Germany deported 80,000 refugees last year: Official

A top German official says Berlin has deported a record 80,000 refugees denied asylum last year and will set another record high in deportations in 2017.


Pedestrians in Russian capital Moscow pass a mural showing a map of the strategic peninsula of Crimea in the Baltic Sea

Kremlin has rejected White House calls to "return" Crimea to Ukraine, saying that the strategic peninsula in the Baltic Sea belongs to Russian Federation.


Police in Paris teargassing and 'stealing blankets from migrants', charity warns

Refugees sleeping on the streets in freezing conditions in Paris are having their blankets and sleeping bags stolen by police while being "violently" forced to move on.


Wahhabi preachers funded by Saudi Arabia have put Belgium at center of terrorism and extremism in Europe

Belgium's OCAM national crisis center has warned against Wahhabism being taught and promoted in most of the country's mosques which is funded by Saudi Kingdom.


Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy to face trial over 2012 campaign financing

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy could face a one-year prison sentence if convicted.


Benjamin Netanyahu arrives at 10 Downing Street for a meeting in central London with his British Prime Minister Theresa May

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the "responsible" countries should follow US President Donald Trump in imposing new sanctions against Iran before the meeting with his British counterpart Theresa May in London.


Donald Trump 'beheads' Lady Liberty in controversial Der Spiegel weekly magazine cover on its Friday edition

German weekly magazine Der Spiegel has published a controversial cartoon of US President Donald Trump on its cover, depicting him as an extremist, who beheaded the Statue of Liberty while shouting "America First."


Dutch far-right politician Geert Wilders and French National Front leader Marine Le Pen pose for a selfie

European populist leaders seeking for several years for a common ground to control the influx of refugees, now with Trump's immigration ban, they find a "a path-finder", ''trailblazer" and an " added bonus."


Around 1.7 million signed a petition to cancel US president Donald Trump visit to UK

Britain's parliament members will debate whether US President Donald Trump should be granted a state visit to the country or not after nearly 1.7 million signed a petition to cancel the visit.


French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault pays an official visit to Iran in order to attend an economic meeting in Tehran

France's Foreign Minister Jean-Marc has arrived in Tehran to hold talks with senior Iranian officials on important economic and political issues.


UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn

US President Donald Trump should be blocked from making his planned state visit to Britain as long as his "Muslim ban" policy remains in place, says UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.


US President Donald Trump (L) and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin (R)

Putin and Trump due to speak by phone on Saturday

Kremlin says Russian leader Vladimir Putin and his American counterpart are expected to speak on telephone on Saturday, first such a direct conversation after Trump's inauguration ceremony.


Russia's leader Vladimir Putin (R) shakes hands with Jordan's King Abdullah II(L)

Russia's President Vladimir Putin has rejected military options as a solution to end the six-year conflict in Syria and expressed optimism over cessation of hostilities in the Arab country.


British Prime Minister Theresa May wants to trigger Brexit before March

Britain says it will publish legislation on Thursday seeking parliament's approval to begin the formal withdrawal negotiations from the European Union as Prime Minister Theresa May agreed to lawmakers' demands to publish her Brexit plan.


Former education minister Benoît Hamon cast his ballot in Sunday's Socialist primary in Trappes, southwest France

Preliminary vote counts from the first round of the primary elections, which was held on Sunday, shows that Benoit Hamon and Manuel Valls are ahead of the other five participants.


US President Donald Trump's inaugural speech

Donald Trump, a businessman-turned politician, delivered his first address in Washington to the nation as the new US President shortly after taking the oath of office which sparked a backlash from German politician.


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