Germans rally over fear of unknown

Jan 13, 2015

Germans rally over fear of unknown

The 17 North African refugees turned up just before Christmas — and Simon Richter felt nothing to cheer. The electrician and his friends organized a meeting that sent out a message loud and clear: We don’t want the foreigners in our midst. Within days, ...

Dec 28, 2014

Italy names migrant baby born at sea on Christmas

A baby born at sea on Christmas Day after his Nigerian mother was plucked from a floundering migrant boat by the Italian Navy has been baptized Testimony Salvatore in honor of the medics who delivered him. The infant, who weighs 2,700 grams (just under ...

Dec 28, 2014

Swedish government makes deal with anti-immigration opposition

Sweden’s 3-month-old minority center-left government announced a deal with the opposition on Saturday to sideline the anti-immigration Sweden Democrats, who hold the balance of power in parliament, and avert a fresh election. Sweden’s normally stable politics were thrown into turmoil in December when Prime ...

Dec 26, 2014

Refugees drown in river in attempted Sudanese smuggling

At least eight asylum-seekers have drowned trying to cross a river in Sudan during an attempt to smuggle them out of a refugee camp, the U.N. refugee agency said Thursday. The accident happened as a group of from the Shegarab-1 camp in the eastern ...