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Immigration

‘If cultural traditions prevent integration, they should be left in Middle East’ - German right-wing MP
A German right-wing politician says his country should halt immigration for Muslims and others who “are completely foreign to our cultural traditions.” He says Germany should no longer support immigrants who make no effort to integrate.

28.01.2015 12:19

Syrian cartoonist illustrates UK govt’s failure to aid refugees
Syrian cartoonist Ali Ferzat has called out the UK for failing to help refugees from his country by allowing them seek asylum in a contribution for British newspaper the Independent.

28.01.2015 09:53

Islamists greater threat than Nazis – Swedish right-wing MP
The leader of the far-right Sweden Democrats party has compared Islamists with Nazis, saying Islamism was perhaps a greater threat for the country. The statement has caused controversy with various Swedish religious communities.

27.01.2015 19:27

‘Anti-Islamization’ & ‘pro-tolerance’ activists march in Berlin (VIDEO)
A wave of protests from supporters and opponents of the ‘anti-Islamization’ PEGIDA movement continued in Germany on Monday night, with rival civil marches taking place in Berlin, Dresden, and Frankfurt.

26.01.2015 22:09

French police beat, pepper-spray asylum seekers – Human Rights Watch
Human Rights Watch (HRW) has urged the French government to stop police brutality against asylum seekers in the port of Calais. The watchdog’s new report says migrants live in ‘catastrophic’ conditions, and are routinely beaten and pepper-sprayed.

21.01.2015 06:01

​‘Social and ethnic apartheid’ plagues France - Prime Minister
The French Prime Minister Manuel Valls, stressed the need to address the “territorial, social and ethnic apartheid” as well as “tensions that have been going on for years,” in a strongly worded indictment of inequality in French society.

20.01.2015 16:05

‘Anti-Islamization’ demos spread in Europe as PEGIDA voices agenda
German ‘anti-Islamization’ movement Pegida is expanding into other European nations, with its Danish branch staging its first rally on Monday. Opposition to their message is also growing stronger, as people viewing them as bigots take to the streets.

20.01.2015 10:45

​Know your government! Arizona enforces US citizenship test for high school students
With two-thirds of US students measuring below proficiency in civics, Arizona legislation now requires high school students to pass a US citizenship exam to graduate. Critics, however, say more than rote memory skills are needed.

17.01.2015 12:21

Vulnerable migrants scammed £113,000 by indebted Border Agency worker
A UK Border Agency worker has admitted using confidential data to scam vulnerable migrants out of £113,000 to clear her gambling debts.

16.01.2015 13:32

UK immigration triples as Cameron fails to keep election pledge
Three times as many immigrants entered the UK in 2013 as did in 1980, with the majority seeking employment, the government’s statistics agency says.

16.01.2015 09:32

Thousands of French Jews flee to Britain despite ‘rising UK anti-Semitism’
Thousands of French Jews have migrated to London and other cities in Britain over the last two years in search of economic security and a safe haven to practice their faith.

15.01.2015 15:05

Make yourself at home: Germany to use former Nazi barracks to house refugees
Officials in the German town of Schwerte have made plans to place some 20 refugees in barracks which were once part of the infamous Buchenwald concentration camp. The 'pragmatic solution' to provide shelter has sparked criticism, German media reported.

14.01.2015 18:28