Tag Archives: Migrants


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Over 30 Pakistani migrants found in lorry in France

11 November, 2019 8:10 am 8:10 am

PARIS (AFP) – More than 30 migrants from Pakistan have been found hidden in a lorry in southern France, prosecutors said. They said the driver, who was also from Pakistan, was detained. The discovery came after 39 people, all believed to be Vietnamese nationals, were found dead in a refrigerated truck in Britain last month, … Read More


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Greece: 10,000 migrants to be deported, thousands to be moved to mainland

10 October, 2019 2:24 am 2:24 am

ATHENS – The Greek government has announced to deal with rising migration flows, deporting 10,000 people by the end of next year and relocating thousands to the mainland from overcrowded island camps.  The plans were unveiled after a four-hour cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Monday, a day after a deadly fire in a packed … Read More


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Italy, France agree migrants must be distributed around the EU

09 September, 2019 9:23 am 9:23 am

ROME (Reuters) – The European Union (EU) must introduce a new, automatic system of taking in migrants saved from the Mediterranean, the leaders of Italy and France said, as they sought to patch up bruised bilateral relations. Italy has long complained that it has been left alone to deal with the hundreds of thousands of … Read More


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New Italian government lets 82 rescued migrants disembark

09 September, 2019 3:02 am 3:02 am

ROME – Italy on Saturday agreed to allow rescue ship Ocean Viking to disembark 82 migrants on Lampedusa, in a reversal of the hardline policy under the country’s ex-interior minister Matteo Salvini. Far-right leader Salvini was forced out of office last month after bringing the government down, and the new coalition has been trying to … Read More


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Scores of migrants feared drowned in Libya shipwreck

07 July, 2019 8:54 am 8:54 am

LIBYA (Web Desk) – At least 115 people are feared drowned after a boat carrying migrants sank off the coast of Libya, a navy official says. Gen Ayoub Kacem said 134 people were rescued and a body recovered. The boat was carrying some 250 people from a number of African and Arab countries when it … Read More


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Harrowing photo of drowned migrants at US border draws global attention

06 June, 2019 11:02 pm 11:02 pm

MATAMOROS, Mexico (Reuters) – A harrowing photo of a man and his young daughter who drowned on the U.S.-Mexico border has brought global attention to the dangers for a wave of mostly Latin American migrants travelling north, with Pope Francis on Wednesday expressing “immense sadness” at the deaths. The picture of Oscar Alberto Martinez and … Read More


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Migrants rush to enter Mexico ahead of security crackdown demanded by Trump

06 June, 2019 12:04 pm 12:04 pm

CIUDAD HIDALGO, Mexico (Reuters) – Central American migrants eager to beat a crackdown by Mexico on its southern border with Guatemala scrambled into the country as the government prepared to send thousands of National Guard members to plug gaps in the porous frontier. Mexico has agreed with the United States to demonstrate by late July … Read More


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Trump calls off tariffs on Mexico after deal on migration

06 June, 2019 8:22 am 8:22 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States and Mexico reached a deal to avert a tariff war, with Mexico pledging to take “strong measures” to contain the migration of mostly Central Americans crossing the southern US border, a surge in recent months that has overwhelmed US resources. US President Donald Trump, who has continually railed against … Read More


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50 migrants drown off Tunisia coast after leaving Libya

05 May, 2019 8:14 pm 8:14 pm

TUNIS (Reuters) – At least 50 migrants drowned on Friday when their boat capsized in the Mediterranean Sea off the Tunisian coast after they had left Libya hoping to reach Europe, the United Nations migration agency said. The state-run Tunis Afrique Presse agency gave a death toll of at least 70 people. It was one … Read More


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FBI arrests leader of US ‘patriots’ stopping migrants at border

04 April, 2019 9:34 am 9:34 am

TAOS, NM (Reuters) – The FBI on Saturday said it had arrested Larry Hopkins, the leader of an armed group who have been stopping migrants who illegally cross the US-Mexico border in New Mexico. Hopkins, 69, also known as Johnny Horton, was arrested in Sunland Park, New Mexico, on a federal complaint charging him with … Read More


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Trump cuts aid to Central American countries as migrant crisis deepens

03 March, 2019 8:36 am 8:36 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The US government cut aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras after President Donald Trump blasted the Central American countries for sending migrants to the United States and threatened to shutter the US-Mexico border. A surge of asylum seekers from the three countries have sought to enter the United States across the … Read More


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Caravan migrants stalled at Texas border eye other routes

02 February, 2019 3:50 pm 3:50 pm

PIEDRAS NEGRAS, Mexico (Reuters) – Some Central American migrants seeking entry into the United States but stalled near a Texas crossing said on Wednesday they are considering moving to another part of the border, where they may have a better chance of lodging a speedy asylum claim. Mulling their next move from the dusty Mexican … Read More


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Hardline Italian minister faces trial over blocked migrants

01 January, 2019 11:47 pm 11:47 pm

ROME (Reuters) – A special tribunal has recommended that Interior Minister Matteo Salvini face trial for refusing to let 150 migrants disembark last year from a rescue ship docked in Sicily, the far-right leader said on Thursday. The court, which reviews investigations involving government ministers, overturned a previous recommendation by prosecutors to drop the politically … Read More


Central American migrants protest closure of Tijuana shelter

01 January, 2019 8:50 am 8:50 am

TIJUANA (Reuters) – Federal police took steps to close a migrant shelter in Mexico’s city of Tijuana , sparking protests from some of the dozens of US-bound people who had been staying there after travelling in a caravan from Central America. The arrival of several thousand migrants in recent months, many fleeing poverty and violence … Read More


Cities to work together to tackle migration ahead of UN pact

12 December, 2018 9:30 am 9:30 am

MARRAKESH, Morocco (Reuters) – Officials from more than 70 cities from around the world pledged to work closer together to tackle migration flows, supporting a United Nations pact which a rising number of countries have pulled out from. With a record 21.3 million refugees globally, all 193 UN members except the United States finalised in … Read More