European mass migration crisis

May 06, 2019 - 12:41 pm
MADRID (AP) — Spain's maritime rescue service says that it has saved hundreds of migrants during the last three days trying to make the perilous crossing of the Mediterranean Sea. The service says on Monday that it pulled 416 people from 10 different boats its rescue craft intercepted starting on...
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Former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi speaks to reporters as he leaves the San Raffaele hospital where he underwent laparoscopic surgery for an intestinal obstruction last week, in Milan, Italy, Monday, May 6, 2019. Berlusconi himself is running for European Parliament elections, the first time he has been allowed to run for public office following a ban imposed after a 2012 tax fraud conviction (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
May 06, 2019 - 11:38 am
ROME (AP) — Former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi was discharged from a Milan hospital on Monday, six days after intestinal surgery and vowed to continue his campaign for a seat in the European Parliament. Berlusconi, 82, told reporters outside San Raffaele Hospital he had some fear when he was...
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Pope Francis looks at children singing for him during his visit to a refugee center on the outskirts of Sofia, Bulgaria, Monday, May 6, 2019. Pope Francis is visiting Bulgaria, the European Union's poorest country and one that taken a hard line against migrants, a stance that conflicts with the pontiff's view that reaching out to vulnerable people is a moral imperative. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
May 06, 2019 - 5:01 am
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Pope Francis met Monday with refugees in Bulgaria's showcase refugee center and told them they are bearing the "cross of humanity," after he urged the migrant-skeptic government to not close its eyes to their suffering. Children from Iraq, Pakistan and elsewhere sang for...
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Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban speaks with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, not pictured, during their meeting at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse Thursday, April 25, in Beijing. (Parker Song/Pool Photo via AP)
May 05, 2019 - 8:30 am
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's foreign minister says the May 13 meeting in Washington between Hungarian leader Viktor Orban and President Donald Trump will enable them to coordinate their anti-migration positions into a global alliance. Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto told Hungarian state...
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A man tries for a selfie with Pope Francis as he arrives in Saint Alexander Nevsky Square in Sofia, Bulgaria, Sunday, May 5, 2019. Pope Francis is visiting Bulgaria, the European Union's poorest country and one that taken a hard line against migrants, a stance that conflicts with the pontiff's view that reaching out to vulnerable people is a moral imperative. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
May 05, 2019 - 6:45 am
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Pope Francis urged Bulgarians on Sunday to open their hearts and homes to migrants, arguing that a country like Bulgaria, which is losing so much of its population to emigration, should well understand the forces that drive people to leave their native lands. As he arrived in...
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Pope Francis and Bulgaria's president, Rumen Radev review the honor guard as they arrive to the Presidential Palace in Sofia, Bulgaria, Sunday, May 5, 2019. Pope Francis is visiting Bulgaria, the European Union's poorest country and one that taken a hard line against migrants, a stance that conflicts with the pontiff's view that reaching out to vulnerable people is a moral imperative. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
May 05, 2019 - 4:48 am
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis' trip to Bulgaria (all times local): 11:45 p.m. Pope Francis is urging Bulgarians to open their hearts and homes to migrants, arguing that a country like Bulgaria, which is losing its population to emigration, should well understand the forces that...
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Members of the Cyprus Special Disaster Response Unit are seen in boat as they search for suitcases in a man-made lake, near the village of Mitsero outside of the capital Nicosia, Cyprus, Tuesday, April 30, 2019. Cyprus police spokesman Andreas Angelides said authorities are working to overcome difficulties in locating two bodies inside a toxic lake where the suspect — a 35-year-old Cypriot army captain — told investigators he dumped them after putting them inside suitcases. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
May 03, 2019 - 10:22 am
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — It's more than the grizzly body count that's numbed people on the small east Mediterranean island nation of Cyprus. The country may have experienced mass killings decades ago during inter-ethnic conflict, but the self-confessed crimes of an army captain are something new for...
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Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban talks to Chinese President Xi Jinping, not pictured, during a bilateral meeting of the Second Belt and Road Forum at the Great Hall of the People on Thursday, April 25, 2019 in Beijing, China. (Andrea Verdelli/Pool Photo via AP)
May 02, 2019 - 7:38 am
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's prime minister will host Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini in a meeting between two of Europe's main opponents to immigration. Prime Minister Viktor Orban and Salvini will meet Thursday afternoon at Orban's new office in Buda Castle. In an interview...
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In this Monday, April 29, 2019 photo, an election campaign poster of the German Alternative fuer Deutschland (Alternative for Germany), AfD, party displayed at a road in Berlin, Germany. The poster for the European Parliament elections shows the painting 'Slave Market' from 1866 by the french artist Jean-Leon Gerome. The US museum 'The Clark Art Insitiute' in Williamstown, MA, owner of the painting, has asked the German far right party AfD not to use the picture any more. Top slogan reads 'So that Germany does not become an 'Eurabia'!. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
April 30, 2019 - 9:42 am
BERLIN (AP) — An American art museum is demanding that a German far-right party stop using one of its paintings, portraying a 19th-century slave auction, on an anti-Muslim campaign poster. The case is drawing attention to the ways in which populist parties are playing on fear of foreigners to win...
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FILE - In this Saturday, March 2, 2019 photo, a Moroccan worker collects tomatoes in a greenhouse in El Ejido, a municipality of Almeria province, in the autonomous community of Andalusia, Spain. Surrounded by miles of greenhouses known locally as the "Sea of Plastic," the town of El Ejido was where the upstart far-right Vox Party made its most impressive gains during Sunday's national elections. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti, File)
April 29, 2019 - 5:48 pm
EL EJIDO, Spain (AP) — Surrounded by miles of greenhouses where migrant workers grow fruit and vegetables for the rest of Europe, this sleepy town on the sunbaked Mediterranean coast has become a beachhead for the arrival of the far-right in Spain, the latest country to be hit by the wave of...
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