Germany: Asylum applicants resort to court appeals

The Nuremburg-based Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) added that in the first three months of this year 23.9 percent of rejected asylum seekers had convinced courts they were entitled to refuge. The agency added, however, that further hearings often confirmed BAMF’s previous decisions. Successful appellants were often refugees from More...

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By unaworld On Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017
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Kidnapped? Disappearance of Vietnamese businessman in Berlin ratchets up tension between Germany and Vietnam

The apparent abduction of Vietnamese businessman Trinh Xuan Thanh in Berlin has unleashed a diplomatic spat between Germany and Vietnam. Berlin police confirmed to DW that a Vietnamese citizen is thought to have More...

By unaworld On Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017
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Forty children in mountain emergency

Media playback is unsupported on your deviceMedia captionThe children had to be stretchered off the mountains after the weather deteriorated Seventeen children had to be stretchered off the Mourne Mountains after More...

By unaworld On Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017
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Romford doctor Manish Shah charged with 118 sexual offences

A doctor from east London has been charged with 118 sexual offences, the Met Police has said. Manish Shah, of Brunel Close, Romford, is accused of 65 counts of assault by penetration and 52 counts of sexual assault. The More...

By unaworld On Saturday, December 3rd, 2016
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Trump supporters challenge presidential vote recount in three states

Michigan’s state attorney, Bill Schuette, on Friday filed a lawsuit aimed at preventing the scheduled presidential vote recount in his state. He said that Green Party candidate Jill Stein, who requested the More...

By unaworld On Saturday, December 3rd, 2016
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Trump breaks with decades-long US protocol in Taiwan phone call

United States President-elect Donald Trump spoke by phone with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen on Friday, in what is believed to be the first such contact from the US government since 1979. Hope Hicks, a spokeswoman More...

By unaworld On Saturday, December 3rd, 2016
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Gambia’s Adama Barrow says shock win heralds ‘new hope’

Property developer Adama Barrow says his shock win of the Gambian election heralds new hope for the country. Yahya Jammeh, an authoritarian president who ruled for 22 years, has confirmed he will step down. “I More...

By unaworld On Saturday, December 3rd, 2016
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Standing Rock: US veterans join North Dakota protests

Hundreds of US military veterans have joined activists in North Dakota protesting against the installation of a multi-billion dollar oil pipeline. The activists, who are demonstrating in sub-zero temperatures, More...

By unaworld On Saturday, December 3rd, 2016
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Iceland election: Pirate Party asked to try to form government

Iceland’s anti-establishment Pirate Party has been asked by the president to try to form a new government, following October’s snap elections. President Gudni Johannesson made the announcement after More...

By unaworld On Thursday, December 1st, 2016
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Chapecoense plane crash: Team’s home town gathers for memorial service

The bodies of 71 people killed in a plane crash in Colombia that devastated a Brazilian football team are being returned home, as the team’s home town prepares for a memorial service. More than 100,000 people More...