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Refugee arrivals drop by a third in Germany

Around 280,000 new asylum-seekers arrived in Germany in 2016, as compared to the 890,000 the year before.

De Maiziere

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Northern Ireland's McGuinness of Sinn Fein resigns

Move follows his Irish nationalist Sinn Fein party's plea to first minister to quit over a contentious energy scheme.

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European court: Swiss Muslim girls must swim with boys

European Court of Human Rights upholds fines on Swiss Muslim parents who refused mixed swimming lessons for daughters.

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UK MPs urge probe into Israeli plot against politicians

Al Jazeera reveals discussions between Israeli diplomat and UK civil servant to "take down" anti-settlement politicians.

Israeli embassy

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US tanks arrive in Germany for NATO mission in Europe

Hundreds of military vehicles will be transported to eastern Europe in NATO buildup that could increase Russia tensions.

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Red Cross warns of humanitarian crisis in UK hospitals

Charity calls on government to make more funds available as it helps NHS cope with increased demand for health services.

NHS

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Tim Barrow named UK envoy to EU ahead of Brexit talks

The unexpected resignation of Ivan Rogers came just weeks before the Brexit negotiations were to start.

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Number of refugees reaching Europe plunged in 2016

Refugee numbers plunged by two-thirds, while deaths during Mediterranean journey rose sharply, migration agencies say.

Mediterranean journey

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John Berger, author of 'Ways of Seeing', dies aged 90

Author of "Ways of Seeing", considered an influential thinker of 20th century, passes on at the age of 90 in Paris.

John Berger

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Corbyn's Labour 'too weak' to win next UK election

Report by think tank Fabian Society closely linked to the opposition party warns Labour could lose badly in a new vote.

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