U.S., Russia, Mideast need to help stop refugee tide

September 24, 2015 8:17 AM

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BERLIN (Reuters) - The European Union needs the support of the United States, Russia and the countries in the Middle East to help fight the causes of the influx of refugees seeking to enter the bloc, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday.

Merkel told the German parliament that the refugee situation could only be tackled by addressing the causes of the exodus.

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