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Recep Tayyip Erdogan

The Latest: German county declares refugee emergency

The latest developments as hundreds of thousands of people seeking safety make an epic trek through Europe. All times local. ___ 8:45 p.m. A German county has declared an emergency ahead of the arrival of some 1,000 refugees on Monday. Officials in Main-Taunus county west of Frankfurt say the unusual action aims to make it easier for authorities to cope with the influx, for example by suspending certain building regulations. In a statement Friday, they said it was the first time since 1945 that a disaster has been declared in the country. Germany has seen almost 600,000 migrants arrive since the start of the year, including many refugees from conflicts in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan ...