European mass migration crisis

November 27, 2018 - 10:54 am
PARIS (AP) — French and British maritime authorities have rescued 18 migrants in two small boats from the English Channel as they tried to get to Britain, the latest of several recent cases. The French Maritime Prefecture said that its vessels intercepted nine migrants before dawn Tuesday and took...
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In this picture taken Dec 5, 2013, Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski, left, talks to Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, right, during their meeting in Skopje, Macedonia. Macedonia's fugitive former prime minister Gruevski said Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018 he has been granted political asylum in Hungary, a week after he fled his country to avoid serving a two-year jail sentence for a corruption conviction. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)
November 23, 2018 - 8:07 am
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian authorities will evaluate and give an opinion on the extradition request made by Macedonia for its fugitive former prime minister who has been given asylum in Hungary, the Hungarian prime minister said Friday. Viktor Orban said on state radio that Nikola Gruevski...
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European Parliament President Antonio Tajani adjusts the microphones during joint press statements with Romanian Prime Minister Viorica Dancila at the Victoria Palace in Bucharest, Romania, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
November 21, 2018 - 2:00 pm
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The Latest on the influx of migrants into Europe (all times local): 7 p.m. Cyprus police say 47 Syrian migrants have arrived by boat to the east Mediterranean island nation after setting sail from Turkey. Police say the migrants including two women and two children were...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivers a speech during the budget debate of the German federal parliament, Bundestag, at the Reichstag building in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
November 21, 2018 - 6:44 am
BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday rejected calls from nationalist lawmakers for Germany to drop its support for a U.N.-backed agreement on migration. Several countries — including the United States, Hungary, Austria, Israel, Australia and Poland — have announced they won't back...
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FILE - In this fike photo provided Nov. 14, 2018, migrants on board the container ship Nivin are refusing to disembark in Misrata, Libya. Libyan authorities have forcibly removed dozens of migrants who had barricaded themselves in a container ship in the port city of Misrata for the past 10 days after being picked up at sea.(AP Photo, File)
November 21, 2018 - 4:36 am
CAIRO (AP) — Libyan authorities forcibly removed dozens of migrants who had barricaded themselves in a container ship in the port city of Misrata for the past 10 days after being picked up at sea. The migrants had refused to disembark, saying Libya is too dangerous for them. They were attempting to...
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November 20, 2018 - 9:28 am
ROME (AP) — Italian prosecutors have ordered the seizure of a migrant rescue ship and accused the aid group Doctors Without Borders of illegally disposing of 24 metric tons (26.5 tons) of medical and contaminated waste accumulated during nearly 50 rescues. Catania prosecutors said Tuesday that 24...
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Morocco's Prime Minister Saad Eddine el-Othmani, right, and his Spanish counterpart Pedro Sanchez answer questions during a joint presse conference held in Rabat, Morocco, Monday, Nov, 19, 2018. (AP Photo)
November 19, 2018 - 4:02 pm
RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez urged greater cooperation on migration while making his first visit Monday to Morocco, a jumping-off point for a growing number of migrants trying to reach Spain and get a foothold in Europe. Spain is one of the North African kingdom's...
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November 19, 2018 - 2:28 pm
DEAD SEA, Jordan (AP) — The U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees says it has nearly closed its funding gap after securing new donor pledges to make up for U.S. aid cuts. Pierre Kraehenbuehl, the head of the U.N. Relief and Works Agency, said Monday that the shortfall was reduced from $446 million...
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Italian Interior Minister and Deputy Premier Matteo Salvini speaks to children upon their arrival in Pratica di Mare's military airport, near Rome, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. A group of 51 refugees and asylum seekers from Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia and Cameroon, arrived in Italy from Niger, where they had been transferred to after being held in Libyan detention centers. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
November 14, 2018 - 9:31 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on migrants in Europe (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Italy's hard-line interior minister has welcomed 51 refugees and asylum-seekers who arrived in Italy after being detained in Libya and then airlifted out by the U.N. refugee agency. Matteo Salvini, whose crackdown on...
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November 14, 2018 - 5:48 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's border agency says 2018 is likely to see the lowest number of unauthorized migrant arrivals in five years. Frontex said Wednesday that around 118,900 irregular border crossings were recorded in the first 10 months of the year, around 31 percent lower than the...
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