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Migrant crisis: The head of the U.N. refuge agency called today for the European Union to take in 200,000 more refugees. The EU’s approach to the migrants on its shores has been mixed. Viktor Orban, the Hungarian prime minister, said in an interview: “All of a sudden we will see that we are in minority in our own continent.”

Investors await jobs report: Economists expect an increase of 200,000 jobs in August. The report is likely to be closely watched because it comes as the Federal Reserve prepares to raise interest rates. Update: The jobless rate fell to 5.1. percent; 173,000 jobs were added. More here.

Guatemala’s president jailed: Otto Pérez Molina was jailed hours after he resigned. He is accused of  leading a scheme that  helped business owners avoid import duties by paying bribes.