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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...
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...
In America
May 24, 2017 8:09 am gmt |
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U.S. President Donald Trump arrived at the Vatican on Wednesday (May 24) for talks with one of his most high-profile critics, Pope Francis, after the two men exchanged sharp words during the presidential campaign last year. Trump’s meeting at the Vatican’s Apostolic Palace, is part of his...
In Europe
May 23, 2017 7:49 am gmt |
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European Union (EU) is ready for the Brexit negotiation and hope the first round of negotiations starts in the week of June 19, said the European chief negotiator for Brexit on Monday. Michel Barnier was voted unanimously to be the chief Brexit negotiator of EU and authorized to represent EU to initi...
In Europe
May 19, 2017 12:46 pm gmt |
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A man stabbed two army officers and a policeman at the main train station in Italy’s second city Milan on Thursday (May 18) evening, a police spokeswoman said, adding that currently it was not being treated as a terrorist attack. Two of the officers were being treated in hospital as moderately ...
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May 18, 2017 11:52 am gmt |
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The newly-appointed government of French president Emmanuel Macron held its first cabinet meeting on Thursday (May 18). Following the announcement of their appointment on Wednesday (May 17), the ministers streamed into the Elysee presidential palace on Thursday morning. Macron sat in between Interior...
In Europe
May 16, 2017 10:58 am gmt |
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Newly-appointed French President Emmanuel Macron received members of the International Olympic Committee evaluation commission at the Elysee Place on Tuesday (May 16) in support of Paris’s 2024 Olympic bid. The commission was on a three-day visit as part of the process to decide which city will...