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The European Union needs to reach a deal on curbing the flow of migrants trying to sail on smugglers’ boats from Libya to Italy, the prime minister of Malta, holder of the EU’s rotating presidency, said on Jan. 18.
The Turkish Consulate in Switzerland’s Zurich was attack by a group using fireworks on Jan. 18, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
Major powers signaled to U.S. President-elect Donald Trump that a two-state solution for Israelis and Palestinians is the only solution to the problems in the Holy Land, with France warning him that plans to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem could derail peace efforts
Several children were among more around 30 people unaccounted for, feared dead, on Jan. 19, after an avalanche engulfed a mountain hotel in earthquake-ravaged central Italy
BRUSSELS – Agence France-Presse
The European Parliament faces a stormy election for a new president on Jan. 17 after a long-standing coalition of pro-EU parties collapsed just as the crisis-hit bloc confronts a wave of eurosceptic populism
STRASBOURG - Reuters
Antonio Tajani of Italy was elected president of the European Parliament on Jan. 17, consolidating a conservative grip on key European Union institutions as the mainstream right and left struggle to unite against eurosceptics.
SALZBURG – Reuters
The head of Austria’s far-right Freedom Party (FPO) on Jan. 14 called for a law banning “fascistic Islam” and Muslim symbols, comparable to an existing law banning Nazi symbols, saying Islam could wipe out European society
British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Jan. 17 her country sought some kind of a customs agreement with the European Union, from which it is expected to launch its withdrawal soon after Britons decided in a referendum known as Brexit decided to leave the bloc
BRUSSELS – Anadolu Agency
The European Union on Jan. 12 unlocked another 200 million euros ($213 million) as part of the multi-billion aid package to meet the needs of Syrian refugees being sheltered in Turkey.
Germany’s Constitutional Court on Jan. 17 said the far-right National Democratic Party (NPD) resembled Adolf Hitler’s Nazi party, but ruled against banning it because it presented no threat to democracy
Some 800 migrants were plucked from flimsy rubber boats on Jan. 12, the Italian Coast Guard said, as Libya-based people smugglers took advantage of a window of good mid-winter weather to send them to sea.