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EU sets June deadline for agreement on refugees

EU sets June deadline for agreement on refugees

European Union leaders appealed for unity in a last-ditch effort to break their deadlock on sharing out refugees by June, telling reluctant eastern states that they could otherwise be outvoted on a dispute that has shaken the bloc’s foundations.

Belgian trial delayed for Paris attacks suspect

Belgian trial delayed for Paris attacks suspect

The Belgian trial of Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam, which was scheduled to begin on Monday in Brussels, has been delayed, the court said yesterday.

Man armed with knife shot at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport

Man armed with knife shot at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport

Dutch military police have shot and wounded a man armed with a knife, who burst into their office at Amsterdam’s busy Schiphol airport, police told AFP.

Social Democrats agree to govt talks with Merkel

Social Democrats agree to govt talks with Merkel

Germany’s Social Democrats (SPD) have agreed to open exploratory talks on building a government with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives, taking Europe’s biggest economy a small step closer towards a new coalition.

Philippines tops ‘bloody year of land-rights killings’

Philippines tops ‘bloody year of land-rights killings’

More than two people were killed every week on average this year defending their right to land and resources, with the Philippines recording the highest number of casualties amidst a government crackdown on rural communities, a rights group said.

Supreme Court dismisses case against Imran Khan

Supreme Court dismisses case against Imran Khan

Pakistan’s Supreme Court has cleared opposition leader Imran Khan of accusations of failing to declare assets, but barred his party’s secretary general from parliament.

Argentina pension reforms spark protest

Argentina pension reforms spark protest

A trade union-organised march in Buenos Aires descended into violence, with thousands of protesters clashing with police as they demanded lawmakers reject a controversial pension reform plan.

Chile election ‘likely to be decided by small margin’

Chile election ‘likely to be decided by small margin’

The winner of Chile’s presidential run-off election tomorrow could be decided by a relatively small group of voters following a surge of left wing enthusiasm in Latin America’s fifth-biggest economy.

Warnings over GST roll-out ‘was ignored by government’

Warnings over GST roll-out ‘was ignored by government’

The government ignored several warnings from private companies that the complex technology required for a nationwide goods and services tax (GST) to work smoothly was not ready for launch, several people who worked on the project said.

Trump urges Moore to concede Alabama race

Trump urges Moore to concede Alabama race

President Donald Trump called on fellow Republican Roy Moore yesterday to concede to Democrat Doug Jones in the Alabama US Senate race, following the party’s stinging loss in the southern US state earlier this week.

Harry and Meghan to marry on May 19

Harry and Meghan to marry on May 19

Prince Harry and his American fiancee, Meghan Markle, will marry on May 19, his office Kensington Palace said yesterday.

EU launches next phase of Brexit, warns of tough talks

EU launches next phase of Brexit, warns of tough talks

The European Union yesterday agreed to move Brexit talks onto trade and a transition pact but some leaders cautioned that the final year of divorce negotiations before Britain’s exit could be fraught with peril.

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