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Archive for November 2015

The EU moves to take control of the migrant crisis

November 30, 2015 - EUROPE

Hotspots in Italy and Greece to closely screen large numbers of refugees are due to be in operation. More than half a million people have arrived in Europe this year in the continent’s biggest migration crisis since World War Two.

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UN climate change summit a crucial meeting

November 30, 2015 - FRANCE

World leaders convene in Paris with the aim of signing a pact to tackle the emissions that scientists blame for ever-greater catastrophic weather events and a rise in sea levels.

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Big gathering of Commonwealth leaders a security worry for tiny island

November 27, 2015 - MALTA

Security ranks as the top concern at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Valetta because the biennial gathering of former British colonies and territories brings four members of the British Royal Family and world leaders by the score to the tiny Mediterranean island.

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New 20-euro banknote in circulation

November 25, 2015 - EUROPEAN UNION

The new 20-euro banknote, with extra features to prevent counterfeiting, goes into circulation across the euro zone of the European Union.

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Einstein general theory of relativity turns 100

November 25, 2015 - GERMANY

Albert Einstein presented his general theory of relativity, an earth-shaking physics formula that remains the foundation of scientists’ understanding of the origin and evolution of the Universe, to the Prussian Academy of Sciences 100 years ago.

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Pope Francis on risky peace mission to Africa

November 25, 2015 - AFRICA

Pope Francis journeys to Kenya, Uganda and Central African Republic, a trip either heroic or reckless for a pontiff who scorns the bullet-proof Popemobile. He will spend two days in each country, visiting only the capitals on a trip that is fraught with security concerns.

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