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06/18/2018 - 20:21

Half of Aquarius migrants 'seek asylum in France': Spanish govt

Almost half of the 630 migrants that were rescued from the Mediterranean and arrived in Spain's port of Valencia at the weekend want to seek asylum in France, the Spanish government said Monday.

Almost half of the 630 migrants that were rescued from the Mediterranean and arrived in Spain's port of Valencia at the weekend want to seek asylum in France, the Spanish government said Monday.

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06/18/2018 - 20:21

Half of Aquarius migrants 'seek asylum in France': Spanish govt

Almost half of the 630 migrants that were rescued from the Mediterranean and arrived in Spain's port of Valencia at the weekend want to seek asylum in France, the Spanish government said Monday.

Almost half of the 630 migrants that were rescued from the Mediterranean and arrived in Spain's port of Valencia at the weekend want to seek asylum in France, the Spanish government said Monday.


06/18/2018 - 20:08

Hardline ally fires migrant ultimatum at Merkel as Trump wades in

Hardliners in Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc on Monday gave her a two-week ultimatum to tighten asylum rules or risk pitching Germany into a political crisis that would rattle Europe, as US President Donald Trump poured fuel on the fire.

Hardliners in Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc on Monday gave her a two-week ultimatum to tighten asylum rules or risk pitching Germany into a political crisis that would rattle Europe, as US President Donald Trump poured fuel on the fire.


06/18/2018 - 19:05

US 'will not be a migrant camp': Trump 

President Donald Trump vowed on Monday that the United States would not become a "migrant camp" as he faced mounting pressure to stop families being separated as a deterrent to illegal immigration.

President Donald Trump vowed on Monday that the United States would not become a "migrant camp" as he faced mounting pressure to stop families being separated as a deterrent to illegal immigration.


06/18/2018 - 18:19

Trump blasts Europe on migration as crisis brews at US border

US President Donald Trump barged into an international row Monday saying Europe made a "big mistake" by allowing in migrants, as he faces soaring pressure to end the separation of immigrant families on America's own southern border.

US President Donald Trump barged into an international row Monday saying Europe made a "big mistake" by allowing in migrants, as he faces soaring pressure to end the separation of immigrant families on America's own southern border.


06/18/2018 - 17:59

UAE demands 'unconditional' rebel withdrawal from Yemen port

The UAE, a key player in the coalition battling Huthi rebels in Yemen, on Monday warned the insurgents to withdraw unconditionally from the flashpoint port city of Hodeida, after UN peace efforts fizzled.

The UAE, a key player in the coalition battling Huthi rebels in Yemen, on Monday warned the insurgents to withdraw unconditionally from the flashpoint port city of Hodeida, after UN peace efforts fizzled.

06/18/2018 - 19:38

Americans own 40 percent of world's firearms: study

Americans make up only four percent of the global population but they own 40 percent of the world's firearms, a new study said Monday.

Americans make up only four percent of the global population but they own 40 percent of the world's firearms, a new study said Monday.