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France calls for European aid after 27 migrant deaths at sea

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 25, 2021

CALAIS, France – Helicopters buzzed above the waves and vessels were already scouring the cold waters when French maritime rescue volunteer Charles Devos added his boat to the frantic search for a flimsy migrant craft that foundered in the English Channel, killing at least 27.

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1,600 migrants lost at sea in Mediterranean this year

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 25, 2021

The sinking of a boat with more than 30 people on board this week is the deadliest migration tragedy to date in the English Channel. Migrant shipwrecks of that scale, however, are not uncommon in the waters surrounding Europe's southern borders.
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Mexico’s drug war uses drones, human shields, gunships

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 25, 2021

AGUILILLA, Mexico — The Mexican government is rapidly running out of tools to control the expansion of the feared Jalisco cartel on the front lines of Mexico’s narco war in the western state of Michoacan and the stalled ground effort is being supplemented by an increasingly sophisticated aerial conflict.
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Libya: Gadhafi son disqualified from running for president

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 24, 2021

BENGHAZI, Libya — Libya's top electoral body said Wednesday that the son and onetime heir apparent of the late Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi is disqualified from running in presidential elections that are supposed to take place next month.
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German parties reach deal for government to end Merkel era

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 24, 2021

Germany's would-be governing parties vowed Wednesday to modernize Europe’s biggest economy and step up efforts against climate change as they announced an agreement that leaves center-left leader Olaf Scholz poised to replace longtime Chancellor Angela Merkel within weeks.
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Ethiopia says PM, a Nobel Peace laureate, is at battlefront

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 24, 2021

NAIROBI, Kenya — Ethiopia’s Nobel Peace Prize-winning prime minister has gone to the battlefront, his government announced Wednesday, after the leader said martyrdom might be necessary in the yearlong war with rival fighters approaching the capital.

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