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2018

19

Sep

US to slash refugee admissions to historic low of 30,000, Pompeo confirms

The US will allow no more than 30,000 refugees into the country in the coming year, down by a third from last year’s cap, the secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, has announced. The latest cut reflects a victory by White House hardliners on immigration over both the state department and the Pentagon. When Donald Trump […]

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Country: United States
Source: The Guardian

18

Sep

Black teenager in car with his white grandmother arrested after passer-by reports robbery

The family of an African-American man in Wisconsin is threatening to sue the police department, after officers pulled over the car his grandmother and a friend were driving, then handcuffed the 18-year-old. CBS reported that officers pulled the car over on Sept. 2 after receiving a tip about a black man who was seen robbing […]

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Country: United States
Source: The Independent

17

Sep

Italian police fire Tasers on naked homeless man in Florence

Police in Italy fired a Taser on a member of the public for the first time ever this week, as a trial of the electric stun guns began in 12 different cities. The first “real-life” use was in Florence on Tuesday night, when officers fired a Taser to subdue a young man behaving aggressively in […]

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Country: Italy
Source: The Local Italy

17

Sep

Macron under fire after telling young jobseeker to ‘find work by crossing the road’

Emmanuel Macron has provoked ridicule and anger by telling an unemployed man that he could find him work “just by crossing the road”. The 25-year-old aspiring gardener complained of being unable to find a job when he spoke to the French president during a public open day at the Elysée Palace on Saturday. Mr Macron advised […]

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Country: France
Source: The Telegraph

14

Sep

Belgium announces plans to lock up migrants in transit

Belgium continues to crack down on migration. Following a Royal Decree in August – which cleared the way for detaining families with children – the Belgian government on Monday unveiled a string of new measures to combat illegal migration. Interior Minister Jan Jambon announced the opening of a “national administrative centre for transmigration”. The centre […]

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Country: Belgium
Source: Info Migrants , TRT Haber

13

Sep

France admits torture during Algeria’s war of independence

France acknowledged for the first time it was responsible for systematic torture during the Algerian war of independence in the mid-1950s. President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday that Maurice Audin, a communist pro-independence activist who disappeared in 1957, “died under torture stemming from the system instigated while Algeria was part of France”. Macron, who paid a visit […]

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Country: France
Source: Al Jazeera , Sputnik

13

Sep

Muslim woman says TSA subjected her to inappropriate search

A Muslim woman has filed a complaint against the Transportation Security Administration alleging that a search she was subjected to at Boston’s airport “bordered on sexual assault.” The complaint was filed with the TSA on Wednesday by the Massachusetts chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations. The complaint says the 54-year-old woman who wears a […]

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Country: United States
Source: AP

12

Sep

US misled the public about Afghanistan for 17 years: report

American officials have continually issued misleading reports on their progress in Afghanistan after 17 years of war, giving a false impression of realities on the ground, according to the New York Times. The Times said Saturday while the U.S. officials claim the Afghan government controls 56 percent of the country, in reality it only controls […]

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Country: United States
Source: Anadolu Agency

12

Sep

US threatens to arrest ICC judges who probe war crimes

The United States threatened on Monday to arrest and sanction judges and other officials of the International Criminal Court if it moves to charge any American who served in Afghanistan with war crimes. White House National Security Advisor John Bolton called the Hague-based rights body “unaccountable” and “outright dangerous” to the United States, Israel and […]

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Country: United States
Source: TRT World

10

Sep

Spain ‘forbids’ local athletes from representing Gibraltar in Malaga international event

Spain was condemned for banning athletes from competing under the flag of Gibraltar at an international competition. The World Masters Athletics (WMA) organization said the athletes could run as “neutrals” but insisted they could not take part under their own flag because Gibraltar was not a nation. Sebastian Coe, the double Olympic gold medal winner […]

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Country: Spain
Source: The Times