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Merkel vows swift return to government work to boost Europe

Berlin, Germany | AFP | German Chancellor Angela Merkel promised Monday that her new government would start work swiftly and lend a strong voice to Europe, a day after she secured a coalition for her fourth term. Germany’s second biggest party, the Social Democrats (SPD), on Sunday finally gave the …

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US training Europeans to use nukes against Russia: Lavrov

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Wednesday accused Washington of training Europeans in the use of nuclear weapons, with the aim of using them against his country. “Nuclear disarmament is hampered by the US non-strategic nuclear weapons in Europe,” Lavrov told the UN Conference on Disarmament …

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Salah the star African performer in Europe

Paris, France | AFP | Mohamed Salah was the star African performer in Europe at the weekend, netting twice to close within one goal of Harry Kane in the English Premier League leading scorer race. The Egypt sharpshooter and 2017 African Footballer of the Year twice gave Liverpool the lead in …

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Bodies of 16 migrants recovered off Morocco coast

Nador, Morocco | AFP | Moroccan rescue services have recovered the bodies of 16 migrants off the coast of Spain’s enclave of Melilla, Moroccan and Spanish officials said Sunday. Three women were among the dead taken to a morgue in the Moroccan city of Nador, a medical official there told …

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13,000 migrants repatriated from Libya: AU chief

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | AFP | More than 13,000 migrants have been repatriated from Libya since the beginning of December, the African Union’s chief said Monday, nearly two months after reports emerged showing refugees being sold as slaves. That number is short of the AU’s goal to fly 20,000 out of …

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‘Microwave ovens are cooking the environment’

Paris, France | AFP | Small electrical appliances such as microwave ovens, kettles and hair dryers harm the environment in a dozen different ways, and consumers can do far more to reduce the impacts, researchers said Thursday. In the European Union, the electricity used by 130 million microwaves puts 7.7 …

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Seven migrants die trying to reach Lanzarote: police

Madrid, Spain | AFP | Seven African migrants, some of whom “could be minors,” were found dead Monday as they tried to reach Lanzarote in Spain’s Canary Islands, authorities said. Authorities found an inflatable boat off a beach at the popular resort of Costa Teguise with five bodies inside, a …

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Global warming will expose millions more to floods

Miami, United States | AFP | Global warming is expected to unleash more rain, exposing millions more people to river flooding particularly in the United States and parts of Asia, Africa and central Europe, researchers said Wednesday. The study in the journal Science Advances calculates how much more flood protection will …

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Spain transfers migrants from jail after suicide

Madrid, Spain | AFP | Spanish authorities said Wednesday they had transferred migrants being controversially accommodated at a jail just two weeks after an Algerian man was found hanging in his cell in an apparent suicide contested by his brother. The lawyer for the victim’s family said some of the migrants …

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