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Refugee crisis: Northern Greece struggles to house new arrivals

The second-largest city in northern Greece, Thessaloniki, has apparently run out of room completely to house new arrivals. Refugee support agencies are reporting a surge in homelessness in northern Greece. The surge is being attributed to the big rise in refugees avoiding the Greek islands and using the land border from Turkey across the Evros […]

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Afghan war: Pentagon blocks release of key facts

The Pentagon has sought to limit the amount of publicly available information about the 16-year-old war in Afghanistan. The Pentagon has restricted the release of critical information on the challenges faced in the war in Afghanistan, a move that will limit transparency, the US government’s top watchdog on Afghanistan said. For years, the Special Inspector […]

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Feds will perform hands-on inspection of limo in deadly crash

SCHOHARIE, N.Y. — Federal investigators will finally be able to perform a hands-on inspection of the limousine in a crash that killed 20 people in October, ending a long public impasse with the criminal prosecutor. The agreement reached in Schoharie County court Tuesday is designed to end the public feud between the National Transportation Safety Board and […]

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Honduras President Hernandez sworn in amid protests

Juan Orlando Hernandez takes oath of office for a second term amid protests against a bitterly disputed election. Tegucigalpa – Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez was sworn in for a second term amid protests over what the opposition calls “electoral fraud”.  Hernandez’s inauguration on Saturday comes under the shadow of more than 30 deaths related to […]

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UAE-backed separatists launch 'coup' in southern Yemen

Prime Minister Ahmed bin Dagher accuses separatists of staging a putsch after taking over government buildings in Aden. Yemen’s prime minister has accused southern separatist forces backed by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) of staging a “coup” after they seized several government offices during deadly clashes in the port city of Aden.  “In Aden, legitimacy is being […]

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U.S. warns of 'serious consequences' after Venezuela moves against Guaido

CARACAS (Reuters) – The Trump administration warned of “serious consequences” after Venezuela’s government moved to freeze the bank accounts of self-proclaimed interim president Juan Guaido on Tuesday, while state-run oil company PDVSA sought to sidestep U.S. sanctions. The sweeping sanctions on PDVSA, announced on Monday and aimed at curbing crude exports to the United States […]

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9 mailbox broken into over a month in St. Albert: RCMP

St. Albert RCMP are looking for the public’s help after several Canada Post community mailboxes were broken into over the past month. Nine break-ins were reported to police in the community north of Edmonton between Dec. 24, 2018 and Jan. 28. In some cases, the locks of mailboxes were broken off, and in others the […]