Young migrant found dead in France

 A young migrant was found dead in a truck in the French port city of Calais on Tuesday.

Ban opens UN assembly with call for action on Europe`s migrant crisis

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday called on Europe to do more to confront the migration crisis, in his opening address to the General Assembly meeting of world leaders.

Thousands pour into Austria as migrant crisis intensifies
Thousands pour into Austria as migrant crisis intensifies

 Thousands of migrants streamed into Austria on Saturday after being shunted through Croatia, Hungary and Slovenia, as Europe`s divided nations stepped up efforts to push the wave of desperate humanity on to other neighbours.

Croatia plans to close border with Serbia if migrant wave persists
Croatia plans to close border with Serbia if migrant wave persists

 Croatia will close its border with Serbia if another 8,000 migrants enter the newest European Union member in one day, Interior Minister Ranko Ostojic said on Thursday.

Hungary PM plans new migrant wall along Croatia border

 Hungary`s Prime Minister Viktor Orban hopes to build a new wall along his country`s border with Croatia to keep migrants out, he told French newspaper Le Figaro in an interview to be published Thursday.

Hungary plans anti-migrant fence along Romania border too

 Hungary plans to build a fence to keep migrants out along part of its border with Romania in addition to the barrier being erected along the frontier with Serbia, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said Tuesday.

Germany`s migrant flows endure, diverted to idyllic Bavaria

 Rolling hills give way to fog-shrouded Alpine peaks at the latest German migrant flashpoint, with war-scarred refugees unbowed by Berlin`s shock decision to impose border checks. 

WHO urges European action on migrant health

The World Health Organization on Monday called for international action to respond to the public health challenges resulting from Europe`s worst migrant crisis in decades, and urged assistance for refugees exhausted from long and perilous journeys.

Hungary launches migrant crackdown on EU border

Hungary has closed off a railway track used by tens of thousands of migrants to enter the European Union on foot, launching a crackdown promised by the right-wing government to tackle Europe’s worst refugee crisis in two decades.

Pro-migrant rallies in Europe as Hungary says EU `dreaming`

 Thousands of Europeans were expected Saturday to rally in solidarity with refugees fleeing violence and war, as Hungary`s populist premier said the migrants should come no further than camps around war-ravaged Syria`s borders.

Australia`s tough migrant policy wobbles as sympathy soars for Syrians

 Australia`s hardline policy on asylum-seekers, who have been pushed back by the boatload and incarcerated in offshore camps, is under pressure as public sympathy for Syrians escaping conflict swells in a nation built on migration.

Premature to talk about EU migrant quotas: Hungary`s Orban

 Talking about imposing quotas on how many migrants each EU member state should take in is futile as long as Europe`s outer borders are not secure, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Monday.

Canadian government under fire in case of drowned Syrian toddler
Canadian government under fire in case of drowned Syrian toddler

 Canada`s Conservative government came under fire on Thursday after reports the family of a Syrian toddler whose body washed up on a Turkish beach had wanted to emigrate to Canada, rattling Prime Minister Stephen Harper`s re-election bid.

New one-day peak for Italy migrant rescues

Italy's coastguard picked up another 300 migrants from stricken boats in the Mediterranean today, a day after overseeing the rescue of 4,400 people in one 24-hour period with help from British, Irish and Norwegian ships.

Greek police officer suspended for allegedly striking migrant

Greece`s police department on Monday said it had suspended an officer serving on the Aegean island of Kos after he was caught on camera allegedly striking a migrant.

Migrant sailboat sinks in Aegean; one dead, 15 missing

One person died and at least 15 were missing in the Aegean sea on Tuesday after a sailboat carrying migrants sank in waters between Turkey and Greece, Greek authorities said.

Migrant dies in Channel Tunnel to Britain

A migrant died on Tuesday trying to reach Britain through the Channel Tunnel, a French official in the Pas-de-Calais region said.

Central Europe urges voluntary stance on migrant numbers
Central Europe urges voluntary stance on migrant numbers

 Four central European countries on Wednesday called on the European Union to let member states decide for themselves how many migrants they will accept, instead of setting quotas.

France, Italy clash as migrant stand-off opens EU rift
France, Italy clash as migrant stand-off opens EU rift

Italy and France engaged in a war of words Monday as a standoff over hundreds of Africans offered a graphic illustration of Europe`s migration crisis.

Italy PM under fire as min probed in mafia migrant scandal

Italy's premier today rebuffed opposition demands that he sack a junior minister who is being investigated in a burgeoning scandal over mafia involvement in centres for newly-arrived migrants.