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Spain offers to take Open Arms migrant vessel

Spain offers to take Open Arms migrant vessel

Spain on Sunday offered to take in the charity vessel Proactiva Open Arms with more than 100 migrants on board, slamming Italy's ‘inconceivable’ refusal to allow it to dock.

Six EU countries ready to take in stranded Open Arms migrants

Six EU countries ready to take in stranded Open Arms migrants

Six EU countries have agreed to take in some of the 147 migrants currently stranded on a rescue ship near the Italian island of Lampedusa, Rome announced ...

EU border force accused of allowing abuse of migrants: report

EU border force accused of allowing abuse of migrants: report

The European Union border force Frontex has allegedly been turning a blind eye to ill treatment of refugees by guards at EU external borders, according to media reports on Monday.

Qatari banks' assets in Europe jump 32% in 2018: QCB

Qatari banks' assets in Europe jump 32% in 2018: QCB

Qatar’s banking sector assets outside the country grew last year after a ‘considerable decline’ observed in 2017 in the aftermath of blockade, QCB data show.

Dozens of migrants still stuck on vessel in Italy port

Dozens of migrants still stuck on vessel in Italy port

An Italian coastguard vessel stranded in the Mediterranean with more than 130 migrants aboard has been allowed to dock in the eastern Sicilian port of Augusta but Rome on Sunday ...

Ice cubes for tigers as heatwave smashes records in Europe

Ice cubes for tigers as heatwave smashes records in Europe

Belgian zookeepers fed chickens in giant ice cubes to tigers on Wednesday as northern Europe baked in record temperatures during another heatwave that climate experts believe could become the new normal.

EU bans cod fishing in Baltic Sea

EU bans cod fishing in Baltic Sea

The EU announced Tuesday an immediate ban on fishing cod, the staple of Britain's fish and chips, in most of the Baltic Sea in response to an impending stock collapse.

Britain seeks Europe-led naval mission in Gulf

Britain seeks Europe-led naval mission in Gulf

Britain called on Monday for a European-led naval mission to ensure safe shipping through the Strait of Hormuz, days after Iran seized a British-flagged tanker in what London described as an act of "state piracy".

European powers urge Iran to release British-flagged tanker

European powers urge Iran to release British-flagged tanker

European powers urged Iran on Saturday to release a British-flagged tanker it seized in the Strait of Hormuz in what Britain called a "dangerous" move, warning its ships to avoid the strategic waterway.

Europe urges Iran to stick to troubled nuclear deal

Europe urges Iran to stick to troubled nuclear deal

European powers urged Iran on Tuesday to reverse its move to increase uranium enrichment, as a French envoy arrived in Tehran to boost efforts to save a landmark 2015 nuclear deal.

Iran says incentives to stick to nuclear deal are still 'not enough'

Iran says incentives to stick to nuclear deal are still 'not enough'

European proposals to boost business with Iran are a step forward but will likely be insufficient to stop Tehran from exiting its nuclear deal with major powers, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqhchi said Friday.

Germany breaks temperature record for June as heatwave grips Europe

Germany breaks temperature record for June as heatwave grips Europe

A new temperature record for the month of June was set in Germany on Wednesday, as France and Italy also sweltered in a heatwave affecting large swathes of Europe.