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Migration to Australia hits a 10-year low

Migration to Australia hits a 10-year low

The tougher oversight meant that just under 163,000 people were approved for migration between July 1 last year and June 30.

EU interior ministers meet as nations tussle over migrant response

EU interior ministers meet as nations tussle over migrant response

Interior ministers from 28 European nations will meet Thursday as they face intensifying pressure to introduce new policies to stem migrant arrivals, in their first meeting after Austria took the EU helm ...

France offers asylum to 80 Aquarius migrants

France offers asylum to 80 Aquarius migrants

France will grant asylum to around 80 refugees from the Aquarius rescue vessel which was at the centre of a bitter European dispute over migration last month, the country's asylum office said Tuesday.

US-bound migrants freed in Mexico 'lacked food, water'

US-bound migrants freed in Mexico 'lacked food, water'

Mexico has taken into custody more than 300 Central American men, women and children who were being smuggled to the United States without water or food, officials said Saturday.

Spain surpassed US as tourism destination in 2017: Rajoy

Spain surpassed US as tourism destination in 2017: Rajoy

Spain last year surpassed the United States to become the world's second most visited country after France, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said during a visit to Italy.

UN seeks to resettle 1,300 refugees stranded in Libya

UN seeks to resettle 1,300 refugees stranded in Libya

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) urged potential host countries on Monday to take in 1,300 vulnerable refugees currently in Libya, part of an international effort to tackle the migration crisis ...

Niger evacuates 500 of its nationals from Libya

Niger evacuates 500 of its nationals from Libya

Niger has flown home more than 500 of its citizens from Libya as part of an urgent repatriation plan which will see up to 4,000 people evacuated, the foreign ministry has said.

EU remains committed to Turkey migrant deal: commissioner

EU remains committed to Turkey migrant deal: commissioner

The European Union remains committed to a key border deal with Turkey that has led to a large drop in migrant flows to Europe, EU migration commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos said Thursday.

73,000 Puerto Ricans flee for Florida after Hurricane Maria

73,000 Puerto Ricans flee for Florida after Hurricane Maria

More than 73,000 people have fled emergency conditions at home for Florida since Hurricane Maria devastated the US territory in the Caribbean.

British government rift over EU immigration

British government rift over EU immigration

The British government appeared divided Sunday over Brexit, with International Trade Secretary Liam Fox clashing with finance minister Philip Hammond over free movement of labour once the UK leaves the EU.

Indonesian people-smuggling kingpin jailed for 6 years

Indonesian people-smuggling kingpin jailed for 6 years

An Indonesian people-smuggling kingpin who organised an illegal migrant boat journey that sparked a diplomatic row with Australia was jailed for six years on Thursday.

Swiss vote on citizenship plan after anti-Muslim campaign

Swiss vote on citizenship plan after anti-Muslim campaign

Switzerland began voting on Sunday on whether to make it easier for third generation immigrants to become citizens, after a campaign tainted by anti-Muslim messages and charges of religious prejudice.