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Social media campaign for asylum seekers draws angry trolls

The Norwegian authorities launched a risky campaign to slow the number of asylum seekers in 2015. The campaign reached more than 11 million people.

Trump’s travel ban triggers reaction from scientists

Scientists around the world are stepping up to help their colleagues affected by the US travel ban from seven Muslim majority countries.

"Au pairs are underpaid maids”

Norwegian authorities describe the au pair scheme as cultural exchange. In reality, au pairs are professional housemaids with a salary as low as 69 Norwegian kroner an hour, according to researcher.

Non-citizens punished by deportation

Norwegian police use deportation and punishment interchangeably to avoid spending resources on foreigners in prisons

Russian right-wing extremists responsible for strikingly high level of violence

While extremism is on the decline in Western Europe, it is on the increase in Russia, where right-wingers have killed at least 600 people since 2004.

More extreme right violence in Sweden and Finland

Right-wing extremist groups are mobilising in many parts of Europe. In the Nordic countries, the upswing in Sweden and Finland is particularly worrisome.

Swedes’ views on immigration get more polarised

Swedes have become generally more positive toward immigration, but a small xenophobic minority might be making a little headway.