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Hungary builds new fence to keep out refugees

Hungary has started building a new fence on its southern border with Serbia as part of its efforts to keep migrants and refugees from freely entering the…

Hungary has started building a new fence on its southern border with Serbia as part of its efforts to keep migrants and refugees from freely entering the…

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Iraqis arrive at army checkpoint

Several displaced families arrived at an Iraqi army checkpoint in Qayara on Sunday after hunger forced them to leave their villages south of Mosul.

Several displaced families arrived at an Iraqi army checkpoint in Qayara on Sunday after hunger forced them to leave their villages south of Mosul.

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Hundreds of migrants arrive in Sicily

Dry land is a welcome sight after being left adrift in flimsy boats in the open sea. The Italian coastguard says they carried out six separate rescue operations on Wednesday. 11,000 were rescued on Mo

Dry land is a welcome sight after being left adrift in flimsy boats in the open sea. The Italian coastguard says they carried out six separate rescue operations on Wednesday. 11,000 were rescued on Mo

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The Brief from Brussels: UK's May outlines vision of post-Brexit Britain

In this episode: British Prime Minister Theresa May makes her call for a fairer United Kingdom; the EU’s new border guard starts work, and the UN is about to name its next secretary…

In this episode: British Prime Minister Theresa May makes her call for a fairer United Kingdom; the EU’s new border guard starts work, and the UN is about to name its next secretary…

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Fortress Europe builds barriers to stem the refugee flow

As Europe faces the most significant people movement since the Second World War the landscape of the continent is changing.

As Europe faces the most significant people movement since the Second World War the landscape of the continent is changing.

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Israel constructing underground barrier along boundary with Gaza

Israeli sources cited by Reuters news agency said that construction has begun on an underground barrier along a small stretch of its boundary line with Gaza.

Israeli sources cited by Reuters news agency said that construction has begun on an underground barrier along a small stretch of its boundary line with Gaza.

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Brazil tightens border security amid fears of attack on Rio Olympics

It’s Brazil’s busiest border point – and with tens of thousands of people crossing back and forth each day from Paraguay and Argentina – security forces have stepped up checks amid fears of arms traff

It’s Brazil’s busiest border point – and with tens of thousands of people crossing back and forth each day from Paraguay and Argentina – security forces have stepped up checks amid fears of arms traff

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UK and Ireland keen to preserve Common Travel Area after Brexit

The heads of government from the United Kingdom and Ireland say they are both keen to preserve the common travel area between the two countries despite the UK’s upcoming exit from the European…

The heads of government from the United Kingdom and Ireland say they are both keen to preserve the common travel area between the two countries despite the UK’s upcoming exit from the European…

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25km-long traffic queue between Hungary and Austria

The hold-up is due to ad-hoc checks by the Austrian authorities, who have strengthened measures to curb the flow of migrants into the country.

The hold-up is due to ad-hoc checks by the Austrian authorities, who have strengthened measures to curb the flow of migrants into the country.

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Italy: protest turns violent over Austria's border fence plans

A protest against Austria’s move to tighten border controls has turned violent, as scores of activists clashed with Italian police who blocked their

A protest against Austria’s move to tighten border controls has turned violent, as scores of activists clashed with Italian police who blocked their

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EU Commission calls for Schengen zone visa-free travel for Turks

As expected the European Commission, in a wide-ranging press conference to outline major changes to immigration, asylum and refugee policy, is

As expected the European Commission, in a wide-ranging press conference to outline major changes to immigration, asylum and refugee policy, is

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EU Commission to call for visa-free travel for Turks

It is a long-cherished Turkish desire and today the European Commission, in the teeth of opposition from several EU member states, is expected to

It is a long-cherished Turkish desire and today the European Commission, in the teeth of opposition from several EU member states, is expected to

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EU 'concerned' about Austria's fence along border with Italy

The European Union’s executive arm says it is concerned that Austria is building a border fence and control station at the country’s main Alpine

The European Union’s executive arm says it is concerned that Austria is building a border fence and control station at the country’s main Alpine

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Italian protesters clash with Austrian police at Brenner Pass

Italian demonstrators call for an end to the deportation of migrants under recent deals, in a confrontation with Austrian police at the Alpine

Italian demonstrators call for an end to the deportation of migrants under recent deals, in a confrontation with Austrian police at the Alpine

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EU leaders are using us as pawns in a Game of Migrants, say refugees

While EU leaders and Turkey continue to thrash out a deal on the migration crisis, refugees on the ground on the Greek-Macedonian border say they are

While EU leaders and Turkey continue to thrash out a deal on the migration crisis, refugees on the ground on the Greek-Macedonian border say they are

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Europe Weekly: EU on 'cusp' of migrant humanitarian crisis

In this edition of Europe Weekly, the migrant crisis once again dominates the headlines. With border restrictions along the Balkan route and a

In this edition of Europe Weekly, the migrant crisis once again dominates the headlines. With border restrictions along the Balkan route and a

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EU plan to save Schengen unveiled ahead of crunch summit

It is a last-ditch attempt to save Schengen. The European Commission has unveiled a timetable to restore the fraying open border zone by the end of

It is a last-ditch attempt to save Schengen. The European Commission has unveiled a timetable to restore the fraying open border zone by the end of

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EU seeks to heal divisions over migration crisis

Thousands of refugees have spent another cold night stranded on Greece’s border with the Former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia. Earlier

Thousands of refugees have spent another cold night stranded on Greece’s border with the Former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia. Earlier

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FYROM police fire tear gas at migrants amid Greek border tension

Police in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia have fired tear gas to disperse hundreds of migrants and refugees at the Greek border, as

Police in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia have fired tear gas to disperse hundreds of migrants and refugees at the Greek border, as