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German policemen check a 16 year-old boy from Eritrea after finding him under a train trailer at the train station in the southern German city of Raubling on August 24, 2017 during a search for illegal migrants on the German-Austrian border. / AFP PHOTO / Guenter SCHIFFMANN (Photo credit should …

Germany Records Steep Rise In Migrants Smuggled In Freight Trains

The German region of Baden-Wüttemburg has seen a dramatic increase in the number of asylum seekers smuggling themselves into the country on freight trains and has vowed stricter border controls as a result. The federal police, who are responsible for

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Swedish Mass Car Fire Suspect Arrested in Turkey

A 19-year-old suspected of taking part in the massive wave of car fires that took place across Sweden earlier this week was arrested by Turkish police Wednesday, as even more fires were set overnight in various parts of the country.

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Swedish Unemployment Figures Reveal Extent of Migrant Joblessness

While Swedish unemployment figures have seen a slight decline on average, there still remains a massive discrepancy between the unemployment rate of native Swedes and those born overseas. The new figures, released by the Swedish Public Employment Service, show that unemployment across

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Paris Police Have Arrested 1,500 Pickpockets On Metro Since January

So far this year French police say they have arrested close to 1,500 individuals for pickpocketing on Paris’ metro system as plainclothes police attempt to address the problematic criminal element on the city public transit system. The number of arrests

Turmoil exploited by people smugglers since the 2011 overthrow of Moamer Kadhafi has made Libya the main gateway for African migrants seeking to make dangerous Mediterranean crossings

Global Human Trafficking Now a $32 Billion Industry

According to the head of one of France’s most prominent asylum seeker support organisations, the global network of human traffickers which aid migrants across borders into Europe and elsewhere constitute a $32 billion (£25bn) industry.

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Man Defending His Wife ‘Lynched’ By Six Youths In France

A trio of seventeen-year-old youths in the French department of Val-d’Oise were arrested early Tuesday morning after they “lynched” a man coming to the aid of his wife, who was also attacked by the group.