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Fearing attack, Italian coastguards seek weapons

Italy`s coastguard on Friday called on the government to change its status so that its 11,000 seamen can carry weapons, amid mounting concern over the possibility of attacks by people traffickers or terrorists.

Immigration to Britain rises in pre-election blow to PM Cameron

The number of people moving to Britain surged last year, an embarrassment for Prime Minister David Cameron, whose Conservatives had pledged to cut net annual migration to the tens of thousands, close to a national election.

Britain misses key immigration target before election

Britain`s government has failed to deliver a promised cut in immigration, statistics showed on Thursday, ahead of a closely-fought General Election in May in which it will be a key issue.

Sydney siege report signals tighter immigration curbs

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott foreshadowed tighter immigration controls on Sunday when he released the first report into a siege last December in Sydney’s Lindt cafe, in which two hostages and the gunman were killed.

Obama seeks to block immigration ruling

President Barack Obama`s administration will seek to block a court ruling that has frozen landmark immigration reform and called into question his strategy of bypassing Congressional stalemate.

Obama vows to fight immigration ruling

US President Barack Obama`s tactic of using executive orders to bypass a hostile Congress and drive through controversial immigration reform has run into legal trouble.

US judge delays Obama immigration order

 A judge in Texas has blocked US President Barack Obama`s executive order providing millions of undocumented foreigners with protection from deportation.

Netanyahu asks Jews to move to Israel after Denmark attacks

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday called for massive immigration of European Jews to Israel warning them to "stay prepared" for more attacks, a day after a Jewish man was killed outside Copenhagen's main synagogue.

First 'anti-Islamisation' march planned in Britain

British supporters of Germany`s PEGIDA movement, which protests against what it calls the "Islamisation" of Europe, are planning their first demonstration on February 28, police said on Friday.

Swedes shaken by assault on child migrant

Video footage of a Moroccan boy begging for mercy as a security guard bangs his head against a brick floor has shocked Sweden as the country grapples with a record influx of child refugees.

Twelve migrants missing after boat sinks off Turkey: Report

The Turkish coastguard was on Saturday searching for 12 illegal migrants missing after their boat sank off the Turkish Mediterranean town of Marmaris, the Dogan news agency reported.

'Immigrant' row: Asom Gana Parishad protests against BJP

The Asom Gana Parishad staged a protest against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) here on Thursday for referring to people hailing from the north-east as 'immigrants' in its vision document for the Delhi Assembly polls.

Indian among undocumented students invited by Obama to White House

US President Barack Obama has invited an Indian along with five other undocumented students at the White House to hear directly from the young people whose lives have been positively affected by the US immigration policies.

Tripura CM flays BJP remark on 'immigrants'

Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Wednesday attacked the BJP for describing people from the northeast living in Delhi as "immigrants" -- a folly the BJP later rectified.

Right-wing firebrand shakes up cosy Swiss politics

As a child growing up near the Swiss border with Germany in the early 1940s, Christoph Blocher remembers soldiers camping out in his family`s garden, ready to defend the neutral nation against a surprise attack from the Nazis.

Australia`s detention of asylum-seekers at sea ruled legal

 Australia`s detention of 157 asylum-seekers at sea for weeks in June was legal, the nation`s High Court found Wednesday in a win for the government`s hardline immigration stance.

Immigrants `make up third` of Swiss population

 First and second generation immigrants now make up more than a third of Switzerland`s inhabitants over the age of 15, a significant increase in the past decade, statistics showed Thursday.

German anti-Islam PEGIDA cancels rally over 'IS death threat'

Germany`s anti-Islamic PEGIDA movement said it has cancelled a planned march on Monday, citing a death threat against organisers from the Islamic State jihadist group.

Sweet talk at US Republican retreat, but divisions persist

US House and Senate Republicans huddled Thursday in the famed chocolate town of Hershey, hoping some of the destination`s sweetness rubs off as they struggle to smooth out divisions on vexing issues like immigration.

Barack Obama names two Indian-Americans to key posts

US President Barack Obama has nominated two Indian-Americans to key posts of chairman of the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) and member of the Board of Directors of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation.