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2018

19

Jun

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French police cut soles off migrant children’s shoes, claims Oxfam

French border police have been accused of detaining migrant children as young as 12 in cells without food or water, cutting the soles off their shoes and stealing sim cards from their mobile phones, before illegally sending them back to Italy. A report released on Friday by the charity Oxfam also cites the case of a […]

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Country: France
Source: The Guardian

19

Jun

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French President Emmanuel Macron scolds teen for calling him ‘Manu’

President Emmanuel Macron was attending a ceremony in northern France to commemorate General Charles De Gaulle’s call for popular resistance during World War II. The young man, who looked to be in his mid-teens, was standing behind a barrier as Mr Macron passed along the crowd. He was captured on LCI television singing the words of […]

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Country: France
Source: ABC , Sputnik

19

Jun

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Hundreds of migrant children caged along US border

Inside an old warehouse in South Texas, hundreds of children wait in a series of cages created by metal fencing. One cage had 20 children inside. Scattered about are bottles of water, bags of chips and large foil sheets intended to serve as blankets. One teenager told an advocate who visited that she was helping […]

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Country: United States
Source: AP

14

Jun

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Austrian rightist calls for prohibition of fasting in schools

The Secretary General of the Austrian People’s Party, Karl Nehammer, called for a ban on fasting for school-age children. He said that he had received “innumerable” reports from teachers about the welfare of children during Ramadan. “If religious rituals, regardless of religion, endanger the health of children, this is clearly going too far,” Nehammer said. “If religion […]

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Country: Austria
Source: Gatestone Institute , TRT Haber

13

Jun

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Wilders’ Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest gets green light from Dutch counter-terror agency

The Freedom Party of Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders will hold a competition of cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammad, it said on Tuesday. The party said the plan to hold the competition in the party’s secure offices in Dutch Parliament had been approved by the Dutch Counter-terrorism Agency NCTV. Wilders’ Freedom Party is the leading […]

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Source: Reuters

13

Jun

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Racist verbal attack on Bosnia-born lawmaker in Austrian parliament

The loud interruptions during a speech of Bosnia-born lawmaker Alma Zadic in Austria’s Parliament caused outrage as they were branded sexist and racist, the Der Standard Austrian paper reported on Tuesday. Zadic, a lawmaker from the Green Party renegade List of Peter Pilz, had taken the floor on Tuesday to speak about protection of intelligence […]

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Country: Austria
Source: N1

12

Jun

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Attorney General Sessions limits asylum for domestic violence victims

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on June 11 overturned a key immigration case that had granted asylum to a Salvadoran woman who had been raped and beaten by her former husband. The decision could have wide-ranging impacts on immigrants seeking refuge in the United States from violence in their home countries Sessions’ ruling came after he […]

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Country: United States
Source: Reuters , BBC Türkçe

12

Jun

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French authorities clear 336 migrants from camp near Dunkirk

Authorities have cleared 336 migrants from a makeshift camp outside Dunkirk and assigned them to reception centres in the region of northern France. The closure came just weeks after some 400 migrants were transferred to centres from a local gymnasium, where they were temporarily sheltered after another camp was shut. The town of Grande-Synthe, the […]

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Country: France
Source: CTV News , Dünya Bülteni

11

Jun

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Italy’s Matteo Salvini shuts ports to migrant rescue ship

A rescue vessel carrying 629 migrants is stranded in the Mediterranean after Italy’s new interior minister refused permission for it to dock. Matteo Salvini, leader of the right-wing League, said Malta should accept the Aquarius but he was rejected. Malta says the German charity SOS Méditerranée picked up the migrants in Libyan waters, which means […]

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Country: Italy
Source: BBC , Amerika'nın Sesi

08

Jun

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Austria to close 7 mosques, expel imams

Austria will shut seven mosques and expel 40 imams, Chancellor Sebastian Kurz announced on Friday. During a news conference with Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache and EU Affairs Minister Gernot Blumel, Kurz said the move came as part of a crackdown on “political Islam”. Kurz said that the investigation on several mosques and associations conducted by […]

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Country: Austria
Source: Anadolu Agency