European mass migration crisis

December 18, 2018 - 1:42 pm
PARIS (AP) — Interpol says a police operation targeting migrant smugglers has led to the arrest of 49 people across the Americas. According to the international police organization, the arrests took place during four days of "coordinated action" in 11 countries. Interpol secretary general Jurgen...
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December 18, 2018 - 10:27 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on migration issues in Europe (all times local): 4:25 p.m. A German court has convicted a man of unauthorized dealing in firearms over the sale in 2016 of weapons that he advertised as being usable to "shoot down asylum-seekers." The Berlin state court sentenced the 35-year-...
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December 18, 2018 - 8:09 am
PARIS (AP) — French officials say that nine migrants, including a woman and child, have been rescued off the coast of Dunkirk after two distress calls from their small boat as they tried to sneak to Britain. French maritime authorities in charge of the English Channel area said the migrants were...
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December 18, 2018 - 4:49 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's highest court has thrown out complaints from the far-right Alternative for Germany party claiming Chancellor Angela Merkel's 2015 decision to allow in hundreds of thousands of migrants was a constitutional violation. The party, known as AfD, argued that Merkel's decision not...
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December 17, 2018 - 11:55 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — With only the United States and Hungary voting no, the U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly approved a non-binding compact Monday that provides more robust support for countries where most of the world's more than 25 million refugees live. The Global Compact on Refugees also...
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December 17, 2018 - 12:26 pm
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — A Bosnian official says migrants are being illegally pushed back into its territory by police in neighboring Croatia. Bosnian Security Minister Dragan Mektic said Monday that scores of migrants are reporting that they have been forced to return to Bosnia by...
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People demonstrate in Rome Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. “Get Up! Stand Up! Stand Up for your rights!” against racism and the government's immigration policies was the slogan of protesters against the so-called “Salvini decree”, that aims to reduce the number of migrants granted humanitarian protection. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
December 16, 2018 - 10:34 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Police fired tear gas and water cannons on demonstrators who had congregated around the European Union's headquarters in Brussels after marching against a new United Nations migration pact. About 5,000 people gathered on Sunday for the march that local authorities initially banned...
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December 16, 2018 - 9:16 am
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Croatian authorities are denying a report by an international watchdog group that the country's police are illegally and sometimes violently pushing migrants back into neighboring Bosnia. Croatian interior ministry denied wrongdoing Sunday, responding to a video...
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December 16, 2018 - 7:19 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is expressing hope that the new U.N. global pact on safe, orderly migration spurs solidarity toward migrants. He told the faithful in St. Peter's Square on Sunday that the non-binding accord serves as a reference point for the international community, which he hopes...
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December 16, 2018 - 6:40 am
BERLIN (AP) — The German government anticipates a drop in asylum applications in 2018, even including the thousands of babies born to recent migrants. The Bild newspaper reported Sunday on a preliminary report it obtained showing about 166,000 asylum applications will have been filed by year's end...
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