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Italy brands France a 'disgrace' after police dump migrants across border

ROME Italy's far right Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini branded France an "international disgrace" on Tuesday for having driven two migrants across its border and dumping them in Italy.


Back home, Cameroon migrants grapple with Libya trauma, prison debt Sep 28 2018

YAOUNDE/DOUALA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In early January, with Christmas lights still twinkling in the streets of Yaounde, Cameroon's capital, Christelle Timdi received the phone call she had almost given up hope of getting.


Bruised but still standing: Merkel survives coalition migrant dispute Jul 03 2018

BERLIN Angela Merkel's face-saving deal with her conservative allies in Bavaria shows how indispensable the chancellor is to her party - even if she is weakened.


Hardening attitudes to migrants put Swiss-EU ties to the test Jun 27 2018

ZURICH Marco Bueter, a gastric surgeon from Germany, knows from his work at University Hospital Zurich and other clinics how much Switzerland depends on foreign doctors.


Echoes of Trump as Italy's Salvini gets tough on migrants Jun 26 2018

ROME In less than a month as Italy's combative interior minister, Matteo Salvini has won a reputation as Europe's Donald Trump on immigration.


EU handouts not always the answer for Africa's returning migrants May 30 2018

DAKAR When Fatou Kine's failed attempt to reach Europe left her jobless and penniless in Algeria, she turned to an agency she had heard helped migrants return home. | Video


From Madrid to Miami, Venezuelan migrants seethe at Maduro yet sit out vote May 16 2018

CARACAS/MADRID/LIMA Often arriving thin and penniless in South American capitals after long bus trips across the continent, many Venezuelan migrants blame President Nicolas Maduro for the crushing economic crisis that forced them to flee.

Vienna spurns far-right politics to offer young migrants an education Mar 27 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Like most teenagers, Ranim has yet to decide on a career. But the 17-year-old is certain of one thing: She must keep studying to make up for the time she spent out of school, fleeing the war in Syria to reach Austria's capital.


Fear of migrants galvanizes PM Orban's supporters in rural Hungary Mar 21 2018

ERCSI, Hungary Supporters of Hungary's right-wing Fidesz party in Ercsi may not have met a refugee but there's one thing they know for sure: they don't want them in their town.

Freed from Libyan jails, frustrated migrants pose challenge to new Gambia Jan 29 2018

BANJUL (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Jobless, restless and frustrated, 24-year-old Saikou Jammeh persuaded his father to sell the family home and give up his life savings to pay for the journey from Gambia to Europe.