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February 10, 2016 3:16 AM Trump, Sanders win New Hampshire primaries

Manchester (AFP) -- Political novice Donald Trump and self-described democratic socialist Bernie Sanders won New Hampshire's presidential primaries Tuesday, US media projected, turning the American political establishment on its head early in the long nominations battle. With less than 10 percent of precincts reporting, CNN, Fox and other networks called 7

February 9, 2016 12:01 PM Turkey letting in Syrian refugees in 'controlled fashion'

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Turkey is admitting Syrian refugees in a "controlled fashion" and has so far let in 10,000 of the roughly 50,000 people who have reached its borders in the latest influx, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday. Speaking at a joint news conference with his Hungarian counterpart during a visit to Budapest, Cavusoglu said the current 6

February 9, 2016 11:09 AM U.N. refugee agency urges Turkey to open borders to Syrians

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations called on Turkey on Tuesday to open its borders to thousands of desperate Syrian refugees fleeing Aleppo, in line with its international obligations to protect people fleeing conflict or persecution. William Spindler, spokesman of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), said the agency understood the concern 7

February 9, 2016 10:21 AM Camps full as tens of thousands flee regime in Syria’s Aleppo

Syrian refugee girl Ele Cundi, 5, poses as she sits with her friends in a kindergarten at Midyat refugee camp in Mardin province, Turkey, December 14, 2015. — Reuters picANKARA, Feb 9 — Camps for the displaced along Syria’s border with Turkey are at full capacity, aid workers say, as tens of thousands flee a major government offensive in Aleppo province 8

February 9, 2016 5:14 AM Turkey fears new influx of up to 600,000 Syrian refugees

The Turkish government fears that fierce fighting in Syria’s Aleppo province will spark the arrival of up to 600,000 refugees at its border in a “worst case scenario”, Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said on Monday. “The worst-case scenario that could happen in this region in the short term would be a new influx of 600,000 refugees at the Turkish 6

February 8, 2016 10:02 PM The Day After the United Kingdom Leaves the EU

It could be the beginning of the end of both of them. If the British people vote to end their country’s relationship with the European Union in a referendum, the world will not end. The sky will not come crashing down to Earth; the oceans will not submerge the land. Or at least we think they won’t. Because in actual fact, we have absolutely no idea what will happen 6

February 8, 2016 3:50 PM Faced with new influx, Turkey's open door for migrants may be closing

ONCUPINAR, Turkey (Reuters) - As the number of Syrian refugees now amassing on the Turkish border swells into the tens of thousands, Ankara's long-standing open door to migrants may be closing. An assault by Russian-backed Syrian government forces around the city of Aleppo has sent more than 30,000 people fleeing to the Turkish border gate of Oncupinar 9

February 8, 2016 9:43 AM David Cameron slammed as 'desperate' for warning if Britain quits the EU thousands of migrants in the Calais 'Jungle' camps would move to KENT

David Cameron was labelled 'desperate' and 'alarmist' today after it emerged he plans to warn the Jungle camp will move from Calais to the south east of England if Britain quits the EU. Once the referendum campaign begins in earnest, the Prime Minister will suggest a UK exit would mean France abandoning agreements which allow Britain to conduct border 6

February 8, 2016 2:12 AM Germany’s Merkel heads to Turkey as Syrians wait at border

Television crew work at Turkey's Oncupinar border crossing on the Turkish-Syrian border in the southeastern city of Kilis, Turkey February 7, 2016. — Reuters picONCUPINAR (Turkey), Feb 8 — Tens of thousands of Syrians were stranded at the border with Turkey today after escaping a Russia-backed government offensive in Aleppo, as Germany’s chancellor prepared 16

February 7, 2016 10:35 PM Turkey says it won’t leave Syrian refugees to die

ONCUPINAR: Turkey said on Sunday it would not abandon thousands of Syrians stranded on its border after fleeing a major Russian-backed regime offensive, as aid agencies warned of a “desperate” situation. Tens of thousands of people, including many women and children, have been uprooted as pro-government forces backed by intense Russian anti-rebel air strikes 10