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BRUSSELS | WFP chief says agency preparing for wave of Idlib refugees

BRUSSELS— The U.N.’s World Food Program is preparing for a vast new wave of refugees likely to flee to Turkey if a looming conflict breaks out in Syria’s flashpoint Idlib region, WFP Executive Director David Beasley said Friday. Beasley told The Associated Press that the agency is “pre-positioning rations for short term, middle range, along … Continue reading BRUSSELS | WFP chief says agency preparing for wave of Idlib refugees

SALZBURG, Austria | EU looks to Egypt, Africa for help with migrant challenge

SALZBURG, Austria — European Union leaders agreed Thursday to enter talks with Egypt to help stem the flow of migrants entering Europe from Africa, offering to step up economic cooperation and the prospect of a high-profile summit in Cairo as incentives. Speaking to reporters after hosting talks between EU leaders in Salzburg, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian … Continue reading SALZBURG, Austria | EU looks to Egypt, Africa for help with migrant challenge

SALZBURG, Austria | EU chief says key parts of UK Brexit offer not good enough

SALZBURG, Austria— European Council President Donald Tusk warned Britain on Wednesday that key parts of its offer to conclude Brexit talks are not satisfactory and must be revised, just six months before the country leaves the bloc. Speaking before chairing a summit of EU leaders in Salzburg, Austria, Tusk ramped up pressure on Prime Minister … Continue reading SALZBURG, Austria | EU chief says key parts of UK Brexit offer not good enough

BRUSSELS | Purged NATO officer speaks out after escaping jail in Turkey

BRUSSELS  — In his sixth week of detention, Cafer Topkaya stopped counting the days in his prison diary, realizing he wouldn’t be going home anytime soon. Like many caught up in the crackdown after the failed military coup in Turkey two years ago, the 42-year-old naval officer had believed he could simply prove his innocence … Continue reading BRUSSELS | Purged NATO officer speaks out after escaping jail in Turkey