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NATO sends warships on Aegean migrant mission

Brussels - NATO launched Thursday an unprecedented naval mission in the Aegean Sea to tackle people smugglers taking refugees and migrants from Turkey to Greece, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said.

Turkey tries father, smugglers over Syrian toddler's death

Istanbul - The father of Aylan Kurdi, the Syrian toddler whose drowning shocked the world last year, went on trial on Thursday along with two alleged people smugglers accused of causing the death of migrants.

EU pushes Greece to improve conditions for migrants

Brussels - The EU piled pressure on Greece over Europe's migrant crisis, telling Athens to improve conditions for refugees and to shore up its borders or risk a suspension of the bloc's passport-free zone.

EU pushes Greece on migrant crisis

Brussels - The EU piled pressure on Greece on Wednesday over the migrant crisis, telling Athens to improve conditions for refugees to shore up its borders or risk a suspension of the bloc's passport-free zone.

EU tells member states to speed up refugee relocation

Brussels - EU migration commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos said Wednesday he has written letters to member states with a "clear and strong message" to accelerate the relocation of refugees from overstretched Greece and Italy.

EU tells Greece to improve conditions for refugees

Brussels - The EU on Wednesday told Athens to improve conditions for refugees so that other overstretched member states can send some of them back to Greece if they first entered the bloc there.

Finland's 'Soldiers of Odin' face off against huggy ladies

Kemi - Fierce-looking squads calling themselves the Soldiers of Odin have been patrolling Finnish streets in recent months claiming to protect locals from asylum seekers, but lately they've been challenged by an unexpected crew: smiling women serving up hugs....

NATO to debate Turkey call for migrant help

Brussels - NATO will take any request to help with the refugee crisis "very seriously", chief Jens Stoltenberg said Tuesday after Germany and Turkey sought the alliance's assistance in combating human smugglers.

Sweden arrests 14 Polish activists for planning asylum centre attack

Stockholm - Swedish police said Tuesday they had arrested 14 Polish far-right activists for allegedly planning to attack an asylum centre, after finding axes, knives and iron pipes in their cars.

EU reluctance sinking refugee relocation plan

Brussels - European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker's flagship plan to stem Europe's migration crisis by redistributing refugees around the bloc risks crumbling as EU states balk at sharing the burden, diplomats, officials and experts have told AFP.

Berlin, Ankara seek NATO aid to stop traffickers: Merkel

Ankara - Turkey and Germany will ask NATO to help police the Turkish coast and stop traffickers from sending migrants on dangerous sea journeys, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday.

Europe creates Zika drug 'task force'

Paris - Europe's medicines watchdog said Monday it had assembled an expert team to aid the development of drugs and vaccines against the Zika virus, feared to cause brain damage in unborn babies.

French woman left in coma as northwest Europe battered by high winds

Paris - High winds buffeted northwestern Europe on Monday, leaving one woman in France in a coma after she was hit by an advertising billboard.

Two dozen perish in Aegean migrant disaster

Istanbul - Twenty-four migrants, including 11 children, drowned in the Aegean Sea on Monday as they tried to cross from Turkey to Greece, Dogan news agency said.

Greek island mayor warns of violence over migrant plan

Atenas - The mayor of the Greek island of Kos on Sunday called on the government to abandon its plans to build a migrant registration centre as demanded by the EU, warning that local opposition could lead to "uncontrollable" protests.

Two migrant women dead from cold in Bulgaria: Minister

Sofia - Two female migrants found dead in a mountainous rural region of Bulgaria died due to freezing conditions, authorities said Sunday, as asylum seekers continue to try to reach the EU despite harsh winter weather.

UK-bound Iranian migrants rescued from small boat in Channel

Lille - Four Iranian migrants making a rare attempt to reach Britain by boat from France on Saturday were rescued in the nick of time after their vessel took on water and was close to capsizing, officials said.

Thousands march across Europe in anti-Islam Pegida rallies

Dresden - A march by Germany's anti-Islamic organisation Pegida drew thousands to the eastern city of Dresden on Saturday with rallies in support of the movement also held in a string of other European cities.

Germany's Catholic Church calls for 'reduction' in refugees

Frankfurt - The German Catholic Church called for a reduction in the influx of refugees arriving in Germany, saying the country cannot take in "all the world's needy," according to an interview published Saturday. Germany has been struggling to cope with 1.

Austria, Hungary warn over migrant influx

Amsterdam - Austria and Hungary on Saturday warned that if Greece cannot control the flood of refugees arriving from Turkey then the EU should consider reinforcing the borders of their Balkan neighbours.

Anti-Islamic protesters arrested at banned rally in Calais

Calais - Anti-migrant protesters in the French port city of Calais Saturday clashed with police as they defied a ban and rallied in support of a Europe-wide initiative by the Islamophobic Pegida movement.

Austria wants EU border agency to send migrants back to Turkey

Vienna - Austria wants the EU's border agency Frontex to send directly back to Turkey the migrants it picks trying to reach Greece, media on Saturday quoted Chancellor Werner Faymann as saying."Frontex must pick up the people fleeing to Greece.

Turkey seizes unsafe boats intended for refugees: Reports

Istanbul - Turkish police seized almost 50 unsafe boats destined for migrants wanting to cross the Aegean Sea to Greece, in the latest crackdown on businesses exploiting refugees in western Turkey, reports said Saturday.

France, Germany pile pressure on Turkey to stem migrant tide

Ankara - The massive flow of migrants into Europe must be slowed with the help of Turkey and better screening of asylum applicants on arrival on the continent, the interior ministers of France and Germany said Friday.

Mysterious change in European population at end of last Ice Age

Europe's population changed rapidly thousands of years ago. Researchers from the Max Planck Institute in Germany revealed this after studying DNA samples from different regions of the continent.

Cologne police record 22 cases of sexual assault at carnival

Berlin - Cologne police said Friday they recorded 22 complaints of sexual assault on the first day of the city's giant carnival, after security was beefed up to prevent a repeat of the New Year's Eve crime spree that shocked Germany.

Controversial Danish migrant search law comes into force

Copenhagen - A controversial Danish law allowing police to seize valuables from refugees came into force on Friday, with the government's guidelines to police exempting wedding and engagement rings from the searches.

Sweden expects 100,000 asylum seekers this year

Stockholm - Sweden's Migration Agency said Thursday it expected around 100,000 asylum seekers in 2016, fewer than the 163,000 last year, but warned its estimates remain uncertain given Europe's struggle to control the migration crisis.

Cologne opens carnival on edge after sex attacks

Cologne - Cologne opened its annual carnival Thursday with ramped-up security to prevent a repeat of the sex assaults that marred New Year and triggered a debate about Germany's ability to integrate asylum seekers.

EU warns migrant crisis could disrupt growth

Brussels - The EU warned on Thursday that any suspension of the bloc's Schengen passport-free zone due to Europe's worst migrant crisis since World War II could disrupt the eurozone's sluggish recovery.
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