Greece seeks to cancel Turkish pilot‘s asylum

Greece seeks to cancel Turkish pilot‘s asylum

The Greek government says it has asked the country‘s judicial authorities to cancel a legal decision granting asylum to a Turkish helicopter pilot. He was one of eight servicemen who fled to Greece last year after a failed coup attempt in Turkey. Turkey has expressed its fury at the asylum decision, saying it would affect ties between the two countries. The foreign ministry in Ankara said Greece had once again […]

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Man with explosives takes 11 hostages in Ukraine

Man with explosives takes 11 hostages in Ukraine

KIEV: A man believed to be strapped with explosives has taken nine adults and two children hostage in a post office in the Ukrainian city of , police said on Saturday. The unidentified man is calm, has not made any demands and is in regular with police via the telephones of the hostages, regional police chief told 112 news channel. Television footage showed police and parked police cars outside a […]

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St Petersburg supermarket bombing suspect arrested

St Petersburg supermarket bombing suspect arrested

Russian authorities have arrested a suspect they believe carried out Wednesday‘s bombing of a supermarket in St Petersburg that was claimed by so-called Islamic State (IS). The Federal Security Service (FSB) said it had detained the “organiser and executor” of the blast, Russian news agencies reported. The bombing at the Perekrestok branch injured 13 people. IS has not released evidence that proves it was behind it. The FSB did not […]

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‘Historic‘ turning point in Italy‘s migrant crisis

‘Historic‘ turning point in Italy‘s migrant crisis

ROME: The year 2017 marked what Italian authorities hope was a turning point in the nation‘s struggle to manage a chaotic and deadly rush of migrants to its shores. Italian foreign minister this week called it a pivotal moment in ‘s “historic transition from immigration managed by criminals to controlled, legal and safe migration”. While migrants who made the perilous journey across the Mediterranean in rickety boats still numbered nearly […]

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In Season‘s Greetings to Trump, Putin voices hope for US-Russia cooperation

In Season‘s Greetings to Trump, Putin voices hope for US-Russia cooperation

MOSCOW: In a New Year telegram to US President Donald , Russia‘s President says a constructive dialogue between the two nations is essential for global stability. The Kremlin said Saturday that Putin emphasized in his Season‘s Greetings to Trump that Russia and the US could develop a “pragmatic cooperation aimed at long-term perspective” on the basis of “equality and mutual respect.” Putin noted that “the development a constructive Russian-US dialogue […]

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Cardboard tents distributed to Brussels homeless

Cardboard tents distributed to Brussels homeless

A project in Brussels, Belgium is pioneering portable cardboard tents for homeless people to sleep in. The cardboard tents, known as the ORIG-AMI project, can be transported by users on their backs as they seek shelter. In Brussels, normal tents are forbidden, meaning that homeless people are often moved on by police. Those behind the project hope that their tents will allow the homeless somewhere safe to sleep. The tents […]

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Catalonia crisis: Spain PM Rajoy sets timeline for new parliament

Catalonia crisis: Spain PM Rajoy sets timeline for new parliament

Spain‘s prime minister says the new Catalan parliament should hold its first session on 17 January, ahead of reinstating the region‘s government. Mariano Rajoy‘s announcement comes a week after Catalonia‘s separatist parties won back a majority in a divisive snap election. He called the vote in a bid to quash a bid for independence by the region‘s leaders and end the political crisis. Analysts say it could take months for […]

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