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Migrant crisis: EU leaders cautious on Turkey deal

EU leaders trying to finalise a deal with Turkey on the migrant crisis have warned of the difficulties they face at the start of a summit in Brussels.
BBC: March 17, 2016

Germany shuts diplomatic facilities in Turkey

German diplomatic missions and schools were closed in Turkey Thursday for security reasons.
March 17, 2016

EU ministers to discuss controversial refugee plan with Turkey

EU leaders are expected to seal a final deal with Turkey on migrants at a two-day summit in Brussels Thursday and Friday.
March 17, 2016

Along Greek-FYR Macedonia border, sense of defeat takes grip

A collective despair is taking hold at the makeshift refugee camp of Idomeni on the heels of a three-week standoff with FYR Macedonia and other Balkan countries, which adamantly oppose allowing refugees to continue their journey to the prosperous north.
March 17, 2016

EU migration chief pleads for open borders

The European Union migration commissioner is pleading with Balkan countries to open their borders to more than 13,000 refugees trapped for weeks on the Greece-FYR Macedonia border
March 15, 2016

Migrant crisis: Cyprus threat to EU-Turkey deal

Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades has rejected the terms of an EU offer to Turkey to resume membership talks, jeopardising a deal to send back migrants landing on the Greek islands.
BBC: March 15, 2016

Europe refugee crisis: Scores return to watery tent city on Greek-FYR Macedonian border

Greek authorities say scores of refugees and migrants are returning to a waterlogged tent city on the country's northern border with FYR Macedonia, March 15, 2016

FYR Macedonia says returned about 1,500 migrants to Greece

FYR Macedonia has sent about 1,500 migrants and refugees who crossed the border on Monday back to Greece, FYR Macedonian police said on Tuesday.
Reuters: March 15, 2016

Putin orders withdrawal of Russian forces from Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered the withdrawal of Russian forces from Syria, as new U.N.-mediated peace talks on Syria began in Geneva.
March 15, 2016

Border closures heighten fear refugees may use Adriatic connection

Rights groups and organized crime experts are expressing rising alarm at the prospect of Syrian and Iraqi war refugees — many of them women and children — heading into Albania from Greece
March 12, 2016