Shock estimates predict up to 35 million refugees could head for Europe due to hugely unstable situations across the world.
The huge figure was revealed today by Hungary’s minister for foreign affairs and trade Peter Szijjártó.
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Last year Japan granted nearly twice as many people asylum as in 2013. The increase was not by any means spectacular.
In 2013 the country approved six applications for asylum, and in 2014 the number rose to eleven.
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At least 1,500 migrants desperate to reach England made new attempts to enter the Eurotunnel terminal overnight in the French port town of Calais, a police source said Wednesday, adding that one person was found dead.
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German prosecutors are investigating a police officer who allegedly abused two immigrants, strangling an Afghan man and forcing a Moroccan to eat pork off the floor.
The police officer has been accused of bragging about the brutal assaults in text … Read the rest
Only 12% of the more than 75,000 asylum seekers who applied for refugee status in SA last year were successful, a sign that the system was being clogged up by economic migrants without a political claim to stay in the … Read the rest
A man was arrested in Mentz village near Mankweng in Polokwane on Monday for alleged human trafficking, Limpopo police said.
The man, 27, who was not from South Africa, allegedly brought 19 men, all foreign nationals, across the border into … Read the rest
The political upset this week does not come from France, where Marine Le Pen came out stronger in local elections, but from the Netherlands.
The largest party, the liberal VVD has announced that it wants to abolish asylum completely for … Read the rest
Swedish prosecutors have asked for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s approval to question him in London where he is currently holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy, the prosecutors said on Friday.
The prosecutor is also asking to conduct a DNA test.… Read the rest
US National Security Agency (NSA) leaker Edward Snowden, who has been living in Russia since mid-2013, on Friday made a public appeal for asylum in Switzerland, where he said he once worked under diplomatic cover for the Central Intelligence Agency … Read the rest
President Jacob Zuma’s singing of the refrain ”shoot the Boer” at an ANC event was among the reasons for the Canadian Federal Court ruling that a white South African couple could continue with their bid for asylum.
Though Charl and … Read the rest
Switzerland has reportedly decided it will not extradite National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden to the US if he comes to testify against the NSA’s spying activities, Swiss media said.
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Edward Snowden has received a residence permit in Russia, which is valid for three years, starting on August 1, the former NSA contractor’s lawyer announced.
Snowden’s life in Russia: ‘Much happier than be unfairly tried in US’
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by Olga Nedbaeva, Victoria Loguinova-Yakovleva
Russia’s awarding of asylum to US leaker Edward Snowden dealt a new blow to already bruised relations between Moscow and Washington but it remains in their interest to prevent the row from erupting into a … Read the rest
The Russian lawyer for Edward Snowden says the National Security Agency leaker has determined where he will live, but is still figuring out what he will do during his stay in Russia.
Russia granted Snowden temporary asylum on Thursday, allowing … Read the rest