European mass migration crisis

People gather to support the Aquarius ship that rescues migrants operated by the humanitarian group SOS Mediterranee, in the Old-Port of Marseille, southern France, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. The Aquarius which is docked in Marseille harbour, SOS Mediterranee said Thursday the Aquarius is making a stopover while waiting for a new flag and is "determined to go back to sea as soon as possible." The group urged European governments to find a new flag for the vessel to secure its future after Panama's maritime authority removed the ship's registration. Placards reads "Aquarius saves lives-To save a life it's to save humanity". (AP Photo/Claude Paris)
October 06, 2018 - 12:51 pm
PARIS (AP) — Hundreds of people, many wearing orange to evoke life vests, demonstrated Saturday in Paris to back a private humanitarian ship that rescues migrants who are making the dangerous voyage to Europe across the Mediterranean Sea. Demonstrators at the Place de la Republique carried signs...
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Claus-Peter Reisch, German captain of Lifeline, a private ship that rescued migrants, center, shares a laugh with Mission Lifeline activists dressed as dogs outside the courthouse ahead of a hearing in Valletta, Malta, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. Reisch is accused of using the ship in Maltese waters without proper registration or license after rescuing 234 migrants early this summer off Libyan waters and then heading to Malta after Italy refused entrance to the ship. (AP Photo/Jonathan Borg)
October 04, 2018 - 6:52 am
MARSEILLE, France (AP) — The Latest on Europe's migrant crisis (all times local): 12:50 p.m. An Italian-flagged rescue ship has set sail for the deadly migrant smuggling route in the central Mediterranean Sea in the face of political moves by Italy's populist government to shut down such operations...
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The Aquarius arrives at Marseille port, southern France, Thursday, Oct.4, 2018. Humanitarian group SOS Mediterranee said Thursday the Aquarius is making a stopover while waiting for a new flag and is "determined to go back to sea as soon as possible." The group urged European government to find a new flag for the vessel to secure its future after Panama's maritime authority removed the registration of the boat. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)
October 04, 2018 - 4:02 am
MARSEILLE, France (AP) — A humanitarian group operating a private ship that rescues migrants making the dangerous crossing to Europe through the Mediterranean says it has arrived in the southern port of Marseille. SOS Mediterranee said Thursday the Aquarius is making a stopover while waiting for a...
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Visitors walk in front of the Brandenburg Gate during the Unification Day public festival in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
October 03, 2018 - 12:29 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Germany on Wednesday celebrated the 28th anniversary of the reunification of east and west, a process that Chancellor Angela Merkel said still isn't complete. The country's leaders voiced concern about divisions in society and the rise of populism. Germany was reunited on Oct. 3, 1990...
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October 02, 2018 - 12:53 pm
MADRID (AP) — A Spanish nonprofit group said Tuesday that 32 adult migrants and two children were feared dead after their group waited for more than 36 hours to be rescued from a semi-sunken boat in waters off Morocco. Walking Borders founder Helena Maleno said the migrants continuously pleaded for...
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From left to right, Lilyana Pavlova, Minister for the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union 2018, Mevlut Cavusoglu, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey, Hashim Thaci, President of the Republic of Kosovo, Borut Pahor, President of Slovenia, Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of World Economic Forum, Andrej Plenkovic, Prime Minister of Croatia, Ana Brnabic, Prime Minister of Serbia, Edi Rama, Prime Minister of Albania, Borge Brende, executive chairman of the World Economic Forum, Zoran Pazin, Deputy Prime Minister of Montenegro, Miroslav Lajcak, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic and the President of the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly during the press conference after Strategic Dialogue on the Western Balkans, Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at the World Economic Forum headquarters in Cologny near Geneva, Switzerland. (Cyril Zingaro/Keystone via AP)
October 02, 2018 - 12:43 pm
GENEVA (AP) — The World Economic Forum's president said Tuesday that the organization's move to bring together leaders from four Western Balkan countries and regional powers aims to fight "complacency" in a region facing lingering tensions on a route used by migrants into Europe. Borge Brende, a...
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Hooded police officers stands in front of the Centre Zahra headquarters during a search operation in Grande-Synthe near Dunkirk, France, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, 2018. About 200 police officers are searching a dozen homes and the headquarters of an association based outside the port city of Dunkirk in northern France in an anti-terror operation. (AP Photo)
October 02, 2018 - 8:43 am
PARIS (AP) — French police detained three people and seized weapons during raids of a dozen homes and the headquarters of a Muslim association based outside the port city of Dunkirk during an anti-terrorism operation early Tuesday, officials said. Authorities froze the funds of the Centre Zahra...
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October 01, 2018 - 7:26 am
GENEVA (AP) — The head of the U.N. refugee agency says returns home among the millions of Syrians living abroad are few, and insists that rescues on the Mediterranean Sea have been "taken hostage by politics" — and must be restored. Filippo Grandi also urged Myanmar's government to do more to...
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September 30, 2018 - 8:02 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on immigration into Europe (all times local): 3 p.m. Spain's maritime rescue service says it has saved 466 migrants attempting the dangerous crossing of the Mediterranean Sea from North Africa to European shores. The service says its rescue craft pulled the migrants...
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September 30, 2018 - 7:39 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's state-run news agency says a boat carrying migrants has capsized off Turkey's northern Aegean coast, killing at least five people. The capsizing occurred as a rare and powerful Mediterranean storm is causing torrential rains in parts of Greece and Turkey. The Anadolu...
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