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40 percent of Germans want Merkel to quit over refugees

New poll shows dissatisfaction with Chancellor's welcoming stance towards asylum seekers from Middle East and Africa.

Chancellor Angela Merkel

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Dozens die in refugee boat disaster off Greek island

Ten children among those drowned off Samos in latest deadly boat sinking involving refugees trying to reach Europe.

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Mosquito-born Zika virus 'spreading explosively'

World Health Organization expects infection of up to four million people as agency assesses level of global emergency.

Zika virus

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Sweden to expel up to 80,000 refugees

Tens-of-thousands have had asylum applications denied as European countries expand measures to limit flow of refugees.

Sweden

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Islamophobia surges amid a 'politics of fear'

Muslims and refugees are being "scapegoated and alienated" as attacks claimed by ISIL rise, Human Rights Watch says.

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French justice minister quits after defying terror bill

Christiane Taubira had criticised a proposal to strip nationality from dual citizens convicted of terrorism.

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Czech president slammed after joking about killing PM

Politicians unite in condemnation after Milos Zeman suggests using a 'Kalashnikov' to get rid of Bohuslav Sobotka.

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Ai Weiwei closes Denmark exhibition over refugee laws

Chinese artist protests controversial Danish legislation, which allows valuables and cash to be seized from refugees.

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Danish MPs approve seizing valuables from refugees

Package of measures to deter asylum seekers passed, including confiscation of cash and valuables exceeding $1,450.

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Danish MPs to vote on seizing valuables from refugees

Bill, which is expected to be passed, would allow confiscation of cash and valuables exceeding $1,450 to pay for refuge.

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