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Camerawoman in Hungary fired after being caught on video tripping, kicking migrants at border

September
9
,
2015
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BUDAPEST, Hungary — A Hungarian camerawoman has been fired after she was caught on video kicking and tripping migrants entering Hungary across the border with Serbia. The N1TV Internet channel said their employee, widely identified in...

Sharing the burden: Battle over migrant quotas shaping up in 28-nation European Union

September
9
,
2015
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BRUSSELS — The European Union implored its member countries Wednesday to better share the burden of refugees flooding the continent, but the numbers involved were small compared with the half-million who have already arrived and the hundreds...

Former archbishop accused of abusing minors, possessing child porn is buried in Poland

September
5
,
2015
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WARSAW, Poland — The Polish church on Saturday buried a former papal diplomat who was charged by a Vatican court of sexually abusing minors and possessing child pornography but who died before he answered the accusations. Silence and...

At a Berlin church, Muslim refugees from Iran converting to Christianity in droves

September
4
,
2015
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BERLIN — Mohammed Ali Zonoobi bends his head as the priest pours holy water over his black hair. "Will you break away from Satan and his evil deeds?" pastor Gottfried Martens asks the Iranian refugee. "Will you break away from...

Chaos in Budapest train station as Hungary stops migrants from taking west-bound trains

September
1
,
2015
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BUDAPEST, Hungary — 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...

Europe's migrant crisis brings tragedy by land and sea; more than 2,400 have died this year

August
28
,
2015
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VIENNA — Death and desperation mounted in Europe's migrant crisis Friday as Austrian police said 71 people appeared to have suffocated in the back of an abandoned truck, while an estimated 200 people were feared drowned off Libya when two...

Austrian police: At least 20 dead migrants found in truck on road leading from Hungary

August
27
,
2015
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PARNDORF, Austria — Police on Thursday discovered the partially decomposed bodies at least 20 migrants piled up in a truck parked on the shoulder of an Austrian highway leading from the Hungarian border. Police official Hans Peter Doskozil...

Italy coast guard: Some 50 bodies found in hull of migrant ship off Libya, 439 others rescued

August
26
,
2015
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ROME — Italy's coast guard says some 50 bodies have been found in the hull of a migrant boat that was rescued off Libya's northern coast. Coast guard Lt. Claudio Bernetti said the Swedish ship Poseiden, which is taking part in the...

3 Americans, Briton who thwarted train attack receive France's Legion of Honour

August
24
,
2015
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PARIS — Three Americans and a Briton who tackled an attacker loaded with guns and ammunition prevented carnage on the high-speed train carrying 500 passengers to Paris, France's president said Monday as he presented the men with the Legion...

Police fear airshow crash toll could rise to 20 as wreckage from plane is removed from road

August
24
,
2015
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LONDON — Two amateur soccer players on their way to match on a summer afternoon were among 11 people known to have died in the fiery crash of a vintage fighter jet in southeastern England. Police fear the death toll will rise as the crash site...