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Storskog frontier post between Norway and Russia
31/08/2015 - NORWAY

Syrian refugees find Arctic route towards western Europe

While thousands of refugees from Syria, Afghanistan, Somalia and other countries reach Europe by boat from Turkey or Libya, where hundreds die, a new route is slowly gaining popularity.
Jinling Oil Refinery in Qixia, Nanjing province. China is world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gasses.
31/08/2015 - Paris climate conference 2015

Explainer COP21: Difficult choices

With nearly 200 countries taking part, it is clear that reaching consensus at the December 2015 COP21 about how to move on in tackling climate change and its effects — often referred to as ...
Michel Combes, CEO of Alcatel-Lucent (right) and Rajeev Suri (left), president of Nokia, after a press conference in Paris, 15 April 2015.
31/08/2015 - France

French government, unions denounce bonuses for Alcatel-Lucent boss

France’s Socialist government and unions are calling on the head of Alcatel-Lucent to renounce the reported bonuses of 14 million euros that he is slated to receive as the equipment maker is ...
Christine Day, Shericka Jackson, Stephenie Ann McPherson and Novlene Williams-Mills of Jamaica win the women's 4x400 metres relay.
31/08/2015 - Athletics World Championships

Waving flags, choir songs, rain and British humour in Beijing

Five things we loved from day nine.

An African migrant trying to cross the gates preventing the passage to the Channel Tunnel, near Calais, 8 August 2015.
31/08/2015 - France

Valls in Calais after calling for migrants to be treated with 'dignity'

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls and two European commissioners are to visit the French port of Calais Monday, where thousands of migrants have been camped out for months in the hope of making it ...
Kenya's Asbel Kiprop.
30/08/2015 - Athletics World Championships

Kenya tops medals table at last on final day of Athletics World Championships

The final day of competition at the 2015 Athletics World Championships culminated with another US victory in the men’s 4x400 metres relay, a packed stadium willing home high jumper Zhang Guowei ...
Britain's Mo Farah finishes ahead of Kenya's Caleb Ndiku in the 10,000 mètres.
30/08/2015 - Athletics World Championships

Farah makes running history under pressure from Kenya’s Ndiku

“Digging in” and “hanging” were the expressions Mo Farah used to describe the final 800 metres of his 5,000 metres race on Saturday night at the Bird’s Nest stadium.
Belgian police officers stand guard on a platform at the Thalys high-speed train terminal at Brussels Midi/Zuid railway station 22 August 2015.
30/08/2015 - FRANCE

France to tighten rail security as EU ministers meet after foiled train attack

Nine European interior ministers met in Paris on Saturday and agreed to enhance security measures for international rail transport.
Ashton Eaton crosses the finish line in the 1500 metres decathlon at the 15th IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium in Beijing
30/08/2015 - Athletics World Championships

Testosterone and theatrics on day eight of the 2015 World Athletics Championships

Ashton Eaton is decathlon top dog, drums beat for Mo Farah, the men’s relay gets gladiatorial on day eight of the World Athletics Championships in Beijing.

(L to R) Nickel Ashmeade, Usain Bolt, Nesta Carter and Asafa Powell of Jamaica pose for selfies after winning gold at the men's 4 x 100 metres relay final
30/08/2015 - Athletics World Championships

Jamaica wins relays, world record beaten by Eaton, Farah keeps a title at the Beijing IAAF championships

There was more glory for Usain Bolt with his 11th world championship gold but luck was on the Jamaican team’s side in the relay.

Front National leader Marine Le Pen
29/08/2015 - FRANCE

Marine Le Pen calls for end to legal immigration to France

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen has called for an end to all immigration to France, legal and illegal.
The Paris ring road
29/08/2015 - FRANCE

Gridlock on French motorways as holidays end, travellers blockade

There were over 300 kilometres of traffic jams on French roads on Saturday as holidaymakers headed home to Paris and to the Channel ports.
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