European mass migration crisis

Coffins are prepared on the dock of the tiny island of Lampedusa, Sicily, in southern Italy, Monday, Oct. 7, 2019. At least 13 people died when an overloaded migrant boat capsized near the island of Lampedusa as they were about to be rescued, the Italian Coast Guard said Monday. Twenty-two people were rescued from the sea and taken to land. (Pasquale Claudio Montana Lampo/ANSA via AP)
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October 07, 2019 - 11:51 am
MILAN (AP) — At least 13 people died when an overloaded migrant boat capsized near the island of Lampedusa as they were about to be rescued, the Italian coast guard said Monday. Twenty-two people were rescued from the sea and taken to land. The smugglers' boat overturned as a patrol boat was...
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Migrants and refugees arrive from Lesbos island to the port of Piraeus, near Athens, Monday Oct. 7, 2019. In the last 24 hours 668 refugees and migrants have been transferred to mainland Greece from five Greek islands as authorities have accelerated efforts to ease over crowding in the camps. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
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October 07, 2019 - 7:46 am
MILAN (AP) — The Latest on migrants trying to reach Europe (all times local): 1:40 p.m. Authorities in Greece have expanded a program to transfer migrants and refugees from overcrowded camps on the islands to the mainland amid concern that the number of arrivals from nearby Turkey could continue to...
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CORRECTS DATE An Afghan woman waves to a ferry that is ready to leave from the port of Mytilini, Lesbos island to the port of Piraeus, near, Athens, Greece on Sunday Oct. 6, 2019. Hundreds of migrants and refugees embarked the ferry as authorities have accelerated efforts to move thousands of migrants deemed to be vulnerable from the overcrowded Moria camp on Lesbos island to camps on the mainland. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
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October 06, 2019 - 2:40 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities were transferring around 570 migrants from an overcrowded camp on the island of Lesbos on Sunday, officials said. A regularly scheduled ferry left Lesbos carrying the migrants, who used to live in the migrant camp of Moria. Authorities say this is part of the...
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Refugees and Migrants carry their belongings as they disembark on a ferry with destination the port of Piraeus, on the northeastern Aegean island of Lesbos, Greece, Monday, Sept. 30, 2019. Authorities have been moving hundreds of migrants and refugees deemed to be vulnerable from the overcrowded Moria camp in Lesbos island to camps on the mainland. (AP Photo/Michael Varaklas)
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October 06, 2019 - 2:23 pm
BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on Europe's migrant crisis (all times local): 8:20 p.m. A regularly scheduled ferry left the Greek island of Lesbos carrying around 570 migrants that used to live in the migrant camp of Moria. Authorities say this is part of the plan to reduce overcrowding at the camp where...
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Pope Francis is moved as he greets Cardinal Sigitas Tamkevicius during a consistory inside St. Peter's Basilica, at the Vatican, Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. Pope Francis has chosen 13 men he admires and whose sympathies align with his to become the Catholic Church's newest cardinals. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
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October 06, 2019 - 3:27 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has added 13 new cardinals to the top of the Catholic hierarchy, telling them they must show God's compassion to those who suffer to be faithful to their ministry. Francis presided over the ceremony Saturday in St. Peter's Basilica, elevating churchmen who share his...
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Cardinal Claudio Hummes, General Rapporteur for the Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazon region, left, shares a word with Pope Francis on the occasion of the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of ecology, in the Vatican gardens, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. The ceremony takes place two days before a Synod of bishops on the Pan-Amazon region opens at the Vatican to address the ecological, social and spiritual needs of indigenous peoples in the Amazon. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
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October 05, 2019 - 2:19 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis added 13 new cardinals to the top of the Catholic hierarchy on Saturday, telling them they must show God's compassion to those who suffer to be faithful to their ministry. Francis presided over the ceremony in St. Peter's Basilica, elevating churchmen who share his...
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A child plays with a cat as migrants wait for transport following a rescue operation by a Frontex patrol vessel at the port of Skala Sikamias, on the Greek island of Lesbos, early Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019. Migrants most from Afghanistan were rescued by a Frontex patrol vessel as they were trying to cross a part of the Aegean sea, from Turkey to Greece, on a plastic boat. More than 12,000 people — more than four times the site's capacity — are currently housed in the camp of Moria on Lesbos island and just outside its perimeter following a spike in migrant arrivals over the summer. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
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October 04, 2019 - 10:29 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece said Friday it will call on the European Union to impose sanctions on member states that refuse to accept refugees, as senior European officials visited Ankara and Athens to try and stem a surge in migrant arrivals overwhelming Greek islands. A group of central and...
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Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, right, shakes hands with Germany's Interior Minister Horst Seehofer, following their meeting to discuss cooperation on migration management in Ankara, Turkey, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. Cavusoglu, Seehofer and European Commissioner for Immigration Dimitris Avramopoulos later met for breakfast and further discussed the migrants issue. (Turkish Foreign Ministry via AP, Pool)
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October 04, 2019 - 5:27 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s foreign minister has called on European nations to work with Ankara on solving the refugee crisis instead of blaming it for a rise in migrant flows to Europe. Mevlut Cavusoglu made the comments on Friday after a meeting with German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer and...
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Cars drive past billboards of Portuguese Prime Minister and Socialist Party leader Antonio Costa, left, and Left Bloc leader Catarina Martins, in Lisbon, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019. Portugal will hold a general election on Oct. 6 in which voters will choose members of the next Portuguese parliament. Slogan on the Socialist's billboard reads in Portuguese, "It's your vote that decides". (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
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October 04, 2019 - 4:17 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal's general election this weekend makes the country look like Europe's odd man out. While, across the European Union, radical new parties are reshaping the political landscape and Socialist parties have lost ground in recent years, in Portugal political tradition is...
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A little boy looks at police from aboard the Ocean Viking in the Mediterranean Sea, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019. He was among 182 people aboard the Ocean Viking rescued in the Mediterranean Sea north of Libya. (AP Photo/Renata Brito
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October 01, 2019 - 2:25 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — Four European Union nations will seek endorsement next week from their EU partners for a "fast-track system" for getting migrants off boats in trouble in the Mediterranean Sea and distributing people aboard who want to seek asylum among countries willing to take them. Germany,...
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