• Hungarian police officers push back migrants at collection point in the village of Roszke, Hungary, September 7, 2015. Police used pepper spray on a crowd of migrants attempting to break through a cordon at Roszke, on Hungary's border with Serbia, on Monday, a Reuters witness said.        REUTERS/Marko Djurica - RTX1RIT5
    September 7, 2015  

    In our news wrap Monday, hundreds of people broke through Hungarian police lines near the Serbian border to walk on the main highway to Budapest. Meanwhile, European leaders debated how to handle the new wave of refugees. Also, President Obama announced a new executive order requiring federal contractors to give paid sick leave to their employers. Continue reading

  • September 7, 2015  

    Are the pledges being made by European countries to take in refugees sufficient to accommodate the massive flood of people trying to escape war and poverty? Judy Woodruff examines the migration crisis with Leonard Doyle of the International Organization for Migration. Continue reading

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    September 4, 2015  

    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including Hillary Clinton’s latest interview on her use of a private email server, Donald Trump’s pledge not to run as a third-party candidate, plus who should be stepping up to address the refugee crisis in Europe. Continue reading

  • The front pages of some of Britain's daily newspapers showing an image of the body of Syrian three-year-old boy Aylan are pictured in London, on September 3, 2015. The image spread like lightning through social media and dominated front pages from Spain to Sweden, with commentators unanimous it had rammed home the horrors faced by those fleeing war and conflict in the Middle East and Africa. AFP PHOTO/JUSTIN TALLIS        (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
    September 3, 2015  

    A photograph of a young boy whose drowned body washed up on Turkey’s shore after his family attempted to reach Greece has captured global attention. The image highlights the extreme risks many migrants are willing to take to reach Western countries. Judy Woodruff speaks to Steven Erlanger of The New York Times and NewsHour special correspondent Malcolm Brabant about responses in Europe. Continue reading

  • Watched by Hungarian police, refugees enter a regional train supposed to carry them to a nearby refugee camp at a railways station in Budapest, Hungary September 2, 2015. Hundreds of migrants protest in front of Budapest's Keleti Railway Terminus for a second straight day on Wednesday, shouting "Freedom, freedom!" and demanding to be let onto trains bound for Germany from a station that has been closed to them by Hungarian riot police officers.  REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo   - RTX1QSF3
    September 2, 2015  

    The steady flow of desperate migrants and asylum seekers has sparked humanitarian and economic tensions in Europe. Gwen Ifill talks to Nancy Lindborg of the United States Institute of Peace and Astrid Ziebarth of the German Marshall Fund for a closer look at the crisis, including how different European governments are responding and whether the U.S. could take more refugees. Continue reading

  • Migrants walk along in the sunset after crossing into Hungary from the border with Serbia near Roszke, Hungary, August 30, 2015. Photo by Bernadett Szabo/Reuters.
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    Officials from Germany, Great Britain and France called for a more comprehensive plan on Sunday to process and distribute the hundreds of thousands of migrants who have poured into Europe this year, undertaking journeys that have turned deadly and exposing gaps in countries’ refugee infrastructure. Continue reading

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    August 28, 2015  

    It was another deadly day amid the growing refugee crisis in Europe. Hundreds are feared dead just off the coast of Libya, and the number of victims found in the back of a truck in Austria has risen to more than 70. Lindsey Hilsum of Independent Television News visits a refugee camp in Austria. Continue reading

  • A migrant child is seen through a bus window as the Eleftherios Venizelos passenger ship is reflected on it following its arrival at port of Piraeus near Athens, Greece, August 25, 2015. Greece said on Monday its infrastructure was insufficient to cope with the waves of refugees flowing into the country in one of the worst humanitarian crises Europe has faced since the World War Two.  REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov       TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX1PLP9
    August 25, 2015  

    A surge of refugees hit Hungary’s southern border this week, many fleeing the war in Syria. Most of the refugees are seeking asylum in Northern Europe. Gwen Ifill talks to David Miliband, CEO of the International Rescue Committee, about how nations are handling the refugee crisis. Continue reading

  • The reflection of migrants is seen in a puddle of muddy water on a road after they crossed the Greek-Macedonian border into Macedonia, near Gevgelija August 24, 2015. State authorities and aid agencies threw up tents and scrambled to supply food and water to thousands surging through the western Balkans, their numbers swelling since Greece began ferrying migrants from its overwhelmed islands to the mainland. The United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR, said more than 7,000 had reached Serbia from Macedonia between Saturday and Sunday, many of them having spent three desperate days on Greece's northern border after Macedonia halted their passage saying it could take no more.   REUTERS/Ognen Teofilovski - RTX1PFGQ
    August 24, 2015  

    In Europe, it’s the summer of mass migration. Lindsey Hilsum of Independent Television News follows along as thousands of refugees from the Middle East and North Africa travel by train from Macedonia to Serbia, hoping to eventually reach Germany and other points north. Continue reading

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    August 4, 2015  

    In Hungary, government leaders say they can’t cope with the flood of migrants entering their country: 80,000 so far this year. So the government is racing to complete a 110 mile-long fence — what opponents are calling a “new Iron Curtain” — along its border with Serbia. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports. Continue reading