Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
Hungarian authorities were locked in a stand-off with migrants who left Budapest’s main train station on foot for Austria, while the U.K. said it would take thousands more Syrian refugees as the crisis gripping Europe mounted
LISBON - Agence France-Presse
Britain will take in thousands more Syrian refugees, Prime Minister David Cameron said on Sept. 4 amid growing pressure at home and abroad to address the crisis.
BRUSSELS - Reuters
European Union countries should sharply increase offers to share out asylum seekers across the bloc to relocate at least 100,000 and should set up refugee reception centres outside Europe, European Council President Donald Tusk said on Sept.3.
BUDAPEST - Agence France-Presse
Hungary shut its main border crossing with Serbia on Sept. 4 after about 300 migrants escaped from a nearby refugee camp, police said.
VILNIUS – The Associated Press
With fighter jets roaring overhead, NATO has inaugurated a military center in the Lithuanian capital amid growing regional concerns over Russia’s military presence, sparked by the fighting in Ukraine.
GENEVA - Agence France-Presse
The UN High Commissioner for Refugees called on Sept.4 on the European Union to admit up to 200,000 refugees as part of a "mass relocation programme" that would be binding on EU states.
BERLIN - Agence France-Presse
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban warned on Sept.3 that the wave of refugees and migrants coming to Europe and the EU's "failed immigration policy" threaten to undermine the continent's Christian roots.
BRUSSELS - Agence France-Presse
EU countries were set to try to bridge differences on Europe's escalating migrant crisis at a foreign ministers' meeting on Sept.4, with the shocking image of a dead Syrian toddler washed up on a beach driving calls for binding refugee quotas.
A 13-year old Syrian boy stranded at a train station in Hungary has spoken out, asking European leaders to stop the war in Syria.
BICSKE, Hungary - Reuters
Hungarian police halted a train packed with migrants bound for the Austrian border and tried to force them to disembark in a town with a detention camp on Sept. 3, a confrontation that has become a focus of Europe’s migration crisis.
ISTANBUL - Agence France-Presse
Three-year-old Aylan Kurdi was believed to be travelling with his family on a tiny boat built for four people but which was carrying 15 refugees, believed to be from the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobane, who fled to Turkey last year to escape ISIL militants.
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