EU poised to restrict passport-free travel

Feb 13, 2016

EU poised to restrict passport-free travel

European Union countries are poised to restrict passport-free travel by invoking an emergency rule to keep some border controls for two more years because of the migration crisis and Greece’s troubles in controlling its border, according to EU documents seen by The Associated Press. ...

NATO sends three warships to Aegean to go after refugee-smuggling

Feb 12, 2016

NATO sends three warships to Aegean to go after refugee-smuggling

In a dramatic response to Europe’s gravest refugee crisis since World War II, NATO ordered three warships to sail immediately Thursday to the Aegean Sea to help end the deadly smuggling of asylum-seekers across the waters from Turkey to Greece. “This is about helping ...

Female suicide bombers kill 58 in Nigeria refugee camp

Feb 11, 2016

Female suicide bombers kill 58 in Nigeria refugee camp

Two female suicide bombers blew themselves up in a northeastern Nigerian refugee camp, killing at least 58 people, health and rescue officials said Wednesday. A third female bomber was arrested and gave officials information about other planned bombings that helped them increase security at ...

Anti-immigrant vigilantes a polarizing force in Finland

Feb 10, 2016

Anti-immigrant vigilantes a polarizing force in Finland

Fierce-looking squads calling themselves the Soldiers of Odin have been patrolling Finnish streets in recent months claiming to protect locals from asylum seekers, but lately they’ve been challenged by an unexpected crew: smiling women serving up hugs. In the small town of Kemi, an ...

Feb 6, 2016

Australian state premier offers 267 asylum seekers refuge

The premier of an Australian state offered on Saturday to look after a group of asylum seekers facing repatriation to a camp on a remote Pacific island, adding to opposition to the federal government’s policy of offshore detention. Daniel Andrews, premier of Victoria state, ...