Europe

’10 attacks a day’ against refugees, shelters in 2016

’10 attacks a day’ against refugees, shelters in 2016

More than 2,500 refugees in Germany were attacked last year, according to a report by the interior ministry, raising fears over the safety of those who have fled war and persecution. In a statement on Sunday, the interior minister citing police figures said that Germanyrecorded more than 3,500 attacks in total against refugees, migrants and […]

France’s Hollande fires back at Trump over Paris comments

France’s Hollande fires back at Trump over Paris comments

French President Francois Hollande fired back at Donald Trump on Saturday after the U.S. president remarked in a speech that a friend thought “Paris is no longer Paris” after attacks by Islamist militants. Hollande said Trump should show support for U.S. allies. “There is terrorism and we must fight it together. I think that it […]

Angela Merkel’s Response To Donald Trump’s Muslim Ban Puts Theresa May To Shame

Angela Merkel’s Response To Donald Trump’s Muslim Ban Puts Theresa May To Shame

Angela Merkel has condemned Donald Trump’s ban on people travelling to America from seven Muslim countries, after Theresa May has doggedly tried to avoid commenting in detail on it. The German Chancellor said his executive order went against her “interpretation of the basic tenets of international refugee support and cooperation”. She told a press conference […]

Trump and Putin vow to cooperate in ISIL fight

Trump and Putin vow to cooperate in ISIL fight

US President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart have made a “significant start” in fixing their countries’ relationship, while agreeing to cooperate in fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant group, the White House said following an hour-long phone call. The two leaders’ first conversation since Trump’s inauguration covered topics ranging from cooperation […]

Record number of refugees opt to leave in 2016

Record number of refugees opt to leave in 2016

Nearly 55,000 migrants and refugees who were not eligible for or were likely to be denied asylum left Germany voluntarily in 2016, up by 20,000 from the number who left of their own volition in 2015, according to government officials. Germany has toughened its stance on immigration in recent months, prompted by concerns about security […]

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