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World 03 Mar 2017 | 1:12 AM

Brussels tells EU states to detain more freely migrants awaiting deportation

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union member states should be ready to detain more migrants who have no case for asylum to prevent them from running away before they are deported, the chief migration official with the bloc's executive arm in Brussels said.

World 02 Mar 2017 | 11:22 PM

Turkey, U.S. on collision course over Kurdish role in battle for Syria's Raqqa

ANKARA/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Turkey is ruling out compromise with the United States over the involvement of Kurdish militia fighters in an assault in Syria, an obstacle for Washington's plan to deploy its strongest allies on the ground in a decisive showdown with Islamic State.

World 02 Mar 2017 | 9:44 PM

Serbia calls presidential election for April 2

BELGRADE (Reuters) - Serbia will hold a presidential election on April 2 that is seen as a litmus test of Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic's popularity, the parliamentary speaker said on Thursday.

World 02 Mar 2017 | 7:59 PM

Marine Le Pen loses EU parliament immunity

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union lawmakers lifted the EU parliamentary immunity of French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen on Thursday for tweeting pictures of Islamic State violence.

World 02 Mar 2017 | 1:35 PM

China accuses rights activist of "fake news" fabricating torture

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese state media said on Thursday that a prominent Chinese rights activist had made up "fake news" of torture to grab international headlines, but his defenders said the accusations were a coordinated attempt to smear his name.

World 02 Mar 2017 | 4:21 AM

Greeks protest as government, lenders discuss new austerity

ATHENS (Reuters) - Thousands of people protested in central Athens on Wednesday against new austerity measures that the Greek government and its lenders have been discussing in an effort to conclude a drawn-out bailout review and unlock funds for the country.

World 02 Mar 2017 | 1:53 AM

East Europeans decry 'double standards' for food, seek change to EU law

HAINBURG, Austria (Reuters) - When communism collapsed across central and eastern Europe in 1989, many Czechs and Slovaks flocked across newly unsealed borders to browse in shops in Austria full of high-quality goods they knew only from Western films.

World 02 Mar 2017 | 1:29 AM

Juncker launches post-Brexit EU reform proposals

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union chief executive Jean-Claude Juncker on Wednesday presented options for reforming the bloc to shore up its unity and popular support after Britain's shock decision to withdraw.

World 02 Mar 2017 | 1:16 AM

Germany's Gabriel sees no scope for easing Russian sanctions

VILNIUS (Reuters) - German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Wednesday there had hardly been any progress in implementing the Minsk peace agreement for eastern Ukraine, which meant no lifting of sanctions against Russia was in sight.

World 02 Mar 2017 | 12:57 AM

Chill is felt at Turkish universities after academics purged

ANKARA (Reuters) - Standing at a blackboard in an Ankara park, Sevilay Celenk delivers her lecture, titled: "Resisting with Stories". Several hundred students huddle in heavy coats against winter cold to listen as she describes the fears and struggles that echo through literature across societies.