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Syria refugees kept behind fences amid Jordan security fears

AZRAQ REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan (AP) – A barbed wire-topped fence encircles a section of this bleak U.N.-run camp, isolating thousands of recent arrivals – whom Jordan considers a potential security risk – from other Syrian refugees. This camp-within-a-camp, called “Village 5,” was set up in late March as part of …

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Greece: 3 injured in violence at migrant detention camp

ATHENS, Greece (AP) – Authorities in Greece say three migrants have been hospitalized with injuries after violence broke out overnight at a detention camp on the island of Lesbos. The clashes between migrant groups occurred early Thursday and also resulted in a fire that gutted a converted freight container used …

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French nuclear plants, trains on strike over labor bill

PARIS (AP) – Workers are on strike at most French nuclear plants and the national rail service to protest the proposed abolition of some labor protections. Members of the CGT union at 16 of France’s 19 nuclear plants, which provide the majority of the country’s electricity, voted for a one-day …

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