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February 20, 2001 | From Associated Press
The government will evaluate asylum requests on a case-by-case basis before deciding what to do with 910 Iraqi Kurds who entered France on a rusty freighter with the help of immigrant smugglers, officials said Monday. Prime Minister Lionel Jospin said that the refugees should be given a humanitarian welcome--but that the French response should discourage immigrant trafficking. "We must treat this . . .
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February 20, 2001 | From Associated Press
The government will evaluate asylum requests on a case-by-case basis before deciding what to do with 910 Iraqi Kurds who entered France on a rusty freighter with the help of immigrant smugglers, officials said Monday. Prime Minister Lionel Jospin said that the refugees should be given a humanitarian welcome--but that the French response should discourage immigrant trafficking. "We must treat this . . .
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June 26, 1994 | From Associated Press
The United Nations called off plans to move 600 refugees out of battered Kigali on Saturday after a newly struck truce between rebel and government forces collapsed within hours. France sent more troops in on the third day of its U.N.-authorized mission to stop the bloodshed, raising its total to about 1,000 soldiers.
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June 26, 1994 | From Associated Press
The United Nations called off plans to move 600 refugees out of battered Kigali on Saturday after a newly struck truce between rebel and government forces collapsed within hours. France sent more troops in on the third day of its U.N.-authorized mission to stop the bloodshed, raising its total to about 1,000 soldiers.
NEWS
January 4, 1988
Hunger-striking Iranian refugees in France neared what a physician called the dangerous four-week mark in their fast to demand the return of 14 expelled anti-Khomeini activists. The protesters, camped at the entrance of the U.N. Office of the High Commissioner for Refugees, began their 28th day without food, and an ambulance took away one of them, a young woman. That brought to 10 the number of strikers in Paris-area hospitals, a spokesman said.
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April 4, 1999
Humanitarian and military assistant to NATO effort in Yugoslavia as of the end of the week, as reported by NATO and the CIA. HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE Belgium Britain Items: Tents, blankets, funding Value*: $800,000 Beneficiary: Macedonia, Albania Canada Items: Funding, airlift assistance Value*: $8.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 12, 2000 | STEPHANIE STASSEL
A photo exhibit on Varian Fry, an American who saved 2,000 Jews from the Nazis, will open Monday at Valley Beth Shalom. The 20 photos, some 9 feet tall, depict Fry's work with the Emergency Rescue Committee, an underground organization that helped refugees escape France by crossing the Pyrenees Mountains into Spain. Among Fry's "clients" were painter Marc Chagall, novelist Franz Werfel and sculptor Jacques Lipchitz.
NEWS
December 5, 1987 | From Reuters
Former Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger faced a barrage of hostile Vietnamese interrogators on Friday when he returned to the building where, 15 years ago, he concluded a doomed peace treaty with North Vietnam. "Why did you desert us, what sort of a man are you?" asked one of dozens of refugees from what was formerly South Vietnam, America's ally against the North Vietnamese in the war.
BOOKS
April 3, 1988 | David Harrison, Harrison is the author of "The White Tribe of Africa: South Africa in Perspective" (University of California Press). and
This is an insider's story, full of insider's insights into 300 years of Afrikaner history. The bare bones are not unfamiliar--how the search for security and fulfillment of one group in South Africa has led to the domination of all the others. But into the tragedy of the development of apartheid, Marq de Villiers has woven the experience of eight generations of his own family. It's a device that gives his book a unique perspective.
NEWS
April 2, 2006 | Kana Inagaki, Associated Press Writer
Last year, Japan's contribution to the United Nations refugee agency was second only to the United States, underlining its years of support for people in need. Yet, although it has been quick to help refugees abroad, Japan has long taken a tough line on letting them come to its own shores. According to the Ministry of Justice, Japan granted refugee status to 46 people last year -- and that was up from 15 in 2004. Meanwhile, the U.S. took in 21,148 refugees and France accepted 15,866 in 2004.
NEWS
August 2, 1986 | WILLIAM TUOHY, Times Staff Writer
Each day, they arrive at East Berlin's Schoenefeld Airport: Palestinians, Iranians, Ghanaians, Tamils, Pakistanis, Bangladeshis, all seeking asylum. But not in East Germany. From the airport, they are put into buses or aboard elevated and subway trains for the journey to the Berlin Wall. There they are quickly waved through East German immigration and into West Berlin. These are the "asylum seekers," refugees from storm or strife seeking to build a new life somewhere in the West.
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May 14, 2000 | RUSSELL JACOBY, Russell Jacoby is the author of "The Last Intellectuals" and "The End of Utopia," among other books. He teaches in the history department at UCLA
"In a situation without escape, I have no other choice. . . . It is in a tiny village in the Pyrenees, where no one knows me, that my life must end." After penning this message, Walter Benjamin, often considered the greatest German critic of the 20th century, killed himself. The date was Sept. 26, 1940. When Paris fell to the Nazis, Benjamin had joined other leftist and Jewish refugees in France streaming south to Marseilles and Spain.
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