European mass migration crisis

Jimmie Akesson, center, of the Sweden Democrats speaks after a party leader debate in SVT, Swedish national public TV broadcaster, in Stockholm Friday, Sept. 7, 2018. Sweden's general elections will be held on Sunday, Sept. 9. (Stina Stjernkvist/TT News Agency via AP)
September 08, 2018 - 9:59 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden's prime minister denounced an increasingly popular far-right party as racist and a threat to the nation's European values Saturday as political candidates made their final pre-election pitches to voters. The parliamentary election being held Sunday will be Sweden's first...
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People attend a demonstration in Chemnitz, eastern Germany, Friday, Sept.7, 2018, after several nationalist groups called for marches protesting the killing of a German man two weeks ago, allegedly by migrants from Syria and Iraq. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
September 07, 2018 - 1:36 pm
BERLIN (AP) — More than 1,000 far-right supporters rallied Friday night over the fatal stabbing of a man in the eastern German city of Chemnitz, for which two recent migrants have been arrested and charged with manslaughter. In a case that has exposed friction between Chancellor Angela Merkel and...
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FILE- In this April 4, 2018, file photo, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani, left, Russia's President Vladimir Putin, right, and Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan lock hands during a group photo in Ankara, Turkey. When the presidents of Russia, Turkey and Iran meet in Tehran Friday, Sept. 7, all eyes will be on their diplomacy averting a bloodbath in Idlib, Syria's crowded northwestern province and last opposition stronghold. The three leaders whose nations are all under U.S. sanctions have an interest in working together, but Idlib is complicated and they have little common ground. (Tolga Bozoglu/Pool Photo via AP, File)
September 07, 2018 - 6:04 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The presidents of Iran, Russia and Turkey will meet Friday in Tehran to discuss the war in Syria, with all eyes on a possible military offensive to retake the last rebel-held bastion of Idlib. The summit between Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Russian President Vladimir Putin...
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Slovenian police officers accompany politician Andrej Sisko, front, in the northeastern area around the town of Maribor, Slovenia, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018. Slovenian police say they have arrested two people for paramilitary activity after video footage and photos surfaced on social media of a group of armed, masked men led by a right-wing former presidential candidate. (AP Photo)
September 06, 2018 - 5:51 am
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenian police on Thursday arrested two people for paramilitary activity after video footage and photos surfaced on social media of a group of armed, masked men led by a right-wing former presidential candidate. Police said that around 40 criminal investigators were...
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In this Aug. 30, 2018 photo a migrant woman stands in front of an orient supermarket in Flen, some 100 km west of Stockholm, Sweden. The town has welcomed so many asylum seekers in recent years that they now make up about a fourth of the population. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
September 06, 2018 - 5:08 am
MADRID (AP) — The Latest on Europe's migrant crisis (all times local): 11:05 a.m. Germany's interior minister says the issue of migration is "the mother of all political problems in this country." Horst Seehofer, who also heads the Bavarian equivalent of Chancellor Angela Merkel's center-right...
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FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2018 file photo Bjoern Hoecke, left, leader of the Alternative for Germany, AfD, in German state of Thuringia, and Pegida founder Lutz Bachmann, second from right, participate in a commemoration march in Chemnitz, eastern Germany, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, after several nationalist groups called for marches protesting the killing of a German man last week, allegedly by migrants from Syria and Iraq. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer, file)
September 03, 2018 - 4:41 pm
CHEMNITZ, Germany (AP) — German authorities said Monday they're stepping up surveillance of the far-right Alternative for Germany amid growing concern the third-largest party in parliament is closing ranks with extremist groups. Activists for AfD, the nationalist party's German acronym, marched in...
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Dutch police officers point their guns at a wounded 19-year-old man who was shot by police after stabbing two people in the central railway station in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Friday Aug. 31, 2018. Police investigators in Amsterdam included an extremist attack as a possible motive for the stabbings of two people at a busy railway station Friday as authorities in the Dutch capital reported that the suspect shot by police is an Afghan citizen. (AP Photo)
September 03, 2018 - 3:39 pm
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — An Afghan asylum-seeker accused of stabbing two Americans in Amsterdam believes that Islam is insulted in the Netherlands, Dutch prosecutors said Monday, giving the first indication of why they think a "terrorist motive" was behind the attack. The 19-year-old suspect...
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FILE - In this Dec. 28, 2017 file photo a card with a writing 'angels are forever' is placed between candles in Kandel, western Germany, at the site where 15-year-old Mia was stabbed earlier. On Monday, Sept. 3, 2018 the regional court in Landau sentenced her former boyfriend for murder to 8 1/2 years in prison. (Andreas Arnold/dpa via AP)
September 03, 2018 - 9:05 am
BERLIN (AP) — A migrant was convicted Monday of murdering his 15-year-old German ex-girlfriend and sentenced to 8.5 years in prison, the German news agency dpa reported. The stabbing of the 15-year-old girl at a drugstore in the southwestern town of Kandel in December 2017 shocked Germany and...
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FILE - This Sunday, June 24, 2018, file photo provided by the Libyan Coast Guard shows migrants on a ship intercepted offshore near the town of Gohneima, east of the capital, Tripoli. The United Nations refugee agency says people smugglers are taking greater risks to ferry their human cargo toward Europe as Libya’s coast guard intercepts more and more boats carrying migrants, increasing the likelihood that those on board may die during the Mediterranean journeys. (Libyan Coast Guard via AP, File)
September 03, 2018 - 2:30 am
GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. refugee agency says people smugglers are taking greater risks to ferry their human cargo toward Europe as Libya's coast guard intercepts more and more boats carrying migrants, increasing the likelihood that those on board may die during the Mediterranean journeys. That's one...
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September 02, 2018 - 11:09 am
YAD BINYAMIN, Israel (AP) — Israel's prime minister on Sunday welcomed the U.S. decision to stop funding the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees, accusing it of perpetuating a crisis that lies at the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The agency's commissioner rejected such accusations,...
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