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Euro-Muslims willing to embrace non-Muslims

A survey of Muslims in 15 European Union countries finds most are willing to embrace non-Muslims, but they often feel rebuffed by the majority populations of the places they live.

Does Italy have the solution for Europe’s migrant crisis?

Rescue boats could be refused port in Italy if they don’t sign onto the proposed code of conduct.

Why do 71 nations don’t want to ban nuclear weapons?

To loud applause, Elayne Whyte Gomez, president of the UN conference that has been negotiating the legally binding treaty, announced the results of the “historic” vote — 122 nations in favor, the Netherlands opposed, and Singapore abstaining.

Will money for Libya solve Europe’s migrant crisis?

France, Germany and the European Union pledged more money for Libya’s coast guard and more support for Italy to cope with a surge of migrant arrivals from Africa.

Can Europeans learn to live with terror attacks?

The steady stream of attacks on centers of daily life have drawn pledges from Europeans not to let terrorists change how they live, but in ways large and small they already have.

Is it time for the EU to improve its human rights record?

The European Union has made progress in ensuring its sanctions allow for legal challenges and don’t harm human rights.

US military shoots down Iranian-made drone in Syria

It's the third time this month that that the US has downed aircraft affiliated with Syrian President Bashar Assad’s government.

Is the world really a better place these days?

Devastating conflicts, violence and persecution in places like Syria and South Sudan had left a record 65.6 million people uprooted from their homes by the end of 2016.

Greens and Socialists meps call condemns anti-refugee policy

The leaders of the Greens and Socialists penned a joint letter to EU Council president Donald Tusk condemning the current strategy of trying to keep new migrants out.

EU to launch new probe against the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland

Poland and Hungary have refused to take in a single person under a plan agreed in 2015 to relocate 160,000 asylum-seekers.

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.

US and Russia try to exploit Venezuela food crisis

The United States and Russia have found a new geopolitical 'battlefield' in Venezuela.

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