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Asylum applications in Germany fall for second year in a row

Fewer people applied for asylum in Germany last year, Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said on Wednesday (January 23), putting the second yearly slide in a row down to restrictive measures introduced


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A gun in the face: Davos ploy to reshape refugee debate

As businessmen and bankers sip their morning coffee in a hotel lobby, admiring the Swiss Alps, a disturbing scene is unfolding in the car park below: men with guns are ordering people onto their knees


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UK's Labour likely to back bid to stop no-deal Brexit: McDonnell

Britain’s opposition Labour Party is highly likely to back an amendment by lawmaker Yvette Cooper that could prevent a no-deal Brexit, the second most powerful man in the party said.


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House approves bill warning against US NATO pullout

In a warning to President Donald Trump not to try to withdraw the United States from the NATO military alliance, the US House of Representatives on Tuesday (Janaury 22) approved legislation aimed at p


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Senate to vote on ending government shutdown, Trump wall impasse

The US Senate shifted slightly closer on Tuesday to resolving a month-long partial government shutdown, but there was no sign of relief anytime soon for 800,000 federal workers who are furloughed or w


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World to miss 2020 climate 'turning point': analysis

The world is on course to miss its "best chance" of preventing runaway climate change by ensuring global greenhouse gas emissions peak in 2020, researchers warned Tuesday (January 22).


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In Versailles, Macron vows to reform to avoid king's fate

President Emmanuel Macron told dozens of the world’s most powerful executives on Monday (January 21) that he would not follow the path of guillotined French royals and would continue to reform the Fre


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British Labour leader Corbyn curves toward new EU referendum option

British opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn moved a step closer to paving the way for another referendum on European Union membership by trying to use parliament to grab control of Brexit fro


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Ten sailors dead, 14 saved after two ships catch fire near Crimea

Ten crew members have been found dead and 14 have been rescued after two ships caught fire in the Kerch Strait near Crimea, Russia’s transport ministry said on Monday (January 21), with a rescue opera


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Taliban attack kills more than 100 security personnel in central Afghanistan

The Taliban killed more than 100 members of the Afghan security forces inside a military compound in central Maidan Wardak province on Monday (January 21), a senior defense official said.


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US calls on Russia to destroy new missile system

The United States called on Russia on Monday to destroy a new cruise missile system which it said was a “direct and continuing violation” of the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, and acc


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Philippines holds referendum for Muslim autonomy in troubled south

Minority Muslims in the southern Philippines cast votes on Monday (January 21) in a long-awaited referendum on autonomy, the culmination of a peace process to end decades of separatist conflict in a r


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Gap between rich and poor growing, fueling global anger: Oxfam

Tax systems that put a high burden on the poor mean public services are underfunded, stretching the gap between rich and poor and fueling global public anger, Winnie Byanyima, executive director of Ox


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UK's May considering amending Good Friday deal to break Brexit impasse

British Prime Minister Theresa May is considering solving a Brexit deadlock by amending a 1998 agreement that ended 30 years of violence in Northern Ireland after ditching attempts to negotiate a cros


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Democrats aren't buying Trump's shutdown-ending 'compromise'

In a bid to break the shutdown stalemate, President Donald Trump offered Saturday (January19) to extend temporary protections for young people brought to the US illegally as children and those fleeing


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Suspected car bomb explodes in Derry, Northern Ireland

A suspected car bomb exploded in the Northern Irish city of Londonderry on Saturday (January 19), police said, with leading politicians alleging the blast was terror-related.


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China set to post slowest growth in 28 years in 2018, more stimulus seen

China is expected to report on Monday (January 19) that economic growth cooled to its slowest in 28 years in 2018 amid weakening domestic demand and bruising US tariffs, adding pressure on Beijing to


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Some 170 migrants missing in two Mediterranean incidents

An estimated 170 migrants have been lost in the Mediterranean in two incidents involving dinghies that left from Libya and Morocco, migrants organizations said on Saturday (January 19).


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Trump travels to Delaware base to honor four Americans killed in Syria

US President Donald Trump traveled to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware on Saturday (January 19) to receive the remains of four Americans killed in a suicide bombing in northern Syria.


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Fuel pipeline blaze in Mexico kills 20, injures dozens: officials

A leaking fuel pipeline triggered a massive blaze in central Mexico Saturday (January 19), killing at least 20 people and injuring another 54, officials said.


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