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France to take 400 asylum-seekers from Greece

France to take 400 asylum-seekers from Greece

France will help Greece tackle an ongoing migration challenge that has put overwhelming pressure on its infrastructure by accepting 400 asylum-seekers ...

Chinese spy seeks asylum in Australia after Beijing espionage claims

Chinese spy seeks asylum in Australia after Beijing espionage claims

A Chinese spy who defected to Australia says he is seeking asylum after reportedly revealing details of political interference operations by Beijing to Australian intelligence.

Three hurt as asylum-seekers clash on Greek island

Three hurt as asylum-seekers clash on Greek island

At least three people were hurt in a clash between asylum-seekers in a town on the Greek island of Samos, police sources said Tuesday.

Eritrean caught in mistaken identity case risks expulsion from Italy

Eritrean caught in mistaken identity case risks expulsion from Italy

An Eritrean man who spent three years in prison in Italy after being mistaken for a top migrant smuggler risks being denied asylum and expelled, a human rights group said Wednesday.

US judge blocks Trump asylum restrictions

US judge blocks Trump asylum restrictions

A US judge on Monday temporarily blocked an order by President Donald Trump that barred asylum for immigrants who enter the country illegally from Mexico, the latest courtroom defeat for Trump on immigration policy.

Trump signs order limiting migrant asylum at US-Mexico border

Trump signs order limiting migrant asylum at US-Mexico border

President Donald Trump on Friday signed a proclamation that effectively will suspend the granting of asylum to migrants who cross the US border with Mexico illegally for up to 90 days.

South Korea denies refugee status to Yemeni asylum seekers

South Korea denies refugee status to Yemeni asylum seekers

South Korea has denied refugee status but granted temporary stay permits to hundreds of Yemeni asylum seekers who arrived on the southern island of Jeju this year ...

Portugal to take in migrants from France-bound Aquarius ship

Portugal to take in migrants from France-bound Aquarius ship

Portugal said Tuesday that it would take in 10 migrants from the Aquarius rescue ship, as European countries battled to defuse a fresh row over asylum seekers picked up in the Mediterranean.

Indian jeweller linked to $1.8 billion bank scam seeks asylum in Britain

Indian jeweller linked to $1.8 billion bank scam seeks asylum in Britain

Indian billionaire jeweller Nirav Modi, wanted over an alleged massive bank fraud, has fled to Britain where he is seeking asylum, according to a report Monday.

Waiting for asylum in the UK is like ‘prison’ trafficking victims say

Waiting for asylum in the UK is like ‘prison’ trafficking victims say

Foreign trafficking survivors wishing to stay in Britain say their health has suffered as they struggle to cope with insensitive staff, a lack of information and years in limbo ...

Migrant arrivals in Germany fall for second year in a row

Migrant arrivals in Germany fall for second year in a row

The number of new asylum seekers in Germany has fallen for a second year in a row following the mass influx that peaked in 2015, the government said Sunday.

Asylum-seekers get 24-hour reprieve from Papua New Guinea camp eviction

Asylum-seekers get 24-hour reprieve from Papua New Guinea camp eviction

Papua New Guinea will delay by at least 24 hours a plan to forcibly evict hundreds of men from an abandoned Australian detention centre, three asylum seekers said on Saturday.