Hungary considers border fence to keep out migrants

Jun 18, 2015

Hungary considers border fence to keep out migrants

The Hungarian government is considering building a 4-meter-high (13-foot-high) fence along the border with Serbia to stop the flow of migrants reaching the country, the foreign minister said Wednesday. The government has asked Interior Minister Sandor Pinter to present preparations for the plan by ...

China to extend economic diplomacy to EU infrastructure fund

Jun 14, 2015

China to extend economic diplomacy to EU infrastructure fund

China will pledge a multibillion-dollar investment in Europe’s new infrastructure fund at a summit on June 29 in Brussels, according to a draft communique seen by Reuters — Beijing’s latest round of checkbook diplomacy to win greater influence. While the exact amount is still ...

U.S. plans to store heavy arms in Baltic, Eastern Europe

Jun 14, 2015

U.S. plans to store heavy arms in Baltic, Eastern Europe

The United States plans to store heavy military equipment in the Baltics and Eastern European nations to reassure allies made uneasy by Russian intervention in Ukraine, and to deter further aggression, a senior U.S. official said on Saturday. “We will pre-position significant equipment,” the ...

Migrants pour through Milan on way to northern Europe

Jun 12, 2015

Migrants pour through Milan on way to northern Europe

Milan city officials have appealed for help in managing the huge flow of migrants arriving from southern Italy after rescue at sea, as increasing numbers are unable to find beds and are sleeping in the train station. About 350 migrants have slept in and ...

Jun 11, 2015

Migrants race through Italy to dodge EU asylum rules

by Steve Scherer

Last month, Dejen Asefaw was rescued with hundreds of other migrants in the Mediterranean Sea and brought to Sicily. The 24-year-old graduate from Eritrea, who endured forced military service and prison at home, hopes to be granted asylum in Europe. But instead of applying ...

Tunisia rescues 356 Italy-bound migrants stranded off southeast coast

Jun 11, 2015

Tunisia rescues 356 Italy-bound migrants stranded off southeast coast

Tunisia’s navy on Wednesday rescued 356 migrants including a 2-month-old baby girl off the country’s southeastern coast near Ben Guerdane, the Red Crescent said. Red Crescent official Ammar Lamloum told AFP that the group of migrants, mainly Africans, had been trying to reach the ...