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Aug 02, 2018
French Parliament adopts law on asylum and immigration to allow 'controlled migration'; 100 vote in favour, 25 opposeFrance's parliament has signed into law a controversial asylum and immigration bill — despite opposition on the left which decried an effort to limit arrivals while the far right saw the measure as not going far enough.
Jun 25, 2018
Italy interior minister asks aid groups to leave rescuing of 1,000 stranded migrants to Libyan coast guardItaly's interior minister Matteo Salvini told foreign NGOs to stop rescuing migrants off Libya and asked the Libyan coastguard to rescue 1,000 people adrift at the Mediterranean
Jun 22, 2018
More than 200 migrants drown off Libya coast in two days; nearly 1,000 migrants dead in Mediterranean in 2018, says UNMore than 200 migrants are reported to have drowned off Libya in two days, bringing to at least 1,000 the number to die this year on the main migratory route linking Africa and Europe, the UN has said.
Jun 21, 2018
United Colors Benetton slammed by French NGO for featuring photograph of migrants in advertisementFrench charity SOS Mediterranee condemned the usage its of a photograph of migrants being rescued at sea by clothing giant Benetton in an advertisement and dissociates itself from this campaign
Jun 20, 2018
US received maximum requests from asylum seekers in 2017, says global development body reportThe United States received more asylum requests than any other developed nation in 2017, overtaking Germany, OECD said in a report.
Jun 13, 2018
Italy summons French ambassador due to diplomatic spat over handling of Aquarius ship carrying migrantsItaly's foreign ministry said it summoned the French Ambassador amid a diplomatic spat between the two countries over the handling of a migrant crisis.
Jun 11, 2018
Italy appeals to NATO for help in tackling illegal immigration from Libya, says terrorists could sneak in and cause havocItaly has appealed to NATO for greater help in tackling illegal immigration from North Africa, especially Libya.
Mar 02, 2018
Heavy snowfall hits Europe, kills 55; 'Beast from the East' blizzards snap transportation links across continentHeavy snowfall and deadly blizzards lashed Europe on Thursday, forcing airports to cancel or delay flights around the continent, as a deep freeze gripped countries.
Dec 10, 2017
Theresa May congratulates Iraq's Haider al-Abadi for victory over Islamic State, warns group is 'not yet defeated'British prime minister Theresa May on Saturday congratulated her Iraqi counterpart Haider al-Abadi over the Islamic State victory, but warned the militant group is "not yet defeated".
Sep 25, 2017
Iraq Kurds begin historic independence referendum defying government; leave Baghdad, Ankara and Tehran fumingIraqi Kurds started voting in an independence referendum today in defiance of Baghdad which has warned of "measures" to defend Iraq's unity and threatened to deprive their region of lifeline oil revenues.