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Theresa May outlines UK Brexit plans in long-awaited speech

The UK Prime Minister says that a Brexit deal will have to pass a parliamentary vote but that Britain will leave the single market.

The UK Prime Minister says that a Brexit deal will have to pass a parliamentary vote but that Britain will leave the single market.

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Obama consigns 'wet foot, dry foot' law to history

US President Barack Obama has ended the immigration policy that allowed any Cuban who reached US soil to remain and be granted residency.

US President Barack Obama has ended the immigration policy that allowed any Cuban who reached US soil to remain and be granted residency.

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America pulls away its welcome mat for Cuban emigrants

Reversing a policy it has had since the days of Fidel Castro, America will no longer grant residency rights to Cubans arriving without visas.

Reversing a policy it has had since the days of Fidel Castro, America will no longer grant residency rights to Cubans arriving without visas.

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Refugees freezing in snow-hit Greece 'because of lack of EU solidarity'

Refugees are being forced to live in freezing, snow-covered camps in Greece because EU states have failed to take in their share of asylum seekers, it’s been…

Refugees are being forced to live in freezing, snow-covered camps in Greece because EU states have failed to take in their share of asylum seekers, it’s been…

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Migrants battle cold in Serbia and Hungary

Around 1,500 migrants from Asia and the Middle East found sheltering in abandoned warehouses in Belgrade in order to survive a cold snap which on Monday (January 9) brought night-time temperatures to

Around 1,500 migrants from Asia and the Middle East found sheltering in abandoned warehouses in Belgrade in order to survive a cold snap which on Monday (January 9) brought night-time temperatures to

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Amnesty urges Slovenian MPs to reject new powers to exclude migrants

Amnesty International has criticised Slovenia over the government’s approval this week of a move enabling the country’s borders to be sealed to illegal migrants for a limited period if deemed…

Amnesty International has criticised Slovenia over the government’s approval this week of a move enabling the country’s borders to be sealed to illegal migrants for a limited period if deemed…

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Calm restored after riot at migrant reception centre in Italy

The unrest in Conetta comes amid signs that Italy is toughening its stance on migrants, with more deportations and an increased number of reception centres.

The unrest in Conetta comes amid signs that Italy is toughening its stance on migrants, with more deportations and an increased number of reception centres.

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Cologne police: New Year arrests of North Africans 'not racial profiling'

The chief of police in the German city of Cologne has dismissed claims of racial profiling after hundreds of North African men were detained during New Year…

The chief of police in the German city of Cologne has dismissed claims of racial profiling after hundreds of North African men were detained during New Year…

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Migrants storm border fence into Spain's Ceuta enclave

More than 1000 migrants stormed a double fence on Sunday in a bid to cross from Morocco into Spain’s North African enclave of Ceuta.

More than 1000 migrants stormed a double fence on Sunday in a bid to cross from Morocco into Spain’s North African enclave of Ceuta.

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Nail salons targeted by immigration officers in the UK

Immigration officers arrested just under 100 people, mostly from Vietnam, and more than a dozen were considered to be at risk from slavery

Immigration officers arrested just under 100 people, mostly from Vietnam, and more than a dozen were considered to be at risk from slavery

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Faces of 2017: Ten to watch for Europe

The European Union enters 2017 under siege from without and within, facing challenges to the east, west and south

The European Union enters 2017 under siege from without and within, facing challenges to the east, west and south

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Record 5,000 migrants drown in Mediterranean in 2016

More than 5,000 migrants are thought to have drowned in the Mediterranean Sea in 2016, a record figure described as “a devastating milestone” by the UN refugee agency…

More than 5,000 migrants are thought to have drowned in the Mediterranean Sea in 2016, a record figure described as “a devastating milestone” by the UN refugee agency…

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Swiss duck immigration row with the EU

The Swiss parliament has avoided a clash with the EU over immigration rules by ditching plans for jobs quotas for foreigners.

The Swiss parliament has avoided a clash with the EU over immigration rules by ditching plans for jobs quotas for foreigners.

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Migration, Turkey, Syria war and Brexit dominate EU summit

EU leaders have been getting down to business in Brussels – with the migration crisis, Turkey, Russia and Syria among the pressing issues on the agenda of their last summit of the…

EU leaders have been getting down to business in Brussels – with the migration crisis, Turkey, Russia and Syria among the pressing issues on the agenda of their last summit of the…

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Italian Coast Guard rescues 192 migrants

The Italian Coast Guard rescued 192 migrants in the Mediterranean Sea on Sunday (11/12), also recovering six bodies during the operation.

The Italian Coast Guard rescued 192 migrants in the Mediterranean Sea on Sunday (11/12), also recovering six bodies during the operation.

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Verdict expected in Catania shipwreck trial

The Sicilian court is expected to deliver its verdict on captain Ali Malek on Tuesday. Just 28 of the 800 migrants survived when the fishing boat sunk in April 2015.

The Sicilian court is expected to deliver its verdict on captain Ali Malek on Tuesday. Just 28 of the 800 migrants survived when the fishing boat sunk in April 2015.

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"We're Italians, we come to help you"

Up close and personal with the latest group of migrants found drifting in the Mediterranean.

Up close and personal with the latest group of migrants found drifting in the Mediterranean.