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France Begins Transferring Calais Child Migrants to Reception Centres

CALAIS, France, Nov 2  – France began moving about 1,500 unaccompanied child migrants from the site of a demolished camp to reception centres across the country on Wednesday, as a feud with Britain over who takes care of the youths dragged on. The first busload departed at around 08:30 a.m. (0730 GMT) and was headed

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Demolition of France’s “Jungle” Migrant Camp Set to Begin

By Matthias Blamont CALAIS, France, Oct 25  – France will begin dismantling the “Jungle” migrant camp in Calais on Tuesday as several hundred more inhabitants queued for temporary housing in centres across France. More than 2,300 camp dwellers – more than a third of the total – left the filthy shanty-town outside the northern port

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German Birthrate Hits 33-Year High, Boosted by Migrant Babies

BERLIN, Oct 17 – The birthrate in Germany reached the highest level in 33 years last year, boosted mainly by babies born to migrant women, the Federal Statistics Office said on Monday. The rate was 1.5 births per woman in 2015, up from 1.47 births a year earlier, and the highest figure since 1982 when

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EU Should Expel Hungary for Mistreating Migrants, Luxembourg Minister Says

By Madeline Chambers and Marton Dunai BERLIN/BUDAPEST, Sept 13  – Hungary should be excluded from the European Union for anti-migrant policies that undermine EU values, including erecting a razor-wire fence, Luxembourg Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn said, provoking a scornful riposte from Budapest. The unusually strong attack came three days before a crucial summit intended to

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Canada Divided as 25,000 Syrian Refugees Settle In

TORONTO, Feb 20 – Canadians remain divided about the resettlement of Syrian refugees, with some saying Canada should accept more despite a series of racist incidents that have marred a mostly smooth arrival of nearly 25,000 migrants, a poll showed on Friday. Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was elected in October on a promise to accept

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Sudanese Migrant Stabs Israeli Soldier, Is Shot Dead

JERUSALEM, Feb 7 – A Sudanese migrant stabbed and wounded a soldier in Israel on Sunday and was shot dead, police said, adding the suspect appeared to have lashed out in solidarity with the Palestinians. If that motive is confirmed, it would be the first such attack by a foreigner during a four-month-old surge of

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