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  • Italy Renzi victory as Senate votes to fall on its sword

    Italy's Senate voted Tuesday to relinquish most of its power in a revolutionary move aimed at ending decades of political instability, to the delight of a triumphant Premier Matteo Renzi. Reforms are being carried out, Italy is changing. Senators voted 179 in favour and 16 against the reform…

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  • European human rights watchdog slams Roma segregation in Slovakia, Czech Republic

    Europe's human rights watchdog slammed Slovakia and the Czech Republic on Wednesday for lack of progress in eliminating segregation of Roma children in schools and hate speech in political discourse directed at Europe's poorest minority. In a report on Slovakia, the Council of Europe's Human…

    Reuters17 mins ago
  • The Latest: Czech watchdog condemns asylum conditions

    GENEVA (AP) — The latest news from the wave of refugees and other migrants fleeing Africa, Asia and the Middle East and heading for western Europe. All times local.

    Associated Press22 mins ago
  • Germany extends border controls until end-October

    Germany, facing a record migrant influx, will extend temporary border controls until the end of October, with a special focus on the Austrian border, the interior ministry said Tuesday. Berlin, which started to implement the controls on September 13, has told the European Commission it will…

    AFP52 mins ago
  • Syrian rebels fortify frontline with anti-tank missiles

    By Tom Perry BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian insurgents are deploying extensive supplies of anti-tank missiles provided by their foreign backers to counter ground attacks by the Syrian army and its allies, backed by heavy Russian air strikes, rebel commanders said on Tuesday. Two rebel commanders…

  • Polish election frontrunner eyes army tender shakeup, risks causing delays

    By Wiktor Szary and Pawel Sobczak WARSAW (Reuters) - The expected winner of Poland's Oct. 25 parliamentary election aims to shake up the country's military procurement plans but such a move could delay the modernization of its armed forces at a time of increased Russian assertiveness in eastern…

  • Officials seize more than half-ton of coke near Martinique

    FORT-DE-FRANCE, Martinique (AP) — Authorities in the French Caribbean island of Martinique say they have seized 1,180 pounts (535 kilograms) of cocaine destined for Europe.

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  • Refugees in Pakistan hit by aid cuts as Europe crisis drains funds

    By Asad Hashim PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - Aid programs for some of the 2.5 million Afghan refugees in Pakistan are being slashed amid the worst funding shortfall for a generation, as the European and Syrian migrant crisis uses up cash and dominates headlines, United Nations officials said. …

  • Wild aurochs-like cattle reintroduced in Czech Republic

    MILOVICE, Czech Republic (AP) — Such an animal has not been seen on Czech territory for hundreds of years.

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  • Scandal-hit VW to cut investment by 1 bn euros a year

    German auto giant Volkswagen announced Tuesday it would slash one billion euros off its annual investment budget and push ahead with its drive to develop electric cars in the wake of the diesel pollution scandal. The world's biggest carmaker in terms of sales, currently embroiled in its worst-ever…

  • Germany extends border controls in face of refugee influx

    Germany has extended controls along its borders until the end of October as refugees continue to stream in, the interior ministry said on Tuesday. Members of Europe's 26-nation 'Schengen zone' normally allow travelers to cross frontiers without passport checks, but governments can reintroduce…

  • EU migrant arrivals 170,000 in September: Frontex

    By Alastair Macdonald BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Some 170,000 irregular migrants entered the European Union in September, the bloc's border agency Frontex said on Tuesday, taking the total for the year so far to 710,000. Some of the increase may reflect double-counting, notably due to a surge in people…

  • To negotiate or not? That's the new Nordic puzzle over populism

    By Alistair Scrutton and Alister Doyle STOCKHOLM/OSLO (Reuters) - Years of political instability and policy impasse may be the price Sweden is about to pay for its traditional parties' refusal to countenance deals with far-right politicians. A collapsed budget deal has upset the genteel consensus…

  • Ronaldo receives Golden Boot award for Europe's top scorer

    MADRID (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo received his record fourth Golden Boot award on Tuesday after leading all scorers in Europe's domestic leagues last season.

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  • How to Double Your Money Every 4 Years

    In a recent study, a group of University professors show how 539 individual investors were able to consistently double their money every 3.5 years.

  • German investor confidence down as VW adds to worries

    BERLIN (AP) — A survey shows investor confidence in Germany, Europe's biggest economy, has fallen for the seventh consecutive month as concern about the fallout from the Volkswagen scandal adds to worries about weak growth in emerging economies.

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  • EU to suspend sanctions on 'Europe's last dictator' after vote

    The European Union has agreed to suspend sanctions against the regime of Belarussian strongman Alexander Lukashenko after he won a fifth term as president, even though observers said the poll was flawed. Once dubbed "Europe's last dictator" by Washington, Lukashenko, 61, won a fifth consecutive…

  • US drops ammo to anti-IS rebels as Syria regime advances

    US-led coalition forces parachuted in ammunition to rebels in Syria, stepping up their support for groups battling jihadists as regime troops fought their fiercest clashes in weeks, aided by Russian air strikes. Moscow entered Syria's multi-faceted civil war last month, when it began air strikes…