Muslims slam 'inhumane' Danish law allowing seizure of refugee's property

January 29, 2016 by · Comments Off on Muslims slam 'inhumane' Danish law allowing seizure of refugee's property 

MOSCOW, Jan. 28 — According to a spokesman for the Islamic Society in Denmark, the newly-introduced Danish law which stipulates that the authorities may seize refugees’ valuables to help offset the cost of their time in the country is "very inhumane".

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European-Chinese Festival Orchestra debuts in Berlin

January 22, 2016 by · Comments Off on European-Chinese Festival Orchestra debuts in Berlin 

BERLIN, Jan. 22 — The European-Chinese Festival Orchestra, consisting of outstanding overseas Chinese musicians, made its debut at Berlin Philharmonie here on Thursday.

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1st LD: Denmark introduces temporary controls at border with Germany

January 5, 2016 by · Comments Off on 1st LD: Denmark introduces temporary controls at border with Germany 

COPENHAGEN, Jan. 4 — Danish Prime Minister Lars Loekke Rasmussen said on Monday that Denmark introduces temporary controls at its border with Germany from noon.

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Almost half of US citizens see Washington refugee intake plans as excessive

December 23, 2015 by · Comments Off on Almost half of US citizens see Washington refugee intake plans as excessive 

MOSCOW, Dec. 22 — Forty-three percent of US citizens consider the US offer to accept 100,000 refugees a year by 2017 excessive, a new poll conducted by Populus exclusively for Sputnik revealed Tuesday.

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Unwelcome Guests: Infectious diseases migrate to Europe with refugees

December 8, 2015 by · Comments Off on Unwelcome Guests: Infectious diseases migrate to Europe with refugees 

MOSCOW, Dec. 7 — Migrants have been flocking to Europe in major waves unseen since World War Two, fueling fears that they could bring rare infectious and contagious diseases, which, if uncontained, could well lead to a major health and thus a security crisis.

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Feature: Why migrants are making many Sicilian citizens anxious

November 11, 2015 by · Comments Off on Feature: Why migrants are making many Sicilian citizens anxious 

By Marzia De Giuli

CATANIA, Italy, Nov. 10 (PNA/Xinhua) — Anxiety is the unspoken sentiment many inhabitants of Catania, a port city of Sicily region in southern Italy, feel as they experience tens of thousands of African and Middle Eastern migrants arriving after making the perilous crossing into the Mediterranean.

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Feature: Refugees arrive in Slovenia in hope of starting new life in Europe

October 29, 2015 by · Comments Off on Feature: Refugees arrive in Slovenia in hope of starting new life in Europe 

RIGONCE, Slovenia, Oct. 28 — Wearing her pale smile, fourteen-year-old Syrian girl Maria waved her right hand as she proceeded on Tuesday afternoon to board one of five Slovenian buses at a country road at the Slovenian tiny border village of Rigonce, along with some 200 other refugees.

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Tourism visas extended to 2 years for Chinese visitors — Cameron

October 23, 2015 by · Comments Off on Tourism visas extended to 2 years for Chinese visitors — Cameron 

LONDON, Oct. 22 — Tourism visas for visitors to Britain from china are to be valid for two years as from 2016, Prime Minister David Cameron announced Wednesday.

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Russian oil giant CEO says OPEC no longer acts as regulator

October 23, 2015 by · Comments Off on Russian oil giant CEO says OPEC no longer acts as regulator 

VERONA, Oct. 22 — The Organization of Petroleum-Exporting Countries (OPEC) has fully stopped to perform its function of the regulator as the meeting on Oct. 21 did not bring any new decisions, the company’s CEO Igor Sechin said on Thursday speaking at the IV Eurasian Forum in Verona.

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Feature: Listening to the ordinary, special story of an Eritrean migrant in Italy

October 7, 2015 by · Comments Off on Feature: Listening to the ordinary, special story of an Eritrean migrant in Italy 

ROME, Oct. 4 — Ali, 28, an Eritrean national, is just one among the thousands of migrants who successfully attempted the Mediterranean crossing into Italy as a gate of Europe. Yet his story is a special one, like the ones of many young Africans escaping from conflict and poverty.

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