European mass migration crisis

The Diciotti ship of the Italian Coast Guard, with 67 migrants on board rescued 4 days ago by the Vos Thalassa freighter, enters the Sicilian port of Trapani, southern Italy, Thursday, July 12, 2018. The top security officials of Germany, Italy and Austria are touting their hard line on migration issues, saying Europe needs to protect its exterior borders and crack down on human smuggling. (Igor Petyx/ANSA via AP)
July 12, 2018 - 2:46 pm
ROME (AP) — Italy's hard-line interior minister refused Thursday to let 67 migrants disembark from an Italian coast guard ship until an investigation determines whether any of them had violently threatened their rescuers to prevent being returned to Libya. The Diciotti ship pulled into the port of...
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Activists wearing red T-sirts that symbolize a broader welcome to migrants, demonstrate by handcuffing their arms as they wait for the Italian Coast Guard ship Diciotti, with 67 migrants on board, to dock at the Sicilian port of Trapani, southern Italy, July 12, 2018. The ship is in the waters off Sicily awaiting permission to disembark its 67 migrants, some of whom are accused of threatening their rescuers if they were taken back to Libya. (Igor Petyx/ANSA via AP)
July 12, 2018 - 7:41 am
INNSBRUCK, Austria (AP) — The Latest on Europe's migrant crisis (all times local): 1:45 p.m. France has taken in a group of 78 asylum-seekers, mainly from Eritrea and Sudan, after their charity rescue ship was blocked form ports in Italy and Malta. The French Interior Ministry said the group...
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Demonstrators hold signs with people killed by the NSU outside the court in Munich, southern Germany, prior to the verdict Wednesday, July 11, 2018. (Tobias Hase/dpa via AP)
July 11, 2018 - 2:59 pm
MUNICH (AP) — A German court found the main defendant guilty on Wednesday in a string of neo-Nazi killings more than a decade ago — a high-profile trial that raised fresh questions about the treatment of migrants at a time when Germany is grappling with an unprecedented influx of refugees and...
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Abdulkerim Simsek, center,son of Enver Simsek who was killed in Nuremberg, his lawyer Seda Basay, left, and Gamze Kubasik, the daughter of Mehmet Kubasik who was killed in Dortmund, sit on the podium on the eve of the verdict against the right-wing terror cell NSU in Munich, southern Germany, Tuesday, July 11, 2018. (Peter Kneffel/dpa via AP)
July 10, 2018 - 4:59 pm
MUNICH (AP) — Families of the people killed by a neo-Nazi group that sought to terrorize migrants in Germany called Tuesday for an investigation to continue even as the trial of group's only known surviving member and four supporters draws to a close this week. Campaigners and lawyers for the...
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German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer presents his 'master plan migration' in the interior ministry in Berlin Tuesday, July 10, 2018. (Kay Nietfeld/dpa via AP)
July 10, 2018 - 9:38 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's top security official on Tuesday unveiled his new plan on controlling and limiting migration, which he called a "turning point" in the country's asylum policy. The main goals of the 63-point "migration master plan" include the quick deportation of people living in Germany...
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July 10, 2018 - 8:59 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he has a solution to the federal government missing a court-imposed deadline to reunite migrant children with their families: "Tell people not to come to our country illegally." On Monday, Trump's administration acknowledged it would not meet a Tuesday...
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Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini makes a point during a joint press conference with Vice President of Libyan Parliamentary Council Ahmed Maitig, in Rome, Thursday, July 5, 2018. Italy’s anti-migrant interior minister wants tighter criteria applied for granting humanitarian protection to migrants rescued at sea. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
July 08, 2018 - 11:53 am
ROME (AP) — The right-wing interior minister who closed Italy's ports to aid groups that rescue migrants in the Mediterranean said Sunday that he wants to extend the prohibition to foreign navy ships. Matteo Salvini said he would bring up Italy's desire to keep navy ships carrying rescued migrants...
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Migrants sit outside a building after being evicted by police in Rome, Thursday, July 5, 2018. Over 100 migrants, most of them refugees, were evicted from a squatted building in Rome. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
July 07, 2018 - 10:49 am
BERLIN (AP) — Demonstrators are marching in Germany's capital in support of the private aid ships that rescue migrants in the Mediterranean Sea. The rescue ships are encountering increasing opposition from authorities in Italy and other countries. The new Italian interior minister has refused to...
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Pope Francis blesses the crowd as he recites the Angelus noon prayer from the window of his studio overlooking St.Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, July 1, 2018. Pope Francis has lamented intensified attacks in southern Syria, asking that people be spared more suffering. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
July 06, 2018 - 8:50 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis thanked aid groups that rescue and care for migrants on Friday and denounced the "sterile hypocrisy" of those who turn a blind eye to the world's poor seeking security and a dignified life. Francis celebrated a special Mass for migrants and those who care for them...
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A migrants stands outside a building after being evicted by police in Rome, Thursday, July 5, 2018. Over 100 migrants, most of them refugees, were evicted from a squatted building in Rome. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
July 06, 2018 - 5:34 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is celebrating a special Mass for migrants in St. Peter's Basilica, calling attention to their plight and inviting them to the Vatican as Europe, the U.S. and other countries increasingly close their doors to them. Several migrants and representatives of aid groups...
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