Europe must be ready for the possibility of a new refugee influx, Greece’s Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said yesterday, as an unfolding Turkish offensive in Syria could see more people flee the conflict-ridden region.
A third of the world’s nearly 700 million children under five years old are undernourished or overweight and face lifelong health problems as a consequence, according to a grim UN assessment of childhood nutrition released yesterday.
Catalonia geared up for more upheaval yesterday a day after thousands of pro-independence activists stormed Barcelona airport in an angry response to Spain’s jailing of nine of its leaders following a failed secession bid.
Gunmen killed 14 police Monday in an ambush in the state of Michoacan in western Mexico, authorities said. Local media reports said the state police were executing a warrant on the city outskirts when gunmen in armored four-by-four trucks opened fire.
The European Union gave Britain until the end of Tuesday to work out a Brexit deal that can be approved at a leaders’ summit this week but said a delay to the Oct 31 scheduled departure date and a breakdown of talks were also still on the cards.
Poland’s nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) party secured a second term in power in Sunday’s parliamentary election, partial results showed yesterday, but fell short of the landslide victory it needs to overhaul the constitution.
At least two people were shot dead on a street in the German city of Halle yesterday, police said, with witnesses saying that a synagogue was among the gunmen’s targets as Jews marked the holy day of Yom Kippur.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson yesterday told the European Union that the Brexit ball was in its court and that the bloc should now urgently discuss in detail his proposal for breaking the deadlock ahead of Britain’s scheduled departure on October 31.