Cristina Gonzalez

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Relief organisation MSF denounces EU's 'catastrophic failure' to help migrants

The EU's focus on deterrence as well as their chaotic response to humanitarian needs of refugees has made the situation worse, MSF says<p>Relief agency Doctors Without Borders (MSF) on Tuesday denounced the EU's "catastrophic failure" last year to help waves of asylum seekers, demanding that safe …

MSF hospital in Syria hit by 'double-tap' barrel bombing

A hospital supported by Médecins Sans Frontières in Homs has been partially destroyed in a “double-tap” barrel bombing, a signature tactic of the Syrian air force.<br>The strikes on the hospital in Zafarana, a besieged town in northern Homs, killed seven people including a young girl, MSF said in a …

WHO officially declares Sierra Leone Ebola-free

42 days have passed with no new cases reported in the West Africa country where nearly 4,000 people died of the virus<p>Sierra Leone has been declared free of Ebola by the World Health Organisation, prompting nationwide celebrations tinged with sadness over the 4,000 lives the virus claimed. Freetown …

Sierra Leone

Germany to expedite deportations of refugees

Germany is set to speed up the deportation of asylum-seekers after weeks of disputes within the government coalition over the "overwhelming" surge of new refugees.<p>Chancellor Angela Merkel announced the agreement on Thursday to set up three to five reception centres nationwide that would expedite …

U.S. and Russia Sending Weapons to Syria Best-Suited for Shooting at Each Other

Those heartbreaking stories of a youngster killed by a parent’s wayward gun can lead one to wonder: what the heck was Dad thinking? Yet something …

EU tests new screening process on refugee-hit Greek island

Thousands are camping out here in a tent city that has sprung up around the police registration center chosen for the pilot program, which includes translators and police interviewers who use a secret questionnaire aimed at helping to quickly determine the migrants' country of origin.<p>The EU chose …

War

Refugees Tell Us What Their Lives Are Like After They Make It to Germany

We spoke with a number of migrants stuck in various stages of the asylum-seeking process in Berlin.<p>"I thought Germany was supposed to be paradise. Everyone used to think that as soon as you got to Berlin, everything would be OK," says Ahmed Kanaan. The 19-year-old Syrian migrant is one of nearly …

US officials: Iran invited to next round of Syria talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Iran has been invited to participate for the first time in international talks over Syria's future, U.S. officials said Tuesday, a …

Russian airstrikes in Syria welcomed by refugees

LATAKIA, Syria (AP) — Nearly a month of Russian airstrikes in Syria has boosted morale at a refugee camp in a suburb of this coastal city, where …

Assad-Putin meeting signals push to end Syria crisis

MOSCOW (AP) — Bashar Assad's surprise meeting with Vladimir Putin could signal that Russia ultimately seeks a political settlement after weeks of …

Middle East

Syria conflict: Air strikes 'kill 40 IS militants'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1198000/1198938_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534477398_35beb64de8be84d65c3f939aed013ebc<p><b>At least 40 militants with the so-called Islamic State have been killed in air strikes in Syria, a British-based monitoring group reports.</b><p>The Syrian …

Middle East

Hungary border closure redirects migrants through Europe

Hungary's decision to close its border with Croatia to an influx of migrants has caused a reshaping of the flow of migrants in Eastern Europe through …

Pentagon says airstrike kills Al Qaeda operative in Syria

An airstrike by the U.S.-led coalition in Iraq and Syria has killed Sanafi al-Nasr, leader of an Al Qaeda offshoot called the Khorasan Group and primary coordinator for moving money and fighters to militant strongholds in Syria, the Pentagon said Sunday.<p>The 30 year-old Saudi-born fighter, also …

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