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Six Syrians Arrested in Argentina for Traveling With Fake Greek Passports

By Hugh Bronstein BUENOS AIRES, Dec 5 (Reuters) – Authorities in Argentina arrested six Syrians who flew into the South American country on false Greek passports, a spokesman for the federal police told Reuters on Saturday, adding that the bogus travel documents were probably obtained in Turkey. The six, including one minor, were taken into

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U.N: Europe Must Stop Locking Up Thousands of Stateless People

By Emma Batha LONDON, Dec 1 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – European countries must stop locking up stateless people like criminals, human rights campaigners said, describing their detention as “a preventable tragedy” that risks being worsened by the migrant crisis. Thousands of stateless people are being held in immigration detention centres across Europe even though they

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Germany Increases Security Staff to Manage Refugee Influx

BERLIN, Nov. 30 (Reuters) – A record influx of refugees has increased demand for security staff in Germany, the federal employment agency said on Monday, as the burden of managing large numbers of arrivals and securing refugee centres grows. In its monthly job index, the agency noted a sharp rise in demand for security guards

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Turkey To Help EU Curb Migration in Exchange for Cash

BRUSSELS, Nov 29 – Turkey will help the European Union handle the flow of migrants that has called into question the future of Europe’s passport-free travel in exchange for cash and restarting stalled talks on EU accession, draft conclusions of an EU-Turkey summit said. “Both sides will, as agreed and with immediate effect, step up

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EU Hopes for Turkish Help In Slowing Flow of Migrants

By Alastair Macdonald BRUSSELS, Nov 29 – Leaders of the European Union aim to sign an agreement with Turkey in Brussels on Sunday that offers Ankara cash and closer ties with the EU in return for Turkish help in stemming the flow of migrants to Europe. Aware of a sense of desperation in Europe for

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German Town Finally Warms to Refugees Who Took Over Church

By Tina Bellon OBERHAUSEN, Germany, Nov 26 – When Daniela Handwerk looked out of her window earlier this month and saw the church across the street being emptied out and turned into a refugee shelter, she panicked – and she was not alone. As news of the plan to house 50 refugees in the church

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German Interior Minister Calls for European Refugee Cap

VIENNA, Nov 26 (Reuters) – Europe should set a limit on the number of refugees it takes in and seek out those most clearly entitled to protection, German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said in an interview with Austrian newspaper Der Standard. In remarks published a day after Chancellor Angela Merkel, a fellow conservative, pledged

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Turkey, EU Face Big Hurdles to Migration Deal

BRUSSELS, Nov. 25 (Reuters) – Prospects for a grand bargain between Europe and Turkey to stem a flow of migrants into the continent are uncertain days before a summit on Sunday meant to seal a deal and put fraying relations back on a firm footing, EU and Turkish officials say. How much money Turkey will

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France’s PM Says Europe Can’t Take In More Refugees

BERLIN, Nov. 25  – European countries are stretched to their limits in the refugee crisis and cannot take in any more new arrivals, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls was quoted as saying in a German newspaper on Wednesday. Europe is grappling with its worst refugee crisis since World War Two. Germany so far has taken

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