Migrant Balkan surge continues amid EU attempt to slow it

A young man hholds a cup in a crowd of hundreds of migrants waiting to enter a camp in Spielfeld, Austria, Monday, Oct. 26, 2015. Thousands of people trying to reach central and northern Europe via the Balkans often have to wait for days in the cold rain and mud at the borders. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — With freezing weather setting in, tens of thousands of migrants surging across Europe could face even more hurdles after European Union leaders pledged to stem their flow by introducing tighter border controls.

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