Slovenia has introduced new border restrictions for migrants as part of efforts to close the Balkans route from Greece to Western Europe.
Only migrants who plan to seek asylum in the country, or those with clear humanitarian needs will be allowed entry.
In reaction, Serbia said it would close its borders with Macedonia and Bulgaria to those without valid documents.
The future of the EU’s passport-free Schengen zone is already in doubt.
Eight of its members, including Austria, Hungary and Slovakia, have tightened border controls, leaving thousands of migrants stranded in Greece.
2. The Vanderbilt student, 29, knifed to death by a Palestinian terrorist during school trip to Tel Aviv: US victim pictured as terrifying video shows knifeman on stabbing rampage that coincided with start of Biden visit
(Description of events and video of the shooting of the terrorist at link)
(weird headline. We KNOW they are plotting huge attacks. Its about if they can pull them off)
Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said there was evidence IS was “trying to build bigger attacks” globally, and the UK was among its targets.
He said IS had expanded its ambitions from smaller-scale targets to attacks on “Western lifestyle”.
However, he would not be drawn on any specific plans or operations.
Several attacks, including last year’s gun and bomb attacks in Paris, were inspired by IS, also known as Daesh.
4. Several terrorist attacks in Israel today, one where a man pulled a knife out of his own neck and killed his attacker
5. Ezra’s final installment of the European expedition
(This is worth seeing for the concluding remarks alone)
6. More man-on-the-street from Germany
7. Tania Groth’s speech about women and islam, Stockholm Sweden
Stage adaptations of French author Michel Houellebecq’s novel “Submission”, in which a Muslim president takes power in 2022 France, have been a hit in Germany after a huge Mideast refugee influx has stoked fears of the impact of Islamic culture.
The first German theatre version sold out in the northern city of Hamburg, while in Dresden, birthplace of the Islamophobic PEGIDA street movement, a play premiered last weekend, with a third adaptation planned for Berlin in late April.
“It seems like it’s a very timely story because everybody, each in their own way, picks up on a point of the topic that concerns them,” actor Edgar Selge, who plays the central character Francois in Hamburg’s Deutsches Schauspielhaus theatre, told AFP.
Thank you M., Maria J., Wrath of Khan, Yucki and many many more. More to come.