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Take in refugees: EU – Romania rescues 157 from Black Sea

BRUSSELS, Sept 13, (Agencies): Eastern European Union states must drop their resistance and accept their share of refugees who arrived in the bloc, officials and diplomats said on Tuesday after a court ruled they must abide by the quota. The EU’s highest court ruled last week that member states must …

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SC allows ban on most refugees – US won’t issue some visas in 4 nations

WASHINGTON, Sept 13, (Agencies): The Supreme Court is allowing the Trump administration to maintain its restrictive policy on refugees. The justices on Tuesday agreed to an administration request to block a lower court ruling that would have eased the refugee ban and allowed up to 24,000 refugees to enter the …

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Cyprus rescues 305 Syrian refugees in two boats

Cypriot authorities brought ashore more than 300 Syrian refugees early on Sunday after spotting two boats in open water off the northwest coast of the Mediterranean island, police said. It was one of the largest waves of migrants to be received by Cypriot authorities in a single day since civil …

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54 migrants rescued – 40 believed missing off Libya

MADRID, July 9, (Agencies): Spain’s maritime rescue service says it has rescued 54 migrants, including one pregnant woman, from a small boat trying to cross the Strait of Gibraltar. The rescue service says that it intercepted the migrant’s boat early Sunday around five miles (8 kms) south of the Spanish …

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3 refuse to take in migrants – Poland, Hungary, Czech hit with EU legal case

BRUSSELS/STRASBOURG, June 13, (Agencies): The European Commission launched a legal case on Tuesday against Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic for refusing to take in asylum-seekers, ratcheting up a bitter feud within the 28-nation bloc about how to deal with migration. The eurosceptic, nationalist-minded governments in Poland and Hungary have …

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54 dead, some 10,000 migrants rescued off Libya coast in 4 days

About 10,000 migrants were rescued off the coast of Libya over the previous four days but at least 54 others died, Libyan and Italian officials said Saturday. On Saturday, the Tunisian army also rescued 126 migrants from sub-Saharan Africa hoping to reach Italian shores, officials said. They were aboard a …

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Far fewer refugees entering US – Sharp fall in illegal immigration from Mexico: officials

AUSTIN, Texas, May 10, (Agencies): Somali refugee Mohamoud Saed was elated when he learned that his wife and eight children had completed the lengthy refugee application process that would allow them to join him in the US, reuniting the family for the first time in seven years. But the Saeds …

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6,000 migrants rescued in two days

Refugee orchestra blends diverse musical influences ROME, May 7, (AFP): Some 6,000 migrants hoping to head to Europe were rescued in the Mediterranean on Friday and Saturday in dozens of frantic operations coordinated by the Italian coastguard. Some 3,000 were picked up Saturday by the navy, coastguard, EU border agency …

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