As Europe seals borders, Germany mulls tougher rules at end of refugee trail

September 18, 2015 12:11 PM

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As Europe seals borders, Germany mulls tougher rules at end of refugee trail

ZAGREB, Croatia — European nations bickered Friday over who should be responsible for thousands of asylum seekers streaming toward their territory, as Hungary announced plans to extend a border fence and Croatia said it would no longer obey European Union rules over refugees.

The intense pressure of tens of thousands of people trying to reach Western Europe has challenged every country along the way amid deep divisions over how — or even whether — to extend a helping hand to people fleeing years of conflict in Syria and elsewhere.

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