Eye of the storm: Migrants trickle in at Swiss border – ‘Situation stable, but...

CHIASSO: Border guards in crisp blue uniforms rush onto the train as it grinds to a halt, quickly rounding up around a dozen African...

UK food recycling cafes go global in fight against waste

When former chef Adam Smith opened a small cafe in Britain's industrial North two years ago, serving up dishes with food destined for the...

Moscow sends new arms to Syria – Signs grow of major shift in war

DAMASCUS: Syria said yesterday had received sophisticated new arms from Russia including warplanes and deployed them against jihadists, as signs grew of a major...

Hungary puts ads in Lebanese press warning off migrants

BEIRUT: The Hungarian government placed advertisements in the Lebanese press on Monday warning of "the strongest possible action" against anyone attempting to cross its...

Pope visits home province of Cuba’s Castro brothers – Pontiff says Mass on anniversary...

HOLGUIN, Cuba: On a special anniversary for him, Pope Francis celebrated Mass in east Cuba yesterday on the last full day of a trip...

France opens business office in Tehran – Iran plans Airbus, Boeing purchases under finance...

TEHRAN: France opened a business development office in Tehran yesterday seeking to renew once strong economic ties with Iran after the July 14 nuclear...

Thousands more pour into Austria

BEREMEND: Crowded aboard buses and trains, thousands more migrants flooded into Austria yesterday from countries unable or unwilling to cope with a desperate human...

In Europe, Iraqis and Syrians escape Islamists’ harsh rule – ‘They are worse than...

MYTILENE, Greece: Among the tens of thousands fleeing war and despair in the Middle East, one group feels a special relief in reaching Europe:...

Countries tussle amid migrant crisis – More discord ahead of crunch EU summit

BELI MANASTIR, Croatia: Thousands of migrants sought their way through a chaotic maze of rumours and proliferating border controls in the western Balkans yesterday....

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...

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