Category Archives: Europe

German states budget 17 bn euros for refugees in 2016: report

Berlin (AFP) – Germany's federal states plan to spend approximately 17 billion euros in 2016 for the country's record refugee influx, said a newspaper survey Tuesday of their finance ministries….

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Norway proposes stricter asylum rules

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Norway's center-right government on Tuesday proposed tightening the country's asylum rules to avoid what the immigration minister described as "violent consequences" for the country's welfare system. The…

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Political feuding imperils Ukraine's future, Obama's record

By Alessandra Prentice & Pavel Polityuk KIEV (Reuters) – On his most recent visit to Kiev, U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden said he spends more time speaking to Ukrainian officials than…

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Merkel takes centre stage in EU's year of crises

Berlin (AFP) – In a year of crises for Europe, from the Ukraine war to Greece's debt turmoil to the historic refugee influx, Germany's Angela Merkel emerged as the continent's…

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WCup ski races in Croatia, Austria moved due to lack of snow

ALTENMARKT-ZAUCHENSEE, Austria (AP) — A lack of snow & mild temperatures in central Europe have forced the International Ski Federation to reschedule four World Cup races in the first half…

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Soccer's dark year: From bribery arrests to suicide attacks

LONDON (AP) — Dawn had just broken in Zurich when a man was spotted being dragged out of an opulent hotel's side entrance. Raising a single white sheet, hotel staff…

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Italy promises support to future Libyan premier

Rome (AFP) – The leader of a proposed new government in conflict-wracked Libya made his first visit to Europe on Monday, holding secret talks with Italy's Premier Matteo Renzi, who…

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UK PM on spot over floods as Europe hit by freak weather

York (United Kingdom) (AFP) – British Prime Minister David Cameron visited the flood-hit historic city of York on Monday as thousands of people in northern England started a clean-up amid…

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The Latest: Turkey says 19 migrants die after boat capsizes

ISTANBUL (AP) — The latest on the continuing flow of refugees & other migrants into Europe. All times local: 2:00 p.m. The number of people drowned in the Aegean off…

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Poland asks Council of Europe about constitutional court rules

WARSAW (Reuters) – Poland has asked human rights body the Council of Europe to comment on its plans to overhaul rules governing its constitutional tribunal that have raised European Union…

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