September 04, 2015

World News

Migrant tempers fray as Hungary blocks trains for 2nd day

BUDAPEST, Hungary -- Tempers flared among the thousands trapped in a makeshift refugee camp in the heart of Budapest on Wednesday as Hungary played hardball with its unwelcome visitors for a second day, blocking train ticket-clutching migrants from traveling deeper into Europe.

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Hungary bars migrants from trains; smugglers wait in wings

BUDAPEST, Hungary -- Hungary stunned migrants and European partners Tuesday by blocking asylum-seekers from its westbound trains, a move that raised new challenges for the EU's passport-free travel zone and could drive many into the reckless hands of cross-border smugglers.

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Afghan Taliban offer leader's biography amid power struggle

KABUL, Afghanistan -- Defying warnings from Washington and the fury of Afghanistan's government, Pakistani authorities are turning a blind eye to a meeting of hundreds of Taliban supporters in a city near the Afghan border aimed at resolving a dispute over the group's leadership following the death of figurehead Mullah Mohammad Omar.

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Europe's migrant crisis brings new death by land and sea

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 overloaded boats capsized.

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Talks between the rival Koreas stretch into a third day

PYONGYANG, North Korea -- Marathon negotiations by senior officials from the Koreas stretched into a third day on Monday as the rivals tried to pull back from the brink. South Korea's military, meanwhile, said that unusual North Korean troop and submarine movement indicated continued battle preparation.

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