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How a New York-based firm quietly shaped Europe’s response to the refugee crisis  24.7.2017 Washington Post
Germany brought in McKinsey & Co. to help streamline its procedures for asylum cases. But experts say that while decisions come faster, they are leaving an increasing number of migrants with fewer rights, triggering appeals.
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What Really Happened At That Robotics Competition You've Heard So Much About 22.7.2017 NPR News
The controversy surrounding a highly-anticipated robotics competition for teens from around the globe overshadowed an otherwise upbeat event focused on kids, robots and changing the world.
Italy struggles with an influx of migrants trying to find their way 22.7.2017 L.A. Times - World News

The teenager, after traveling alone from Nigeria to Italy, was living in a migrant reception center in the city of Catania waiting for word about her request for asylum.

Jennifer Oyakhilome said she arrived more than a year ago, having fled poverty and violence in her home country. She felt both...

Nigeria: Bombed refugee center wasn’t marked properly 22.7.2017 Washington Post: World
Nigeria’s military says the air force mistakenly launched an airstrike on a refugee camp in January because the camp was not appropriately marked as a humanitarian base in the military’s operational maps.
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Nigeria: Bombed refugee center wasn’t marked properly 22.7.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria’s military says the air force mistakenly launched an airstrike on a refugee camp in January because the camp was not appropriately marked as a humanitarian base in the military’s operational maps. Defense forces said Friday in a statement that when it noticed mass movement through aerial satellite observation on Jan. […]
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Burundi leader urges nearly 250,000 refugees to return home 21.7.2017 Washington Post: World
Burundi’s president is urging the nearly quarter-million Burundians sheltering in Tanzania to return home, saying the country is now peaceful.
Syrian barber creates portraits on canvas — clients’ heads 21.7.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

BEIRUT (AP) — In a city full of hair stylists, Muhannad Khaled Omar stands out. Omar, 26, is a Palestinian-Syrian stylist known for shaving celebrity portraits into clients’ hair. On a recent Friday at his Beirut salon, Omar shaved a portrait of U.S. President Donald Trump into the hair of a young customer’s head. With […]
Australia disappointed by delay in US refugee resettlement 21.7.2017 Washington Post: World
Australia was disappointed that hundreds of its rejected refugees would not begin resettling in the United States this month under a deal that predates President Donald Trump’s administration, an official said on Friday.
Australia disappointed by delay in US refugee resettlement 21.7.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia was disappointed that hundreds of its rejected refugees would not begin resettling in the United States this month under a deal that predates President Donald Trump’s administration, an official said on Friday. President Barack Obama’s administration agreed to accept up to 1,250 refugees among hundreds of asylum seekers — mostly […]
Deporting people made Central America's gangs. More deportation won't help. 20.7.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
“MS-13 is one of the most vicious criminal gangs in this country today,” said Attorney General Jeff Sessions. But U.S. policy helped form transnational gangs such as MS-13.
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Some 250 residents join US-trained security force for Raqqa 20.7.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Ain Issa, Syria • Some 250 residents of Syria’s Raqqa province Thursday became the latest batch to graduate from a brief U.S. training course, part of an internal security force to hold and secure areas as they are captured from Islamic State group militants. The graduation ceremony in the desert town of Ain Issa, north of Raqqa, was attended by a few American trainers who oversee the force and its preparation. Members will man checkpoints, identify IS sleeper cells and detect explosives. The U....
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Islamic State is degraded but it’s not defeated 20.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Almost three years after former President Barack Obama promised to “degrade and ultimately destroy” Islamic State, the terrorist group is reeling. It has been driven from the city of Mosul in Iraq. And Raqqah, the Syrian city that serves as the capital of its so-called Caliphate, is under siege.

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The Poet Bao Phi, On Creating a 'Guidebook' For Young Asian-Americans 20.7.2017 NPR News
When Bao Phi was a child, there was little literature about Vietnamese refugees in the U.S. Phi hopes to change that with his new poetry book Thousand Star Hotel and a forthcoming children's book.
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Court allows Trump travel ban enforcement but says it must allow broader exemptions 20.7.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington - The Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed the Trump administration to enforce its refugee ban for now, but said it must allow broader exemptions to the president’s travel ban for family members, including grandparents. The justices in a short order refused the administration’s request that it stay a lower court’s decision that said the Trump administration had too severely interpreted the court’s decision last month about exempting those with close family relationships. The justices on...
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Justices uphold refugee ban but say grandparents still OK 20.7.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
BC-US--Trump Travel Ban, 2nd Ld-Writethru,498 Justices uphold refugee ban but say grandparents still OK AP Photo WX102 Eds: Recasts lead paragraphs and adds reaction. With AP Photos. By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press WASHINGTON • The Supreme Court says the Trump administration can strictly enforce its ban on refugees, but is leaving in place a weakened travel ban that includes grandparents among relatives who can help visitors from six mostly Muslim countries get into the U.S. The justices acted ...
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Trump ends covert CIA program to arm anti-Assad rebels in Syria, a move sought by Moscow 20.7.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • President Donald Trump has decided to end the CIA’s covert program to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels battling the government of Bashar al-Assad, a move long sought by Russia, according to U.S. officials. The program was a central plank of a policy begun by the Obama administration in 2013 to put pressure on Assad to step aside, but even its backers have questioned its efficacy since Russia deployed forces in Syria two years later. Officials said the phasing out of the secret p... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Supreme Court lets Trump administration reinstate travel ban restrictions on refugees but not on grandparents 20.7.2017 LA Times: Nation

Supreme Court justices said Wednesday that the Trump administration could temporarily reinstate restrictions on refugee resettlement, but that it could not limit the kinds of “close” family members exempt from a ban on visitors from six mostly Muslim countries.

Legal experts said the mixed directive...

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Supreme Court Delivers Compromise in Latest Ruling on Trump Travel Ban 20.7.2017 Wall St. Journal: World
The court said the administration couldn’t ban travel by people from six Muslim-majority countries who are extended family of U.S. residents, but that it could move ahead with a ban on a broad group of refugees.
Justices allow strict enforcement of Trump refugee ban 19.7.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The Supreme Court is granting the Trump administration's request to more strictly enforce its ban on refugees, at least until a federal appeals court weighs in.
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Justices allow strict enforcement of Trump refugee ban 19.7.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is granting the Trump administration’s request to more strictly enforce its ban on refugees, at least until a federal appeals court weighs in. But the justices are leaving in place a lower court order that makes it easier for travelers from six mostly Muslim countries to enter the United […]
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