End of Europe? Berlin, Brussels’ shock tactic on migrants

Migrants queue to enter a tent that serves as a waiting room at the the Berlin Office of Health and Social Affairs (LAGESO), in Berlin, Germany, January 5, 2016. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

Migrants queue to enter a tent that serves as a waiting room at the the Berlin Office of Health and Social Affairs (LAGESO), in Berlin, Germany, January 5, 2016. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

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Opinion: Groping incidents in Cologne exacerbate EU refugee crisis

Köln Pegida rechte Demonstranten

Cologne Pegida rights protesters

The violent New Year’s Eve attacks in Cologne are grist to the mill for EU hardliners. Now, Brussels will be even more inhospitable towards Angela Merkel’s refugee policies, says DW’s Bernd Riegert

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Pope Francis calls for bold response to migration crisis

Pope Francis has called for a sustainable solution to the migration crisis. Photograph: Andreas Solaro/AFP/Getty

Pontiff says world leaders must not let security concerns replace principle of respecting dignity of others

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Syria conflict: UN says more than 3m have fled war

Hundreds of Syrian refugees stream across the border into Jordan at a remote border point in the east

The countries that have taken in the refugees say the number could be far higher than three million.

More than three million Syrians are now registered as refugees and the desperate crisis is only getting worse, the UN’s refugee agency says.

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