Tag: Smugglers

  • Britain’s Asylum Policy Is a Gift to Smugglers

    Britain’s Asylum Policy Is a Gift to Smugglers

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    U.K. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak‘s government is frequently on the verge of collapse over a doomed quest to subcontract their asylum system to the government of Rwanda. The U.K. has signed a deal with the east African state to receive its unwanted migrants on a one-way ticket, insisting that it will destroy the business model…

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  • Skinny Smugglers, a French King’s Body, and the Odd European City Home to the Other Cold War Wall

    Skinny Smugglers, a French King’s Body, and the Odd European City Home to the Other Cold War Wall

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    Gorizia, a small city on the Italy–Slovenia border, is one of the most interesting places in Europe: a late-Habsburgian netherworld, peppered with Balkan eccentricity that has somehow smuggled its way into Italy, pizza and all. It’s fabulously weird, intriguingly beautiful, and home to some of Europe’s quirkiest footnotes. In 1947, the city was divided between…

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