Thursday, September 3, 2015
Hundreds of migrants chanted defiant slogans outside Budapest's main international train station Wednesday as Hungarian police blocked them for a second day from seeking asylum in Germany and other wealthy European Union countries.
Eight people died in an apartment fire early Wednesday at the foot of Paris' famed Montmartre hill, and police detained a man amid suspicions that it was started intentionally, officials said. Some died leaping out of windows to flee what appeared to be the deadliest blaze in the French capital in a decade.
Europe's cherished system of borderless travel is increasingly at risk as countries grapple with record numbers of refugees and migrants clamoring to enter their territory, officials and analysts say.
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Hungarian police on Tuesday cleared Budapest's main train station of hundreds of migrants trying to get to Western Europe, prompting a demonstration by around 200 young men outside.
Pope Francis on Tuesday called on priests to pardon women who have abortions, and the doctors who perform them, during the upcoming Jubilee year -- overruling hard-line traditionalists within the Catholic Church.
Macedonia's opposition socialists on Tuesday returned to parliament after a 15-month boycott following a disputed election that saw the Balkan country plunged into political crisis.
Norway on Tuesday sent for the first time a group of convicts to a jail in the Netherlands because its own prisons are filled to the brim. "The first prisoners have arrived," Karl Hillesland, the new Norwegian head of Norgerhaven prison in the Netherlands, told AFP.
The 9:10 p.m. train to Munich, the last out of Budapest to Germany, was tantalizingly close, just a few meters the other side of a crush barrier and some ticket inspectors.
A silencer was used to kill a Mexican photojournalist and four women last month, a lawyer said, providing new details of a murder that drew a new international call for justice.
A German state minister sparked a social media storm Tuesday after calling a beloved German pop singer a "wonderful Negro" during a TV debate on Europe's migrant crisis. The Twitter hashtag #Neger (Negro) topped trending topics in Germany the morning after Bavarian Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann used the term for Roberto Blanco.