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Power blackout as French workers strike over labor bill – Tapping into months of widespread anger

Posted by on 02/06/2016
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World’s longest tunnel opens

Posted by on 01/06/2016
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Rare ‘baby dragon’ hatches in Slovenia – ‘Dragons do exist’

Posted by on 01/06/2016
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EU’s top lawyer backs ‘work headscarf’ ban

Posted by on 31/05/2016
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EU’s top lawyer backs ‘work headscarf’ ban

EU’s top lawyer backs ‘work headscarf’ ban

BRUSSELS: The most senior lawyer at the EU’s top court said yesterday that companies may ban Muslim headscarves if they are enforcing a general prohibition on religious symbols in the workplace. The case concerns a woman, Samira Achbita, who was fired by Belgian security firm G4S Secure Solutions after she insisted on being allowed to […]

Drowned migrant baby – a photo wake-up call for EU

Posted by on 31/05/2016
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Drowned migrant baby – a photo wake-up call for EU

Drowned migrant baby – a photo wake-up call for EU

BERLIN: A photo of a dead migrant baby pulled from the Mediterranean was published by a charity hoping to force European leaders to grant migrants safe passage, after hundreds were presumed to have died at sea last week. The baby in the photograph was not identified, but the German non-governmental organization Sea-Watch said the infant […]

4 dead, more injured in Germany floods

Posted by on 30/05/2016
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4 dead, more injured in Germany floods

4 dead, more injured in Germany floods

BERLIN: Four people died and several more were injured in southern Germany after violent storms with torrential rains caused severe flooding, authorities said yesterday. One of those killed was a 13-year-old girl who was hit by a train Sunday while seeking shelter from the rains under a railway bridge. A boy, 12, who was with […]

Med shipwrecks claim 700 lives – Dozens of children drown; 14,000 migrants rescued

Posted by on 29/05/2016
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Bosnia’s ‘radical’ Muslims defy crackdown

Posted by on 29/05/2016
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17 killed as fire ravages home for elderly in Kiev – The latest tragedy to shake conflict-riven Ukraine

Posted by on 29/05/2016
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‘Pointless’ fence for migrants who never came

Posted by on 27/05/2016
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‘Pointless’ fence for migrants who never came

‘Pointless’ fence for migrants who never came

KOSTEL, Slovenia: In Slovenia’s southeastern Bela Krajina region, where the crystal-clear Kolpa river marks the border with Croatia, a forlorn barbed wire fence reminds locals of the migrants that never came. Instead of keeping refugees out, the barrier cutting through lush forests and gently swaying fields all along this pristine waterway is now chasing away […]

Germany’s refugees turn to church for sanctuary

Posted by on 26/05/2016
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Muslim students forced to obey Swiss handshake rule

Posted by on 25/05/2016
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