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Leaders of the European Union have gathered for an emergency summit in Brussels, where they are expected to declare a decision to seal the Balkans route used by many refugees …
Hundreds of angry protesters in Ukraine have attacked the Russian embassy, calling for the release of a Ukrainian hunger-striking chopper pilot who has been in Russia's custody for nearly two …
France has sparked widespread condemnation after discreetly awarding Saudi Arabia’s crown prince with the country’s highest honor just months after publicly condemning the kingdom for human rights violations.
Macedonia has imposed new restrictions on allowing refugees in, saying only refugees from cities that are at war can get into the country.
At least 18 refugees have lost their lives while attempting to cross from Turkey to Greece in the Aegean Sea, an official says.
Sunday, 06 March 2016 17:47

Turkey targets Women’s Day protesters

Police in Turkey has fired rubber bullets to disperse hundreds of women staging a demonstration in Istanbul to mark International Women’s Day.
Slovakia’s leftist ruling party, led by Prime Minister Robert Fico, has won general elections on an anti-refugee platform, but lost its majority in the parliament, preliminary results show.
A regional governor in Greece has called on Athens to declare a state of emergency in and around the village of Idomeni on the Greek-Macedonian border, where thousands of refugees …
Sunday, 06 March 2016 06:56

Osborne drops pensions reform

British finance minister has decided to drop plans for a pensions overhaul which had run into opposition by his own Conservative Party members who are split over the UK's EU …
Human rights groups have censured a major UK-sponsored "security trade show" that aims to sell non-lethal weaponry and crowd control gadgets to some of the world’s most oppressive regimes.
Saturday, 05 March 2016 20:08

Bulgaria to step up border security

Bulgaria is to deploy more than 400 troops and other security personnel to boost security on its southern border.
The EU said on Friday that it had added 16 people and 12 companies to the sanctions list following North Korea’s latest nuclear test and rocket launch, Reuters reported.
Friday, 04 March 2016 10:56

Paris talks on Ukraine yield no results

The foreign ministers of Russia and Ukraine have failed to reach an agreement on resolving the ongoing crisis in east Ukraine.
A senior European Union official says the 28-nation bloc is looking into a “large-scale” refugee deportation scheme amid efforts to contain the influx of asylum seekers into the continent.
The high-value social housing sell-off plan in England has sparked angry reactions from campaigners which they say could affect older and disabled people in the country.
Britain's business community remains divided over Brexit as a referendum on whether to stay in or leave the EU is getting closer.
The UK government has warned its citizens of a high threat of terrorism in Germany.
The leader of Spain’s Socialist Party, Pedro Sanchez, has lost his first bid to establish a government after failing to secure enough votes needed in parliament.
Thousands of Greeks have hit the streets in the capital, Athens, for a mass protest rally against EU policies towards refugees mainly coming from the Middle East.
Thursday, 03 March 2016 10:31

Bombing, gunfight in Istanbul suburb

Militants stage a gun and grenade attack on a police station in an Istanbul suburb, where security forces have arrived in an ongoing operation to kill or capture them.