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    1. The World

      April 24, 2015

      Ed Miliband's foreign policy moment

      If Ed Miliband becomes Britain’s prime minister next month what will this mean for the country’s foreign policy? The...

    2. April 24, 2015

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      Smugglers have taken to Facebook to offer desperate migrants passage across the Mediterranean to Europe in a sign of how...

    3. April 24, 2015

      Perilous voyage to Europe is only half the ordeal, say migrants

      Lamin Dampha was a political prisoner in Gambia before he escaped to Libya, where he was kidnapped, beaten, imprisoned, made...

    4. April 24, 2015

      Cameron hits back at Miliband over migrant remarks

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    5. April 23, 2015

      EU increases funds for Mediterranean rescue mission

      EU leaders pledged ships, helicopters and triple the funds for rescue operations amid a Mediterranean refugee crisis that...

    6. April 23, 2015

      Tripoli rejects military action to stem the flow of migrants

      The self-declared authority that controls Tripoli and much of Libya’s west says it will oppose military intervention to slow...

    7. April 22, 2015

      Anti-immigration mood weighs on EU politicians

      Seven months ago, the British government prevailed on its EU partners to abandon an Italian search and rescue operation in...

    8. April 22, 2015

      The hour of Europe on the Mediterranean crisis

      When EU heads of government meet in Brussels on Thursday to discuss the migrant crisis in the Mediterranean they need to...

    9. April 21, 2015

      EU gears up to take the fight to people smugglers

      When pirates were terrorising vessels in the waters off Somalia, the EU laid aside its traditional reliance on “soft power”...

    10. The World

      April 21, 2015

      Europe's migrant crisis in five numbers

      EU officials have come under renewed pressure to take action against flotillas of migrants from Africa following the deaths...

    11. April 21, 2015

      Australia’s migrant strategy unlikely to offer model for Europe

      As European leaders search for a response to a desperate migration crisis that has led to thousands of drownings in the...

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      April 21, 2015

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    13. April 20, 2015

      David Cameron pledges to ‘do more’ to help tackle human trafficking

      David Cameron has pledged that Britain “can do more” to help tackle the human trafficking crisis in the Mediterranean, and...

    14. April 20, 2015

      Libya’s chaos allows migrant numbers to surge

      For the thousands of migrants braving the waters of the Mediterranean, the voyage to Europe is the last leg of a perilous...

    15. April 20, 2015

      Italy arrests trafficking suspects after hundreds drown off Libya

      Mediterranean migrant tragedy Italian police have arrested two alleged people smugglers who were among the survivors of a...

    16. April 20, 2015

      Q&A: Are there solutions to stop the crisis in the Mediterranean?

      Mediterranean migrant tragedy The latest tragedy off the Libyan coast has triggered a chorus of calls for Europe to be much...

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      April 20, 2015

      Europe's Mediterranean crisis

      When 12 people were murdered by terrorists in the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris, earlier this year, more than 2m came out...

    18. April 19, 2015

      Eni chief urges co-operation between Opec and other producers

      The head of one of Europe’s largest energy groups, Italy’s Eni, has called for co-operation between the world’s big oil and...

    19. April 19, 2015

      EU ministers urged to act after hundreds of migrants feared dead

      Mediterranean migrant tragedy EU foreign ministers will come under pressure to take further steps to prevent the loss of...

    20. April 17, 2015

      Migrants are ready to risk everything for a better life in Europe

      There was barely any chatter, and rarely a smile, among the almost 600 migrants who slowly disembarked from a white Italian...

    21. April 16, 2015

      Opec boosts crude oil output during March

      Output from the oil producing nations that make up Opec rose sharply in March, led by Saudi Arabia, its de facto leader,...

    22. April 15, 2015

      Migrant boat from Libya capsizes off coast of Italy

      As many as 400 migrants from sub-Saharan Africa are feared dead after a boat carrying them from Libya to Italy capsized in...

    23. April 15, 2015

      IEA warns of ‘murkier’ oil outlook

      The rebalancing of the global oil market may still be in its early stage with the outlook “only getting murkier”, according...

    24. April 13, 2015

      More migrants attempt Mediterranean crossing to Italy

      Almost 6,000 migrants have been rescued by Italian Naval and Coast Guard vessels off the coast of Libya in the past three...

    25. April 12, 2015

      Corruption and incompetence allegations dog Libya’s governments

      Rival Libyan administrations overseeing the war-torn, oil-rich country’s affairs have been accused of financial...

    26. April 1, 2015

      Head of Libya’s Islamist-backed government rejects dismissal

      A political showdown looms in Libya after the prime minister of one of the country’s two competing governments rejected a...

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      April 1, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. Emerging market forex reserves are shrinking. From a peak $8tn in mid-2014, cash...

    28. March 31, 2015

      Tripoli authority sacks prime minister

      The self-declared authority in Libya’s capital sacked its prime minister, Omar al-Hassi, on Tuesday citing his unpopularity...

    29. March 31, 2015

      Instability and oil price plunge in the Arab world end boom years

      The dual challenges of rising terrorism and falling oil prices hover over the Middle East and north Africa, dashing hopes of...

    30. March 30, 2015

      A continent enfeebled by economic crisis

      The EU is updating its security strategy, a text adopted in 2003 that brimmed with confidence about the bloc’s achievements...

    31. March 29, 2015

      EU’s southern flank is exposed, Italy’s foreign minister warns

      Europe risks perilously overlooking threats from its southern flank as the Ukraine crisis dominates attention and reawakens...

    32. March 28, 2015

      Arab League agrees to set up joint force to counter Iran and Isis

      Arab leaders meeting at a summit in the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh have agreed to the creation of a joint military...

    33. March 25, 2015

      UN opens door for warring Libyan sides to join unity government

      The UN envoy to Libya has opened the door to participation in a new unity government by both sides in the civil war —...

    34. March 23, 2015

      Perpetual motion a false ideal in UK foreign affairs

      All zones of public discourse have their excesses and irrationalities, but none like foreign policy. In our golden age of...

    35. March 22, 2015

      ‘Legitimacy’ has risks for a Libyan unity government

      Rebuilding Libya should not have been hard. It had a small population with no sectarian problems, the largest proven oil...

    36. March 20, 2015

      Q&A: Tunisia and Isis

      Tunisian officials said on Friday the two gunmen who killed 21 people at a museum in Tunis on Wednesday had trained in Libya...

    37. March 19, 2015

      Tunisians defiant as Isis claims museum attack

      “Tunisia will remain standing”, said the sign carried by a young Tunisian demonstrator just hours after 23 people, mostly...

    38. March 19, 2015

      Libya: A divided land

      This time it was the guards from an Austrian-run gas facility in Libya’s Saharan southwest. They were shown beheaded in a...

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