Germany temporarily restricts flow of asylum seekers

September 14, 2015 1:38 AM

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A beleaguered Germany announced Sunday that it would temporarily halt free entrance for asylum seekers, a dramatic step likely to exacerbate bottlenecks at other European frontiers to the south and east, where tens of thousands of migrants and refugees are already enduring desperate hardships.

Germany’s abrupt about-face came as Europe’s migrant crisis hopscotched the continent, with Greek authorities reporting a new tragedy at sea and Austrian officials saying dozens of asylum seekers, apparently being trafficked by smugglers, had been rescued from a refrigerator truck at a highway rest ...

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