Migrants; EU first.
EU: Roger Cohen offers some historical perspective – and the Boldini quote at the end of the article begs to be used in an FX speech intro.
A small article in today’s local paper mentioned the number of foreign IDs they’re finding beside the roads in Serbia, just before the Hungarian border. Apparently people who aren’t Syrian are ditching their identities and ‘becoming’ Syrian because they think it’ll improve their chances at EU admittance. Iraq, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh IDs were all mentioned.
Hungary: More perspective – a refugee’s train trip across Hungary – in 1979.
Australia: More on their tough response. Refugees, or economic migrants?
Afghanistan: Transitions from cult-of-personality figures are rarely smooth.
China: Lawyers aren’t the only ones feeling the heat.
India: Games (rich) people play – apparently everywhere.
Venezuela: More on the expulsions of Colombians.
And to finish a truly global trip, the Arctic, with special guest appearances by China and Russia.