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23/04/2017 17:41

Trump to insist on border wall funds as budget deadline looms

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Donald Trump pressed for the funding of a Mexico border wall Sunday as a looming spending showdown in Congress threatens to shut down the US government on...

22/04/2017 04:51

US to honour «dumb» refugee deal with Australia: Pence

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The US will honour a controversial agreement with Australia to take refugees from Pacific island detention centres, Vice President Mike Pence said Saturday -- a deal Donald Trump had previously branded «dumb».

21/04/2017 05:55

Tech firms urge court to toss Trump travel ban

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Scores of technology firms including Amazon, Facebook, Google and Microsoft joined a legal filing urging a judge to toss out President Donald Trump's latest travel ban.

21/04/2017 05:49

Australia toughens up citizenship test

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Canberra on Thursday unveiled plans to put «Australian values» at the heart of tougher requirements to gain citizenship, days after scrapping a visa programme for temporary foreign workers.

21/04/2017 00:00

Saudi malls to hire locals only: ministry

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Foreigners will no longer be allowed to work in Saudi Arabia's numerous shopping malls, the labour ministry announced Thursday, in the latest measure to boost employment of Saudis.

20/04/2017 01:11

«Australia first» foreign visa changes spark cheers, fears

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Australia's controversial decision to scrap a visa programme for temporary foreign workers got a mixed response Wednesday, with critics slamming it as spin over substance and pandering to anti-immigration rhetoric.

17/04/2017 05:40

PNG to investigate «drunk rampage» at Australia refugee camp

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Drunk soldiers «went on a rampage» and fired shots in the air at an Australian asylum-seeker camp in Papua New Guinea, police said Sunday, in the latest violence to rock the scandal-hit facility.

16/04/2017 06:18

3,000 migrants rescued off Libya coast Saturday: NGO

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The Italian coastguard and other boats rescued some 3,000 migrants from unseaworthy boats off the Libyan coast on Saturday, as the good weather pushes the numbers up, a participating NGO said.

05/02/2017 15:42

Trump appeals but travel ban block remains in place, for now

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A legal showdown was brewing Sunday after the US Justice Department appealed a temporary block on Donald Trump's contentious travel ban but the court rejected any immediate move to reinstate it.

13/12/2016 04:02

With rebel Aleppo to fall, Syrians abroad ponder cost

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As the battle for Aleppo enters its final phase, Syrians now living in Greece feel utterly consumed by the human cost of the four-year rebel fight for the traumatised city.

20/11/2016 11:40

Three minutes to embrace on US-Mexico border

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For 20 years, Laura Avila had yearned to hug her mother again. On Saturday, tears streaming down her face, the 35-year-old had her wish finally come true -- if only for three minutes.

14/11/2016 07:20

Trump seeks to calm protests -- and reassure own camp

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Donald Trump sought in his first televised interview as president-elect to reassure Americans fearful of a crackdown on minorities -- while assuring his core supporters he will not let them down on gun rights, abortion or immigration.

05/11/2016 21:48

Ten bodies found in dinghy off Libyan coast

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Ten bodies were recovered on Saturday from a rubber dinghy off the Libyan coast, the Italian coastguard said, adding that 2,200 other migrants were rescued during the day.

30/10/2016 12:21

Tired of waiting in Greece, Syrians bid to return home

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«I want to go back to Syria. There is war in my country, but we've been living for seven months in Greece like prisoners.» Adan, from Aleppo, has abandoned his dream of building a new life in Europe, like thousands of other Syrians trapped in Greece.

18/09/2016 13:47 Video

The migrants lifesaver on the shores of Brooklyn

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Hundreds of lifesaver on the banks of the East River in New Yok, under the Brooklyn Bridge. Are the orange vests reuperati on the beaches from the Greek island of Chios and worn by migrants traveling to Europe and passed. The initiative of Oxfam at the UN summit on refugees.

28/08/2016 07:33

Trump vows to begin deportations immediately if sworn in

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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump linked illegal immigration and employment Saturday, pledging to start deporting offenders as soon as he is sworn in should he become the White House's next occupant.

01/04/2016 16:01

Refugees run for Rio Olympic dream team

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High up in Kenya's rugged Ngong Hills, refugees sprint around an athletics track in intensive training they hope will see them selected for a unique team for the Rio Olympics.

31/03/2016 14:16

First return of migrants under EU-Turkey deal set for Monday

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A first batch of migrants are set to return from Greece to Turkey on Monday under the terms of an EU readmission deal reached this month, European Commission sources said.

27/03/2016 16:47

Pope slams «rejection» of migrants, refugees in Easter message

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Pope Francis on Sunday spoke out against the «rejection» of migrants and refugees in his Easter message, as Europe struggles with its biggest migration crisis since World War II.

26/03/2016 15:14

Greece starts emptying Idomeni border camp as new arrivals slow

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Greece said Saturday it has begun emptying the main migrant camp on its Macedonia border, as the huge tide of refugees flooding into the country slows to a trickle following the EU-Turkey deal.

21/03/2016 16:19

1,600 migrants land in Greece, despite EU-Turkey deal

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More than 1,600 migrants have landed in Greece since a landmark EU-Turkish deal on curbing the influx took effect, officials said Monday, highlighting the challenges still facing efforts to tackle the crisis.

20/03/2016 17:57

Migrants still arriving as EU-Turkey deal enters force

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Flimsy boats packed with migrants continued to land in Greece from Turkey on Sunday despite the start of a landmark deal between the European Union and Ankara to stem the massive influx.

18/10/2015 17:46

Merkel hails refugee progress with Turkey, vows to push EU bid

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday hailed progress in helping Ankara deal with the refugee crisis and vowed to push forwards its long-stalled EU membership bid, as Slovenia warned it would have to slow a rising influx of migrants.

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