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Government Looking Into Using Frozen Assets To Help Refugees

Cash socked away by corrupt foreign officials could help ease strain of global migrant crisis, says expert The federal government has imposed sanctions against a high-ranking member of the Myanmar military under Canada’s new foreign human rights legislation, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said Friday. Maj.-Gen. Maung Maung Soe is being targeted for sanctions under […]

629 Migrants Stranded After Italy’s Populists Refuse To Let Rescue Ship dock

A ship carrying more than 600 rescued migrants, including 123 unaccompanied minors and seven pregnant women, remained stranded in the Mediterranean Sea on Monday after Italy’s new populist government refused permission for it to dock the day before in a move described by rescuers as unprecedented. Matteo Salvini, Italy’s hardline interior minister and leader of […]

Canada Vows To Go Hard On Asylum Seekers

The Canadian government, on Monday, announced new measures to deal with the steady stream of asylum seekers crossing into Quebec from the United States, including an outreach mission in Nigeria and an acceleration of work permit processing times for those awaiting an asylum decision. “Coming across the border in a way that seeks to circumvent […]