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11 September 2017

UK: Five army men held over alleged membership of banned UK neo-Nazi group

"Five serving members of the British army have been arrested on suspicion of being members of the recently banned neo-Nazi group National Action.

11 September 2017

Migrant sea route to Italy is world's most lethal

"More than 22,500 migrants have reportedly died or disappeared globally since 2014 – more than half of them perishing while attempting to cross the Mediterranean, according to a study by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM).

11 September 2017

Firms involved in biometric database in India contracted by Irish government

"Two tech firms – one owned by businessman Dermot Desmond – involved in the creation of a controversial biometric database in India, are providing services for the Government’s public services card and passports.

11 September 2017

EU: Reality check: has Juncker delivered on his promises?

"The last time Jean-Claude Juncker took Europe’s pulse its blood pressure was sky-high as it battled Brexit, populism and the refugee crisis.

11 September 2017

UK: Police officers face gross misconduct charges over Adrian McDonald taser death

"Three police officers have been accused of gross misconduct over the death of former Dalton man Adrian McDonald.

11 September 2017

UN aviation agency to call for global drone registry

"The United Nations’ aviation agency is backing the creation of a single global drone registry, as part of broader efforts to come up with common rules for flying and tracking unmanned aircraft.

11 September 2017

EU: Pathways towards Legal Migration into the EU: Reappraising concepts, trajectories and policies

"Finding that EU migration policies are still subject to inconsistency, legal uncertainty and discriminatory treatment, scholars call for the creation of new legal pathways.

11 September 2017

UK: Information tribunal dismisses Drone Wars appeal over British drone secrecy

"An information tribunal has upheld the MoD’s decision to refuse to release the number of British armed drones deployed against ISIS and their location, despite such information being released by the UK about its ‘manned’ aircraft.

10 September 2017

EU: Refugees: Council next steps

Finance and train Libyan Coast Guard to end arrivals to Italy - expedite "return" operations from the EU - create "reception" centres across Africa - continue actions under the "dodgy" EU-Turkey Statement - yet another call for "relocations" within the EU - redefine "safe third countries"

10 September 2017

European Commission reports on Partnership Framework, Relocations, EU-Turkey deal and European Border and Coast Guard

Includes in EU-Turkey deal report: "Additional Hellenic Police officers are needed to better control entry/exit points and for patrolling inside the hotspots. The Greek Reception and Identification Service, in cooperation with EASO, is looking into establishing electronic entry/exit control systems at all hotspots, starting with a pilot project in Moria [Lesvos]."


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