Austria threatens to send in troops to stop asylum-seekers

Austria has threatened to send troops to the Balkans to stop asylum-seekers as countries across Europe turn on Angela Merkel over her “open-door” refugee policy.

Sebastian Kurz, the Austrian foreign minister, said yesterday (SAT) his country could not take any more migrants and was prepared to send soldiers to help close the Macedonian border.

The warning came as John Kerry, the US Secretary of State described the refugee crisis as a “near existential threat to Europe”.