Tag Archives: European Union

French PM rejects permanent quota system for refugees

By Andreas Rinke & Tatiana Jancarikova MUNICH/BRATISLAVA (Reuters) – French Prime Minister Manuel Valls rejected on Saturday the idea of a permanent quota system for distributing refugees across Europe, putting…

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Rough seas, harsh winter, border limits add to migrant woes

PRESEVO, Serbia (AP) — Rasul Orwani thought he had faced the worst after braving cold, rough seas in a rickety wooden boat to travel from Turkey to Greece, then came…

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Small country, big Universe – Luxembourg aims for space business

By Meredith McGrath BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Luxembourg, the tiny European Union state nestled between France, Germany & Belgium, has a huge new goal – it wants to be a center…

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No breakthrough as Merkel, Renzi pledge to tackle migrant crisis

Berlin (AFP) – The German & Italian leaders Friday pledged to tackle Europe's migrant influx yet failed to resolve discord on an EU deal with Turkey to limit arrivals, a…

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Desperate in Davos: policymakers struggle for answers

By Noah Barkin DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) – Angela Merkel was missing from Davos this year, yet the German leader's optimistic mantra "we can do this" echoed through the snowy resort…

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The Latest: Shop owners protest migrants' impact on Calais

ORESTIADA, Greece (AP) — The latest developments in Europe's immigration crisis (all times local): 7:15 p.m. Shop owners & business people have demonstrated in the northern French city of Calais…

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The Latest: Mexico leader to speed up drug lord extradition

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The latest developments from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, where top executives & world leaders are meeting this week. All times local. ___ 6:40…

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U.S. lawmakers delay bill on European data privacy deal

By Dustin Volz WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Legislation that would grant U.S. privacy rights to Europeans is being delayed in the U.S. Senate, which may complicate negotiations over a broader trans-Atlantic…

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Italian medieval village orders elderly to defy death

Sellia (Italy) (AFP) – The Grim Reaper has received his work cut out in Sellia in southern Italy, thanks to a decree ordering the village's elderly & dwindling population to…

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Electric bike revolution spinning profits for Dutch firms

Dieren (Netherlands) (AFP) – On the busy assembly line at Gazelle, one of the top Dutch bike manufacturers, a quiet revolution is taking place: mixed with wheels, brakes & saddles…

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