European mass migration crisis

June 19, 2019 - 1:13 pm
MADRID (AP) — Spain's maritime rescue service said Wednesday that 22 migrants were missing in the Mediterranean Sea after their boat got into difficulties while crossing from North Africa to southern Europe. A ferry alerted Spanish authorities that it had rescued 27 people from a small boat, the...
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FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2018 file photo, Venezuelan migrants line up for free bread and coffee, donated by a Colombian family from their car, at a gas station in Pamplona, Colombia. A record 71 million people have been displaced worldwide from war, persecution and other violence, the U.N. refugee agency said Wednesday, June 18, 2019, an increase of more than 2 million from last year and an overall total that would amount to the world's 20th most populous country. Amid runaway inflation and political turmoil at home, Venezuelans for the first time accounted for the largest number of new asylum-seekers in 2018, with more than 340,000, or more than one in five worldwide last year. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
June 19, 2019 - 4:11 am
GENEVA (AP) — A record 71 million people have been displaced worldwide by war, persecution and other violence, the U.N. refugee agency said Wednesday, an increase of more than 2 million from last year and an overall total that would amount to the world's 20th most populous country. The annual "...
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FILE-In this June 13, 2019 file photo a picture of Walter Luebcke stands behind his coffin during the funeral service in Kassel, Germany. German authorities say they have arrested a 45-year-old man in connection with their investigation into the slaying of a regional official from Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party. (Swen Pfoertner/dpa via AP)
June 18, 2019 - 5:15 pm
BERLIN (AP) — The killing of a politician who supported refugees, allegedly carried out by a man with a record of violent hate crimes, is an "alarm signal" that highlights the threat posed by far-right extremism, Germany's top security official said Tuesday. The motive of the 45-year-old German man...
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In this image taken from video made available by the Turkish Coastguard on Monday June 17, 2019, a coast guard boat approaches migrants in the Aegean Sea. A boat carrying migrants to Greece sank off the Turkish coast on Monday leaving at least eight migrants dead Turkey's coast guard said. The coast guard said 31 other migrants were rescued after the boat sank in the Aegean Sea, off the coast of Bodrum. (Turkish Coastguard via AP)
June 17, 2019 - 1:10 pm
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A boat carrying migrants to Greece sank off the Turkish coast on Monday, leaving at least 12 migrants dead, Turkey's coast guard said. The coast guard said 31 other migrants were rescued after the boat capsized in the Aegean Sea, off the coast of Bodrum. The region is close to...
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FILE-In this June 13, 2019 file photo a picture of Walter Luebcke stands behind his coffin during the funeral service in Kassel, Germany. German authorities say they have arrested a 45-year-old man in connection with their investigation into the slaying of a regional official from Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party. (Swen Pfoertner/dpa via AP)
June 17, 2019 - 11:05 am
BERLIN (AP) — A German man with right-wing extremist views has been arrested on suspicion of killing a regional official who had supported Chancellor Angela Merkel's welcoming stance toward refugees, prosecutors said Monday. The 45-year-old suspect, identified only as Stephan E. in line with...
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June 16, 2019 - 3:17 pm
BERLIN (AP) — A 51-year-old immigrant has been elected mayor of a town in eastern Germany after beating a candidate from the far-right Alternative for Germany party in a runoff that drew international attention. The dpa news agency reported that Octavian Ursu, a member of Chancellor Angela Merkel's...
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Greece Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, right, is welcomed by Malta Prime Minister Joseph Muscat on the occasion of the Mediterranean Summit of Southern EU countries in Valetta, Malta, Friday, June 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Jonathan Borg)
June 14, 2019 - 3:32 pm
ROME (AP) — The leaders of southern European nations gathered in Malta on Friday to build a united front on key economic and political issues before next week's European Council meeting. Key European Union jobs, migration issues and climate change were at the top of the agenda in Valletta, where...
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French far-right National Rally leader and MEP Marine Le Pen, center left, and Belgium's Vlaams Belang member and MEP Gerolf Annemans, center right, take a cellphone photo of themselves after attending a media conference to announce the formation of a new far-right European Parliament group at the European Parliament in Brussels, Thursday, June 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
June 13, 2019 - 9:53 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Europe's far-right and populist parties sought to rebrand themselves Thursday, launching a new group dubbed Identity and Democracy in the European Parliament but with many of the same faces and most of the old policies. Claiming to be riding the crest of a popular wave from last...
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June 11, 2019 - 6:35 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A boat carrying dozens of migrants to a Greek island from the nearby Turkish coast capsized early Tuesday, leaving seven people dead, including two children. Greece's coast guard said 57 people had been rescued, while seven people — two girls, four women and a man — were...
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Venezuela's opposition leader and self-proclaimed interim president Juan Guaido, right, poses for selfies with supporters, after a meeting at a hotel in Valencia, Venezuela, June 7, 2019. A member of Venezuela's opposition said that a mediation effort by Norway is stalling over Nicolás Maduro's refusal to accept presidential elections to resolve the nation's political crisis. (AP Photo/Juan Carlos Hernandez)
June 07, 2019 - 5:01 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 4:55 p.m. The Trump administration says it will recognize the validity of Venezuelan passports for five years beyond their printed expiration dates. The State Department announced Friday that the passports...
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