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Europe Worried New Syria War Could Lead to New Refugee Crisis

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The Interior Minister of France Gerard Collomb and German Federal Interior Minister Horst Seehofer have expressed concern that U.S. led airstrikes in Syria against the Assad regime could fuel a new wave of mass migration to Europe. The two Interior Ministers expressed their concern Thursday during a meeting in Paris with Seehofer saying, “We both would like the conflicts to be solved diplomatically... 

Calais evictees block motorway in chaotic night clashes with French police

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Around 150 migrants, some armed with iron bars, have attempted to block or climb lorries traveling towards the Eurotunnel, as clashes with police continued into the night in chaotic scenes surrounding the Calais refugee ‘Jungle’ camp in France. Police were called to the area after refugees, enraged by an earlier eviction, attacked trucks with stones, debris, and iron bars. Officers used flash... 

Muslim prayer hall damaged, copies of Koran burnt Corsica revenge attack

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An angry mob retaliating over attacks on firefighters and police has ransacked a Muslim prayer house in the French island of Corsica. The crowd set books, including several copies of the Koran on fire. Tensions mounted in Ajaccio, Corsica’s largest city of some 65,000 residents, after a night of violence in Jardins de L’Empereur. Two firefighters and a police officers were injured in what... 

France Suspends Schengen Visa to Protect from "Climate Terrorists"

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France suspends the Schengen agreement and imposes border controls. The move by the French government is temporary and the country will suspend its participation in the Schengen agreement for a month starting November 13. During this period, foreign citizens, who have a Schengen visa, won’t be able to enter France without a French visa. This means if people have planned holidays in France, they... 

2000 migrants storm Eurotunnel terminal in Calais, causing traffic disruptions

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Crowds of illegal migrants desperate to get to the UK stormed the Eurotunnel’s French terminal near Calais Monday night, causing traffic delays and disrupting rail services. The incident prompted UK authorities to re-introduce emergency measures. About 2000 migrants tried to breach the fences of the Calais terminal on Monday night into Tuesday in a bid to reach the UK, according to a Eurotunnel... 

Spain wants to change Europe visa-free travel zone to thwart Islamists

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Madrid wants to see changes made to the treaty governing the visa-free Schengen area, which would allow Spain to introduce border controls to stem the tide of Islamic militants returning from the Middle East, the country’s interior minister has said. “We are going to back border controls and it is possible that as a consequence it will be necessary to modify the Schengen treaty,” Interior... 

Government Prepares Internet Speech Crackdown Following Paris Attacks

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The Charlie Hebdo unity march in Paris served as a backdrop on Sunday for interior ministers who demand more internet surveillance. “We forcefully noted the need for greater cooperation with Internet companies to guarantee the reporting and removal of illegal content, particularly content that makes apologies for terrorism or promotes violence or hate,” said French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve. US... 

France dismantles Roma camp, evicts 800 immigrants

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French authorities have evicted some 800 Roma immigrants from a campground in northern France, as the controversial treatment of the Roma population in the European country continues. Around 300 police forces attacked the Roma camp in Saint-Ouen in the northern suburbs of Paris early on Wednesday, forcing hundreds of Roma people, including women and children, to leave the place. The cleared shantytown... 

Criticism hits France after Interior Minister disowns Gypsy migrants

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France has come under fire from the European Commission after Interior Minister Manuel Valls said Roma migrants “are due to return to their motherlands” because of their lifestyle, which is “in confrontation” with the French way of living. “They should return to Romania or Bulgaria and for that the European Union, with the Bulgarian and Romanian authorities, must ensure these populations... 

French government cuts immigrants welfare by 83%

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It seems that migration policies of a leading country in Europe, France, are seriously changing. The country is no longer able to hold back the crowd of migrants, many of whom do not want to integrate into the social and economic life of their new home country. The upcoming radical changes for migrants were announced by French Interior Minister Manuel Valls. After a meeting on the National Immigration... 
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