• Afghan refugees gather around a fire to warm themselves from the morning cold at the port of Mitylene on the northeast Greek island of Lesbos, while waiting to get on board a ferry traveling to Athens, early Friday, Oct. 9, 2015. More than 500,000 people have arrived in the European Union this year, seeking sanctuary or jobs and sparking the EU's biggest refugee emergency in decades. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

    The Latest: Migrant arrivals in Greece rise sharply

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The latest developments as hundreds of thousands of people seeking safety make an epic trek through Europe. All times local.

  • Portugal players celebrate at the end of the Euro 2016 qualifying group I soccer match between Portugal and Denmark at the Municipal Stadium in Braga, Portugal, Thursday, Oct. 8 2015. Portugal defeated Denmark 1-0. (AP Photo/Paulo Duarte)

    Portugal, Northern Ireland book Euro 2016 places

    BERLIN (AP) — Portugal and Northern Ireland booked their places at Euro 2016 on Thursday, while world champion Germany was made to wait after being upset 1-0 by Ireland in Dublin.

  • FOR STORY GREECE DRIVERLESS BUS BY DEREK GATOPOULOS - In this photo taken on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, a local resident takes a photo of the tiny CityMobil2 driverless bus in Trikala town, Greece. Trials of the French-built CityMobil2 buses have started in Trikala, a town of some 80,000 people, chosen to test a driverless bus in real traffic conditions for the first time, as part of a European project to revolutionize mass transport, guided by GPS, lasers, and wireless cameras, and the rides are free. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

    Greek town glimpses mass transit future: driverless buses

    TRIKALA, Greece (AP) — There’ll be no arguing with the driver on this bus: the rides are free and there’s no driver anyway.

  • Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, right, and Greece's Deputy Prime Minster Yannis Dragasakis look at their watches during a parliamentary session before the confidence vote, in Athens, on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

    Tsipras insists he can lead Greece out of crisis by 2019

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s left-wing prime minister easily won a confidence vote early Thursday, and pledged to usher the bailout-reliant country out of its financial crisis by 2019, mitigating creditor-mandated austerity with support for the poor.

  • A Syrian refugee man carrying his daughter rushes to the beach as he arrives on a dinghy from the Turkish coast to the northeastern Greek island of Lesbos, Sunday, Oct. 4 , 2015. The U.N. refugee agency is reporting a “noticeable drop” this week in arrivals of refugees by sea into Greece - as the total figure for the year nears the 400,000 mark. Overall, the UNHCR estimates 396,500 people have entered Greece via the Mediterranean this year with seventy percent of them are from war-torn Syria. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

    Tip of the iceberg: No end in sight to migrant wave

    ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — One month after the body of 3-year-old Aylan Kurdi washed up on a Turkish beach — and a week after the European Union agreed to secure its borders — the migrant crisis has largely fallen off the front pages and reporters are going home.

  • Turkish Cypriots: Reunification agreement possible in months

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci said Friday that an agreement on reunifying the divided Mediterranean island can be reached in months rather than years if talks with the Greek Cypriot president continue at the same pace, with the same determination and political will, as they have in recent months.

  • A refugee woman holds a baby while waiting for a train towards Serbia, at the transit camp for refugees near the southern Macedonian town of Gevgelija, after crossing the border from Greece, Friday at dawn, Oct. 2, 2015. The international Red Cross says vulnerable migrants in the Balkans are facing increasingly difficult conditions with the arrival of heavy rains and cold weather. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)

    The Latest: Finland says nearly 50,000 seek asylum this year

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The latest developments in the hundreds of thousands of refugees and other migrants passing through Europe on their way west. All times local.