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Green praises gateway refugees' contribution to life in UK

Immigration minister Damian Green has met some of the world’s most vulnerable refugees, who are now building new lives in the UK.

The refugees spoke to him about their experiences ahead of Refugee Week.

Mr. Green travelled to a project in Sheffield to learn more about the lives of the more than 3,300 people safely settled across the country through the Gateway Protection Programme (GPP), since it began in 2002.
 

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Pasta is world’s favourite food – Global survey

Oxfam: Let’s act “quickly to fix things and make sure that everyone has enough to eat”

Pasta is the world’s favourite food, narrowly beating meat or rice dishes and pizza, a new global survey by Oxfam into the way the world eats today has revealed.

The results of the independent poll across 17 countries show the spread of Western diets across the world. Although national dishes are still popular – such as paella in Spain, schnitzel in Germany and biryani in India – pizza and pasta are now the favourite foods of many, with more than half of the countries (nine out of 17) listing one or both in their top three foods.
 

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UK Border Agency warns of visa scams

Do not to be taken in by scammers demanding cash in return for dealing with immigration cases, the UK Border Agency has warned.

The warning follows a report of an individual posing as a Border Agency officer and visiting a pensioner's home to ask for £1,350 to process his partner's visa.

The allegation is being investigated by the UK Border Agency security unit.
 

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Maroni hints at eliminating Decreto flussi

All immigrants with jobs should come in

Home Affairs Minister Roberto Maroni has suggested doing away with Decreto flussi (Quota Agreement) and opening Italy’s borders to all immigrants with work contracts.

Decreto flussi is a document the Government publishes establishing the number of foreign workers who can be allowed to come to work in Italy.

Mr. Maroni, however, emphasized that it was important to link the immigrant’s entry to a work contract, saying that it is the right way of controlling entries.
 

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"Psychological violence underpins violence within the couple"

"Psychological violence underpins violence within the couple, and must be regarded as the psychological equivalent of murder,” Lawyer Yael Mellul has said.

No woman would accept physical violence “Unless she has been psychologically prepared to submit,” Mellul told a hearing on psychological violence held by the PACE Equal Opportunities Committee. “It is an irreversible result of such psychological preparation and pressure, such verbal violence, creating a situation of domination, that a human being is first morally destroyed, then subjected to physical violence."
 

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