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  1. refugees at a bus station in Serbia

    EU Calls Summit on Refugee Crisis

    After finding dead migrants in the water, in ship holds and locked inside trucks, Europe is desperate for answers. “We need to show solidarity now,” German Chancellor Angela Merkel said as EU leaders called for a meeting to grapple with the thousands of refugees attempting to enter Europe via increasingly dangerous crossings that have killed about 2,500 this year. Germany is on track for such immigration to quadruple in 2015 to 800,000, and the September 14 meeting will likely focus on how to distribute the huddled masses among member states — and stem the deadly tide.

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