Cameron tells EU new terms needed

Jun 26, 2015

Cameron tells EU new terms needed

British Prime Minister David Cameron told European Union leaders Thursday he needs a new deal to keep Britain as a member, opening a struggle over the bloc’s future at a summit preoccupied with keeping Greece from crashing out. Freshly re-elected last month, Cameron faces ...

EU leaders agree initial steps on migrant crisis

Jun 26, 2015

EU leaders agree initial steps on migrant crisis

Fractious European leaders argued into the early hours on Friday over how to handle a migrant crisis in the Mediterranean, agreeing a plan to share out the care of desperate people fleeing war and poverty in North Africa and the Middle East. Determined not ...

Jun 24, 2015

U.S. issuing visas again, but warns of backlog

The United States has begun to fix a hardware problem that crashed its visa processing system, issuing 45,000 permits in the past day as it works through a big backlog. Some 33 embassies and consulates representing 66 percent of normal capacity were now back ...

Jun 20, 2015

Stowaway found alive on Johannesburg-London flight

A suspected stowaway was found unconscious on a flight from Johannesburg after the plane landed in London on Thursday, and a second man may have died falling out of the same flight, British police said Friday. The man found alive is believed to be ...

Japan's masochistic approach to immigration

| Jun 13, 2015

Japan's masochistic approach to immigration

by Philip Brasor

The Asahi Shimbun’s online newsmagazine, Webronza, recently featured a conversation between former Asahi reporter Mieko Takenobu and sex-goods purveyor Minori Kitahara. They discussed the latter’s brief imprisonment after being busted for displaying “salacious material” at her store associated with the controversial “vagina artist” Rokudenashiko. ...

Indonesia demands answers from Australia on asylum boat 'payment'

Jun 13, 2015

Indonesia demands answers from Australia on asylum boat 'payment'

Indonesia’s foreign minister Saturday demanded answers from Canberra over claims Australian officials paid thousands of dollars to turn a boat back to Indonesia after Prime Minister Tony Abbott refused to deny the allegations. Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi said Indonesia would be “really concerned” if ...

Migrants pour through Milan on way to northern Europe

Jun 12, 2015

Migrants pour through Milan on way to northern Europe

Milan city officials have appealed for help in managing the huge flow of migrants arriving from southern Italy after rescue at sea, as increasing numbers are unable to find beds and are sleeping in the train station. About 350 migrants have slept in and ...

Jun 11, 2015

Migrants race through Italy to dodge EU asylum rules

by Steve Scherer

Last month, Dejen Asefaw was rescued with hundreds of other migrants in the Mediterranean Sea and brought to Sicily. The 24-year-old graduate from Eritrea, who endured forced military service and prison at home, hopes to be granted asylum in Europe. But instead of applying ...