Germany fails to heal European rift over migrants

Hundreds of migrants await a train on September 11, 2015 in Nickelsdorf, Austria, at the border with HungaryEastern European countries on Friday resisted a German push for them to take more migrants, as new video footage added to concern over the treatment of refugees in Hungary, which has vowed to arrest anyone crossing the border illegally from next week. The International Organization for Migration said Friday over 430,000 migrants and refugees had crossed the Mediterranean to Europe so far in 2015, with 2,748 dying or going missing en route. Germany has taken the lion’s share, admitting 450,000 refugees so far this year, most of them fleeing violence in the Middle East — particularly Syria — and Asia.

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