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Europeans on alert as heatwave intensifies

Berlin, Germany | AFP |  Europe’s record-breaking heatwave was forecast to intensify  Thursday, with authorities on alert as temperatures threaten to surpass 40 degrees Celsius in some regions. The stifling heat has prompted traffic restrictions in France, sparked forest fires in Spain and fanned debate in Germany over public nudity as …

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Final votes cast as Europe chooses future course

Brussels, Belgium | AFP | Tens of millions of Europeans will vote Sunday as 21 countries choose their representatives in a battle between the nationalist right and pro-EU forces to chart a course for the bloc. Greece, Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania, Lithuania and Cyprus were the first to open their polling stations …

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Europe’s captured media

Independent media is fleeing attacks by government and involvement by large financial groups COMMENT | MARIUS DRAGOMIR | In its March 22 edition, the Slovenian weekly magazine Mladina featured on its cover a cartoon of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán performing a Nazi salute while being hugged by right-wing politicians of …

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Nearly 300 migrants rescued off Libya: aid group

Madrid, Spain | AFP | A migrant group said Friday it had rescued nearly 300 migrants off the coast of Libya over the previous 24 hours. “More than 300 people safe on board the #OpenArms,” the Proactiva Open Arms organisation tweeted. The organisation added that it had rescued people on …

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AC Milan out of Europe as Eintracht fans run riot at Lazio

Paris, France | AFP | Olympiakos dumped AC Milan out of the Europa League on Thursday after beating the seven-time European champions 3-1 in a pulsating clash in Greece, while Eintracht Frankfurt fans ran riot during the German side’s win at Lazio and Celtic made the knockout stages despite losing …

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