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GERMANY | German media and celebs rally for refugees after ugly protests

Sunday, 30 August 2015, 22:55 | Source: world bulletin.net | | Click here for original article

Germany may have witnessed violent anti-refugee protests this week -- but the message from the country's media and celebrities is a loud and determined welcome for people fleeing the horrors of war. "We're helping," Germany's Bild newspaper splashed in large letters on its front page on Saturday. The tabloid, which has launched ...
HUNGARY | Migrants crisis: Hungary police use tear gas at protest

Wednesday, 26 August 2015, 11:43 | Source: BBC | | Click here for original article

Most of the migrants are heading for Western Europe, especially Germany. German Chancellor Angela Merkel is visiting a shelter for asylum seekers after it became the focus of violent anti-immigrant demonstrations. Mrs Merkel, who condemned the protests as "repulsive", is expected to meet residents of the centre in Heidenau. Record numbers Germany expects ...
HUNGARY | Migrants cut through border fence again

Tuesday, 25 August 2015, 21:10 | Source: Hungary Today | | Click here for original article

A desperate group of asylum-seekers cut through the temporary security border fence on Hungary’s border with Serbia once again last night, this time near to the border settlement of Röszke, according to information obtained by the public news channel M1. The migrants throw their bags and packs over the fence ...
GERMANY | Merkel condemns neo-Nazi riots outside refugee shelter

Tuesday, 25 August 2015, 09:49 | Source: AP | | Click here for original article

Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday has condemned the neo-Nazi riots outside a refugee shelter in eastern Germany, calling the attacks and those Germans who stood by watching them "shameful." Dozens of police were injured when a far-right mob hurled bottles and fireworks at officers trying to ensure asylum seekers could ...
GERMANY | Neo-nazis urinate on children in Berlin train

Tuesday, 25 August 2015, 09:46 | Source: thelcal.de | | Click here for original article

Two neo-Nazis racially abused a woman and her two children on a Berlin city train this weekend before urinating on them, police said on Monday. The woman and her two children – aged around five and 15 – were travelling on the city's ring line at around 9:45pm on Saturday ...
GERMANY | German politicians vow decisive action following Heidenau clashes

Sunday, 23 August 2015, 23:40 | Source: Deutsche Welle | | Click here for original article

German politicians from across the political spectrum on Sunday condemned violence against refugees after a second night of far-right riots outside an asylum-seeker home in the town of Heidenau in the eastern German state of Saxony. The premier of Saxony, Stanislaw Tillich, who belongs to Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union ...
FRANCE | Le Pen vows to fight expulsion from the National Front

Friday, 21 August 2015, 10:47 | Source: FT | | Click here for original article

©Magalie Delporte Veteran French politician Jean-Marie Le Pen on Friday vowed to fight his expulosion from the far-right National Front party, accusing his daughter, the party’s leader, of orchestrating his political death. The FN’s executive committee late on Thursday voted to oust the 87-year-old as part of an attempted makeover as daughter ...
SWEDEN | Sweden swings far-right

Thursday, 20 August 2015, 13:24 | Source:Politico.eu | | Click here for original article

The anti-immigration, far-right Sweden Democrats are now the country’s most popular party, according to a poll published Thursday. Pollster YouGov put the party’s support at 25.2 percent, ahead of 23.4 percent for the governing Social Democrats and 21 percent for the center-right Moderates. However, YouGov’s method of polling 1,527 participants chosen from ...
NORWAY | Norway grilled over hate crimes

Wednesday, 19 August 2015, 12:37 | Source: newsinenglish.no | | Click here for original article

Just as three Norwegian and British men went on trial Tuesday, accused of hate crimes against two Muslim men in Oslo, Norwegian government minister Solveig Horne was being grilled by a UN committee in Geneva over the country’s failure to better combat such crimes and racism. The trial itself is ...
GERMANY | Germany unnerved by scores of xenophobic attacks against refugees

Monday, 17 August 2015, 19:43 | Source: Washington Post |

In a gesture of German goodwill, the administration in this medieval city leased a newly renovated apartment building here to humanely — even comfortably — house dozens of desperate ­asylum-seekers. The newcomers from Syria and other war-ravaged nations would enjoy freshly redone floors, cute balconies and shiny, modern appliances in ...