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A state emblem of the former USSR, which was removed from Moscow's Leninsky Avenue after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. Photo: Alexander Nemenov / AFP
A state emblem of the former USSR, which... […]

West became ‘arrogant’ after fall of Soviet Union: Gorbachev

Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev says the West, especially the United States, grew "arrogant and self-confident" after the collapse of the USSR in 1991, leading to the eastward expansion of NATO
Newly appointed EU Counter-Terrorism Coordinator Ilkka Salmi speaks during an interview at the EU headquarters in Brussels on December 7, 2021. Photo: John Thys / AFP
Newly appointed EU Counter-Terrorism Coo... […]

Afghan debacle weighs on EU’s anti-terror coordinator

The Taliban's victory in Afghanistan and the prospect of new flows of un-vetted migrants into Europe have seized the attention of the EU's new counter-terrorism coordinator
EU border agency Frontex will deploy a surveillance plane "day and night to help the French, Dutch and Belgian police," French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin announced. Photo: Marc Sanye / AFP
EU border agency Frontex will deploy a s... […]

Surveillance plane to be deployed over Channel to monitor migrants

The EU border agency will deploy a plane 24-hours-a-day over the Channel coast to monitor migrant crossings, France says after pushing European partners for help in cracking down on people-smuggling
Paramedics near the Polish-Belarus border prepare to transport an elderly female member of a Kurdish family from Dohuk, Iraq to the town of Narewka, Poland, on November 9, 2021. Photo: Wojtek Radwanski / AFP
Paramedics near the Polish-Belarus borde... […]

All roads lead to Belarus on Iraq ‘package deals’

Iraqis willing and able to pay thousands of dollars for would-be "package deals" to the EU via Belarus have several itineraries to choose from. With many stuck at the Belarus-Poland border, AFP spoke to travel agents and migrants