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  • Jagger and Scorsese strum up rock 'n' roll's 'Game of Thrones'

    The 1970s may have been the decade that fashion forgot, but Martin Scorsese believes that was because the world was too busy with drugs, sex and rock 'n' roll to care. Scorsese, who made his name with "Mean Streets" in 1973 as the city's music scene roared its loudest, has been working on and off…

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  • U.N. agency seeks to end rift on new aircraft emission rules

    By Allison Lampert and Valerie Volcovici MONTREAL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Europe and the United States tried to bridge differences over emissions standards for aircraft on Sunday as global aviation leaders prepared to adopt new rules that could affect Boeing Co and Airbus Group's production of the…

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  • German police search two homes in anti-terror raids

    German police on Sunday searched the homes of two men suspected of having ties to "a terrorist group" in Syria, federal prosecutors said. The anti-terror raids took place near the western city of Mainz. The federal prosecutor's office said the men were "suspected of having taken part in Syria's…

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  • Hollande, Merkel stress migrant crisis needs EU solution

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande stressed on Sunday the migrant crisis, which brought more than a million people to the European Union last year, needs an EU-level solution. Merkel, who opened her country's borders to Syrians fleeing civil war last summer, is…

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  • Turkey delivers aid across border as Syrian forces step up Aleppo assault

    By Humeyra Pamuk and Lisa Barrington ONCUPINAR, Turkey/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Aid trucks and ambulances entered Syria from Turkey on Sunday to help tens of thousands of people who have fled an escalating government assault on Aleppo, as air strikes targeted villages on the road linking the city to the…

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  • Two migrant women dead from cold in Bulgaria: Minister

    Two female migrants found dead in a mountainous rural region of Bulgaria died due to freezing conditions, authorities said Sunday, as asylum seekers continue to try to reach the EU despite harsh winter weather. As refugees continued to flow from Greece through the Balkans on their way to western…

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  • Thatcher would have backed UK staying in EU: advisor

    Former prime minister Margaret Thatcher would have supported David Cameron's draft renegotiation of Britain's EU terms of membership, her closest advisor said Sunday. Lord Charles Powell said Thatcher, whose fevered hostility to Brussels in the latter part of her premiership led to her downfall in…

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  • UK Labour leader backs staying in EU

    Britain's opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said Saturday that staying in the European Union was in the country's best interests. The left-wing veteran, who has displayed a eurosceptic streak throughout his political life, said his party would make the case for a "social Europe" during the…

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  • Thousands march across Europe in anti-Islam Pegida rallies

    A march by Germany's anti-Islamic organisation Pegida drew thousands to the eastern city of Dresden on Saturday with rallies in support of the movement also held in a string of other European cities. In Prague, around 5,000 people turned out for a Pegida-inspired march organised by two far-right…

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  • Labour leader sticks to 'in' camp in Britain's EU debate

    The opposition Labour Party will campaign for Britain to remain in the European Union in an upcoming referendum, its leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Saturday, after a dissenter from his party had suggested Corbyn might still join the "out" camp. A eurosceptic left-winger who voted "no" to Europe in a…

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  • Guernsey cannot take in Syrians due to 'Islamophobia': minister

    The Channel Island of Guernsey could not take in any of the Syrian refugees flooding Europe due to "Islamophobia" in the British dependency, its chief minister said. "Negativity" would make it difficult to provide them with security, Jonathan Le Tocq said, according to the BBC. Guernsey's policy…

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  • Tottenham goes 2nd in Premier League by beating Watford 1-0

    LONDON (AP) — Tottenham is providing another element of unpredictability to a Premier League title race defying all expectations.

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  • Polls paint mixed picture for Irish PM ahead of election

    Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny's conservative party halted a recent slide in popularity according to one opinion poll on Saturday, but fell sharply in another, maintaining the potential for an inconclusive outcome at upcoming elections. Ireland votes on Feb. 26 in what promises to be a tight…

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  • Anti-Islamic protesters arrested at banned rally in Calais

    Anti-migrant protesters in the French port city of Calais Saturday clashed with police as they defied a ban and rallied in support of a Europe-wide initiative by the Islamophobic Pegida movement. Around 150 protesters gathered in central Calais carrying signs such as "This is our home," waving the…

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  • Turkey tightens visa rules for Iraqi citizens 'to fight illegal immigration'

    Turkey has tightened its visa rules for Iraqi citizens as a sign of its "determination to fight illegal immigration," the foreign ministry said Saturday. Under previous rules, Iraqi citizens were able to enter Turkey by obtaining sticker type visas at Turkish borders, valid for 30 days. Now Iraqi…

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  • Germany's Catholic Church calls for 'reduction' in refugees

    The German Catholic Church called for a reduction in the influx of refugees arriving in Germany, saying the country cannot take in "all the world's needy," according to an interview published Saturday. Germany has been struggling to cope with 1.1 million asylum seekers that arrived in 2015 and…

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  • EU ministers want to buttress borders to stem refugee flow

    AMSTERDAM (AP) — European Union nations anxious to stem the flow of asylum-seekers coming through the Balkans are increasingly considering sending more help to non-member Macedonia as a better way to protect European borders instead of relying on EU member Greece.

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