Germany will begin to “evaluate” mobile phone data of migrants whose identity is in question and speed up the deportation process of people who were denied refugee status, the country’s interior minister said.
Refugees and migrants are dying in Europe’s sudden cold weather and governments must do more to help them, the U.N. says.
Pope Francis says does not believe there will ever be women priests in the Roman Catholic Church and that it is not humane to close borders to refugees.
German officials in Cologne vow to never allow a similar incident to repeat itself after 90 women reported being robbed, threatened or sexually molested at the New Year’s celebrations outside Cologne’s cathedral by young, mostly drunk men.
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Countries rejecting Syrian refugees because they are muslim are fuelling Islamic State and other militant groups, the U.N. says.
German police make several arrests after a mass brawl erupts among several hundred migrants and security personnel at a Berlin refugee shelter, the second such incident in the German capital in 24 hours.
An Austrian regional police chief calls on “people and decision makers” to remember the 71 dead, abandoned in a meat truck on an Austrian motorway last summer before dismissing refugees as “only economic migrants.”
The holder of a Syrian passport found near the body of one of the Paris gunmen passed though the Greek island of Leros in October, a Greek minister says.
European Council President Donald Tusk says Europe is in a “race against time” to save its system of passport-free travel, EU leaders offer Africa aid, visas for migrant help.