German authorities say more than 54,000 migrants, including failed asylum-seekers, have received approval for government funding to return to their homeland this year, paving the way for a significant increase in voluntary departures.
Wed, 28 Dec, 2016
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Mon, 25 Jul, 2016
Munich train stations reopened and trains were running again yesterday as Bavaria’s top security official said that the warning about Islamic State (IS) extremists intending to blow themselves up in the German city was no longer acute.
Sat, 02 Jan, 2016
Bavarian allies cranked up pressure on German Chancellor Angela Merkel yesterday to reverse her “open-door” refugee policy, saying the deadly attacks in Paris underlined the need for tougher measures to control the influx of migrants.
Mon, 16 Nov, 2015
Although Germany is leading the European reaction to the refugee tragedy by welcoming hundreds of thousands to its cities; the reaction of the rest of the world, most especially the United States, has been one of offering advice and criticism from afar.
Thu, 17 Sep, 2015
JUST as our friends and neighbours in the North can only look on in despair — or even indifference — as Stormont politicians of all hues talk themselves into another frenzy of no-surrender obstructionism, the citizens of Europe, most of whom want a humane response to the growing refugee crisis, can only look on in frustration fast turning to shame as national ministers struggle to agree on how each EU member state might contribute proportionately to a community-wide response.
Wed, 16 Sep, 2015
Three murdered Irish tourists were ordinary people on a summer holiday, who were just hours away from flying home, when Seifeddine Rezgui took to Marhaba beach armed with an assault rifle and grenades and massacre of the innocent on his mind, reports
Tue, 30 Jun, 2015
A SUSPICIOUS package found in a Namibian airport near bags of a flight bound for Munich, which prompted fears Germany was being targeted in a terrorist attack, was a device designed to test security and didn’t contain explosives, a senior official said yesterday.
Sat, 20 Nov, 2010