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Published: Fri, 28 Jul 2017 03:02:25 -0400

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Canadian military after Trump announcement: We welcome transgender people

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 17:04:50 -0400

(image) After President Trump announced Wednesday that transgender people would be barred from serving in the military, the Canadian Armed Forces took a different tack. In an apparent jab at its southern neighbor, the Canadian military invited individuals “of all sexual orientations and gender identities” to join the ranks. Join us! #DiversityIsOurStrength #ForcesJobs,” a tweet sent from the official Canadian Armed Forces handle read.



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New Developments in Murder-at-sea Case

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0400

(image) A man has been taken into federal custody for allegedly killing his wife after other passengers heard screams coming from their room.



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Texas execution of murderer delayed as court hears appeal

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 19:37:08 -0400

(image) A planned execution in Texas on Thursday of a man convicted of murdering a woman in her San Antonio home in 2004 was delayed as the U.S. Supreme Court heard a last-minute appeal from lawyers for the death row inmate to spare his life. If the execution goes ahead, it would be the 543rd in Texas since the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976, the most of any state. Lawyers for Preyor launched the appeal at the court on Thursday, arguing that prior counsel was incompetent and included a lawyer who lost his license two decades earlier and another attorney with no death penalty experience who used Wikipedia to navigate the Texas death penalty system.



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Portugal battles raging wildfires

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 12:19:07 -0400

(image) More than ten villages in central Portugal have been evacuated as forest fires rage in the provinces of Castelo Branco and Santarem.  Almost 5,000 firefighters supported by water-dropping aircraft are deployed across central and northern areas of Portugal as the country continues its annual summertime battle against wildfires. “The intensity of the wind is diabolical,” said Jaime Marta Soares, saying new fires keep popping up away from the main fires. (Reuters)








Grandmother lays in pool of blood playing dead after being attacked night before her husband's funeral

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 10:26:00 -0400

(image) An Arizona community is reeling after a grandmother was beat up in her home by an unknown assailant, and forced to lay in her own blood for hours playing dead for fear that her attacker would return. Jesse Leetham said in a Facebook that his grandmother was attacked after 11 p.m. the night before her husband’s funeral, shortly after he left her home. The 82-year-old grandmother was washing dishes when she was assaulted, according to a press release from the Gila County Sheriff’s Office.



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Medical examiner: Judge in river died by suicide in drowning

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 18:55:36 -0400

(image) NEW YORK (AP) — A prominent judge found in the Hudson River died by suicide in a drowning, according to findings issued by the city's medical examiner on Wednesday.



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Putin says Russia will respond to 'insolence' of US sanctions

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 11:47:48 -0400

(image) Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that Moscow will ultimately have to respond to sanctions imposed by the United States that he condemned as insolent towards Russia. "We are behaving in a very restrained and patient way, but at some moment we will need to respond," Putin said at a news conference after talks with his Finnish counterpart Sauli Niinisto. "This practice is unacceptable -- it destroys internatioanl relations and international law," Putin said of sanctions.



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White House threatens to shut down briefing over questions on transgender policy shift

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 16:06:49 -0400

(image) WH press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders threatened to shut down Wednesday’s briefing after several reporters asked for details on President Trump’s new policy



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Popular Ride Shut Down After Deadly Fair Accident

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0400

(image) The Ohio State Fair reopened the day after the tragic accident took the life of an 18-year-old man who had just enlisted in the Marines; state fairs across the country shut down the same ride and others like it.



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Pakistani council orders "revenge rape" of 16-year-old girl

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 05:40:12 -0400

(image) By Asif Shahzad ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistani police have arrested 25 members of an informal village council accused of ordering the rape of a 16-year-old girl as revenge for her brother's alleged sexual assault of another girl. The Supreme Court also requested a report on the case, which echoed a notorious case from 2002 in which another teenager was gang-raped on a local council's order. "A total of 29 people were involved in this ghastly crime, and we have 25 of them in our custody," Multan City Police Officer Ahsan Younus told Reuters by telephone on Thursday.



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China's exiled tycoon Guo 'fabricated' corruption claims: Xinhua

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 01:58:40 -0400

(image) China's Xinhua news agency accused fugitive tycoon Guo Wengui of using "fabricated and distorted information to mislead the public", the latest salvo in a campaign to discredit the billionaire who has made accusations of Communist Party corruption. Central to Guo's claims over recent months has been that a man named Yao Qing used his status as a nephew of a senior Communist Party official to amass a business empire worth tens of billions of dollars. In an online video stream last month, Guo produced a corporate tree diagram which he said showed companies linked to Yao, including GI Technologies (Beijing) Co. Xinhua interviewed Yao, who is listed in corporate records as general manager of GI Technologies.



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Baby dies after days 'strapped in a car seat without food'

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 12:05:58 -0400

(image) Lovily K Johnson has been charged with felony murder and first-degree child abuse following the death of her son Noah Edward Johnson at their apartment in Wyoming, Michigan. Police said Johnson had arrived at the local hospital last week with Noah who was already “clearly deceased and had been for some time”.



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The Latest: Man slain at protest in western Venezuela

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 15:59:28 -0400

(image) CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The latest on Venezuela, where a two-day national strike has been called beginning Wednesday to protest President Nicolas Maduro's plans to rewrite the country's constitution (all times local):



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China is 'landlord' to Hong Kong says justice chief

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 06:23:09 -0400

(image) Controversy over a new cross-border rail link which will see mainland laws enforced in a Hong Kong train station escalated Thursday after the justice chief likened China to the city's "landlord". It comes at a time when fears are worsening that Hong Kong's freedoms are under threat from an increasingly assertive Beijing. The high-speed rail line between Hong Kong and the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou, 80 miles away, is due to open in 2018.



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Sens. McCain and Ernst, both veterans, oppose Trump’s ban on transgender military service

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 13:07:22 -0400

(image) Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, quickly announced their opposition Wednesday to President Trump’s Twitter announcement that the U.S. military would not “accept or allow” transgender military service members.



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Scientists in Oregon take first step towards ‘designer babies’ by editing human embryo DNA

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 13:03:43 -0400

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The topic of editing human DNA is one that has led to heated debate within the scientific, research, and medical communities for some time now. The technology exists, but what are the ethical and moral implications of meddling with the very fabric of what makes us who we are? Those questions have led scientists in the US to be hesitant to follow in the footsteps of their international colleagues who have been dabbling in DNA editing for several years — until now. First reported by MIT Technology Review, the first attempt at editing the genes of human embryos in the US has been carried out by researchers in Portland, Oregon. 

Pioneered by scientists elsewhere in the world, primarily in China, the gene editing technique known as CRISPR (short for "clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats"), a team led by Shoukhrat Mitalipov of the Oregon Health and Science University are the first known researchers to perform human embryo DNA modification in the United States.

The embryos, which were modified to test the feasibility of fixing known disease-causing genes, were terminated days after the experiment. The scientists had no plans to actually allow them to develop, but the work is a significant step forward for those who support continued development of CRISPR and the eventual implementation of the technique to correct flaws in embryos carried to full term.

Those who oppose the work worry that it could lead to an era of "designer babies," modified to fit a preconceived ideal, while supporters suggest it's a miraculous discovery that could one day eliminate many childhood and lifelong diseases.



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Ohio executes man after delays over lethal injection drugs

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 13:14:45 -0400

(image) Ronald Phillips was pronounced dead at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville at 10:43 a.m. EDT (1443 GMT), the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction said in a statement. The execution had been delayed multiple times as a court fight played out over the state's use of a drug mixture for lethal injections. The U.S. Supreme Court denied appeals from Phillips late on Tuesday.





Wasserman Schultz fires IT staffer following fraud arrest

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 09:25:27 -0400

(image) Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz has fired an information technology staffer following his arrest on a bank fraud charge at a Virginia airport where he was attempting to fly to Pakistan.



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Anthony Scaramucci threatens Reince Priebus over leaks and likens their relationship to Cain and Abel

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 12:06:00 -0400

(image) Anthony Scaramucci is publicly challenging White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus to come forward and deny he’s been leaking information to the press during the Trump presidency. During an appearance on CNN’s “New Day”, Donald Trump’s new director of communications all but blamed Mr Priebus for the damaging leaks that have plagued the President and painted a picture of a West Wing in near constant turmoil. The two men have had a fraught relationship since early in the Trump administration, when Mr Scaramucci was unable to get a White House job, reportedly because Mr Priebus had lobbied against his hiring.



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Officer dies after shot multiple times in Indianapolis

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 23:08:52 -0400

(image) INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A police officer died after being shot multiple times while responding to a traffic crash on the south side of Indianapolis, authorities said Thursday.








Transgender Navy SEAL to Trump: You’re taking liberty away from people who defend yours

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 16:05:34 -0400

(image) Transgender Navy SEAL Kristin Beck says that President Trump’s announcement barring transgender people from the military is robbing thousands of liberty.



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Modi boosts grip on power with alliance in scandal-hit India state

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 06:31:59 -0400

(image) A former arch-rival of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi aligned with the Hindu nationalist leader on Thursday to form a new government in Bihar, one of the country's most populous states. The outspoken Nitish Kumar took the oath as Bihar's chief minister just hours after standing down in protest at corruption allegations against his last coalition partner. The link up between Kumar's Janata Dal United party and the prime minister's right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) further tightens Modi's grip on power ahead of national elections in 2019.



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Who is serial killer Joanna Dennehy?

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 04:12:18 -0400

Psychopathic serial killer Joanna Dennehy is serving a whole life sentence for murdering three men before randomly selecting and attempting to kill two others. But who is she and how did the Home Counties schoolgirl become a cold-blooded killer? Who is Joanna Dennehy? Joanna Dennehy Credit: AP Photo/ Cambridgeshire Police Dennehy murdered Lukasz Slaboszewski, Kevin Lee and John Chapman in and around Peterborough over a 10-day period in March 2013.  Police launched a nationwide hunt to find her after the bodies were discovered in remote ditches in Cambridgeshire, but she went on to drive 140 miles to Hereford where she repeatedly stabbed two dog walkers entirely at random. Miraculously they survived. Born in 1982 in St Albans, Hertfordshire, she was raised in a four-bedroom house in the affluent commuter town of Harpenden, Hertfordshire. A regular fixture on the school hockey and netball teams, the mother-of-two doesn't fit the bill of an archetypal serial killer. However she has been diagnosed with several psychopathic and anti-social disorders, including borderline personality disorder. After her arrest she was also diagnosed with paraphilia sadomasochism, where sexual excitement is derived from pain and humiliation. With a history of low-level crime, she was continuously on the police's radar. However no one could have guessed she was to become one of Britain's most notorious killers. Who were her victims? Lukasz Slaboszewski Lukasz Slaboszewski Credit: SWNS.com Her first victim was Lukasz Slaboszewski, 31, a Polish national. Dennehy had met Slaboszewski just days before killing him, at a property in Orton Goldhay, Peterborough on or soon after March 19. He had told friends he had met an "English girlfriend" and it is thought he went to meet Dennehy expecting sex. After being coaxed to meet Dennehy by a series of text messages, the killer stabbed Slaboszewski in the heart before storing his body in a wheelie bin - at one point smirking as she showed the corpse to a teenage girl. John Chapman John Chapman Credit: SWNS.com Dennehy's second victim was John Chapman, who she killed on 29 March. The 56-year-old Falklands veteran lived at a bedsit in the same run-down property as her. High on drink and drugs, he was "at the mercy" of Dennehy as she stabbed him to death. After Dennehy killed him, jurors at Cambridge Crown Court heard that she contacted her accomplice, the 7ft 3in Gary Richards - also known as Gary Stretch - and told him: "Oops, I've done it again." With the help of Stretch and friend Leslie Layton, she then transported the bodies in a car registered in the false company name Undertakers and Sons, before burying them. Kevin Lee Kevin Lee Credit: Newsteam Later that day Dennehy murdered her third victim, her landlord and lover Kevin Lee, 48. Stabbed in the neck and chest, Lee's body - wearing a black sequin dress and arranged in a sexual pose - was discovered in a roadside ditch near Newborough on March 30. Four days later, a farmer found the corpses of Slaboszewski and Chapman in a remote dyke five miles away. Lee, a married father-of-two, apparently once likened the serial killer to "Uma Thurman from Kill Bill and the woman from the Terminator". During the trial, Mr Justice Spencer told Dennehy: &quo[...]


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Wildfires force French Riviera evacuations

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 11:34:18 -0400

(image) French authorities ordered the evacuation of up to 12,000 people around a picturesque hilltop town in the southern Côte d’Azur region as fires hopscotched around the Mediterranean coast for a third day Wednesday.





GE, Invenergy build wind farm in Oklahoma, biggest in the U.S.

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 18:59:52 -0400

(image) (Reuters) - Power development company Invenergy LLC and General Electric Co on Wednesday announced plans to build the largest wind farm in the United States in Oklahoma, part of a $4.5 billion project to provide electricity to 1.1 million utility customers in the region. The 2-gigawatt Wind Catcher wind farm is under construction in the Oklahoma panhandle and will come online in 2020. The facility will be linked to a 350-mile dedicated power line that will send the wind farm's electricity to Tulsa.





Woman vows to 'kill all Muslims' during supermarket car park dispute

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 11:31:00 -0400

(image) Amber Hensley shouted at Rowda Soyan, Sarah Hassan and Laleyla Hassan in the car park of a Walmart in Fargo, North Dakota, as she believed they had parked too close to her car. Ms Hassan recorded a video of Hensley delivering an angry tirade, which was sent to the police and circulated widely on social media. “Go home, go home,” Hensley was heard saying.



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Tesla Model 3 pre-order customers are still being left in the dark

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 18:48:32 -0400

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Tesla’s Model 3 is one of the most exciting cars coming to a street near you in the immediate future. How soon the Model 3 will actually hit roads is something Tesla is yet to explain, and it's not just you.

In fact, it turns out that Tesla has been rather quiet when it comes to sharing Model 3 launch information with the hundreds of thousands of reservation holders.

Almost 400,000 people paid $1,000 to pre-order a Model 3 last year, many of them committing their money without even seeing what’s supposed to be Tesla’s cheapest electric car to date.

But that doesn’t mean Tesla has been in contact with them ever since. After the initial email thanking buyers for their reservations, ticket holders received a package in the mail a few months later that contained a graphic of the Model 3 and an additional thank you note from Elon Musk.

That seems to be all the communication that took place between the company and Model 3 early buyers.

Many people are eager to find out when the Model 3 will come out, reports from Jalopnik and Bloomberg reveal.

Some are worried they won’t have time to make financing arrangements in time for the car’s launch. Others have given up on the Model 3 dream and canceled their reservation.

A Jalopnik reader who preordered the Model 3 on the first day of sales said a friend who works at Tesla told him last month he shouldn’t expect to receive the car for “at least another 1-1.5 years, minimum."

Tesla, meanwhile, should reveal more details about the Model 3 on Friday, during a special event.



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Japan opposition head quits as PM Abe suffers scandal

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 07:34:00 -0400

(image) TOKYO (AP) — The leader of Japan's main opposition party said Thursday she is stepping down, citing her failure to regain voter support despite a series of scandals buffeting the ruling party.



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Trump continues crusade against Sessions with a fresh line of attack

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 11:23:06 -0400

(image) President Trump continued his public campaign against his own attorney general, Jeff Sessions, on Wednesday, knocking his longtime ally for not replacing acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe. Trump, who fired James Comey as FBI director in May, also has the authority to replace McCabe. It’s unclear why Trump is singling out Sessions on the issue, other than to add pressure as he reportedly mulls firing him.



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Scaramucci calls in to CNN and compares relationship with Priebus to Cain and Abel

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 12:51:08 -0400

(image) New White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci called in to CNN’s “New Day” to explain a cryptic tweet that suggested he wants the FBI to investigate White House chief of staff Reince Priebus for leaking Scaramucci’s financial disclosure form. During the interview, he compared their relationship to that of Cain and Abel from the Book of Genesis, in which Cain murdered Abel and lied about it.



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Oxford University a 'school for stupid people', says Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 00:06:44 -0400

(image) The Philippines’ fiery President Rodrigo Duterte has lashed out at Oxford University as a “school for stupid people” after it published a study claiming he had paid for a cyber army to increase his popularity on social media. The study, “Troops, Trolls and Troublemakers: A Global Inventory of Organised Social Media Manipulation”, looked at the strategies used by political parties and candidates in 28 different countries to spread their party messaging and inflate social media engagement numbers. It claims that Duterte’s camp paid $200,000 (£150,000) in 2016, the year he was elected, for a social media campaign that used citizens and groups to promote and defend him online. Graduates pose for a photograph outside the Sheldonian Theatre after a graduation ceremony at Oxford University Credit: Reuters Duterte has admitted to paying people to defend him on social media but said this only happened during the campaign season, strongly denying it continued after he was elected. “Now I do not need it. I do not need to defend myself against attacks. I stated my piece during my inauguration and my campaign,” he said, according to local news outlet, Rappler. “Oxford University? That’s a school for stupid people.” Duterte, a former mayor from the southern city of Davao, won the 2016 election with a populist message that targeted drug trafficking. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte delivers his State of the Nation Address earlier this week  Credit: Barcroft Images His subsequent support of extra-judicial killings of suspected drug dealers and users has since been strongly criticised by human rights groups. The report documents how cyber troops have been used to silence political dissent online and on how trolling can lead to real-life threats and reputational damage. In the Philippines it asserts that “many of the so-called “keyboard trolls” hired to spread propaganda for presidential candidate Duterte during the election continue to spread and amplify messages in support of his policies now he’s in power." In quotes | Rodrigo Duterte, President of the Philippines  



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U.S. ecommerce, price hikes lift UPS profit but shares fall on outlook

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 12:07:56 -0400

(image) By Eric M. Johnson and Nick Carey SEATTLE/DETROIT (Reuters) - United Parcel Service Inc on Thursday reported a higher-than-expected quarterly net profit due to rising ecommerce deliveries but investors worried about the company's performance in the back-half of the year and shares fell 4 percent. The world's largest package delivery company said quarterly revenue at its core U.S. domestic package service rose 8 percent to $9.7 billion. Both UPS and its main rival, FedEx Corp, have spent billions of dollars in upgrading their networks to handle rapidly rising e-commerce package volumes, particularly in the weeks leading up to Christmas, leaving investors frustrated over the expense.



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British American Tobacco wins Brexit sales boost

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 09:15:56 -0400

(image) British American Tobacco, fresh from its takeover of US peer Reynolds, reported on Thursday sliding first-half net profits, but sales jumped on the back of the Brexit-hit pound. Profit after tax slid 15 percent to £2.3 billion ($3.0 billion, 2.6 billion euros) in the six months to June 30 from a year earlier, the maker of Lucky Strike cigarettes said in a results statement. BAT, whose cigarette brands include also Dunhill and Kent, added that sales leapt 15.7 percent to £7.71 billion in the reporting period.



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U.S. says progress with China on North Korea U.N. sanctions, true test is Russia

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 04:27:00 -0400

(image) By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States is making progress in talks with North Korean ally China on imposing new United Nations sanctions on Pyongyang over its latest missile test, but Russia's engagement will be the "true test," U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley said. The United States gave China a draft resolution nearly three weeks ago to impose stronger sanctions on North Korea over the July 4 missile launch.





Deadly accident at the Ohio State Fair

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 10:36:00 -0400

(image) The Ohio State Fair will open Thursday one day after a man was killed and seven other people were injured when a thrill ride broke apart, but the rides won’t be running until they all are deemed safe, officials state. Video captured by a bystander at the fair Wednesday evening shows the Fire Ball ride swinging back and forth like a pendulum and spinning in the air when it crashes into something and part of the ride flies off. Ohio State Medical Center said three of the injured were being treated there.








Now hiring at Amazon: Thousands of people in 1 day

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 16:40:54 -0400

(image) NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon plans to make thousands of job offers in just one day as it holds a giant job fair next week at nearly a dozen warehouses across the U.S.



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EU court rejects 'open-door' policy and upholds right of member states to deport refugees 

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 07:34:28 -0400

In a ruling which could have far-reaching consequences for how the European Union deals with migrants in future, the European Court of Justice on Wednesday upheld the right of member states to deport asylum-seekers to the first EU country they enter. The ruling amounted to an effective rejection of Angela Merkel’s controversial “open-door” refugee policy, which saw more than one million asylum-seekers flood into Germany. The court ruled that the EU’s Dublin regulations, under which refugees must seek asylum in the first member state they enter, still apply despite the unprecedented influx of 2015. In doing so, the court ignored the advice of Eleanor Sharpston, its British advocate-general, who warned that the system could leave border states “unable to cope”. The court ruled on the cases of two Afghan sisters and a Syrian man who entered the EU during the 2015 crisis. The Jafari sisters, Khadija and Zainab, entered the EU through Croatia after fleeing Afghanistan with their children. At the time, Mrs Merkel had opened Germany’s borders to migrants and Austria was operating a similar policy. Croatia allowed the sisters and their children to cross its territory in order to reach one of the two countries. Peter Foster talks about Merkel's migrant crisis one year on 01:52 They claimed asylum in Austria, but the Austrian government later reversed its position and returned the families to Croatia, ordering them to seek asylum there. The sisters challenged the decision, arguing they should be given asylum in Austria as they had been allowed to cross Croatia and had not entered its territory illegally. In a second case, an unnamed Syrian man challenged his deportation from Slovenia to Croatia under similar circumstances. The court rejected the challenges, ruling that the fact Croatia had allowed the migrants to cross its territory did not mean the Dublin rules had been waived. The ruling will be welcomed in central European countries like Austria and Slovenia, where there is considerable political resistance to letting in more migrants. But it will cause concern in the countries where most migrants first enter the EU, Italy and Greece, which complain the system leaves them to shoulder too much of the burden. FAQ | Dublin Regulation The court’s decision was unexpected, after the judges took the unusual step of ignoring the advice of the advocate-general. In a written opinion issued last month, Ms Sharpston warned that the Dublin system “was simply not designed to cover such exceptional circumstances”. “If border member states, such as Croatia, are deemed to be responsible for accepting and processing exceptionally high numbers of asylum-seekers, there is a real risk that they will simply be unable to cope with the situation,” she wrote. While the ruling will be seen a[...]


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