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  • 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…

    Reuters17 mins ago
  • 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…

    Reuters42 mins ago
  • Europe in new migrant standoff as figures show scale of crisis

    Hundreds of migrants were in a standoff with police outside Budapest's main rail station Tuesday as new figures highlighted the unprecedented scale of the European Union's refugee crisis. Police, some in riot gear, cleared and briefly shut Keleti station a day after thousands of migrants boarded…

    AFP52 mins ago
  • 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…

  • 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. …

  • New EU migrant plans ready next week: Avramopoulos

    Dimitris Avramopoulos told Reuters that new EU systems for processing asylum claims in Italy, Greece and possibly Hungary could involve detaining those rejected until they return home, as European governments strain to balance obligations to provide refuge with hostility among the public to mass…

  • From 'Everest' to Depp, highlights of the Venice Film fest

    VENICE, Italy (AP) — It's a sure sign that summer's over and the awards season is around the corner - the feast of fall film festivals.

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  • Azerbaijan jails top journalist for seven and a half years

    Azerbaijan on Tuesday sentenced award-winning investigative journalist and anti-graft campaigner Khadija Ismayilova to seven and a half years in jail on corruption charges she denounced as trumped-up, her lawyer said. Considered Azerbaijan's most prominent critical journalist, Ismayilova, 39,…

  • Death toll in Spain fireworks factory explosion rises to six

    The death toll from an explosion at a fireworks factory in northeastern Spain rose to six after police found a body in the ruins of the plant, local authorities said Tuesday. Six people were in hospital, half of them in serious or very serious condition, following the blast on Monday at the…

  • Europe embarrassing itself with refugee crisis: Germany's Gabriel

    The European Union is presenting itself in a "super-awkward and embarrassing" light with its handling of the refugee crisis confronting the bloc, German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel said on Tuesday. A crisis rivaling the Balkan wars of the 1990s as Europe's worst since World War Two has…

  • US stocks fall sharply on bleak Chinese manufacturing report

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks plunged again Tuesday, continuing a rocky ride for Wall Street, after gloomy economic data out of China rekindled fears that the world's second-largest economy is slowing more than previously anticipated.

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  • Egypt gas find sparks panic in Israel about Israeli reserves

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Egypt's new natural gas bonanza is causing an uproar in Israel, with energy stocks plummeting and recriminations over indecisiveness and infighting that have delayed production from the country's own gas fields.

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  • Chaos in Budapest train station amid Europe's migrant crisis

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Chanting "Freedom! Freedom!," angry migrants demanded to be let aboard trains bound for Austria and Germany after Hungary temporarily suspended all rail traffic Tuesday from its main Budapest terminal and brawny police forced hundreds of migrants out of the train station.

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  • 5 things to watch at the IFA gadget show in Berlin

    BERLIN (AP) — Some 1,500 companies and over 250,000 people are expected to visit Europe's flagship technology show, the IFA in Berlin, when it opens to the public on Friday.

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  • 'We love Germany!', cry relieved refugees at Munich station

    Munich (Germany) (AFP) - "We love Germany," several young migrants yelled happily as they stumbled out of a train in Munich -- the last stop, they hope, of their long and perilous journey from war. "We are happy to have made it to Munich. Germany has become the top destination for migrants…

  • The Latest: EU eyes legal action for migration violations

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The latest developments as tens of thousands of migrants flood into countries across Europe. All times local (CET):

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  • Europe's passport free travel area explained

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Desperate to halt the flow of migrants fleeing conflict or poverty, some European countries have begun erecting fences and tightening border controls. But the crackdown, as people leave Greece and Italy to move deeper into the European Union, has raised questions about whether…

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