EU warns Hungary to change migrant policy as Frontex departs

first_imgBRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s top migration official is appealing to Hungary to change tack on asylum policy and respect migrant rights. Home Affairs Commissioner Ylva Johansson’s call came after the EU’s border agency took the unprecedented step of suspending its operations in Hungary. Johansson said Thursday that “the right to apply for asylum is a fundamental human right.” She says she expects “Hungary to change their policy and to let people to apply for asylum on their territory.” Frontex says it’s halting work in Hungary until the nationalist government brings its laws into line with a top EU court ruling that Budapest is denying migrants the right to apply for asylum and unlawfully detaining them in “transit zones.”last_img read more

Prince Harry accepts apology, damages in UK libel suit

first_imgLONDON (AP) — Prince Harry has accepted an apology and damages from the publisher of British tabloid The Mail on Sunday and its online version, MailOnline, in a libel lawsuit relating to articles about his relationship with the British armed forces. Harry sued Associated Newspapers for libel over two articles published in October which claimed he had snubbed the Royal Marines after stepping down as a senior royal. Harry has served for a decade in the British army, and his lawyers said the articles caused considerable damage to his reputation and credibility with veterans. His honorary military titles have been put on hold after he and his wife, Meghan, stepped down as working royals and moved to the U.S. in early 2019.last_img read more