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11th Dec 2016

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EU sends Portugal urgent assistance to fight forest fires

Wildfires on Madeira have prompted Portugal to ask for EU assistance. The European Commission said on Wednesday that two planes from Spain and one from Italy were sent to Madeira under the EU's Civil Protection Mechanism. At least three people have been killed and more than 1,000 people evacuated from their homes due to the fires, which have raged for five days on the island in the North Atlantic.

News in Brief

  1. Council of Europe critical of Turkey emergency laws
  2. Italian opposition presses for anti-euro referendum
  3. Danish MP wants warning shots fired to deter migrants
  4. Defected Turkish officers to remain in Greece
  5. Most child asylum seekers are adults, says Denmark
  6. No school for children of 'illegal' migrants, says Le Pen
  7. Ombudsman slams EU Commission on tobacco lobbying
  8. McDonald's moves fiscal HQ to UK following tax probe

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