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The UN refugee agency said Oct.1 that it was expecting 700,000 migrants and refugees to reach Europe via the Mediterranean sea this year and projected at least the same amount again in 2016.
OSLO - Reuters
Norway needs to scale up and modernise its defence as Russia's military buildup in the Arctic is creating a more uncertain security situation, its military chief said on Oct.1.
BARCELONA - Agence France-Presse
Catalan separatists dealt a bitter blow to Spain's government by winning control of their regional parliament, sparking uncertainty and political manoeuvring Sept. 28, three months ahead of a general election
STRASBOURG, France - Agence France-Presse
Europe's top human rights watchdog on Oct.1 voiced concern at mounting racism in Germany, citing a wave of far-right, anti-Islam demonstrations at odds with the more recent image of a country ready to open its doors to hundreds of thousands of refugees.
Catalans voted Sept. 27 in an election dubbed crucial for the future of Spain, with polls pointing to a win by separatists who vow to declare the region independent by 2017
BERLIN - Reuters
Support for German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives has slipped to a one-year low of 38.5 percent, hit by voters' concerns about Europe's refugee crisis, a poll showed on Sept. 29
SANT FOST DE CAMPSENTELLES – Agence France-Presse
After a lifetime of hard work in Catalonia, Rafael Corpus was looking forward to a quiet retirement tending his garden.
The number of attacks and other criminal offences committed against refugee shelters in Germany has more than doubled this year compared to 2014, police said on Sept. 28
BUDAPEST – Agence France-Presse
Croatia and Serbia traded ugly barbs Sept. 24 and slammed tit-for-tat border restrictions on each other as Hungary started building yet another razor-wire barrier to keep refugees out, this time from neighbouring Slovenia.
LONDON – Reuters
The gap between Britons who want to remain in the European Union and those who want to leave remains tight ahead of a membership referendum due by the end of 2017, according to two opinion polls Sept. 28
EU nations have agreed at a summit held in Brussels on Sept. 23 to give an additional 1.1 billion euros in aid to the UN agencies dealing with the refugee crisis in the Syria-neighboring countries, pledging greater cooperation and dialogue with Turkey
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