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Italy

2019

19

Apr

Belgium launches Facebook campaign to dissuade potential refugees

Apart from a website, which is designed to educate aspiring asylum seekers on their chances of settling in Belgium, there would also be a special Facebook campaign targeting certain groups, namely Palestinians and Moroccans. Belgium’s Immigration Office has launched a six-month-long dissuasion campaign aimed at potential migrants in their countries of origin, as well as refugees in transit countries, Minister of Asylum, Migration, Health […]

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Country: Belgium
Source: Sputnik

18

Apr

School assistant loses job over petition against LGBT teaching

A Christian secondary school assistant has been dismissed after she posted an online petition against LGBT issues being taught at her son’s primary school. Kristie Higgs, 43, was removed from her post as a pastoral assistant at a Gloucestershire academy after a disciplinary panel found she had discriminated against its gay, lesbian and transgender pupils. […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: The Guardian

18

Apr

Salvini ‘crossed red line’ with refugee boat policy, says military

Italian military officials have accused Matteo Salvini of “unprecedented interference” as tension mounts over the far-right interior minister’s policy of closing ports to rescued migrants. Salvini, who is also Italy’s deputy prime minister, sent a letter to the heads of the navy and coastguard reportedly ordering them to maintain the policy by paying close attention to […]

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Country: Italy
Source: TRT Haber , The Guardian

18

Apr

German Cabinet agrees tougher rules for deporting migrants

German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer gained Cabinet backing Wednesday for his Orderly Return Bill. The plan will go to parliament for debate, and could pass before the summer recess. However, German states do not all approve of the plan which would see asylum seekers who are to be deported being held in state jails rather than pre-deportation holding […]

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Country: Germany
Source: DW , DW

17

Apr

Refugees face violence, abuse on Europe’s new Balkan route

In early April, Greek police near the northern city of Thessaloniki used tear gas to prevent refugees from making their way to the border with North Macedonia. The refugees were headed to Central and Western Europe, driven by a series of false reports on social media that the border crossings to North Macedonia and Albania had […]

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Source: TRT Haber , DW

17

Apr

Trump vetoes bill to end US military support for Saudi-led war in Yemen

Donald Trump has vetoed a bill passed by Congress to end US military assistance in Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen. The Senate had passed a bipartisan resolution on 13 March in a 54-to-46 vote, in a move that was largely seen as a rebuke of Trump’s alliance with the Saudi forces leading military action in […]

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Country: United States
Source: Euro News , The Guardian

16

Apr

French-made weapons used in Yemen

French arms including tanks and laser-guided missile systems sold to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are being used in the Yemeni war against civilians, leaked intelligence published by investigative website Disclose showed. Titled “Yemen: Security situation,” a 15-page classified report written by France’s DRM military intelligence agency includes maps that detail the positioning […]

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Country: France
Source: Daily Star , AA

15

Apr

Srebrenica massacre is ‘fabricated myth’, Bosnian Serb leader says

A Bosnian Serb leader has claimed that the Srebrenica massacre, in which more than 8,000 Muslim men and boys were killed, is a “fabricated myth”. Milorad Dodik, who heads Bosnia’s multi-ethnic joint presidency, said the massacre was “something that does not exist”, at a conference discussing war crimes committed during the Bosnian conflict. Bosnian Serb troops killed the Muslim men and boys […]

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Country: Bosnia And Herzegovina
Source: Independent , TRT Haber

15

Apr

Malta: 4 EU nations will take in 64 migrants from aid ship

Ending another European standoff over immigration, Malta on Saturday announced a deal to distribute 64 migrants rescued at sea off Libya 10 days ago among four European Union nations. The migrants, who will be distributed among Germany, France, Portugal and Luxembourg, were transferred to Maltese army boats from the ship that saved them and were […]

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Country: Malta
Source: TRT Haber , AP

15

Apr

France guilty of abusing homeless people’s rights

France is guilty of human rights abuses of homeless people and laws guaranteeing a home for all fail to protect the most vulnerable, a UN Special Rapporteur said on Friday. More than 12,000 people sleep rough on the streets of France, according to the national statistics body INSEE. In 2018, 566 homeless died nationwide, according […]

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Country: France
Source: TRT World