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Dutch populist Wilders to be tried for 'fewer Moroccans' vow

Den Haag - Dutch far-right populist lawmaker Geert Wilders is be tried for inciting racial hatred after pledging in March to ensure there were "fewer Moroccans" in the Netherlands, prosecutors said Thursday.

Dutch reject UN call to feed, shelter homeless migrants

Den Haag - The Dutch government on Tuesday rejected a call from UN rights experts to provide thousands of homeless migrants with food and shelter during the bitter north European winter.

Juncker says UK 'beating up' poor European immigrants

London - European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker accused Britain's prime minister of "beating up" poor European immigrant workers with plans to restrict their access to public assistance, The Guardian reported Saturday.

UN rights chief slams indifference over migrant deaths at sea

Geneva - More than 3,400 people have died in the Mediterranean this year trying to reach Europe, the UN refugee agency said Wednesday, urging governments to take more action to save lives.

Record numbers trying and dying to reach Europe: UN

Geneva - More than 3,400 people have died in the Mediterranean this year trying to reach Europe, the UN refugee agency said Wednesday, urging governments to take more action to save lives.

Mediterranean boat migrants die of hypothermia

Rome - Italy's navy said Friday that 17 boat migrants had died of hypothermia and dehydration in an attempt to cross the Mediterranean to Europe amid a sharp turn in the winter weather.

Australia toughens up immigration but lets in more refugees

Sydney - Australia's conservative government on Friday further tightened immigration laws, introducing controversial temporary visas for refugees which do not grant permanent settlement in the country.

Australian sailors' trauma pulling dead asylum-seekers from sea

Sydney - Serving and former Australian navy personnel have described the trauma of stopping asylum-seeker boats and pulling dead bodies from the water as the government ramps up its deterrence policy on migrants arriving by sea.

Swiss widely reject eco-linked immigration-cap: initial results

Geneva - The Swiss on Sunday flatly rejected a call for dramatic immigration cuts in the name of saving the environment, along with bids to scrap tax breaks for rich foreigners and hike the country's gold reserves.

Crew on migrant freighter charged by Greek authorities

Ier - Seven crew members from a freighter found drifting early this week with nearly 600 migrants on board have been charged with people smuggling, Greek authorities said on Saturday.

Syrian refugees beg to leave crisis-hit Greece

Athens - Some 200 Syrian refugees protesting in Athens on Friday asked to be allowed to leave Greece, fearing deteriorating conditions in the crisis-hit country.

Cameron urges migrant curbs, warns on British EU exit

London - Prime Minister David Cameron on Friday promised tough curbs on welfare for EU migrants to counter a surge in arrivals and warned European leaders that resistance could put Britain's EU membership in doubt.

London Mayor Boris Johnson backs British PM on EU migration curbs

Singapore - London Mayor Boris Johnson on Friday voiced support for Prime Minister David Cameron's plan to slash migration from the European Union, but said "talented people" should not be kept out of Britain.

Europeans and Africans promise new approach on migration

Rome - Ministers from 58 European and African states on Thursday pledged to adopt a new coordinated approach to migration that goes beyond the single issue of policing borders.

700 migrants begin disembarking on Crete

- Around 700 migrants aboard a freighter that had been drifting in the Aegean Sea for two days began disembarking on the Greek island of Crete on Thursday, local officials said.

Crete to take some 700 migrants from stricken ship

- The Greek island of Crete was preparing on Wednesday to take in some 700 migrants aboard a freighter immobilised by engine failure, local officials said.

Nearly 800 migrants rescued off Italy, Libya

Rome - A total 796 people were rescued from boats in distress in the Mediterranean in the last 48 hours, Italian and Libyan officials said Saturday, as unprecedented numbers of would-be immigrants head for Italy's shores.

Obama presses on with immigration plan as clash looms

Las Vegas - US President Barack Obama staunchly defended his unilateral move to shield millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation Friday, pledging to implement his controversial plan despite furious criticism from congressional opponents.

Mexico, Central America hail Obama immigration plan

- Mexico's president on Friday joined Central American leaders and Latino celebrities in applauding US President Barack Obama's landmark offer to shield millions of undocumented migrants from deportation.

Op-Ed: Obama wins big with immigration deal

President Barack Obama will use his executive authority to delay the deportation of the family members of U.S. citizens, prompting a political battle that may affect the 2016 presidential election.

Obama presses on with immigration plan as clash looms

Las Vegas - US President Barack Obama staunchly defended his unilateral move to shield millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation Friday, pledging to implement his controversial plan despite furious criticism from congressional opponents.

Migrants playing Russian roulette with Med weather

Rome - Italy has taken in a new batch of nearly 2,400 people rescued off its shores, the coastguard and navy said Thursday amid signs would-be immigrants are taking increasingly high risks to reach Europe.

Obama lifts deportation threat hanging over 5 mn migrants

Washington - US President Barack Obama will offer five million undocumented migrants protection from deportation Thursday, allowing families to come out of the shadows and seek work permits.

Obama to defy Congress and unveil immigration plan

Washington - US President Barack Obama will declare Thursday his intention to give temporary residency to millions of undocumented migrants, setting up a clash with an angry Congress.

Obama to act alone to fix 'broken' US immigration law

Washington - US President Barack Obama will lay out a plan Thursday to fix the "broken" laws stranding millions of undocumented migrants in limbo, saying the problem has festered for too long.

Obama to act alone to fix 'broken' US immigration law

Washington - US President Barack Obama will lay out a plan Thursday to fix the "broken" laws stranding millions of undocumented migrants in limbo, saying the problem has festered for too long.

With two years left, Obama prepares to go it alone

Washington - Barack Obama has only two years left in office but he is not ready to slow down. Instead, he plans to charge into two of the most sensitive issues in US politics: immigration and climate change.

U.S. to open detention center for migrant women, children

Washington - The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency said it plans to open and expand a major detention center for undocumented migrants, a move that rights groups immediately slammed.

Portugal interior minister resigns over 'golden visas' probe

Lisbon - Portugal's Interior Minister Miguel Macedo resigned Sunday, three days after top officials were detained in a corruption probe linked to "golden visas" for wealthy foreign investors.

Pope weighs in as Italy refugee influx accelerates again

Rome - Pope Francis weighed into Italy's immigration crisis on Sunday, warning the country it faced a "social emergency", as the influx of asylum seekers blamed for mob violence in Rome accelerated again.
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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.
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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students putting chairs away after the ceremony, with walls in the background displaying the flags painted by the students each flag representing a country from which one of the new Canadians came.
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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President Barack Obama threatens to use executive powers to get his 10-point immigration plan passed.
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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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Children being housed at detention centers at border.
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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.
Several protest leaders in Washington were arrested for their actions.
Several protest leaders in Washington were arrested for their actions.
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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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Canada's Immigration Minister Chris Alexander speaks during a news conference in the foyer of the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa January 28, 2014
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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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Amnesty International Secretary General Salil Shetty holds up a report titled "The Dark Side of Migration: Spotlight on Qatar’s construction sector ahead of the World Cup", during a news conference in Doha
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