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Oxfam Slams Greece over 'Inhumane' Asylum System

Oxfam Slams Greece over 'Inhumane' Asylum System

International NGO Oxfam attacked Greece's new asylum law on Thursday, saying it caused "exploitation of people" and constitutes "a blatant attack" on Europe's humanitarian commitment to protect refugees. Conservative Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis came to power a year ago with the objective o

Russian Voters Agree to Extend Putin's Rule to 2036

Russian Voters Agree to Extend Putin's Rule to 2036

A majority of voters approved changes to Russia’s constitution that would allow President Vladimir Putin to hold power until 2036, but the weeklong plebiscite that ended Wednesday was tarnished by widespread reports of pressure on voters and other irregularities. With most of the nation's polls c

France's Foreign Minister Says New Sanctions on Turkey Possible

France’s foreign minister said on Wednesday that European Union foreign ministers would meet on July 13 to discuss Turkey and said new sanctions on Ankara could be considered. “At our request there will be a meeting of EU foreign ministers on July 13 solely on the Turkish question,” Jean-Yves Le

Erdogan Vows Social Media Controls after Insults to Family

Erdogan Vows Social Media Controls after Insults to Family

Turkey’s president vowed Wednesday to tighten government control over social media following alleged insults directed at his daughter and son-in-law when they announced the birth of their fourth child on Twitter. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told members of his party in a televised addr

Turkey Urges EU to Correct 'Mistake' over Treatment

Turkey Urges EU to Correct 'Mistake' over Treatment

Turkey on Wednesday urged the EU to correct the "mistake" of excluding it from the bloc's list of safe coronavirus travel partners, saying it was disappointed by the move. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the EU had treated Turkey in a restrictive way over the pandemic in what he said was

UN Supports AU Efforts to Settle Nile Dam Dispute

UN Supports AU Efforts to Settle Nile Dam Dispute

The United Nations Security Council and Secretary General Antonio Guterres have expressed support for the African Union’s efforts to settle the dispute between Cairo, Khartoum and Addis Ababa over the Ethiopian Grand Renaissance Dam (GERD) on the Nile River. “The United States takes note of the r

Sahel Allies, France Say Progress in Anti-Militant Campaign

Sahel Allies, France Say Progress in Anti-Militant Campaign

Sahel countries and their ally France on Tuesday vowed to press ahead with a tactical shift in their campaign against an eight-year-old militant insurgency, saying the change had notched up substantial gains although major challenges also remain. After a summit in the Mauritanian capital Nouakcho

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