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Finland Narrows Asylum Criteria for Somalis

Improved security in large parts of Somalia means that Finland is likely to grant asylum to fewer Somalis arriving in the Nordic state, its immigration service said on Tuesday. About 24,000 of the more than 680,000 refugees and migrants to have streamed into the European Union from war-torn and deprived areas of the Middle East, Africa and Asia have entered Finland — and both it and the EU at large have struggled to cope. The Finnish Immigration Service said that given improved...

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