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MACEDONIA CLOSES BORDER TO MIGRANTS

Some 2,600 people are stranded on the Greek side of the border with Macedonia after the Balkan nation closed its borders to incoming migrants yesterday afternoon, AP reports. Macedonia, which is not an EU member, took similar steps for two days last week. The authorities are, however, allowing in migrants who wish to go to Austria or Germany.

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