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June 20, 2017 12:57 pm gmt |
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The European Court of Human Rights ruled on Tuesday (June 20) that a Russian law banning the promotion of homosexuality breaches European treaty rules on freedom of expression and is discriminatory against gay people. Three Russian gay rights activists brought the case against the 2013 federal statut...
In Europe
June 17, 2017 12:08 pm gmt |
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday (June 17) that Pope Francis had encouraged her to fight for international agreements like the Paris climate accord, after U.S. President Trump announced the United States was pulling out of the global agreement to combat climate change. Merkel made the...
In Europe
June 11, 2017 10:03 am gmt |
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French voters headed to the polls on Sunday (June 11) for the first of two rounds of a parliamentary election expected to give new President Emmanuel Macron a solid majority that should allow him to carry out far-reaching reforms. Just a month after the 39-year old ex-banker defied the odds to be ele...
In Europe
June 11, 2017 9:58 am gmt |
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Environment ministers from the G7 group of industrialised nations on Sunday (June 11) gathered in the Italian city of Bologna for a two-day meeting. Discussions will inevitably involve the decision by U.S. President Donald Trump to pull his country out of the landmark Paris agreement with 195 countri...
In Europe
June 10, 2017 9:51 am gmt |
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Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto welcomed Chancellor Angela Merkel to Mexico City’s National Palace on Friday (June 09) in the second stop of her Latin America trip to talk up free trade deals between the EU and the region. Mexico is currently in talks with the European Union to finalise a ...
In Europe
June 10, 2017 9:34 am gmt |
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Turkey’s troop deployment in Qatar is an apparent message of support for Qatar, said a Turkish political analyst on Thursday in Istanbul. Turkey’s Grand National Assembly on Wednesday approved draft bills allowing its deployment of troops to a Turkish military base in Qatar. The bill incl...
In Europe
June 7, 2017 12:00 pm gmt |
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The European Court of Auditors said it is to audit EU financial support for Turkey. Turkey is the single largest beneficiary of the EU Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA), with more than 40% of all IPA allocations. During the 2007-2013 period, Turkey was allocated €4.48 billion, of which €2...
In Europe
June 6, 2017 11:58 am gmt |
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Polish MEP Ryszard Czarnecki has warned his officials they need to protect Poland from terrorist attacks by barring Islamic migrants from entering the country. His comments were in response to the June 3 London attack which killed 10, including three suspects, and injured at least 48 others. Czarneck...
In Europe
June 3, 2017 12:12 pm gmt |
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel described the Paris climate accord as an “essential” pact on Thursday (June 1) and said she was pleased that many other governments took the same view. Merkel made the comments on Thursday ahead of confirmation from U.S. President Donald Trump that the Unit...
In Europe
June 2, 2017 10:39 am gmt |
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China and the European Union agree on the need for international solutions to clean energy and climate change and there can be no backsliding on the Paris Climate Agreement, the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker said on Friday (June 2). U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thurs...
In Europe
June 2, 2017 10:34 am gmt |
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Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel pledged her country’s continued commitment to the Paris Climate Agreement on Friday, in the wake of U.S. President Donald Trump’s withdrawal, saying the withdrawal was regrettable. “The decision of the U.S. President to withdraw from the Pari...
In Europe
May 31, 2017 11:58 am gmt |
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel has reacted today (May 31) to the car bomb attack in Afghan capital Kabul near the German embassy has killed at least 80 people. “Ladies and Gentlemen, please allow me to comment on the current events that are this terrible bomb attack in Afghanistan. We all stan...
In Europe
May 30, 2017 10:35 am gmt |
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the chancellery in Berlin on Tuesday (May 30) for the fourth round of a German-Indian government consultation. The two leaders and government delegations were set to discuss enhancing strategic and business ties on the se...
In Europe
May 29, 2017 9:42 am gmt |
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French President Emmanuel Macron will receive Russia’s Vladimir Putin at the palace of Versailles outside Paris on Monday (May 29) to inaugurate an exhibition marking 300 years of Franco-Russian diplomatic ties, an opportunity for both leaders to get to know each other, Kremlin aide Yuri Ushako...
In Europe
May 28, 2017 5:36 am gmt |
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Many people marched on the streets of Taormina, Italy on Saturday to protest against the Group of Seven (G7) Summit being held there. As leaders from the United States, Italy, France, Britain, Germany, Canada and Japan concluded their two-day meeting on Saturday in the resort town, the protesters, ma...
In Europe
May 27, 2017 9:19 am gmt |
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Group of Seven leaders had a “controversial” debate on climate change, German Chancellor Angela Merkel told reporters on Friday (May 26), with U.S. President Donald Trump urged by everyone at the table to back the Paris Accords. Speaking on the sidelines of a summit in the Sicilian town o...
In Europe
May 27, 2017 7:37 am gmt |
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The Libyan coastguard on Friday (May 26) intercepted 562 sub-Saharan African migrants in a wooden boat off the coast of Sabratha, to the west of Zawiya. The interception came just one day after coast guard officials rescued nearly 80 migrants off Libya’s coast after they had clung to their sink...
In Europe
May 26, 2017 10:49 am gmt |
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Greek politicians including a former prime minister visited on Thursday (May 25) the hospital where former premier Lucas Papademos was taken after being injured when a booby-trapped package exploded in his car in central Athens, in the worst act of violence targeting politicians in the crisis-hit cou...
In America
May 24, 2017 11:06 am gmt |
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U.S. President Donald Trump arrived at the Quirinale Palace in Rome on Wednesday (May 24) to meet with the Italian President, Sergio Mattarella. Earlier on Wednesday, Trump met with Pope Francis and exchanged gifts and he is also due to meet Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni later in the day. He will se...