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Greek far-left terrorist granted new furlough from prison

A convicted Greek far-left terrorist serving multiple life terms for a string of assassinations has temporarily walked free after being granted a two-day furlough, the third since late last year, AP reports. Dimitris Koufodinas, 61, was met...
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Erdogan: Turkey to build third nuclear power plant

Turkey’s president said Monday that the country will build a third nuclear power plant. During a live question-and-answer social media broadcast with Turkish youths, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey would build its own nuclear...
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EC to stay out of Croatia-Slovenia arbitration row

European Commission spokesman Margiritis Schinas said on Monday that the Commission had decided to stay out of the Slovenia-Croatia arbitration conflict and not to give its opinion on Slovenia’s claim that Croatia violated the European...
Geneva, Switzerland / Antonio Guterres, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees during the press conference after the Sixty-Third Session of the Executive Committee ( EXCOM ) 2012. UNHCR / Jean-Marc Ferré *** Local Caption *** OLD caption 
Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland / Antonio Guterres, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees during the press conference after the Sixty-Third Session of the Executive Committee ( EXCOM ) 2012. UNHCR Photo / Jean-Marc Ferré

UN chief warns Gaza violence is close ‘to the brink of war’

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the escalation of violence in Gaza is “a warning to all how close to the brink of war the situation is,” and he is urging Israel and Gaza’s Hamas rulers to recommit to the cease-fire that ended...
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Greek president: Name solution, constitutional revision before NATO-EU integration

A name solution that won’t promote irredentism and a constitutional revision are preconditions allowing Macedonia to make integration progress for NATO and the EU, according to the Greek President. Even though the name deal was signed...
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Berlin urges all sides to support Athens-Skopje agreement

Berlin welcomes the agreement between Athens and Skopje for resolving the name dispute, German government spokesman Steffen Seibert said on Monday in reply to a question from ANA-MPA. He also urged the political forces in both countries to...
Asylbewerber holen am Dienstag (16.11.10) in der hessischen Erstaufnahmeeinrichtung fuer Fluechtlinge in Giessen ihr Mittagessen an einem Ausgabeschalter ab. In der Dienststelle werden rund um die Uhr Fluechtlinge aus aller Welt aufgenommen, untergebracht, betreut und versorgt. "Unsere Zugangszahlen sind seit Mitte des Jahres deutlich angestiegen. Waren es im ersten Halbjahr durchschnittlich 300 im Monat, sind es jetzt 600 Asylsuchende", sagt der Leiter der Hessischen Erstaufnahmeeinrichtung fuer Fluechtlinge in Giessen, Volker Moeser. Der hessische Sozialminister Stefan Gruettner (CDU) hatte aus diesem Grund an Staedte und Landkreise appelliert, mehr Menschen aufzunehmen. (zu dapd-Text)
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Number of asylum-seekers in Europe plunges in 2017

The European Union’s asylum office says the number of people applying for international protection in Europe has plunged but remains higher than before 2015, when more than one million migrants entered, many fleeing the war in Syria,...
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Greek far-right lawmaker arrested on treason-linked charges

Greek anti-terrorism police in Athens have arrested an extreme far-right lawmaker on treason-linked charges, more than two days after he evaded arrest by speeding past a series of police highway checkpoints, AP reports. Constantinos Barbaroussis...
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Three dead, 200 injured in Japan quake

A strong 6.1 magnitude earthquake has knocked over walls and set off scattered fires around metropolitan Osaka in western Japan, killing at least three people and injuring more than 200 people, AP reports. The Osaka prefectural government’s...
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Pope: Nations must protect those who must flee

Pope Francis says he hopes governments can reach agreements that assure protection for those forced to flee homelands, AP reported. Francis told the faithful in St. Peter’s Square on Sunday that such accords should aim for “safe...