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Swiss dual citizens of barred countries may enter U.S. with visa

Swiss dual citizens with valid visas have been exempted from a temporary travel ban issued by U.S. President Donald Trump against citizens from Syria and six other Muslim-majority countries, Switzerland's foreign ministry said on Tuesday.
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Amid Trump immigration row, France doubles visas for Iranians in 2017

France said on Monday it would double the visas available for Iranians in 2017, partly in response to U.S. President Donald Trump's travel ban order against nationals from Iran and six other countries that is intended to secure U.S. borders....
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EU veteran Schulz urges 'fairer Germany' as he takes on Merkel

Berlin (AFP) - Former European Parliament chief Martin Schulz Sunday urged a "fairer" Germany as he launched his challenge to Chancellor Angela Merkel in September's general election, hoping to shake up the race on a wave of popularity....
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London's Tower Bridge Draped with Trump Protest Banners ahead of Inauguration

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A banner reading "Build Bridges Not Walls" was draped across London's Tower Bridge Friday as part of a series of events across the world aimed at expressing displeasure at Donald Trump. ...
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British Police Use Stun-Gun on Their Own Black Race Relations Adviser

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Britain's police watchdog is to hold an investigation after officers were filmed firing a stun-gun at their own local black race relations adviser who they apparently mistook for a wanted suspect, the force involved said Friday. ...
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Poroshenko says Ukrainians at risk of losing faith in EU path

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Monday Ukrainians risked becoming disillusioned with Ukraine's pro-European path if there are further delays to plans to cement its closer integration with the European Union....
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Asylum requests in Austria more than halved in 2016

VIENNA (Reuters) - The number of migrants applying for asylum in Austria more than halved in 2016 and did not breach a cap introduced early last year to limit new arrivals, the interior ministry said on Sunday....
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Deep freeze grips Europe, threatens homeless, migrants

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Blizzards and dangerously low temperatures persisted in parts of Europe on Sunday, prompting Pope Francis to draw attention to the homeless suffering in freezing weather. In Serbia, aid workers scrambled to help hundreds of migrants sleeping rough in parks and makeshift shelters....
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Mario Soares, Portugal's former president and PM, dies at 92

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Mario Soares, a former prime minister and president of Portugal who helped steer his country toward democracy after a 1974 military coup and grew into a global statesman through his work with the Socialist International movement, has died. He was 92....
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Manhunt after Istanbul nightclub massacre leaves 39 dead

Istanbul (AFP) - Turkish police were hunting Sunday for the gunman who killed 39 people, including many foreigners, in a rampage at an upmarket nightclub in Istanbul where revellers were celebrating the New Year....
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