European mass migration crisis

FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2017 file photo German Chancellor and Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party chairwoman Angela Merkel waves after her speech at an election campaign rally besides Bavarian state governor Horst Seehofer in Munich. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, file)
July 01, 2018 - 7:32 pm
BERLIN (AP) — A resolution to Germany's government crisis proved elusive Sunday after the head of the Bavaria-only Christian Social Union in Angela Merkel's conservative bloc offered his resignation rather than back down from his stance against the chancellor's migration policies. The dpa news...
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Inflatable dinghies and tires used as floats by migrants are seen at the port of Tarifa, southern Spain, after being rescued by Spain's Maritime Rescue Service in the Strait of Gibraltar, Friday, June 29, 2018. European Union leaders declared victory Friday, claiming to have set aside major differences over how best to handle migrant arrivals as they commissioned new plans to screen people in North Africa for eligibility to enter Europe. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
July 01, 2018 - 4:02 pm
MADRID (AP) — The Latest on mass migration to Europe (all times local): 8:35 p.m. Police in Malta have detained nine people who traveled from Libya to the Mediterranean island nation in a motorboat, alleging they entered the country illegally. Police said startled beachgoers in a popular seaside...
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Inflatable dinghies and tires used as floats by migrants are seen at the port of Tarifa, southern Spain, after being rescued by Spain's Maritime Rescue Service in the Strait of Gibraltar, Friday, June 29, 2018. European Union leaders declared victory Friday, claiming to have set aside major differences over how best to handle migrant arrivals as they commissioned new plans to screen people in North Africa for eligibility to enter Europe. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
July 01, 2018 - 11:44 am
MADRID (AP) — Spain's Maritime Rescue Service says it has picked up 160 people from five boats that were crossing a narrow stretch of the Mediterranean Sea from Northern Africa. The rescue service says 57 migrants were rescued from three of the boats on Sunday morning and brought ashore in Tarifa,...
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RETRANSMISSION TO ADD AP STYLE SIGN-OFF BYLINE - Migrants aboard a rubber dinghy off the Libyan coast wipes her eyes as she waits rescuers aboard the Open Arms aid boat, of Proactiva Open Arms Spanish NGO, Saturday, June 30, 2018. 60 migrants were rescued as Italy's right-wing Interior Minister Matteo Salvini tweeted: "They can forget about arriving in an Italian port." (AP Photo/Olmo Calvo)
June 30, 2018 - 4:51 pm
ABOARD THE OPEN ARMS IN THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA (AP) — The full moon was the only light as a terrified 9-year-old boy from Central African Republic climbed into a rubber dinghy held together with duct tape, risking death in the dark waters off Libya along with his parents and 57 other trafficked...
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RETRANSMISSION OF XAP116 TO IMPROVE QUALITY - Migrants aboard a rubber dinghy off the Libyan coast receive aid from rescuers aboard the Open Arms aid boat, of Proactiva Open Arms Spanish NGO, Saturday, June 30, 2018. 60 migrants were rescued as Italy's right-wing Interior Minister Matteo Salvini tweeted: "They can forget about arriving in an Italian port." (AP Photo/Olmo Calvo)
June 30, 2018 - 4:15 pm
MADRID (AP) — The Latest on migration into Europe (all times local): 10:15 p.m. Spain says Barcelona will be the docking port for an aid boat that rescued 60 migrants in waters near Libya but was not allowed to land by both Italy and Malta. A spokesman with the prime minister's office said the Open...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks during a media conference at an EU summit in Brussels, Friday, June 29, 2018. European Union leaders cried victory Friday, claiming to have set aside major differences over how best to handle migrant arrivals. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
June 30, 2018 - 9:52 am
BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel has reportedly secured agreements with 14 European Union countries to rapidly return some asylum seekers as she seeks to end a schism in her government over migration policy. Merkel also says she also wants to establish "anchor centers" to process...
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FILE - In this June 15, 2001 file photo, a sperm whale calf swims next to its mother and a pod of sperm whales, about four miles off the coast of the Agat Marina in Guam. Spain says it will create a marine wildlife reserve for whale and dolphin migration the Mediterranean Sea in which prospecting for fossil fuels will be prohibited. The Spanish government announced on Friday, June 29, 2018 that the protected area will cover 46,385 square kilometers (17,909 square miles) between the Balearic Islands and the mainland. The species Spain hopes to protect are Fin whales, sperm whales, grey sperm whales, pilot whales, Cuvier’s beaked whales, bottlenose dolphins, striped dolphins, common dolphins and loggerhead turtles. (AP Photo/Guam Variety News, Chris Bangs, File)
June 29, 2018 - 2:31 pm
MADRID (AP) — Spain is creating a marine wildlife reserve for the migrations of whales and dolphins in the Mediterranean Sea and will prohibit searching for fossil fuels in the area. The Spanish government announced Friday that the protected reserve will cover 46,385 square kilometers (17,909...
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Migrants arrive at the port of Tarifa, southern Spain, after being rescued by Spain's Maritime Rescue Service in the Strait of Gibraltar, Friday, June 29, 2018. European Union leaders declared victory Friday, claiming to have set aside major differences over how best to handle migrant arrivals as they commissioned new plans to screen people in North Africa for eligibility to enter Europe. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
June 29, 2018 - 1:46 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders Friday drew up new plans to screen migrants in North Africa for eligibility to enter Europe, saying they set aside major differences over stemming the flow of people seeking sanctuary or better lives. But the show of unity did little to hide the fact that the...
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European Parliament members, from left to right, Miguel Urban of Spain, Ana Miranda of Spain, Eleonora Forenza of Italy and Javi Lopez of Spain pose for a picture aboard the Astral as it sails to International waters for an observation mission with the Spanish rescue group Proactiva Open Arms on Thursday, June 28, 2018. The lawmakers hope to share their accounts at the next European plenary session on July 2-5 in Strasbourg. (AP Photo/Renata Brito)
June 29, 2018 - 11:39 am
GENEVA (AP) — The Latest on migration into Europe (all times local): 5:30 p.m. French President Emmanuel Macron says the European Union deal on migration meets demands from Italy's new anti-migrant populist government. Macron said "it's up to Italy to choose" to accept centers where asylum-requests...
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June 29, 2018 - 7:58 am
GENEVA (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. migration agency's rejection of (all times local): 1:55 p.m. The U.N.'s migration agency has rejected the Trump administration's proposed candidate to head the body, a post previously held by Americans since 1951. Diplomats who took part in three rounds of...
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