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More leaders quit German anti-Islam group PEGIDA

Berlin - Five leading members of the German "anti-Islamisation" movement PEGIDA have quit a week after the group's founder resigned in disgrace when a picture of him looking like Hitler surfaced, reports said Wednesday.

Equality, fraternity? France's immigrant youth not convinced

Paris - Two weeks after the jihadist attacks that rocked France, the banner extolling free speech on the gates of Honore de Balzac high school in northern Paris is looking a little worse for wear.

Germany's PEGIDA leader steps down after 'Hitler selfie'

Berlin - The leader of Germany's "anti-Islamisation" movement PEGIDA stepped down after a picture emerged of him sporting a Hitler-style haircut and moustache, along with racist slurs he posted on Facebook.

Photo of German anti-Islam leader in Hitler pose surfaces

Berlin - A photo of the founder of Germany's new anti-"Islamisation" movement showing him wearing an Adolf Hitler-like moustache and hair style surfaced in German media Wednesday.

Thousands march against PEGIDA in Germany

Berlin - More than 17,000 anti-racism demonstrators took to the streets in several German cities to voice opposition to the PEGIDA anti-Islamic movement, whose own weekly rally was cancelled over a terrorism threat.

Denmark holds first PEGIDA rallies

Copenhage - The Danish wing of Germany's anti-Islamic PEGIDA movement staged its first rallies on Monday, drawing several hundred people in the capital and in other cities although marchers were outnumbered by counter-demonstrators.

Germany's PEGIDA vows to rally again after attack threat

Dresden - Germany's "anti-Islamisation" movement PEGIDA vowed at its first press conference Monday to take to the streets again next week after a march was cancelled over a terrorism threat.

German police ban anti-Islamic rally citing terror threat

Dresden - German police banned a planned rally by the anti-Islamic PEGIDA movement and other public open-air gatherings in the eastern city of Dresden Monday, citing a terrorist threat.

Australia, PNG deny violence at asylum-seeker camp

Port Moresby - Australia and Papua New Guinea on Saturday denied reports that protests at an asylum-seeker camp in the Pacific nation had turned violent, officials and reports said, as hundreds of detainees continued a hunger strike.

Senate Republicans face executive action on immigration reform

Even though they have a majority in the Senate, the Republicans do not have enough votes to avoid President Obama’s veto of any action they take to stop the President’s executive action on immigration.

Spain arrests two migrants in sea killings

Madrid - Spanish police said Thursday they had arrested two Cameroonian migrants accused of killing up to ten Nigerians by pushing them from a boat into stormy waters after a fight during an attempt to reach Spain.

German MP files complaint after Eritrean refugee killed

Berlin - A German lawmaker said Thursday he had lodged a legal complaint over a probe into the killing of an Eritrean refugee in a city that has seen large anti-foreigner protests.

Merkel 'understands' concerns of PEGIDA backers

Berlin - Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday she understood many of the concerns that drove people to join populist protests, even though she opposes Germany's new anti-Islamic movement.

Germany grapples with rise of anti-foreigner movement

Dresden - Germany's Nazi past has so far prevented the far-right gaining a lasting political foothold but the country now faces an emergent populist movement akin to those in other European countries, analysts say.

Spanish maritime rescue of migrants jumps 55% in 2014

Madrid - Spain's maritime rescue services last year came to the aid of 3,500 migrants found on boats off the country's coast, the government said Wednesday, a 55-percent increase from the previous year.

25,000 attend German anti-Islam march, but counter-protests bigger

Dresden - A record 25,000 people joined an anti-Islamic march in Germany on Monday, claiming their stance was vindicated by last week's Paris jihadist attacks.

The man behind Germany's anti-Islam street protests

Dresden - Unknown just three months ago, Lutz Bachmann is a cook by training with a criminal record who has managed to mobilise thousands of Germans out onto the streets against Islam.

Anti-Muslim group marches as Merkel vows to rally for tolerance

Dresden - Thousands of anti-Islamic protesters marched in Germany Monday, claiming the jihadist attacks in France vindicated their stance, hours after Chancellor Angela Merkel said that "Islam belongs to Germany".

German anti-Islamists seize on terror fears with new rally

Berlin - Germany's growing anti-Islamic movement is set to hold a new rally Monday, this time condemning the jihadist attacks in France, in a move slammed as an attempt to exploit the bloodshed.

German minister urges anti-Islamic group to call off march

Berlin - German Justice Minister Heiko Maas urged an anti-Islamic movement to call off a planned march on Monday, saying it had no right to "exploit" the killings by jihadists in Paris.

Spain wants to change Schengen rules to thwart Islamist returnees

Madrid - Spain wants to see the Schengen treaty modified to allow border controls to be restored to limit the movements of Islamic fighters returning to Europe from the Middle East, a report said on Sunday.

German anti-Islamic rallies may grow on terror fears

Dresden - Germany's new anti-Islamic PEGIDA movement plans to rally again on Monday, when analysts expect its ranks to swell by thousands following this week's bloody jihadist violence in France.

German anti-Islamic rallies may grow on terror fears

Dresden - Germany's new anti-Islamic PEGIDA movement plans to rally again on Monday, when analysts expect its ranks to swell by thousands following this week's bloody jihadist violence in France.

People smugglers find cargo ships with ease of buying a car

London - On the murky edges of the global shipping industry, decades-old, rusting ships such as those used to smuggle hundreds of people into Italy last week are traded almost as easily as second-hand cars.

Cameron, Merkel set for talks on EU, immigration

London - British Prime Minister David Cameron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are set to thrash out his plans for renegotiating Britain's relationship with the EU when they hold talks on Wednesday.

Time to crack down on 'Islamophobia', Turkey's Erdogan tells EU

Ankara - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday warned the European Union it should crack down on "Islamophobia" amid rising anti-Muslim protests instead of trying to teach Turkey lessons about democracy.

Hope turns to despair for 'ghost' ship migrants

Milan - Cold, cramped, sick and miserable, aboard an old cargo ship left drifting towards the Italian coast -- this was the "journey of death" some 768 desperate Syrian migrants had embarked on in the hopes of a better life in Europe.

Germany backlash grows against anti-migrant protests

Berlin - German political leaders, entertainers and sports stars threw their weight Tuesday into the growing backlash against a new anti-immigration movement, leading calls to defend the country's hard-won image for tolerance.

German anti-migrant march draws highest turnout, opponents rally

Berlin - A record 18,000 people turned out Monday for an anti-immigrant rally by a right-wing populist movement, ignoring a call by Chancellor Angela Merkel to snub such street protests.

Squalid conditions on board Syrian migrant boat pictured

Milan - Packed in like cattle and huddled under blankets on the cold, bare floor, this is the scene aboard the Moldovan-flagged Blue Sky M cargo ship which people traffickers left drifting towards the Italian coast last week with 768 desperate Syrian migrants ...
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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 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 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...
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