HEGYESHALOM, Hungary/VIENNA - Austria and Germany threw open their borders to thousands of exhausted migrants on Saturday, bussed to the Hungarian border by a right-wing government that had tried to stop them but was overwhelmed by the sheer numbers reaching Europe’s frontiers. | Video
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ATHENS - The leftist Syriza party is on course to win 26.5 percent of votes in the snap Greek election in September, slightly ahead of the conservative New Democracy party on 25.9 percent, a new poll by Kapa Research showed on Saturday.
VLADIVOSTOK, Russia - Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang said on Saturday that Russia's push to revamp its run-down Far East region coincided with Beijing's strategy, backing President Vladimir Putin's drive for new sources of growth.
SANAA - Warplanes from the United Arab Emirates struck Houthi targets across Yemen, state news agency WAM said on Saturday, a day after at least 60 soldiers from a Saudi-led coalition, mostly Emiratis, were killed in an attack in central Yemen.
WASHINGTON - Saudi Arabia is satisfied with assurances from U.S. President Barack Obama about the Iran nuclear deal and believes the agreement will contribute to security and stability in the Middle East, a senior Saudi official said on Friday.
ANKARA - A Turkish soldier who went missing this week on the border with Syrian territory controlled by Islamic State has been seen in a hospital run by the militants, Hurriyet newspaper reported on Saturday.
HOUSTON - Total SA said coker operations were halted at the company's 225,500 barrel per day (bpd) Port Arthur, Texas, refinery on Saturday following the death of a contract worker.
ANKARA - Clashes between Kurdish militants and security forces in eastern Turkey killed at least four people on Saturday in the latest flare up of violence since the collapse in July of a two-year-old ceasefire.