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Police in Europe dismantle two migrant smuggling criminal groups

Police in several European countries have dismantled two criminal groups that smuggled migrants from Asia to Europe via the Balkan route, Europol said Thursday. Migrants by truck (Source Europol)Europol and Eurojust helped agents from Spain, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Italy, Romania and Slovenia dismantle the criminal network that transported migrants …

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“Urgent” food aid for 800 migrants stranded in Italy

File photo: Hundreds of migrants in an overcrowded boat crossing the Mediterranean Sea. AFP German NGO Mission Lifeline said its ship Rise Above delivered “emergency relief supplies” to hundreds of people trapped aboard the charity ship Sea Eye 4, including more than 200 minors. The Sea Eye 4 was already …

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EU lawmakers arrive for the first visit

THREE DAY TRIP: The executive director of the European Union Center in Taiwan, Marc Cheng, said this group received more attention due to the timing and nature of the visit. By Lin Chia-nan / Journalist The European Parliament’s first delegation to Taiwan arrived in the country yesterday for talks on …

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Spain tracks down political prisoners

Carles Puigdemont is at large after his arrest in Sardinia. Images: Jordi Boixareu / Reuters / Alamy Stock Photo Shortly after arriving on the Italian island of Sardinia this fall, where he was to attend a folk festival, Carles Puigdemont was greeted by police and quickly arrested. The Italian authorities …

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Italian PM meets Chinese FM on links

ROME – Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi met Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Sunday. Wang said that Sino-Italy relations have maintained good momentum for development. Both countries are ancient civilizations and they can view each other’s development with an inclusive attitude and accept each other’s differences …

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US, EU agree to end Trump-era dispute

US President Joe Biden, right, speaks with Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission. Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images ROME – The United States and the European Union on Saturday announced the appeasement of a trade dispute that began under the Trump administration. The previous US administration …

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France and Italy boost EU rebound as Germany and Spain lag

The eurozone’s economic rebound from the pandemic accelerated in the three months leading up to September, as higher household spending spurred growth in France, but supply chain bottlenecks resulted in a slowdown in Germany and darkened the last quarter. The image of third quarter growth figures released by the four …

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