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      Brussels Briefing: Back to Turkey

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      Merkel flies to Turkey for ‘last-ditch’ refugee talks

      German chancellor Angela Merkel will fly to Turkey for “last-ditch” talks to revive a plan to cut the number of...

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    1. Investing in Turkey

      Investors are pausing to assess Turkey’s political situation: the war in Syria, increa...
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    1. February 6, 2016

      EU plans to send more border guards to Macedonia-Greece border

      EU member states have hammered out details of a controversial plan to send more border guards and even troops to...

    2. February 5, 2016

      Turkey holds back thousands of Syrians fleeing Aleppo attacks

      Thousands of Syrians have fled towards the Turkish border to escape a Russia-backed military offensive by President...

    3. February 5, 2016

      Ban blames Russia for collapse of Syria talks

      Devastating Russian air raids in Syria last week caused the collapse of peace talks in Geneva, said UN...

    4. Fast FT

      February 5, 2016

      Fast Europe Open: the sea, the sea

      Little attention is being paid to the continent’s biggest frontier: the sea. New data have highlighted the extent to...

    5. February 4, 2016

      Syria peace hopes fade with Russian-backed push for Aleppo

      Officially, Syria’s peace talks may be “paused”, but restarting them looks near impossible as Syria’s Russian-backed...

    6. February 4, 2016

      World leaders pledge billions in aid for Syria

      World leaders gathered in London on Thursday pledged billions of dollars in aid for refugees fleeing Syria’s civil war,...

    7. February 4, 2016

      Europe’s ports vulnerable as ships sail without oversight

      As Europe’s politicians struggle to control a deepening migrant crisis and staunch the rising threat of Islamist...

    8. February 4, 2016

      Britain to double emergency aid to Syria

      Britain is to more than double its aid for Syria in a bid to put pressure on other countries to follow suit, as...

    9. February 4, 2016

      Angela Merkel’s open door has harmed those it was meant to help

      Rescuing those displaced by conflict is a basic international responsibility. In Syria there are 11m such people....

    10. February 3, 2016

      Syrian peace talks fall apart as Assad forces advance on Aleppo

      Fraught Syrian peace talks have fallen apart just days after opening, with the UN special envoy suspending negotiations...

    11. beyondbrics

      February 3, 2016

      The refugee crisis: can we handle this? We must

      The refugee crisis triggered by the civil war in Syria is a challenge of huge proportions. Providing shelter to...

    12. The World

      February 3, 2016

      Data shed new light on EU migration

      It is time to stop the panic-mongering and put Europe’s refugee and migrant crisis into a sensible perspective. Across...

    13. February 2, 2016

      Syrian talks stall as Assad forces advance on rebel territory

      Syria’s warring rebels and regime forces remain at odds on every aspect of the planned peace negotiations in Geneva...

    14. Brussels Blog

      February 2, 2016

      Brussels Briefing: Russian budget buster

      Welcome to Tuesday’s edition of our new Brussels Briefing. To receive it every morning in your email in-box, sign up...

    15. February 2, 2016

      UN draws Syria rebels into peace talks

      The UN has announced the official start of peace talks between Syria’s warring parties despite the opposition’s...

    16. February 1, 2016

      Terror: The globalisation of extremism

      Gunmen hunting foreigners kill a Japanese farm expert in northern Bangladesh and an Italian aid worker in the capital...

    17. February 1, 2016

      Indonesia: Tolerant nation wary of extremist trends

      When Isis-linked terrorists launched an attack on central Jakarta last month, social media was soon buzzing with...

    18. February 1, 2016

      Jordan seeks international aid in deal over Syrian refugees

      Jordan is prepared to allow tens of thousands of Syrians to work in the kingdom, the country’s prime minister said, if...

    19. January 31, 2016

      Putin wants to bomb in Syria and talk in Geneva

      As the UN scrambled last week to shepherd Syria’s warring parties to talks in Geneva on a transition out of the...

    20. January 31, 2016

      Blasts close to Damascus Shia shrine kill 45 — ministry

      AMMAN/BEIRUT, Jan 31 — At least 45 people were killed and 110 wounded on Sunday by a car bomb and two suicide bombers...

    21. January 30, 2016

      Main Syrian opposition team heads to Geneva as peace talks open

      AMMAN/GENEVA, Jan 30 — A delegation from Syria’s main opposition group has flown to Geneva to assess whether to join...

    22. January 29, 2016

      Escape from Isis

      The man counted out 45 hundred-dollar bills and handed them over as Basma watched, her fear mounting. This was the...

    23. January 28, 2016

      Blow to peace talks as Syrian opposition refuses to attend

      Syria’s main opposition will not be at the opening of peace talks in Geneva on Friday, in a blow to a conference whose...

    24. January 28, 2016

      Divisions and mistrust imperil Syria peace talks

      Getting the warring sides from Syria’s civil war to sit down for peace talks was never going to be easy. But a forceful...

    25. Fast FT

      January 28, 2016

      Oil leaps as Russia says may meet Saudi on cut

      Oil prices jumped 5 per cent to near $35 a barrel on Thursday after reports said Russia’s energy minister was ready to...

    26. January 28, 2016

      Hard-headed humanity can save Angela Merkel

      Angela Merkel wants to save Europe. She must first save herself. The German chancellor’s lodestar is unity within the...

    27. January 27, 2016

      Turkish journalists accused of espionage

      Two of Turkey’s leading journalists on Wednesday faced a possible life prison sentence after they were charged with...

    28. January 27, 2016

      Iraqi Kurds and a cycle of destruction

      In late 2014, when I visited the Peshmerga on the northern Iraq frontline with Isis, the famed Kurdish warriors were in...

    29. January 26, 2016

      Isis empowered by shifting forces in southern Syria

      Just above the confluence of the Rakad and Yarmouk rivers, on a high ridge of land in southern Syria, a new military...

    30. January 26, 2016

      Assad forces recapture key southern town from rebel fighters

      President Bashar al-Assad’s forces have recaptured a strategic town in southern Syria, in an offensive that now...

    31. January 25, 2016

      Greek debt is the key to the refugee crisis

      The EU has faced two major crises over the past six months — one involving the euro, the other involving refugees. By...

    32. January 25, 2016

      China-made ‘$5 insanity’ drug goes global

      On the street, the drug is called “$5 insanity” because of its quick, cheap hit. Alternatively known as Flakka, it is...

    33. January 22, 2016

      Vladimir Putin asked Bashar al-Assad to step down

      Just weeks before his death on January 3, Colonel-General Igor Sergun, director of Russia’s GRU military intelligence...

    34. Fast FT

      January 21, 2016

      FirstFT - Why corporations are hoarding trillions

      Here’s a taste of today’s FirstFT email. You can sign up to receive it here. The jihadis next door A chilling...

    35. January 20, 2016

      Reunited Syrian orchestra to help mark mid-point of first world war

      An orchestra from Syria torn apart by the conflict there is to be reunited as part of Britain’s programme of...

    36. January 20, 2016

      US urges Arab nations to boost fight against Isis

      US defence secretary Ashton Carter called on Arab countries to contribute more to the military campaign against Isis as...

    37. January 19, 2016

      ‘Tighten the noose’ on Isis stronghold in Raqqa, urges Fallon

      Michael Fallon, the defence secretary, will call on Wednesday for a shift in coalition strategy against Isis, with a...

    38. Fast FT

      January 18, 2016

      Morocco arrests man over French terror attacks

      Moroccan authorities have arrested a Belgian national of Moroccan descent who had “direct” ties to the men who killed...

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