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Swiss voters clearly reject curbs on EU immigration

The Swiss People’s Party (SVP) had forced a binding referendum on the EU agreement in a bid to curb immigration to the country where foreigners make up a quarter of the population. The measure lost by 62%-38% margin. The SVP – the biggest party in parliament – has long pushed to take back control of […]

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Sri Lanka returns containers of illegal waste to Britain: Customs | Europe

Containers were meant to carry used mattresses, carpets and rugs, but had also contained hospital waste, officials said. Sri Lanka has shipped back to Britain container-loads of waste the government said was brought to the island in violation of international laws governing the shipping of hazardous material. The 21 containers – holding up to 260 […]

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Opinion – Europe is Still Able to Build Tanks

Since the end of the cold war, numerous tank programs have been launched, but by a decreasing number of countries. In short, the market is consolidating, and the big players are increasing their exports. The capacity to conduct tank programs is often used as marker of a military power’s overall capacity. The market shift has […]

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Coronavirus live news: UK records 3,899 new infections as French cases rise by 10,000 | World news

A few thousand demonstrators calling for Benjamin Netanyahu to resign have gathered in Jerusalem, despite an Israeli national lockdown that went into force on Friday. The prime minister has faced months of relentless protests and widespread public anger over his government’s handling of the country’s coronavirus crisis and charges of alleged corruption. Public demonstrations are […]

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Year 2020

Issue 1350: Europe condemns Navalny poisoning (Digital Edition)

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Erdogan: Turkey will make no concessions in eastern Mediterranean | Greece News

Turkey said it will hold live-fire exercises in the eastern Mediterranean on September 1-2, the latest in a series of military drills that have fuelled tensions with Greece. The Turkish navy issued the latest advisory, known as a Navtex, on Thursday saying it will hold the shooting exercises in the eastern Mediterranean off the coast […]

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Has Europe turned its back on the duty to care?

Five years ago, the lifeless body of three-year old Aylan Kurdi washed up on a beach in Bodrum, Turkey. At the time, this heart-breaking image sparked a wave of solidarity across Europe. “We can do it” said Angela Merkel, as she welcomed over one million refugees to Germany.  Refugees should be welcomed because it’s the […]

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Coronavirus live news: Victoria in Australia adds 303 cases as restrictions tighten in Europe | World news

1.23am BST01:23 Australia is delivering humanitarian supplies to Beirut as the city continues to reel from a blast that left more than 170 people dead and 30,000 homeless. On Saturday the country’s prime minister, Scott Morrison, announced the delivery will include shelter kits and mobile warehouses to replace destroyed storage facilities, in addition to the […]

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International

Belarusian challenger flees to Lithuania amid protests

MINSK, Belarus — The top opposition candidate in Belarus’ presidential vote who refused to concede her defeat has fled the country amid a massive police crackdown on protests, Lithuania’s foreign minister said Tuesday. Linas Linkevicius’ said on Twitter that Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya is now “safe” in Lithuania. Tsikhanouskaya previously dismissed the official results of Sunday’s election […]

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Opinion – Europe and China’s Growing Assertiveness

Mounting tensions between the United States and China is increasingly testing Europe’s resilience. Both powers are stepping up pressure on European countries on issues and policies they consider vital to their strategic interests. This is particularly noteworthy regarding the role of Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei in providing 5G networks to European countries. In July, US […]

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