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Thursday, September 17, 2015
Hungary uses tear gas, water cannons and razor-wire fence to stop refugee influx
Hungarian police used tear gas and water cannons on hundreds of migrants who broke through a razor wire fence on the border with Serbia on Wednesday, while migrants prevented from moving through Hungary increasingly began taking a longer route into Western Europe through Croatia.
New Labour head Corbyn faces Cameron in Parliament
Newly elected Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn used his first appearance at "prime minister's question time" Wednesday to call for an end to the sometimes rude and stagy confrontations between the British government and opposition.
AFP on Tuesday filed a suit against the outspoken mayor of the southern French city of Beziers, Robert Menard, and city officials for wrongly using a photograph taken in Macedonia to falsely rouse fears of a migrant invasion.
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Migrants head for Croatia to avoid Hungarian fence
SID , Serbia - A first busload of migrants arrived early Wednesday near Serbia's border with EU member Croatia hoping to circumvent a razor-wire fence erected by Hungary, as Germany's Angela Merkel called for an EU summit on the refugee crisis.
Hungary declares emergency, seals border, detains migrants
Declaring a state of emergency, Hungary sealed off its southern border with Serbia on Tuesday and detained those trying to enter illegally, aiming to shut down the flow of migrants pouring in. Chaos ensued at the border, as hundreds of migrants piled up in a no man's land, and Serbian officials reacted with outrage.
Seven people were killed Tuesday when an avalanche swept them away in the French Alps, a local official told AFP, the deadliest snowslide to hit the popular mountain range this year.
Radical leftist Jeremy Corbyn on Monday attacked government plans to curb strike action on his first day in parliament, after becoming leader of Britain's opposition Labour despite dissent in the party ranks.
Ruling party candidates win all slots in Russian election
Candidates from the ruling United Russia party have won the governor's seat in all 21 regions where an election was held, as well as in 11 regional legislatures, election officials said on Monday.
Austria and Slovakia said they were reinstating border controls Monday to cope with a flood of refugees, following a similar move by Germany, which warned it could face up to one million migrant arrivals this year.
Hungary border for migrants lined with razor boxcar
Hungary deployed a boxcar bristling with razor wire to close a key border crossing and warned of a new era of swift deportations Monday as governments across Europe debated how to share the burden of housing hundreds of thousands seeking refuge -- and whether the continent's hard-won policy of passport-free travel could survive the unrelenting flow of humanity.
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