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Swiss vote on citizenship measure after anti-Muslim campaign

Swiss vote on citizenship measure after anti-Muslim campaign Sun, 12 Feb, 2017

Swiss voters were deciding Sunday whether to make it easier for "third-generation foreigners" to get Swiss citizenship and whether to lock in competitive low tax rates for foreign companies in Switzerland.
Trump says considering 'brand new' immigration order

Trump says considering 'brand new' immigration order Sat, 11 Feb, 2017

US President Donald Trump has said he is considering drafting a new order to ban migrants from majority-Muslim nations after his initial decree fell foul of the law.
Russian plane with 92 aboard crashes into the Black Sea

Russian plane with 92 aboard crashes into the Black Sea Sun, 25 Dec, 2016

A Russian plane headed to an air base in Syria with 92 people aboard, including members of a well-known military choir, crashed into the Black Sea on Sunday minutes after taking off from the resort city of Sochi, Russia's Defense Ministry said.
Libyan plane hijacked, lands in Malta

Libyan plane hijacked, lands in Malta Fri, 23 Dec, 2016

 A man who said he was armed with a grenade hijacked a Libyan plane which landed on Malta Friday with 118 people on board, Malta's prime minister and government sources on the Mediterranean island said.
Turkey will have backup plans if EU visa deal falls through, Erdogan says

Turkey will have backup plans if EU visa deal falls through, Erdogan says Thu, 15 Dec, 2016

Turkey will have back-up plans if its deal with the European Union over visa-free travel to the bloc falls through, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday.
Five killed as cargo train explodes in Bulgaria

Five killed as cargo train explodes in Bulgaria Sat, 10 Dec, 2016

At least five people were killed and 29 injured when a cargo train derailed and exploded in the northeastern Bulgarian village of Hitrino, demolishing about 50 houses and public buildings, officials said on Saturday.
75 killed as plane carrying Brazilian club football team crashes in Colombia

75 killed as plane carrying Brazilian club football team crashes in Colombia Tue, 29 Nov, 2016

A plane carrying a Brazilian football team crashed in the mountains in Colombia, killing an estimated 75 people while six survived, including several players, officials said Tuesday.
1,400 saved in Med as Italy sees record migrant arrivals

1,400 saved in Med as Italy sees record migrant arrivals Mon, 28 Nov, 2016

Rescuers saved some 1,400 migrants off the coast of Libya on Monday as Italy announced a record number of people arriving this year after crossing the Mediterranean, authorities said.
Turkey's Erdogan threatens EU with new migrant influx

Turkey's Erdogan threatens EU with new migrant influx Fri, 25 Nov, 2016

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened Friday to walk away from a deal that has substantially reduced the flow of migrants to the European Union and also effectively end Ankara's membership bid by bringing back capital punishment.
EU fails to reach migrant sharing accord

EU fails to reach migrant sharing accord Fri, 18 Nov, 2016

EU interior ministers said Friday they remained far from reaching a compromise on how to share the burden of migrants who have entered Europe en masse.
Another 100 migrants feared drowned in Mediterranean

Another 100 migrants feared drowned in Mediterranean Thu, 17 Nov, 2016

A hundred migrants were feared drowned Thursday after yet another migrant shipwreck off the Libyan coast, raising the number of those missing feared drowned this week to 340.
Migrants stopped at Serbia's border with Croatia

Migrants stopped at Serbia's border with Croatia Sun, 13 Nov, 2016

A group of migrants who had marched for two days from the Serbian capital Belgrade were stopped on Sunday at the border with Croatia, a European Union member which said would not allow illegal crossings.
Trump vows to deport up to three million immigrants 'immediately'

Trump vows to deport up to three million immigrants 'immediately' Sun, 13 Nov, 2016

Donald Trump plans to immediately deport or jail as many as three million undocumented immigrants, the Republican said Sunday as he set out his priorities as America's head of state in the first television interview since his election.
Hungarian parliament rejects migrant ban in blow to PM Orban

Hungarian parliament rejects migrant ban in blow to PM Orban Tue, 08 Nov, 2016

 Hungary's parliament on Tuesday narrowly rejected a plan by Prime Minister Viktor Orban to ban the resettlement of migrants in the country, a setback for the maverick leader that could weaken him in his fight against EU migration policies.
Tragedy on Mediterranean for migrants forced to sail at gunpoint

Tragedy on Mediterranean for migrants forced to sail at gunpoint Thu, 03 Nov, 2016

At least 110 migrants are feared drowned after they were forced at gunpoint to set sail from Libya, while many more may have died in a separate shipwreck, survivors said Thursday.

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