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Angela Merkel appeals to Turkey to stop fresh wave of Syrian refugees

The Independent reports: “The German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said that she was “not just appalled, but horrified” by Russian attacks on Syrian civilians that have created a fresh wave of refugees, as she asked Turkey to make sure they … Continue reading

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Brussels on alert amid fears of Paris-style attacks

The Belfast Telegraph reports: Armed police and soldiers are patrolling the streets, subways are closed and many shops have shut their doors in the Belgian capital Brussels as the government issued a warning over possible Paris-style terror attacks. At least … Continue reading

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Germany expecting 800,000 migrants this year, 4 times as many as 2014

The Star reports: “Germany may receive as many as 800,000 people fleeing war and poverty this year, about quadruple last year’s number, as Europe’s refugee crisis forces policy-makers to shift attention from Greece’s debt woes. With Syria and the Balkans … Continue reading

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Many of Europe’s species have unfavourable conservation status

The (EU) Parliament Magazine reports on a recent assessment of the state of Europe’s biodiversity: Nature policy works when implemented well. The health of our natural environment is a key component of our health and wealth, but our recent assessments … Continue reading

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Nearly one in 10 of Europe’s wild bee species face extinction, says study

The Guardian reports on the findings of a recent study done into the condition of the wild bee population in Europe: Europe’s wild bee population is in dramatic decline with nearly one in 10 species facing the threat of extinction, … Continue reading

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Pollution-choked Paris introduces emergency traffic measures

Expatica.com reports on measures being planned by the Paris authorities to try and combat the smog which is currently affecting the city: Paris authorities have requested emergency traffic-limiting measures to be put in place on Friday, as the City of … Continue reading

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Obama facing rising pressure to send lethal aid to Ukraine

Fox News reports that president Obama is facing pressure to supply arms to the Ukranian government: President Obama is facing rising pressure from former officials, security analysts and top lawmakers to provide Ukraine lethal military aid to help battle Moscow-backed … Continue reading

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Europe Facing Crisis of Democracy: Polls in Many States To Trigger Instability

The International Business Times reports on the rising popularity of extreme and non-mainstream political parties in Europe and the effect that this could have on governments there: Europe will face many political earthquakes in 2015, according to a research conducted … Continue reading

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Cynical Europe, ‘ghost ships’ and the largest refugee crisis since WWII

This report by Deutsche Welle illustrates the situation in Italy in recent months as it faces an influx of refugees fleeing from conflict in the Middle East: “We are alone, there is no one, help us!” These were the words … Continue reading

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