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'7 Afghans among 8 dead in Ukrainian chopper crash'

Eight people including seven Afghan migrants died earlier this week when a helicopter registered in Ukraine crashed in eastern Slovakia, the interior ministry in Bratislava said today, updating a previous toll.

France`s Sarkozy calls for end of Schengen, Franco-German bloc

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy called for the end of Europe`s visa-free Schengen area and the creation of a Franco-German economic bloc at the heart of the eurozone, in an opinion piece in Le Point magazine published today.

EU delays Schengen membership for Romania and Bulgaria

European Union plan to admit Romania and Bulgaria to Schengen area of borderless travel has been blocked by Germany and EU members who are concerned over corruption and combating organised crime.

Germany backs Sarkozy on border protection

The purpose of the Schengen zone is to make travel easier between its 25 member countries.

Don`t blame immigration laws for attacks: Sarkozy

French President Nicolas Sarkozy says the far-right`s use of the recent killing spree to call for tougher immigration laws doesn`t make any sense.

Sarkozy bars Muslim preachers from entering France

Egyptian-born Yusuf al-Qaradawi has been invited to visit next month by the Union of Islamic Organisations in France.

EU launches new Schengen visa system for Indians?

The EU said that the new system will help
process visa applications faster due to the use of biometrics.

France urges Schengen upgrade amid migrant influx

France calls for an upgrade of Europe`s Schengen visa-free pact.