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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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At least 44 migrants dead as boats sink on way to Greece

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MIGRATION. Macedonian police officer checks the paper of the refugees who cross the border between Greece and Macedonia. Thousands of migrants continue to cross the border and pass through Macedonia on their way to the European Union countries. EPA/GEORGI LICOVSKI
The Greek coastguard says they had rescued 74 people after two boats ran into trouble off the Greek Aegean islands of Farmakonisi and Kalolimnos

ATHENS, Greece (Jan. 22, 2016) — At least 44 people including 20 children have died after their boats sank on their way from Turkey to Greece on Friday, January 22, with dozens of other migrants reported missing, coastguard officials in Greece and Turkey said.

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