Denmark urged to reject ‘cruel’ refugee laws

Amnesty International has urged Denmark’s parliament to reject proposed changes to the country’s laws on refugees that it says would “have a devastating impact on vulnerable people” and may violate international human rights laws. In a statement on Thursday, the UK-based rights group said the reforms would see the Danish[…]

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Sweden, Denmark crack down on refugees

Sweden and Denmark have moved to drastically reduce inward refugee flows, as Scandinavian countries compete with each other to shed their reputations as havens for asylum seekers. For the first time since the 1950s, from midnight on Sunday travellers by train, bus or boat have needed to present a valid[…]

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Danish govt to assist SA with water challenges

The Danish will assist South Africa with its current and future water supply challenges. Danish Minister of Environmental and Food Eva Kjer Hansen and Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane signed a Memorandum of Understanding in Johannesburg on Monday, the Embassy of Denmark in South Africa said. This comes as[…]

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Israeli leader calls for mass Jewish influx

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called Sunday for the “massive immigration” of European Jews to Israel following a deadly shooting near Copenhagen’s main synagogue, renewing a blunt message that has upset some of Israel’s friends in Europe. Netanyahu said that at a time of rising anti-Semitism in Europe, Israel is the[…]

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