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EU hopes German elections lead to 'better Europe'

Added: 25.09.2017 8:24 | 6 views | 0 comments

Jean-Claude Juncker's right-hand man suggested a favoured form of coalition by tweeting a Jamaican flag, the symbol of a government with the christian-democrats, the liberals and the Greens.

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[Ticker] AfD aims to take power in Germany in 2021

Added: 25.09.2017 8:23 | 6 views | 0 comments

The next goal for the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) is to "take over the government" at the next federal elections in 2021, the party's chairwoman, Frauke Petry, said at a press conference on Monday morning. The AfD finished third in Sunday's elections, with 12.6 percent, and entered the Bundestag, the German parliament, for the first time, with 96 seats.

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Myanmar police: Insurgents killed 28 Hindu women and boys

Added: 25.09.2017 8:13 | 6 views | 0 comments

The government is blaming Muslim insurgents for the killings.


[Ticker] Greek hotspots understaffed

Added: 25.09.2017 7:51 | 8 views | 0 comments

People working on the Greek islands at so-called hotspots, where arriving asylum seekers are registered, are understaffed. The complaints followed recent moves by the Greek government to take over the work previously done by NGOs. Staff, in a letter to migration minister Ioannis Mouzalas, said they had only one nurse for a population of 850 at the Kos island hotspot. Over 3,000 migrants have arrived on the islands since September.

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Myanmar says bodies of 28 Hindu villagers found in Rakhine State

Added: 25.09.2017 7:22 | 14 views | 0 comments

YANGON: Myanmar government forces found on Sunday the bodies of 28 Hindu villagers who authorities suspected were killed by Muslim insurgents last month, at the beginning of a spasm of violence that has sent 430,000 Muslim Rohingya fleeing to Bangladesh. The Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) insurgent group denied killing the Hindus saying it did not attack civilians. The latest violence in western Myanmar’s Rakhine State began on August 25 when ARSA militants attacked about 30 police posts and an army camp, killing about 12 people. The United Nations has described as ethnic cleansing a sweeping government offensive in the north of Rakhine State in response to those attacks. The...

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Iraqi Kurds vote in historic independence referendum, shrugging off threats

Added: 25.09.2017 6:48 | 9 views | 0 comments

Voting started on Monday in an independence referendum organized by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in northern Iraq, ignoring the threats of the Kurds' neighbors and fears of further instability and violence across the Middle East.


Voting starts in Iraqi Kurdistan's independence referendum

Added: 25.09.2017 6:19 | 14 views | 0 comments

Voting started on Monday in an independence referendum organized by the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) in northern Iraq, despite regional and international fears that it would stoke instability and violence across the Middle East.


Trump adds North Korea, Venezuela, Chad to new travel ban

Added: 25.09.2017 5:38 | 19 views | 0 comments

Washington: Citizens of eight countries, including North Korea and Venezuela, will face new restrictions on entry to the US under a proclamation signed by President Donald Trump on Sunday that will replace his expiring travel ban. The new rules, which will impact the citizens of Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela and Yemen, will go into effect on October 18. The restrictions range from an indefinite ban on visas for citizens of countries like Syria to more targeted restrictions. A suspension of non-immigrant visas to citizens for Venezuela, for instance, will apply only to certain government officials and their immediate families. The announcement comes the same day as...

​Tumblr rejects Korea's porn deletion requests

Added: 25.09.2017 5:05 | 12 views | 0 comments

Tumblr received 22,468 requests from the Korean government from January to June to delete posts related to prostitution and porn; all were refused by the US social network giant.


Cuba Back On Track

Added: 25.09.2017 5:00 | 0 views | 0 comments

The Cuba Tourist Board of Canada reports that travel advisories for Havana and Varadero have been lifted by the Canadian government following Cuba's swift and effective response to Hurricane Irma. Eloy Govea, director for Canada for the Cuba Tourist Board, said: “The retraction of the travel advisories for Havana and Varadero is really a reflection...


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