Activists Angry as Rome Flies Migrants Back to Sudan

Struggling as 10,000 people arrive on its shores each week, Italy has begun to send migrants back to Sudan on charter flights.The Italian government repatriated the first 48 migrants to Sudan on Wednesday after striking a deal with the North African


U.N. And Rights Groups Say EU-Turkey Migrant Deal May Be Illegal

GENEVA/BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The United Nations and human rights groups warned on Tuesday that a tentative European Union deal to send back all irregular migrants to Turkey in exchange for political and financial rewards could be illegal.“I am deeply concerned

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Greece ‘Facing Exclusion’ From Schengen Passport-Free Zone

(AFP) – Greece faced fresh pressure Saturday on its handling of the migrant crisis after Austrian Interior Minister Johanna Mikl-Leitner warned that Athens faced “temporary exclusion” from the EU’s passport-free Schengen zone.In midweek, Greece’s top migration official slammed a report

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New Border ‘Hotspots’ To Focus On Fingerprinting Migrants

ROME, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Italy will step up efforts to fingerprint migrants, even if it means using force, at immigration centres to be run jointly by European officials and local police, according to the official in charge of implementing national