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MSF aid workers in Africa 'used prostitutes': BBC report

Aid workers for charity Medecins Sans Frontiers (MSF) used prostitutes in Africa, a BBC report said Thursday citing anonymous whistleblowers who also reported boasts of trading medicine for sex.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/21 22:43:42

Brave soul

Eight-year-old Maya Mohammad Ali Merhi walks using prosthetic legs made by her father from tin cans at a camp for displaced people, in the Syrian province of Idlib on Wednesday. Maya and her father were both born without lower limbs. Unable to afford real prosthetic limbs, her father made her a pair out of tin cans filled with cotton and scrap pieces of cloth.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/21 21:38:43

Erdogan doesn't rule out coalition if no majority

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said he does not rule out forming a coalition in parliament if his ruling-party led alliance does not win an overall majority in tight polls this weekend.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/21 21:38:42

EU vows not to create 'Guantanamo Bay for migrants' outside bloc

The EU said Thursday it was discussing plans with UN agencies to set up migrant processing centers in north African and other countries but insisted it would not create a "Guantanamo Bay for migrants."
Source: AFP | 2018/6/21 21:38:41

Pope seeks 'unity' in Geneva

Pope Francis called Thursday for deeper unity between the Catholic Church and other Christian faiths as he visited Geneva, a centre of Protestantism, amid Christianity's waning influence in Europe.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/21 21:38:40

Migration greatest challenge for Europe: Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday said migration is the greatest European challenge at the moment, calling for a common instead of unilateral solution in the bloc.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/21 19:09:04

EU retaliatory tariffs on U.S. products to come into effect on Friday

The European Union's retaliatory tariffs on a list of products in response to the United States tariffs on steel and aluminium will come into effect on Friday, the European Commission announced on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/21 10:08:52

US pullout from UNHRC shows disrespect for UN: Russia

The US decision to withdraw from the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) demonstrates its disrespect for the international body, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/21 9:28:32

Russia says to respond equally to NATO's bolstering combat forces

The Russian Defense Ministry on Wednesday accused the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) of strengthening combat forces near Russia's border and warned that Moscow will take mirror-like actions against NATO's moves.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/21 8:56:38

Italian leaders spend World Refugee Day talking immigration curbs

Italy's leaders spent World Refugee Day discussing how to curb illegal immigration in meetings held Wednesday in the nation's capital.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/21 8:41:56

Solidarity with refugees

Amnesty International activists in Venceslas Square in Prague on Wednesday protest the situation of refugees detained in Libyan detention centers.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/20 23:03:40

British PM faces Brexit showdown with rebels

British Prime Minister Theresa May faced a showdown with her pro-EU MPs on Wednesday over parliament's role in the final Brexit deal, which could influence her entire negotiation strategy.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/20 21:33:41

Italy's Salvini sparks outcry over Roma census plans

Italy's far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini on Tuesday defended his plans to count the Roma community living in the country and deport those without legal status, despite outrage at home and abroad.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/20 21:33:40

The dying circus

A woman walks past a van displaying life-sized paper mache animals during a demonstration by a group of fairground and circus workers who support the use of animals in their shows. They are also protesting against the cancellation of circuses on Tuesday on the Invalides Esplanade in Paris. The sign reads, “Circuses in France are dying.”
Source: VCG | 2018/6/20 21:23:40

Merkel, Macron agree on major EU reforms

Germany and France have agreed on major EU reform plans after German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron met Tuesday to prepare the June 28-29 EU summit.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/20 11:38:11

Russia to encourage return of compatriots amid dropping population

Russian is working on mechanisms to encourage nationals abroad to move back to the country, said Deputy Interior Minister Igor Zubov on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/20 9:20:04

UN Human Rights Council president stresses importance of strong, vibrant Council after US withdrawal

The President of the UN Human Rights Council Vojislav Suc on Tuesday stressed that it is essential that we uphold a strong and vibrant Council in times when the value and strength of multilateralism and human rights are being challenged on a daily basis.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/20 8:47:37

Merkel, Macron search for reforms to halt EU 'disintegration'

German Chancellor Angela Merkel hosted French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday to hammer out reforms that can stop the "disintegration" of the European Union, torn by populist forces and deep discord over immigration.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/19 22:03:40