Germany took in 1.1 million asylum seekers in 2015

AFP Germany took in almost 1.1 million asylum-seekers this year, an all-time record and five times last year's total, a newspaper reported Wednesday citing unpublished official figures. Monthly arrivals for all of December reached…

1 Million above entered Europe as refugees

The Independent More than a million refugees have reached Europe so far this year by sea alone as migration continues on a scale not seen since the Second World War. The vast majority were packed into flimsy dinghys sent from…

Floods in Missouri close the Mississippi

BBC A five-mile (8km) section of the Mississippi River near St Louis, Missouri, has been closed to vessels as rising water levels caused "hazardous conditions", the US Coast Guard said. Storms and tornadoes have lashed…

$2 million a week, Donald Trump to spend on his campaign

Independent Donald Trump has said that he will spend at least $2million a week on his campaign to become the Republican party’s presidential candidate. The billionaire frontrunner, who has not spent large sums as part of…

ISIS eyes Algeria as “symbolic target”

Aljazeera Algiers - Dozens of top African police officials met in Algiers this month to ratify legal documents related to the creation of Afripol, the pan-African law enforcement agency expected to begin operations next…

Algerian army killed 109 terrorist in 2015

Middle East Eye The Algerian army killed a total of 109 "terrorists", the term used by the government for armed Islamist fighters, and arrested another 36 in 2015, according to the defence ministry on Monday. Troops also seized…

Here’s the six biggest political surprises of 2015

NBC News The 2016 presidential campaign is finishing its 2015 warm-up with a burst of last-minute energy that caps a wild and unpredictable year. A year ago, political junkies were eagerly watching the 2012 GOP nominee, Mitt Romney,…

Iraqi PM arrives in Ramadi to hail the city’s liberation

AP A triumphant Iraqi prime minister on Tuesday toured the western city of Ramadi, just a day after government troops routed Islamic State militants from the area and recaptured a key government complex. Iraqi state TV reported…

Germany: 17 billion euros for refugees in 2016

AFP Germany's federal states plan to spend about 17 billion euros in 2016 for the country's record refugee influx, said a newspaper survey Tuesday of their finance ministries. The funds will go towards housing, food, education and…

Belgium: Two Terror Suspects Were Held

Middle East Eye Belgian police arrested two people suspected of planning attacks in Brussels during New Year celebrations after an investigation revealed "serious threats" against "several emblematic sites" in the capital,…

America to Step off World’s Best Economy Ranking

US News The U.S. is expected to retain its status as the world's largest economy for a few years longer than analysts previously anticipated, thanks in large part to China's recent financial slowdown, according to a recent…

Obama to host Canada’s PM in March

Politico President Barack Obama will host Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in March, the White House announced Monday. Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will hold a state dinner with Trudeau and his wife, Sophie…

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