Musk berated analysts for what he perceived as unimaginative questions, Volkswagen AG said it was writing a check for batteries that almost match Tesla’s entire market value.

Le Pen seeks to rally far-right allies for European elections

Nice - France's Marine Le Pen led a rally of Europe's far-right in the southern French city of Nice on Tuesday, to celebrate recent gains on the continent and devise a battle plan for next year's European elections.

Greek-Turkish border under refugee pressure again

Eski - Their clothes caked with mud, a small group of refugees from Syria trudge past a Greek farmer tilling his field on a tractor. He barely pauses to look at them.

Hungary criticised over migrant 'transit zones'

Budapest - Hungary is failing to do enough to identify potential victims of human trafficking in its "transit zones" for migrants and asylum seekers, a Council of Europe report said Friday.

Five migrants die off Morocco as Spain searches for more boats

Madrid - Five migrants have died trying to cross the Mediterranean, the Spanish coastguard said Thursday after rescuing more than 180 others, while they searched for another two boats with dozens aboard.

New 3-D map of Milky Way will 'revolutionise astronomy'

Paris - Europe's Gaia satellite has produced a 3-D map, hailed as revolutionary, of more than a billion stars in our Milky Way galaxy -- complete with their distance from Earth, colour, and motion through space.

Far-right group attacks migrants on Greek island

Mytilene - A far-right group launched a violent attack overnight on migrants staging a sit-in protest on the Greek island of Lesbos, injuring around a dozen people, police said Monday.

Suspicion of corruption in 'Caviargate' at Council of Europe: report

Strasbourg - Investigators said Sunday they have "a strong suspicion" of corruption involving a number of officials at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) over alleged bribes in a scandal dubbed "Caviargate".

11 migrants dead, 263 rescued off Libya coast: navy

Tripoli - At least eleven migrants died at sea and another 263 were rescued on Sunday in two separate operations off the coast of Libya, the country's navy said.In the first operation, "a coastguard patrol...

Italy, Greece to launch plan to identify missing migrants

Den Haag - Four European Mediterranean countries are launching an initiative in June to identify thousands of missing migrants who died or went missing during the perilous sea crossing to the continent.

Number of migrants detained in Libya down sharply: government

Tripoli - The number of migrants detained in Libya has dropped by four-fifths since May 2017, a senior government official told AFP on Monday.

Climate change runs AMOC with Atlantic currents: studies

Paris - A system of Atlantic Ocean currents that regulates global weather is at its feeblest in 1,600 years, weakened partly by climate change, said researchers Wednesday, warning of trouble ahead.

Will Saudi Crown Prince reform Wahhabism in Europe?

Paris - Saudi Arabia's crown prince has pushed to curb the power of hardline clerics and prominent sheikhs who promote the kingdom's uncompromising version of Islam but analysts warn that moderating the exportation of Wahhabism could be more difficult.

Americans world's biggest TV addicts watching four hours a day

Cannes - The average person around the world spent nearly three hours a day in front their television last year, according to a report released Monday.

Greece to try Spanish rescuers for 'migrant trafficking'

Madrid - Three Spanish firefighters will stand trial in May in Greece for allegedly trying to help illegal migrants enter the country via Lesbos where they were taking part in sea rescue operations.

Facebook pressed over role in people smuggling

Washington - A United Nations migration official called Thursday for Facebook to police its site and its WhatsApp messaging subsidiary for use by abusive human smugglers.

EU tracking 65,000 migrant smugglers: Europol

Apo - European law enforcement officials say they are tracking at least 65,000 migrant smugglers, twice as many as at the height of the migration crisis three years ago, as the illegal trade booms.

Climate change makes mountain tops bloom, for now

Paris - Europe's mountain summits are flush with new plant species, a greening that has increased in lock-step with the acceleration of global warming since the mid-20th century, researchers said Wednesday.

France to extend internal EU border checks

Apo - France said Wednesday it has decided to extend border checks with countries in Europe's Schengen passport-free zone until the end of October because of the persistent threat of terrorism.

Hungary's Orban set for third mandate after rocky campaign

Budapest - Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, one of Europe's most controversial leaders, looks set to win a third consecutive term in office at elections on Sunday, despite a galvanised opposition tapping into voters' discontent.

German food charity lifts ban on meals for migrants

Berlin - A German food bank on Tuesday said it will reopen its doors to new migrant clients, some three months after its decision to stop giving free meals to foreigners sparked nationwide outrage.

Europe to extend qualifications 'passports' for refugees

Atenas - A Council of Europe project to help refugees to have their qualifications recognised abroad was extended to include more countries on Wednesday.

Trump discusses China trade with Merkel, Macron: White House

Washington - President Donald Trump on Tuesday spoke with European leaders about working together to counter China's alleged unfair trade practices, the White House said.

Migrants take new Balkan route through Bosnia

Sarajevo - A new Balkan route through Bosnia has opened up for migrants, four years after a crisis in which more than one million people landed on Europe's shores.
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