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Turkey, EU Face Big Hurdles to Migration Deal

BRUSSELS, Nov. 25 (Reuters) – Prospects for a grand bargain between Europe and Turkey to stem a flow of migrants into the continent are uncertain days before a summit on Sunday meant to seal a deal and put fraying relations back on a firm footing, EU and Turkish officials say. How much money Turkey will

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Turkey Does Not Want Escalation After Russian Jet Downed: Pres. Erdogan

By Nick Tattersall and Humeyra Pamuk ISTANBUL, Nov 25 – President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday that Turkey did not want any escalation after it shot down a Russian warplane near the Syrian border, saying it had simply acted to defend its own security and the “rights of our brothers” in Syria. But while neither

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U.N. Accuses Houthis of Blocking Supply Routes to Yemen’s Taiz

DUBAI, Nov 25 – A senior United Nations official has accused Yemen’s dominant Houthi group of obstructing the delivery of humanitarian supplies to civilians in Taiz and warned that up to 200,000 people are living under “virtual siege” in the city. Supporters of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, backed by Arab coalition forces, have been trying

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Russia Eyes Economic Retaliation Against Turkey

By Maria Kiselyova MOSCOW, Nov. 25 (Reuters) – Russia is to send an advanced air defence system to reinforce its air base in Syria and is considering cancelling a raft of joint business projects with Ankara after Turkey shot down of one of its warplanes, top government officials said. The incident, which resulted in the

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Kerry’s Visit to Israel-Palestine Focuses on Restoring Calm

By Maher Abukhater Ramallah, Nov 25 – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry rounded up on Tuesday a one day visit to Palestine and Israel that did not create any results that could resuscitate the moribund Palestinian-Israeli peace process. Upon arrival in Israel, Kerry held talks with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu before traveling to Ramallah

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France’s PM Says Europe Can’t Take In More Refugees

BERLIN, Nov. 25  – European countries are stretched to their limits in the refugee crisis and cannot take in any more new arrivals, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls was quoted as saying in a German newspaper on Wednesday. Europe is grappling with its worst refugee crisis since World War Two. Germany so far has taken

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Chicago Charges Cop in Black Teen’s Death

By Mary Wisniewski and P.J. Huffstutter CHICAGO, Nov 25  – A white Chicago policeman who killed a black teenager was charged with murder on Tuesday, hours before authorities released a long-awaited video that shows the youth walking away from officers as he is shot 16 times. The graphic footage of last year’s shooting, taken from

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Pakistani Man Faces Sentencing in U.S. Over Al Qaeda Plot

By Nate Raymond NEW YORK, Nov 24 – A Pakistani man is scheduled to be sentenced on Tuesday after a U.S. jury convicted him of plotting to bomb a shopping center in England as part of an Al Qaeda plan for attacks in Europe and the United States. Abid Naseer, 29, faces life in prison

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Fire Kills 18 African Refugees at Algeria Camp

ALGIERS, Nov. 24 (Reuters) – At least 18 people died and 37 others were injured when a fire broke out at a camp for African refugees in southern Algeria on Tuesday, Algerian official media reported, citing civil protection services. Algeria’s south has become a traditional route for African migrants and refugees fleeing poverty and violence

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