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Spain Could Top Greece for Migrant Arrivals in 2017

Via Telegraph Spain could surpass Greece this year as a gateway for migrants entering Europe by sea, international monitors warned on Thursday, as the number of arrivals swells to treble that of 2016. Amid a crackdown on migration through Libya, more than 8,000 people have turned to the so-called Western …

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Migrants Surprise Sunbathers on Spanish Coast

Via Telegraph A rubber dingy packed with people suspected to be undocumented migrants arrived on a Spanish beach on Wednesday surprising the sunbathers. An amateur video filmed by one of the beachgoers showed around two dozen of suspected migrants scattering on the beach in Cadiz, on the southern Spanish coast. …

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Migrants Found Hidden in Fairground Rides in Ceuta, Spain

Via The Local Spain Agents used heartbeat detectors and dogs to locate the migrants who had hidden anywhere they could find — including bumper cars and a ghost train – as the vehicles carrying them waited to board ferries bound for mainland Spain, the Guardia Civil police force said. “They …

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Migrants and Soldiers Confront Each Other in Naples

Via RT A video showing a confrontation between Italian soldiers and immigrants on the streets of Naples has gone viral. In the clip, the troops appear to arrest a man before being confronted by others, who attempt to wrest the detained man free. The grainy video was posted to the …

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Syrian Refugees Stuck in Greece Protest at German Embassy

Via Daily Star Syrian refugees stranded in Greece chanted “no more waiting!” and protested outside the German embassy in Athens on Wednesday against delays in reuniting with their relatives in Germany. About 100 people, among them young children, marched from parliament to the embassy holding up cardboard banners in English …

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67 African Migrants Storm into Spanish Enclave Bordering Morocco

Via RT More than 60 migrants managed to gain access to the Spanish territory of Ceuta after breaching a fence separating the autonomous city from Morocco, according to the Civil Guard and Red Cross. Fourteen people were injured during the crossing. Around 200 sub-Saharans attempted to overcome the six-meter (20-foot) …

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The EU Can’t Solve Italy’s Migration Crisis

Via Politico Since 2015, immigration has become a major flashpoint in Europe. It motivated Brexit. It fuels populism and xenophobia across the bloc. Can it now upend Italian politics? Italy is under huge strain. The country has seen 85,000 new arrivals so far this year, a 10 percent increase over …

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African Migrant Stabs Bus Driver in the Chest, Attacks Police

Via Breitbart The Italian news agency ANSA says an apparently drunken 19-year-old asylum seeker from Ivory Coast has stabbed a public transit bus driver in the Tuscan city of Siena, causing a serious injury. ANSA said the police, alerted by passengers waiting for the bus at midday Saturday, shot the …

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Crew of “Anti-Migrant” Group Deported From Cyprus

Via The Guardian The crew of a ship hired by a European far-right movement aiming to disrupt migrant rescues in the Mediterranean have reportedly been deported from Turkish-occupied northern Cyprus for alleged people-smuggling after 21 south Asians were found onboard. The crew of the C-Star were taken off the vessel …

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