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Hungary PM says second border fence to keep out migrants finished

BUDAPEST Hungary has completed a second fence along its border with Serbia, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Friday, adding that the European Union should be less critical of Turkey when it relies so heavily on Ankara's cooperation to stem the flow of migrants.



Italy lags on migrant returns as arrival numbers jump Mar 06 2017

CARRARA, Italy Italy is promising to send more migrants who do not qualify for asylum back home, either by force or with their consent, as a fourth year of mass arrivals of migrants by sea began at a record-setting pace.

Penniless and alone, migrant children in Serbia sell sex to survive Feb 22 2017

(This version of the Feb. 16 story corrects the currency in paragraph four)

By migrants for migrants: The new faces of Italian media Jan 27 2017

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Kilap Gueye and Abdellatif Yakoubou arrived in Italy at two very different moments in history.

Europol to 'look again' at worst migrant drowning of 2016 Dec 06 2016

LONDON The head of Europe's police agency said it would "look again" at the largest migrant shipwreck in the Mediterranean this year after an investigation by Reuters and BBC Newsnight exposed a gap in the response by law enforcement.


Special Report: 500 migrants drowned at sea. No one investigated Dec 06 2016

ALEXANDRIA, Egypt At around 2 a.m. on Saturday, April 9, a large blue fishing boat carrying hundreds of African migrants and their children capsized just off the coast of Egypt.

Sex, drug abuses spur calls to check volunteers helping migrants in Europe Nov 24 2016

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A hot meal. Dry clothes. A smile. Sometimes the first friendly face in months for hundreds of thousands of migrants who have come to Europe in the past two years is a volunteer aid worker.


In Hungary's migrant vote, only the turnout is in doubt Sep 18 2016

ASOTTHALOM, Hungary On a recent evening on Hungary's border with Serbia, a fleet of police trucks raced along the dusty boundary.

Facebook post inspires landmark case for migrant workers in Thailand Sep 14 2016

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Tun Tun Win and his co-workers from Myanmar thought life was fine at the Thammakaset chicken farm in central Thailand, where they reared hundreds of thousands of birds for export to the European Union.


Occupation: Migrant. One African's 12-year quest for Europe Sep 12 2016

AGADEZ, Niger On Mayango Jallah’s second attempt to reach Europe, he recalls, the dinghy he was in came within sight of southern Spain.