European mass migration crisis

Samira Lopez, 5, of Honduras carries a wet mattress and a guitar as she plays in a migrant camp where a few hundred Central Americans continue to camp out outside the closed Benito Juarez sports complex, in Tijuana, Mexico, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018. Spurred by complaints from local residents, authorities are increasing pressure on migrants living outside the former shelter adjacent to the U.S. border to move to the more distant Barretal shelter, where more than 2,000 others who arrived with caravans are now camping. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
December 09, 2018 - 2:57 pm
MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — The Latest on migration issues (all times local): 8:55 p.m. A group of some of the world's richest countries says highly educated migrants have made up a growing proportion of people moving to nearly all its member states and European Union countries over the last decade...
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December 07, 2018 - 10:28 am
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Police in Croatia have detained 13 people suspected of smuggling migrants who are trying to reach Western Europe through the Balkans. Police said Friday that they are searching for one more suspect accused of smuggling at least 119 migrants in and out of Croatia from late...
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In this Nov. 15, 2018 photo, 10-year-old Affaf, who weighs 9,6 kg (21 pounds), sits with her parents at a hospital in Hajjah, Yemen. The U.N. food agency said Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018 it is planning to rapidly scale up food distribution to help another 4 million people in Yemen over the next two months, more than a 50-percent increase in the number reached now, if access can be maintained in the poor, war-stricken country. (Marco Frattini/WFP via AP)
December 07, 2018 - 9:39 am
RIMBO, Sweden (AP) — The United Nations' refugee agency said Friday that there have been nearly 1,500 civilian casualties in Yemen from August through October, the latest grim tally to emerge from a four-year civil war as opposing parties hold talks in Sweden. The announcement comes as Yemen's Iran...
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December 07, 2018 - 2:53 am
MARSEILLE, France (AP) — Aid group Doctors Without Borders and SOS Mediterranee say they have been forced to end the rescue operations of the Aquarius ship in the Mediterranean Sea. The Aquarius has been docked in Marseille since October after Panama revoked its flag. Last month, Italian...
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FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2015 file photo, a young child waits in line at a migrant reception center in Brussels. Belgian migration minister Theo Francken on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018 said he wants no part of a United Nations pact on safe and orderly migration, an international deal that has pushed Belgium's government to the brink of collapse. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, File)
December 06, 2018 - 4:27 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — Just days before scores of countries sign up to a landmark U.N. migration pact, a number of European Union nations have begun joining the list of those not willing to endorse the agreement. The 34-page U.N. Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration is to be formally...
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December 05, 2018 - 3:14 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities have released from pre-trial detention four members of a charity working with migrants who had been arrested in August for allegedly helping migrant smuggling. Among the four was Syrian refugee Sara Mardini, who gained international attention when she and her...
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December 05, 2018 - 10:41 am
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — The Latest on Europe's migrant crisis (all times local): 5:40 p.m. Austrian police say they have found 22 asylum-seekers from Iraq and Syria in a van near the country's eastern border. Police in Burgenland province said the Romanian-registered van was stopped Tuesday evening...
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FILE - In this June 27, 2018, file photo, U.S. Rep. David Stringer, R-Prescott, speaks at a community forum at a local restaurant in Phoenix, to explain his recent immigration remarks. The Arizona lawmaker, who faced a backlash in June after saying "there aren't enough white kids to go around" when discussing integration, is facing new criticism about his views on race and has been booted from a committee chairmanship. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, file)
December 04, 2018 - 5:52 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona city council voted Tuesday to demand the resignation of a Republican state lawmaker whose remarks on race and immigration have led to a growing backlash of criticism and the loss of his chairmanship on a key committee. Tuesday's 6-1 vote by the Prescott City Council comes...
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December 04, 2018 - 9:46 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A pro-government lawmaker acknowledged Tuesday that Danish plans to banish rejected asylum-seekers or those with a criminal record to a remote island may breach international law — but added that his party doesn't mind "challenging (international) conventions." Martin...
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Migrants eat a meal aboard the Spanish fishing vessel Nuestra Madre de Loreto carrying migrants rescued off the coast of Lybia on Saturday Dec. 1, 2018. One of the migrants was evacuated by helicopter for medical reasons. (AP Photo/Javier Fergo)
December 03, 2018 - 3:11 am
BERLIN (AP) — The European Union's migration commissioner is calling on member countries that have turned against a U.N.-backed migration pact to reconsider their opposition. A conference in Marrakech, Morocco on Dec. 10-11 is due to approve the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular...
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