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Refugee crisis requires a united European response

Europe is facing the worst refugee crisis the world has seen since the second world war. With the Syrian conflict now in its fifth year, displaced people are increasingly turning to our continent for protection and help.<p>More and more are dying in their desperate attempts to flee war and …

Macedonia clears migrant backlog, 5,000 enter Serbia

GEVGELIJA, Macedonia (Reuters) - More than 5,000 migrants crossed into Serbia on Sunday, resuming a journey to western Europe after an overwhelmed Macedonia gave up its attempts to stem the flow of mainly Syrian refugees by force.<p>Macedonia laid on buses and trains to carry them north after days of …

Malaysia finds mass graves of 24 suspected human trafficking victims

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysian authorities have found mass graves containing the remains of more than 20 people believed to be human trafficking victims near the border with Thailand, police said on Sunday.<p>The heavily forested Thai-Malay border has been a transit point for smugglers bringing …

Hunt is on for 33 slave ships off coast of Papua New Guinea

Slavery,Papua New Guinea,Asia Pacific,World news,Burma,South and Central Asia,Fishing,Food<p>Immigration officials seek trawler fleet crewed by 1,000 trafficked Burmese men that is thought likely to be supplying the UK with seafood<p>A fleet of at least 30 fishing trawlers crewed by slaves is being …

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Germans fret over Europe's future but still believe

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The battle for Europe will be won or lost in Germany.<p>German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble attend the session of Germany's parliament, the Bundestag, in Berlin, Germany, July 17, 2015. REUTERS/Axel Schmidt<p>On some days recently, it has looked …

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China needs to fix trade practices, according to White House<p>Video shows rhinoceros ramming car in safari park<p>Pakistan's new prime minister faces …

Britain and France urge EU-wide action on Calais migrant crisis

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain and France on Sunday urged other European Union states to help them tackle the growing crisis in northern France caused by thousands of migrants seeking to make illegal and dangerous crossings into England.<p>Migrants sit on an embankment near a truck on the road that leads …

Calais migrants abandon plans for life in UK and start learning French

The roof is plastic held up by a crooked tree trunk, the desks just a jumble of cast-off chairs, but the students inside the Chemin des Dunes school are studying with the same intensity you would find in a Oxford seminar. At stake is the hope of a new life in France.<p>“The French language is very …

'Even God can’t help you here': Nauru refugees describe a life devoid of hope

Refugees who have been settled on the Pacific island of Nauru under Australia’s offshore asylum policy have told the Guardian in covert interviews of their deep sense of helplessness, and fear of Nauruans who resent their presence.<p>Since May, more than 400 people who were detained after trying to …

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Rescued migrants finally leave Cyprus ship

More than 300 Syrian refugees rescued by a cruise liner finally disembarked in Cyprus after hours of negotiations.<p>Hundreds of mostly Syrian refugees rescued by a cruise liner in the Mediterranean have disembarked in Cyprus after hours of refusing to budge and demanding to go to Italy.<p>A total of 345 …

Deadliest year for migrants crossing Med

International Organisation for Migration says figure is twice the yearly average and worst since beginning of century.<p>The number of migrants who have died while trying to cross the Mediterranean this year has already surpassed twice the average annual total, the highest toll since the beginning of …

Australia and Cambodia sign refugee resettlement deal

<b>Cambodia's government has signed a deal with Australia to accept some of its rejected asylum seekers in exchange for money.</b><p>Australia's Immigration Minister Scott Morrison signed the deal on Friday with Cambodia's Interior Minister Sar Kheng.<p>Australia will pay A$40m (£22m, $35m) to the South East …

Activists outraged over Cambodia-Australia refugee deal

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Cambodia will resettle potentially hundreds of refugees intercepted trying to reach Australia in exchange for $35 million in aid, forging ahead on Friday with an opaque deal widely condemned as a threat to asylum seekers’ safety.<p>Australia's Immigration Minister Scott Morrison …

Australia signs controversial refugee transfer deal with Cambodia

The Australian immigration minister, Scott Morrison, has signed a memorandum of understanding in Phnom Penh that cements a plan for refugees who sought Australia’s protection to be ultimately resettled in Cambodia instead.<p>But refugees on Nauru have staged protests saying they will all refuse to …

Italy migrant influx incessant and massive, says minister

<b>More than 2,000 migrants landed on Italian shores in January, the government says, compared to just 217 in the same month last year.</b><p>Deputy Interior Minister Filippo Bubbico said Italy was subject to an "incessant and massive influx of migrants" in 2013.<p>He said that a total of 42,925 migrants …

After Snowden: How vulnerable is the internet?

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1048000/1048952_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534831579_50686a178dd9c218453cdea756b09185<p><b>The internet was designed to be free and open. Eight months after Edward Snowden's first leaks of classified information, is that still the case?</b><p>The …

African migrants protest Israel detention law

Thousands of African migrants have continued to march in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv, appealing for the support of Western governments against Israel's detention policy towards migrants who entered the country illegally.<p>Protesters held banners reading "No more prison" and "We are refugees" outside …

Why border lines drawn with a ruler in WW1 still rock the Middle East

<b>A map marked with crude chinagraph-pencil in the second decade of the 20th Century shows the ambition - and folly - of the 100-year old British-French plan that helped create the modern-day Middle East.</b><p>Straight lines make uncomplicated borders. Most probably that was the reason why most of the …

UK population could hit 132 million, warn official figures

New Office for National Statistics data predicts Britain's population could surge even faster than previously thought<p>The population of Britain could more than double in the next century unless immigration is tightly controlled, according to official estimates showing it could grow 40 per cent …

Japan household helper plan shows wider immigration dilemma

TOKYO (Reuters) - During the early days of “Abenomics,” U.S. businesses were optimistic they could convince Japan’s government to make a small change to the nation’s tight immigration rules to let more household helpers into the country.<p>Filipino nannies stroll with children during their duty hours …

Analysis: 'Brussels consensus' widens gulf with EU electorates

PARIS (Reuters) - Call it the Brussels Consensus. A system of beliefs rooted in European Union treaties helps explain the growing gulf between policy elites and ordinary citizens that may cause a political earthquake in European Parliament elections next May.<p>Pedestrians walk towards the (L-R) …

Why is EU struggling with migrants and asylum?

<b>Europe is experiencing one of the most significant influxes of migrants and refugees in its history. Pushed by civil war and terror and pulled by the promise of a better life, huge numbers of people have fled the Middle East and Africa, risking their lives along the way.</b><p>More than a million migrants …

Roma in Sweden: A nation questions itself

<b>News of a secret police register in Sweden containing the names of 4,000 people, most of them Roma, has tarnished the Swedish reputation for tolerance and resulted in anti-Roma prejudice being described as the last "acceptable racism" in the country.</b><p>"When I saw this I got scared," says Adam Szoppe, …

As it happened - Tony Abbott gets tough on asylum seekers

Good evening,<p>The issue of spying continued to dominate the day in Parliament though those hoary old chestnuts of education, debt and asylum seeker issues came a close second.<p><b>Attorney general, George Brandis, made an unusual statement to the Parliament to explain his decision to tick off on a Asio</b> …

No respite for Qatar's migrant workers, international trade union finds

The appalling conditions faced by thousands of migrant workers building the infrastructure for the 2022 football world cup in Qatar have not improved despite a growing outcry, according to the International Trade Union Confederation [ITUC].<p>Human rights organisations, Fifa and the European …

Saudi Arabia's foreign labour crackdown drives out 2m migrants

Under the watchful eyes of Saudi policemen slouched in their squad cars along a rundown street, little knots of Ethiopian men sit chatting on doorsteps and sprawl on threadbare grass at one of Riyadh's busiest junctions. These are tense, wary times in Manfouha, a few minutes' drive from the …

David Cameron defiant over tougher EU benefit plans

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/politics/1032000/1032031_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534822608_412f05e51715877cf75e415078389dee<p><b>David Cameron has defended plans to toughen welfare rules for EU migrants, saying he was sending a "clear message" to people that the UK was not a</b> …

In France, Some Ask If Racism Is On The Rise

For the past week or so, France has been deep in debate, wondering if there's a resurgence of an old colonial racism, or if people have just become more tolerant of bigots.<p>The questions stem from a series of race-based taunts against Justice Minister Christiane Taubira, who is black. Many of the …

Cameron must see past the hysteria and grasp the nettle on immigration | Sarah Wollaston

The pressure on community relations can no longer be ignored. Doing nothing plays into the hands of xenophobes<p>It cannot be easy; one day you are a self-respecting Guardian journalist then suddenly people are asking if you are related to a Tory MP. But Sam Wollaston can relax: I am not a "real" …