Migration

Police attacked as 200 migrants storm Spanish border to claim EU asylum

GETTYThe 209 people have since been taken to a migrant detention centre<p>The migrants are breached the gates leading into Melilla, a Spanish enclave on …

Angela Merkel

Macron wades into Calais migrant crisis

French President Emmanuel Macron will defend his controversial immigration policy Tuesday in the northern port of Calais, long a magnet for refugees …

Emmanuel Macron

Austria arrests 45 for drug deals involving migrant minors: police

VIENNA (Reuters) - Austrian police said on Monday they had arrested 45 people for drug dealing that used underage asylum seekers to transport marijuana across the country to buyers.<p>Most of the suspects, who were between 15 and 48 years old, were Austrians and Afghans but others were from Iran, …

Anger after asylum seekers given just 80p a week extra in Home Office ruling

Campaigners have condemned a “paltry” rise in the monthly cash allowance given to asylum seekers.<p>The Home Office has announced a rise of 80p per …

Refugees

Destitute UK asylum seekers get 80p rise in subsistence payments

Refugee groups welcome rise taking weekly payment to £37.75 but say amount leaves recipients struggling to survive<p>Nearly 40,000 destitute asylum seekers are to receive a “paltry” 80p increase in their weekly subsistence payments based on Home Office calculations that expect them to be able to feed …

Refugees

An hour from Westminster, children are sleeping rough in the freezing woods

In Calais, children as young as nine are in limbo, dreaming of reunion with their families in Britain.<p>With the Christmas period a time for giving, …

Refugees

Orban on Defensive as Hungarian Asylum Data Prompts Backlash

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, who regularly refers to refugees from Muslim countries as “invaders,” was forced onto the defensive after …

Business

France claims to have strong-armed Britain into revising Le Touquet border controls

France claims it has strong-armed Britain into revising the Le Touquet accords governing border controls, creating a joint “operational task force” to handle asylum requests from migrants in Calais.<p>President Emmanuel Macron is due to meet Theresa May on Thursday for a bilateral summit in Sandhurst …

News

Can the EU help collect student debt owed to Denmark?

Though increasing numbers of EU citizens are drawing Danish state student loans, (<i>statens uddannelsesstøtteslån</i> or <i>SU-lån</i> in Danish), the Copenhagen …

Denmark

Macron to seek UK revamp of policy on Calais migrants

Emmanuel Macron is pushing for an overhaul of the Anglo-French accord that allows Britain to carry out borders controls and keep undocumented …

Emmanuel Macron

Openness or protection? Czechs' choice echoes EU, U.S. votes

PRAGUE (Reuters) - Czechs, like fellow voters from Europe to the United States, must weigh promises of a more outward-looking society against protection from the uncertainties of the global economy and immigration when they elect their president later this month.<p>In the run-off on Jan. 26-27, …

World News

Patrick Mushatsi-Kareba Named to Top Sony Music Post in Germany, Switzerland and Austria

Patrick Mushatsi-Kareba has been named CEO for Sony Music Entertainment (SME), Germany, Switzerland and Austria (GSA). He’ll report to Daniel …

Celebrity News

France expects UK to pay up, take more refugees to keep border - official

PARIS (Reuters) - France expects Britain to agree to take more asylum seekers and pay more for border security in order to maintain a frontier on the French side of the Channel, a French government official said.<p>Migrant walks past the fence which secures the approach to the city from migrants …

Emmanuel Macron

Britain should bear more migrant costs at Calais : minister

French interior minister Gerard Collomb said Sunday that he wanted London to shoulder more of the costs of dealing with migrants hoping to cross to …

Emmanuel Macron

M3 closure as crash lorry sheds paper and diesel

<b>A section of the M3 motorway is closed southbound after a lorry carrying 20 tonnes of paper overturned.</b><p>The lorry also shed about 150 litres (32 gallons) of diesel on the road at junction 12 for Eastleigh and left a crash barrier damaged.<p>A 50-year-old man has been arrested for failing to provide a …

In Czech Election, a Choice Between Leaning East or West

A people feeling left out, condescended to and ignored. A fear that outsiders fleeing war and poverty in Muslim nations threaten the homeland. And a deep distrust of institutions, especially governments that seem disconnected from daily concerns.<p>From Poland to Pennsylvania Avenue, populist leaders …

World News

Pope’s homily at Mass on World Day of Migrants and Refugees: Full text

This year I wanted to celebrate the World Day of Migrants and Refugees with a Mass that invites and welcomes you especially who are migrants, …

Christianity

Germany fears EU migration reforms will trigger refugee influx: report

Germany's government is concerned that proposed changes to EU asylum rules will force it to take in significantly more refugees in the future, …

Der Spiegel

Thousands protest against Austrian government's shift to the right

VIENNA/ZURICH (Reuters) - Protesters took to the streets of Vienna on Saturday and called for members of the Austria's new right wing government to be boycotted by the rest of Europe.<p>Around 20,000 people according to police estimates gathered to protest against the new coalition government which …

World News

Tens of thousands march in Vienna to protest Austria's right-wing government

Thousands of Austrians are protesting against their country's new right-wing government with a march in Vienna.<p>Police in the capital said about …

News (Ireland)

Austria’s leader to Europe: ‘Judge us on our actions’

PARIS: Austria’s Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has appealed to Europe to give his conservative-far right coalition a chance, during a visit to France …

Sebastian Kurz

Macron to press Theresa May on Calais border at meeting Thursday

French Interior Minister Gérard Collomb has called for an addendum to the Le Touquet agreement with Britain about the handling of migrants in Calais. …

European News

Thousands protest Austria's right-wing government

The FPÖ, which was formed in the 1950s by former Nazis, is a junior member of Austria's right-wing government. The government wants people to …

World News

More Kiwis died in preventable drownings last year than in 2016

A man who tried in vain to save a young boy who fell from an Auckland wharf has joined water safety advocates in pleading for vigilance this …

New Zealand

Trump’s Immigration Remarks Outrage Many, but Others Quietly Agree

LONDON — The Czech president has called Muslim immigrants criminals. The head of Poland’s governing party has said refugees are riddled with disease. The leader of Hungary has described migrants as a poison.<p>This week, Austria’s new far-right interior minister suggested “concentrating” migrants in …

World News

Austria's far-right interior minister provokes outrage with call to 'concentrate' migrants

Herbert Kickl told a news conference he wants "basic services centres, suitable infrastructure that enables us to concentrate people in the asylum …

Austria

Macron meets Austria's new leader Sebastian Kurz

French President Emmanuel Macron is holding talks Friday with the Austrian Chancellor. Kurz's visit to Paris is one of his first abroad since …

France

Japan to curb asylum seekers' right to work from Monday even as it struggles with tight labor market

• <b>Japan will limit the right of asylum seekers to work starting on Monday, likely incresing their numbers in detention centers, where almost half a million already live.</b>• <b><br>Japan has one of the world's toughest refugee systems, and only accepted ten refugees between January and September of last</b> …

Refugees

EU Club Med tackles migration

EPA-EFE/ALESSANDRO DI MEO<p>Click for full view<p>(L-R) Greek PM Alexis Tsipras, Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy, Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades, Italian PM …

European News

Italian coastguard rescues 264 migrants off Calabrian coast

The vessel was sighted by a plane belonging to the EU border agency Frontex and the migrants were rescued off the southern city of Crotone, a …

Italy