Category: Europe

Leverkusen outclass Leipzig to go third in Bundesliga

Published by DPA A slick performance and goals from Florian Wirtz, Moussa Diaby and Jeremie Frimpong saw Bayer Leverkusen outclass midtable RB Leipzig 3-1 on Sunday and move into the top three of the Bundesliga. Last season’s runners-up Leipzig were still missing goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi, defender Willi Orban and coach Jesse Marsch as part of

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Italian coastguard rescues 250 migrants off Calabria coast

Published by Al-Araby The Italian coastguard has rescued about 250 migrants, including a newborn baby, from a boat drifting a few miles off the coast of the Calabria region. The rescue, carried out overnight on Saturday and Sunday, was complicated by difficult weather and sea conditions and lasted more than 16 hours, the coastguard said

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Villain to hero Ndicka earns Frankfurt win over Union Berlin

Published by DPA Defender Evan Ndicka went from villain to hero with a towering injury-time header earning Eintracht Frankfurt a well-deserved 2-1 Bundesliga win over Union Berlin on Sunday. Ndicka rose highest in the box to power in Filip Kostic’s 95th minute cross and secure a much needed victory for Eintracht, who stay 12th but

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NATO, EU assure support for Belarus’ neighbours in migration crisis

Published by DPA NATO and the European Union assured their support on Sunday to eastern EU member states embroiled in a migration stand-off with Belarus. “I want to ensure you here of the EU’s full solidarity with Lithuania, Poland and Latvia in these very challenging times,” European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said during

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Migrants feel cheated by ‘lying’ people smugglers

Published by Al-Araby Syrian friends Anas Kanaan, 34, and Mouein al-Hadi, 36, were told by people smugglers that they would easily be able to get to Germany from Belarus. They just had to pay 3,000 euros ($3,390) each to an intermediary in Turkey. But the safe crossings from Belarus to Poland indicated by the smugglers

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Iraq flies migrants out of Belarus; one found dead at border

Published by DPA Iraqi Airways flew more migrants out of Belarus to Erbil late on Saturday, with two further flights due on Monday, according to Minsk airport, following a de-escalation in the migration stand-off with the European Union. Thousands more migrants are staying on in Belarus, however, in the hope of reaching EU states, in

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New coronavirus variant Omicron keeps spreading, Australia detects cases

Published by Reuters (Reuters) – The new Omicron coronavirus variant kept spreading around the world on Sunday, with two cases detected in Australia, even as more countries tried to seal themselves off by imposing travel restrictions. Health officials in Australia’s most populous state, New South Wales, said https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/australian-state-edge-about-omicron-virus-variant-arrival-2021-11-27 two passengers who arrived in Sydney from

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