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15th Aug 2020

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Belgium to host asylum-seeker minors stuck in Greece

Belgium announced it would take in 18 unaccompanied asylum-seeker minors currently stuck in Greece. The move is part of a European Commission plan to relocate at least 1,600 such minors from Greece to other member states. Some 59 have already been sent to Germany and Luxembourg. Portugal also said it would take 50.

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EU visa bans to 'pressure' Lukashenko

Belarus officials who ordered violence and faked elections are to face EU visas bans and asset freezes, foreign ministers agreed on Friday.

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Lebanon is a new focal point

More than the tangible destruction, the explosion in the port of Beirut meant the ultimate destruction of hope for many civilians.

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