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In a historic first, Rio 2016 fields Refugee Olympic Team

"By welcoming the team of Refugee Olympic Athletes to the Olympic Games Rio 2016, we want to send a message of hope for all refugees in our world," said International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach.


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French Communists convene international peace conference in Paris

More than a hundred delegates from organizations around the globe gathered here June 1 for the International Conference for World Peace and Progress.

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Who is to blame for Europe’s refugee “problem”?

Europe today, though not dead, is in deep disarray, heart-rendingly for very many and menacingly for the world.

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Right and left in German state elections

The vicious slogans of the AfD and its fascist accompanists as well as to the guilty leaders of the old parties are still steering Germany into ever more dangerous waters.

 

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In Germany, too, the right wing scapegoats immigrants

"Shoot them down!" - That's one answer to the problem of refugees and immigrants flooding into Germany, clearer even than any Trump-wall.

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Ultra-right makes worrisome advances in French regional elections

In France, as in other European countries, the most common interpretation of the right's surge is hostility toward immigrants, refugees and foreigners in general.

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Cocoon: The story of Dominga

Nothing that happened from now on would destroy Dominga. She had flown with no wings, powered by a blessed cocoon.

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Wars and armament sales behind world's refugee crisis

Syrians, Iraqis, Afghans and other refuge-seekers are caught in a series of mouse-traps.

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Bolivarian Latin America promises help in worldwide refugee crisis

As the Rohingyas have fled Burma in often unseaworthy boats, they have found themselves barred from landing in other countries.

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UN to EU: Take bold steps to rescue refugees

Senior UN officials demand that EU leaders create sufficient channels for safe and regular migration.

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