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Migrants in Greece Drop Off Grid

As many as 13,000 people who registered in Greece’s migrant camps are unaccounted for and could have slipped north into Europe, according to European immigration officials. The findings, shared with The Wall Street Journal after the officials completed a review of Europe’s Aegean frontier, show Greece hasn’t become the dead end for migrants that Europe wanted it to be. The ...

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Syrian Muslim migrant, 16, who had links to ISIS charged with plotting bomb attack in Cologne

A TEENAGE Syrian migrant has been charged with plotting a bomb attack in Cologne, Germany.  The 16-year-old received instructions on how to create bombs from online chats and investigators believe that the Syrian migrant wanted to build a bomb and cause multiple deaths in Germany. The plot has been described as a “serious state-threatening violence” and police said his mobile ...

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The NEW Calais Jungle that springing up on the side of picturesque chalky cliffs in France

NEW Calais Jungle is springing up on the side of picturesque chalky cliffs in France – but far from being men who have escape war and persecution – the inhabitants of the small tent town are from Albania. Hidden away among the cliff edges are the beginnings of what could soon become, according to residents of Dieppe, the next sprawling ...

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Iran fashion workers jailed for ‘spreading prostitution’

Twelve people involved in the fashion industry in Iran are reported to have been jailed for “spreading prostitution” via images posted online. The eight women and four men were handed sentences of between five months and six years by a court in Shiraz, a lawyer told the Ilna news agency. They were also banned from working in fashion and travelling ...

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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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