Most of the asylum-seekers that were deported were sent to Italy. The deportations follow the EU's Dublin III rule, which states that applications must be processed in the first country of arrival.
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The EU has targeted individuals in Syria and Russia with links to chemical weapons attacks. The bloc has been discussing the new sanctions regime since late last year, prompted by the Skripal poisoning in the UK.
For months now, European countries have called for concrete action against entities linked to Iranian intelligence. Mahan Air reportedly maintains close ties to an elite group of Iran's security services.
The Israeli Defense Forces have hit several Iranian targets near the Syrian capital Damascus. An Iranian official has threatened retaliation against Israel, saying his forces are ready to "wipe it off the earth."
As the world's rich meet for the World Economic Forum in Davos, their festivities are as usual heralded by the Oxfam report on global inequality — a highly controversial study that should be taken with a grain of salt.
Since fleeing to Germany, Ali Adubisi has been campaigning for human rights in Saudi Arabia. Now he and his organization have published a report on the death penalty in his home country.
The super blood wolf moon could be seen in North and South America, and across the Atlantic in western and northern Europe.
Authorities have devised plans to refloat the cargo ship without harming the vessel. With dangerous chemicals on board, some are hoping rescue efforts get the ship moving "without harm to humans or the environment."
A Muslim minority in the southern Philippines is voting in a referendum on the establishment of an autonomous region. The poll is aimed at ending decades of unrest in the predominantly Catholic nation.
Amid a trade war with the United States, Beijing has reported its slowest growth rate in nearly three decades. Experts say China will need to pass economic reforms to counter the problem.
For years, scientists have raised concerns about the ethical implications of artificial intelligence. Facebook said it chose Germany because of its position "at the forefront of the conversation."
This year's WEF meeting in Davos is overshadowed by trade conflicts and a resurgent economic nationalism.
Fourth-seeded men's player Alexander Zverev has crashed out of the Australian Open in the fourth round, losing to Canada's Milos Raonic. On the women's side, Serena Williams overcame Simona Halep to advance.
The INF treaty is beyond saving: The Cold War is back, and colder than ever, says Christian F. Trippe.
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President Mirziyoyev has released political prisoners and loosened the state's grip on the press.
Real peace remains an illusion, as this week’s deadly bomb attack has shown. Ofelia Harms Arruti reports from Bogota.
The new Mexican government is battling the mafia's massive theft of gasoline. But the consequences are a lack of fuel, growing unrest among the population — and a deadly blaze that resulted from desperate siphoning.
Arif Sagdic survived a gruesome attack but says Germany must do more to change attitudes and prevent such crimes.
Inmates in Cameroon have found an innovative way to stay busy while in prison — making flip-flops from used tires.
From Bayern to Dortmund, all you need to know about Matchday 18 in the Bundesliga.
Cubans have created an entire system of informal tricks around the selling of real-estate.
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