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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.
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Britain on Monday appointed a minister to deal specifically with the 20,000 Syrian refugees that the country has agreed to resettle over the next five years from camps bordering the war-torn country.
German salt mine feels more than a pinch of takeover fear
There is more than a pinch of concern among many of the thousands of workers at German giant K+S, the world's biggest salt miner, who fear for their jobs following a near eight-billion-euro (US$9 billion) takeover bid by Canadian rival PotashCorp.
Monday, September 14, 2015
Emergency EU migrant talks as Germany reinstates border controls
European ministers will hold emergency talks Monday on plans to distribute migrants around the continent, after Germany reintroduced border controls admitting it could no longer cope with the influx.
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