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European Shares Fall Led by Travel Stocks after Brussels Attacks

By Atul Prakash and Danilo Masoni LONDON/MILAN, March 22 – European shares fell on Tuesday with travel and leisure stocks leading the market lower after attacks at Brussels airport and in the city’s metro system killed at least 21 people. A suicide bomber blew himself up at Brussels airport killing at least 11 people and

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EU-Turkey Deal Fails to Stem Refugee Flight to Greece

By Karolina Tagaris LESBOS, Greece, March 20 – They waved, cheered and smiled, elated to have made it to Europe at dawn on Sunday in a packed blue rubber motor boat. The 50 or so refugees and migrants were among the first to arrive on the Greek island of Lesbos on day one after an

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EU-Turkey Migrant Scheme Could Start Sunday: EU officials

By Francesco Guarascio and Alastair Macdonald BRUSSELS, March 18 – A plan to return all irregular migrants arriving on Greek islands back to Turkey could take effect on Sunday if EU leaders strike a deal on Friday with the Turkish prime minister, senior EU officials said. German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned overnight that any delay

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EU Leaders Meet on Libya as Migrant Flows Rise

BRUSSELS, March 18 – Europe’s major powers will discuss Libya in the margins of an EU summit on Friday, with leaders expected to focus on efforts to end the political chaos and conflict in the country and rising migrant flows. The leaders of Britain, Germany, France, Italy, along with Spain, Malta and the EU’s foreign

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EU-Turkey Migrant Plan is Morally, Legally Flawed: Amnesty

DUBAI, March 13 (Reuters) – A draft European Union plan to send back some migrants to Turkey has legal and moral flaws and could put vulnerable people at risk, the head of Amnesty International said, calling on Europe to take in more people seeking refuge instead. Under a tentative deal struck last Monday, Turkey agreed

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“Game Changer”: How EU May Shut Turkish Door On Migrants

By Alastair Macdonald BRUSSELS, March 8  – A European Union draft deal with Turkey to stop migrants reaching Greece introduces a harder edge of coercion to what critics have derided as a hitherto feeble EU response to a crisis tearing it apart. Just last week, some saw European Council President Donald Tusk running short on

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EU Welcomes Bold Turkey Plan to Stop Migrants, Defers Decision

By Humeyra Pamuk and Gabriela Baczynska BRUSSELS, March 8 – European Union leaders welcomed Turkey’s offer on Monday to take back all migrants who cross into Europe from its soil and agreed in principle to Ankara’s demands for more money, faster EU membership talks and quicker visa-free travel in return. However, key details remained to

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Polls Suggest Britain Likely to Vote to Remain in E.U.

By Estelle Shirbon LONDON, Feb 24 – The “in” camp is ahead by a 12-point lead ahead of a referendum on whether Britain should stay in or withdraw from the European Union, but the gap has narrowed, according to the latest opinion poll. Support for staying in stood at 51 percent, while 39 percent wanted

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British Business Bosses Say Exit from EU Would Hit Economy and Jobs

By Kate Holton and James Davey LONDON, Feb 23 – The bosses at more than a third of Britain’s biggest companies said on Tuesday leaving the European Union would put the economy at risk, backing Prime Minister David Cameron’s call for Britain to vote to stay in the June referendum. The pound posted its biggest

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