Boy travels from Morocco to Spain under bus

A boy travelled at least 230 km from Morocco to Spain hanging underneath a bus, officials said on Monday, in another example of desperate measures taken by migrants to get to Europe. Emergency services in the southern Spanish city of Seville tweeted a video of the boy being led away[…]

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Migrants set fire to Greece camp

Dozens of asylum seekers set fire to a migrants’ centre on Chios out of anger for being kept there. Dozens of asylum seekers set fire to a migrants’ centre on the Greek island of Chios on Monday, angry that they were being kept there, a police source said. Some 40[…]

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EU and Turkey seal migrant deal

Turkey promised to help stem the flow of migrants to Europe in return for cash, visas and renewed talks on joining the EU in a deal struck on Sunday that the Turkish prime minister called a “new beginning” for the uneasy neighbors. Leaders of the European Union met Turkish premier[…]

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Germany facing a surge in new refugees

Nearly 1.5 million new refugees are expected to enter Germany by the end of the year. Some 500,000 refugees have entered the country since the beginning of September. With no end in sight it does not currently look as though that is a realistic possibility. The situation at Germany’s borders[…]

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For refugees, hope is ever-present in Europe

OPINION BY Sulaiman Addonia – “Is it worth risking my life for?” my young cousin, an Eritrean refugee in Sudan, asked me. Our telephone conversation took place the day after a boat sunk off the coast of Libya in August, killing more than 200 people. Terrified he would take the[…]

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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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