• 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.

  • Friday, October 2, 2015

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  • 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.

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin holds his hand on his ear while listening to a newsman’s question as he leaves the Elysee Palace in Paris, France. Friday, Oct. 2 , 2015.  Russian President Vladimir Putin was in Paris with the leaders of Ukraine, France and Germany in a revived European push to bring peace to eastern Ukraine.The long-awaited summit in Paris on Friday is being overshadowed by international concerns about Russia’s military intervention in Syria this week. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)

    US-led coalition asks Russia to concentrate on fighting IS

    PARIS (AP) — With Russian warplanes bombing Syria for a third day, French President Francois Hollande told President Vladimir Putin on Friday that Moscow’s airstrikes must be confined to attacking Islamic State militants, not other rebels opposing the Damascus government.