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Polish family emigrate to Plymouth after seeing images on Google Street View

Polish family emigrate to Plymouth after seeing images on Google Street View
A Polish family has relocated to Plymouth after being impressed with the pictures they saw on Google Street View. Piotr Ladan and his family were preparing to move to the UK but were unsure of the exact location until they used Google’s images to choose a city. The family viewed pictures of Plymouth’s Armada Way and The Hoe - as well...

Europeans emigrating to Latin America for work

Posted on July 24, 2015 in
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Europeans emigrating to Latin America for work
With high unemployment rates across parts of Europe, particularly Spain, many Europeans are moving to Latin America in search of work. A report by the International Organization for Migration and the European Union in May showed that in 2010 more Europeans emigrated to Latin American countries than the reverse; this was the first time this...

Mexican emigration to US drops dramatically

Posted on July 23, 2015 in
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Mexican emigration to US drops dramatically
The number of Mexicans emigrating to the US has fallen sharply in recent years, according to recent research. Demographers from the University of New Hampshire and the University of Texas San Antonio say there was a peak in immigrants arriving from Mexico in 2003, and that it has dropped by more than 50 per cent since. Some 819,000...

Turkey: More than 18,500 migrants rescued from Aegean Sea

Posted on July 22, 2015 in
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Turkey: More than 18,500 migrants rescued from Aegean Sea
As the illegal migrant crisis in Europe continues to worsen, new figures have shown that 18,598 migrants have been rescued by the Turkish Coast Guard Command in the Aegean Sea since the start of the year. The migrants, who were trying to reach Turkey before making their way to other European destinations, were rescued in a total of 585...

Egypt deports dozens of Sudanese over attempted illegal immigration

Egypt deports dozens of Sudanese over attempted illegal immigration
Thirty-six Sudanese migrants have been deported from Egypt for their attempted illegal immigration to Italy. The migrants were apprehended in a fishing vessel at a beach in the northern Egyptian governorate of Kafr el-Sheikh. There were also dozens of other Egyptian migrants that were making the journey in the same boat. After the...

80% of overseas pension transfer requests fraudulent

Posted on July 15, 2015 in
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80% of overseas pension transfer requests fraudulent
Around 80 per cent of overseas pension transfer requests are fraudulent, according to new research from Aegon. The company has prevented roughly 80 per cent of transfers to Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Schemes (QOPS) this year to date, after customers had unknowingly authorised them without realising they were fraudulent. QOPS...

Freddie Starr to emigrate to Spain

Posted on July 13, 2015 in
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Freddie Starr to emigrate to Spain
British comedian Freddie Starr is reportedly set to move to Spain after losing his libel case against a woman who alleges he groped her when she was a child. The 72-year-old, who suffers from a debilitating lung disease and requires a carer and a wheelchair, feels he needs a fresh start and that quitting the UK is the best option for him....

Immigrant dies attempting to jump onto moving train in Calais

Immigrant dies attempting to jump onto moving train in Calais
A migrant died while trying to get onto a moving train in the northern French port of Calais on Tuesday, announced Eurotunnel officials. The migrant’s name, nationality and sex have yet to be disclosed, but the person is now the second in two weeks to die while trying to board a train in similar circumstances in desperate efforts to...

Mediterranean crisis: 500 migrants rescued off Libya

Posted on July 10, 2015 in
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Mediterranean crisis: 500 migrants rescued off Libya
Twelve migrants died and around 500 were rescued off the coast of Libya on Thursday when their rubber dinghy sank, reported the Italian Coast Guard. Officials on the Coast Guard vessel Dattilo recovered bodies from the sea around 40 miles from Libya. They were able to rescue a further 106 people that had been on the same overcrowded...

Wealthy South Africans looking towards Malta

Posted on July 8, 2015 in
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Wealthy South Africans looking towards Malta
About 700 South Africans have applied for a ‘cash-for-passport’ initiative in Malta that has been described as one of citizenship planning group Henley & Partners’ most popular schemes. The agency’s vice-chairman Andrew Taylor admitted that although the Malta package was more expensive than ones offered in Antigua and Barbuda,...

EU: IS fighters on migrant boats

Posted on July 7, 2015 in
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EU: IS fighters on migrant boats
Smugglers’ boats transporting migrants across the Mediterranean Sea to Europe are also carrying Islamic State members, according to the top prosecutor at the European Union. The EU’s judicial cooperation agency Eurojust chief Michele Coninsx revealed that she was told of IS fighters travelling to Europe in such a way when working on...

EU migrants in UK outstrip number from Caribbean

Posted on July 6, 2015 in
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EU migrants in UK outstrip number from Caribbean
There are now more migrants hailing from the EU in the UK than there are from the Caribbean, according to the latest figures. Some of the traditional communities from other countries residing in Britain have been overtaken by the large number of migrants from the continents, revealed the Office of National Statistics (ONS). One of the...

Austria and Hungary at loggerheads over migrants

Posted on June 24, 2015 in
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Austria and Hungary at loggerheads over migrants
Austria has threatened to reinstate border controls with Hungary after Budapest refused to accept asylum seekers from other EU states. The neighbours’ diplomatic row has further intensified what was already a fragile relationship over how to handle the ongoing flow of migrants into the EU and how they should be shared out. A number of...

Mediterranean migrant crisis: EU to launch new quarantine system

Mediterranean migrant crisis: EU to launch new quarantine system
The EU is to establish a new way to quarantine migrants in Greece and Italy to enable speedier registration, fingerprinting and expulsion, as well as detention of up to 18 months should individuals be considered illegal migrants who have made their way over the Mediterranean from Libya. Leaders met at a summit on the Mediterranean refugee...

Europe spends billions deporting migrants

Posted on June 22, 2015 in
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Europe spends billions deporting migrants
European nations have spent around 11.3 billion euros deporting illegal migrants in the past 15 years and a further 1.6 billion euros protecting their borders, according to a study by journalists. The research was published at a time when the European Union is getting ready to up its efforts against illegal migration, while also urging...

Lorry migrants in UK passed onto immigration officials

Posted on June 20, 2015 in
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Lorry migrants in UK passed onto immigration officials
Twenty-six suspected illegal immigrants discovered in a lorry container in the UK have been handed over to immigration officials by police. Officers waved the vehicle down on the A1 in Cambridgeshire between Stamford and Whiting on Monday, and discovered 26 men and boys cramped into the container when carrying out a search. The people...

More South Africans looking to emigrate

Posted on June 19, 2015 in
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More South Africans looking to emigrate
There has been a rise in the number of South Africans applying for citizenship or residence overseas, according to emigration specialists. A recent report revealed that South African citizens are currently allowed to enter 97 countries around the world without having to apply for a visa beforehand. Some of these nations allow the more...

Spain among Europe’s cheapest countries for expats

Posted on June 19, 2015 in
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Spain among Europe’s cheapest countries for expats
Expats looking for a cheap cost of looking should head for Spain, after the country was named as one of the cheapest places for foreigners to live in the EU. The latest global rankings from international consulting company Mercer showed that expat workers in the Iberian country’s two largest cities, Madrid and Barcelona, have enjoyed a...

Rolf Harris wants to emigrate to Australia upon prison release

Rolf Harris wants to emigrate to Australia upon prison release
Convicted paedophile Rolf Harris wants to return to his native Australia after he has been released from prison. The former TV entertainer, 85, is likely to be freed next year and, according to sources, wants to emigrate back to his homeland. He has reportedly told family and friends of his intentions to quit Britain, where he first moved...

One in four young Egyptian males want to quit country

Posted on June 12, 2015 in
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One in four young Egyptian males want to quit country
More than a quarter of Egyptian males between the ages of 15 and 29 want to emigrate, according to a survey carried out last year and published on Tuesday. Some 25.8 per cent of respondents said that they would like to leave their homeland and seek opportunities elsewhere, compared to just 7.8 per cent of females, revealed the survey,...