As migrants continue streaming into the European Union, EU and Turkish leaders are gathering in Brussels to try to find a solution. Meanwhile, at least 25 people drowned trying to cross the Aegean Sea en route to Greece.
Chancellor Angela Merkel and German politicians have pressed for a tough stance on Turkey. But an EU summit next week may not deliver an immediate response.
German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier has met with Pope Francis for the first time since becoming head of state. Among the issues discussed were refugees and the electoral success of the far-right AfD.
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has struck down a challenge from Hungary and Slovakia over the bloc's mandatory refugee quota policy. The ruling is a victory for Brussels, Paris and Berlin.
Turkey is a NATO member, which makes the fact that it is planning to buy anti-aircraft systems from Russia more than a little unusual. Are Ankara and Moscow developing a closer partnership? Miodrag Soric comments.
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