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EU agrees to immigration fix

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/29/18, 11:24 am

European Union leaders on Friday said they reached a breakthrough agreement in a response to the migration crisis after nearly 10 hours of talks at a summit in Brussels. The leaders proposed to start screening migrants in North African countries to determine if they’re eligible for asylum. The agreement also said EU nations would volunteer to host rescued migrants in control centers, where they will be screened and either deported or granted asylum. It remains unclear which nations within North Africa the EU will volunteer to help.

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Stranded migrants dock in Spain

International | The latest row highlights Europe’s struggle for good migration policy
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/19/18, 04:13 pm

Spain allowed a ship with 630 migrants aboard to dock Sunday after it drifted at sea for a week while European countries argued over it fate. 

The Aquarius rescue ship, run by aid groups SOS Mediterranee Sea and Doctors Without Borders, sat stranded off the coast of Sicily after Italy and Malta refused to allow the boat to dock. The migrants included 630 people from 31 nations, 68 minors, and at least seven pregnant women. The ship finally docked in the Spanish city of Valencia.

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Turkish candidate could offer hope for Brunson

International | Presidential hopeful references jailed American pastor’s case
by Julia A. Seymour
Posted 6/12/18, 01:07 pm

A presidential candidate in Turkey referred to the case of Andrew Brunson, the American pastor imprisoned there, as an example of why the country needs to change.

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