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Every 2 US migrants bring 7 relatives study shows

For every two new immigrants entering the United States, at least seven foreign relatives are allowed into the country too, resulting in a ballooning family immigration figure.

Catalans flood Brussels to demand EU impartiality

Thousands of Catalans and other pro-independence supporters rallied in Brussels to vent their anger at what they see as the EU’s failure to intervene on their side during October’s controversial referendum.

Geert Wilders: ‘Russia has a point about NATO advancing’

Geert Wilders, the PVV leader and anti-Islam campaigner has told Dutch weekly, Elsevier magazine that he planned to visit Russia next year.

Bavaria changes legal designation of asylum centres to ‘dangerous’

The Bavarian government has now classified all asylum centres as "dangerous" by law, meaning that such centres can legally be searched at any time without a warrant.

Russian Foreign Minister to meet US counterpart over pressure on journalists

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will hold a meeting in Vienna on December 7 to discuss the pressure that US security services have been exerting on Russian journalists.

Italian headteacher hides Christian symbols in school toilets

An Italian headteacher’s decision to stop saying Christian prayers and removing Catholic statues at a school in Sicily, has sparked outrage.

Christmas mass cancelled in Italian city because of migrant violence

A rise in migrant crime has shut down Christmas in an Italian city. Bari, a city located on the south eastern coast of Italy facing the Adriatic see and opposite Dubrovnik in Croatia, is struggling with violent migrant gangs.

Africans riot in Paris after death of black drug dealer

A demonstration by Africans was held over the weekend in front of the North station in Paris against "police violence", after a black drug dealer died.

German intel chief warns of potential terror threat

A threat posed by wives, children of German jihadis, is real Germany's intelligence chief has warned. The wives and children of German ISIS fighters could pose a risk when they return home.

Insurance at German Christmas markets soar as Potsdam discovers nail bomb

The insurance on German Christmas markets is becoming expensive, after a suspicious package filled with wires and nails was delivered to an address right next to a Christmas market in Potsdam on Friday.