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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
The EU must speed up deportation of economic migrants and "crack down" on abuse of its asylum system, British interior minister Theresa May said on Oct. 8 as ministers met to discuss Europe's refugee and migrant crisis.
BERLIN - Reuters
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Oct. 7 that Turkey's help was needed to stem the flow of refugees to Europe but that this hadn't changed her view that Ankara should not become a member of the EU
LISBON - Agence France-Presse
Portugal's ruling centre-right coalition won a general election Oct.4 seen as a referendum on its austerity policies, although it may not hold onto its absolute majority in parliament, near-complete results showed.
Council of Europe has withdrawn from a joint group on human rights issues in Azerbaijan, according to a written statement released Sept. 7, by the spokesperson of the organization’s secretary general
PARIS - Reuters
Four people were still missing on Oct.5 after flash floods on the French Riviera killed at least 17 people over the weekend, prompting the government to declare a natural disaster in the southeastern tourist region.
ROME - Agence France-Presse
A military operation to catch migrant traffickers begins Oct. 7, with European warships patrolling international waters in the Mediterranean to arrest smugglers dubbed the "mafia of the sea."
PARIS - Agence France-Presse
The badly decomposed bodies of two children were found washed up on the Greek island of Kos on Oct.4, the latest victims of a crisis that has seen 630,000 people enter the EU illegally this year.
MADRID - Reuters
Cristina de Borbon, sister of Spain’s King Felipe VI, will appear in court on Jan. 11 on tax fraud charges, court documents showed yesterday, as part of a wider investigation into her husband’s Noos Foundation charity.
MANCHESTER, England - Reuters
Prime Minister David Cameron said his renegotiation of Britain's ties with the European Union was "bloody hard work" and refused to rule out campaigning for a British exit in a referendum if other EU leaders failed to grant him the concessions he wants.
BRUSSELS / ANKARA
The European Commission has surprisingly postponed the release of its annual progress report on Turkey’s EU membership application process, amid a key visit to the EU capital by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan during which the growing refugee crisis tops the agenda
NICE, France - Agence France-Presse
Violent storms and flooding along the French riviera killed 13 people by early Oct.4, emergency responders and local officials said, including three who drowned in a retirement home inundated when a river broke its banks.
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