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Hungarians set to reject migrant quotas in boon for PM Orban

BUDAPEST: An overwhelming majority of Hungarians are expected to reject the European Union’s migrant quotas in a referendum on Sunday, which should boost Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s standing at home and embolden him in his battles with Brussels. Orban, who has been in power since 2010, is among the toughest opponents of immigration in the… Read More »

More than 130 bodies recovered from migrant boat capsize off Egypt

CAIRO: At least 133 bodies had been recovered by Friday from a boat carrying hundreds of migrants that capsized off Egypt two days earlier, Egyptian officials said. The boat sank off Burg Rashed, a coastal village on the Nile Delta. Rescue workers and fishermen said they had rescued at least 169 people, but confusion remained… Read More »

Italy investigating possible Islamic State role in migrant flows

ROME: Italy is investigating whether Islamic State is involved in organising the passage of tens of thousands of migrants across the Mediterranean, its justice minister said on Wednesday. The Turkey to Greece migration route has been largely shut down since a repatriation deal was struck between the European Union and Ankara in March, but hundreds… Read More »

Hungary committed to hold planned migrant quota referendum

BUDAPEST: Hungary will go ahead with a planned referendum on future European Union quotas for resettling migrants, a Hungarian government spokesman said on Monday. “The government is determined, and has no reason not to hold (the vote),” spokesman Zoltan Kovacs told Reuters. “It has never been more relevant to ask what the people think.” Kovacs… Read More »