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France's Hollande visits Calais, vowing to close 'Jungle'

President Francois Hollande has gone to Calais, vowing to completely dismantle the so-called ‘jungle’ migrant camp there before winter.

President Francois Hollande has gone to Calais, vowing to completely dismantle the so-called ‘jungle’ migrant camp there before winter.

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Balkan route nations 'to push for faster action' to resolve migration crisis

European leaders from countries along the Balkan migrant route have gathered in Vienna with the aim of pushing other EU member states to take faster action over the migration…

European leaders from countries along the Balkan migrant route have gathered in Vienna with the aim of pushing other EU member states to take faster action over the migration…

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Healing trauma and repairing homes in eastern Ukraine

Europe's war in eastern Ukraine continues its daily grind of people and scarce resources. Despite a ceasefire violations go on around the clock, and the region has been deserted by its young.

Europe's war in eastern Ukraine continues its daily grind of people and scarce resources. Despite a ceasefire violations go on around the clock, and the region has been deserted by its young.

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Four people smugglers arrested in Egypt after migrant boat capsizes

Four suspected people smugglers have been arrested in Egypt after at least 42 people were killed when a boat carrying hundreds of African migrants capsized off the Egyptian…

Four suspected people smugglers have been arrested in Egypt after at least 42 people were killed when a boat carrying hundreds of African migrants capsized off the Egyptian…

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Tragedy at sea as another migrant boat sinks in the Med

At least 43 people have been killed and scores more are missing after a boat carrying almost 600 migrants capsized off the coast of Egypt.

At least 43 people have been killed and scores more are missing after a boat carrying almost 600 migrants capsized off the coast of Egypt.

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Hollande tells UN on Syria: 'Enough is enough'

During a speech at the UN General Assembly French President Francois Hollande has blamed the Syrian government for the collapse of a US-Russia backed ceasefire.

During a speech at the UN General Assembly French President Francois Hollande has blamed the Syrian government for the collapse of a US-Russia backed ceasefire.

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Obama urges leaders to open hearts to refugees

In his final speech to the UN General Assembly President Obama has urged wealthy nations to do more to help refugees.

In his final speech to the UN General Assembly President Obama has urged wealthy nations to do more to help refugees.

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Alone and traumatised children arrive in Greece

Greece is under pressure to care for a tide of unaccompanied refugee children from babies to teenagers arriving on its shores.

Greece is under pressure to care for a tide of unaccompanied refugee children from babies to teenagers arriving on its shores.

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Fire sweeps through Greek refugee camp as UN holds migrant summit

A large fire swept through the Moria refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos on Monday night, destroying tents and prefabricated homes.

A large fire swept through the Moria refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos on Monday night, destroying tents and prefabricated homes.

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UN General Assembly on refugees and migrants

The United Nations’ 71st General Assembly, underway in New York, is the first summit on refugees and migrants.

The United Nations’ 71st General Assembly, underway in New York, is the first summit on refugees and migrants.

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Germany: Mea Culpa from Merkel on migrants after election drubbing

German leader Angela Merkel faced the press on Monday after her conservative Christian Democrats (CDU) suffered their worst ever result in Berlin, at local elections, in the latest sign of a backlash

German leader Angela Merkel faced the press on Monday after her conservative Christian Democrats (CDU) suffered their worst ever result in Berlin, at local elections, in the latest sign of a backlash

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Will UN refugee summit change anything?

World leaders hold UN summit on refugee crisis * Over 65 million refugees world wide * Aid chiefs call for “dependable humanitarian funding” * Syrian refugees living in a camp in the Bekaa Valley i

World leaders hold UN summit on refugee crisis * Over 65 million refugees world wide * Aid chiefs call for “dependable humanitarian funding” * Syrian refugees living in a camp in the Bekaa Valley i

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Thousands march through London for refugees

Holding placards and chanting songs welcoming refugees, demonstrators called on the authorities to live up to a pledge made by former Prime Minister David Cameron in 2015.

Holding placards and chanting songs welcoming refugees, demonstrators called on the authorities to live up to a pledge made by former Prime Minister David Cameron in 2015.

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Renzi shatters illusion of unity in Bratislava

Matteo Renzi says he declined to share a podium with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande as he did not "share their conclusions".

Matteo Renzi says he declined to share a podium with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande as he did not "share their conclusions".

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Merkel tells German companies to speed up hiring of refugees

Chancellor Angela Merkel says Germany needed "viable solutions" to integrate refugees into the workforce faster after she met bosses of leading companies.

Chancellor Angela Merkel says Germany needed "viable solutions" to integrate refugees into the workforce faster after she met bosses of leading companies.

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Sold-out show for Syrian expat orchestra

With its fusion of Arabic and European classical music, the Syrian Expat Philarmonic Orchestra performs at a sold-out show in Germany.

With its fusion of Arabic and European classical music, the Syrian Expat Philarmonic Orchestra performs at a sold-out show in Germany.

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Merkel starting to feel immigration backlash in Germany

A million refugees arrived in Germany in 2015, with the peak migration being reached in September, when Chancellor Angela Merkel decided to open the frontiers.

A million refugees arrived in Germany in 2015, with the peak migration being reached in September, when Chancellor Angela Merkel decided to open the frontiers.

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Hungary should be kicked out of the EU, says Luxembourg minister

The European Union should show Hungary the door as its anti-migrant policies and razor-wire fences will undermine its values, says Luxembourg’s

The European Union should show Hungary the door as its anti-migrant policies and razor-wire fences will undermine its values, says Luxembourg’s

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Afghans likely to be next refugee wave for unprepared Europe

It seems nowhere is safe for Afghans trying to flee renewed fighting, neither at home not in any of the neighbouring states. So many are heading for Europe in increasing numbers, yet find themselves b

It seems nowhere is safe for Afghans trying to flee renewed fighting, neither at home not in any of the neighbouring states. So many are heading for Europe in increasing numbers, yet find themselves b