Spain, Morocco seek reset of testy relationship at Rabat summit

Spain, Morocco hold first summit in eight years Relations long strained by illegal migration issue Expected to sign up to 20 accords on trade, investment RABAT, Feb 2 (Reuters) – Spain and Morocco have agreed to set aside their differences, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Thursday, as they seek to repair a relationship … Read more

US plans to expand border expulsions for Cubans, Nicaraguans and Haitians

WASHINGTON, Dec 28 (Reuters) – The Biden administration is planning to use pandemic-era restrictions to expel many Cuban, Nicaraguan and Haitian migrants caught at the southwest border back to Mexico, while simultaneously allowing some to enter the United States by air on humanitarian grounds grounds, according to three US officials familiar with the matter. This … Read more

‘Enough is enough’: UK PM announces crackdown on illegal immigration

UK has five-point plan to tackle Channel migrants PM is under pressure to deal with crossings Government announces deportation deal with Albania LONDON, Dec 13 (Reuters) – Britain on Tuesday said it planned to bring in new legislation to prevent migrants who cross the English Channel from remaining in the country, as the government tries … Read more

Hungary vetoes EU aid for Ukraine, bloc delays decision on funds for Budapest

Hungary against 18 bln euro EU loan to Kyiv, OECD minimum tax Other 26 EU countries finance Ukraine in a different way Ministers delay decision on funds worth nearly 9% of Hungary’s GDP BRUSSELS, Dec 6 (Reuters) – Hungary vetoed an 18 billion euro ($19 bln) loan to Ukraine from the European Union on Tuesday … Read more

EU poised to unblock billions in funds for Hungary -sources

Funds worth 10% of Hungary’s 2022 GDP estimate at stake Orban seeks deal with EU as Hungarian economy in trouble Funds blocked over democracy deficits in Hungary EU executive expected to make next decision on Nov. 29 BRUSSELS, Nov 17 (Reuters) – The European Union’s executive is on track to unblock billions of euros in … Read more

From Russia with cash: Georgia booms as Russians flee Putin’s war

At least 112,000 Russians moved to neighboring Georgia Georgia set to be one of the fastest-growing economies Some locals being priced out of housing, education Economy could face hard landing if newcomers leave TBILISI, Nov 5 (Reuters) – As war chokes Europe, a small nation wedged beneath Russia is enjoying an unexpected economic boom. Georgia … Read more

Explainer: Why Venezuela’s refugee exodus to the US has been accelerating

Oct 18 (Reuters) – US and Mexican authorities recently announced a new policy that would expel Venezuelans entering the US land border back to Mexico, but allow up to 24,000 people from the country to apply for humanitarian entry into the United States by air. As a result of the new policy, thousands of Venezuelans … Read more

Factbox: Where have Russians been fleeing to since mobilization began?

BERLIN, Oct 6 (Reuters) – Russians have piled across the border to neighboring states since President Vladimir Putin announced a partial mobilization on Sept. 21 for the war in Ukraine. Here is a guide on how many people have crossed and how countries are reacting: HOW MANY HAVE FLED RUSSIA SINCE MOBILISATION WAS ANNOUNCED? Getting … Read more

Border fear, and then relief, for men fleeing Russia

ALMATY, Oct 5 (Reuters) – For the men leaving Russia after vast journeys across the world’s biggest country, there is now often a final ordeal: visceral fear at the border followed by a rush of relief for those who reach the other side. Hundreds of thousands of men have left Russia since President Vladimir Putin … Read more

Russian men take the long road out to escape mobilization

LONDON, Oct 4 (Reuters) – As soon as Vladimir Putin announced his military call-up for the faltering war in Ukraine, Timofey and Andrey, two brothers from Moscow, tried to book flights out of the country. But by the time they had logged on, prices had already shot up so fast that they couldn’t afford the … Read more