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Lyon stagger late against Strasbourg, PSG suffer rare home defeat in Ligue 1

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Lyon failed to secure a top-three finish in Ligue 1 as they conceded two late goals in a 3-2 loss to Strasbourg, while champions...
European Union

European parliament calls for ban on Arctic drilling

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Members of European Parliament (MEPs), gathered for a plenary session here, on Thursday called for a ban on Arctic drilling and increased efforts to...
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MEPs approve US$1.9 million in job-search aid for former retail employees in Netherlands

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Some 1.8 million euros (1.9 million U.S. dollars) worth of European job-search aid has been approved in a Tuesday plenary vote by the European...
European Union

European idea “great, worth effort” – Van der Bellen

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Addressing the European Parliament meeting for its plenary on Tuesday, Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen made a strong appeal for Europe at a...
European Economic Area

European parliament calls for EU-wide protection for whistleblowers

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Members of European Parliament (MEPs), meeting in Strasbourg for a plenary session, voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday in favor of broad European protections for whistleblowers. ...
Gambia, Yayha Jammeh

Jan. 18 world news summary at 0030 GMT

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DAMASCUS -- At least nine Syrian military personnel, including an officer, were killed by a blast east of the capital Damascus on Tuesday, a...
European Union

New coalition forms in the European Parliament as old splinters

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As Antonio Tajani takes over the role of President of the European Parliament following his election on Tuesday, filling the office vacated by Martin...

European Parliament elects EPP candidate Antonio Tajani President

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Antonio Tajani of the European People's Party Group has been elected President of the European Parliament on Tuesday. Tajani led the first...

New European Parliament President promises to represent all parties

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Antonio Tajani of the European People's Party Group promised "total availability" to all political groups in an acceptance speech in Strasbourg after being elected...
european commission

Dec. 15 world news summary at 0030 GMT

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ROME -- The Italian government of newly-appointed Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni cleared a Senate confidence vote on Wednesday with 169 in favor. ...
European Union

European Parliament endorses Paris climate agreement

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The 28-nation bloc approved the pact, the most sweeping effort to combat global pollution, at a session in Strasbourg, France. The vote indicates the...
Boko Haram

July 22 world news summary at 0100 GMT

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PARIS -- Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, a delivery man who killed 84 people with a heavy truck in Nice last week, prepared for months with...
European Union

July 5 China-related world news summary at 0900 GMT

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MELBOURNE -- Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei has flagged its intentions to work with the Australian government as public safety looms as an important issue...
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addresses the media at the UN headquarters in New York on April 9, 2015. As violence continues to roil in Syria and Yemen, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday urged religious leaders and educators to preach to their followers the "correct meaning of tolerance; the correct meaning of culture and tradition, with mutual respect." (Xinhua/Niu Xiaolei)

July 5 world news summary at 0030 GMT

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UNITED NATIONS -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday strongly criticized an Israeli decision to advance settlement plans in the West Bank and occupied...
food

EP asks EU to withdraw or change African food security alliance

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Meeting in Strasbourg, MEPs said projects under the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition (NAFSN), an initiative started by the G8 countries and...
European Union

EU intensifies fight against Roma Stereotypes

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This two-day seminar assembled accredited journalists from European institutions or coming from member states of the EU, members of local authorities and representatives of...
Refugees rest at a railway station in Salzburg, Austria, on Sept. 14. 2015. German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere on Sunday announced that Germany temporarily reinstates border control amid the ongoing refugee crisis. According to German newspaper "Passauer Neue Presse", the German government also stopped the trains to and from Austria. (Xinhua/Qian Yi)

Merkel and Hollande meeting to center on refugee crisis and Brexit

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These two thorny issues for the European Union (EU) are at the heart of this latest informal exchange of views between the two leaders...

Buhari calls for increased EU assistance to fight terrorism

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The President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz welcomed President Buhari, elected in May 2015, in praising the "very important reforms" he had initiated,...
Greece

Greece stands defenseless as EU parliament discusses refugee crisis

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Gathered for its plenary session in Strasbourg, the European Parliament held on Tuesday afternoon, for the umpteenth time, a stormy debate on the refugee...
data collection

EU and U.S. reach new deal on transatlantic data flows

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"We have negotiated a mechanism which is robust and offers significant improvements compared to the previous scheme" in terms of data protection, declared...
Buhari

Buhari Visits To Strasbourg, London For Talks On Terrorism

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At his first stop in Strasbourg, France, President Buhari will on Wednesday, address a special session of the European Union Parliament to be attended...
Refugees rest at a railway station in Salzburg, Austria, on Sept. 14. 2015. German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere on Sunday announced that Germany temporarily reinstates border control amid the ongoing refugee crisis. According to German newspaper "Passauer Neue Presse", the German government also stopped the trains to and from Austria. (Xinhua/Qian Yi)

Pro-Europeans and Eurosceptic continue to disagree over refugee crisis

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In front of a noisy and sometimes unruly hemicycle, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and European Council President Donald Tusk struggled on Tuesday morning...
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Oct. 11 world news summary at 0130 GMT

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STRASBOURG -- Protesters on Saturday took to the streets of Strasbourg, seat of the European Parliament, against the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP),...

Medicine have become more expensive with less effectiveness – experts

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Costs for medical drugs have been "exploding" since the 1980s, while their effects have "diminished," Swiss health expert Patrick Durisch explained during a hearing...
Visitors walk around at the IBM's stand at 2015 CeBIT Technology Trade fair in Hanover, Germany, on March 16, 2015. Top IT business fair CeBIT 2015, which features a strong Chinese presence, opened on Sunday in Germany. (Xinhua/Zhang Fan)

Conference on CoE bioethics outline challenges facing emerging tech

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"We must find the middle ground between innovation and precaution," declared Jean-Yves Le Deaut, French member of parliament and chairperson of the Parliamentary Office...

Le Struthof some time ago in history

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by Neil Madden Some 60 km southwest of Strasbourg, nestled high in the Vosges Mountains, is Le Struthof, the sole Nazi concentration camp built on...
EU leaders including Angela Merkel (centre) are in Brussels for talks on the Ukraine crisis

Merkel meets Hollande over EU policies

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel is to discuss EU policies with French President Francois Hollande and European Parliament President Martin Schulz in Strasbourg next week,...

Bringing More Powers Back To Britain A Top Priority-Cameron

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Curbing immigration from within the European Union, defying its human rights tribunal and bringing more powers back to Britain would be top priorities for...