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Turkey’s EU Dream is Over, For Now, Top Official Says

Turkey under President Tayyip Erdogan has turned its back on joining the European Union, at least for now, the bloc’s top official dealing with Ankara said, offering economic cooperation instead if both sides can restore friendly ties.


Merkel to Press Saudi Arabia to Absorb Mideast Refugees

German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived on Sunday in Saudi Arabia, where she is expected to press royals on a number of sensitive issues, including taking in refugees, while also boosting important business ties in her first visit to the country in seven years.

Dutch Turkish demonstrators hold Turkish flags as they gather outside the Turkish consulate in Rotterdam, on March 11, 2017 after Netherlands refused Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu permission to land for a rally to gather support for a referendum on boosting Turkish president Erdogan's powers. Turkey promised to avoid the …

Erdogan Lashes EU Over ‘Anti-Islam Crusade’

Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday accused the EU of starting a “crusade” against Islam and said his country was no longer friends with The Netherlands, further souring relations.


The Migrant Crisis Is Driving German Towns And Cities Into Debt

As a result of the migrant influx to Germany, nearly a third of municipalities in a new study revealed that they would have to go into debt this year. A study, entitled “Refugee Integration: Challenges for German Municipalities”, surveyed 300


German Migrants Hits 1 MILLION This Month, Four Times 2014 Rate

Germany has taken four times as many refugees this year as in 2014, and a state president has lashed out at the new head of the Federal Migration Office for working too slowly. Some 964,574 refugees have come to Germany this

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EU Offers Cash ‘Trust Fund’ To Africa To Halt Migrant Flow

Valletta (AFP) – EU leaders hope Thursday to clinch an aid-for-cooperation deal with their African partners to tackle an unprecedented migration crisis and rebuff fears a “fortress” Europe is emerging. The concerns were aired at a rare EU-Africa summit in

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Polish Leaders Clash Over Attendance At EU Migration Summit

Poland’s president rejected suggestions on Friday that he had effectively ensured the country would not be represented at next week’s EU migration summit by setting the first sitting of the country’s new parliament for the same day. President Andrzej Duda

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Swedish Artist Investigated By Police For ‘Refugees Welcome’ Satire

A Swedish artist has been investigated by Danish police after a political stunt calling attention to the dangers of Europe’s porous borders was reported to the authorities. Artist Dan Park had mocked up flyers satirising the now-familiar Refugees Welcome trope, a

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EU Summit Divided As German ‘Moral Imperialism’ Attacked

Extraordinary scenes played out at an emergency European Union (EU) summit in Belgium last night after the president of the European Council criticised Germany’s “invitation” to migrants and warned the crisis had only just began. The Hungarian prime minister Viktor

Asylum seekers wait aboard there train in Budapest for the trip to the Austria border.

End Of The Line: Hungary Seals Borders As Migrant Flow Surges On

BUDAPEST, Hungary (Sept. 7) – Hungary has had enough. After weeks of turmoil driven by immigrants surging through the country’s frontiers on their way to Germany, borders with Serbia to the south and Austria to the north are being closed in