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Monday, April 20, 2015
'Worst-ever' migrant shipwreck prompts calls for EU action
EU ministers headed Monday into crisis talks under pressure to confront people-smuggling gangs, with more than 700 people feared dead in what may be the Mediterranean's deadliest migrant disaster to date.
As many as 700 migrants were feared drowned Sunday after their packed boat capsized off Libya in what was described as the deadliest such disaster to date in the Mediterranean.
The first French weapons from a US$3 billion (NT$93.15 billion) Saudi-funded program will arrive in Lebanon on Monday as allies seek to bolster the country's defenses against the Islamic State (IS) group and other jihadists pressing along its Syrian border.
Sunday, April 19, 2015
Finland goes to the polls, change of government expected
Finns began voting on Sunday in legislative elections expected to oust the left-right government after a campaign that has focused heavily on how to lift Finland out of a three-year economic slump.
Bosnia claims second world's largest stew record
A dozen Bosnian chefs claimed Friday they set a new record for the world's largest stew, outperforming their fellow countrymen's 2014 achievement.
Saturday, April 18, 2015
Top European officials and Greece's finance minister were on Thursday forced to play down fears that the country was poised to exit the eurozone, after the IMF rejected suggestions that Athens would postpone loan repayments.
1,400 mourners join memorial for victims of Germanwings tragedy
Grieving relatives joined political and religious leaders Friday for a somber German state memorial service for the victims of last month's Germanwings crash in the French Alps, blamed on a depressed co-pilot.
The opposition parties vying for a role in Britain's next government went head-to-head late Thursday in a crunch television debate three weeks from what promises to be the closest election in decades.
Friday, April 17, 2015
Another 41 migrants are feared drowned in a new Mediterranean shipwreck, the International Organization for Migrants reported Thursday, citing survivor accounts.
President Vladimir Putin sternly urged the West to respect Russia's interests in global affairs and defended his move to sanction the delivery of a long-range air defense missile system to Iran during a marathon TV call-in show with the nation Thursday.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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