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Europe’s heat record could be broken in Spain and Portugal

As Europe bakes in another heatwave, forecasters say the all-time temperature record could be broken in the coming days, the BBC reports. The current European record is 48C set in Athens in July 1977. Temperatures are rising in Spain and Portugal,...
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Fire victims’ relatives sue Greek officials for negligence

The relatives of two people killed by Greece’s deadliest wildfire in decades filed a lawsuit Wednesday against Greek officials for their response to the disaster, accusing them of negligent manslaughter and felony counts of exposing people...
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No border between Kosovo and Albania as of Jan. 1: minister

There will be no border between Kosovo and Albania as of 1 January 2019, Pandeli Majko has stated. Majko, who serves as Albania’s Minister for the Diaspora, was speaking at an event dedicated to the Kosovo diaspora in a town in central...
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Croatia farewells music legend Oliver Dragojevic (photo+video)

Thousands of people gathered to honour late Croatian musician Oliver Dragojevic at a commemoration at the Croatian National Theatre in Split on Tuesday, Balkan Insight reported. Family, friends, state leaders and devoted fans gathered in the...
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Danish burqa ban comes into effect amid protests

Supporters and opponents of a Danish ban on garments covering the face, including Islamic veils such as the niqab or burqa, have clashed in a war of words as the law took effect, Guardian reports. Marcus Knuth of the ruling liberal party, Venstre,...
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UK foreign minister Hunt warns of danger of ‘messy’ EU divorce

UK Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt warned on Wednesday of the danger of the UK undergoing a “messy divorce” from the EU, referring to the prospect of a ” no deal” exit, AFP reports. Speaking to reporters after meeting his...
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More than 3,100 illegal buildings slated for demolition after deadly blaze

In an effort to show that the message from last week’s deadly fire in east Attica has been received, the Greek government announced on Tuesday it plans to demolish 3,185 illegal constructions, built in forests and along the coastline of Attica,...
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British EU diplomats to be recalled in 2019

The European Commission and European External Action Service will recall all British diplomats working in EU embassies around the world no later than September 2019, according to a letter obtained by POLITICO. Martin Selmayr, the Commission’s...
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Nine injured in Belgrade fire

Nine persons have been injured in a fire in Belgrade municipality of Zemun late on Tuesday. Seven fire-fighters and two residents suffered from smoke inhalation and burns in the fire that broke out in a furniture factory. The fire also spread...
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85 injured after Mexican plane crashes at airport in hail storm

At least 85 people were injured after an Aeromexico flight crashed on takeoff during a heavy hail storm in northern Mexico, engulfing the plane in flames, officials said Tuesday, AFP reports. The Embraer 190 aircraft, which was operating between...