Weather throws up another obstacle

Strong showers and chilly gale-force winds threw up yet another obstacle for thousands of migrants and refugees trying to cross Greece's northern border into the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. The bottleneck started growing after Skopje barred entry to what it says are “economic migrants” who are not eligible for asylum, in the wake of the Paris terror attacks. Hundreds of Iranian, Kurdish, Pakistani and Bangladeshi migrants have been trapped at the Greek border town of Idomeni for days, with some sewing their mouths shut in protest at the restrictions.