Macedonian police use tear gas against migrants on Greek border

April 14, 2016 by · Comments Off on Macedonian police use tear gas against migrants on Greek border 

ATHENS, April 13 — Macedonian police used tear gas against refugees near the Greek town of Idomeni on the Macedonian-Greek border on Wednesday, a Greek news outlet reported.

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Majority of Germans consider US response to migration crisis insufficient

December 23, 2015 by · Comments Off on Majority of Germans consider US response to migration crisis insufficient 

MOSCOW, Dec. 22 — Almost three in four German citizens consider the US offer to accept 100,000 refugees a year by 2017 insufficient, a new poll conducted by Populus exclusively for Sputnik revealed Tuesday.

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Feature: Refugee crisis continues to create rift between pro-Europeans, Eurosceptics

October 29, 2015 by · Comments Off on Feature: Refugee crisis continues to create rift between pro-Europeans, Eurosceptics 

STRASBOURG, Oct. 28 — Members of European Parliament (MEPs), meeting for a plenary session here, confronted each other Tuesday during a long, spirited debate held to examine measures decided on during the mini-summit organized by the European Commission Sunday in Brussels, to deal with the refugee crisis in the western Balkans.

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Austrian tourism industry hopes for more Chinese visitors over winter

October 23, 2015 by · Comments Off on Austrian tourism industry hopes for more Chinese visitors over winter 

VIENNA, Oct. 22 — The Austrian tourism industry is hopeful for a successful winter season with a particular emphasis this year on attracting Chinese visitors, head of the Austrian National Tourist Office (OeW) Petra Stolba said Wednesday.

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Russian oil giant CEO says OPEC no longer acts as regulator

October 23, 2015 by · Comments Off on Russian oil giant CEO says OPEC no longer acts as regulator 

VERONA, Oct. 22 — The Organization of Petroleum-Exporting Countries (OPEC) has fully stopped to perform its function of the regulator as the meeting on Oct. 21 did not bring any new decisions, the company’s CEO Igor Sechin said on Thursday speaking at the IV Eurasian Forum in Verona.

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More than 23,000 asylum seekers cross Austrian border over weekend

September 22, 2015 by · Comments Off on More than 23,000 asylum seekers cross Austrian border over weekend 

VIENNA, Sept. 22 — At least 23,700 migrants crossed into Austria over the past weekend, Austrian authorities revealed Monday.

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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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Respiratory diseases account for 13% of deaths in EU

September 11, 2015 by · Comments Off on Respiratory diseases account for 13% of deaths in EU 

BRUSSELS, Sept. 10 — Diseases of the respiratory system, including lung cancer, were the cause of death for 671,900 persons in the European Union (EU) in 2012, 13 percent of all deaths, according to a report published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the EU, on Thursday.

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Austria tightens border control to search for human smuggling suspects

September 1, 2015 by · Comments Off on Austria tightens border control to search for human smuggling suspects 

BUDAPEST, Aug. 31 — Austria has tightened border controls on the M1-A4 motorway linking Budapest to Vienna, blocking traffic for 30 km to search for human smuggling suspects, local wire service MTI reported Monday.

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UNHCR shocked over dead bodies found near Austrian border

August 29, 2015 by · Comments Off on UNHCR shocked over dead bodies found near Austrian border 

GENEVA, Aug. 28 — The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) on Friday said it was deeply shocked and saddened at the grim discovery of the bodies of up to 70 people inside a truck abandoned near the Austrian border with Hungary.

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