European mass migration crisis

August 08, 2019 - 8:46 am
MADRID (AP) — A Spanish humanitarian boat that has been carrying 121 migrants for a week in the central Mediterranean awaiting a safe port to dock has asked Spain, France and Germany for help. Open Arms said Thursday that it sent letters to the governments of the three countries asking for them to...
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August 07, 2019 - 12:01 pm
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — The Latest on Europe's immigration crisis (all times local): 5:40 p.m. Croatian police say they didn't use force against 18 migrants who were allegedly injured trying to cross illegally into the European Union country from Bosnia. Police confirmed in a statement...
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Personnel of a Maltese Armed Force vessel, right, helps a man to board their ship from the German humanitarian vessel Alan Kurdi, off the Maltese coast, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019.. The humanitarian group said the 40 migrants that were rescued at sea off the coast of Libya have been successfully transferred to the Maltese military boats to be brought to port. Alan Kurdi had headed toward Malta after Italy again refused to open its ports to a humanitarian rescue ship in the Mediterranean Sea. (Pavel D. Vitko/ via AP)
August 06, 2019 - 12:18 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — The United Nations refugee agency expressed concern Tuesday that a new Italian law authorizing massive fines against the owners of private rescue ships could endanger the lives of migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea. A so-called "security decree" drafted by Italy's...
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August 04, 2019 - 8:38 am
MILAN (AP) — Forty migrants rescued off the coast of Libya were successfully transferred Sunday to Maltese military boats and brought to port, the German rescue group Sea-Eye said, ending another standoff with the European Union over the fate of migrants rescued in the Mediterranean Sea. Sea-Eye...
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August 03, 2019 - 8:17 am
MADRID (AP) — Spain's maritime rescue service says it has saved 59 migrants, nearly all minors, trying to make the dangerous crossing of the Mediterranean Sea in a small boat. The service says that the migrants were located Saturday in the Strait of Gibraltar by a Civil Guard patrol craft, which...
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August 02, 2019 - 8:50 am
MADRID (AP) — A Spanish humanitarian aid group says its rescue ship has saved 123 migrants attempting a perilous crossing across the Mediterranean Sea. Open Arms said Friday that it had taken the migrants on board during two separate rescue operations in the central Med and that it is looking for a...
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Acting U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan arrives to the National Palace for a meeting with Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales, in Guatemala City, Thursday, August 1, 2019. McAleenan and Morales met to discuss an agreement under which many asylum seekers would have to file claims in the Central American nation rather than in the United States. (AP Photo/ Oliver de Ros)
August 01, 2019 - 4:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is extending protections that allow about 7,000 Syrians to live and work legally in the U.S. The decision by acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan was announced Thursday and extends temporary protected status for 18 months for those who have...
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August 01, 2019 - 4:29 am
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — A migrant has died in Bosnia after he was hit by a train reportedly while sleeping on railway tracks. Police say the accident happened early Thursday in the northwestern town of Bihac where thousands of migrants have been stuck while trying to move toward Western...
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Flowers and candles lay near the track where an eight-year-old boy was pushed on the rails and died at the train station in Frankfurt, Germany, Monday, July 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
July 30, 2019 - 11:26 am
BERLIN (AP) — An Eritrean man suspected of fatally pushing an 8-year-old boy in front of a train at Frankfurt's main station had undergone psychiatric treatment recently and was being sought by Swiss police after threatening a neighbor, authorities said Tuesday. The 40-year-old, who has lived in...
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Jose Ramirez, right, lands a punch on Maurice Hooker in the second round of a boxing match, Saturday, July 27, 2019, in Arlington, Texas. Ramirez won in the sixth round with a TKO. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)
July 28, 2019 - 10:30 am
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — WBC champion Jose Ramirez saw an opening and quickly ended the world super lightweight unification bout against WBO champ Maurice Hooker. Ramirez delivered a series of brutal punches, pinning hometown favorite against the ropes in the sixth round before referee Mark Nelson...
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