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Sweden likely to deport up to half of last year's asylum seekers

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Sweden is likely to deport up to half last year's record 163,000 asylum seekers either voluntarily or forcibly, presenting a major challenge to authorities, Interior Minister Anders Ygeman said on Thursday.

Sweden likely to deport up to half of last year's asylum seekers

By Reuters | 5 years ago

Germany took in 1.1 million asylum seekers in 2015

Germany took in 1.1 million asylum seekers in 2015

Germany took in almost 1.1 million asylum seekers this year, an all-time record and five times last year's total, a newspaper reported Wednesday citing unpublished official figures.

AFP | 5 years ago

Norway seeking to return some Syrian asylum seekers to Russia

Norway is seeking to return a growing number of Syrian asylum seekers arriving in the Arctic north back to Russia, government ministers said.

Reuters | 5 years ago

Pope 'moved to tears' by asylum seekers' plight

Pope Francis said Sunday the plight of asylum seekers hoping for a new life in Europe was enough to make him cry, condemning those who treat them "like merchandise".

AFP | 6 years ago

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