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August 27, 2018 9:51 AM Austria asylum seekers to be denied apprenticeships

VIENNA: Austria will no longer allow asylum seekers to take up apprenticeship opportunities while their claims are being assessed, a policy reversal by the country's anti-immigration government criticised by the opposition. The government is working on a new regulation to fill vacant training places with labourers from third countries, but will no longer 93

August 24, 2018 4:31 AM Migrants who stormed Morocco-Spain border sent back

MADRID: Spain on Thursday sent back to Morocco 116 migrants who had forced their way into the Spanish territory of Ceuta, in a mass expulsion condemned by human rights activists. "The 116 sub-Saharan migrants who entered Spain via the Ceuta border illegally yesterday (Wednesday) have been sent back to Morocco," the Ceuta prefecture said in a statement 67

August 7, 2018 6:23 AM Brazil closes, then reopens border to Venezuelan migrants

SAO PAULO: Brazil briefly closed then reopened its northern border to Venezuelans on Monday as it struggled to contain mass migration from the South American country saddled with a crippling political and economic crisis, police said. A Supreme Court justice overturned a lower court judge's decision that had suspended for a few hours the entry of more Venezuelans 46

August 4, 2018 1:07 AM Chinese girl who vanished from US airport found safe with parents: FBI

WASHINGTON: A 12-year-old Chinese girl who disappeared from a Washington area airport, setting off a massive police hunt, was found Friday unharmed and with her parents, authorities said. JinJing Ma was considered a "critical missing juvenile" by police when they learned she left the tour group with whom she was checking in for a flight Thursday at Ronald 83

July 28, 2018 2:07 AM Hungary PM says does 'not want a European Union led by France'

BERLIN: Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban (pix) on Friday said in an interview he did "not want a European Union led by France", adding that May 2019 elections to the European Parliament would be "decisive". "We have never been faced with such a decisive election," Orban told the German Bild newspaper in comments published online. "The Germans should 18

July 18, 2018 2:58 PM At least 19 drown in refugee boat sinking off north Cyprus

NICOSIA: At least 19 refugees 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 when it went down off the coast of the breakaway Turkish Cypriot-controlled portion of the island, which is only recognised by Ankara. Over 100 people 73

July 11, 2018 3:57 PM Lithuania grants asylum to anti-Kremlin Russian journalist

VILNIUS: Lithuania on Wednesday granted political asylum to anti-Kremlin journalist Yevgeni Titov, the latest Russian to receive refugee status in the Baltic EU state in recent years. "The migration department has granted him asylum, namely refugee status", the department's chief Evelina Gudzinskaite told AFP. Titov, 41, said he saw "strange people" 82

June 14, 2018 10:32 AM Cyprus escorts 61 Syrian refugees safely to shore

NICOSIA: Cypriot authorities have safely escorted a boat carrying 61 Syrian refugees to shore after spotting it off the coast of the Mediterranean island, they said Thursday. The vessel was intercepted late Wednesday evening off the island's northwestern coast after embarking from Turkey, police said. One woman and 60 males, including seven children 50

May 21, 2018 8:59 AM Almost 200 Games athletes, officials seek Australia asylum

SYDNEY: Nearly 200 people who travelled to the Gold Coast for last month's Commonwealth Games have applied for asylum in Australia, an official said Monday. Several participants from Africa vanished during the international event held on the east coast from April 4-15. A handful of African athletes resurfaced and sought legal advice on how to apply for asylum 19

April 25, 2018 1:43 AM Migrant caravan arrives at US-Mexican border

MEXICALI, Mexico: Around 100 Central American migrants from a caravan that infuriated President Donald Trump arrived Tuesday at the US-Mexican border, where many plan to seek asylum in the United States, according to organisers. Two busloads of migrants arrived in the border city of Mexicali – which sits opposite Calexico, California – and paused for a rest stop before 88