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June 18, 2016 9:09 AM UN's Ban praises Greek efforts to assist refugees

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The United Nations secretary-general has congratulated Greece for its assistance to more than a million refugees and other migrants who have flowed through the country toward Europe's prosperous heartland. Ban Ki-moon is in Athens for talks with government officials. Later Saturday he will visit refugee camps on the eastern Aegean 14

June 17, 2016 3:31 PM German president Gauck visits Poland to mark 1991 treaty

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Germany's President Joachim Gauck is visiting Poland to mark 25 years of a treaty that laid foundations for friendly ties between the two neighbors locked in troubled past. Gauck and his partner, Daniela Schadt, were greeted Friday by Poland's President Andrzej Duda. The ceremony was to be held in the Presidential Palace's front 15

June 17, 2016 12:20 PM ‘Benefits must be earned’ Denmark to make migrants PAY into system before they get welfare

DENMARK is to introduce hardline policies to prevent new migrants from claiming benefits, it has been revealed. Foreign minister Kristian Jensen said new migrants arriving in Denmark should not be able to claim financial support without contributing to the Scandinavian country’s economy first. The leading politician said: “I think it would be reasonable 17

June 17, 2016 9:55 AM Europe migrant crisis: Charity rejects EU funds over migration policy

Medical aid charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) says it will no longer take funds from the European Union in protest at its migration policy. MSF singled out the EU's deal with Turkey under which Turkey agreed to take back any migrants who crossed the sea to Greece in smugglers' boats. The number of migrants - many from war-torn Syria - to Europe 23

June 17, 2016 9:44 AM Aid group stops seeking EU funds over Turkey migrant deal

BRUSSELS (AP) — The medical aid organization Doctors Without Borders announced Friday that it will no longer seek European Union funding, in protest at the EU's much-maligned migrant deal with Turkey. "The EU deal is the latest in a long line of policies that go against the values and the principles that enable assistance to be provided," Secretary General 18

June 16, 2016 6:40 PM British Labour lawmaker dies after shooting attack

LONDON (AP) — A British lawmaker who campaigned for the country to stay in the European Union was killed Thursday by a gun- and knife-wielding attacker in her small-town constituency, a tragedy that brought the country's fierce, divisive referendum campaign to a shocked standstill. Jo Cox, a 41-year-old Labour Party legislator who praised the contribution 23

June 16, 2016 1:01 PM Nigel Farage dismisses racism claims over Ukip's new EU referendum poster

NIGEL FARAGE today dismissed claims of racism and xenophobia at the launch of a new Ukip campaign advert just a week before the EU referendum. The Ukip leader this morning unveiled a new poster outside the EU’s offices in Westminster, with an image of migrants entering Europe last year emblazoned with the slogan ‘Breaking Point’ and the message ‘The EU has failed 19

June 16, 2016 10:37 AM Should the United Kingdom Remain a Member of the European Union?

The net migration figures for 2015 were just released and they showed that just over 300,000 more people came to Britain last year. A huge proportion of this number came from the EU and that's because anyone with a European passport has the right to live and work in any of the 28 member states. Looking at those numbers might make you wonder if that is sustainable 17 1

June 15, 2016 10:04 PM Hooligans an asset, liability for Russian government

MARSEILLE, France (AP) — The Russian soccer hooligans who have fought with rival supporters at the European Championship in France have at various times been both an asset and a liability to the Russian authorities. While the often-nationalist hardcore fans provide a reserve of support for adventurous foreign policy moves and a bulwark against domestic 14

June 15, 2016 1:05 PM The naval battle for Brexit: Remain and Leave campaign boats have been warring on the Thames

It was with the noble aim of making war “not only unthinkable but materially impossible” that the European project was born. A historically riven continent has since enjoyed an unprecedented period of peace. The European Coal and Steel Community of 1951 has evolved into today’s European Union: an organisation and single market of 28 states and 508 million 23