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Mexico warns US of retaliatory tariffs over Trump's border wall

Mexico has threatened to retaliate following Donald Trump’s latest comments on his planned border wall: the US president vowed on Friday to start building it “soon, way ahead of…

Mexico has threatened to retaliate following Donald Trump’s latest comments on his planned border wall: the US president vowed on Friday to start building it “soon, way ahead of…

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Austria eyes tougher border measures

Austria is planning to send troops to help patrol the EU’s external borders and shut down completely the so-called Western Balkan route for migrants.

Austria is planning to send troops to help patrol the EU’s external borders and shut down completely the so-called Western Balkan route for migrants.

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President Trump signs order to build Mexico border wall

The new US President Donald Trump has signed executive orders to build a wall along the border with Mexico – as pledged during the election campaign – and to crack down on US cities shielding illegal…

The new US President Donald Trump has signed executive orders to build a wall along the border with Mexico – as pledged during the election campaign – and to crack down on US cities shielding illegal…

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Mexico braces itself for Trump presidency as wall starts to go up

Donald Trump says the construction of his wall on the border with Mexico will begin immediately. But the policy risks shattering relations between the two neighbours.

Donald Trump says the construction of his wall on the border with Mexico will begin immediately. But the policy risks shattering relations between the two neighbours.

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Hungary builds new fence to keep out refugees

Hungary has started building a new fence on its southern border with Serbia as part of its efforts to keep migrants and refugees from freely entering the…

Hungary has started building a new fence on its southern border with Serbia as part of its efforts to keep migrants and refugees from freely entering the…

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Iraqis arrive at army checkpoint

Several displaced families arrived at an Iraqi army checkpoint in Qayara on Sunday after hunger forced them to leave their villages south of Mosul.

Several displaced families arrived at an Iraqi army checkpoint in Qayara on Sunday after hunger forced them to leave their villages south of Mosul.

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Hundreds of migrants arrive in Sicily

Dry land is a welcome sight after being left adrift in flimsy boats in the open sea. The Italian coastguard says they carried out six separate rescue operations on Wednesday. 11,000 were rescued on Mo

Dry land is a welcome sight after being left adrift in flimsy boats in the open sea. The Italian coastguard says they carried out six separate rescue operations on Wednesday. 11,000 were rescued on Mo

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The Brief from Brussels: UK's May outlines vision of post-Brexit Britain

In this episode: British Prime Minister Theresa May makes her call for a fairer United Kingdom; the EU’s new border guard starts work, and the UN is about to name its next secretary…

In this episode: British Prime Minister Theresa May makes her call for a fairer United Kingdom; the EU’s new border guard starts work, and the UN is about to name its next secretary…

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Fortress Europe builds barriers to stem the refugee flow

As Europe faces the most significant people movement since the Second World War the landscape of the continent is changing.

As Europe faces the most significant people movement since the Second World War the landscape of the continent is changing.

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Israel constructing underground barrier along boundary with Gaza

Israeli sources cited by Reuters news agency said that construction has begun on an underground barrier along a small stretch of its boundary line with Gaza.

Israeli sources cited by Reuters news agency said that construction has begun on an underground barrier along a small stretch of its boundary line with Gaza.

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Brazil tightens border security amid fears of attack on Rio Olympics

It’s Brazil’s busiest border point – and with tens of thousands of people crossing back and forth each day from Paraguay and Argentina – security forces have stepped up checks amid fears of arms traff

It’s Brazil’s busiest border point – and with tens of thousands of people crossing back and forth each day from Paraguay and Argentina – security forces have stepped up checks amid fears of arms traff

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UK and Ireland keen to preserve Common Travel Area after Brexit

The heads of government from the United Kingdom and Ireland say they are both keen to preserve the common travel area between the two countries despite the UK’s upcoming exit from the European…

The heads of government from the United Kingdom and Ireland say they are both keen to preserve the common travel area between the two countries despite the UK’s upcoming exit from the European…

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25km-long traffic queue between Hungary and Austria

The hold-up is due to ad-hoc checks by the Austrian authorities, who have strengthened measures to curb the flow of migrants into the country.

The hold-up is due to ad-hoc checks by the Austrian authorities, who have strengthened measures to curb the flow of migrants into the country.

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Italy: protest turns violent over Austria's border fence plans

A protest against Austria’s move to tighten border controls has turned violent, as scores of activists clashed with Italian police who blocked their

A protest against Austria’s move to tighten border controls has turned violent, as scores of activists clashed with Italian police who blocked their

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EU Commission calls for Schengen zone visa-free travel for Turks

As expected the European Commission, in a wide-ranging press conference to outline major changes to immigration, asylum and refugee policy, is

As expected the European Commission, in a wide-ranging press conference to outline major changes to immigration, asylum and refugee policy, is

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EU Commission to call for visa-free travel for Turks

It is a long-cherished Turkish desire and today the European Commission, in the teeth of opposition from several EU member states, is expected to

It is a long-cherished Turkish desire and today the European Commission, in the teeth of opposition from several EU member states, is expected to

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EU 'concerned' about Austria's fence along border with Italy

The European Union’s executive arm says it is concerned that Austria is building a border fence and control station at the country’s main Alpine

The European Union’s executive arm says it is concerned that Austria is building a border fence and control station at the country’s main Alpine

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Italian protesters clash with Austrian police at Brenner Pass

Italian demonstrators call for an end to the deportation of migrants under recent deals, in a confrontation with Austrian police at the Alpine

Italian demonstrators call for an end to the deportation of migrants under recent deals, in a confrontation with Austrian police at the Alpine