Halloween turnips? Britons urged to return to tradition

Britons should go back to the indigenous tradition of carving turnips instead of pumpkins for Halloween, even though they are harder to cut, the...

‘No margin for error’: Unsafe Work for Ukraine’s deminers

DONETSK: Pro-Russian rebel Konstantin carefully carried an unexploded shell to a hole in the earth under a tree. Laying a charge of TNT, he...

Iraq war contributed to the rise of IS: Blair

LONDON: Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has said the US-led invasion of Iraq was partly responsible for the emergence of the Islamic State...

EU, Balkans leaders hold emergency refugee talks – ‘EU expects everyone to obey the...

BRUSSELS: European Union and Balkan leaders hold emergency talks on Europe's refugee crisis yesterday amid threats from three frontline states to close their borders...

School stabbing highlights racial tensions in Sweden

TROLLHATTAN, SWEDEN: The southern industrial city of Trollhattan has become a focal point for underlying racial tensions in Sweden, a country known for its...

Balkan countries may close borders if Germany does – Huge inflow of migrants into...

SOFIA: Bulgaria, Serbia and Romania said yesterday they would close their borders if Germany or other countries do the same to stop refugees coming...

42, mainly pensioners perish in bus collision – France’s worst road accident in three...

PUISSEGUIN: At least 42 people were killed when a coach carrying elderly day-trippers collided with a lorry and burst into flames in southwest France...

Russia hold Syria talks with US, Saudi Arabia and Turkey – Chilly atmosphere, scant...

VIENNA: Top diplomats from Russia, the US, Saudi Arabia and Turkey held talks in a frosty atmosphere yesterday on how to end the Syrian...

Serbia, Croatia agree to speed up migrant flow – ‘We have agreed to stop...

BAJAKOVO: Serbia and Croatia agreed yesterday to ease the flow of migrants over the border between the countries after thousands of people, including children,...

Masked stabbing attack in Swedish school – Swordsman kills two including teacher and child

TROLLHÄTTAN: A masked man brandishing a sword broke into a school in Sweden yesterday, killing two people and seriously wounding two others before being...

Migrants trade punches with police – Austria opens barriers at refugee reception center

VIENNA: Migrants traded punches and scuffled with police at a Serbian border crossing with Croatia yesterday as pent-up pressures on their trek toward hoped-for...

Flying on a fake ID: Refugees’ path less travelled to Europe – Crisis creates...

PARIS: Ali, a Palestinian-Syrian banker desperate to reach the Netherlands, had to hide his surprise when he finally met a shadowy forger known as...

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