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Images of drowned Salvadoran migrant and 2-year-old child stir outrage

CIUDAD VICTORIA (MEXICO) – Shocking images of a drowned Salvadoran migrant and his two-year-old daughter who died while trying to cross the Rio Grande river from Mexico to the United States have sparked outrage, underscoring the dangers faced by asylum-seekers. Twenty-five-year-old Oscar Martinez Ramirez fled El Salvador with his 21-year-old ...

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19 drown, dozens missing as migrant boat sinks off Cyprus

NICOSIA: At least 19 migrants drowned and up to 30 were missing Wednesday after their boat sank in the Mediterranean off the north of Cyprus, local security forces said. The boat was carrying 150 people, reportedly Syrians, when it went down off the coast of the breakaway Turkish Cypriot-controlled portion ...

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EU border agency warns Spain may be new migrant hotspot

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AP – FILE BERLIN: The head of the EU’s border agency warned Sunday the western Mediterranean route from Morocco to Spain might develop into the next key pathway for migrants seeking to reach Europe. “If you ask me what is my current biggest worry, I would say Spain,” Frontex chief ...

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Angela Merkel dodges political bullet with controversial migrant deal

BERLIN: German Chancellor Angela Merkel survived a bruising challenge to her authority with a compromise deal on immigration but faced charges Tuesday that it spelt a final farewell to her welcoming stance toward refugees. In high-stakes crisis talks overnight, Merkel had put to rest for now a dangerous row with ...

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Malta allows migrant rescue ship

CASTILLE: A humanitarian ship that has had about 230 rescued migrants on board for almost a week entered a Maltese port on Wednesday, ending a standoff with Italy which refused to let the ship dock. Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said seven European Union countries had offered to share the ...

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Britain, France to sign new immigration treaty

PARIS: France and Britain will sign a new immigration treaty at a summit between President Emmanuel Macron and Prime Minister Theresa May in Britain on Thursday, French officials said. The treaty will “complement” but not replace the 2003 Le Touquet border agreement, which has drawn criticism in France after the ...

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