EU ‘has two months’ to solve refugee crisis

European Council President Donald Tusk has issued a stark warning that the European Union had “no more than two months” to tackle the refugee crisis engulfing the 28-nation bloc or else face the collapse of its passport-free Schengen zone. Tusk was speaking to the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Tuesday[…]

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No drop in asylum seekers reaching Germany

Germany has seen no drop in the number of people arriving and seeking asylum despite EU efforts to confront a migration crisis, the deputy interior minister said on Wednesday, blaming a lack of controls at Europe’s borders. More than a million people fleeing the Middle East and Africa arrived in[…]

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The closer Syria is to peace, the more violent it will be

OPINION by Chris Doyle – Easing out of 18 months of semi-hibernation, international diplomacy of the last quarter of the year on Syria saw a major surge. What went before would have certainly been in “Trump-speak,” low energy. The reasons for this sudden dynamism are non-Syrian ones. The conflict was[…]

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Euro leaders agree to coordinate on migrants

European leaders agreed to cooperate to manage migrants crossing the Balkans but offered no quick fix to a crisis that threatens to take more lives as winter sets in and to set Europe’s nations against one another. Meeting in Brussels as another woman and two children died at sea off[…]

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Sweden struggles to cope with migrant tide

Sweden said on Thursday it expected up to 190,000 migrants this year, putting unprecedented strain on a country famous for welcoming refugees but planning to house many in tents this winter. On the opposite pole of the angry debate on the migration crisis, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban urged European[…]

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