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Afghan Muslim teen arrested over German murder-rape

A teenage Afghan asylum seeker has been arrested in Germany for the rape and murder of the 19-year-old daughter of a senior EU official. Medical student Maria Ladenburger, who volunteered at a refugee home in her spare time, was found dead in the university city of Freiburg, near the border with Switzerland in mid October. Her father is Dr. Clemens ...

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Voices from a changing continent The New Europeans

If you’re European, and especially if you’re German, you’ve been living for a year now through an unsettling public debate about what that identity means—and how people born elsewhere fit into it. In late August 2015, the tension over the influx of refugees from the Middle East had grown extreme. Seventy-one people were found dead, abandoned by traffickers, in a ...

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In Austria Rise in criminal complaints made against asylum seekers

New figures from Austria’s interior ministry show that the number of criminal complaints made against asylum seekers has risen sharply. That’s according to statistics released by Interior Minister Wolfgang Sobotka (ÖVP), in response to a parliamentary question from Rupert Doppler (FPÖ). According to the figures (which are raw data which have not yet been subject to quality control), Syrians are ...

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Far right Sweden Democrats close in as second largest party-poll

The far right Sweden Democrats are vying for a place as the second largest party, a poll on Wednesday showed, running neck and neck with a center-right opposition that has failed to capitalize on growing worries about immigration. Support for the Sweden Democrats rose to 21.5 percent in the poll by Inizio for daily Aftonbladet, up from 20 percent a ...

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TRUMP’S Support For ASSAD Will Make The Global Refugee Crisis Permanent

IN EARLY 2011, as protestors demanding political reform took to the streets of Syrian cities, Rami Makhlouf, a powerful businessman and confidant of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, sat down for an interview with the late New York Times journalist Anthony Shadid. The Assad dynasty had ruled Syria unopposed for decades. But the regime, along with a nexus of political and ...

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Migrant Drownings at Record High as Europe Refuses to Turn Boats Back

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) estimates that 340 migrants have drowned in four major shipwrecks over the course of the week, bringing the reported total for November so far to 546. This compares with 141 for the entire month in 2015 and 22 in 2014. All in all, the IOM puts the death toll for 2016 at over 4,600 ...

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Thousands rally against Turkey child sex conviction bill

Thousands of people, including women and children, marched Saturday in Istanbul against a controversial bill that would overturn men’s convictions for child sex assault if they married their victim. “We will not shut up. We will not obey. Withdraw the bill immediately!” the around 3,000 protesters shouted amid claps and whistles as they marched to Kadikoy square on the city’s ...

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Dutch Govt. Bans Traveling To ISIS Territory Without Permission

Anyone who wants to travel to a terrorist-control area from the Netherlands can only do so with the Ministry of Security and Justice’s express permission. Those who travel to such an area without permission, could face 2 years in prison, according to a proposal Minister Ard van der Steur is preparing. According to the Telegraaf, the Minister hopes to prevent ...

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Europe at Risk of Collapse; France, Germany Must Lead­

The European Union is in danger of breaking apart unless France and Germany, in particular, work harder to stimulate growth and employment and heed citizens’ concerns, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said in the German capital on Thursday. Valls said the two countries, for decades the axis around which the EU revolved, had to help refocus the bloc to tackle ...

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Duterte says if Islamic State comes to Philippines, forget human rights

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte warned on Monday that Islamic State militants driven out of Syria and Iraq could set up in his country, and if that happened he would forego human rights obligations to keep his people safe. Duterte said the southern Philippine province of Mindanao was already a hotbed of rebellion and banditry and he was worried about “looming ...

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