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EU migrant quota plans hit rough water

European Union plans to cope with the vast numbers of migrants risking their lives crossing the Mediterranean to get to Europe appear close to collapse.

A quota system to be imposed on member states stipulating how many refugees each country should accept is rapidly losing support with France now joining the “No” camp.

French President François Hollande made his comments while visiting Germany:

France, Germany and Italy unite over job creation plan

The leaders of France, Germany and Italy have pledged to commit some 6.4 billion euros towards tackling youthunemployment.

Leaders of UK and Iran meet for first time since 1979 Islamic revolution

The British prime minister, David Cameron, met the Iranian president, Hassan Rouhani, in New York on Wednesday in what marks a milestone in the long-strained relations between London and Tehran.

The meeting - as the two leaders attended the UN general assembly - was the first encounter between an Iranian president and a British prime minister since the 1979 Islamic revolution.

Manuel Valls wins German praise for plan to reform French economy

Manuel Valls has used his first visit to Berlin as French prime minister to try to convince Germany that his government is serious about making its economy more competitive, declaring that France “is not the sick child of Europe”.

The German chancellor, Angela Merkel, praised the reforms he outlined, but said it was up to the European commission to judge whether Paris should be granted yet more time to bring its public deficit down to EU treaty limits.

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