UK aid budget 'to go to councils'

September 6, 2015 9:48 am0 comments

Migrant crisis: UK aid budget will help fund refugees response – Osborne 6 September 2015 From the section UK comments Money from the UK’s international aid budget is to be used to help councils house refugees from Syria, Chancellor George Osborne has said. He told the BBC Britain “needs to […]

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Austria and Germany await migrants

September 5, 2015 10:02 pm4 comments

Migrant crisis: Austria and Germany await more arrivals 6 September 2015 From the section Europe Austria and Germany are awaiting thousands more migrants to arrive from Hungary after Budapest eased restrictions on their travel. Throughout Saturday, by bus, train and on foot, people travelled to the Austrian border before moving […]

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Migrants reach Munich after ordeal

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Migrants reach Munich after long ordeal 5 September 2015 From the section Europe The first group of what are expected to be some 10,000 migrants has been greeted in Munich after an arduous journey through Hungary and Austria. German members of the public applauded and offered sweets as some 450 […]

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Migrants bussed to Austria border

September 4, 2015 10:38 pm0 comments

Migrants arrive in Austria from Hungary after border move 5 September 2015 From the section Europe Migrants are arriving in Austria after Hungary’s surprise move to provide buses for them. For days, Hungary had blocked migrants from travelling by train to Western Europe, saying it was obliged to register them, […]

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Hungary migrants start walk to border

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Migrant crisis: Hungary migrants start walk to border 4 September 2015 From the section Europe A group of about 1,000 migrants stuck at a Budapest railway station for days have set off on foot, saying they intend to walk to the Austrian border. Hungarian authorities are trying to contain thousands […]

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Britain set to accept more refugees

September 3, 2015 11:24 pm0 comments
Britain set to accept more refugees

Migrant crisis: Britain set to accept more refugees 4 September 2015 From the section UK Image copyright Reuters David Cameron is expected to announce plans later to increase the number of refugees being allowed into the UK. The extra refugees are expected to come from UN camps bordering Syria, and […]

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Migrants refuse to leave Hungary train

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Migrants refuse to leave train near Hungary camp 3 September 2015 From the section Europe Scuffles have broken out west of the Hungarian capital, Budapest, after police tried to force migrants off a train at a refugee camp. Amid chaotic scenes, police ordered journalists from the scene at Bicske, declaring […]

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UK urged to 'do more' for migrants

September 2, 2015 11:35 pm0 comments
UK urged to 'do more' for migrants

Migrant crisis: Pressure mounts as UK urged to ‘do more’ 3 September 2015 From the section UK Image copyright Getty Images David Cameron is facing growing pressure at home and abroad for the UK to take in more of the many thousands of migrants fleeing to Europe. It comes after […]

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Fresh migrant protests in Budapest

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Migrant crisis: Hundreds protest at Hungary station ban 2 September 2015 From the section Europe Hundreds of migrants have protested for a second day at Hungary’s decision to stop them travelling on to Germany and other EU countries. They are among 2,000 people camped at Budapest’s Keleti train station, having […]

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UK's in-out vote rules facing changes

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UK's in-out vote rules facing changes

EU referendum: ‘Significant’ changes to rules for vote 2 September 2015 From the section UK The government is set to announce “significant” changes to its planned rules on an in-out EU referendum. The changes will focus on the so-called purdah rules, which stop ministers using public money to campaign for […]

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