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2018

07

Dec

Hungary’s Orban exempts pro-government media group from scrutiny

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has exempted a mammoth pro-government media group from scrutiny by the national competition watchdog, according to a decree published late on Wednesday. Critics say the rightwing nationalist leader is presiding over a gradual disappearance of independent media in the ex-Communist satellite. Dozens of newspapers and broadcasters critical of Orban have […]

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Country: Hungary
Source: Euro News , Reuters

06

Dec

UN sounds alarm on Greek push-back of migrants

UN officials are concerned by reports that Greek officials are sending back irregular migrants coming via Turkey — “push-back” — with no opportunity for them to seek asylum, including reports of violence. The alleged policy made headlines this week after three migrants were found in Turkish villages, without trousers or shoes, apparently frozen to death, reportedly victims […]

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Country: Greece
Source: Haberler , AA

06

Dec

Trump administration separated 81 migrant children from parents since June

The Trump administration separated 81 migrant children from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border since the June executive order that stopped the general practice amid a crackdown on illegal crossings, according to government data obtained by The Associated Press. Despite the order and a federal judge’s later ruling, immigration officials are allowed to separate a […]

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Country: United States
Source: Hürriyet , CTV

06

Dec

Groups allege systematic French police brutality against refugees

There have been nearly 1,000 human rights violations by French police towards refugees in Calais in the past year, according to a report released on Wednesday.  Police Violence in Calais: Abusive and Illegal Practices by Law Enforcement officers, published by four humanitarian organisations – L’Auberge des Migrants, Refugee Info Bus, Utopia56 and Legal Shelter – says […]

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Country: France
Source: Aljazeera

06

Dec

Hundreds of neo-Nazis free despite arrest warrants

The German government has admitted that 467 neo-Nazis are at large throughout the country despite active warrants for their arrest. The government acknowledged the figures in a response to a parliamentary request for information by the opposition Left Party. Of the 467 neo-Nazis, 32 are thought to have fled Germany to hide out abroad. An additional seven […]

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Country: Germany
Source: DW , DW

06

Dec

Some Republicans want to oust a Muslim doctor from his GOP leadership role because he’s Muslim

The first time Shahid Shafi ran for a seat on the city council in Southlake, Tex., in 2011, advisers assured him a Muslim in post-9/11 America who spoke with an accent and emigrated from Pakistan would never win an election in Texas. It’s a story that Shafi, a Republican trauma surgeon, likes to tell because […]

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Country: United States
Source: En Son Haber , Washington Post

05

Dec

Pentagon extends U.S. troop deployment at Mexican border through January

The Pentagon on Tuesday approved keeping several thousand active-duty troops along the Southwest border at least through January, extending a controversial mission to assist the Border Patrol as it grapples with a surge of migrants seeking asylum. Defense Secretary James N. Mattis signed the order to continue the mission through Jan. 31, according to a […]

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Country: United States
Source: En Son Haber , LA Times

05

Dec

Austria uses language barrier to cut benefits

Foreigners who have moved to Austria but have not yet picked up the language are to be penalised under controversial reforms to the country’s social welfare system, as the right-wing government steps up its efforts to deter immigration. The Austrian government plans to penalise the unemployed by cutting €300 from their monthly benefits if they […]

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Country: Austria
Source: EN , Independent

05

Dec

Nigel Farage quits Ukip over its anti-Muslim fixation

Nigel Farage has quit Ukip after 25 years, saying the party he led to its greatest election successes was now unrecognisable because of the “fixation” with the anti-Muslim policies of its leader, Gerard Batten. Farage, who took Ukip to third place by number of votes in the 2015 election and significantly shaped the ground for […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: Euro News , The Guardian

05

Dec

Dispute over UN migration pact fractures Belgian government

Belgium’s center-right government is fighting for its survival this week after the largest coalition party broke away from its three partners and said it would not back a global U.N.-backed migration pact. The right-wing N-VA party started a social media campaign against the migration pact Tuesday, more than two months after Prime Minister Charles Michel […]

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Country: Belgium
Source: Haberler , Seattle Times