The EU told Serbia it can join by 2025 — but only if it carries out reforms and works out its differences with Kosovo. German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said he supports Serbia’s candidacy only if it recognizes Kosovo and deals with “nonfunctional” northern Kosovo.
A toddler migrant is plucked from the water by a volunteer lifeguard after a boat carrying around 150 refugees started to sink in the Aegean sea
Human tragedy: The body of a child lies on a beach on the Greek island of Lesbos, after 22 people – including nine children and four babies – drowned when their boat sank during the perilous crossing
Saviour: A lifeguard rescues a child as a boat with refugees and migrants sunk, while crossing the Aegean sea from Turkey to the Greek island of Lesbos
Horrific: Most of the migrant vessels making the dangerous journey are in bad condition and are heavily overcrowded
Despair: One man struggles to stay on board the boat as the rough seas force the passengers to take evasive action
Hanging in there: One desperate refugee woman hangs on a rope having escaped the half-sunken catamaran carrying around 150 refugees
Sorrow: One young boy screams and cries in terror as the boat wildly rocks in the strong currents off the coast of Lesbos
Too young: The body of a young boy, who drowned while making the perilous crossing from Turkey, lies on a beach on the Greek island of Lesbos. It was one of the worst accidents in Greek waters since the mass migrant flows started after the war in Syria
Sinking ship: An overcrowded refugee boat begins to sink off the Greek island of Lesbos after crossing the Aegean Sea from Turkey
ISTANBUL — Aid workers are propping up tents, preparing provisions and deploying medical staff as they brace for a new wave of displaced Syrians escaping renewed fighting in and around the country’s commercial hub, Aleppo.
Plumes of smoke rise from purported Russian airstrikes hitting rebel positions south of Aleppo. youtube.com / Via YouTube
The contested city is the focus of an intense military campaign. Russian warplanes… more
Syrian Refugees arrive on the Greek island of Lesbos after crossing the Aegean Sea from Turkey.
The decade-long sanction on Turkey becoming a member of the European Union (EU) might be lifted if Turkey agrees to stop the flow of Syrian refugees to Europe. In addition, EU will give Turkey €3 billion ($3.5 billion) as a compensation for settling the refugees on its soil.