Tagged: Europe

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British Somalis fear backlash after Kenya attack

A Somali woman holds images of Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron and Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud in Mogadishu, on May 7, 2013London (AFP) – The bloody events at Nairobi’s Westgate shopping mall unfolded thousands of miles away — but in Britain, Europe’s biggest Somali community fears there could be repercussions much closer to home.


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Twitter index: MTV EMAs

A voting frenzy is under way in the lead-up to the MTV Europe Music Awards, with many microbloggers tweeting their picks or promoting their favorites on Thursday, September 26.

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TUI Travel raises annual profit forecast

A man walks past the logo of tourism group TUI at Berlin's Tegel Airport on February 4, 2011London (AFP) – TUI Travel, Europe’s biggest tour operator, announced Thursday it was raising its full-year profits forecast following robust trading during the northern hemisphere summer.


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Europe aid chief urges U.N. resolution on Syria relief access

European Commissioner Georgieva arrives at EU foreign ministers meeting in LuxembourgBy Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Europe’s aid chief on Wednesday urged the U.N. Security Council to adopt a resolution to boost humanitarian access in Syria, an issue that has simmered for months in the shadow of plans for peace talks and a deal on destroying Syrian chemical weapons. While 2 million Syrians have fled the civil war, there are more than 4 million people displaced inside the country and in urgent need of help, but violence and bureaucratic red-tape has slowed aid to a trickle, the United Nations has said. …


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US, EU bungled Arab Spring strategy: study

Washington (AFP) – The United States and the European Union lack strategy and influence in countries affected by the Arab Spring despite directing billions of dollars in aid towards the region since 2011, a report said Wednesday.

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Harsh treatment of Roma in France draws scrutiny

FILE - This Friday Aug. 10, 2012, file photo shows a Roma encampment set up near a highway in Clamart, west of Paris. A leading human rights group is calling on France to end its policy of forced evictions of Roma, saying they're being expelled from camps in record numbers and forced to wander between makeshift homes. France's top security official on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, defended the policy and went further, saying France has no obligation to welcome people who cannot support themselves. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)PARIS (AP) — France’s treatment of thousands of Roma migrants who have been expelled to Eastern Europe came under new scrutiny Wednesday from the European Commission and a leading rights group, after France’s top security official said the migrants had a “duty to return to their homeland.”