European mass migration crisis

People walk past election posters near the Swedish parliament in Stockholm, Monday Sept. 10, 2018, the day after general elections in Sweden. Sweden was looking at weeks of uncertainty and complex coalition talks after the country's two rival blocs failed to secure a clear governing majority in elections that saw a boost for a far-right party — considered political pariahs — amid growing discontent with large-scale immigration. (Soren Andersson/TT via AP)
September 10, 2018 - 2:09 pm
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden has become the latest European country to have its political order shaken by a backlash against large-scale immigration, with voters giving a boost to a far-right party and weakening the more established ones. Sunday's election left the two rival blocs — a center-left group...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017 file photo, a refugee stands next to a pool of mud at Moria refugee camp on the eastern Greek island of Lesbos. Greek regional authorities are threatening to shut an infamous migrant camp on the Aegean Sea island of Lesbos unless the government takes quick action to improve conditions there. The northern Aegean regional authority says the Moria camp is “unsuitable and a threat to public health and the environment.” (Petros Tsakmakis/InTime News via AP, file)
September 10, 2018 - 11:22 am
GENEVA (AP) — The Latest on Europe's migrant crisis (all times local): 5:20 p.m. Greek regional authorities are threatening to shut a migrant camp on the Aegean Sea island of Lesbos unless the government takes quick action to improve conditions there. The northern Aegean regional authority says the...
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U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Chilean Michelle Bachelet addresses her statement during the opening of 39th session of the Human Rights Council, at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, Sept. 10, 2018. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)
September 10, 2018 - 10:41 am
GENEVA (AP) — The new U.N. human rights chief on Monday announced plans to send teams to Italy and Austria to examine migrants' treatment, drawing a quick retort from Vienna. Both countries' governments take a hard line on migration, and U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet...
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Prime minister and party leader of the Social Democrat party Stefan Löfven waves at an election party in Stockholm, Sweden, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018. Preliminary results of the 2018 Swedish parliamentary elections showed on Sunday night that Centre-Left bloc of the Social Democratic Party, the Green Party and Left party gained 40.7 percent of votes, narrowly heading in the race. The opposition Center-Right alliance bloc of the Moderate Party, the Centre Party, the Liberal Party and the Christian Democrats gained 40.3 percent votes. Anti-immigration, the far-right Sweden Democrats scored 17.6 percent votes. (Claudio Bresciani/TT via AP)
September 10, 2018 - 7:29 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Latest on Sweden's general election to renew the 349-seat Riksdag, the country's Parliament (all times local): 1:00 p.m. A senior German official is describing the Sweden's election, in which the governing party lost ground and a far-right party made gains, as a "turning point...
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U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Chilean Michelle Bachelet addresses her statement during the opening of 39th session of the Human Rights Council, at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, Sept. 10, 2018. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)
September 10, 2018 - 5:37 am
GENEVA (AP) — The new U.N. human rights chief warned Monday about abuses worldwide, citing among others the Trump administration's "unconscionable" separations of migrant families and urging the European Union to create a dedicated search and rescue operation for migrants in the Mediterranean sea...
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Sweden Democrats party leader Jimmie Åkesson speaks at the election party in Stockholm, Sweden, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018. Returns reported by the Scandinavian country's election commission showed the Sweden Democrats placing third in the parliamentary election held Sunday. Addressing supporters after more than four-fifths of ballots were counted, Akesson said the victory was in the number of seats the party gained in the national assembly, the Riksdagen.(Anders Wiklund /TT via AP)
September 10, 2018 - 3:10 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Voters handed Sweden's ruling party its worst-ever election result Sunday and delivered a parallel lift to a far-right party with white supremacist roots, leaving the ideological outline of the Scandinavian country's next government uncertain. After a campaign dominated by debates...
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Prime minister and party leader of the Social Democrat party Stefan Löfven speaks at an election party in Stockholm, Sweden, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018. Preliminary results of the 2018 Swedish parliamentary elections showed on Sunday night that Centre-Left bloc of the Social Democratic Party, the Green Party and Left party gained 40.7 percent of votes, narrowly heading in the race. The opposition Center-Right alliance bloc of the Moderate Party, the Centre Party, the Liberal Party and the Christian Democrats gained 40.3 percent votes. Anti-immigration, the far-right Sweden Democrats scored 17.6 percent votes. (Jonas Ekströmer /TT via AP)
September 10, 2018 - 1:51 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Latest on Sweden's general election (all times local): 12:35 a.m. Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven says he intends to remain in the job after his center-left party recorded its worst election performance. Lofven, who brought the Social Democrats to power in 2014, said "the...
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People gather at the site of a deadly brawl in Koethen, 90 miles southwest of the German capital Berlin, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, after police has arrested two Afghan men on suspicion of killing a 22-year-old German man. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
September 09, 2018 - 2:54 pm
BERLIN (AP) — An attack on a kosher restaurant by masked neo-Nazis on the sidelines of an anti-migrant protest in an eastern German city shows there's a deep problem with right-wing extremism in the region and should be treated as a call to action, the head of Germany's Central Council of Jews said...
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September 09, 2018 - 8:03 am
MADRID (AP) — Spain's maritime rescue service says it has saved over 300 migrants attempting the perilous crossing of the Mediterranean Sea this weekend. The service says it rescued 160 migrants from six boats on Saturday, and another 172 migrants from four boats on Sunday in the Strait of...
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September 08, 2018 - 12:56 pm
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch government performed an abrupt U-turn and said Saturday that two Armenian children whose bid for asylum had been rejected could remain in the Netherlands. The decision came after the children, 12-year-old Lili and her brother, 13-year-old Howick, went into...
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