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B. 2018-03-31 French armed officers spark Italy migrant row Turin
C. 2017-07-01 Italy threatens to close ports as ministers meet Italy
D. 2017-04-10 Huge fire guts Grande-Synthe Dunkirk camp Grande-Synthe, Dunkirk, France
2016-10-26 Jungle camp cleared Calais, France
F. 2016-03-30 Paris attacks: Hollande drops plans to strip nationality Paris
G. 2016-02-29 EU migrant crisis: Calais 'Jungle' clearance work due to resume Calais, France
H. 2016-01-23 Jews leave France in record numbers France
I. 2015-11-15 Passport linked to terrorist complicates Syrian refugee crisis Paris

  Italy threatens to close ports as ministers meet  The interior ministers of Germany, France and Italy are due to meet for crisis talks in Paris amid a warning from Italy   Huge fire guts Grande-Synthe Dunkirk camp Map of Grande-Synthe Dunkirk France  A camp housing 1,500 migrants in northern France has been destroyed in a fire that officials said began during a fight between Afghans and Kurds   Jungle camp cleared Map of Calais France
French armed officers spark Italy migrant row

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  Turin: Armed French customs officers have provoked widespread anger by entering a migrant clinic at a railway station over the border in Italy

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  Several hundred migrants remain inside the 'Jungle' camp in Calais despite French officials claiming the camp is now empty

  Demolition teams are due to return to the French port of Calais to dismantle more makeshift shelters in the migrant camp known as the 'Jungle'
Jan.23   Jews leave France in record numbers  Nearly 8,000 French Jews moved to Israel in the year following the Charlie Hebdo attack, according to the Jewish Agency

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Nov.16   Paris attacks: US states halt taking Syrian refugees   USA: More than a dozen US states say Syrian refugees are no longer welcome due to security fears after the Paris attacks Nov.15   Passport linked to terrorist complicates Syrian refugee crisis  Paris: At least one of the Paris terrorists who killed more than 120 people on Friday entered Europe embedded in the current wave of Syrian war ref... Aug.15   Calais migrant crisis: Breaches of Eurotunnel 'down'   The number of migrants trying to get into the Eurotunnel terminal has fallen to 150 a night, down from a high of 2,000 at the end of last mo... Aug.1   Calais migrant crisis: UK and France urge EU action
Map of Calais France  Home Secretary Theresa May and her French counterpart Bernard Cazeneuve said the situation was a 'global migration crisis'

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Sep.20 UK and France agree Calais measures   The UK government has pledged £12m to help France tackle the problem of illegal immigrants trying to enter Britain through Calais May.28 French police in standoff with migrants at Calais camps   Police in northern France moved in Wednesday on makeshift migrant camps near the port, prompting a standoff with the defiant residents

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Oct.19 Roma girl 'can return to France'
  Paris: Hollande has said Leonarda Dibrani, 15, who was removed from her school bus and deported can return to finish her studies, but that her family cannot Jan.5   Depardieu in Russia to get new citizenship   Sochi: French actor Gerard Depardieu has arrived in Russia, where he has been granted citizenship and a private meeting with President Vladimir Put... Jan.4 Bardot 'to seek Russia passport'   Former French film star Brigitte Bardot has threatened to apply for Russian citizenship unless France stops 2 sick zoo elephants from being put... Jan.3   Depardieu 'now a Russian citizen'
  Moscow: French actor Gerard Depardieu has obtained Russian citizenship, according to a brief statement posted on the Kremlin website

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Aug.29   Famed writer blames massacre on immigration  French essayist Richard Millet blames multiculturalism for Breivik’s killing spree Jul.17 Bo Xilai Frenchman 'leaves Cambodia'
Mar.6 France 'has too many foreigners'. Paris

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Apr.25 France, Italy seek to defuse migration row

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Sep.29 France gets warning on Roma deportation
Aug.18 France to begin Roma deportations
  France is to begin deporting Gypsies back to Romania, as part of a crackdown on illegal camps in the country

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Sep.21 Calais migrant eviction under way
Map of Calais France  Hundreds of police have begun an operation to dismantle a makeshift camp set up by migrants near the port

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Jun.28 Iran exiles back armed opposition
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May.17 MPs back French immigration bill  Paris: The parliament has given backing to a bill that will make it more difficult for the unskilled to settle in France

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Nov.13 Asylum church standoff ends   Dozens of refugees holed up in a church in the Channel port of Calais have been evicted by police

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Aug.30 Refugees attempt Channel walk  44 asylum seekers walked 7 miles along the Channel Tunnel. They were escorted back to France

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