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British teenage girl sentenced on terror charges

Posted by on 15/10/2015
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British teenage girl sentenced on terror charges

British teenage girl sentenced on terror charges

LONDON: A British court yesterday sentenced a 16-year-old girl to a 12-month rehabilitation program after she was arrested by police investigating an Islamic State-inspired “massacre” plot on an Anzac Day parade in Australia. The Manchester teenager, who cannot be named, had earlier pleaded guilty to two offences of downloading terrorist information as Manchester Youth Court […]

Cameron to press Saudi over Briton facing 350 lashes

Posted by on 13/10/2015
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Cameron to press Saudi over Briton facing 350 lashes

Cameron to press Saudi over Briton facing 350 lashes

LONDON: British Prime Minister David Cameron will intervene in the case of an elderly Briton facing 350 lashes in Saudi Arabia after being caught with homemade wine – a punishment which his family said could kill him. Karl Andree, 74, was jailed for 12 months in August last year but remains in prison awaiting further […]

Street artists give Kiev colorful makeover

Posted by on 11/10/2015
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Street artists give Kiev colorful makeover

Street artists give Kiev colorful makeover

In a mural splashed across a four-story building in central Kiev, a small boy nonchalantly throws paper planes. The peaceful image is just one example of the colorful street art springing up across the Ukrainian capital, reflecting a new mood of optimism in a city once criss-crossed by barricades. The artist, 28-year-old Oleksandr Korban, is […]

Greece vows first migrant ‘hotspot’ within 10 days – Lesbos to host center to deal with massive influx of refugees

Posted by on 11/10/2015
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Greece vows first migrant ‘hotspot’ within 10 days – Lesbos to host center to deal with massive influx of refugees

Greece vows first migrant ‘hotspot’ within 10 days – Lesbos to host center to deal with massive influx of refugees

ATHENS: Greece pledged yesterday during talks with its EU partners to open its first so-called hotspot reception centre on the island of Lesbos within 10 days under EU efforts to better deal with the massive influx of migrants. “We are going to keep to our commitments,” Yiannis Mouzalas, Greece’s junior interior minister for migration, told […]

EU govts agree to get tough on deportations

Posted by on 08/10/2015
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German exports, imports plunge – ECB economist says ‘seeping pessimism’ about growth

Posted by on 08/10/2015
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German exports, imports plunge – ECB economist says ‘seeping pessimism’ about growth

German exports, imports plunge – ECB economist says ‘seeping pessimism’ about growth

BERLIN: German exports plunged in August by their largest amount since the height of the global financial crisis and leading institutes cut 2015 growth forecasts in the latest sign that an emerging market slowdown is hurting Europe’s largest economy. The institutes stuck to their forecast for 1.8 percent growth next year, however, saying private consumption, […]

Mass immigration damaging Britain

Posted by on 06/10/2015
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Mass immigration damaging Britain

Mass immigration damaging Britain

MANCHESTER: Mass immigration is damaging British society, Conservative interior minister Theresa May said yesterday, promising a tough approach on an issue that will influence Britons’ choice of whether or not to leave the European Union. “When immigration is too high, when the pace of change is too fast, it’s impossible to build a cohesive society,” […]

Pope urges bishops to put aside prejudices at synod – Sticking points include gays, divorced and remarried

Posted by on 05/10/2015
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Pope urges bishops to put aside prejudices at synod – Sticking points include gays, divorced and remarried

Pope urges bishops to put aside prejudices at synod – Sticking points include gays, divorced and remarried

VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis yesterday told a contentious gathering of the world’s bishops on family issues to put aside their personal prejudices and have the courage and humility to be guided by the “surprises” of God. Francis told 270 cardinals, bishops and priests that the three-week synod isn’t a parliament where negotiations, plea bargains or […]

French PM jokes with robots during Japan visit

Posted by on 05/10/2015
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French PM jokes with robots during Japan visit

French PM jokes with robots during Japan visit

TOKYO: Robots have already begun taking the place of workers in a host of industries but how long before they replace politicians? That was the thorny philosophical question French Prime Minister encountered during a visit to Japan yesterday. During one of his many meet-and-greets, Manuel Valls was introduced to Nao and Pepper, two chatty robots […]

Germany in flux fetes 25 years of post-Wall unity – Annual party to be held in business capital Frankfurt

Posted by on 02/10/2015
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Germany in flux fetes 25 years of post-Wall unity – Annual party to be held in business capital Frankfurt

Germany in flux fetes 25 years of post-Wall unity – Annual party to be held in business capital Frankfurt

BERLIN: Germany celebrates 25 years today since its historic reunification just as a record influx of migrants and a massive cheating scam at iconic carmaker Volkswagen have sparked a national bout of soul-searching. The silver anniversary of the day communist east Germany and the capitalist west reunited as one country comes as Europe’s top economy […]

Migrants face new diversion – Hungary prepares to seal off Croatia border

Posted by on 01/10/2015
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Migrants face new diversion – Hungary prepares to seal off Croatia border

Migrants face new diversion – Hungary prepares to seal off Croatia border

ZAKANY, Hungary: A small gap in coils of newly laid razor wire is all that remains of the Zakany- Botovo border crossing between Hungary and fellow European Union member Croatia, as Budapest prepares to close off another route for migrants flocking to Europe. Heavy machinery is clearing trees and a 3- metre-high fence is taking […]

Finland: Next top choice for Iraqi asylum-seekers – ‘People here are civilized, calm and it’s quiet’

Posted by on 30/09/2015
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