European mass migration crisis

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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September 28, 2018 - 7:37 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union says it's offering an extra 40 million euros ($46 million) to the U.N. Palestinian refugee agency to help educate children and provide health care in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. The EU move announced Friday is intended to help fill a $217 million budget short-...
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Head of the UN agency for Palestinian refugees, Pierre Krahenbuhl, left, speaks with a reporter during an interview with AP on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
September 27, 2018 - 8:46 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Facing a financial crisis after the United States cut funding, the head of the U.N. agency that helps 5.3 million Palestinian refugees says the problem of their well-being will continue to exist whether there's money or not — and especially if it was forced to shut down. While...
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President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo Joseph Kabila Kabange addresses the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, at the United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
September 26, 2018 - 11:22 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The latest on the United Nations General Assembly (all times local): 11:20 p.m. Congo says it has decided to boycott two planned U.N. events focusing on the central African nation because it was not consulted on the agenda or expected outcome. Barnabe Kikaya Bin Karubi is the...
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FILE- In this Sept. 24, 2017 file photo police blocks demonstrators protesting against the nationalist 'Alternative for Germany', AfD, party in Berlin, Germany. A Jewish student group says it will protest the far-right Alternative for Germany’s plans to found a Jewish section within party. Jewish Students Union of Germany leader Dalia Grinfeld said Wednesday the party, known as AfD, “isn’t getting a kosher certificate from us” because it is one of the biggest threats to Jewish life in Germany. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
September 26, 2018 - 8:42 am
BERLIN (AP) — The far-right Alternative for Germany party has announced it will create a Jewish section within the party, drawing widespread criticism by Jewish groups across the country. One prominent Jewish student group accused the anti-migrant party on Wednesday as being "one of the biggest...
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