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MAY 09, 2016 - San Francisco Chronicle

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The Latest: Migrant killed in hit-and-run in Calais

French officials say a migrant from Pakistan has been killed in a hit-and-run accident on a road leading to the port in Calais, the fourth migrant death in the area this year. The Pas de Calais Prefecture, the state authority in the northern France region, said the 24-year-old migrant was killed early Monday. Migrants living in a nearby makeshift camp ...

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MAY 09, 2016 - San Francisco Chronicle

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The Latest: Finland breaks up migrant smuggling ring

A Finnish border official says authorities have broken up a ring of international human traffickers who allegedly smuggled migrants into the country at two Arctic border crossings with Russia. Germany's Interior Ministry says the country continues to see high numbers of asylum applications as migrants who arrived last year are processed, but the numbers of new arrivals are down significantly. ...

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MAY 09, 2016 - San Francisco Chronicle

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South Africa sees positive signs in struggling economy

Assessments by Moody's Investors Service and the International Monetary Fund show the South African economy "is on the right track and that our turning point is near," said Jeff Radebe, the planning minister and government spokesman. "Risks to this outlook are tilted to the downside and include further shocks from China, heightened global financial volatility, and sovereign debt credit rating ...

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MAY 09, 2016 - San Francisco Chronicle

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South Africa sees positive signs in its struggling economy

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The South African government says the country's struggling economy, one of Africa's biggest, is poised for a turnaround after years of slow growth, even though severe challenges remain. Jeff Radebe, South Africa's planning minister, said Monday that assessments by Moody's Investors Service and the International Monetary Fund show that the South African economy "is on the right ...

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MAY 09, 2016 - San Francisco Chronicle

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The Latest: Small hike in asylum bids in Germany since March

Germany's Interior Ministry says the country continues to see high numbers of asylum applications as migrants who arrived last year are processed, but the numbers of new arrivals are down significantly. Slovak officials say customs officers have opened fire at a car carrying migrants, injuring a woman. Patricia Macikova, a spokeswoman for the Slovak Financial Administration, says the officials wanted ...

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