European mass migration crisis

Syrians flee shelling by Turkish forces in Ras al Ayn, northeast Syria, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced Wednesday the start of a Turkish military operation against Kurdish fighters in northeastern Syria. (AP Photo/Baderkhan Ahmad)
October 10, 2019 - 12:56 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrians are fleeing by the tens of thousands yet again, a recurring nightmare of hastily packed bags, traffic-clogged highways and an uncertain fate. Families who just a few years ago fled from an Islamic State onslaught are now running from a Turkish offensive against the same...
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A person with a flag of Israel stands next to flowers and candles in front of a synagogue in Halle, Germany, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019. A heavily armed assailant ranting about Jews tried to force his way into a synagogue in Germany on Yom Kippur, Judaism's holiest day, then shot two people to death nearby in an attack Wednesday that was livestreamed on a popular gaming site. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
October 10, 2019 - 7:46 am
HALLE, Germany (AP) — Germany's president urged his nation Thursday to stand up for their Jewish compatriots as he visited the scene of an attack on a synagogue in the city of Halle, seeking to reassure an unsettled Jewish community after members saw a man trying to break into their house of...
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FILE -- In this Dec. 28, 2017 photo a sculpture with the Name 'Mia' and the word 'Why?' written on it is pictured in Kandel, Germany. German prosecutors say an Afghan migrant who was convicted of murdering his 15-year-old German girlfriend has been found dead in his cell after apparently hanging himself. (Andreas Arnold/dpa via AP, file)
October 10, 2019 - 6:04 am
BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors say an Afghan migrant who was convicted of murdering his 15-year-old German girlfriend has been found dead in his cell after apparently hanging himself. The young man, who was identified only as Abdul D. in line with German privacy rules, was sentenced to 8 ½ years...
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In this photo taken from the Turkish side of the border between Turkey and Syria, in Akcakale, Sanliurfa province, southeastern Turkey, smoke billows from a fire inside Syria during bombardment by Turkish forces Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019. Turkey launched a military operation Wednesday against Kurdish fighters in northeastern Syria after U.S. forces pulled back from the area, with a series of airstrikes hitting a town on Syria's northern border.(AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
October 09, 2019 - 9:34 pm
AKCAKALE, Turkey (AP) — Turkey launched airstrikes, fired artillery and began a ground offensive against Kurdish fighters in northern Syria on Wednesday after U.S. troops pulled back from the area, paving the way for an assault on forces that have long been allied with the United States. Turkish...
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October 09, 2019 - 4:10 am
BERLIN (AP) — German authorities carried out raids Wednesday in connection with threatening far-right emails sent to mosques, political parties, the media, migrant reception centers. Bavaria's state criminal police office said seven properties in the southeastern German region and three other...
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October 08, 2019 - 5:22 am
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Books on a young white supremacist's awakening and on Iranian refugees in Sweden are winners of awards celebrating literature's power to promote peace and understanding. Dayton Literary Peace Prize officials say Eli Saslow's "Rising Out of Hatred" won for nonfiction and Golnaz...
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Coffins are prepared on the dock of the tiny island of Lampedusa, Sicily, in southern Italy, Monday, Oct. 7, 2019. At least 13 people died when an overloaded migrant boat capsized near the island of Lampedusa as they were about to be rescued, the Italian Coast Guard said Monday. Twenty-two people were rescued from the sea and taken to land. (Pasquale Claudio Montana Lampo/ANSA via AP)
October 08, 2019 - 4:35 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's top migration official urged EU member states on Tuesday to back a temporary plan to quickly get migrants off boats in the Mediterranean Sea and distribute them among willing countries. Germany, France, Italy and Malta are seeking approval from their EU partners...
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Refugees and Migrants carry their belongings as they disembark on a ferry with destination the port of Piraeus, on the northeastern Aegean island of Lesbos, Greece, Monday, Sept. 30, 2019. Authorities have been moving hundreds of migrants and refugees deemed to be vulnerable from the overcrowded Moria camp in Lesbos island to camps on the mainland. (AP Photo/Michael Varaklas)
October 06, 2019 - 2:23 pm
BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on Europe's migrant crisis (all times local): 8:20 p.m. A regularly scheduled ferry left the Greek island of Lesbos carrying around 570 migrants that used to live in the migrant camp of Moria. Authorities say this is part of the plan to reduce overcrowding at the camp where...
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Greece's Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, right, German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer, center, and EU migration commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos talk during their meeting at Maximos Mansion in Athens, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. Greece said Friday it will call on the European Union to impose sanctions on member states that refuse to accept refugees, as senior European officials visited Ankara and Athens to try and stem a surge in migrant arrivals overwhelming Greek islands. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
October 06, 2019 - 6:06 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's top security official says European Union nations need to work better together on the issue of migration or they risk facing a new flood of asylum-seekers that could rival that of 2015. Following a trip last week to Turkey and Greece, Interior Minister Horst Seehofer told...
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Pope Francis is moved as he greets Cardinal Sigitas Tamkevicius during a consistory inside St. Peter's Basilica, at the Vatican, Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. Pope Francis has chosen 13 men he admires and whose sympathies align with his to become the Catholic Church's newest cardinals. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
October 06, 2019 - 3:27 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has added 13 new cardinals to the top of the Catholic hierarchy, telling them they must show God's compassion to those who suffer to be faithful to their ministry. Francis presided over the ceremony Saturday in St. Peter's Basilica, elevating churchmen who share his...
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