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In Football
December 24, 2017 3:46 am gmt |
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Thousands of people gathered at the An der Alten Foersterei stadium on Saturday (December 23) to sing carols, drink mulled wine and wave candles. In a very festive mood, FC Union Berlin fans turned up at their stadium dressed in many varied and colourful Christmas costumes to celebrate the Weihnachts...
In Britain
December 17, 2017 9:02 am gmt |
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British finance minister Philip Hammond said on Saturday (December 16) it is likely Britain will want to negotiate a bespoke arrangement for a future trade deal with the European Union, rather than copying existing arrangements like the Canada-EU deal. The European Union agreed on Friday (December 15...
In Europe
November 16, 2016 10:45 am gmt |
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Tired and cold, hundreds of migrants who survived rough seas disembarked at the Sicilian port of Catania on Wednesday (November 16). The migrants huddled on the deck of the rescue vessel, wrapped in thick blankets as heavy rain poured over them while they waited for their turn to walk down the gang p...
In Latest Stories
November 2, 2016 10:29 am gmt |
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“We worked hard for the change in Sri Lankan regime” said, the visiting European Parliament delegation Jean Lambert. She stated the above, when she was approached by the Journalists after the meeting with Eastern Province Chief Minister today (02nd November 2016) “Development and sustainable developm...
In Latest Stories
October 2, 2016 4:09 am gmt |
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Europe’s Rory McIlroy asked for a foul-mouthed American fan to be thrown out of the Ryder Cup during his fourball win with Thomas Pieters on Saturday. The Northern Irishman, 27, said he was verbally abused when he was walking to the eighth tee, stopping to point the offender out to officials at...
In Europe
September 7, 2016 8:21 am gmt |
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Paris will open its first two centers for refugees as part of plan to better receive thousands of asylum seekers fleeing from war and poverty in their native countries, Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo said on Tuesday. The Mayor released the details of the projects at a press conference and said the two cent...
In Europe
August 9, 2016 11:47 am gmt |
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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan claimed the agreement “will not be possible” unless the EU delivers on a promise that Turkish citizens will get visa-free access to mainland Europe. And he hinted that the three million refugees currently in Turkey could even be allowed to head north into ...
In Europe
July 26, 2016 8:02 am gmt |
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A woman in Spain infected with the Zika virus has given birth to a baby with the brain disease microcephaly, thought to be the first such birth in Europe. Authorities revealed in May they had detected microcephaly in the foetus but the couple decided to keep the baby. Felix Castillo, the neonatal chi...
In Europe
April 19, 2016 5:09 am gmt |
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Pope Francis arrived on the Greek island of Lesbos on Saturday (April 16), turning the world’s attention to the frontline of Europe’s migrant crisis which has claimed hundreds of lives in the past year. Francis, leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Roman Catholics, was scheduled to spe...
In Europe
April 12, 2016 12:30 pm gmt |
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The Italian coastguard reported it rescued 1850 migrants from the sea off the Sicilian coast on Monday (April 11) as calmer weather encourages more migrants to try and make the perilous journey from North Africa to Italy. Eight separate rescue operations took place to pluck the migrants from dinghies...
In Europe
April 4, 2016 11:06 am gmt |
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The first group of migrants sent back from the Greek Island of Lesbos were brought to the Turkish town of Dikili on Monday (April 4) under a controversial deal aimed at stopping the influx of refugees and migrants into Europe. The first of two Turkish-flagged passenger boats accompanied by two Turkis...
In Europe
April 2, 2016 10:15 am gmt |
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Hundreds of migrants and refugees on the Greek island of Chios tore down part of the razor wire fence surrounding their holding centre on Friday (April 1) and began walking to the port in protest, according to police officials. Under a European Union deal with Turkey, migrants and refugees arriving a...
In Europe
March 24, 2016 12:31 pm gmt |
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Migrants at a makeshift camp at Greece’s Idomeni border crossing with Macedonia slept on the railway tracks for a third day on Thursday (March 24) as part of ongoing protests to bring awareness to their plight. Many migrants in the camp said they were trying to reunite with their families who w...
In Europe
March 24, 2016 8:52 am gmt |
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United in grief, people in Brussels gathered to pay tribute to those killed in Tuesday’s terrorist attacks. There is a sense of shock, and sadness. The attack could have been considerably worse. The Belgian prosecutor said a third unexploded bomb was by far the biggest device and had that explo...
In Europe
March 24, 2016 8:15 am gmt |
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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Wednesday (March 23) visited the embassy of Belgium to express condolences over Islamic State attacks in Brussels. Lavrov greeted Belgium Ambassador Alex Van Meeuwen, laid flowers at the makeshift memorial by the doors of the residence and wrote a note in the...
In Europe
March 17, 2016 9:50 am gmt |
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EU leaders are to meet to try to finalise a deal with Turkey to help ease the migrant crisis. European Council President Donald Tusk admits a “catalogue of issues” in the way of an agreement remains unresolved. The proposed plan would see all migrants arriving in Greece from Turkey sent b...
In America
March 16, 2016 10:09 am gmt |
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The US Army is building up its engineer, communications and artillery equipment sets in Europe to meet the needs of commanders in the region. The Army recently grew its European Activity Set into a brigade-sized set, complete with almost 90 Abrams tanks, said Gen. Dennis Via, commander of Army Materi...
In Europe
March 15, 2016 12:59 pm gmt |
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Cyprus on Tuesday (March 15) ruled out consenting to an expedition of Turkey’s long-stalled talks to enter the EU, unless Ankara fulfilled its obligations to recognize the island. Turkey wants its citizens to have visa-free access to Europe by June and to open new “chapters” of its ...
In Europe
March 10, 2016 7:51 am gmt |
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Over 1,000 migrants have been stranded at the Macedonia-Serbia border as the two countries tightened border control to bar migrants from transiting. The Tabanovce refugee camp, which is designed to home 700 people, is now accommodating more than 1,100 people. Most of them have legal passports and ent...