What We're Following This Afternoon

Editor’s Note: This article previously appeared in a different format as part of The Atlantic’s Notes section, retired in 2021.

Migrant crisis: Hungary’s border with Croatia will be closed at midnight to stem the flow of migrants entering Europe. Hungary has been a critic of the European Union’s approach to the crisis, and says the 216-mile-long razor-wire fence will prevent Croatia from processing asylum-seekers and moving them onto Hungary.

Drone shot down: Turkish warplanes have shot down a drone belonging to an unidentified nation in Turkey’s airspace after issuing three warnings to it, the country’s military said. Reuters, quoting an unidentified U.S. military official, reported the drone was Russian, but Russian officials have denied the aircraft is theirs.

FIFA scandal: Der Spiegel is reporting that Germany’s successful bid in 2006 to host the world cup was secured with bribes. A slush fund of about $6 million was contributed in a private capacity by Robert Louis-Dreyfus, who then headed the sports giant Adidas, the publication reported.