European mass migration crisis

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, and Interior Minister Horst Seehofer, left, attend a special faction meeting of the Christian Union parties ahead, of a debate at the German parliament Bundestag at the Reichstag building in Berlin, Tuesday, July 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
July 03, 2018 - 4:24 am
BERLIN (AP) — Austria's government and German Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition partners raised questions Tuesday about a deal to end a crisis over migration policy, with Vienna saying it is prepared to take unspecified measures to "protect" Austria's southern border if migrants are its neighbor...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel opens a board meeting of her Christian Democratic Union party in Berlin, Monday, July 2, 2018 amid a dispute about the migration policy. (Kay Nietfeld/dpa via AP)
July 02, 2018 - 6:04 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel and her rebellious political allies broke an impasse over immigration that threatened to bring down Germany's coalition government by agreeing on a compromise late Monday that both sides said addressed their concerns. Merkel has been at odds for more than...
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German Interior Minister and chairman of the German Christian Social Union (CDU), Horst Seehofer, center, arrives for a meeting with German Chancellor and chairwoman of the German Christian Democratic Union (CDU), Angela Merkel, in Berlin, Germany, Monday, July 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
July 02, 2018 - 4:27 pm
BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on the tensions in Germany's coalition government (all times local): 10:10 p.m. Chancellor Angela Merkel and her rebellious Bavarian allies have reached a compromise to end a dispute over managing immigration that threatened to bring down her coalition government. Interior...
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Claus-Peter Reisch, the German captain of Lifeline, a private ship that rescues migrants, is flanked by his lawyers as he leaves after an arraignment hearing in Valletta, Malta's capital, Monday, July 2, 2018. The Lifeline rescued 234 migrants in waters off Libya, then headed to Malta after Italy refused entrance to the ship. Reisch was charged with using the boat in Maltese waters without proper registration or license. (AP Photo/str)
July 02, 2018 - 1:53 pm
VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — The German captain of a private ship that rescues migrants in the Mediterranean Sea pleaded innocent Monday to charges that he entered Malta's waters illegally and without proper registration, a case that reflects Europe's heightened determination to keep asylum-seekers from...
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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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