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Merkel's leadership under threat over migrant policy

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Angela Merkel’s leadership is under threat after her alliance partner gave her two weeks to agree to turn away refugees at Germany’s borders. In an unprecedented challenge to her 13 years as Germany’s chancellor, a resolution by her interior minister, Horst Seehofer, is set to be passed on Monday, party aides told German newspaper Bild Read More

‘Can’t work with this woman’: Key ally Seehofer reportedly jabs Merkel over migration

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On the back of the latest round of fighting over illegal immigration, German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer of Bavaria’s CSU party reportedly castigated Chancellor Angela Merkel, saying he “can’t work with this woman anymore.” Horst Seehofer, a heavyweight of Bavarian and German politics, previously unveiled a new strategy called the ‘Migration Masterplan.’ It would allow Read More

Migrants from Aquarius rescue convoy arrive in Spain

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Three ships carrying hundreds of people who have become the focus of a Europe-wide disagreement over migration have docked in Valencia. The Italian coastguard vessel Dattilo arrived in the Spanish port just before 7am local time on Sunday, followed later by charity rescue vessel Aquarius and an Italian navy ship, the Orione. The total number Read More

First migrants from Aquarius rescue ship arrive in Spain

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One of three ships carrying 630 people who have become the focus of a pan-European disagreement over migration has docked in the Spanish port of Valencia. The migrants were rescued a week ago off the coast of Libya and have been at sea ever since after the Italian government refused to allow the vessel they Read More

Germany’s migration chief is sacked amid an asylum agency fraud scandal – but is the problem solved?

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The ousted head of Germany’s refugee agency was central to an unfolding asylum application fraud scandal, but firing her won’t fix core “structural problems” in the country’s migration system, a geopolitical analyst has told RT. After serving just 18 months as head of the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF), Jutta Cordt was fired Read More

Hundreds of migrants on rescue ships arriving in Spain

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Three ships carrying 630 people who have become the focus of a pan-European disagreement over migration are due to dock in the Spanish port of Valencia in the next few hours. The migrants were rescued a week ago off the coast of Libya and have been at sea ever since after the Italian government refused Read More

Migrant ship arriving in Spain after diplomatic row

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Hundreds of migrants on the Aquarius rescue ship are set to arrive in Spain following the diplomatic row over their future. The vessel was left stranded when Italy and Malta refused to receive any of the 630 migrants, including children and pregnant women, who were rescued off Libya’s coast a week ago. Spain stepped in Read More

Yell, laugh, push: Oxfam slams French police for abusing, detaining migrant children at border

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French police are abusing and illegally detaining migrant children who attempt to cross the border from Italy, UK-based humanitarian group Oxfam said. Many intercepted minors have even been left unable to contact their families. Some 16,500 refugees and migrants are stuck near the small Italian town of Ventimiglia, 7km from the French border, Oxfam’s new Read More

Child migrants 'abused by French guards' – Oxfam

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Children as young as 12 have been physically abused, detained and forcibly returned to Italy by French border guards in a breach of international standards, Oxfam has claimed. A report from the charity says children complained about being “physically and verbally abused, and detained overnight in cells without food, water or blankets and with no Read More

Tunisian man charged in Germany with producing ‘biological weapons’ – prosecutor

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German police have arrested a Tunisian man, suspected of producing ricin and conspiring to commit a “serious act of violence,” prosecutors said. He is reportedly an ISIS sympathizer, who bought ingredients for the toxin online. The 29-year-old Tunisian citizen, identified as Sief Allah H., has been in police custody for two days after special police Read More