European mass migration crisis

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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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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November 18, 2018 - 2:49 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The latest crop of American Rhodes scholars has more women than any other single class. The Rhodes Trust announced Sunday the 32 students selected to start classes next fall include 21 women, and that almost half of this year's recipients of the prestigious scholarship to Oxford...
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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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Passers-by are reflected in an artwork based on the European Union flag, with one star missing, in the European Commissions headquarters in Brussels, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018. Britain's European Union partners on Monday ratcheted up political pressure on Prime Minister Theresa May amid signs that some progress is being made in Brexit negotiations. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
November 13, 2018 - 7:56 am
LONDON (AP) — Brexit is already having an impact on Britain's labor market, with the number of people from the European Union working in the country falling by a record amount. The Office for National Statistics said Tuesday the number of EU nationals working in Britain fell by 132,000 in the three...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018 file photo, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte arrives at the informal EU summit in Salzburg, Austria. A gathering of leaders of Libya’s quarrelling factions and of countries keen on stabilizing the North African nation opens in Monday Nov. 12, 2018, where Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte will be greeting arrivals Monday evening in Sicily, aimed at finding a political settlement that would bolster the fight against Islamic militants and stop illegal migrants crossing the Mediterranean to Europe’s southern shores. (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson, File)
November 12, 2018 - 7:33 am
PALERMO, Sicily (AP) — Representatives of Libya's quarrelling factions and of countries keen on stabilizing the North African nation were attending a conference in Sicily Monday aimed at finding a political settlement to bolster the fight against Islamic militants and stop illegal migrants from...
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FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2018 file photo German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer arrives for the weekly cabinet meeting of the German government at the chancellery in Berlin. Germany's top security official, who has frequently criticized Chancellor Angela Merkel's migrant policy, is reportedly planning to quit his post in government. German news agency dpa quoted multiple unnamed party officials as saying Horst Seehofer told a meeting of the Christian Social Union on Sunday that he plans to relinquish its leadership and his role as interior minister in Merkel's government. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, file)
November 12, 2018 - 6:00 am
BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on the announcement that Germany's top security official will stay on as interior minister, but give up party post (all times local): 11:50 a.m. Germany's top security official Horst Seehofer says he's stepping down as head of his party but will remain interior minister in...
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November 11, 2018 - 8:30 am
MADRID (AP) — Spanish police have recovered the bodies of two Moroccans from a boat that reached Spain's coast after crossing the Mediterranean Sea with migrants and a hashish shipment. Police said Sunday that they found the bodies along with two other people who were suffering from hypothermia on...
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In this photo taken on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, migrants arrive at the port of San Roque, southern Spain, after being rescued by Spain's Maritime Rescue Service in the Strait of Gibraltar. Spain's maritime rescue service saved 520 people trying to cross from Africa to Spain's shores on Saturday. Also, one boat with 70 migrants arrived to the Canary Islands. Over 1,960 people have died trying to cross the Mediterranean to Europe this year, according to the United Nations. (AP Photo/Marcos Moreno)
November 06, 2018 - 3:36 am
MADRID (AP) — Spanish rescue workers combed the seas and shores of southern Spain on Tuesday, searching for 17 missing migrants a day after finding the bodies of 17 other migrants who died trying to cross the Mediterranean in boats departing from North Africa. The Spanish Civil Guard said it had...
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November 06, 2018 - 3:21 am
MADRID (AP) — The Latest on migration into Europe (all times local): 9:20 a.m. Spanish rescue workers are searching the seas and shores of southern Spain, looking for around 17 missing migrants trying to reach Europe in smuggling boats departing from North Africa. The Spanish Civil Guard also said...
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