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Italy considers raise in ‘baby bonus’ payments to encourage more births

Italy considers raise in ‘baby bonus’ payments to encourage more births

By Kiley Crossland
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Family | Italy’s health minister wants to double child benefit payments to curtail the country’s “catastrophic” birth rate decline. The plan, announced by…

NASA, European Space Agency split over Mars mission prep

By Michael Cochrane
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Space | Alexander Gerst may be the face of future international space exploration. The 40-year-old German astronaut, tapped to become the next commander of the…

Sex-abuse victim euthanized in Holland after struggling with depression

Sex-abuse victim euthanized in Holland after struggling with depression

By Julie Borg
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Euthanasia | She was sexually abused from age 5 to 15. Now in her 20s she is dead, euthanized by the lethal injection she requested. As a result of the abuse she suffered…

Midday Roundup: Migration debate forces Austrian chancellor from office

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Political exile. Austria’s chancellor resigned today after losing support from people who want the country to take a harder stance against the influx of…

Globe Trot: Venezuelan opposition leader shot during recall effort

By Mindy Belz
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International | VENEZUELA: A leading conservative opposition leader was shot dead on Friday in the western state of Lara, days after his party collected 1.85 million…

Marking Chernobyl

Marking Chernobyl

By The Editors
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News | People lay flowers at a memorial to Chernobyl workers and firefighters during a ceremony in the town of Slavutych, Ukraine, on April 26. The event…

Austrian election highlights Europe’s growing divide

By Onize Ohikere
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Europe | Austria’s right-wing Freedom Party candidate emerged as the lead in the first round of presidential elections on Sunday. The win marks the first time in 71…

Globe Trot: Nepal’s earthquake victims still suffer, one year later

By Mindy Belz
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International | NEPAL: On the one-year anniversary of a devastating earthquake, Nepal is facing a record season of wildfires. The Himalayan country’s record-setting number…

Europe gives France a slap on the wrist over spanking support

Europe gives France a slap on the wrist over spanking support

By Kiley Crossland
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France | The French government is taking a stand on spanking a year after getting a reprimand from Europe’s top human rights body. Last week, the Family Ministry of…

Hundreds of African migrants drown journeying to Europe

By Onize Ohikere
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Refugees | Hundreds of African migrants have drowned in the Mediterranean Sea while trying to illegally cross to Europe, according to reports from Somalia.  The…

Midday Roundup: Aid effort begins in quake-ravaged Ecuador

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Plea for help. The Spanish Red Cross estimates as many as 100,000 people may need help after a magnitude-7.8 earthquake devastated coastal Ecuador over the…

Where are the European migrants now?

By Cal Thomas
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Refugees | LONDON—It’s called Frontex and, according to its website, the agency “promotes, coordinates and develops European border management in line with the…

 
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