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Don’t blackmail us over security, EU warns May

Thursday 30 March 2017 07 Anushka Asthana, Daniel Boffey, Heather Stewart and Peter Walker Prime minister’s remarks in article 50 letter prompt reply that other member states will not accept security collaboration as bargaining chip Theresa May wrote in the article 50 letter: ‘Failure to reach agreement would mean our cooperation in the fight against crime and terrorism would be ...

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Kenya court orders parliament to pass gender quota

By AFP Added 30th March 2017 The 2010 constitution requires that no more than two thirds of lawmakers should be men, a principle hailed at the time as a big step towards equality. Kenya’s High Court on Wednesday gave parliament 60 days to enact legislation that would make it obligatory to have more female lawmakers, or face dissolution. The 2010 ...

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146 migrants feared missing after boat capsizes in Med

By AFP Thursday, 30 March 2017 Migrants overcrowd a wooden vessel during a rescue operation by the Spansh NGO proactiva Open Arms in central Mediterranean Sea off the Libyan coast, March 29, 2017 (Photo: Reuters) About 146 migrants are feared missing after their boat capsized after leaving Libya, according to a Gambian youth who was rescued following the disaster, the ...

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Why Somalis are fleeing their country and seeking refuge in Canada

March 29, 2017 By Katie Dangerfield  Online Producer  Global News WATCH: Somalia is one of the four African countries struggling to keep around 20 million people alive as a massive famine grips the country. – A A + Listen In the wake of a catastrophic famine and wide-spread drought, Somalis are fleeing their country in order to seek refuge in places like Canada ...

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Turkey announces end to military operation in Syria

By DW Date: 29.03.2017 Turkey’s prime minister has announced an end to the operation known as “Euphrates Shield.” The offensive was launched last summer as part of the fight against the so-called “Islamic State.” Reuters/K. Ashawi The military operation known as “Euphrates Shield” is now over, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim announced on Wednesday. Yildirim said in an interview with a ...

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‘Carlos the Jackal’ jailed over 1974 Paris grenade attack

Tuesday 28 March 2017 The notorious terrorist gets a third life sentence over an attack on a shopping centre that killed two people and injured 32. Carlos the Jackal in the 1970s By Gary Anderson, News Reporter Terrorist “Carlos the Jackal” has been jailed for life for a third time over a deadly 1974 attack on a Paris shopping centre. ...

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Men sentenced for Milton Keynes murder

Tuesday 28 March 2017 Mohamed Noor (left) and Albert Prempeh. Credit: Thames Valley Police   Two men have been convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum term of 30 years each following a murder in Milton Keynes. Mohamed Noor, aged 33, of Radworthy, Furzton, and Albert Prempeh, aged 35, of no fixed abode, were convicted and sentenced of ...

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UK absence from EU’s 60th anniversary ‘a sad moment’, says Jean-Claude Juncker

By SKY NEWS Saturday 25 March 2017 The head of the European Commission believes the bloc is strong enough to weather the “daunting” challenges it faces. Britain’s absence from the EU’s 60th birthday celebrations is “a sad moment”, EU chief Jean-Claude Juncker has said. The president of the European Commission also restated his view that the UK’s departure from the ...

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COMMUNIQUÉ – NAIROBI DECLARATION ON SOMALI REFUGEES

Please find attached NAIROBI DECLARATION ON DURABLE SOLUTIONS FOR SOMALI REFUGEES AND REINTEGRATION OF RETURNEES IN SOMALIA NAIROBI, KENYA, 25TH MARCH 2017 I. Preamble We, the Heads of State and Government of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), convening in Nairobi, Kenya on 25th March 2017 at the Special Summit on protection and durable solutions for Somali refugees and reintegration ...

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Costa Rica detains Somali with alleged terrorism links

By UK REUTERS Fri Mar 24, 2017 Costa Rica detained a Somali citizen suspected of “international terrorism” after he entered the Central American country from neighbouring Panama, Costa Rica’s security ministry said on Thursday. U.S. authorities “confirmed that the person is allegedly linked to international terrorist organizations and sought his immediate detention to begin investigating the case,” the ministry said ...

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