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World condemns Brussels bombings as strike on European democracy

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CRISIS MEETING. French president Francois Hollande (C) speaks with Prime Minister Manuel Valls (R) and minister of defence Jean-Yves Le Drian (L) after they held a crisis defense meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, March 22, 2016. Photo by Ian Langsdon/EPA
World leaders unite in condemning the carnage in Brussels and vowed to combat terrorism

BRUSSELS, Belgium (Mar. 23, 2016) — World leaders united Tuesday, March 22, in condemning the carnage in Brussels and vowed to combat terrorism, after Islamic State (ISIS) bombers killed around 35 people in a strike at the symbolic heart of the EU.

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Suicide car bombing kills 34 in central Ankara

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MANGLED. A destroyed bus is seen in the street after an explosion in Ankara, Turkey, March 13, 2016. Stringer/EPA
The blast at a bus stop near Kizilay square is the second major attack in the heart of the Turkish capital in less than a month

ANKARA, Turkey (Mar. 14, 2016) — A suicide car bomb ripped through a busy square in central Ankara on Sunday, March 13, killing at least 34 people and wounding 125, officials said, the latest in a spate of deadly attacks to hit Turkey.

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EU chief sees first consensus on migrant crisis

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CONSENSUS? Migrants and refugees from Pakistan who arrived at the Greek island of Lesvos, wait at the port of Mytilini, Lesvos island, March 2, 2016. File photo by Panagiotis Balaskas/EPA
New official figures show that a record 1.2 million asylum seekers arrived in the EU in 2015 – more than double the figure from the year before

BRUSSELS, Belgium (Mar. 5, 2016) — EU president Donald Tusk struck an unusually upbeat note on the migrant crisis Friday, March 4 as Turkey raised the possibility of taking back non-Syrian asylum seekers.

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28 killed in Ankara bomb attack on Turkish military

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UP IN FLAMES. Firefighters try to extinguish the flames at the scene of a car bomb detonation close to buildings of the Turkish military, in Ankara, Turkey, February 17, 2016. Stringer/EPA
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed retaliation against the perpetrators of the attack, which came on the heels of a spate of deadly strikes in Turkey blamed on jihadists but also on Kurdish rebels

ANKARA, Turkey (Feb. 18, 2016) — At least 28 people were killed and 61 wounded Wednesday, February 17, by a car bomb targeting the Turkish military in the heart of the capital Ankara, the latest in a string of attacks to shake the country.

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EU ‘gives Greece 3 months’ to strengthen border against migrants

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‘STRENGTHEN BORDER.’ Refugees and migrants disembark from a ferry at the port of Piraeus coming from the island of Lesvos, Greece, February 10, 2016. File photo by Orestis Panagiotou/EPA
The decision is the culmination of weeks of pressure on Greece, the main gateway for the million refugees and migrants who entered Europe last year

BRUSSELS, Belgium (Feb. 13, 2016) — EU member states on Friday, February 12 gave Greece a 3-month ultimatum to remedy “deficiencies” in controlling the influx of migrants or effectively face suspension from the Schengen passport-free zone.

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Erdogan threatens to send refugees to EU as NATO steps in

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‘GOODBYE’ REFUGEES? In this file photo, Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan attends the inauguration of the refurbishment works of the Turkey Square in Santiago de Chile, Chile, February 2, 2016. File photo by Sebastian Silva/EPA
Alarm is growing in EU capitals that thousands of migrants are still crossing the Aegean daily from Turkey after over a million made the perilous journey last year

ANKARA, Turkey (Feb. 12, 2016) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday, February 11 threatened to send the millions of refugees in Turkey to European Union (EU) member states, as Continue reading Erdogan threatens to send refugees to EU as NATO steps in