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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Feature: Kiss competition staged in Serbian town on Valentine's Day

February 15, 2016 by · Comments Off on Feature: Kiss competition staged in Serbian town on Valentine's Day 

VRNJACKA BANJA, Serbia, Feb. 15 — Hundreds of people gathered on Sunday at the resort town of Vrnjacka Banja in central Serbia to watch an annual kissing competition.

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Angara thanks FIBA for granting PHL rights to host Rio Olympics qualifier

January 22, 2016 by · Comments Off on Angara thanks FIBA for granting PHL rights to host Rio Olympics qualifier 

MANILA, Jan. 21 – Senator Juan Edgardo Angara on Thursday expressed his heartfelt gratitude to the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) for granting the Philippines one of the hosting rights for the 2016 Rio World Olympic qualifying tournament.

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Refugee issue has to be solved at its source: Croatian PM

September 20, 2015 by · Comments Off on Refugee issue has to be solved at its source: Croatian PM 

ZAGREB, Sept. 20 — Croatian Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic said on Saturday that the refugee issue has to be solved at its source, reiterating his country "would not be a European refugee center."

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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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IFRC launches emergency appeal to assist refugees in Serbia

September 11, 2015 by · Comments Off on IFRC launches emergency appeal to assist refugees in Serbia 

GENEVA, Sept. 10 — The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) on Thursday launched a 2-million-Swiss-franc (USD 2.04 million) emergency appeal to support refugees travelling through Serbia.

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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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