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Pope visits home province of Cuba’s Castro brothers – Pontiff says Mass on anniversary of his calling

Posted by on 21/09/2015
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Pope visits home province of Cuba’s Castro brothers – Pontiff says Mass on anniversary of his calling

Pope visits home province of Cuba’s Castro brothers – Pontiff says Mass on anniversary of his calling

HOLGUIN, Cuba: On a special anniversary for him, Pope Francis celebrated Mass in east Cuba yesterday on the last full day of a trip where he has been praised for aiding rapprochement between the communist government and the United States. Two predecessors have visited Cuba, but Francis was the first pope to visit Holguin, capital […]

France opens business office in Tehran – Iran plans Airbus, Boeing purchases under finance deals

Posted by on 21/09/2015
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Thousands more pour into Austria

Posted by on 20/09/2015
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In Europe, Iraqis and Syrians escape Islamists’ harsh rule – ‘They are worse than an occupation army’

Posted by on 20/09/2015
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Countries tussle amid migrant crisis – More discord ahead of crunch EU summit

Posted by on 19/09/2015
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Countries tussle amid migrant crisis – More discord ahead of crunch EU summit

Countries tussle amid migrant crisis – More discord ahead of crunch EU summit

BELI MANASTIR, Croatia: Thousands of migrants sought their way through a chaotic maze of rumours and proliferating border controls in the western Balkans yesterday. In the latest chapter in the EU’s escalating refugee crisis, Croatia, Hungary and Slovenia tussled over how to cope with a wave of refugees desperate to reach northern Europe. The European […]

Tsipras in pole position ahead of Greek vote – Greece heads for cliffhanger election today

Posted by on 19/09/2015
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Tsipras in pole position ahead of Greek vote – Greece heads for cliffhanger election today

Tsipras in pole position ahead of Greek vote – Greece heads for cliffhanger election today

ATHENS: Greece heads for a cliffhanger election today with radical former premier Alexis Tsipras taking a slight lead in the race against the conservatives for the helm of a government facing tough economic reforms. Hours before a midnight ban on voter surveys expired Friday, two polls forecast victory for the youthful Tsipras over conservative party […]

EU leaders scramble to halt refugee ‘shambles’ – Bitter disputes on sharing, bolstering borders

Posted by on 18/09/2015
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EU leaders scramble to halt refugee ‘shambles’ – Bitter disputes on sharing, bolstering borders

EU leaders scramble to halt refugee ‘shambles’ – Bitter disputes on sharing, bolstering borders

BRUSSELS: As hundreds of thousands of people risk lives to cross Europe’s frontiers seeking a haven of peace, Europeans themselves have turned on each other with a venom that has stirred memories of their own long conflicts. “It’s about as poisonous as it could be,” said one veteran EU diplomat. The atmosphere in Brussels was […]

Pope plans to duck dissidents in Cuba, spawning criticism – ‘He should exert more pressure’

Posted by on 18/09/2015
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Pope plans to duck dissidents in Cuba, spawning criticism – ‘He should exert more pressure’

Pope plans to duck dissidents in Cuba, spawning criticism – ‘He should exert more pressure’

HAVANA: Pope Francis plans to meet with Cuba’s president and its priests, its young and its sick, its churchgoers and its seminarians as he travels around the island starting today. But not with its dissidents. The absence on Francis’ agenda of any meeting with the political opposition has sparked bitter critiques from dissidents who say […]

Croatia now latest migrant hotspot – Hungary rejects ‘bizarre’ criticism

Posted by on 17/09/2015
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Hungarian police use tear gas, water on migrants at border – ‘Did not expect such brutality and inhumane treatment’

Posted by on 16/09/2015
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Are jihadists hiding among refugees? – Politicians warn over risk of infiltration

Posted by on 16/09/2015
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Hungary seals off Serbia border – Germany demands EU summit on migrant crisis

Posted by on 15/09/2015
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