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ARCHIVE - Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU lr), CSU leader Horst Seehofer, Federal Minister of Transport Alexander Dobrindt (CSU) and the chairman of the CDU / CSU parliamentary group, Volker Kauder, strengthened themselves in the Parliamentary Society in Berlin after the exploratory talks on 18.10.2017 a Jamaican coalition between the Union and the FDP. Union, FDP and Greens start sounding for a Jamaican coalition. Photo: Kay Nietfeld / dpa
ARCHIVE - Federal Chancellor Angela Merk […]

German coalition talks: the main battlegrounds

Leaders of the Christian Alliance, which belongs to German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the Social Democrats, are continuing consultations on Wednesday to form a governing coalition.
Migrants rescued from the Mediterranean on board the Aquarius, a boat belonging to the NGO Doctors Without Borders, off the Italian coast, 27 June 2017. Thousands of migrants were rescued over the last few days as they made their way from Libya to Italy. Photo: Lena Klimkeit/dpa
Migrants rescued from the Mediterranean […]

Libya’s slave trade and torture scar African migrants for life

Reports of African migrants being tortured, killed and sold as slaves in Libya have caused a global outcry. The few who manage to escape the horrors carry deep physical and psychological scars.
French President Emmanuel Macron arrives at the World Climate Change Conference in Bonn (North Rhine-Westphalia) on 15.11.2017. Photo: Henning Kaiser / dpa
French President Emmanuel Macron arrives […]

Macron calls for ‘massive’ support to rescue migrants from Libya

French President Emmanuel Macron called the trafficking of African migrants a "crime against humanity" on Tuesday as he made his first major address on the continent before a crowd of university students in Burkina Faso.
Migrants wait to be rescued by members of Proactiva Open Arms NGO in the Mediterranean Sea, some 12 nautical miles north of Libya, on October 4, 2016. At least 1,800 migrants were rescued off the Libyan coast, the Italian coastguard announced, adding that similar operations were underway around 15 other overloaded vessels. / AFP PHOTO / ARIS MESSINIS
Migrants wait to be rescued by members o […]

EU plans to take 50,000 refugees from Africa, Mideast

The EU has unveiled plans to take at least 50,000 refugees directly from Africa, the Middle East and Turkey to discourage migrant boats from making the risky Mediterranean crossing.
EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker will be speaking at the EU Parliament in Strasbourg on 9 September 2015. (to dpa "The situation of the Union: how to continue with Europe after the Bundestag election" of 12.09.2017) Photo: Patrick Seeger / dpa
EU Commission President Jean-Claude Junc […]

Juncker urges EU to use positive momentum to chart future direction

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has revealed his future "pathways" for the European Union after Brexit.
Migrants rescued from the Mediterranean on board the Aquarius, a boat belonging to the NGO Doctors Without Borders, off the Italian coast, 27 June 2017. Thousands of migrants were rescued over the last few days as they made their way from Libya to Italy. Photo: Lena Klimkeit/dpa
Migrants rescued from the Mediterranean […]

EU must not stop vulnerable migrants from leaving Libya, Oxfam warns

The European Union should not hinder migrants from leaving Libya, where they are often subject to torture, slave labour and sexual violence, international charity Oxfam warned Wednesday.
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