Refugee Crisis

Germany’s Angela Merkel says EU to take stock of refugee crisis mid-Feb

German Chancellor Angela Merkel reiterated her call on Wednesday for a Europe-wide response to the influx of refugees into the continent, adding that the EU would re-assess the situation at a summit in mid-February.

After 1 million migrants, Europe’s borders are back

Since it opened in 2000, the Oresund bridge between Sweden and Denmark has been a towering symbol of European integration and hassle-free travel across borders that people didn't even notice were there.

France names first Paris attacker as carnage re-ignites refugee row

French police questioned on Sunday relatives of one of the suicide bombers involved in the Paris attack as a row over Europe's refugee crisis re-ignited, with conservatives demanding an end to "the days of uncontrolled immigr

Three million more refugees to flee Syria, Turkey warns EU

Turkey has warned the European Union that an estimate of three million more refugees might flee from Syria.

EU and Turkey have struck plan to stem flow of migrants: Newspaper

European Commission has worked out an action plan with Turkey to stem flow of refugees to Europe, a German newspaper cited sources in the Commission and the German government as saying.

Refugee crisis: No end in sight to migrant wave

One month after the body of 3-year-old Aylan Kurdi washed up on a Turkish beach - and a week after the European Union agreed to secure its borders - the migrant crisis has largely fallen off the front pages and reporters are

Thousands march in Vienna to show support for migrants

More than 20,000 people took part in a rally in Vienna on Saturday to show support for migrants and reject a recent upswing in support for Austria's right-wing, anti-immigration Freedom Party (FPO).

Migrants break into Channel Tunnel as tension mounts in Calais

About 200 migrants broke into the Channel Tunnel from France while several hundred others held up lorries near Calais port on Saturday in renewed tension on the route for migrants trying to reach Britain.

Migrants demographics: Migrant arrivals unlikely to bring major changes to Europe

Inside the strip mall in Stockholm's Rinkeby neighborhood, a string of Swedish flags hangs over a coffee shop offering Swedish cinnamon buns and Middle Eastern pastry.

US to accept 85,000 refugees in 2016, 100,000 in 2017: John Kerry

The US is offering new details about its plan to ease the Syrian refugee crisis by significantly increasing the number of worldwide refugees it will take in over the next two years.

Google launches donation-matching campaign to raise $11 million for refugees

Google Inc announced a donation-matching campaign that aims to raise $11 million for humanitarian organizations aiding the thousands of refugees that have overwhelmed European nations as they flee war-torn and impoverished co

Charlie Hebdo stirs new controversy with migrant cartoons; does not spare drowned toddler

French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo is courting controversy again by running cartoons deriding the response of predominantly Christian European countries to a flood of migrants from mainly Muslim war zones such as Syria a

Refugee crisis: Syrians gamble with life to get to Europe

Images of a father struggling to hold his baby above the waves and of drowned Syrians washed ashore have not deterred Racha Sattout from gambling her life to seek sanctuary in Germany after fleeing a Syria ripped apart by war

Germany vows to work with Facebook to tackle racist posts

Germany's justice minister vowed on Monday to work with Facebook Inc to thwart racist and hate posts, acting on worries about a rise of xenophobic comments in German on social media linked to Europe's refugee crisis.

Refugees ‘may end up boosting European economies’: Analysts

European nations overwhelmed by the biggest refugee crisis since World War II may end up boosting their economies if they just let the migrants in, analysts say.

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Babies, children drown as migrant boat capsizes off Greek island

Thirty-four refugees, almost half of them babies and children, drowned when their boat sank off a Greek island on Sunday, almost certainly the largest death toll in those waters since the migrant crisis began, the coastguard

Migrant crisis adjusts Germany’s Angela Merkel image, but style unchanged

In the space of two months, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has gone from being portrayed as the heartless villain in Europe's debt crisis to the heroine of those flooding in to find refuge on the continent.

‘Generous’ Benedict Cumberbatch urges people to donate for refugees

Condemning the government's slow response to the refugee crisis in Syria and in other neighbouring countries, Benedict Cumberbatch has urged the people to donate money to refugees.

Daniel Craig, Susanne Bier call for action in refugee crisis

"James Bond" star Daniel Craig, "Downfall" actor Bruno Ganz, and Oscar-winning directors Susanne Bier and Michael Haneke are among the 3,000 European film professionals, who have signed a petition calling for immediate action

Hungarian TV woman journalist fired for tripping up fleeing migrants

A camerawoman for a private television channel in Hungary was fired late on Tuesday after videos of her kicking and tripping up migrants fleeing police, including a man carrying a child, spread in the media and on the interne

Hillary Clinton says ‘global effort’ need to help refugees in Europe

Hillary Clinton is calling for a ''concerted global effort'' to assist the hundreds of thousands of refugees from the Middle East, Africa and Asia seeking refuge in Europe.

German right-wing opposition party wants borders shut to asylum seekers

The right-wing opposition Alternative for Germany (AfD) party said on Monday Germany should shut its borders to asylum-seekers who want to enter via safe third countries, as well as reinstate border controls to stem a record

Migrants: Child refugees suffer accidents, beatings, rape on way to Sweden

Around 700 refugee children are arriving every week without their parents in Sweden, many injured in accidents and some bearing the physical and psychological scars of beatings or rape by their smugglers.

Bono offers support to refugees during U2 concert; remembers drowned Syrian toddler

U2 frontman and activist Bono offered support to refugees fleeing their homes by changing the chorus of a U2 song mid-concert to help raise awareness of their plight.

Angela Merkel says record refugee influx ‘will change’ Germany

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said today the record refugee influx to Europe's biggest economy will change the country, which was now seen by many abroad as a place of "hope".

Angela Merkel’s green light to migrants splits Germany’s ruling conservatives

Chancellor Angela Merkel's decision to allow thousands of migrants stranded in Hungary to enter Germany caused a rift in her conservative bloc on Sunday when her Bavarian allies accused her of giving "a totally wrong signal"

Cold War razor wire echoes in Hungarian plan to stop migrants

Hungarian police herded hundreds of migrants past 4-metre (13-foot) high fences topped with razor wire into a new "Alien Holding Centre" on its southern border on Sunday, readying a security clampdown on an unremitting influx

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