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February 7, 2016, by VOANews

Turkey’s complicated and controversial fight against Kurdish factions at home and in Syria is making its battle against the Islamic State group more difficult. It also leaves Ankara in a […]

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EU to Ankara: You must help refugees

February 7, 2016, by VOANews

European Union officials are urging Turkey to open a border crossing where tens of thousands of Syrian civilians arrived this week fleeing a massive g ...

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Mr. Peter Sutherland, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for International Migration

Refugee crisis threatens European unity, UN official says

February 7, 2016, by Lisa Schlein of VOANews

A senior United Nations official warned that Europe’s hardening attitude toward refugees and migrants is threatening the unity of the European a ...


Anti-refugee rallies take place in Prague

February 7, 2016, by The Prague Post

Several anti-immigrant rallies took place in Prague, with a large gathering near Prague Castle at Hradčanské náměstí and smaller ones at Wencesla ...

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    Anti-migrant protesters rally in several major European cities
    February 7, 2016, by VOANews

    Germany’s anti-Islamic organization Pegida held rallies in several European cities Saturday to protest against mass immigration and what it calls the “Islamization” of Europe. Several thousand supporters of Pegida, which [… ...

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    Greek government caught in lose-lose situation
    February 5, 2016, by Independent Balkan News Agency

    The Greek government seems to have become trapped in an “impossible” situation as its negotiations with creditors appear to be at a dead-end and huge protests against social security reform […]

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    Poland to reopen investigation into Smolensk plane crash
    February 5, 2016, by The Warsaw Voice

    Poland may re-launch the inquiry into the 2010 Smolensk air crash in Russia, in which President Lech Kaczynski and 95 other people were killed, after Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz signed […]

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    General strike against pension reform brings Greece to standstill
    February 4, 2016, by Independent Balkan News Agency

    Thursday’s general strike called by the largest trade unions in the country, private sector workers union GSEE and public sector employees union ADEDY, will cause a nationwide “blackout” as everything […]