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  • Fresh migrant demo at flashpoint Hungary train station

    Around 100-150 migrants staged a demonstration outside Budapest's main international train station Wednesday as police blocked some 2,000 people from boarding trains to Austria and Germany, an AFP reporter said. Meanwhile around 100 migrants arriving from a registration centre near the border with…

    AFP28 mins ago
  • 4,300 migrants arrive in Athens as govt holds crisis talks

    The Greek government was set to hold talks Wednesday on the huge numbers of migrants landing on its shores, as 4,300 more people arrived in Athens overnight, most of them Syrian refugees. Two ships carrying the latest arrivals docked at Athens' Piraeus port after sailing from Lesbos, one of…

    AFP37 mins ago
  • Migrants defiant as Hungary blocks train links for 2nd day

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hundreds of migrants chanted defiant slogans outside Budapest's main international railway station Wednesday as Hungarian police blocked them for a second day from seeking asylum in Germany and other European Union countries to the west.

    Associated Press38 mins ago
  • Eleven migrants drown heading from Turkey to Greek island: media

    At least 11 migrants believed to be Syrians drowned as two boats sank after leaving southwest Turkey for the Greek island of Kos, Turkey's Dogan news agency reported on Wednesday. Separately, a boat carrying six Syrians sank after leaving Akyarlar on the same route. Tens of thousands of Syrians…

    Reuters42 mins ago
  • Support for Merkel's conservatives edges down on refugee crisis: poll

    The Forsa poll put Merkel's conservative bloc down one percentage point on 40 percent after a 2-point dip last week, which the pollster blamed on divisions within her party on the third bailout for Greece. The Social Democrats (SPD), who share power with Merkel, were up one point at 24 percent. …

    Reuters42 mins ago
  • Fresh volatility hits Asian markets

    Asian stocks were hit by a fresh round of volatility Wednesday, as further evidence of slowing growth in China's economy cast a cloud over global markets. The Australian dollar -- heavily linked to demand for the country's abundant natural resources -- plumbed six-year lows as figures showed the…

    AFP43 mins ago
  • Migrant crisis threatens Europe's open border policy

    Europe's cherished system of borderless travel is increasingly at risk as countries grapple with record numbers of refugees and migrants clamouring to enter their territory, officials and analysts say. German Chancellor Angela Merkel issued an unusually sober warning this week that the…

    AFP
  • India SUV maker rides into US market ... on a scooter

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — India's largest SUV maker is ready to make its debut on U.S. roads. But it's starting with two wheels, not four.

    Associated Press
  • Fleeing Islamic State killings in Syria, a family reaches Bavaria

    Is this the train to Germany?!" Maha screams with delight. It is Monday evening in Vienna's central train station and the 25-year-old Arabic teacher, carrying her one-year old son in her arms, can't quite believe that her family's harrowing journey from Syria may soon be over. Maha and her…

    Reuters
  • Europe in new migrant standoff as figures show scale of crisis

    Hundreds of migrants were left stranded outside Budapest's main railway station after being barred from travelling to Germany by police, as new figures highlighted the massive scale of Europe's refugee crisis. Europe is facing the largest movement of people since World War II, which has seen more…

    AFP
  • Michael Clarke won't play in Australian Twenty20 league

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Michael Clarke's recent retirement from test and one-day play has been extended to the Twenty20 format, at least for this domestic season in Australia.

    Associated Press
  • Madrid joins Barcelona in network to help migrants

    Madrid said Tuesday it was joining Barcelona's initiative to form a "network of cities" to welcome some of the hundreds of thousands of desperate migrants arriving in Europe. Barcelona city hall said Tuesday it had met with local NGOs to discuss how to register migrants coming to the city and…

    AFP
  • Transfer window: Club rifts, failed moves, record spend

    LONDON (AP) — A record $1.3 billion was spent by English Premier League clubs in the summer transfer window.

    Associated Press
  • Greek ship ferries hundreds more migrants to mainland

    A ship bringing about 1,800 migrants and refugees from an eastern Greek island to the port of Piraeus arrived on Tuesday night, the Greek coastguard said. Greece has seen a spike in the number of refugees and migrants arriving on the islands by rubber dinghies via nearby Turkey this summer, with…

    Reuters
  • Migrant chaos at Budapest train station; Germany says EU rules still hold

    By Krisztina Than and Madeline Chambers BUDAPEST/BERLIN (Reuters) - Hundreds of angry migrants demonstrated outside Budapest's Eastern Railway Terminus on Tuesday demanding they be allowed to travel on to Germany, as the biggest ever influx of migrants into the European Union left its asylum…

    Reuters
  • Azeri court jails corruption-busting journalist

    By Nailia Bagirova BAKU (Reuters) - A prominent Azerbaijani journalist known for exposing corruption among the country's ruling elite was sentenced on Tuesday to seven-and-a-half years in jail, in a case rights groups condemned as politically motivated. Khadija Ismayilova, 39, who works for the…

    Reuters
  • For many refugees, journey to Europe begins on Facebook

    By Naline Malla, Ayla Jean Yackley, Marton Dunai and Aleksandar Vasovic BEIRUT/ISTANBUL/BUDAPEST/BELGRADE (Reuters) - Would-be refugees hoping to flee war in the Middle East are using Facebook as their compass for finding the people smugglers they hope will get them to a better life in Europe. …

    Reuters