By Krisztina Than and Karin Strohecker HEGYESHALOM, Hungary/VIENNA (Reuters) - Austria and Germany threw open their borders to thousands of exhausted migrants on Saturday, bussed to the Hungarian border by a right-wing government that had tried to stop them but was overwhelmed by the sheer numbers reaching Europe’s frontiers. Left to walk the last yards into Austria, rain-soaked migrants, many of them refugees from Syria's civil war, were whisked by train and shuttle bus to Vienna, where many said they were resolved to continue on to Germany. Germany said it expected to receive up to 10,000 on Saturday.
Negotiators from 195 nations tasked with crafting a universal climate pact are driven by twin fears tugging in opposite directions, which may result in a hollow deal, say analysts. It is also a reminder that the window of opportunity for acting is barely ajar -- if human emissions of heat-trapping greenhouse gases don't peak very soon and drop very swiftly, it may soon slam shut. At the same time, however, career diplomats -- and their political bosses -- working on the nitty-gritty of the deal to be inked in Paris in December are haunted by another fear subtly nudging them in the opposite direction: the fear of failure.