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Day: January 28, 2016

PM Rejects Calls To Take 3,000 Migrant Children
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

PM Rejects Calls To Take 3,000 Migrant Children

    David Cameron has rejected calls to take in refugee children who have become separated from their parents and travelled to Europe. A Downing Street adviser told Sky News they did not want to create "a magnet" to attract more migrants to cross the Mediterranean. However, Britain has offered to resettle more vulnerable children from refugee camps near Syria and offer some assistance to migrant children in Europe. In a somewhat confusing announcement, the Government said a new initiative was being launched to help unaccompanied children in countries surrounding Syria who would be better off in the UK because their "needs cannot be met in the region". Immigration Minister James Brokenshire said the UK would work with the United Nations refugee agency - the UNHCR - to identify ...
Sweden To Expel Up To 80,000 Migrants
ENGLISH, Europe

Sweden To Expel Up To 80,000 Migrants

    Up to 80,000 migrants who arrived in Sweden last year are going to be expelled from the country, its interior minister has announced. Anders Ygeman said thousands of migrants' asylum applications had been rejected. "We are talking about 60,000 people but the number could climb to 80,000," he was quoted as saying by Swedish media. He said the expulsions would be staggered over several years. Police and authorities in charge of migrants have been asked to organise the expulsion. Migrants whose applications are rejected are normally taken out of Sweden using commercial flights. But because of the large number being rejected they would use specially chartered aircraft to take them out of the country, Mr Ygeman said. Sweden accepted more than 160,000 asylum seekers last year, p...
European Union blasts Greece over migrant crisis
ENGLISH, Europe

European Union blasts Greece over migrant crisis

    The European Union blasted Athens for its handling of the migrant crisis Wednesday, saying it had seriously neglected its duty to protect the bloc's frontiers, raising the prospect of border controls with the rest of the passport free zone. The criticism came ahead of a Swedish announcement that it intends to expel up to 80,000 migrants who arrived in 2015 and whose application for asylum has been rejected. Flimsy boats packed with migrants are still arriving on Greek beaches every day, with the passengers -- mostly fleeing conflict in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan -- undeterred by cold wintry conditions. Rescuers on Wednesday found the bodies of seven more drowned migrants, including two children, af-ter their boat sank near the Greek island of Kos -- just five days after 4...
CIA releases secret files of flying saucer UFO sightings including over Britain
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

CIA releases secret files of flying saucer UFO sightings including over Britain

    The CIA has posted online previously secret photographs purportedly showing UFOs or ‘flying saucers’ hovering over Britain. The hand selected images are among formerly classified files from the 1950s which were hidden away by the American spy agency. First released in 1978, the images show how the CIA carried out extensive and secretive investigations into whether extraterrestrial life exists. According to the documents released, one 1952 report entitled “Flying Saucers" said all but 100 UFO sightings had a reasonable explanation. It said: “Less than 100 reasonably credible reports remain ‘unexplainable’ at this time. It is recommended that CIA surveillance be continued. “It is strongly urged, however, that no reports of CIA interest or concern reach the press or public.” ...
Dragons Den star met up to 100 girls on Fifty Shades sugar daddy role play site
ENGLISH, London

Dragons Den star met up to 100 girls on Fifty Shades sugar daddy role play site

    Doug Richard arrives at the Old Bailey on Wednesday A former Dragons' Den star met up to 100 girls from a sugar daddy website for Fifty Shades of Grey "dominance and submission" role playing. Millionaire Doug Richard, 57, was a member of the free-to-join "Seeking Arrangements" site, where he admits engaging in a Fifty Shades of Grey role play fantasy with an under-age girl he met on it. Mr Richard, a former business adviser to David Cameron, is on trial at the Old Bailey accused of having sex with and spanking the 13-year-old girl after she travelled to London with a friend to meet him in January last year. Once inside the pre-booked £149 apartment, he asked the older girl if she wanted to be his slave before spanking her younger friend's bare bottom, it is alleged. The te...