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Merkel Arrives in Southeast Turkey to Ease Tensions of Migrant Deal

By Ercan Gurses and Andreas Rinke GAZIANTEP, Turkey, April 23 – German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived in a Turkish border province on Saturday to meet Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu as she works to ease tensions in the deal to tackle the migrant crisis. Prior to its enforcement almost three weeks ago, Merkel lobbied European

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Pope Francis to Visit Greek Migrant Island of Lesvos on April 16

VATICAN CITY, April 7 – Pope Francis will make a lightning trip to the Greek island of Lesvos on April 16, the Vatican said on Thursday, in a visit aimed at supporting refugees and drawing attention to the front line of Europe’s migrant crisis. Hundreds of thousands of refugees, many fleeing the war in Syria,

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Lesvos: Where Sympathy and Sanctuary Endure

By Anna Pantelia As winter takes its toll and high winds whip the sea up into a frenzy, men, women and children huddle together in rubber dinghies. Many are braving an unimaginable journey from Turkey destined to the tiny Greek island of Lesvos. As they reach the shore, hundreds of lifeguards and local volunteers rush forth

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