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It's been nearly 40 years since Soko Phay fled Cambodia with her parents to France where she was welcomed with "an extraordinary generosity," but now she sees a country that "has changed, and not for the better". For many years, France topped the list of destinations for asylum-seekers in Europe, but by last year, it had dropped to fourth -- behind Germany, Sweden and Italy. With 64,130 applications in 2014 it even saw a slight drop, despite the huge 44-percent increase in refugee arrivals across the continent.
New Jersey Devils captain Bryce Salvador announced his retirement Wednesday after 13 National Hockey League seasons as a shut down defenceman. It was great," 39-year-old Salvador said. Salvador, of Canada, missed the final 67 games of last season with a bulging disc and nerve damage in his lower back.