21st Mar 2018


Rwanda may resettle 30,000 migrants from Libya

Land-locked Rwanda on Thursday said it may take in some 30,000 migrants stuck in Libya. Rwanda's foreign affairs minister Louise Mushikiwabo told Rwandan media that talks are currently under way with the African Union Commission. "What I expect and know is that Rwandans will welcome these people," she said. A ministry website statement said "Rwanda may not be able to welcome everyone but our door is wide open."

Whistleblower fears for life as US arrest Malta bank chair

US authorities have arrested the chair of the Maltese-registered Pilatus Bank for tax evasion. The bank facilitated political corruption in Malta but its whistleblower is now facing jail in Malta and fears for her life.

US yet to push on Nord Stream 2 sanctions

Washington would still like to block a planned gas pipeline between Russia and Germany but is not yet considering hitting companies involved in the project.

EU mulls coercion to get refugee kids' fingerprints

EU policy and law makers are ironing out final details of a legislative reform on collecting the fingerprints of asylum seekers and refugees, known as Eurodac. The latest plan includes possibly using coercion against minors, which one MEP calls "violence".

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