A record 68.5 million people have been forced flee their homes due to war, violence, and persecution, notably in places such as Myanmar and Syria , the United Nations said on Tuesday. Canada was the ninth-largest recipient of asylum seekers, with 47,800 claims registered in 2017 - more than twice the number of claims in 2016. They are resigned to sending them away in the hope of better opportunity elsewhere - even if that means families are torn apart, refugee experts said.
In an extraordinary move, the CSU - facing a tough regional election in October - has threatened to defy her and on Monday go ahead with plans for Germany to send back migrants already registered in other European Union states. We will fight for that, and on this point there's no latitude for the chancellor." he added. He has the nuclear option of seeking approval to shut Germany's borders immediately in defiance of Merkel, or the less aggressive choice of giving her an ultimatum of two ...
Ankara has been infuriated by USA support for the YPG - which it views as a terrorist organisation - and has threatened to target Manbij because of the presence of Kurdish fighters there, alongside US troops. The first, dubbed "Euphrates Shield", was aimed at driving away Islamic State and YPG forces from the border, and the second, called "Olive Branch", aimed to clear the YPG from the town of Afrin.
Wouldn't that be unbelievable? Shouting and partisan posturing on both sides don't help, either. The Attorney General Jess Sessions said on Fox News that "We are doing the right thing" in pursuing the policy, while the Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said: "What has changed is that we no longer exempt entire classes of people who break the law".
MPs will vote again on the issue later in the summer. British Prime Minister Theresa May faces a knife-edge vote in parliament on Tuesday on her centerpiece Brexit legislation, despite her last-minute warning that defeat risks undermining her negotiations with Brussels.
Those people were not authorized to speak publicly and commented only on condition of anonymity. He warned that a failure to do so would leave a bad impression in the minds of independent voters, particularly suburban Republican-leaning women whom the GOP needs to carry in November to keep control of the House.