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Group Says China Fueling Global Illegal Timber Trade

Posted November 29th, 2012 at 8:55 am (UTC-5)
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A top environmental group says China is fueling the global illegal timber trade as it tries to power its rapidly growing economy. A report by the London-based Environmental Investigation Agency said China’s “insatiable appetite for raw material” is also “effectively exporting deforestation around the world.” It said China, the world’s second largest economy, is the […]

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US Starts Deportation Reprieve for Young Illegal Immigrants

Posted August 14th, 2012 at 1:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States is starting this week to take applications from young illegal immigrants who want to stay in the country for the next two years, to work and go to school without the threat of deportation. President Barack Obama eased the country’s immigration laws two months ago. Beginning Wednesday, 800,000 or more young people […]

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Austrian Police Detain Dozens of Illegal Immigrants

Posted August 31st, 2011 at 2:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Police in Austria have detained more than 50 illegal immigrants in two separate operations. During a routine border check, police stopped a small cargo van stuffed with 18 people, including an infant, as the vehicle attempted to cross into Austria from Hungary. The police arrested the Hungarian driver after finding Kurdish refugees from Turkey and […]

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