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Up to 10,000 migrants stuck on Greek-Macedonian border

Up to 10,000 migrants stuck on Greek-Macedonian border

Mar 01, – The impasse drew strongly worded criticism from the United Nations refugee agency, which warned that Europe “is on the cusp of a largely self-induced humanitarian crisis.” On foot or by taxi, hundreds of exhausted refugee families trying to reach Western Europe flocked Tuesday to a burgeoning tent city on Greece’s border with […]

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Migrant children, ages 3 and 5, die in Greece

Migrant children, ages 3 and 5, die in Greece

Nov 15, – Greek authorities say two young migrants, a 3-year-old boy and a 5-year-old girl, died in separate incidents late Friday. The latest news as hundreds of thousands make their way across Europe in search of safety and a better life. All times local. The boy died at sea when the inflatable boat carrying […]

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Dozens feared dead in Aegean Sea after boat incidents

Dozens feared dead in Aegean Sea after boat incidents

Sep 20, – Thirteen migrants died after their boat collided with a ferry off the Turkish coast, officials there said, while the Greek coast guard fanned out in the choppy waters of the Aegean Sea searching for another 24 people missing after their boat sank off the island of Lesbos. Disasters at sea claimed the […]

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Mexico says evidence proves missing students were incinerated

Mexico says evidence proves missing students were incinerated

Dec 08, – Attorney General Jesus Murillo confirmed that one of the students had been identified by experts in Austria from a bone fragment in a bag of ash and bits of burned tire found in a river where drug gang members said they tossed the students’ remains. Mexico said on Sunday that mounting evidence […]

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Austrian police seize half-ton of cannabis

Austrian police seize half-ton of cannabis

Oct 27, – Police in Carinthia province said the drugs – divided into 500 packages were hidden inside the roof of the vehicle, which was stopped Saturday afternoon by a patrol on a highway. A sniffer dog alerted officers to the stash, and the van was taken to a nearby police station and searched. Authorities […]

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Gunman kills 4 in Austria, standoff ongoing

Gunman kills 4 in Austria, standoff ongoing

Sep 17, – A gunman in Austria killed four people, including three police officers, and was firing sporadically Tuesday at police after barricading himself in a farm building, police officials said. SWAT teams blocked off the area around the farm in Melk, a central town in Lower Austria province some 70 kilometers (40 miles) west […]

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Swollen Elbe River forces mass evacuation in 10 German villages

Swollen Elbe River forces mass evacuation in 10 German villages

June 10, BERLIN (AP) — Weeks of heavy rain this spring have sent the Elbe, the Danube and other rivers such as the Vltava and the Saale overflowing their banks, causing extensive damage in central and southern Germany, the Czech Republic, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary. At least 22 flood-related deaths have been reported. The swollen […]

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Rising Elbe river force thousands to evacuate in Germany

Rising Elbe river force thousands to evacuate in Germany

June 9, BERLIN (AP) — At least 21 flood-related deaths have been reported in central Europe, as rivers such as the Danube, the Elbe and the Vlatava have overflowed after a week of heavy rains and caused extensive damage in central and southern Germany, the Czech Republic, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary. Thousands of people have […]

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German Flood heads north mass evacuation continues alongside Elbe

German Flood heads north mass evacuation continues alongside Elbe

June 7, AP – Thousands of people in northeastern Germany were working Thursday to fill sandbags as floodwaters in the Elbe river basin drain towards the North Sea. Floodwaters are draining into northern Germany as authorities rush to raise dikes. The historic center of Dresden has managed to avoid inundation by waters that have swamped […]

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Austria announces withdrawal of its UN Peacekeepers from Golan

Austria announces withdrawal of its UN Peacekeepers from Golan

June 6, AP VIENNA (AP) — Chancellor Werner Fayman and Foreign Minister Michael Spindelegger say in a statement that “the development … has shown that further waiting can no longer be justified.” Rebels briefly overran a border position near the destroyed city of Kuneitra early Thursday before Syrian government troops retook it. The peacekeepers receive […]

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