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EU proposes new migrant asylum rules

The European Commission proposed more unified EU asylum rules on Wednesday, in a bid to stop people waiting for refugee status moving around the bloc and disrupting its passport-free zone. In an unprecedented wave of migration las

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Merkel toughens tone on asylum seekers as protests erupt

Migrants who commit crimes should lose their right to asylum, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday, toughening her tone as police in Cologne confronted right-wing protesters venting their anger at mass assaults on women on New Year&#

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Obama 'disappointed' with Russia

US President Barack Obama confirmed on Tuesday that he would go to Russia this fall for a G20 summit but said he was "disappointed" that Russia granted temporary asylum to former US spy agency contractor Edward Snowden.

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Russian airport limbo ends for Snowden

After nearly six weeks in hiding at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport, Edward Snowden walked calmly out of the transit area, ducked into a car and was driven away unnoticed. It was an anti-climactic end to one chapter of a saga wa

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Obama-Putin summit in doubt after Snowden asylum

Russia rejected US pleas and granted American fugitive Edward Snowden a year's asylum on Thursday, angering the United States and putting in doubt a planned summit between the two nations' presidents.   T

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Snowden 'not planning to leave Russia for now’

Former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden has no immediate plans to leave Russia, a lawyer assisting him in his request for temporary asylum said on Wednesday. "He is not planning to leave for now. He asked for tempora

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3 dead, 157 rescued after boat sink off Indonesia

Three people died but another 157 suspected asylum seekers were rescued after their boat sank off the southern coast of Indonesia, officials said on Wednesday after earlier reports that as many as 60 may have perished. The latest

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Snowden seeks temporary asylum in Russia

Former US spy agency contractor Edward Snowden applied for temporary asylum in Russia on Tuesday after three weeks holed up at a Moscow airport trying to avoid prosecution in the United States on espionage charges. Snowden is seek

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Snowden threatens new US leaks

Former US spy agency contractor Edward Snowden broke his silence on Monday for the first time since fleeing to Moscow over a week ago, blasting the Obama administration and saying he remained free to make new disclosures about US spying activity

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Oman grants asylum to Gaddafi family

Oman has granted asylum to some members of Muammar Gaddafi's family, two of whom are wanted by Interpol, an Omani official said on Monday, but Libya said it was too early to talk about any possible extradition requests. Algeri

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