European mass migration crisis

February 02, 2019 - 1:39 pm
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Greek police say four migrants, including three girls, are missing since an inflatable boat they used to cross a river from Turkey into Greece was punctured by a tree branch Police found eight Iraqi migrants — five adults, two boys and a girl — on a rock outcropping in...
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FILE - In this May 1, 2018, file photo, anti-fascists shout slogans against members of the far-right National-Radical Camp in Warsaw, Poland. Poland's political fissures have widened in recent months, pitting conservatives, many of them government supporters, against liberal critics who accuse the leadership of threatening the country's hard-won democracy by undermining the independence of the judiciary and the media. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski, File)
February 02, 2019 - 10:38 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Krzysztof Strzemeski watched with unease as a high school friend voiced support for Poland's nationalist government on social media, followed by hate-filled extremist posts. But when the liberal mayor of Gdansk was stabbed to death in public in January, he could no longer hold...
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President Donald Trump looks at his notes before speaking during an event on human trafficking in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
February 01, 2019 - 10:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump heads into his State of the Union address dogged by bruising midterm losses and sinking poll numbers, wounded by a blistering standoff with Democrats. But for the stately speech, he plans to embrace unity — at least for the night. "Choosing Greatness" is the...
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The migrant rescue ship Sea-Watch 3, carrying 47 migrants, comes into dock at the Sicilian port of Catania, southern Italy, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2018. The Sea-Watch 3, operated by the German aid group Sea Watch, was being escorted by Italian coast guard ships into port in Catania on Thursday morning after being kept at sea for nearly two weeks while Italy pressed other European countries to agree to take them in. (AP Photo/Salvatore Cavalli)
January 31, 2019 - 6:20 am
ROME (AP) — Europe's latest migrant standoff came to a conclusion Thursday as 47 migrants kept at sea for nearly two weeks while Italy pressured European countries to take them in finally disembarked from their rescue ship in Sicily. The Sea-Watch 3, operated by the German aid group Sea Watch,...
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The migrant rescue ship Sea-Watch 3, carrying 47 migrants, comes into the Sicilian port of Catania, southern Italy, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2018. The Sea-Watch 3, operated by the German aid group Sea Watch, was being escorted by Italian finance police and coast guard ships into port in Catania on Thursday morning after being kept at sea for nearly two weeks while Italy pressed other European countries to agree to take them in. (Orietta Scardino/ANSA via AP)
January 31, 2019 - 5:44 am
ROME (AP) — The Latest on migrants in Europe (all times local): 11:40 a.m. The 47 migrants kept at sea for nearly two weeks as Italy pressured European countries to take them in have begun disembarking from their rescue ship in Sicily. Europe's latest migrant standoff came to a conclusion Thursday...
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In this Thursday Dec. 13, 2018, file image, Minister Henk ten Voorde leads a service at the Bethel church in The Hague, Netherlands, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. A non-stop service started in October by a Dutch protestant church to protect a family of Armenian asylum seekers from deportation is ending after the government announced changes to its immigration policy. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
January 30, 2019 - 11:39 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch Protestant church ended a months-long, round-the-clock service Wednesday that started in October to protect a family of Armenian asylum-seekers from deportation after the government announced changes to its immigration policy. The Bethel Church, a small chapel...
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Police officer in front of at building during a raid in the village Meldorf, Germany, Jan. 30, 2019. German authorities arrested three suspected Islamic extremist Iraqi men in the norther German costal region, on allegations they were planning a bombing. (Bodo Marks/dpa via AP)
January 30, 2019 - 9:32 am
BERLIN (AP) — German authorities arrested three Iraqi refugees on Wednesday on allegations they were planning an Islamic extremist bombing attack, and searched properties in three states in connection with their investigation. Federal prosecutors said Shahin F. and Hersh F., both 23, and Rauf S.,...
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Migrants wait aboard the German humanitarian group's rescue boat Sea Watch 3, off the coast of Syracuse, Italy, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019. The Italian coast guard is bringing socks, shoes, bread and fruit to 47 migrants who have been stranded at sea for nine days aboard a German ship. (AP Photo/Salvatore Cavalli)
January 30, 2019 - 7:20 am
ROME (AP) — The Latest on migration in Europe (all times local): 1:15 p.m. The U.N.'s top refugee official says six people died on average every day trying to cross the Mediterranean last year and that the death rate in perilous sea crossings is rising. U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo...
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A coastguard boat approaches the German humanitarian group's rescue boat Sea Watch 3, to deliver food and blankets for the cold, off the coast of Syracuse, Italy, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019. The Italian coast guard is bringing socks, shoes, bread and fruit to 47 migrants who have been stranded at sea for nine days aboard a German ship. (AP Photo/Salvatore Cavalli)
January 29, 2019 - 3:40 pm
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte says five European Union nations are stepping forward to help resolve the latest impasse involving migrants stuck at sea on a humanitarian ship, but he bemoaned the lack of a systematic EU way to deal with migrant rescues. Conte said Tuesday...
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FILE- In this Thursday, March 16, 2017 file photo Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, right, right-wing populist leader Geert Wilders, center, and Socialist Party leader Emile Roemer talk during a meeting of party leaders with the chairwoman of the parliament to discus first steps in forming a new dutch coalition government in The Hague, Netherlands. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte's four-party ruling coalition is struggling to reach agreement over whether to call a temporary halt to deportations of young asylum seekers. The dispute pits Rutte's right-wing People's Party for Freedom and Democracy against three junior coalition partners that want an end to deportations until a commission investigating the issue publishes its findings later this year. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
January 29, 2019 - 7:43 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte's four-party ruling coalition was struggling Tuesday to reach agreement over whether to call a temporary halt to deportations of young asylum seekers. The dispute pits Rutte's center-right People's Party for Freedom and Democracy against...
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