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Britsh PM seeks to unite first ministers over Brexit plans

British Prime Minister Theresa May will on Monday meet the first ministers of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland in London, where she will face calls for each region to vote on the government's Brexit plans. The meeting will see Britain's...Show More Summary

French politicians under pressure to push border checks across Channel

Alain Juppé, favourite to be next French president, is one of many prominent figures to speak out against the Le Touquet accord Calais has become a political battle ground for France, as pressure on politicians to tear up the Le Touquet...Show More Summary

Farmers' party scores surprise win in Lithuania vote: election official

A Lithuanian farmers' party that previously held only a single seat in parliament scored a surprise victory in Sunday's general election run-off, ousting the governing leftists and trouncing conservative rivals. The Lithuanian Peasants...Show More Summary

Venezuelan congress declares 'coup' by Maduro govt

Venezuela's opposition-majority legislature declared Sunday that President Nicolas Maduro's government had committed a coup d'etat by blocking a referendum on removing him from power, vowing mass protests and international pressure.Show More Summary

Scuffles disrupt Hungary 1956 revolt anniversary

Scuffles between supporters and opponents of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban disrupted a state commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the 1956 anti-Soviet uprising in Budapest Sunday. Orban's address to a crowd estimated by an...Show More Summary

Rescue crew's tough call: sail away to keep other migrants safe

Pal Erik Teigen had to make a tough call Saturday: sail a rescue ship away from desperate migrants in waters off the Libyan coast in order to safeguard the lives of others. The drama began at around 8 pm, 20 nautical miles off Libya,...Show More Summary

Shoddy leaders contribute to rising Afghan military deaths: US general

Basic leadership failures in many Afghan police and military units are helping drive casualty rates to ever-higher levels, the top US and NATO commander in Afghanistan warned Sunday. Afghan forces are nearing the end of their secondShow More Summary

'Jungle' camp migrants urged to 'give up British dream'

On the eve of the demolition of the Calais "Jungle" camp, French officials on Sunday handed out flyers in several languages notifying migrants of the camp's imminent closure and urging them to abandon their dreams of reaching Britain. Show More Summary

France and UK rush to process Calais minors as camp demolition nears

Charities fear children could get caught up in ‘herding’ of adult migrants on to buses when dismantling of refugee camp begins French and British authorities are racing to process hundreds of children in the Calais refugee camp amid fears that vulnerable minors could be lost in the “total chaos” of the site’s planned demolition. Show More Summary

Indecision and fear stalk young residents of Calais's refugee camp

As French authorities prepare to dismantle the camp that is home to up to 8,000 people, children and young adults are anxious about their next moves Standing near muddy puddles and tents buffeted by the wind in Calais’s squalid shantytown for refugees and migrants, Aaron, 16, from Eritrea, was frightened. Show More Summary

Fears of further clashes at Calais 'Jungle' migrant camp as evacuation looms

French authorities will begin a week-long operation to dismantle the so-called “Jungle” migrant camp in the northern port city of Calais on Monday, amid fears of further clashes between police and the sites inhabitants.

Two 'suspected terrorists' killed in Russian city

Russian security forces have shot dead two people suspected of "terrorism" carrying explosives in the city of Nizhny Novgorod, Russian news agencies reported on Sunday, citing law enforcement sources. An explosion during the operation injured two special police officers, while a third suspect was detained alive, reports said. Show More Summary

Spain's Socialists vote to let conservatives form minority govt

Spain's divided Socialists on Sunday voted to lift a veto that has prevented the conservatives from forming a minority government, a decision expected to end a 10-month political impasse. The policy-setting federal committee of the voted 139 to 96 for lifting the veto.

French government scrambles to calm police ahead of more protests

French police staged more demonstrations this weekend,as President François Hollande is to meet unions who are struggling to represent a protest movement that appears to have little confidence in them, and none at all in the politicians or the national police chief.

Shabaab 'takes Somali town' after Ethiopia troop pullout

Fighters from the Al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab group said Sunday they had retaken control of a town in central Somalia after hundreds of Ethiopian troops serving with the African Union's AMISOM force withdrew. It was the third time this month that the Islamist group moved into a town in the region after the departure of Ethiopian forces. Show More Summary

Iraq forces press Mosul assault, hunt Kirkuk attackers

Iraqi forces battled Sunday through booby-traps, sniper fire and suicide car bombs to tighten the noose around Mosul, while also hunting Islamic State group jihadists behind attacks elsewhere in the country. Kurdish forces announcedShow More Summary

French media examine ethics in week of shocks

The standing of the French media which suffered several shocks this week. International Media takes a look at uproar caused by a kiss on a breast, a strike over ethics and a website monitoring sexual harrassment in parliament.  

US warns citizens of 'attack, kidnapping risk' in Istanbul

The United States has warned its citizens of the potential risk of terror attack or attempted kidnapping of foreigners in Istanbul, which has been rocked by several bombings this year. The consulate in Istanbul said in a message late...Show More Summary

Pentagon chief in Kurdistan to review Mosul offensive

US Secretary of Defence Ashton Carter arrived in Iraq's autonomous region of Kurdistan on Sunday to review the ongoing military offensive to retake the jihadist bastion of Mosul. As the Pentagon chief went into talks with Kurdish leader...Show More Summary

Syria's Kurds restore ancient names to Arabised towns

On a dusty road in northeast Syria, a woman and her four children stand beside a freshly erected green sign for Joldara, the Kurdish name of her village known for decades as Shajra. As part of an ambitious project by Kurdish authorities,...Show More Summary

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