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Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Relief agency Doctors Without Borders (MSF) on Tuesday denounced the EU's "catastrophic failure" last year to help waves of asylum seekers, demanding that safe transit corridors be provided for them.
Spain inequalities rise more than most OECD nations, Oxfam says
Out of the OECD group of most advanced or emerging economies, Spain is the nation where inequalities have risen the second most -- far more than even crisis-hit Greece or emerging Mexico, aid group Oxfam said Monday.
An avalanche in the French Alps swept away a military unit training in the backcountry, killing five soldiers from the French Foreign Legion and injuring several others Monday, officials said.
Greece's shipping minister has criticized coastguardsmen who forced an alleged Turkish smuggler to look at the bodies of three dead migrant children who died crossing the Aegean.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
The United Nations' internal justice system has cleared a whistleblower who leaked information to French authorities in 2014 about a U.N. investigation into accusations that French soldiers in Central African Republic had sexually abused some children they were sent to protect.
French president declares economic emergency
French President Francois Hollande pledged Monday to redefine France's business model and declared what he called "a state of economic and social emergency," unveiling a 2-billion-euro (US$2.2 billion) plan to revive hiring and catch up with a fast-moving world economy.
Muslim women who fail to learn English to a high enough standard could face deportation from Britain, Prime Minister David Cameron announced Monday.
Man dies following botched French clinical trial
A man died in a French hospital Sunday after taking part in an experimental drug trial for a painkiller, and five other participants remain hospitalized after one of France's most troubling medical incidents.
Monday, January 18, 2016
Pope Francis on Sunday welcomed 5,000 migrant worshippers at a special mass at St Peter's to mark the world day of migrants and refugees, urging them to treasure their "culture and precious values."
Western monitors of Ukraine's tattered truce reported Sunday that they had come under fire during an assessment of the situation in the war-torn east of the former Soviet state.
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