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September 12, 2017 2:35 AM UN wants an extra 40,000 Mediterranean migrants to be relocated

The United Nations refugee agency on Monday called for an additional 40,000 resettlement places to be made available for refugees located in 15 priority African countries along the Central Mediterranean route. “The movement of refugees and migrants towards Europe continues to take a devastating toll on human life,” UNHCR said, “Since the beginning of the year, over 2,420 people 6

September 4, 2017 6:46 AM Gambians organise to stop young migrants risking it all

Banjul - After being stripped, beaten, robbed, enslaved and finally deported back to The Gambia, Karamo Keita is clear: no young Gambian should go through what he did in Libya. Keita and fellow migrants who suffered horrific abuses on their journey through the Sahara desert have formed a group to agitate for job creation from the new government and to dampen 2

September 1, 2017 3:36 AM Footprint find on Crete may push back date humans began to walk upright

HUMAN-like footprints have been found stamped into an ancient sea shore fossilised beneath the Mediterranean island of Crete. That’s a time when palaeontologists believe our human ancestors had only apelike feet. But a study into the Trachilos, western Crete, prints determines them to feature prominent human features and an upright stance. And that’s 15

August 30, 2017 6:04 PM Judy Asks: Why the Delay on an EU Migration Policy?

It is a positive step that the Franco-German-Italian-Spanish quartet is talking with their African counterparts. This reflects an acknowledgement that Europe’s migration challenges are intimately tied to the social, economic, political, and environmental situations in countries of origin or transit states where the EU has not done enough to project stability 1

August 28, 2017 12:38 PM France holds migration summit after backtracking on asylum hotspots in Africa

PARIS (Reuters) - Getting Europe's migrant crisis under control will be in focus at a summit of Europe's "big four" continental powers and three African nations in Paris on Monday, with French President Emmanuel Macron seeking concrete action. The 28-nation European Union has struggled to agree on a coherent answer to the influx of migrants fleeing war, poverty

August 28, 2017 8:52 AM Migrant crisis: France hosts summit with African leaders

French President Emmanuel Macron is hosting a summit with several European and African leaders aimed at boosting efforts to curb migrant flows across the Mediterranean. The Paris talks involve leaders from Chad, Niger and Libya - major transit countries for migrants, who risk their lives trying to reach Europe. To ease the influx, Mr Macron wants to see asylum

August 28, 2017 7:01 AM France holds migrant summit seeking European unity

PARIS (Reuters) – Getting Europe’s migrant crisis under control will be the main focus of a summit of Europe’s ‘big four’ continental powers hosted on Monday by French President Emmanuel Macron, who has invited three African nations to the talks in Paris. European countries are at loggerheads over how to deal with the arrival of hundreds of thousands

August 28, 2017 7:01 AM European, African leaders meet in Paris for migration talks

European, African leaders meet in Paris for migration talks The leaders of France, Germany, Italy and Spain are meeting with African counterparts to find ways to curb illegal migration across the Mediterranean to European shores. As a key transit point, troubled Libya is expected to be a key subject of Monday's discussions convened by French President

August 26, 2017 7:46 PM ‘Not afraid’: Defiant Barcelona marches against terror

Tens of thousands of people marched through the heart of Barcelona on Saturday in a defiant display of unity against terrorism, joined by Spain’s King Felipe VI — who nonetheless was the target of jeers by Catalan separatists. The municipal police said in a Twitter post that half a million people participated in the march to commemorate last week’s deadly 5

August 20, 2017 10:50 AM Mass Held In Barcelona To Honor Victims Of Terror Attacks

Spain's King Felipe and Queen Letizia and other dignitaries attend a solemn Mass at Barcelona's Sagrada Familia Basilica on Sunday for the victims of the terror attacks that killed 14 people and wounded over 120 in Barcelona, Spain. A Catholic Mass was held in Barcelona on Sunday to honor the victims of last week's terror attacks, as authorities continued 4