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Mass expulsions ahead for Europe as migrant crisis grows

Dazzled by an unprecedented wave of migration, Sweden on Thursday put into words an uncomfortable reality for Europe: If the continent isn't going to welcome more than 1 million people a year, it will have to deport large numbers of them to countries plagued by social unrest and abject poverty. READ

Man with 2 handguns, partner arrested at Disneyland Paris

A man with two handguns was detained Thursday along with his female partner at Disneyland Paris, Europe's most-visited tourist attraction, police said. READ

Man detained in China since 2014 indicted of espionage: Xinhua

China's official news agency says a Canadian who was detained more than a year ago has been indicted of spying for Canada and stealing Chinese state secrets. READ

New lawsuit seeks replacement of Flint's lead pipes

Environmental and civil rights groups want a federal judge to order the prompt replacement of all lead pipes in Flint's water system to ensure that residents have a safe drinking supply, a demand that Gov. Rick Snyder said on Wednesday might be a long-term option but not an immediate one. READ

French justice chief resigns amid flap over terrorism bill

France's charismatic justice minister unexpectedly resigned Wednesday after objecting to President Francois Hollande's push to revoke citizenship from convicted terrorists with dual nationality. READ

Authorities surround nature preserve after arrests, shooting

The Oregon nature preserve being occupied by an armed anti-government group was surrounded by law-enforcement agents Wednesday, a day after one of the occupiers was killed by officers during a traffic stop and eight others, including group leader Ammon Bundy, were arrested. READ

Stephane Dion says Iran sanctions not good for Montreal's Bombardier

Maintaining sanctions on Iran will only hurt Canadian companies such as Montreal-based airplane manufacturer Bombardier, says Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion. READ

UN chief calls on Israel to freeze settlement-building

Progress toward peace between Israel and the Palestinians requires that Israel freeze its settlement-building in the West Bank, the U.N. secretary-general said Tuesday, calling the settlement activities "an affront to the Palestinian people and to the international community." READ

Health minister: Brazil is 'losing battle' against mosquito

Brazil's health minister says the country is sending some 220,000 troops to battle the mosquito blamed for spreading a virus suspected of causing birth defects — but he also says the war is already being lost. READ

Danish lawmakers OK seizing valuables from migrants

Danish lawmakers voted Tuesday to let police seize valuables worth more than $1,500 from asylum-seekers to help cover their housing and food costs while their cases are being processed. READ

Swedish doctor on trial for keeping woman in bunker

A Swedish doctor went on trial on rape and kidnapping charges Monday after admitting to imprisoning a woman in a home-made bunker in what his defence lawyer said was a desperate attempt to find a girlfriend. READ

Cameroon: 4 suicide attackers kill at least 35 people

Four suicide bombers attacked a market and town on Monday in Cameroon's Far North region near the border with Nigeria, killing at least 35 people and wounding 65 others, officials said. READ

EU ministers consider isolating Greece and its migrants

European Union nations took a step Monday toward isolating Greece amid acrimony over Athens' failure to stem the flow of migrants at its Mediterranean island borders. READ

Liberals, Tories spar over Middle East as House of Commons returns

The Conservative party's foreign affairs critics are accusing the Liberal government of being soft in its support of Israel in the Middle East. READ

Canada will sign controversial TPP trade deal, but ratification not certain

The federal government has confirmed that it intends to sign the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal at a meeting next week in New Zealand. READ

UK judge: Putin ‘probably approved’ killing of ex-KGB agent

Almost a decade after former KGB officer Alexander Litvinenko lay dying in a London hospital bed, a British judge has concluded who poisoned him: two Russian men, acting at the behest of Russia’s security services, probably with approval from President Vladimir Putin. That finding prompted sharp exchanges Thursday between London and Moscow, and a diplomatic dilemma for both countries. With Russia and the West inching closer together after years of strain, neither side wants a new feud — even over a state-sanctioned murder on British soil. READ

University attack shatters dreams, stokes fear

When Islamic militants stormed the university campus in this Pakistani town, chemistry professor Hamid Hussain was carrying a concealed pistol. Locking his students in his classroom he opened fire on the assailants, buying his pupils enough time to escape before he was gunned down. READ

Hundreds of Syrian families return to homes near Damascus

Hundreds of families displaced by fighting in a neighbourhood on the edge of the Syrian capital returned to their homes Wednesday as part of a truce between the government and local rebels reached last year. READ

Deep freeze across Balkans makes migrant journeys harder

Subfreezing temperatures and snow have settled over Central Europe, adding to the difficulties of migrants heading to Western Europe but not weakening their determination to continue their journeys. READ

US, allies agree to intensify fight against Islamic State

U.S. Defence Secretary Ash Carter won agreement Wednesday from defence ministers from France and five other nations to intensify the campaign against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria. READ

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