migrant crisis

Hungarians Vote to Reject Migrant Quotas, but Turnout Too Low to be Valid

By Krisztina Than and Gergely Szakacs BUDAPEST, Oct 3  – Almost all Hungarians who voted in Sunday’s referendum rejected the European Union’s migrant quotas but turnout was too low to make the poll valid, frustrating Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s hopes of a clear victory with which to challenge Brussels. Hungary’s maverick right-wing leader, whose hardline

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Days Before Referendum, Amnesty Criticises Hungary Over Treatment of Migrants

By Gabriela Baczynska BRUSSELS, Sept 27  – Amnesty International on Tuesday accused Hungary of mistreating refugees and migrants on purpose to deter them from seeking to cross into the European Union from Serbia, days before the country holds a referendum on EU migrant quotas. The Hungarian government had no immediate comment on the report in

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Refugees: Finding Home in Lesvos

Lesvos knows that the newcomers will contribute more than they receive; few can be more conscious of this than those who were once uprooted themselves. For this reason, residents of Lesvos do not see a burden in today’s refugees, but a new world in its inception. Full story here: http://newsweekme.com/?p=6542 Social Streams

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Hollande Confirms Calais Migrant Camp Shutdown, Urges UK Help

By Elizabeth Pineau CALAIS, France, Sept 26  – President Francois Hollande said on Monday that France will completely shut down “the Jungle” migrant camp in Calais and called on London to help deal with the plight of thousands of people whose dream is ultimately to get to Britain. “The situation is unacceptable and everyone here

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Blast Rocks Hungary’s Capital, Two Injured

BUDAPEST, Sept 25  – An explosion rocked central Budapest late on Saturday, injuring two police officers, Hungarian police said on Sunday. Police have yet to identify the cause of the blast, they said in a statement. “The local and expert examination of the origins of the explosion and the review of the damage is under

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Afghan Boy’s Hope of New Life in Europe Ends in Suicide

By Sven Nordenstam and Benjamin Lesser SVANGSTA, Sweden, Sept 22 – Mustafa Ansari’s journey ended one April morning in his bedroom in a quiet Swedish village. At around 7 a.m., staff at the young asylum-seekers’ centre where Ansari was staying found him dead. The sheets of his metal bunk bed were tied so tightly around

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Death Toll After Migrant Boat Capsizes off Egypt Reaches 52

CAIRO, Sept 22  – Egyptian rescue workers have found nine more bodies in the Mediterranean Sea a day after a boat carrying hundreds of migrants capsized, bringing the death toll so far to 52, two officials said on Thursday. Egyptian authorities have arrested four crew members of the boat, which had been carrying almost 600

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Thousands Flee Greek Migrant Camp Fire as Tensions Flare

By Karolina Tagaris ATHENS, Sept 20 – Thousands of people fled a migrant camp on the Greek island of Lesbos on Monday night after fire swept through tents and housing cabins during violence among residents, police said. The fire was over by mid-day on Tuesday at the Moria camp which houses the 5,700 migrants on

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