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UN Criticizes Austrian Law Aimed at Afghan Migrants

Austria's cabinet, facing record numbers of asylum requests this year, proposed a tough new bill on Tuesday to deter Afghans that the United Nations refugee agency criticized as likely to increase the migrants' suffering. The move follows the German interior minister's call for Afghans, who make up a large proportion of the hundreds of thousands of migrants seeking refuge in Europe, to stay in their home country. Austria's new law would force most Afghans to wait for...

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