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Focus on ‘emergency in Venezuela’: Italy hits back at UN for criticism of migrant proposals

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Italy’s Interior Ministry has hit out at the UN’s criticism of its anti-migrant proposals, suggesting the body focuses on solving the emergency in Venezuela instead of “electoral campaigning in Italy.” Ministry officials made the barbed remark on Sunday, after a letter by the UN’s High Commissioner for Human Rights urged a reversal of the measures Read More

British-Iranians should not travel to Iran – Foreign Office

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British-Iranian dual nationals should not travel to Iran, the Foreign Office has said. The Foreign Office changed its travel advice because of the Iranian government’s “continued arbitrary detention and mistreatment of dual nationals”. The advice has also changed because of Iranian citizens’ links with UK institutions. Image: Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was arrested in Iran in 2016 Read More

‘We want nothing to do with you’: Salvini says Merkel and Macron ‘ruined’ Europe

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Italian Deputy Prime Minister and anti-immigration leader Matteo Salvini has fired back after German Chancellor Angela Merkel claimed she wouldn’t let his party work with her in the European Parliament. The two clashed just a week before the European elections. “We don’t want to stand with people who have ruined Europe for all these years,” Read More

Indian airbases in Kashmir on alert amid warning of terrorist attacks – report

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Two Indian airbases in Kashmir have been placed on high alert in response to a warning of planned terrorist attacks, reports say. One of the sites houses jets that participated in aerial combat with Pakistan in February. Fresh intelligence data shows that terrorists plan to target two military sites on the Indian-controlled part of Kashmir, Read More

Falcon Slayers: Indian hero pilot’s squadron gets new patches for F-16 downing denied by Pakistan

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New patches of distinction to honor the downing of a Pakistani F-16 by Indian MIG-21s in a tense dogfight in February have been awarded to the Indian Air Force’s 51st Squadron – even though Islamabad firmly denies the loss. The patch depicts a MIG-21 Bison as the centerpiece with a red-colored F-16 in crosshairs in Read More

Border protests as Palestinians mark 71 years of displacement

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By Alex Rossi, Middle East correspondent Tear gas fired by Israel Defence Forces (IDF) soldiers arcs down on to the protesters to stop them from getting too close to the fence. Up to 50 people have been injured in protests at the Gaza border as Palestinians mark what is known as Nakba Day – the Read More

Swords into plows: Venezuelan deserters vying for insurgent army told to go civilian by Colombia

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More than 1,400 defectors from the Venezuelan Army and police have fled to Colombia, according to local authorities. Bogota has rolled out a plan to streamline their access to Colombian welfare and jobs. Under the new program, former Venezuelan service members will be allowed to obtain residence and work permits, as well as some job Read More

Jerusalem’s newest shrine? US celebrates embassy move anniversary as Israel braces for riots

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The American embassy in Jerusalem is nothing short of a “new shrine” for the Jewish nation, the US ambassador said on the anniversary of the embassy move that has sparked violent protests and clashes ever since. “We have done something that has not been in quite some time: We have created a new shrine in Read More

Mystery link between crossbow deaths and apartment bodies

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The bodies of two women have been found at the German apartment of one of three people shot dead with crossbows. Investigators have not released any details or circumstances surrounding Monday’s discovery at the property in Wittengen, in northern Germany. However, they have linked the deaths to those of three people – a 53-year-old man Read More