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Turkey Vote Could Mean the End of a Courtship to Join the E.U.

Turkey Vote Could Mean the End of a Courtship to Join the E.U.

Opponents of a proposal to give President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey broader powers gathered in Istanbul on Monday to protest the plan’s approval in a referendum.
Already Unwelcoming, Hungary Now Detains Asylum Seekers

Already Unwelcoming, Hungary Now Detains Asylum Seekers

“I do not try to cross illegally,” said Mohammed Wafa Sekendari, right, who left Afghanistan with his family a year and a half ago.
German Soldier Posed as Syrian Refugee to Plan Attack, Officials Say

German Soldier Posed as Syrian Refugee to Plan Attack, Officials Say

The army lieutenant hid a loaded pistol at Vienna International Airport. “He appeared to live a double life,” a spokeswoman for prosecutors in Frankfurt said.
What Makes Good Neighbors? In This German City, It’s Not Good Fences

What Makes Good Neighbors? In This German City, It’s Not Good Fences

Syrian refugee Haifaa Ibrahim, 30, takes her daughter Shavnam, 9, and son Abbas, 7, for an after-school walk through the center of Weimar, Germany.
Hungary Indicts 11 in Truck Suffocation of 71 Refugees

Hungary Indicts 11 in Truck Suffocation of 71 Refugees

An abandoned truck on the shoulder of the Budapest-Vienna highway was found to have the bodies of 71 refugees on Aug. 27, 2015.
245 Migrants Feared Dead in Mediterranean Shipwrecks

245 Migrants Feared Dead in Mediterranean Shipwrecks

Carrying the coffin of a 3-year-old migrant boy in Salerno, Italy, on Tuesday. Nearly 1,000 migrants were rescued.

Inside an Abandoned Airport in Greece, a Refugee Camp

Asylum seekers live inside the arrivals terminal of a decaying airport in Greece.

300,000 Child Refugees and Migrants Traveled Alone in ’15 and ’16, U.N. Says

A report by the world body said the findings amounted to an alarming international lapse in providing basic safety and security for the world’s most vulnerable people.
Syrian Refugee Is Among Victims of London Fire

Syrian Refugee Is Among Victims of London Fire

A Facebook image of Mohammed Alhajali, who was killed in a London high-rise fire on Wednesday. His older brother was rescued.
Why Migrants Keep Risking All on the ‘Deadliest Route’

Why Migrants Keep Risking All on the ‘Deadliest Route’

Samba Issa Anne holding a photograph of his son Amadou Anne, right, with a friend. Amadou Anne died trying to reach Europe.
Immigration Moves Front and Center in Italy’s Local Elections

Immigration Moves Front and Center in Italy’s Local Elections

Barrialfa Karavate, 21, a migrant from Guinea, at Lake Como, where there is a debate about what to do with Africans hoping to go north to Switzerland or Northern Europe for jobs.
As Migration Surges, Italy Weighs Barring Some Rescue Boats

As Migration Surges, Italy Weighs Barring Some Rescue Boats

A member of the Libyan Coast Guard during a rescue off the coastal town of Zawiyah of 147 migrants trying to reach Europe. More than 20,000 migrants reached Italy this past week.
Civilians Emerge From Mosul’s Rubble Starving, Injured and Traumatized

Civilians Emerge From Mosul’s Rubble Starving, Injured and Traumatized

Iraqi civilians fleeing through an alley as Iraqi Special Forces continued their advance on Monday.
For Right-Wing Italian Youth, a Mission to Disrupt Migration

For Right-Wing Italian Youth, a Mission to Disrupt Migration

Lorenzo Fiato, a leader of an Italian right-wing group, plans to board a ship in Sicily and embark on a mission to stop migrants.
E.U. Court Urged to Punish Hungary and Slovakia for Resisting Migrant Plan

E.U. Court Urged to Punish Hungary and Slovakia for Resisting Migrant Plan

Migrants washing their clothes at an abandoned factory, which has become their temporary home, in Patras, Greece, in June.
Italy Plans Naval Mission Off Libya to Stop Migrant Boats

Italy Plans Naval Mission Off Libya to Stop Migrant Boats

Migrants waiting to be rescued in the Mediterranean Sea, about 15 miles north of Sabratha, Libya, on Tuesday.
France, Facing Criticism, Promises the Bare Essentials for Migrants

France, Facing Criticism, Promises the Bare Essentials for Migrants

Migrants watched as their camp in Calais, France, was destroyed by the French authorities last fall. After an administrative ruling, France says it will provide water, showers and toilets as well as
The Saturday Profile: Italy’s ‘Lord of the Spies’ Takes On a Migration Crisis

The Saturday Profile: Italy’s ‘Lord of the Spies’ Takes On a Migration Crisis

Marco Minniti, interior minister of Italy, requested the support of Italian naval ships to counter human trafficking.
Doctors Without Borders Suspends Migrant Rescue Patrols Off Libyan Coast

Doctors Without Borders Suspends Migrant Rescue Patrols Off Libyan Coast

Migrants waiting to be rescued by a ship run by SOS Mediterranee and Doctors Without Borders in the Mediterranean Sea off the Libyan coast this month.
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