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Refugee crisis: national newspapers start to rattle the sabres

Amid public sentiment and support for the people fleeing oppression, some titles call on David Cameron to launch air strikes in Syria<p>“The horrific consequences of Syria’s civil war were dramatised last week in the harrowing picture of a little boy lying lifeless on a Turkish shore. The horror of …

Refugee crisis: UK will resettle 20,000 Syrian refugees over five years - as it happened

• France and Germany to take 55,000 extra refugees under quotas<br>• 10,000 more refugees expected in Munich on Monday<br>• Follow live: UK PM Cameron to make counter-terror speech<br>• UN agencies ‘broke’ due to scale of the crisis• <b><br>Read the latest summary</b><p>3.57pm BST<p>Britain is to resettle up to 20,000 refugees from …

Refugee crisis: volunteers' convoy of cars drive people from Budapest – video

Volunteers form a convoy of cars to drive refugees from Budapest to the Austrian border and beyond on Sunday night. One volunteer says Europe has a tradition of human rights and says it is their duty to help the refugees. Some drivers came from as far as Germany to help the wave of people escaping …

Refugee crisis: east and west split as leaders resent Germany for waiving rules

Central European nations pin blame on the EU – but their unilateral actions are a hindrance to a solution<p>Europe’s meltdown in the face of its biggest post-1945 immigration emergency is generating the worst east-west split since the Iraq war, when Donald Rumsfeld divided it into “new Europe and old …

How will UK pay for refugees government has pledged to take?

George Osborne has the job of managing the overseas aid budget to accommodate the cost of taking in refugees<p>On Sunday, the chancellor, George Osborne, announced that the government would use funds from the UK’s £12bn annual overseas aid budget to help local authorities cover the costs of housing …

UK government authorised targeted airstrike in Syria in August - Politics live

Rolling coverage of all the day’s political developments as they happen, including David Cameron’s Commons statement on the refugee crisis<p>6.50pm BST<p>6.32pm BST<p><b>Professor Michael Clarke</b>, director general of RUSI, the defence and foreign policy thinktank, has written a very useful commentary on the …

Europe set for bruising battle over sharing refugee burden

Reaction to demands from Berlin, Brussels and Paris underlines how Europe is splitting east to west on the refugee crisis<p>Eastern European leaders have rejected calls from Berlin, Paris, and Brussels for a concerted and binding policy of sharing refugees across the EU, setting the scene for a …

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UN security council is failing Syria, Ban Ki-moon admits

UN secretary general urges Russia and China to ‘look beyond national interest’ and stop blocking proposals to help end conflict<p>The UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, has admitted that the UN security council is failing Syria because of big power divisions which have prevented action to end a …