European mass migration crisis

FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2019, file photo, Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., speaks during a luncheon at the National Press Club in Washington. Cummings died from complications of longtime health challenges, his office said in a statement on Oct. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
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December 31, 2019 - 8:43 pm
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In this Sept. 23, 2019 photo, rescued migrants look at a map of Europe aboard the Ocean Viking humanitarian ship as it sails in the Mediterranean Sea. The misery of migrants in Libya has spawned a thriving and highly lucrative business, in part funded by the EU and enabled by the United Nations, an Associated Press investigation has found. (AP Photo/Renata Brito)
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December 31, 2019 - 2:29 pm
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — When the European Union started funneling millions of euros into Libya to slow the tide of migrants crossing the Mediterranean, the money came with EU promises to improve detention centers notorious for abuse and fight human trafficking. That hasn’t happened. Instead, the...
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December 31, 2019 - 1:11 am
When the European Union started funneling millions of euros into Libya to slow the tide of migrants crossing the Mediterranean, the money came with EU promises to improve detention centers notorious for abuse and fight human trafficking. Instead, the misery of migrants in Libya has spawned a...
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December 28, 2019 - 5:06 am
BARRA, Gambia (AP) — Tina Gomez told no one in her family when she boarded a boat with more than 200 people here in Gambia last month, setting off in hopes of reaching Spain with her 2-year-old son. News of their journey came only once their boat capsized, killing 63 passengers. The young mother...
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In this Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, photo, Mohammed Hafar buys a gift for his daughter Jana Hafar while waiting for her flight at JFK Airport in New York. Jana had been forced by President Donald Trump's travel ban to stay behind in Syria for months while her father, his wife and son Karim started rebuilding their lives in Bloomfield, N.J., with no clear idea of when the family would be together again. Mohammed was part of a federal lawsuit filed in August of this year over the travel ban waiver process. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
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December 26, 2019 - 10:46 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Mohammed Hafar paced around the airport terminal — first to the monitor to check flight arrivals, then to the gift shop and lastly to the doors where international passengers were exiting. At last, out came Jana Hafar, his tall, slender, dark-haired teen daughter who had been forced...
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December 26, 2019 - 1:29 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A boat carrying migrants capsized in a lake in eastern Turkey on Thursday, killing seven people on board, officials said. At least 64 migrants were rescued. The boat sank in Lake Van as it approached the town of Adilcevaz in Bitlis province, the provincial governor's office...
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Pope Francis delivers the Urbi et Orbi (Latin for 'to the city and to the world' ) Christmas' day blessing from the main balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
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December 25, 2019 - 6:52 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis offered a Christmas message of hope Wednesday against darkness that cloaks conflicts and relationships in large parts of the world from the Middle East to the Americas to Africa. The pope told tens of thousands of tourists, pilgrims and Romans gathered in St. Peter’...
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In this picture taken Thursday Dec. 12, 2019, Indian migrants Nishademi, 22, and Suhil, 23, walk with Saif, 33, Fatma, 24, and their son Omar, 1, Syrian refugees form Aleppo walk towards the border with Croatia as they attempt to enter the EU in the mountains surrounding the town of Bihac, northwestern Bosnia. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo)
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December 23, 2019 - 4:34 am
BIHAC, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnia's notorious Vucjak camp may have closed down after an international outcry, but the plight of migrants stranded in the country while trying to reach Western Europe is far from over. The tent camp near the northwestern town of Bihac stood on a former landfill...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019 file photo a Syrian boy plays with a toy car at the Moria refugee and migrant camp on the Greek island of Lesbos. An international human rights organization says on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019, hundreds of unaccompanied children in a migrant camp on the eastern Aegean island of Lesbos are living in "inhuman and degrading" conditions that threaten their mental and physical wellbeing. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris, File)
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December 18, 2019 - 9:18 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Hundreds of unaccompanied children are living in “inhuman and degrading” conditions in a migrant camp on the Greek island of Lesbos, putting their mental and physical well-being at risk, an international human rights organization said Wednesday. Human Rights Watch researchers...
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December 17, 2019 - 12:57 pm
LONDON (AP) — British authorities said more than 60 migrants were picked up from small boats Tuesday as they tried to enter the country after crossing the English Channel. Five small boats were intercepted over a seven-hour period Tuesday morning, with some of the migrants saying they were Iranian...
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