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Hungary to Build Fence on Border With EU if Migrants Come From Croatia

According to Hungarian Prime Minister, country would build a barrier on the border with Croatia, which is also an EU member, in case large numbers of undocumented migrants start coming from that direction.

Indonesia Decides to Buy Advanced Russian Su-35 Jets

Indonesia's defense minister said that the country would buy Russian-made Su-35 jets following negotiations between the two countries.

UK Morals at Play Over EU Asylum Game Changer

Two of Europe's powerhouses have agreed to back binding quotas, for all EU member states to share the number of asylum seekers arriving on its shores. In what’s been described as a 'game changer' in the response to the refugee crisis so far, France and Germany have agreed to back Brussels' program.

Sides to Donbass Crisis Need to Demonstrate Commitment to Minsk Agreements

Alexander Hug, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe's (OSCE) deputy chief monitor in Ukraine, said that Special Monitoring Mission in Ukraine played a key role in verifying and observing the Minsk agreements.

French Lawmaker Urges EU to Follow Australia Example to Stop Refugee Influx

The European Union needs to follow Australia's example when dealing with the migrant crisis, which is turning people away while they are still at sea, French National Assembly Foreign Affairs Committee member Thierry Mariani told Sputnik Thursday.

Number of Deaths Caused By Drug Use in England, Wales Highest Since 1993

The mortality rate among males was higher than among females, 58.0 to 21.9 deaths per million population of England and Wales, according to the Office of National Statistics (ONS).

Irish Diplomat Makes Call to Stop Sanctions War, Address Global Problems

Writing in the Irish Times, former diplomat Dr. Niall Holohan called for the West to work together with Russia to solve the urgent problems facing the world, which include militant Jihadism and the potential break-up of Syria.

Lack of Communication During Ferguson Protests Caused Poor Police Response

A report from the US Department of Justice on the August 2014 mass protests found that "no effective protocols" and inconsistent training among responding officers led to police being unable to identify an appropriate response to the demonstrations.

Germany Accepts Migrants to Tackle Labor Shortage, Demographic Crunch

Germany is welcoming migrants into the country as it regards them as potential work force for the jobs that the aging German population refuses to do, a French lower-house National Assembly Foreign Affairs Committee member told Sput...

Over 230,000 Migrants Arrive in Greece in 2015 - Minister

Greece's Alternate Shipping Minister Christos Zois said that some 230,000 migrants and refugees have entered Greece in 2015, a drastic increase compared to 2014.

French Govt Could Be Sued for Billions Over Allegedly Hiring Illegal Staff

France is facing the prospect of being sued for billions of euros after a leaked report said the government had hired close to 50,000 civil servants in an illegal manner.

Celebrities, Investors Flock to Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok

The first annual Eastern Economic Forum launched in Vladivostok on September 3, 2015.

Second Day of EEF to Kick Off Friday, Featuring Visit by Putin

Russian president Vladimir Putin will arrive to Vladivostok to participate in the second day of the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF).

France’s Aid Package for Farmers to Reach $3.3 Bln Over 3 Years

The French government will increase the financial aid for farmers to 3 billion euros ($3.3 billion) over the course of the next three years as part of measures to settle the current crisis in the agrarian sector, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said Thursday.

Lack of Unity in Europe Behind Tensions With Russia - Italian Association

According to a vice president of Italy's main association of manufacturing and service companies, a lack of unity in Europe is the main cause of the recent migrant crisis and tensions in EU-Russia relations.

What Goes Around...

The sanctions imposed by the EU against Russia over the ongoing crisis in Ukraine will cost Europe a great deal of money.

Hungarian Migrant Train Halted, Re-Directed to Refugee Camp

Hundreds of migrants who managed to board a train from Budapest to Austria have had their journey stopped by police in Hungary, where the authorities are attempting to force them to stay in a refugee camp instead.

Italy to Lose $3Bln Due to Anti-Russia Sanctions - Industry Confederation

According to vice president of Italy's association of manufacturing and service companies, Italy is expecting to incur losses directly related to the anti-Russia sanctions in the region of 3 billion euro ($3.4 billion) in 2015.

Finding a Sequence of Great Experiences in the City That 'Doesn’t Smile'

The British newspaper The Independent has defended Moscow, which was ranked by a US-based travel magazine as the world’s most unfriendly city; instead, it said, the Russian capital offers “great experiences in the company of friendly people”, especially given the current exchange rate.

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