European mass migration crisis

Zimbabwean opposition official TendaI Biti leaves the magistrates courts after been granted bail in Harare, Thursday, Aug, 9, 2018. Biti was charged with inciting public violence and declaring unofficial results as fears grow about a government crackdown following the disputed July 30 election, raising concerns about a wave of repression against the opposition by the government of Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa.(AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
August 09, 2018 - 2:33 pm
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Senior Zimbabwean opposition figure Tendai Biti on Thursday was charged with inciting public violence and declaring unofficial election results as fears grew about a government crackdown following the disputed July 30 election. The court appearance followed dramatic events...
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Migrants are led to the Migrants Reception Center near Algerciras, Spain, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018. A rescue boat operated by Spanish aid group Proactiva Open Arms carrying 87 African migrants and refugees saved in the Mediterranean Sea has docked at the southern Spanish port of Algeciras after other, geographically closer, European Union countries refused to let it dock amid continuing strain between governments about how to respond to the wave of migrants crossing from Africa. (AP Photo/Javier Fergo)
August 09, 2018 - 8:23 am
ALGECIRAS, Spain (AP) — A rescue boat carrying 87 African migrants who were saved in the Mediterranean Sea docked Thursday at the southern Spanish port of Algeciras, but without the welcome offered to previous groups as the political mood in Spain began showing signs of tension about a spike in...
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August 08, 2018 - 7:05 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany says it has concluded an agreement with Spain for that country to take back previously registered migrants who show up at the German border, a first step toward implementing a deal to defuse a domestic political dispute over migration. Interior Ministry spokeswoman Eleonore...
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Victims are covered with sheets after a road accident on a state road in the area of Lesina, in the southern province of Foggia, Monday, Aug. 6 2018. 12 people, immigrant farm workers returning from work, have been killed and three injured as the van they were traveling with collided with a truck. (Franco Cautillo/ANSA via AP)
August 07, 2018 - 12:27 pm
MILAN (AP) — Italy's prime minister visited people who were injured when a truck carrying highly flammable gas crashed and exploded on a highway near Bologna, saying Tuesday it was important to understand what happened to prevent future tragedies. Prosecutors have opened an investigation of Monday'...
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August 07, 2018 - 9:40 am
MADRID (AP) — The Latest on the migrant crisis in Europe (all times local): 3:25 p.m. A British jury has convicted a gang that was prepared to smuggle Albanian migrants across the English Channel using flimsy boats —or even a jet ski. Plot organizers Artur Nutaj and Sabah Dulaj facilitated the...
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August 07, 2018 - 6:07 am
BERLIN (AP) — A fire at a home for asylum-seekers in western Germany has left eight people injured. Police say a resident of the home is suspected of starting the blaze and has been arrested. The fire in Bergisch Gladbach, near Cologne, broke out on Monday evening. Police said Tuesday that a...
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A migrant swims frantically towards a rescue ship off the coast of Libya in the early hours of Thursday night, Aug. 2, 2018. Rescuers from the Spanish non -profit Open Arms saved 87 migrants off the coast of Libya in a dramatic nighttime operation. The group included eight minors. (AP Photo/Valerio Nicolosi)
August 04, 2018 - 11:26 am
MADRID (AP) — Spanish authorities say they have rescued 223 migrants attempting the perilous crossing of the Mediterranean Sea. Spain's maritime rescue service says its craft intercepted three boats carrying 180 people Saturday and a Civil Guard vessel pulled 43 others from a fourth boat. Spain is...
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Migrants wait to be rescued off the coast of Libya in the early hours of Thursday night, Aug. 2, 2018, as rescuers throw life jackets at them and urge them to stay calm. Rescuers from the Spanish non -profit Open Arms saved 87 migrants off the coast of Libya in a dramatic nighttime operation. The group included eight minors. (AP Photo/Valerio Nicolosi)
August 03, 2018 - 9:58 am
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — The Latest on immigration into Europe (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Spain is setting up a central operational command for migrant management amid a summer surge in arrivals from North Africa, which is placing a strain on public services. Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez...
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A migrant swims frantically towards a rescue ship off the coast of Libya in the early hours of Thursday night, Aug. 2, 2018. Rescuers from the Spanish non -profit Open Arms saved 87 migrants off the coast of Libya in a dramatic nighttime operation. The group included eight minors. (AP Photo/Valerio Nicolosi)
August 02, 2018 - 12:38 pm
ROME (AP) — A Spanish rescue boat has saved 87 migrants in international waters in the Mediterranean Sea, and says it's in touch with several countries about where to bring them. Laura Lanuza, a spokeswoman for the aid group Proactiva Open Arms, says the boat rescued the migrants early Thursday...
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August 01, 2018 - 7:21 am
BERLIN (AP) — Official data show that the number of people in Germany with immigrant roots increased 4.4 percent last year to nearly 19.3 million. The Federal Statistical Office said Wednesday that 51 percent of those people were German citizens. It defines a person with an immigrant background as...
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