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  • Hitler, the army and French bashing: UK tabloids on Calais crisis
    Hitler, the army and French bashing: UK tabloids on Calais crisis 1 hour 50 minutes ago

    British tabloids combined two of their favourite themes in covering the Calais migrants controversy Thursday -- French bashing and railing against the government response to illegal immigration. More »

  • Jailed Chinese loggers among thousands freed in Myanmar amnesty 2 hours 17 minutes ago

    By Aung Hla Tun and Hnin Yadana Zaw YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar freed 155 Chinese jailed for illegal logging in an amnesty for thousands of prisoners on Thursday, a move that could ease diplomatic tensions with influential giant neighbour China. Some 6,966 prisoners were pardoned including the Chinese citizens held in Kachin state, of which 153 were given life sentences last week that prompted a diplomatic protest by an "extremely concerned" China . Despite Myanmar's flurry of engagement with the West since a quasi-civilian government replaced a junta in 2011, its ties with China - its economic lifeline during two decades of sanctions - remain crucial to trade, security and energy. More »

  • Refugees live in fear of German anti-foreigner protests
    Refugees live in fear of German anti-foreigner protests 3 hours ago

    It's an astonishing statement for a refugee from war-torn Syria, but Taher has had enough of the xenophobia he has experienced in Germany. More »

  • Lennon honored with artwork showing him in yellow submarine
    Lennon honored with artwork showing him in yellow submarine 6 hours ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Standing in front of artwork depicting Manhattan as a yellow submarine and John Lennon as the pilot displaying the peace sign, Yoko Ono joined Bono and other guests to honor her late husband Wednesday. More »

  • Dominicans reject OAS offer to organize meeting with Haiti 10 hours ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Dominican Republic on Wednesday rejected an offer by the Organization of American States to organize talks with Haiti on resolving a tense dispute between the two neighbors over citizenship and legal residency. More »

  • UK anti-Semitic incidents soar in first half of year - report
    UK anti-Semitic incidents soar in first half of year - report 11 hours ago

    By Michael Holden LONDON (Reuters) - The number of recorded anti-Semitic incidents in Britain soared in the first six months of this year compared with 2014, probably due to a surge in reporting among fearful Jews, a report by a Jewish community body said on Thursday. There were 473 recorded incidents between January and June this year including two classified as "extreme violence", said the Community Security Trust (CST), which advises Britain's estimated 260,000 Jews on security. Across Europe, Jews have warned of a growing undercurrent of anti-Semitism, fuelled by anger at Israeli policy in the Middle East and social tensions over immigration and increasing economic hardship under austerity policies that have helped far-right movements gain popularity. More »

  • Anti-semitic hate crimes soar in UK areas
    Anti-semitic hate crimes soar in UK areas 11 hours ago

    The number of anti-semitic hate crimes reported to police has soared in parts of the UK, police figures reveal. More »

  • El Dorado or pipe dream? Calais migrants hope for new life in UK
    El Dorado or pipe dream? Calais migrants hope for new life in UK 12 hours ago

    Thousands of migrants are trying to cross the Channel from France in search of a better life in Britain -- but what makes them risk their lives travelling from one wealthy European country to another? More »

  • Most FN members want France's Le Pen stripped of status
    Most FN members want France's Le Pen stripped of status 12 hours ago

    An overwhelming 94 percent of France's National Front (FN) members have voted in favour of stripping ex-leader Jean-Marie Le Pen of his title of honorary president, the far-right party announced Wednesday. More »

  • France deploys riot police to bolster Calais security
    France deploys riot police to bolster Calais security 13 hours ago

    The young Afghan has tried every single day for three months to get into the railway tunnel in Calais leading to England and what he hopes will be a better life. For him, like the dozens who appeared as ... More »

  • One Killed As 1,500 Migrants Storm Eurotunnel
    One Killed As 1,500 Migrants Storm Eurotunnel 15 hours ago

    Eurotunnel spokesman John Keefe said none of the 1,500 who tried to break through the fences to the tunnel's platform on Tuesday night were successful, adding that the crisis affects freight services - not passenger services - and the migrants are not getting "anywhere near" the tunnel itself. France said it was sending 120 more police officers to the site while Britain said it was pressing ahead with building a nine-foot fence to protect the terminal. Prime Minister David Cameron has described the migrant crisis in Calais as "very concerning" - and stressed the Government will do "everything it can" to improve the situation. More »

  • One dead as migrants storm Eurotunnel terminal
    One dead as migrants storm Eurotunnel terminal 15 hours ago

    One man died Wednesday in a desperate attempt to reach England via the Channel Tunnel as overwhelmed authorities fought off hundreds of migrants, prompting France to beef up its police presence. More »

  • UK and French governments vow to boost Eurotunnel security
    UK and French governments vow to boost Eurotunnel security 16 hours ago

    The British and French governments have pledged to increase security at the Eurotunnel after one migrant died during an attempt by hundreds to storm the Channel Tunnel. More »

  • Seeking Refuge: Calais crisis ensnares locals as unwitting smugglers 17 hours ago

    The trafficking of migrants is bringing a host of ripple effects, from damage to local businesses to worries that locals might become unwitting smugglers themselves. “As a truck driver, if you can avoid Calais, you do,” says Peter Clark, who transports cow hides and steel and regularly crosses through Calais. For year, Calais has drawn migrants trying to reach Britain, but never has it been so flagrant. More »

  • The Problem With Downplaying Immigrant Crime
    The Problem With Downplaying Immigrant Crime 18 hours ago

    Why has the Donald Trump candidacy—which so many professionals and pundits at first dismissed as a joke—flared this summer? In the first week of July, 15 percent of Republicans supported Trump for president in a YouGov poll. On July 5, the 32-year-old Steinle posed with her father for a photograph on a San Francisco pier at 6:30 on a Wednesday evening. More »

  • Man dies in Channel Tunnel as migrant crisis deepens
    Man dies in Channel Tunnel as migrant crisis deepens 19 hours ago

    By Estelle Shirbon and Dominique Vidalon LONDON/PARIS (Reuters) - A Sudanese man died on Wednesday as migrants desperate to enter Britain from France stormed the channel tunnel entrance, prompting governments in both countries to promise to beef up security there. Freight and passenger traffic through the rail tunnel has been severely disrupted as migrants camped out in shanty towns in the Calais area have repeatedly tried to board trucks and trains travelling from France to Britain. France said it was sending 120 more police officers to the site while Britain said it was pressing ahead with erecting a nine-foot (three-metre) fence to protect the terminal. More »

  • Migrants entering UK on cross-channel trains: minister
    Migrants entering UK on cross-channel trains: minister 21 hours ago

    Some migrants have reached Britain aboard cross-Channel trains in recent days, Home Secretary Theresa May said Wednesday, as a source told AFP that "more than 100" made it across that way on Tuesday alone. More »

  • By nearly any measure, sunny South Florida is tops in fraud
    By nearly any measure, sunny South Florida is tops in fraud 21 hours ago

    Psssst — Need a phony ID? A fraudulent tax refund? Insurance money from a sham car crash? Florida may have just what you're looking for. Since the first settlers hacked their way into the mangrove tangles ... More »

  • Immigration: How much is too much?
    Immigration: How much is too much? 21 hours ago

    Economist Paul Collier on why he wants to slow down migration from developing countries and impose stricter controls. More »

  • Moving beyond suspicion, Muslims and Evangelicals seek common ground 21 hours ago

    Pastor Bob Roberts is a committed evangelical Christian, a barbeque-loving Texan, and head of a large conservative congregation just outside Dallas with an essential mission to plant new churches around the world. Many have come to the US for political asylum. More »

  • A refugee's hope: Young girl takes on Merkel
    A refugee's hope: Young girl takes on Merkel Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    In the presence of a cold Angela Merkel, Reem Sahwil puts a human face on the refugee crisis. More »

  • One dead as 1,500 migrants attempt to enter Eurotunnel
    One dead as 1,500 migrants attempt to enter Eurotunnel Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    Sudanese man reported to have been hit by lorry as migrants aiming to enter UK make latest bid to storm Calais terminal. More »

  • One dead as migrants try to storm Eurotunnel terminal again
    One dead as migrants try to storm Eurotunnel terminal again Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    One man was found dead Wednesday as migrants made some 1,500 attempts to enter the Eurotunnel terminal in a desperate bid to get to England, a situation the British prime minister warned was "very concerning." More »

  • Sweden far-right plans gay parade in mainly Muslim area
    Sweden far-right plans gay parade in mainly Muslim area Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    Anti-racist group plans counter-rally against "provocative" parade condemned by Stockholm Pride and LGBT activists. More »

  • Thousands rally in Finland against lawmaker's anti-immigration remark
    Thousands rally in Finland against lawmaker's anti-immigration remark Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    Thousands of people protested in Finland on Tuesday against a lawmaker's anti-immigration remarks and voiced their support for a multicultural Finnish society. The protests followed comments in a Facebook post by Olli Immonen, a lawmaker from the co-ruling Finns Party known for its euro-sceptic views. The victory will be ours." The Finns Party, second-biggest in the parliament, is known for backing tougher immigration laws, but has distanced itself from Europe's far-right parties. More »

  • Lottery to be held for regional rail passes for papal visit Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Special rail passes to be used by commuters during Pope Francis' visit to the city in September will be sold via an online lottery, officials announced Tuesday, a week after overwhelming demand forced a halt to sales. More »

  • Some '2,000' migrants try to storm Channel Tunnel terminal
    Some '2,000' migrants try to storm Channel Tunnel terminal Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    Attempts by migrants desperate to reach England through the Channel Tunnel reached a new peak overnight, as about 2,000 migrants tried to enter the Eurotunnel terminal in the French port town of Calais. More »

  • Calais migrants: UK to spend extra £7m on security boost
    Calais migrants: UK to spend extra £7m on security boost Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    Britain has agreed to spend an extra £7 million to tackle the Calais migrant crisis amid criticism of its handling of the tunnel invasions. More »

  • Trump dominates nightly news on election, study shows
    Trump dominates nightly news on election, study shows Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Since the beginning of June, Donald Trump has received more coverage on the broadcast network evening newscasts than all of the other candidates for president combined, with his estranged former partners at NBC giving him the most attention. More »

  • 2,100 migrants try to storm Eurotunnel site in French port Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    PARIS (AP) — About 2,100 migrants tried to storm the area surrounding the Eurotunnel early Tuesday before being repelled by police, an official in the northern French port of Calais said. More »

  • Did White House influence 'Daily Show' coverage? Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    As Jon Stewart begins his final run on the "Daily Show," a pair of scandals threaten to besmirch his reputation with his left-leaning fans. Last week, a report circulated that Mr. Stewart blew up at former Daily Show writer Wyatt Cenac over a segment Mr. Cenac, an African-American, said he perceived as racist. Now, a report by Politico suggests the influential Comedy Central comic may have been influenced by the White House on a number of occasions, possibly shaping what issues he discussed and what viewpoint he adopted on his popular satirical news show. More »

  • Why fresh cilantro from Puebla, Mexico is now banned in the US Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    News that some Mexican farm workers have been relieving themselves in fields of cilantro bound for American tables may worry consumers. While presidential candidate Donald Trump, who said "infectious disease is pouring across the border," may be tempted to make the quality of Mexican cilantro exclusively a foreign policy issue, farm worker advocacy groups say this is a problem in American fields as well. On Monday, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a ban on fresh cilantro from the Mexican state of Puebla from entering the US after a government investigation found human feces and toilet paper in fields used to grow the herb, according to an alert issued by the FDA. More »

  • Austria investigates Dutch politician's remarks
    Austria investigates Dutch politician's remarks Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    Probe launched after criminal proceedings sought against Geert Wilders for allegedly comparing the Quran to Mein Kampf. More »

  • Britain gives extra £7m for French border migrant crisis
    Britain gives extra £7m for French border migrant crisis Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    Britain's interior minister announced Tuesday an extra £7 million ($11 million, 10 million euros) towards improving security at the French end of the Channel tunnel after a mass illegal immigration attempt. More »

  • GOP on guard as Trump continues to dangle 3rd party prospect
    GOP on guard as Trump continues to dangle 3rd party prospect Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump is running for president as a Republican, and he says that won't change — so long as he's "treated fairly." More »