European mass migration crisis

Migrants are transferred onto a dinghy from a 14-meter sailboat Josefa, run by the group Resqship, after being rescued near the Bouri Oil Fields, to be taken onto the humanitarian ship Ocean Viking, in the Mediterranean Sea, late Monday, Sept. 9, 2019. Thirty-four migrants including women and the small child who were rescued by the German sailboat have been successfully taken aboard the humanitarian ship in international waters north of Libya despite a thunderstorm. (AP Photo/Renata Brito)
September 10, 2019 - 5:36 am
ABOARD THE OCEAN VIKING (AP) — Thirty-four migrants including women and a small child who had been rescued by a German sailboat were successfully transferred to a larger humanitarian ship during a thunderstorm in international waters north of Libya. The transfer happened late Monday about 120...
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A view of St. Botolph’s Church in Boston, England, Saturday Sept. 7, 2019. Three years ago, almost 76% of voters in this eastern England town opted, against the government’s advice, to leave the European Union, the highest pro-Brexit vote in the U.K. With Britain’s departure delayed and politicians deadlocked, Bostonians now feel frustration, fatigue and even fury. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Schaeffer)
September 09, 2019 - 5:55 am
BOSTON, England (AP) — Like its American namesake, the English town of Boston has a reputation for rebellion. Three years ago, almost 76% of voters in this eastern England town opted, against the government's advice, to leave the European Union, the highest pro-Brexit vote in the U.K. With Britain'...
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Migrants on a blue rubber boat wait to be rescued some 14 nautical miles from the coast of Libya in Mediterranean Sea, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019. Humanitarian groups SOS Mediterranee and Doctors Without Borders have successfully rescued 50 migrants and brought them aboard the Ocean Viking. (AP Photo/Renata Brito)
September 08, 2019 - 7:19 pm
ABOARD THE OCEAN VIKING (AP) — A charity ship run by humanitarian groups in the Mediterranean spent a rainy Sunday searching open waters for a fragile rubber boat overloaded with migrants before finally plucking 50 people to safety not far off Libya's coast. The Norwegian-flagged Ocean Viking,...
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A boat sits grounded in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian, in Marsh Harbor, Abaco Island, Bahamas, Friday, Sept. 6, 2019. The Bahamian health ministry said helicopters and boats are on the way to help people in affected areas, though officials warned of delays because of severe flooding and limited access. (AP Photo/Gonzalo Gaudenzi)
September 07, 2019 - 2:24 am
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Dorian (all times local): 2:25 a.m. Hurricane Dorian is producing tropical storm-force winds in southeastern Massachusetts as it speeds toward eastern Canada. The Category 1 storm was around 170 miles (275 kilometers) southeast of Nantucket,...
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Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, right, flanked by former undersecretary Giancarlo Giorgetti of the Northern League, poses with the bell that traditionally opens the meeting of the cabinet as he starts the first cabinet meeting of his new government at Chigi Palace in Rome, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019. Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte forged a new coalition government Wednesday that teams up the populist 5-Star Movement and center-left Democrats in an unusual alliance of rivals to banish for now the specter of early election that likely could have seen the triumph of Italy's fast-rising right-wing forces. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)
September 06, 2019 - 12:46 pm
ROME (AP) — Italy's new coalition government has been hailed as good news for Europe, as a more Brussels-friendly lineup replaces the populist coalition in which right-wing leader Matteo Salvini and his euro-skeptic League held considerable sway. But unless European countries lend a strong hand to...
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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks to his ruling party officials, in Ankara, Turkey, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019. Erdogan has threatened to allow Syrian refugees in Turkey to travel toward the West unless a so-called safe zone in Syria is established. Erdogan also said Turkey was determined to create a safe zone and would act alone if no agreement is reached on the issue with the United States by the end of the month. (Presidential Press Service via AP, Pool)
September 05, 2019 - 8:33 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's president on Thursday threatened to "open the gates" and allow a flood of Syrian refugees to leave Turkey for Western countries unless a so-called "safe zone" is established inside Syria soon in negotiations with the Americans. Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in a speech to his...
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Migrants wait at the Lampedusa island harbor, Italy, Monday, Sept. 2, 2019. Italy's interior minister is vowing to make a charity boat with some 100 rescued migrants aboard pay dearly for docking in Sicily in defiance of a government ban. Matteo Salvini, who leads the anti-migrant League party, tweeted the warning on Monday after the Eleonore entered Italian waters without permission and sailed toward a Sicilian port, where it was seized by Italian authorities. (Elio Desiderio/ANSA via AP)
September 02, 2019 - 10:41 am
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — The Latest on the influx of migrants into Europe (all times local): 5:40 p.m. Thirty-one migrants, stuck aboard an Italian rescue ship, are being allowed off at Lampedusa island near Sicily. The humanitarian group Mediterranea Saving Humans has tweeted that the Italian...
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September 02, 2019 - 6:55 am
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — About 1,500 asylum-seekers were being transported from Greece's eastern Aegean island of Lesbos to the mainland Monday as part of government efforts to tackle massive overcrowding in refugee camps and a recent spike in the number of people arriving from the nearby...
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Villagers check their names in the final list of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) at an NRC center in Buraburi village in Morigaon district, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019. India has published the final citizenship list in the Indian state of Assam, excluding nearly two million people amid fears they could be rendered stateless. The list, known as the National Register of Citizens (NRC), intends to identify legal residents and weed out illegal immigrants from the state. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
September 01, 2019 - 9:03 pm
BERLIN (AP) — The U.N.'s top refugee official urged India to ensure no one is left stateless by the exclusion of nearly 2 million people from a citizenship list in Assam state. "Any process that could leave large numbers of people without a nationality would be an enormous blow to global efforts to...
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Chairman of right-wing party Alternative for Germany, AfD, Joerg Meuthen, second from right, top candidate Joerg Urban, center, top candidate for the Saxony state elections and board member Beatrix von Storch, left, react after first election results announced in Dresden, Germany, Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. The citizens of the German states Saxony and Brandenburg elected their new parliament. (Michael Kappeler/dpa via AP)
September 01, 2019 - 6:37 pm
BERLIN (AP) — A far-right party made strong gains in a pair of state elections in eastern Germany on Sunday, but opponents from the political mainstream won both votes — salvaging their position as the top vote-getters and providing some relief for the national government. Voters in Saxony, a...
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