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Voters decide whether foreign criminals should be expelled

In Switzerland, voters are to decide whether foreigners convicted of certain crimes should be deported once they complete their sentence. The conservative Swiss People's Party has been leading a heated campaign to throw out the "black sheep". The current law allows for criminals to be deported from Switzerland, but it is not always enforced. The campaign has provoked much debate, but the latest poll shows a slim majority of Swiss people in favour of changing the law.

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2016-12-02 Europe

Video: Far right at the gates of power in Austria

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2016-12-01 Middle East

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2016-11-30 France

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2016-11-29 Europe

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2016-11-28 Europe

Video: Detention centres for migrants slammed as 'Spanish Guantanamos'

In this edition we’re reporting on detention centres in Spain, where illegal immigrants are held while the authorities try to organise their deportation. Critics are calling the...

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