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Red Cross Warns of Worsening Humanitarian Situation in Iraq  

With fighting in Iraq intensifying, up to one million more people could be forced to flee their homes in the coming weeks and months, posing a massive humanitarian problem for the country, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has said.

World | July 29, 2016, Friday // 14:47 | Viewed: 904

Migrant Arrivals in Greece Increase after Failed Coup Attempt in Turkey

The number of migrants arriving in Greece has increased following the failed July 15 coup attempt in Turkey, AFP has reported, citing officials.

World » Southeast Europe | July 29, 2016, Friday // 12:20 | Viewed: 1405

Germany to Stick to Open-Door Policy on Refugees, Chancellor Merkel Says

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday defended her open-door policy towards refugees, despite a series of attacks in the country in July.

World » EU | July 28, 2016, Thursday // 23:17 | Viewed: 1241

France to Form National Guard to Help Counter Terror Attacks

French President Francois Hollande announced on Thursday the creation of a National Guard which will be tasked with protecting the citizens from terror attacks.

World | July 28, 2016, Thursday // 15:10 | Viewed: 6036

Two Top Generals Resign in Turkey before Supreme Council Meeting

Two members of Turkey's Supreme Military Council (YAŞ) stepped down on Thursday morning, little before a meeting of the committe aimed at restucturing it in the aftermath of a failed coup attempt, Turkish media report.

World » Southeast Europe | July 28, 2016, Thursday // 14:05 | Viewed: 1722

Putin Incorporates Crimea into Southern Federal District

Russian President Vladimir Putin has approved the unification of the Crimean Peninsula with the Southern Federal District, previously known as the North Caucasian Federal District, TASS reports.

World » Russia | July 28, 2016, Thursday // 13:23 | Viewed: 6104

EU Could Block Turkish Stream Construction - Ukrainian Official

The head of Ukraine's Naftogaz has suggested the European Union could prevent Russia and Turkey from building the so-called Turkish Stream pipeline by blocking the use of deepwater building technology.

World » Ukraine | July 28, 2016, Thursday // 08:04 | Viewed: 2249

Macedonia President: Balkan Terror Attacks Should Not Be Ruled Out

Nationals of Balkan countries who went to fight in Syria and are now returning are among factors that could result in terror attacks in the Balkan Peninsula, Macedonia's President Gjorge Ivanov has said.

World » Southeast Europe | July 28, 2016, Thursday // 07:12 | Viewed: 1709

Nearly 5.5% of CESEE Population Emigrated since 1990 - IMF

Emigration from Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe (CESEE) has been unusually large, persistent, and dominated by educated and young people, whose exodus has worsened already adverse demographic trends in CESEE, the IMF has said.

World » Southeast Europe | July 27, 2016, Wednesday // 23:05 | Viewed: 1249

Bulgarian, Serbian Military Discuss Progress in Joint Action against Irregular Migration  

Senior officers of Bulgarian and Serbian armed forces have met to discuss possibilities for deepening the cooperation in ensuring the protection of the border between the two Balkan neighbours against irregular migration.

World » Southeast Europe | July 27, 2016, Wednesday // 20:05 | Viewed: 1644

EU Appoints Michel Barnier to Lead Negotiations on Brexit

The European Commission said on Wednesday it appointed Michel Barnier as chief negotiator in Brexit talks once Britain decides to start negotiations on leaving the bloc.

World » EU | July 27, 2016, Wednesday // 15:40 | Viewed: 11431

Ansbach Attacker 'Feared Deportation to Bulgaria'

The Syrian man who blew himself up in the German town of Ansbach had raised his fears of a prospective deportation to Bulgaria, German media report.

World » EU | July 27, 2016, Wednesday // 11:17 | Viewed: 2123

Russia, Turkey Reach ‘Political Decision’ on Gas Pipeline, NPP Projects

Turkish Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci said that Russia and Turkey have reached a political decision of the construction of two key energy projects: Turkish Stream gas pipeline and the Akkuyu nuclear power plant, sputniknews.com reported in Tuesday.

World » Russia | July 26, 2016, Tuesday // 21:41 | Viewed: 1770

New Tax Hikes Force Rise in Relocation of Greek Firms to Bulgaria

With new tax hikes having taken effect in Greece last month, the number of Greek companies relocating to Bulgaria has increased by an estimated 20-30 percent, according to greekreporter.

World » Southeast Europe | July 26, 2016, Tuesday // 19:04 | Viewed: 2399

Migration-Wary Bulgaria, Greece Agree to Hold Joint Special Forces Exercise at Border 

Bulgaria and Greece have agreed to hold a joint exercise of their Special Forces of the common border to demonstrate unity and strength in the face of a potential surge in migration pressure, Bulgarian Defence Minister Nikolay Nenchev has said.

World » Southeast Europe | July 26, 2016, Tuesday // 17:42 | Viewed: 1654

Islamic State Group Claims Responsibility for Normandy Church Attack

Islamic State group said a Catholic church attack in Normandy, France was carried out by its ‘soldiers’, the Associated Press reported on Tuesday, citing a statement from the news agency of the organisation.

World » EU | July 26, 2016, Tuesday // 16:45 | Viewed: 2167

Quarter of a Million Migrants Arrive by Sea in Europe so far in 2016  

The number of migrants and refugees who entered Europe by sea in 2016 through 24 July has reached almost quarter of a million, according to the International Organisation for Migration (IOM).

World | July 26, 2016, Tuesday // 15:56 | Viewed: 1748

Priest Killed in Hostage Siege in Normandy

Two men armed with knives have been "neutralized" after taking four people hostage in the French city of Rouen, Normandy, police say.

World » EU | July 26, 2016, Tuesday // 12:06 | Viewed: 2647

Erdogan, Putin to Meet in Two Weeks

Turkish officials have reportedly said that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is set to meet with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in August, TASS news agency reports.

World » Russia | July 26, 2016, Tuesday // 09:56 | Viewed: 1541

Ansbach Attacker 'Had Islamist Videos, Addressed IS'

Police found Islamist videos on the mobile devices and a laptop used by 27-year-old Syrian who blew himself up in Ansbach, Bavaria, officials say.

World » EU | July 25, 2016, Monday // 17:03 | Viewed: 1394

Juncker Says Turkey 'In No Position' to be EU Member

All negotiations for Turkey to join the EU will stop immediately if Turkey reintroduces the death penalty, EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has said.

World » EU | July 25, 2016, Monday // 11:23 | Viewed: 2145