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Mediterranean migration deaths 'highest since 2018'

The Missing Migrants Projects run by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) says more people crossing the Mediterranean Sea to reach Europe have died so far this year than any year since 2018. It noted 2,457 deaths and/or missing persons in 2021, compared to 2,272 in 2020, 2,095 in 2019 and 2,344 in 2018. Most of the deaths took place along the Central Mediterranean Sea route.

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Belgian impasse leaves asylum seekers on snowy streets

Asylum seekers have been sleeping in the streets, some for weeks, in the Belgian capital Brussels - as the government grapples over the lack of capacity to accommodate them despite months of debate over the issue.

EU energy ministers clash amid gas price uncertainty

EU energy ministers met on Thursday to debate spiking gas and electricity prices, and clashed over market reform - with some countries, led by Germany, opposing actions put forward by France and others.

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