EU pre-accession fund on migration in Turkey amounts to 469-M euros

October 7, 2015 by · Comments Off on EU pre-accession fund on migration in Turkey amounts to 469-M euros 

BRUSSELS, Oct. 7 — The European Commission here on Tuesday said that the overall pre-accession support for migration- related activities, both past and planned, amounted to 469 million euros (528 million U.S. dollars).

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1st LD Writethru: State of Emergency goes into effect in two Hungarian counties

September 16, 2015 by · Comments Off on 1st LD Writethru: State of Emergency goes into effect in two Hungarian counties 

BUDAPEST, Sept. 15 — A Hungarian government decree declaring a State of Emergency caused by "mass immigration" took effect around noon on Tuesday.

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Ireland to accept up to 4,000 refugees: minister

September 11, 2015 by · Comments Off on Ireland to accept up to 4,000 refugees: minister 

DUBLIN, Sept. 10 — ireland is to accept up to 4,000 persons overall under its refugee protection program, a cabinet minister announced Thursday.

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UNICEF warns child refugee crisis in Europe may continue to worsen

September 11, 2015 by · Comments Off on UNICEF warns child refugee crisis in Europe may continue to worsen 

GENEVA, Sept. 10 — The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Thursday warned the refugee and migrant crisis in Europe will only worsen if greater efforts are not made to end the protracted conflict in Syria and address the humanitarian needs of the millions affected by the violence.

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Cameron suffers humiliating defeat on EU referendum rules

September 9, 2015 by · Comments Off on Cameron suffers humiliating defeat on EU referendum rules 

London, Sept. 8 — Prime Minister David Cameron suffered a humiliating defeat in Parliament after his Conservative government failed to change rules governing the UK's referendum on membership of the European Union.

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Russia ready for equal partnerships with US, EU, NATO

September 2, 2015 by · Comments Off on Russia ready for equal partnerships with US, EU, NATO 

ST. PETERSBURG, Sept. 1 — Relations between Moscow and the West have deteriorated due to the Ukrainian crisis. Since 2014, NATO has been increasing its military presence in Eastern European countries that border Russia, accusing it of meddling in Kiev's internal affairs.

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EU to publish public-friendly info on herbal medicines

August 5, 2015 by · Comments Off on EU to publish public-friendly info on herbal medicines 

BRUSSELS, Aug. 4 — The European Medicines Agency (EMA), the medicine body of the European Union (EU), said in a press release on Monday that it would systematically publish summaries of the recommendations of its Committee on Herbal Medicinal Products (HMPC) on the medicinal uses of herbal substances in easy to understand, public-friendly language.

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UN chief calls for more efforts to end violence in Syria

July 1, 2015 by · Comments Off on UN chief calls for more efforts to end violence in Syria 

UNITED NATIONS, July 1 — The international community should be shamed by the continued suffering of the Syrian people, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in a statement issued here Tuesday, the third anniversary of an agreement aimed at finding a political solution to end the conflict in the Middle East country.

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Roundup: Lithuania to receive up to 250 refugees, expecting EU funding

June 24, 2015 by · Comments Off on Roundup: Lithuania to receive up to 250 refugees, expecting EU funding 

VILNIUS, June 24 — Lithuania expects European Union financial support while resettling foreign migrants in the country, Lithuania's Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius said Tuesday.

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Indonesia lifts operational permit for 16 airliners

June 10, 2015 by · Comments Off on Indonesia lifts operational permit for 16 airliners 

JAKARTA, June 9 — Indonesian transport ministry has revoked operational permits or air operator certificates (AOC) of 16 airliners operating in the country, which went into effect in February as they failed to comply with safety standard, a senior official said here on Tuesday.

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