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Germany to return refugees to Greece starting in March

Berlin to begin returning newly arrived asylum seekers to Greece after five-year suspension of such transfers.

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Germany to tighten security checks on refugees

New controls agreed upon will facilitate electronically tagging immigrants deemed security threat and deportations.

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Exclusive: Israel lobby infiltrates UK student movement

Israeli embassy influencing students and founding youth groups in main parties, Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit reveals.

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Refugee arrivals drop by a third in Germany

Around 280,000 new asylum-seekers arrived in Germany in 2016, as compared to the 890,000 the year before.

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Northern Ireland's McGuinness of Sinn Fein resigns

Move follows his Irish nationalist Sinn Fein party's plea to first minister to quit over a contentious energy scheme.

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European court: Swiss Muslim girls must swim with boys

European Court of Human Rights upholds fines on Swiss Muslim parents who refused mixed swimming lessons for daughters.

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UK MPs urge probe into Israeli plot against politicians

Al Jazeera reveals discussions between Israeli diplomat and UK civil servant to "take down" anti-settlement politicians.

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US tanks arrive in Germany for NATO mission in Europe

Hundreds of military vehicles will be transported to eastern Europe in NATO buildup that could increase Russia tensions.

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Red Cross warns of humanitarian crisis in UK hospitals

Charity calls on government to make more funds available as it helps NHS cope with increased demand for health services.

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Tim Barrow named UK envoy to EU ahead of Brexit talks

The unexpected resignation of Ivan Rogers came just weeks before the Brexit negotiations were to start.

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