European Union Unveils 'Bold' Plan to Take 160,000 Refugees

September 9, 2015 10:18 PM

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European Union Unveils 'Bold' Plan to Take 160,000 Refugees

Strasbourg, France: The EU unveiled plans Wednesday to take 160,000 refugees from overstretched border states, as the United States said it would accept more Syrians to ease the pressure from the worst migration crisis since World War II.

As fresh unrest in Hungary underscored the scale of the problem, Germany pushed Europe to go further and agree long-term binding quotas with no limits on actual numbers to deal with a surge of asylum-seekers.

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