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July 21, 2017 11:54 am gmt |
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Hundreds of tourists were left stranded at the airport on the Greek island of Kos on Friday (July 21) after an earthquake caused delays in outgoing flights. Tourists waited in long queues, stretched out on benches or slept on the ground in the parking lot, as airport officials handed out bottles of w...
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July 21, 2017 10:44 am gmt |
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Turkey’s economy minister said on Thursday (July 20) German investments in Turkey were fully guaranteed by both the Turkish government and its laws, and denied reports Ankara gave Berlin a list of companies it was targeting for suspected links to last year’s coup attempt. In an interview ...
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July 21, 2017 10:42 am gmt |
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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan’s spokesman on Thursday (July 20) lashed out at Germany after Berlin threatened to end corporate investment guarantees, saying Ankara could not accept such a stance, escalating a row between the NATO allies. Germany warned its citizens on Thursday to exercise ca...
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July 14, 2017 10:32 am gmt |
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U.S. President Donald Trump was guest of honour at France’s annual Bastille Day commemorations in Paris on Friday (July 14). The occasion, which also marked 100 years since the United States entered World War One, followed a day of talks with French President Emmanuel Macron, a tour of Paris fo...
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July 12, 2017 2:37 pm gmt |
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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday (July 12) ruled out an immediate end to the year-old state of emergency imposed after a failed coup. Earlier on Wednesday Turkish authorities detained 14 army officers and issued warrants for the detention of 51 people, including 34 former employees of st...
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July 7, 2017 10:46 am gmt |
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European Council President Donald Tusk on Friday (July 7) welcomed the support Donald Trump has offered to Transatlantic ties but voiced caution on whether they reflected a change in policy by the U.S. president. In Poland on Thursday ahead of the G20 summit in Germany, Trump said he stood firmly beh...
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July 7, 2017 10:31 am gmt |
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Police arrested several anti-G20 protesters as clashes erupted on Friday (July 7) shortly before the summit of world leaders kicked off in the German port town of Hamburg. Water cannons were used on protesters and police started to remove people from various protest sit-ins and blockades throughout t...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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 ...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...