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  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by wetwilly87
    +23 +1

    'We told you so,' Eastern Europe tells Germany

    Influential politicians across Eastern Europe have pointed to the Cologne attacks, in which men of Middle Eastern appearance allegedly sexually assaulted over a hundred women, as proof that Germany’s open-door refugee policy has been a mistake. As Chancellor Angela Merkel seeks to reach a consensus on a quota system, whereby refugees would be divided up among European countries, the mood in Eastern Europe has now hardened against...

  • Video/Audio
    2 years ago
    by socialiguana
    +5 +1

    Pro-Immigration Filmmakers Go To Refugee Camp, Get Robbed [VIDEO]

    Two Dutch, pro-immigration filmmakers published a video Saturday of themselves getting brutally robbed at a refugee camp in Calais, France, known as “The Jungle.” Journalist Maaike Engels and photographer Teun Voeten were attacked at knife point while obtaining footage for their documentary “Calais: Welcome to “The Jungle.” The video shows Voeten getting tackled down by three masked men, before one man threatens Engels with a knife.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by cone
    +31 +1

    Germany is forcing refugees to hand over their cash, jewellery and valuables

    German authorities have started confiscating jewellery, valuables and cash from refugees entering the country to make them fund their stay. Officials in Bavaria and other southern states seeing high numbers of asylum seekers arriving from Austria are following Denmark and Switzerland to implement the controversial practice.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by TNY
    +25 +1

    Sweden 'to expel up to 80,000 failed asylum-seekers'

    Sweden expects to expel up to 80,000 asylum-seekers whose applications have been rejected, its interior minister was quoted as saying. Anders Ygeman said that charter aircraft would be used to deport the migrants over several years. "We are talking about 60,000 people but the number could climb to 80,000," Swedish media quoted him as saying. Some 163,000 migrants applied for asylum in Sweden in 2015, the highest per capita number in Europe.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by zyery
    +28 +1

    Finnish PM drops promise to let refugees use his home

    Finland’s prime minister, Juha Sipila, has said he will not be able fulfil a promise to put up a family of asylum seekers. Sipila, a former telecoms executive, prompted controversy in September by saying he would open his second home in northern Finland to refugees. ‘Refugees are warm, emotional people. There’s a lot we can learn’ But on Sunday he told public YLE radio that he had had to put the plan on hold because of security concerns...

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by TNY
    +31 +1

    Is this the most controversial magazine cover about the migrant crisis?

    The right-wing Polish weekly magazine wSieci (The Network) has caused outrage with its latest front cover. The publication features the image of a white woman, draped with the European Union flag, screaming as she is being groped and assaulted by dark skinned male arms. Twitter users have compared the images with fascist propaganda in Nazi Germany and Mussolini’s Italy, which used images of women being attacked by...

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by ubthejudge
    +20 +1

    Fear of becoming 'strangers in our own country,' fuels German anti-migrant protest

    Every Monday evening in Dresden, thousands gather in front of the city's Opera House. They carry German flags and sing nationalist songs with one goal: to stop refugees and migrants from coming to Germany. Thomas is one of them and this Monday he held a placard with a photoshopped picture of Chancellor Angela Merkel dressed in a Muslim headscarf. He didn't want to give his last name but he told CNN he fears Germany's traditions are being eroded by Muslim migrants.

  • Expression
    2 years ago
    by AdelleChattre
    +24 +1

    This racist backlash against refugees is the real crisis in Europe

    The European coalition of the inhumane – contriving to trap refugees in Greece – cannot go on. A humanitarian evacuation plan is urgently needed. By Apostolis Fotiadis.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by aj0690
    +35 +1

    Canada Meets 25,000 Refugee Resettlement Target

    Canada's Immigration Minister said the country has reached a significant milestone. Canada has reached its target of resettling 25,000 Syrian refugees, the country’s Immigration Minister John McCallum said Monday. McCallum was at Toronto’s Pearson Airport on Monday to receive the last two flights of refugees arriving under the Canadian government’s $500 million resettlement program, reports the Associated Press.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by geoleo
    +34 +1

    At Least 18 Refugees Drown After Boat Sinks Off Turkish Coast

    At least 18 people attempting to reach Greece drowned after their boat sank off the Turkish coast on Sunday, the state-run Anatolian Agency reported. The Turkish Coast Guard, using speedboats and a helicopter, rescued 15 people and recovered 18 bodies in the Aegean Sea near the town of Didim, it said. Efforts continued to find more victims whose nationalities were not given.

  • Expression
    2 years ago
    by darvinhg
    +33 +1

    For Refugees, Russia Is the Purgatory to North Korea's Hell

    In 2008, Ryu En Nam, a North Korean defector, was extradited from Russia and executed. He was tied to the train going back to North Korea. “It was horrible. The train started moving and for as long as he could, Ryu En Nam ran with it,” human rights lawyer Lubov Tataretz said, recalling what a Korean diplomat’s son had told her, a few years after she tried and failed to prevent Ryu En Nam’s extradition. Under a recently signed treaty...

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by 8mm
    +42 +1

    270,000 dead, 4.7 million refugees: Syria's war in numbers

    Syria's war has killed more than a quarter of a million people, uprooted over half the population and left much of the country in ruins since it erupted five years ago. Here are some key facts and figures on the conflict: The fighting has left more than 270,000 people dead, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based monitor which relies on a large network of doctors and activist sources across the country.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by geoleo
    +10 +1

    13 North Korean workers at foreign restaurant defect, Seoul officials say

    Thirteen North Koreans working at the same restaurant in a foreign country have defected to South Korea, Seoul officials said Friday. People working in North Korean-operated restaurants overseas have previously defected, but this is the first time multiple workers have escaped from the same restaurant, South Korean Unification Ministry spokesman Jeong Joon Hee told reporters in Seoul. North Korean defections are a bitter point of contention between the rival Koreas.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by doodlegirl
    +7 +1

    Syrian refugee shot trying to enter Slovakia

    Slovakian border officials shot and wounded a Syrian refugee when they opened fired at a car carrying migrants from Hungary into Slovakia, authorities have said. The unidentified 26-year-old woman is thought to be in a stable condition after undergoing surgery to remove a bullet from her back, according to a hospital in Dunajska Streda, southern Slovakia. The hospital added it had also treated two other migrants suffering from dehydration. 

  • Expression
    2 years ago
    by weekendhobo
    +40 +1

    This is the Syrian family Texas tried to ban

    A judge has thrown out a lawsuit from Texas which sought to ban Syrian refugees from the state. Federal judge David Godbey said that the plaintiff, Texas Health and Human Services Commission, had failed to state a “plausible claim for relief”. Texas sued the US government and nonprofit organization International Rescue Committee (IRC) in December after it was notified that Dallas was to welcome six refugees - one family - from Syria.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by ppp
    +9 +1

    Police arrest 900 Syrians in England and Wales for crimes including rape and child abuse 

    And officials say the migrants were accused of sickening crimes including rapes and child abuse. Now critics say they are concerned that the thousands of Syrians entering Britain each year under resettlement schemes are being allowed to enter the country unchecked. Among those arrested are four Syrian immigrants have been charged after two 14-year-old girls were allegedly sexually assaulted - just yards from Newcastle United's stadium.

  • Expression
    2 years ago
    by LisMan
    +24 +1

    Australia Treats Refugees Horribly. But Denmark Wants a Peek at That Playbook.

    A group of Danish parliamentarians won rare access to an Australian offshore detention center where abuse and exploitation are rampant.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by zritic
    +35 +1

    Italy, Germany signal tougher stance on asylum seekers

    Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have agreed to step up efforts to send asylum seekers with no right to asylum in Europe back to their homelands. "All of us in Europe must work for the repatriation of those who do not have rights [to stay]," Mr Renzi said after a meeting with Ms Merkel.

  • Expression
    2 years ago
    by LisMan
    +15 +1

    ‘I’ve Become a Racist’: Migrant Wave Unleashes Danish Tensions Over Identity

    The thousands of Muslim asylum seekers pouring into Denmark have spawned a backlash, and questions over whether the country has a latent racial hostility at its core.

  • Analysis
    2 years ago
    by everlost
    +21 +1

    Report: Refugees in Germany are often overqualified

    Some 71 percent of refugees in Germany are overqualified for their work, compared to an EU average of 60 percent, according to a working paper released on Wednesday by the European Commission and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The figures were based on comparing the job requirements for refugees’ occupations to their actual qualifications. But when refugee workers were asked personally whether they felt they were overqualified, 54 percent in Germany said yes, compared to 57 percent EU-wide.

  • Video/Audio
    2 years ago
    by rti9
    +36 +1

    Refugee Crisis: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

    Last Week Tonight covers an inappropriate analogy for the refugee crisis.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by messi
    0 +1

    MIGRANT SEGREGATION: German locals demand barrier taller than the BERLIN WALL is built

    Residents in Munich have been enraged by plans for a migrant shelter for teenagers in their neighbourhood, with seven locals taking local authorities to court over the proposal. The wall will be built in the Neuperlach district in the south of the city where authorities say it will protect the residents from the migrant inhabitants and, at four meters, will be higher than the Berlin Wall. But authorities have got cold feet over the barrier, with some officials saying it was larger than they had planned.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by wetwilly87
    +2 +1

    Refugees plead with Germans: don't suspect all of us

    Refugees in Berlin have pleaded with their host nation to avoid placing migrants under a blanket of suspicion after police commandos raided their shelter, which had been home to a man arrested over Monday night’s truck attack on a crowded Christmas market. “We are of course worried,” said Ibrahim Sufi, 26, a Syrian living in hangar 7 at the former Tempelhof airport, an imposing structure built by Adolf Hitler to showcase Nazi might and now being used to house migrants. “We are worried about how the German public will view us after this terrorist attack.

  • Analysis
    1 year ago
    by lostwonder
    +30 +1

    Germany takes harder look at child marriages

    It’s just a bus stop in a city in northern Germany.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by messi
    +8 +1

    UN condemns Donald Trump's refugee ban

    The United Nations has condemned Donald Trump’s ban on refugees and order to stop Syrians and travellers from six other Muslim-majority countries entering the US amid mounting international anger. The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) and International Organisation for Migration called on the new President’s administration to continue offering asylum to people fleeing war and persecution, a right protected by international law. “The needs of refugees and migrants worldwide...

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by timex
    +8 +1

    German population hits record high due to asylum seekers

    Germany's population grew by some 600,000 last year to reach a record high of 82.8 million people due to the number of asylum seekers who have arrived in the country, the country's Federal Statistics office has said. In a preliminary estimate for 2016, the statistics office said the population had eclipsed the previous record high of 82.5 million recorded at the end of 2002, even though the number of deaths in 2016 exceeded the number of births by between 150,000 and 190,000.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by canuck
    +4 +1

    'You are welcome here' - School for refugees plastered with signs

    The International Community School has been a fixture in the Atlanta suburb of Decatur for 15 years. It's a public charter school where refugee children learn side by side neighborhood kids. On Monday, when students arrived at school, they were greeted by signs. Dozens and dozens of them planted along the sidewalks. "You are welcome here," said one. "You are loved," said another.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by TNY
    +6 +1

    Taking Cues from Trump, UK Quietly 'Shuts Door' on Child Refugees

    Theresa May was accused of being on the "wrong side of history" last night after a scheme to bring vulnerable child refugees to Britain was shut down. The minister said the government paid local authorities £41,610 per year for each unaccompanied asylum-seeking child aged under 16 and £33,215 per annum for those aged 16 and 17. "The Dubs amendment was created to help the most vulnerable child refugees of all...

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by lexi6
    +9 +1

    Japan took in just 28 refugees in 2016, despite record applications

    Japan accepted just 28 refugees last year when a record number applied for asylum, a government document dated for release on Friday showed, throwing a spotlight on the nation's reluctance to accept foreigners. In 2016, 10,901 people sought asylum in Japan, up 44 percent from a year earlier, when the country accepted 27. Of the accepted refugees, seven were from Afghanistan, four from Ethiopia and three from Eritrea, according to the document seen by Reuters. It was not clear whether any Syrians had applied for, or won, asylum.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by CatLady
    +7 +1

    Rejected by Israel, Eritreans find shelter in Germany

    About 30,000 Eritreans live in Israel, where a dangerous voluntary resettlement plan is being criticised.

  • Expression
    1 year ago
    by Maternitus
    +12 +1

    Immigration Detention | Caged by Canada, Part 1

    While Canada is celebrated globally as a safe haven for refugees, hundreds of unwanted immigrants are jailed across the country. Part 1 in a Star series.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by estherschindler
    +4 +1

    Welcome to Wimberg: Population 1,800 (+300 Refugees)

    Two years after the height of the migration crisis, Germany is learning that newcomers fare best in tiny villages, not big cities.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by sauce
    +28 +1

    Canada ramps up deportations amid growing migrant influx

    As an influx of asylum seekers crossing from the United States strains Canada’s immigration system, the country is ramping up its deportation of migrants, government data shows. Deportations of Mexicans, who have flocked to Canada in growing numbers after a visa requirement was lifted in December, was already 66 percent higher in the first eight months of 2017 than the total from the previous year.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by rexall
    +20 +1

    Almost 60 Syrian militia fighters entered Germany as refugees, Der Spiegel reports

    Almost 60 former fighters from a Syrian militia group linked to al Qaeda came to Germany posing as refugees, German news weekly Der Spiegel reported on Saturday. The former fighters are thought to have been members of the Owais al-Qorani Brigade and to have fought on various sides of the Syrian war. Spiegel reports the group began the war on the side of the rebel Free Syrian Army before switching to the al Qaeda-linked al-Nusra Front.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by cone
    +15 +1

    Sweden to deport blind women who is 'world’s oldest asylum seeker'

    Sweden is set to deport a blind 106-year-old Afghan refugee who is believed to be the world’s oldest asylum seeker. Bibikhal Uzbek was 105 years old when her son and grandsons carried her on their backs as they traversed rock-strewn mountain paths from Kunduz in northeastern Afghanistan through Iran and Turkey in the hope of seeking refuge in Europe in 2015.