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.

Apple vs. FBI, cont’d: James Comey, the FBI’s chief, has told the House Intelligence Committee the dispute between the bureau and the tech giant over the iPhone belonging to one of the San Bernardino attackers is “the hardest question I’ve seen in government.” Our latest coverage of the ongoing saga is here.

A meeting on migration—and a diplomatic dispute: Austria has invited Balkan states to a meeting on migration, but excluded Greece from the event. In response, Greece has recalled its ambassador from Vienna for consultations. More than 100,000 people have entered Greece via the Mediterranean so far this year, and the country, which is still reeling from the economic crisis, has been criticized by its fellow EU members for not doing enough to control the flow of the new arrivals.

A decision on the ‘Jungle’:  A French court ruled authorities can evacuate and demolish part of the makeshift encampment outside Calais. About 1,000 people are affected by the order.

News from this morning here.