Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Budapest main train station closed to migrants – Chaos as figures show gravity of...

BUDAPEST: Hungarian police evacuated Budapest’s main international rail station yesterday after hundreds of migrants tried to board trains to western Europe, as new figures...

Pope tells priests to pardon women who have abortions

VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis will give all priests discretion to formally forgive women who have had abortions during the Roman Catholic Church’s upcoming Holy...

London’s Notting Hill Carnival shimmies under downpour

Colourfully-dressed revelers partied under umbrellas and raincoats on Monday as the grand finale of London’s Notting Hill Carnival was hit with stormy downpours of...

Deadly clashes in Kiev over rebel legislation

KIEV: A policeman was killed and dozens injured yesterday in street battles with protesters in Kiev as Ukrainian lawmakers gave their initial backing to...

Refugee crisis tests Europe’s core ideals – Austria stops migrants at Hungarian border

BERLIN: German Chancellor Angela Merkel yesterday said the refugee crisis facing Europe is testing the core ideals of universal rights at the heart of...

Germany calls for fairer distribution of refugees

BERLIN: Germany and a handful of other European Union states cannot go on absorbing a disproportionate share of refugees arriving in the bloc and...

Europe migrant crisis brings tragedy by land and sea

VIENNA: Rescue workers counted dozens of victims yesterday from the increasingly desperate tide of humanity sweeping into Europe fleeing war, oppression and poverty. Austrian...

Bodies of 50 migrants found in truck in Austria – Europe’s migrant crisis rages...

VIENNA: The bodies of between 20 and 50 migrants were found in a truck in Austria yesterday, highlighting the dark side of Europe's migrant...

Europe faces flight safety threat posed by drones

BERLIN/FRANKFURT: No-drone zones, software to block flights into sensitive areas and registration rules are among proposals from European regulators and aviation experts to ensure...

Annual tomato battle paints streets of Spanish town red

Thousands of half-naked revelers pelted each other with tomatoes yesterday in the town of Bunol in eastern Spain, bathing the streets with red goo...

France opens terrorism probe in train attack – Gunman watched jihadi video

PARIS: French authorities formally opened a terrorism investigation yesterday after a thwarted attack on a highspeed train last week, saying the suspected gunman had...

Germany eases asylum claims for Syrians, thousands pour into EU – Action hailed as...

BERLIN: Germany confirmed yesterday it has stopped returning Syrian asylum-seekers to their first port of entry in the EU, an action hailed as “European...

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