Hopes of a unanimous deal collapsed in the face of opposition from Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Romania at the crisis meeting in Brussels, officials said. Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban says the crisis is a “German problem”.
Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson told this week that some of the young men the USA would accept “could easily be people who could be infiltrated by terrorists”. Our borders are not as porous as those between Syria and most of Europe.
Greece’s caretaker government chartered two extra ferries and sent additional staff to Lesbos to speed up the registration and ease overcrowding on the island, where more than 20,000 refugees and migrants had been living after arriving on dinghies from the nearby Turkish coast.