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Germany on track for biggest number of deportations since 2003

GERMANY could deport as many as 26 500 migrants in 2016, more than in any year since 2003, a newspaper said on Thursday, citing federal police documents. Chancellor Angela Merkel, who faces a national election next year, has been criticised for her open door refugee policy after an influx of more than a million people over the past year. She ... Read More »

Anti Donald Trump weekend protests rock US over election victory

CHANTING ‘Not my president’ and ‘love trumps hate,’ thousands of demonstrators took the streets in cities across the US at the weekend to protest against President-elect Donald Trump, who they say threatens their civil and human rights. Police in Portland, Oregon, where a protester was shot early on Saturday but not seriously injured, said they arrested more than 20 people ... Read More »

Clinton urges Americans to work with Trump with a teary eyed Bill

DEMOCRAT presidential candidate Hillary Clinton conceded the 2016 U.S. White House race to Republican Donald Trump on Wednesday (November 9) and offered to work with the president-elect, who she hoped would be a successful leader for all Americans. Clinton, appearing at midday after a bruising election loss to the New York real estate magnate, urged supporters to keep an open ... Read More »

Trump escalates fight with GOP leaders as party unity frays

DONALD  Trump unleashed a torrent of Twitter attacks (today) Tuesday on the party he hopes to lead to the White House, threatening to plunge Republicans into an all-out conflict with just four weeks remaining until Election Day. Declaring himself unshackled, the billionaire businessman went after House Speaker Paul Ryan after the congressional leader effectively abandoned Trump in a private call ... Read More »

Trump’s personal fortunes shrink

DONALD  Trump’s fortune has shrunk by  US$800 million to US$ 3.7 billion dollars, according to the Forbes list of billionaires on (today) Thursday. The magazine’s list ranks Trump 502nd out of total of 1 810 billionaires worldwide. In March the real estate magnate and current Republican presidential candidate was ranked 324th. For decades Trump has disputed Forbes’ estimates of his fortune. The 70-year-old tycoon ... Read More »

Hundreds of flights cancelled amid French air traffic control strike

EUROPEAN  airlines say hundreds of flights were delayed or cancelled on Thursday (today) because of a strike by air traffic controllers in France. Airlines Easyjet, Ryanair, British Airways and Aer Lingus each reported numerous flights cancelled because of the strike, which is likely to have a negative impact on  thousands of passengers, as more than 300 flights said to cancelled, as airlines in Europe reduced their ... Read More »

Half mln children turn to smugglers to reach European destinations -UNICEF

THE  UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned Friday (today) that some 500 000 migrant children have resorted to smugglers to reach their European destinations since January 2015 as a result of delays and desperation. Though the influx of migrants into Europe has slowed down this year, criminal groups have used established drugs and arms smuggling routes to bypass tightened migration policies, ... Read More »

Former Canadian PM resigns from parly

FORMER  Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper has resigned his seat in Parliament. Harper announced he was stepping down as the member of Parliament for the district of Calgary Heritage in a statement and on social media. Harper had stepped down as Conservative party leader in October on the night he lost the election to Liberal leader Justin Trudeau, but had ... Read More »

Canada to legalise medicinal marijuana

THE  Canadian government says medical marijuana patients will be able to grow their own cannabis under new regulations that come into effect later this month. Health Canada announced Thursday that patients approved for medical marijuana can register with Health Canada to grow a limited amount of cannabis for their own medical purposes. The new rules come into effect on August ... Read More »

Kosovo man charged over attempt to join IS group in Syria

KOSOVO prosecutors have filed charges against a man who allegedly wanted to join the Islamic State group in Syria but was caught and sent back by Turkish authorities. Prosecutors said Tuesday that the ethnic Albanian, identified only as V.C. in line with privacy laws, was charged under legislation that prohibits joining a foreign paramilitary force or participating in a conflict ... Read More »

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