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Judge blocks 'sanctuary' cities executive order, in immigration blow to Trump

A US judge has blocked an executive order that seeks to withhold funds from so-called ‘sanctuary cities’ – areas where local policies have been put in place to protect undocumented…

A US judge has blocked an executive order that seeks to withhold funds from so-called ‘sanctuary cities’ – areas where local policies have been put in place to protect undocumented…

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EU should not blackmail Syria over aid

By Fabrice Balanche, associate professor and research director at the University of Lyon 2, visiting fellow at The Washington Institute On April

By Fabrice Balanche, associate professor and research director at the University of Lyon 2, visiting fellow at The Washington Institute On April

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Migrants: record numbers rescued in the Med

Rescue ships took on thousands of survivors from dinghies in deteriorating weather in the Mediterranean between Friday and Sunday.

Rescue ships took on thousands of survivors from dinghies in deteriorating weather in the Mediterranean between Friday and Sunday.

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Danish minister's call to report illegal pizza bakers leaves bitter taste

Danish Integration Minister Inger Støjberg has suggested that Danes inform the authorities if they suspect that their local pizzeria is employing an illegal…

Danish Integration Minister Inger Støjberg has suggested that Danes inform the authorities if they suspect that their local pizzeria is employing an illegal…

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Italians lose love for EU

Rome may be at the heart of events marking the 60th anniversary of the EU’s founding treaty, but it is here that euroscepticism is growing.

Rome may be at the heart of events marking the 60th anniversary of the EU’s founding treaty, but it is here that euroscepticism is growing.

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EU-Turkey migrant deal a 'dangerous precedent', say aid groups

Greece is being used as a testing ground for degrading asylum policies that are setting a dangerous blueprint for the future, according to major humanitarian…

Greece is being used as a testing ground for degrading asylum policies that are setting a dangerous blueprint for the future, according to major humanitarian…

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MSF staff in Serbia detail Hungary police 'abuse' of migrants

The humanitarian organisation Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) – also known as Doctors Without Borders – has given more details after alleging that Hungarian border police have been systematically abusi

The humanitarian organisation Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) – also known as Doctors Without Borders – has given more details after alleging that Hungarian border police have been systematically abusi

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Illegal immigration numbers fall across US-Mexican border

The number of illegal immigrants crossing into the United States from Mexico declined by 40 percent from January to February, according to government figures.

The number of illegal immigrants crossing into the United States from Mexico declined by 40 percent from January to February, according to government figures.

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More than a thousand migrants rescued in one day from the Mediterranean

Around 900 migrants have been rescued from flimsy boats in the Mediterranean. Coastguards says at one point, 10 separate search and rescue operations were underway.

Around 900 migrants have been rescued from flimsy boats in the Mediterranean. Coastguards says at one point, 10 separate search and rescue operations were underway.

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Frontex boss criticises NGO rescue operations in Med

NGOs react angrily to suggestions that their efforts to rescue migrants off the Libyan coast are encouraging smugglers

NGOs react angrily to suggestions that their efforts to rescue migrants off the Libyan coast are encouraging smugglers

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Over 600 migrants rescued from Mediterranean, taken to Sicily

Some 70 women and children are among hundreds of migrants brought to the shores of Sicily after being rescued in the central Mediterranean Sea on Wednesday (February…

Some 70 women and children are among hundreds of migrants brought to the shores of Sicily after being rescued in the central Mediterranean Sea on Wednesday (February…

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Trump issues guidelines to speed up removal of illegal immigrants

The administration of US President Donald Trump has issued new tough guidelines that expand the number of immigrants targeted for deportation and speed up the process for their…

The administration of US President Donald Trump has issued new tough guidelines that expand the number of immigrants targeted for deportation and speed up the process for their…

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Ceuta under siege: more migrants storm the fence

More than 300 migrants have broken through the border fence between Morocco and the Spanish enclave of Ceuta - Europe's only land border with Africa.

More than 300 migrants have broken through the border fence between Morocco and the Spanish enclave of Ceuta - Europe's only land border with Africa.

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USA : "Day Without Immigrants" a country-wide strike

Businesses close their doors in solidarity as thousands strike across US cities protesting President Donald Trump's hard stance on immigration

Businesses close their doors in solidarity as thousands strike across US cities protesting President Donald Trump's hard stance on immigration

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USA: Mexican mother deported under Trump crackdown

Enforcing the Trump administration’s crackdown on immigration from Mexico, US Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly has been visiting federal facilities on the southern…

Enforcing the Trump administration’s crackdown on immigration from Mexico, US Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly has been visiting federal facilities on the southern…

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Italy and Tunisia to tackle terrorism and migration

The two countries strengthen ties to deal with common issues like terrorism, migrant-trafficking, tourism and energy

The two countries strengthen ties to deal with common issues like terrorism, migrant-trafficking, tourism and energy

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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.