Brussels terror threat returns to level 2 out of 4

January 5, 2016 by · Comments Off on Brussels terror threat returns to level 2 out of 4 

BRUSSELS, Jan. 4 — The terror threat level for police stations in the Belgian capital has been reduced from three to two – out of a possible four – Belgium's Co-ordinating Body for Threat Analysis (OCAM) announced on Monday.

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Belgian police arrest 2 over links to Paris attacks

December 21, 2015 by · Comments Off on Belgian police arrest 2 over links to Paris attacks 

MOSCOW, Dec. 21 — Two people were arrested in the Belgian capital of Brussels after a search linked to the lethal Paris attacks, local media reported.

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China's Alibaba opens branches in Germany, France

December 2, 2015 by · Comments Off on China's Alibaba opens branches in Germany, France 

HANGZHOU, Dec. 1 — China's e-commerce giant Alibaba Group has opened offices in Munich and Paris as the company seeks to expand imports from Europe, according to a company statement Tuesday.

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China Voice: Fruitful Paris climate talks need greater resolve

December 2, 2015 by · Comments Off on China Voice: Fruitful Paris climate talks need greater resolve 

BEIJING, Dec. 1 — World leaders flocked to the Paris climate talks full of proactive words, blustering about an "ambitious and binding" agreement, but it takes more talk to make a difference.

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UAE says it supports all nations affected by terrorism

December 2, 2015 by · Comments Off on UAE says it supports all nations affected by terrorism 

DUBAI, Dec. 1 — Amid an escalation in militant attacks across the globe and the threats posed by Islamic State, the UAE has said it supports all countries hit by terrorism irrespective of the source as the oil-rich nation called on the global community to unite against the menace.

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Australian FM defends 'redirection' of USD 720M in foreign aid

December 1, 2015 by · Comments Off on Australian FM defends 'redirection' of USD 720M in foreign aid 

CANBERRA, Dec. 1 — Australia's Foreign Minister Julie Bishop on Monday defended the "redirection" of at least USD 720 million of aid to help fund climate-change schemes for Australia's less affluent Pacific neighbors.

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PHL hopes to craft migration deal with France, says envoy

December 1, 2015 by · Comments Off on PHL hopes to craft migration deal with France, says envoy 

PARIS, France, Nov. 30 — The Philippine government hopes to forge a migration agreement with the French government so that undocumented Filipinos could legalize their stay in France.

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Direct Manila-Paris air link seen to boost Philippine tourism

December 1, 2015 by · Comments Off on Direct Manila-Paris air link seen to boost Philippine tourism 

PARIS, France, Nov. 30 — Establishing an air link between Manila and Paris will boost the arrival of French tourists to the Philippines, Philippine Ambassador to France Ma. Theresa Lazaro has said.

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WHO calls on countries to protect health from climate change

November 19, 2015 by · Comments Off on WHO calls on countries to protect health from climate change 

Geneva, Nov. 18 — The World Health Organization on Tuesday called on all governments to protect health from climate change, saying that climate change is the defining issue of the 21st century.

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Dutch team back in Netherlands after Hanover terror threat

November 19, 2015 by · Comments Off on Dutch team back in Netherlands after Hanover terror threat 

THE HAGUE, Nov. 18 — The soccer squad of the Netherlands arrived at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport around midnight of Tuesday after the team had left Hanover, where the friendly international against Germany was cancelled due to a terror threat.

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