Wednesday, April 24, 2019

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

ATHENS: Greece heads for a cliffhanger election today with radical former premier Alexis Tsipras taking a slight lead in the race against the conservatives...

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...

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

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...

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

TOVARNIK: Thousands of migrants poured into Croatia yesterday, quickly overwhelming authorities, who warned the country had limited capacity to cope with an expected influx...

Hungarian police use tear gas, water on migrants at border – ‘Did not expect...

HORGOS: Hungarian police used tear gas and water cannons on hundreds of migrants who broke through a razor wire fence on the border with...

Are jihadists hiding among refugees? – Politicians warn over risk of infiltration

PARIS: Warnings that jihadists bent on violence may be sneaking into Europe disguised as refugees are growing louder, but analysts say extremists do not...

Hungary seals off Serbia border – Germany demands EU summit on migrant crisis

BERLIN: Germany yesterday called for an EU summit on Europe’s biggest migrant crisis since World War II, as Hungary sealed off its border with...

Cameron visits Syrian refugees in Lebanon – Britain to resettle 20,000 Syrian refugees

BEIRUT: British Prime Minister David Cameron visited Syrian refugees in neighbouring Lebanon yesterday, a week after pledging that Britain would take in up to...

Border-free Europe unravels as migrant crisis hits record – Austria, Slovakia follow Germany in...

ROSZKE, Hungary/VIENNA: Two decades of frontier-free travel across Europe unravelled yesterday as countries re-established border controls in the face of an unprecedented influx of...

Nose for style: Paris launches major perfume museum

The floral scents wafted into the 19th-century Parisian courtyard Friday outside the launch of famed French perfumer Fragonard’s first flagship perfume museum. The sprawling...

Germany buckles under strain of refugee influx – ‘You’re not welcome here so go...

MUNICH: Authorities in Munich said they were overwhelmed by the influx of refugees streaming into the Bavarian capital, with more than 10,000 arriving on...

34 refugees drown off Greek island – Fifteen babies and children die as boat...

ATHENS: Thirty-four refugees, almost half of them babies and children, drowned when their boat sank off a Greek island yesterday, almost certainly the largest...

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