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EU 'carefully assessing' Trump's Iran nuclear deal statement

The EU said Tuesday it is "carefully assessing" Donald Trump's statement on the Iran nuclear deal after the US leader set a 120-day deadline for fixing "disastrous flaws" in the landmark 2015 accord. The European Union has staunchlyShow More Summary

US attorney general: immigration system undermining national security

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Tuesday that national security is being undermined by an immigration system that has allowed hundreds of terrorists to enter, as the White House pressed for a sweeping changes to who can enter the country. Show More Summary

France a rights beacon? Migrants relate harsher reality

"France, the country of human rights? Only if you're French!" snorts Jacob Garji, one of hundreds of migrants living rough in Calais who are hunted nightly by police. Fifteen months after a squalid camp housing thousands of people aiming to sneak into Britain was bulldozed, the French Channel port is still synonymous with broken dreams. Show More Summary

Tycoon-led Czech cabinet loses confidence vote

The new Czech minority cabinet led by billionaire Andrej Babis lost a parliamentary confidence vote on Tuesday, after lawmakers spurned the populist who has been charged with EU subsidy fraud. "The parliament refused to voice confidence in the cabinet," parliament speaker Radek Vondracek said, rejecting the government in a vote of 117 to 78. Show More Summary

French prison guards strike over security fears

A string of assaults on prison guards prompted a second day of strikes at jails across France on Tuesday, casting a spotlight on security problems and radicalisation inside French facilities. Three brutal attacks in less than a weekShow More Summary

No more 'Jungles' in Calais - Macron

President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday vowed that France would no longer allow migrant camps like the notorious "Jungle" as he defended a tougher line on immigration that has attracted sharp criticism from some of his allies.

Armenia recognises genocide of Yazidis in Iraq

Armenia's parliament on Tuesday passed a resolution recognising the 2014 genocide of Yazidis by the Islamic State group in Iraq and called for an international probe into the crimes. Jihadists murdered thousands in massacres four years ago. Show More Summary

5,000 children killed or injured in Yemen war: UN

The war in Yemen has killed or injured more than 5,000 children and left another 400,000 severely malnourished and fighting for their lives, the UN children's agency said on Tuesday. In a report unveiled in Sanaa, UNICEF said nearlyShow More Summary

Nearly two million lose mobile access in war-torn east Ukraine

Almost two million people lost their mobile phone access in war-torn eastern Ukraine after the last major provider in the devastated region suffered a fibre optic line cut. Vodafone Ukraine told AFP on Tuesday it could not say how long...Show More Summary

Four years and one caliphate later, IS claims Idlib comeback

The Islamic State group has been roundly defeated across much of Syria -- which made it all the more surprising when it announced an official comeback in the country's northwest last week. Syrian regime troops are currently waging aShow More Summary

Danish inventor Peter Madsen charged with journalist's murder

Danish prosecutors on Tuesday formally charged inventor Peter Madsen with last year's murder of Swedish journalist Kim Wall, whose dismembered body parts were found at sea after she interviewed him on his homemade submarine. Madsen,Show More Summary

Trump visit set to eclipse Davos meet

US President Donald Trump's planned visit to the World Economic Forum in Davos next week will likely eclipse the long list of other movers and shakers set to attend. The WEF on Tuesday unveiled its lineup for the annual meeting at the...Show More Summary

El Salvador urges Qatar to employ nationals facing US deportation

El Salvador wants some of its 200,000 nationals facing potential deportation from the United States to be recruited by Qatar, the central American country's foreign minister said on Tuesday. Speaking on a visit to the Gulf state -- one...Show More Summary

Populists target vaccine decree ahead of Italy polls

Two Italian populist parties running in March elections are promising to scrap a compulsory vaccination law, a hot-button issue after a measles outbreak claimed four lives last year. Under the decree, which sparked heated public debate...Show More Summary

France’s greying population is still Europe’s most fertile

France may be Europe's most fertile country but even there the birth rate is falling and mothers are choosing to wait before starting a family, according to data released Tuesday.

Jordan to increase fuel, bread prices: reports

Jordan is to increase the price of fuel and bread as it seeks tax revenues to redress a debt-riddled economy rattled by the war in neighbouring Syria, press reports said on Tuesday. The latest tax hikes come as resource-poor Jordan faces a public debt of some $35 billion, equivalent to 90 percent of its gross domestic product. Show More Summary

Two killed in Indian bull-taming festival

Two spectators at a controversial bull-wrestling festival in southern India were gored to death on Tuesday, police said, the third such fatal attack in two days. "Jallikattu," or the taming of the bulls, is a hugely popular annual event in Tamil Nadu state but has been criticised by animal rights activists. Show More Summary

France will not allow another 'Jungle' in Calais: Macron

President Emmanuel Macron vowed Tuesday that France would not allow another migrant camp like the infamous "Jungle" to spring up in the port of Calais. "In no case will we allow another Jungle here," he said in a speech in the northern...Show More Summary

Indonesian teen jailed for insulting president on Facebook

An Indonesian teenager was sentenced Tuesday to 18 months in prison for "insulting" President Joko Widodo on Facebook. The 18-year-old high school student from Medan on the island of Sumatra, identified by the initials MFB, was found guilty of violating the country's internet law by making defamatory and slanderous comments online. Show More Summary

Indian inmates to undergo 'cow therapy'

Indian inmates are to be exposed to the "magical power" of cows under a radical rehabilitation programme involving rearing the beasts -- revered by Hindus -- on prison grounds, authorities said Tuesday. A government commission in Haryana...Show More Summary

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