Over One Million Migrants Reach Europe by Sea in 2015: UN

GENEVA (AFP) – Over one million migrants and refugees crossed the Mediterranean Sea to Europe in 2015, nearly half of them Syrians, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said Wednesday. The milestone marks an almost five-fold increase over 2014 figures, when UNHCR recorded

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Report: Islamic State Training Pilots In Libya Stronghold

The Islamic State (IS) terror group’s Libya branch is reportedly using a flight simulator to train jihadis on how to pilot aircraft, after successfully apprehending the system from an airport once held by Libya’s recognized military under former dictator Muammar Qaddafi.

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UN Backs EU Military Action Against Migrant Smugglers

The UN Security Council on Friday approved a European military operation to seize and destroy boats used by migrant smugglers in the Mediterranean after thousands died in dangerous crossings. The British-drafted resolution authorizing the use of force won UN backing

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Reuters: Four Converging Crises Could Destroy Europe

From Reuters: Four great crises around Europe’s fringes threaten to engulf the European Union, potentially setting the ambitious post-war unification project back by decades. The EU’s unity, solidarity and international standing are at risk from Greece’s debt, Russia’s role in

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Czech Airports Report Massive Influx of Illegal Immigrants

Police report that they have arrested double the number of illegal immigrants at Czech international airports as they did last year. Most of the aliens were arrested at Prague’s international airport, and a sizeable number of them arrived on planes from Turkey and Greece.

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Italy Vows Not to Shelter Any More Rescued Migrants

Over the weekend, nearly 6,000 migrants were rescued by an array of European military vessels, including 2,371 who were saved on Sunday from 15 boats that ran into difficulty shortly after smugglers set off with them from Libyan shores, the Italian coast guard said.

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SNP Call For Britain To Take More Migrants

Scottish National Party MP Angus Robertson has described the deaths of migrants in the Mediterranean as “a stain on the conscience of Europe.” The party’s leader in Westminster was speaking during a debate in the House of Commons on international

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‘Clinton Cash’ Sparks Global Media Firestorm

Media outlets around the world are catching fire with Peter Schweizer’s blockbuster new book Clinton Cash and the steady stream of new information it reveals about the shady inner world of money, power, and corruption of Bill and Hillary Clinton.

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