European mass migration crisis

Migrants from Syria and Iraq wanting to register for asylum, sit on the road in Orestiada town, northeastern Greece, Monday, April 22, 2019. Greek authorities say dozens of asylum-seekers have turned up at the front door of European border agency employees helping police Greece's northeastern border with Turkey. (AP Photo/Antonis Pasvantis)
April 22, 2019 - 8:21 am
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities say dozens of asylum-seekers have turned up at the home address of European border agency employees helping police the border with Turkey. Police say 61 men, women and children who had just crossed illegally from Turkey headed straight for the rented...
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FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2013, file photo, Giuseppe "Joe" Giudice, left, and his wife, Teresa Giudice, of Montville Township, N.J., walk out of Martin Luther King Jr. Courthouse after a court appearance, in Newark, N.J. On Thursday, April 18, 2019, attorneys for Joe Giudice said that their client has lost his appeal to avoid deportation to Italy. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
April 18, 2019 - 8:32 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — "Real Housewives of New Jersey" husband Joe Giudice (JOO'-dys) has lost his appeal to avoid deportation to Italy. His attorneys said Thursday they are "extremely disappointed" by the Board of Immigration's decision and have appealed to the federal circuit court in Philadelphia...
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FILE - In this Thursday, June. 15, 2017 file photo, migrants and refugees react at the rescue vessel Golfo Azzurro after being rescued by Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms workers in the Mediterranean Sea, about 18 miles north of Sabratha, Libya. Spanish aid groups say Spain is allowing them to deliver aid supplies to refugee camps in Greek islands, but they face hefty fines if their boats venture into official search and rescue areas in the Central Mediterranean. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti, File)
April 17, 2019 - 6:36 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain has reluctantly allowed humanitarian aid vessels to depart for the Greek islands where they want to deliver aid supplies to migrant camps, Spanish aid groups said Wednesday. But the groups face hefty fines if their boats venture without permission into official search...
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Chairman of the Finnish Social Democratic Party Antti Rinne at the Party's election party in Helsinki, Finland on Sunday, April 14, 2019. (Antti Aimo-Koivisto/Lehtikuva via AP)
April 14, 2019 - 7:21 pm
HELSINKI (AP) — Results from Finland's parliamentary election illustrated the struggle by Europe's traditional political parties to retain supporters, with the center-left Social Democratic Party winning the most votes and followed closely by a populist party that wants to temper national efforts...
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Migrants disembark after being transferred to Maltese army boats at sea and brought to Valletta harbor, Malta, Saturday, April 13, 2019. Malta has announced a deal that see four European Union nations taking in the 64 migrants rescued at sea off Libya 10 days ago. Malta announced Saturday that the migrants will be distributed among Germany, France, Portugal and Luxembourg. (AP Photo/Jonathan Borg)
April 13, 2019 - 1:03 pm
VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Ending another European standoff over immigration, Malta on Saturday announced a deal to distribute 64 migrants rescued at sea off Libya 10 days ago among four European Union nations. The migrants, who will be distributed among Germany, France, Portugal and Luxembourg, were...
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April 11, 2019 - 3:38 am
MILAN (AP) — The German humanitarian aid group, Sea-Eye, says a pregnant woman has been evacuated from a migrant rescue ship on the eighth day at sea. Sea-Eye said Thursday that the 23-year-old Nigerian woman had suffered an epileptic seizure, and was evacuated by Malta authorities upon their...
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From left, Olli Kotro, leader of The Finns Party, Jörg Meuthen, leader of Alternative For Germany party, Matteo Salvini, Italian deputy-Premier and leader of the League party, and Anders Vistisen, leader of the Danish People's Party, join hands prior to the start of a press conference, in Milan, Monday, April 8, 2019. Salvini, Italy's hard-line vice Premier, is meeting with like-minded leaders of European right-wing party as he seeks to form a broad alliance ahead of the European elections next month. (AP Photo/Luca bruno)
April 08, 2019 - 9:27 am
MILAN (AP) — Right-wing, euroskeptic populist parties in Europe announced a new, expanded alliance Monday that aims to become the strongest faction in the European Parliament and seeks to radically transform EU policies on migration, security, family and environment. Italy's hard-line interior...
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FILE - In this Wednesday May 6, 2015 file photo, Mo Ibrahim, Founder and Chairman of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, speaks at the Clinton Global Initiative Middle East & Africa meeting in Marrakech, Morocco. The migration of Africans to Europe and North America should be viewed as a positive phenomenon, not a threat, said billionaire Mo Ibrahim. “Migration is healthy. It’s not a disease,” Ibrahim told The Associated Press on Sunday, April 7, 2019. “Migration is about aspirations, not desperation. People who migrate are mostly capable, ambitious young people who are migrating to work and to build successful lives. They add wealth to the countries they go t (AP Photo/Abdeljalil Bounhar, file)
April 07, 2019 - 12:32 pm
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Sudan-born billionaire Mo Ibrahim says the migration of Africans to Europe and North America should be viewed as a positive phenomenon, not a threat. Experts said during a conference hosted by Ibrahim's foundation that Africans make up about 14% of the global migrant population...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, Estonian Prime Minister Juri Ratas arrives for an EU summit in Brussels. The Estonian Conservative People's Party, or EKRE, said Saturday April 6, 2019, it will form a three-way majority government with the centrist Center Party and the conservative Fatherland party, and the Cabinet would be led by Center Party leader, ex-Prime Minister Juri Ratas. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert, FILE)
April 06, 2019 - 5:57 pm
HELSINKI (AP) — A far-right populist party known for anti-immigration and euroskeptic views sealed a deal Saturday to be one of three coalition partners in Estonia's next government. The Estonian Conservative People's Party, or EKRE, said its coalition with the centrist Center Party and the...
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Pope Francis arrives in the Paul VI hall at the Vatican for a audience with students and teachers of the San Carlo Institute of Milan, Saturday, April 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
April 06, 2019 - 11:02 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis blamed Europe and the United States for the deaths of children in Syria, Yemen and Afghanistan, saying Saturday that wealthy Western countries fuel conflicts by selling weapons in war zones. Speaking to students and teachers of Milan's San Carlo Institute, Francis...
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