Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Self-inflicted wounds hamper EU attempts to manage crisis – Ambitions exceed capabilities, promises broken

BRUSSELS: The European Union's struggle to staunch the flow of hundreds of thousands of people across its borders represents the continent's biggest refugee emergency...

Iran tanker in limbo as US issues warrant

GIBRALTAR: Iranian supertanker Grace 1 is seen off the coast of Gibraltar on Aug 15, 2019. - AFP

France prepares air strikes against IS in Syria: Hollande – ‘The transition is an...

PARIS: France will launch surveillance flights over Syria from today with a view to conducting airstrikes on Islamic State positions, President Francois Hollande said...

Tears flow as Pope visits Europe’s migrant frontline – Pontiff returns with 12 refugees...

LESBOS: Pope Francis took three families of Syrian refugees back to Rome yesterday after visiting the frontline of Europe's migrant crisis at a camp...

Spain votes in landmark polls, that may end two-party grip – Most closely-fought contests...

MADRID: Spanish voters went to the polls yesterday in what is expected to be one of the most closely-fought contests in modern history as...

Migrants sell ‘Wish we weren’t here’ postcards – Trying to make the best of...

CALAIS: It is France's newest and most unwanted town, with its own market, makeshift restaurants, church, library and even theatre. Now Calais' "Jungle" has...

Ryanair passenger racism video sparks outrage and probe

DUBLIN: A viral video showing a man racially abusing an elderly passenger on a Ryanair flight has prompted widespread outrage and an investigation by...

Wildfires rage in Europe from Croatia to Portugal

ZAGREB: Firefighters battled to douse wildfires on the Adriatic coast of Croatia and Montenegro yesterday, as blazes also raged in Italy, France and Portugal....

France seeks gangster after helicopter jailbreak

Govt launches manhunt involving some 2,900 officers PARIS: The French government admitted possible security failings yesterday after a notorious gangster used a helicopter to stage...

UK bombs Syrian oil field after MPs vote – British parliament authorizes air strikes...

LONDON: Britain joined the US-led bombing campaign over Syria yesterday, hitting an oil field held by Islamic State jihadists just hours after a decisive...

Pope urges young people not to remain silent

Keep shouting, don't become anesthetized, pope tells the youth   VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis, starting Holy Week services leading to Easter, urged young people yesterday to...

Pope admits ‘mistakes’ in sex abuse scandal

VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis admitted Wednesday he had made "grave mistakes" in his handling of a sexual abuse scandal in Chile as he looks...

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