Europe migrant crisis

February 21, 2016
February 21, 2016

Migrant crisis: Razor wire fence failing in Hungary

Police in Hungary say increasing numbers of migrants are breaching a razor wire fence built to stop them crossing the border from Serbia.

January 31, 2016
January 31, 2016

10,000 child migrants 'missing'

More than 10,000 migrant children may have disappeared after arriving in Europe over the past two years, the EU's police intelligence unit says.

January 29, 2016
January 29, 2016

Migrant hostel attacks soar in Germany

Five times more attacks were carried out on migrant hostels in Germany last year than in 2014, German police say.

January 28, 2016
January 28, 2016

Sweden 'to expel up to 80,000 migrants'

Sweden expects to expel up to 80,000 asylum-seekers whose applications have been rejected, its interior minister was quoted as saying.

January 27, 2016
January 27, 2016

Rescuers let 31 refugees drown in Aegean Sea

A team of rescue workers watched as at least 31 refugees drowned in the Aegean Sea fearing being charged with people smuggling.

January 26, 2016
January 26, 2016

New Banksy artwork criticises migrant crisis in France

A new artwork by artist Banksy appears in London outside the French embassy, in reaction to the alleged use of teargas on refugees waiting to cross to England in the French city of Calais.

January 12, 2016
January 12, 2016

'IS bomber' kills tourists in Istanbul

A suspected member of the Islamic State (IS) group kills 10 people, at least nine of them German tourists, in a suicide bomb attack in the Turkish city of Istanbul, officials say.

December 28, 2015
December 28, 2015

Angela Merkel most influential figure of the year

AFP journalists choose Angela Merkel as the most influential figure of 2015 after the German chancellor stamped her mark on the European migrant and Greek financial crises.

December 15, 2015
December 15, 2015

Migrant crisis: EU to launch new border force plan

Controversial plans for an EU Border and Coast Guard force are to be set out as part of an EU drive to curb the record influx of migrants.

November 16, 2015
November 16, 2015

Australia rejects Middle East refugee ban

Australia's immigration minister rejects a call by an MP to close its borders to refugees from the Middle East, in the wake of the Paris attacks