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Finland voices concern over US and Russian climate change doubters

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Arctic scientists have previously warned that the increasingly rapid melting of the ice cap could have catastrophic consequences around the world. Photograph: Wolfgang Kaehler/LightRocket via Getty

New chair of Arctic council calls for Paris treaty on global warming to be respected amid fears of commitment downgrade

May 11, 2017 — Finland, the new chair of the Arctic council, has appealed to climate change scientists to fight the threat of the US and Russia tearing up commitments to combat global warming. Continue reading Finland voices concern over US and Russian climate change doubters

Germany to tighten asylum rules as Sweden, Finland plan deportations

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TOUGHER AYSLUM POLICIES. A group of migrants from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, who declared that they will seek asylum in Germany or Austria, board the train to Croatia at the train station in the south Serbian city of Presevo, January 25, 2016. Photo by EPA
The cutoff on migrants from Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia follows a chorus of demands in recent weeks to step up expulsions after a rash of sex assaults in Cologne on New Year’s Eve blamed by police on North Africans

BERLIN, Germany (Jan. 30, 2016) — Germany moved Thursday, January 28 to toughen its asylum policies, as Finland and Sweden announced plans to deport tens of thousands of people in a bid to contain the migrant crisis.

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