Czech minister of the interior Milan Chovanec stated that the country will not be accepting any refugees coming in from Turkey by the end of the year, a local TV station reports.
German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel distanced himself even further from the position of Angela Merkel on the migration policy.
Head of the German department on migration issues and refugees Fran Juergen Weise expects no more than 300 more people to come into the country.
Hungary has offered to send police to Serbia's borders with Macedonia and Bulgaria to help the authorities in Belgrade stem the flow of irregular migrants into Western Europe.
Italian government has issued a state of emergency in the regions most severely affected by the earthquake, world news agencies report.
The number of people who lost their lives in the Italian earthquake has now reached a count of 240 people, Reuters reported.
Turkey will open on Friday a third bridge linking Europe and Asia across the Bosphorus following investment of some USD 3 B by the private sector, Anadolu Agency has reported.
At least 10 people were killed and dozens were wounded in a terror attack on the American University of Afghanistan, the AP reported on Thursday.
An irregular Afghan migrant has been shot dead in Serbia after crossing the border from Bulgaria, possibly by a hunter, the Defence Ministry in Belgrade has announced.
Turkish ground and air forces backed by planes from the U.S.-led coalition launched their first co-ordinated offensive into Syria to try to pushthe Islamic State (IS) group away from the border and prevent further gains by Kurdish militias, Reuters report
Montenegro's Foreign Minister Igor Luksic has withdrawn from the race for the post of UN Secretary-General, the AP reported on Tuesday.
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has reported that 269,244 migrants and refugees have entered Europe by sea in 2016 through 21 August, an increase of 3,218 since 17 August.
There are at least 41 000 migrants in Greece, most of whom Syrians, who are ready to be resettled across Europe.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has said that Ankara has recalled its ambassador to Vienna after the Austrian authorities banned a meeting against last month’s coup attempt in Turkey.
Austria’s Interior Minister Wolfgang Sobotka has said that refugees who have broken the law should have no right to asylum in the country.
The death toll from Saturday’s suicide bombing in the Turkish city of Gaziantep has increased to 54, Hurriyet daily has reported.
Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has reiterated Bulgaria’s consistent support for the European perspective of Serbia and the right of the Serbian citizens to be part of the European community.
The European Union has expressed its condolences to to the families and friends of those killed in a suicide bombing in the Turkish city of Gaziantep and wished a speedy recovery to all injured.
According to the latest information provided by Turkish authorities, the terrorist responsible for the attack at a local wedding was in fact a teenager.
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