Relief, shattered dreams for migrants leaving Jungle
Abbas Hussein Ali from Sudan was one of the first in line as the evacuation of the squalid Jungle refugee camp began on Monday, overjoyed to finally have a chance at a dignified life. After four long months living in grim conditions in the camp, which has served as a launchpad for migrants desperate to reach Britain, all Ali wants now is "to study". Hammoudi, a young Syrian man from the devastated city of Aleppo, was among those who were dispirited, but who refused to give up on the dream of reaching Britain.
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Maduro meets pope as Vatican steps into Venezuela crisis
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro met Monday with Pope Francis as the Vatican took a more active role trying to defuse a tense political standoff in the South American nation. Maduro spoke with the Pope ...
Alan Alda asks scientists to explain energy to childrenSTONY BROOK, N.Y. (AP) ? Alan Alda wants scientists to answer a question for 11-year-old children: What is energy?
Man won't get to cover neo-Nazi tattoos during murder trialLAS VEGAS (AP) ? A Las Vegas man who was allowed to use makeup to cover his neo-Nazi tattoos during his robbery trial and conviction in in August will not get to hide them during his upcoming murder trial punishable by the death penalty, a judge has ruled.
US to deploy 330 troops in Norway
The United States will deploy over 300 troops in Norway, the Norwegian government announced Monday, in a move set to upset neighbouring Russia. The 330 Marines, to be stationed on rotation around 1,000 kilometres (600 miles) from the Russian border, will be engaged in training and manoeuvres in almost Arctic conditions, the Norwegian defence ministry said. The announcement comes against a backdrop of increasing tensions between Russia and the West over Ukraine and the conflict in Syria, although Norway itself enjoys good relations with its giant neighbour.
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EU, Canadian leaders say free trade deal still possible
BRUSSELS (AP) ? The European Union and Canada tried to remain upbeat Monday about the prospects for their trans-Atlantic free trade pact despite a small Belgian region persisting in its refusal to back the deal under the current conditions.
Obama increasingly looks to boost down-ballot Democrats
SAN DIEGO (AP) ? Entering the last two weeks of the campaign, President Barack Obama is putting more emphasis on helping Democrats in close Senate and House races with a strategy that ties their Republican opponents to Donald Trump ? regardless of whether they support the GOP nominee.