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CANBERRA, Australia | Independent says Australian gov’t lost on its refugee stance

CANBERRA, Australia— A newly elected independent lawmaker said on Monday a tough policy toward asylum seekers was a major reason Australia’s conservative government lost its parliamentary majority. Kerryn Phelps on Monday was declared the winner of an Oct. 20 by-election forced when former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull quit parliament after his conservative coalition turned against … Continue reading CANBERRA, Australia | Independent says Australian gov’t lost on its refugee stance

BELGRADE, Serbia | Serbia abolishes visa-free travel with Iran over EU pressure

BELGRADE, Serbia — Serbia has abolished vise-free travel with Iran apparently in response to European Union pressure after the system was abused by migrants trying to reach the bloc. More than 15,000 Iranians have visited Serbia since visas were abolished last August. Many have moved on toward Western Europe rather than return home. Local media … Continue reading BELGRADE, Serbia | Serbia abolishes visa-free travel with Iran over EU pressure

MILAN | The Latest: Germany seeks migrant deals with Greece, Italy

MILAN  — The Latest on the influx of migrants into Europe (all times local): 3:05 p.m. German Chancellor Angela Merkel says talks with Greece on its taking back migrants who previously sought asylum there are well-advanced but similar negotiations with Italy have some way to go. Germany last week reached an agreement with Spain for … Continue reading MILAN | The Latest: Germany seeks migrant deals with Greece, Italy