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S. Korea’s Moon visits Arc de Triomphe in Paris on Europe tour

South Korean President Moon Jae-in attends a ceremony at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris ahead of a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron. Moon is set to lobby for North Korea’s Kim Jong Un on a seven-day Europe tour that will see him also stop in Rome, Brussels and Copenhagen. IMAGES

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Foreigners snap up Istanbul’s iconic waterfront mansions

They are among Istanbul’s most iconic sights — magnificent waterside mansions strung out along the Bosphorus as the waters of the strait dividing Europe and Asia lap almost at their front doors. Once the preserve of the Ottoman elite and affluent foreigners working in what was Constantinople, the mansions, known as yalis, were made famous in novels and more recently through modern Turkey’s hugely successful TV soap operas.

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Cheese squeeze: Japan cheesemakers fret over EU trade deal

Japanese cheese makers are anxious after Japan and the European Union signed a massive free trade deal that eliminates tariffs on cheese imported from Europe.

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People march in south of France to support migrant rescue ship

Thousands marched in the southern French city of Marseille on Saturday in support of the migrant rescue ship Aquarius, which is grounded in Marseille harbour, preventing it from trying to rescue migrants in the waters off Libya as they seek to make the perilous journey to Europe. IMAGES

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SOS Mediterranee issues a rallying cry to save the Aquarius

SOS Mediterranee calls for citizen mobilization to “save the Aquarius”. At a press conference in Marseille, the NGO called on the public to gather across Europe on 6 October so that its ship – which currently has no flag after Panama withdrew it – can continue life-saving rescue operations off the Libyan coast.

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Fresh start for Lampedusa five years after migrant horror

Five years after the worst migrant shipwreck in its history, Lampedusa is counting on tourism for a fresh start, despite signs its golden sands may become a gateway to Europe once more.

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Europe’s Ariane 5 rocket blasts off for 100th time

A European-made rocket has blasted off from French Guiana for the 100th time, in a symbolic landmark for its manufacturer as it comes under increasing pressure from Elon Musk’s SpaceX programme.