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CCTV Confirms Berlin Attacker Travelled Through France

Surveillance footage confirms that Anis Amri, the suspected Berlin truck attacker gunned down by Italian police, transited through the French city of Lyon by train, a source close to the investigation said.

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EU to Extend Schengen Border Controls for Three Months

The EU moved Tuesday to prolong border controls in the passport-free Schengen area for three months, missing an end-of-year deadline to scrap the emergency measures adopted to cope with last year’s massive migrant influx.

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Activists Angry as Rome Flies Migrants Back to Sudan

Struggling as 10,000 people arrive on its shores each week, Italy has begun to send migrants back to Sudan on charter flights. The Italian government repatriated the first 48 migrants to Sudan on Wednesday after striking a deal with the North

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U.N. And Rights Groups Say EU-Turkey Migrant Deal May Be Illegal

GENEVA/BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The United Nations and human rights groups warned on Tuesday that a tentative European Union deal to send back all irregular migrants to Turkey in exchange for political and financial rewards could be illegal. “I am deeply

Greece

Europe Threatens to Quarantine Greece Over Immigration Fiasco

The Commission of the European Union (EU) has told Greece that it has three months to come into compliance with its system of registering and processing migrants, or its borders will be sealed and migrants will be forced to remain

Greece Migrant Boat

Greece ‘Facing Exclusion’ From Schengen Passport-Free Zone

(AFP) – Greece faced fresh pressure Saturday on its handling of the migrant crisis after Austrian Interior Minister Johanna Mikl-Leitner warned that Athens faced “temporary exclusion” from the EU’s passport-free Schengen zone. In midweek, Greece’s top migration official slammed a

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New Border ‘Hotspots’ To Focus On Fingerprinting Migrants

ROME, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Italy will step up efforts to fingerprint migrants, even if it means using force, at immigration centres to be run jointly by European officials and local police, according to the official in charge of implementing national

HEGYSHALOM, HUNGARY - SEPTEMBER 15: Hundreds of migrants arrive off a train from Roszke, at Hegyshalom railway station on the Austrian border after Hungarian authorities closed the open railway track crossing on September 15, 2015 in Hegyeshalom, Hungary.

Bulgaria And Romania Use Migrant Crisis To Gain Access To Schengen Area

Bulgaria and Romania will attempt to leverage the European migrant crisis to gain admission to the borderless Schengen area. Prime ministers of both countries agreed the shared stance in a telephone call ahead of yesterday’s deadlocked EU interior and justice ministers meeting. Romania’s

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WATCH: Dozens of Migrants Emerge From Small Van in Austria

The question ‘how many migrants can you fit in a van?’ may sound like the beginning of a dark joke, but the answer now appears to be available. The video below, believed to be showing a road in Austria, illustrates

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German Border Controls Yield Multiple Arrests, Chaos on Austrian Border

The German federal government reintroduced border controls Sunday to slow the influx of immigrants arriving from Hungary via Austria, temporarily overriding the stipulations of the Schengen Agreement, which abolished internal borders and passport controls for the 26 participating states. Until

Migrants walk on train tracks (ROBERT ATANASOVSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Divided EU Member States Turn On Each Other As Migrant Crisis Deepens

In the latest flare up of the migrant crisis engulfing Europe, hundreds of migrants have been protesting outside a train station in Budapest this morning after police sealed off the terminal and refused them passage through the EU. The crowd chanted

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French Court Rules Italian Border Patrols Are Legal

France’s top administrative court has ruled that border controls on the French/Italian border do not violate the Schengen agreement, confirming the country can stop migrants entering through Italy. The migrants, predominantly Africans, have become a source of tension between the two

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EU To Allow Passport Free Movement For Bulgaria And Romania

The European Union is set to allow travel Bulgaria and Romania join the Schengen area, so there are no passport controls between the countries and the rest of the EU. The move will mean that illegal immigrants who cross the