Europe effectively shuts its borders, stranding thousands

Mar 10, 2016

Europe effectively shuts its borders, stranding thousands

After welcoming hundreds of thousands of people into its heartland, Europe seems to be finally closing its doors. The thousands of people massing at Greece’s northern border are incredulous they won’t be allowed onward to its prosperous countries, but after a year of dithering ...

Mar 4, 2016

Turkish court jails two Syrians over drowning of toddler Aylan

A Turkish court on Friday sentenced two Syrians to four years in jail over the drowning of five people including toddler Aylan Kurdi, the image of whose dead body sparked global sympathy last September over the fate of migrants, Dogan news agency said. Three-year-old ...

Mar 3, 2016

EU plans to restore Schengen by November: sources

The European Union will unveil on Friday a “road map” to restore by November the Schengen passport-free travel area, which is nearing collapse because of the migration crisis, sources said. The plan, a draft of which has been seen by AFP, includes quickly creating ...

Canada meets delayed deadline to take in 25,000 Syrian refugees

Feb 29, 2016

Canada meets delayed deadline to take in 25,000 Syrian refugees

Canada has met a self-imposed deadline to accept 25,000 Syrian refugees fleeing their country’s civil war, officials said, fulfilling a campaign promise by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Minister John McCallum tweeted after a charter flight carrying refugees touched down in ...

Three stabbed at Ku Klux Klan gathering in California

Feb 28, 2016

Three stabbed at Ku Klux Klan gathering in California

Three people were stabbed Saturday, one critically, after a small group of Ku Klux Klan members staging an anti-immigrant rally in Southern California clashed with a larger gathering of counter-protesters, police said. The violence erupted shortly after noon in Anaheim’s Pearson Park, about 3 ...