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Multi-racial French World Champions draw praise, controvery

Paris - Former US President Barack Obama chose celebrations to mark the centenary of Nelson Mandela's birth to laud the benefits of diversity by holding up France's World Cup success by way of example.

Dutch FM under fire over Suriname 'failed state' quip

Den Haag - Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok is under fire for controversial remarks over immigrants and labelling former colony Suriname "a failed state", which may cost him his job, Dutch media said Thursday.

Four activists held in France for escorting migrants over border

Brian - Four people accused of illegally helping migrants cross the border into France were being questioned by police on Tuesday, the latest case over aid provided to refugees on the move through Europe.

US judge suspends deportation of reunited migrant families

Los Angeles - A federal judge in San Diego issued an order on Monday barring officials from deporting newly reunited immigrant families for up to one week.

Less than half of 102 migrant children to rejoin parents by deadline

Washington - US officials have said less than half of 102 young immigrant children in their custody would be reunited with their parents in time for a court-imposed deadline Tuesday, with the fate of dozens more still in limbo.

Boys from the hood: French team ignites dreams in gritty suburbs

Bondy - In a housing estate in the gritty northern Paris suburb of Bondy, Adama Wagui showed off the stack of trophies he has accumulated during his budding football career.

EU parliament head in Libya urges trafficker 'blacklist'

Tripoli - European Parliament chief Antonio Tajani in Libya Monday called for a "blacklist" of people smugglers to be set up to help stem the flow of migrants from Africa to Europe.

France holds five migrants who rode Britain-bound 'solidarity' bus

Calais - French police on Sunday detained five of some two dozen migrants who took part in a "solidarity march" staged by rights activists who had set off from southern France headed for Britain in late April.

Top French court says no punishment for aiding migrants

Paris - France's Constitutional Court ruled Friday that people could not be charged for helping migrants who entered the country illegally, after dozens of people offering aid were prosecuted for what they denounced as "crimes of solidarity".

U.S. Army discharging some immigrant recruits as security risks

Washington - The Associated Press reported on Thursday the U.S. Army has begun quietly discharging some immigrant members, a move that could put those member's immigration status at risk.

US using DNA tests to reunite children with migrant parents

Washington - US officials have resorted to DNA testing on up to 3,000 detained children who remain separated from their migrant parents, a top official said Thursday as President Donald Trump's administration struggles to rapidly reunite families at the center of a...

Outcry as Japanese winemakers ordered to quit France

Banyuls-sur-mer - French wine lovers have risen up in revolt after a Japanese couple who make "outstanding" wine in southern France were threatened with deportation.

Apache woman, in odd twist, has key to new US border wall

San Benito - Eloisa Tamez is Lipan Apache and her ancestors owned her shrinking parcel of desert on the US border a century before the war that imposed the boundary between Mexico and Texas.

Anti-immigrant rhetoric: is it an echo of the 1930s?

Paris - Hardline rhetoric about immigration in Europe and the United States underlines a resurgence of nationalism and has some commentators comparing the current era to the 1930s. Is the parallel justified?

Thousands march against US immigration policy

Washington - Thousands of demonstrators marched in cities across the United States on Saturday against President Donald Trump's hardline immigration policy and to demand the immediate reunification of families separated at the border with Mexico.

Melania Trump makes second migrant children visit, in Arizona

Phoenix - US First Lady Melania Trump was on Thursday greeted by protesters in Phoenix as she made a second visit to meet undocumented child migrants while her husband's administration battles to contain a border crisis.

Libya navy bemoans lack of EU support over migrants

Tripoli - The Libyan coastguard, charged with patrolling the frontline of Europe's efforts to halt irregular migration, has only three working patrol boats, which often stay in port for lack of fuel.

Australia: immigration blueprint or reputational blot?

Sydney - As populists in the United States and Europe embrace increasingly hardline immigration policies, Australia is touting its own uncompromising stance, a controversial yet effective campaign that has largely stopped boatpeople reaching its shores.

US judge orders separated families be reunited

Los Angeles - A US judge has ordered that migrant families separated at the border with Mexico under President Donald Trump's "zero tolerance" policy be reunited within 30 days.

Melania Trump to visit immigrant children holding centers

Washington - Melania Trump will meet undocumented child immigrants this week, several days after a previous visit as lawmakers engage in high-stakes wrangling over immigration policy.

Undocumented mothers file lawsuit to be reunited with kids

Los Angeles - Three undocumented migrant mothers filed a lawsuit Tuesday against President Donald Trump's administration, demanding to be reunited with the daughters they were forcibly separated from after crossing the Mexican border to seek asylum.

Trump claims victory on travel ban, but border crackdown on hold

Washington - The US Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Donald Trump's controversial travel ban targeting Muslim-majority nations, but the president's "zero tolerance" crackdown on illegal immigration was put on hold for lack of places to detain families arrested at th...

In Texas border towns, illegal immigration is big business

El Paso - For volunteer activists working with immigrants, those who profit from the migrants' plight are "sick.

Migrant parents deported from US voice anguish as opposition keeps up pressure

Washington - Central American migrants deported from the US without their children spoke of their anguish at seeing their families split under President Donald Trump's "zero tolerance" approach Saturday, as protesters kept up the pressure against the "barbaric" pol...

Split families in limbo amid Trump immigration chaos

El Paso - The fate of 2,300 children wrested from their parents at the US border with Mexico remained unclear Friday two days after Donald Trump ended migrant family separations, as the president accused Democrats of spinning "phony" tales of suffering for elect...

After migration row, UK hails its Caribbean communities

London - Britain celebrated Friday the "enormous contribution" of its Caribbean migrants, who for a long time were airbrushed from history while some were even recently threatened with deportation.

UN slams Trump over child detentions

Geneva - The UN on Friday acknowledged Washington's decision to stop separating migrant families at the US-Mexico border but insisted that detaining children with their parents was not the solution.

Melania Trump visits border, Congress flails on family separations

Mcallen - Melania Trump made a surprise trip to the US-Mexican border on Thursday as her husband's administration seeks to quell a firestorm over migrant family separations, while Republican lawmakers were forced to delay a high-stakes vote on the crisis.

Migrants use World Cup Fan IDs to try to enter EU

Sanktpeterburg - A small number of migrants have used Russia's World Cup ticketing system that allows visa-free travel for foreign fans to try to enter the European Union illegally, with neighbouring Belarus and Finland reporting cases.

Melania Trump makes surprise visit to US-Mexico border

Mcallen - First Lady Melania Trump made a surprise visit to the US-Mexican border Thursday, as her husband's administration seeks to quell a firestorm over migrant family separations.
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Thousands of people gathered in St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto at Wellesley and Ontario to protest the government's policies on immigration. Many also promoted the ideologies of socialism and communism, while a group performed music.
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Thousands of people gathered in St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto at Wellesley and Ontario to protes...
Thousands of people gathered in St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto at Wellesley and Ontario to protest the government's policies on immigration. Many also promoted the ideologies of socialism and communism, while a group performed music.
Thousands of people gathered in St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto at Wellesley and Ontario to protes...
Thousands of people gathered in St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto at Wellesley and Ontario to protest the government's policies on immigration. Many also promoted the ideologies of socialism and communism, while a group performed music.
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Thousands of people gathered in St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto at Wellesley and Ontario to protes...
Thousands of people gathered in St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto at Wellesley and Ontario to protest the government's policies on immigration. Many also promoted the ideologies of socialism and communism, while a group performed music.
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Thousands of people gathered in St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto at Wellesley and Ontario to protes...
Thousands of people gathered in St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto at Wellesley and Ontario to protest the government's policies on immigration. Many also promoted the ideologies of socialism and communism, while a group performed music.
Thousands of people gathered in St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto at Wellesley and Ontario to protes...
Thousands of people gathered in St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto at Wellesley and Ontario to protest the government's policies on immigration. Many also promoted the ideologies of socialism and communism, while a group performed music.
Thousands of people gathered in St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto at Wellesley and Ontario to protes...
Thousands of people gathered in St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto at Wellesley and Ontario to protest the government's policies on immigration. Many also promoted the ideologies of socialism and communism, while a group performed music.
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Thousands of people gathered in St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto at Wellesley and Ontario to protes...
Thousands of people gathered in St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto at Wellesley and Ontario to protest the government's policies on immigration. Many also promoted the ideologies of socialism and communism, while a group performed music.
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Thousands of people gathered in St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto at Wellesley and Ontario to protes...
Thousands of people gathered in St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto at Wellesley and Ontario to protest the government's policies on immigration. Many also promoted the ideologies of socialism and communism, while a group performed music.
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various government officials presiding over the Oath of Allegiance in Castlegar, Wed Oct 27, 2010