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Antonio Tajani urges for building refugee camps in Libya

The European Union committed 50 million euros to help the countries of West Africa's Sahel region set up a multinational force to combat Islamist militant groups.

Media in BRICS nations vow deeper cooperation

BRICS comprises five major developing countries - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

EU chief threatens anti-refugee members states with sanctions

Eastern European countries including Hungary, Poland and Slovakia have flatly opposed an EU plan adopted in 2015.

Will the US pull out of the UNHRC too?

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said the US is "reviewing its participation" in the Human Rights Council over what said is the group's "chronic anti-Israel bias".
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EU funds African force to combat Islamist militants

The European Union committed 50 million euros to help the countries of West Africa's Sahel region set up a multinational force to combat Islamist militant groups.

Arab nations cut diplomatic ties with Qatar

Doha has long faced accusations that it is a state sponsor of terror.

UN chief calls for sustained climate action

The governor of the Bank of Portugal has called the measures that the European Commission has taken.
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China joins the EU in support of Paris Agreement

China has been the world's biggest emitter of greenhouse gases stoking global warming since 2007.

More than 60,000 migrants reach European shores in 2017

The organization has also recorded at least 1,530 deaths on the Mediterranean in 2017.

Militants attack Coptic Christians in Egypt

Masked gunmen riding in three SUVs opened fire Friday on a packed bus taking Coptic Christians on a visit to a monastery south of Egypt’s capital, killing at least 28 people, including two little children.

Taiwan becomes the first Asian country to allow same-sex marriages

Taiwan’s Constitutional Court ruled in favor of same-sex marriage, punctuating a yearslong campaign by advocates for gay rights in one of the continent’s most liberal democracies.

EU joins African, Caribbean and Pacific countries in climate deal push

The EU and the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) made the call at a UN climate change conference taking place in Bonn.

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