• EU mulls partial Schengen suspension

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    BRUSSELS: The EU on Tuesday mulled allowing states in the passport-free Schengen zone to reintroduce border checks for up to two years to cope with the migration crisis, in what would be a blow to a cherished pillar of European unity. At a meeting in Amsterdam on Monday, EU interior ministers had asked the European Commission—the executive arm of the 28-nation European Union—about extending the checks. More than one million people headed to Europe in search of new lives last year, most of them refugees fleeing conflict in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan in the continent’s worst migration crisis since World War II.

    AFP

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