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Tusk to ask EU states to help stop illegal migrants reaching Bulgaria
TALLINN (Reuters) - European Council President Donald Tusk will next week ask EU leaders to approve sending guards and equipment to Bulgaria to help protect its border against flows of illegal migrants from Turkey, following complaints from Sofia.
14 points by Reuters | Turkey Europe European Union Asia Bulgaria Spain Middle East Greece
Germany's Steinmeier sees Turkey decision on air base as signal for dialogue
BERLIN (Reuters) - German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Friday said he viewed Ankara's decision to allow German lawmakers to visit a Turkish air base as "political signal" of its willingness to resume dialogue with Berlin after significant strains.
8 points by Reuters | European Union Turkey Germany Asia Europe Reuters Middle East Thomson Reuters
‘Jungle’ camp must close to stop mass attacks by migrants – Calais mayor to RT
The mayor of the French port city of Calais is urging the government to completely dismantle the notorious ‘Jungle’ migrant camp as soon as possible. She has joined hundreds of protesters rallying for the closure of the troubled facility. Read Full Article at RT.com
1321 points by Russia Today | France Refugee Immigration Population Attack Attack! Europe Law
Overwhelming majority of refugees in Germany are overqualified – OECD report
Germany has by far the highest percentage among EU countries of overqualified asylum seekers, a working paper by the OECD has found. A larger portion of refugees was also found to be more overqualified than any other immigrant group there. Read Full Article at RT.com
104 points by Russia Today | European Union Poland United Kingdom France Europe Slovakia Bosnia and Herzegovina Kosovo
EU seeks to soothe Turkey ties, but no breakthrough on visa deal
ANKARA (Reuters) - Two of the European Union's top officials sought to smooth fractious relations with Turkey on Friday, vowing deeper trade ties and continued cooperation on migration, but there was no immediate end to a deadlock over visa-free travel for Turks.
26 points by Reuters | European Union Turkey Europe Cyprus Reuters Thomson Reuters Member State of the European Union Common Foreign and Security Policy
30 to 40 ISIS suspects at large in Europe, officials say
European security officials estimate that 30 to 40 suspected ISIS terrorists who helped support the November 13 Paris terror attacks are still at large, CNN has learned.
2342 points by CNN | Europe Western Europe Eastern Europe European Union Central Europe United Kingdom Terrorism Western world
EU leaders ‘frustrated’ with ‘completely unrealistic’ Brexit strategy, warns Czech negotiator
Britain’s hope of leaving the EU but retaining access to the single market is “completely unrealistic,” a top Czech minister has said. Read Full Article at RT.com
88 points by Russia Today | European Union United Kingdom European Central Bank London Euro Slovakia Eurozone Europe
Turkey hopeful on EU visa-free deal for citizens
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - Turkey's foreign minister says he believes Turkey and the European Union can come to an agreement on granting visa-free travel for Turks. Turkey has threatened to scrap a key deal with the EU on stemming the flow of migrants heading from Turkey to Europe if visa ...
1 points by The Washington Times | European Union Europe Council of Europe Turkey United Kingdom Eastern Europe Spain Brussels
Timing of solution on visa liberalisation up to Turkey: EU's Hahn
ANKARA (Reuters) - European Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn said on Friday he believed a solution to a dispute with Turkey over the pace of visa liberalisation was possible and the timing up to Ankara.
7 points by Reuters | European Union Europe European Commission Turkey European Economic Community United Kingdom Belgium Reuters
MasterCard faces $18.6 billion UK lawsuit over fees
LONDON (AP) - Britain's former financial services watchdog is suing MasterCard for 14 billion pounds ($18.6 billion), alleging the firm slapped excessive charges on millions of transactions. Law firm Quinn Emanuel filed the suit Thursday at the Competition Appeal Tribunal on behalf of Walter Merricks, a former U.K. financial services ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | European Union United Kingdom Europe London Law Republic of Ireland Million United States
100s of migrants evicted from makeshift camp in Paris, as city plans 2 new major refugee centers
A few hundred migrants have been removed from a makeshift camp in Paris amid growing public discontent with a flood of asylum seekers and the accompanying rise in crime, as well as the mayor’s decision to open two new refugee camps in France’s capital. Read Full Article at RT.com
277 points by Russia Today | France Refugee Protest Immigration Europe Australia Time Greenwich Mean Time
Over 11,000 asylum seekers listed as crime suspects in Austria
While the number asylum seekers arriving in Austria has significantly dropped, the number having trouble with the law is on the rise. Some 11,158 were suspected of committing offences in the first half of 2016, compared to 15,236 in the whole of 2015. Read Full Article at RT.com
1490 points by Russia Today | Population Austria Europe Right of asylum Australia Abuse Human sexual behavior Bullying
Rights group: Refugee children still in Greek police cells
ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Refugee and migrant children in Greece are being held in police cells, often in "poor and degrading conditions" due to a lack of appropriate shelter space, Human Rights Watch said in a report published Friday. The U.S.-based rights group said it urged the Greek government to ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | European Union Europe Human rights Associated Press Greece Immigration France Mediterranean Sea
France: Protesters demand 'Jungle' camp closure
Amid rising tension, lorry drivers, farmers and workers block traffic to demand closure of the Calais refugee camp.
1031 points by Al Jazeera English | Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel France Refugee Channel Tunnel Germany Gerhard Schröder Europe
World top military bands take over Red Square for colorful festival (360 VIDEO)
It’s been loud and bright right by the Kremlin walls, but Moscow’s military band festival is now over, leaving thousands of fans sad and desperate for next year’s round. RT’s 360 VR footage gives you a hint as to why this event is not to be missed. Read Full Article at RT.com
372 points by Russia Today | Performance Audience Music Europe Theatre Military Combat Dance
Life in Britain's town of Boston, known to some as the least integrated place in the country
Less than a year ago, Henrieta Berzinyte and her husband packed up their lives in Lithuania and moved to a market town near the east coast of Britain with their 3-year-old son. Like thousands of Eastern Europeans before them, the couple knew Boston in Lincolnshire was a place where low-skilled...
15 points by Los Angeles Times | European Union Europe United Kingdom Slovakia Poland Member State of the European Union Treaty of Lisbon Council of the European Union
Turkey breaks from Europe
Turkey is breaking step with Europe and keeping summer time through the winter.
451 points by CNN | European Union Europe United Kingdom Council of Europe European Economic Community NATO Eurobarometer Republic of Ireland
US expands list of sanctioned Russian firms
The US Department of Commerce is expanding its blacklist of Russian companies and individuals over their alleged links to the Ukrainian conflict. Read Full Article at RT.com
96 points by Russia Today | Russia United States Crimea Eastern Europe European Union Black Sea Ukraine Europe
Banking giants reverse predictions of post-Brexit ‘Brecession’
Two of the City’s biggest powerhouses have scrapped their predictions of a post-Brexit recession which would see the UK economy collapse following the EU referendum, and now envisage better-than-expected results in the third financial quarter. Read Full Article at RT.com
566 points by Russia Today | United Kingdom London European Union Pound sterling International trade Switzerland Europe Morgan Stanley
UEFA under fire over changes to Champions League
The recently-announced changes to the Champions League are detrimental to domestic football in Europe and will increase the gap between the wealthiest clubs and the rest, Europe's domestic football leagues (EPFL) said on Thursday.
-1 points by | UEFA Champions League UEFA UEFA club competition records Contract Europe Association football United States President of the United States
Abdelkader, Larkin set for World Cup exhibitions
Let’s take a moment to shy away from the start of the NFL and college football season to think about the World Cup of Hockey.        
-1 points by The Detroit News | United States Europe North America Detroit Red Wings Ice hockey Pavel Datsyuk Russia Canada
France to dismantle remaining Calais jungle 'in one go'
The shelter of thousands of migrants and refugees is set to be "definitively" closed "as quickly as possible".
793 points by Al Jazeera English | Nicolas Sarkozy France Médecins Sans Frontières Proposals Union for a Popular Movement Dominique de Villepin Proposal Europe
British MPs debate Brexit referendum petition
UK parliament debates petition signed by more than four million people calling for a second referendum on EU membership.
61 points by Al Jazeera English | United Kingdom European Union Europe Treaty of Lisbon Democracy England Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Republic of Ireland
ISIS upping efforts to smuggle terrorists into Britain - reports
Islamic State is increasing its efforts to smuggle terrorists into Britain to launch attacks on civilians, according to new intelligence gathered following last year’s Paris massacre. Read Full Article at RT.com
162 points by Russia Today | Jihad United Kingdom Attack Social media Iraq War Europe Islam Terrorism
Turkey's government says under popular pressure to drop EU talks
BLED, Slovenia (Reuters) - Turkey's government is under "huge pressure" from its people to abandon its decades-old drive to join the European Union because they see it applying double standards toward their country, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday.
62 points by Reuters | Turkey European Union Europe United Kingdom Bulgaria Poland World War II Reuters
Abdelkader, Larkin to face Canada in World Cup exhibition
Let’s take a moment to shy away from the start of the NFL and college football season to think about the World Cup of Hockey.        
-1 points by The Detroit News | United States Europe North America Detroit Red Wings Ice hockey Pavel Datsyuk Russia Canada
UK to build a border wall near Calais, France
The U.K.'s immigration minister confirmed plans to build a wall in Calais, France, to prevent refugees and migrants from entering the U.K.
1 points by Atlanta Journal Constitution | United Kingdom Europe Spain Government debt United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland European Union Balance sheet France
‘Brexit does not mean Brexit, it can be revoked’ – lawyer who wrote Article 50
Brexit does not necessarily mean Brexit, claims a former Eurocrat. The lawyer who helped write the Lisbon Treaty says triggering Article 50 does not mean it cannot later be revoked. Read Full Article at RT.com
709 points by Russia Today | European Union United Kingdom International trade Council of Europe Europe European Economic Community Maastricht Treaty Spain
Brexiteers’ dreams of swift global trade deals ‘highly unrealistic’ – ex-trade chief
Britain’s former trade tsar has come down hard on Tory ministers, warning that promises to have a series of international business deals signed before Britain leaves the European Union are “highly unrealistic.” Read Full Article at RT.com
69 points by Russia Today | European Union United Kingdom President of the European Council Economics Europe European Council Poland
Ukraine to lose $2bn in Russian gas transit losses from Nord Stream-2
Russia's Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline will have a detrimental impact on Ukraine and on Europe, the CEO of Ukraine’s Naftogaz Andrey Kobolev said on Thursday. Read Full Article at RT.com
100 points by Russia Today | Russia Europe Germany Estonia Denmark European Union Baltic Sea Latvia
EU grants 348 million euros in aid for Syrian refugees in Turkey
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union on Thursday announced it was contracting 348 million euros ($393 mln) to the U.N. World Food Programme (WFP) for humanitarian aid to Syrian refugees in Turkey, part of the bloc's migration cooperation with Ankara.
37 points by Reuters | Turkey Europe European Union Reuters Cyprus France Thomson Reuters Austria
EU to Provide Debit Cards and Cash to Refugees in Turkey
Up to one million refugees in Turkey will receive debit cards and monthly cash transfers to help pay for food and housing under a new €348-million ($393-million) humanitarian program from the European Union announced Thursday.
344 points by The Wall Street Journal | European Union Europe France Italy Council of Europe European integration Estonia Cyprus
Merkel paying price for refugee crisis?
Not long ago, Angela Merkel's dominant position in Germany and her status as the most influential leader in Europe seemed secure.
204 points by CNN | Germany Coalition government Refugee Christian Democratic Union Europe France Immigration Political party
Paris to open first migrant camp by October
PARIS (Reuters) - Paris will house close to 1,000 migrants in two camps to tackle the growing number of men, women and children fleeing war and poverty who are sleeping rough on the French capital's streets, the city's mayor said on Tuesday.
7 points by Reuters | Reuters Thomson Reuters News agency Poverty News France Investment Europe
France held to frustrating stalemate in Belarus
France got their World Cup qualifying campaign off to a poor start as they were held to a goalless draw in Belarus in Group A on Tuesday.
-1 points by | European Union Germany Constitutional monarchy NATO Europe France Belgium Luxembourg
Geo Quiz: Slovakia, the Seychelles, Ganges-Brahmaputra Delta
The Puerto Rico Trench contains the deepest known part of which ocean?
2 points by The Denver Post | Atlantic Ocean Indian Ocean Europe Canada Africa Saint Lawrence River United States United Kingdom
Italy breaks up ring smuggling Syrian refugees to Western Europe
ROME (Reuters) - Italian police said on Tuesday they had broken up a criminal network that smuggled mostly Syrian refugees across the Balkans to Western Europe.
23 points by Reuters | European Union Italy Turkey Arabic language Reuters Europe Thomson Reuters Austria
Kids who survived violent migration face unimaginable horrors
The photo of 3-year-old Aylan Kurdi’s body washed up on a beach one of the most indelible images of the Syrian refugee crisis.
322 points by Daily News | Europe Mediterranean Sea Jordan Right of asylum France Immigration Syria Childhood
German minister, in Lithuania, backs European 'defense union'
VILNIUS (Reuters) - Germany's defense minister called for a European "defense union" on Thursday during a visit to the Baltic state of Lithuania, where Berlin is preparing to lead a battle group of about 1,000 troops as a deterrence against neighboring Russia.
74 points by Reuters | European Union Poland Lithuania Estonia Latvia Slovakia Europe Germany
Germany's Merkel hits back at critics of immigration policy
BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday vowed to continue efforts to strengthen security at home and speed up repatriations of migrants who were denied asylum in Germany, but insisted the overall situation was much better now than a year ago.
1509 points by Reuters | Reuters Thomson Reuters Europe News agency Investment Mutual fund Finance Germany
Kazakhstan's prime minister named security boss in reshuffle
ALMATY (Reuters) - Kazakh Prime Minister Karim Masimov was appointed chairman of the state security service on Thursday by President Nursultan Nazarbayev.
34 points by Reuters | European Union President of the European Council European Council Reuters Europe London Treaty of Lisbon Institutions of the European Union
Germany Rethinks Once-Taboo Tax Cuts
For more than a decade, Germany’s focus on promoting fiscal discipline in Europe made any discussion of tax cuts at home off limits. No longer.
129 points by The Wall Street Journal | Europe United Kingdom Asia Continent Continental Europe Taxation Face Austria
Welcome to Germany: Cafe Waldluft
In the pristine Bavarian Alps, Mama Flora's hotel - once a popular tourist destination - is now a home for refugees.
1721 points by Al Jazeera English | Europe Right of asylum Canada Refugee Sierra Leone Australia France League of Nations
German church network shelters Afghan deportees
The network of church organisations has helped hundreds of refugees to avoid deportation to dangerous destinations.
1897 points by Al Jazeera English | Germany Düsseldorf English-language films Rhine-Ruhr Germanic peoples Hanseatic League Europe
Obama says he doesn't take Duterte's comments personally
VIENTIANE (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama said on Thursday he had indicated to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte that their teams should meet and that he did not take earlier comments from Duterte personally.
174 points by Reuters | European Union Reuters United States United Kingdom Europe Thomson Reuters News agency English language
Fighting in Syria's Hama province displaces 100,000: U.N.
GENEVA (Reuters) - Fighting in Syria's Hama governorate displaced an estimated 100,000 people between Aug. 28 and Sept. 5, the United Nations said in on Wednesday, citing the Syrian Arab Red Crescent and the governor of the province.
38 points by Reuters | Reuters Thomson Reuters Europe News agency European Union Vienna Austria Hungary
Welcoming refugees to the pool — in a most German way
German swimming pools are seen as a metaphor for Germany — and for the challenge of integrating newcomers.
-1 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Swimming pool France Canada Refugee Angela Merkel Pool Germany Europe
Exclusive: The ISIS files revealed

34787 points by CNN | Terrorism Mobile phone Europe Telephone Counter-terrorism United Kingdom Attack Telephone exchange
Austria to go to court if Hungary refuses to take migrants back
VIENNA (Reuters) - Austria's interior minister said on Wednesday Vienna would take Hungary to court if it refuses to take back migrants who, under European rules widely ignored since last year, are meant to seek asylum in the first European Union state in which they set foot.
127 points by Reuters | Europe European Union Hungary Austria Germany Slovakia Eastern Europe Italy
Russian fighters buzz U.S. planes again
WASHINGTON — A Russian fighter jet buzzed a U.S. Navy surveillance plane over the Black Sea on Tuesday, the latest provocative act by the Russian military in Europe.         
-1 points by Arizona Republic | Surveillance aircraft Russia United States Navy World War II P-8 Poseidon P-3 Orion Europe C-40 Clipper