European mass migration crisis

FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015 file photo, investigators stand near an abandoned truck on the shoulder of Highway A4 near Parndorf, Austria, south of Vienna. A Hungarian court has extended the prison sentences of four human traffickers convicted last year for their roles in a 2015 in which 71 migrants suffocated to death in the back of a refrigerated truck found on a highway in Austria. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak, file)
June 20, 2019 - 7:29 am
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A Hungarian court has extended the prison sentences of four human traffickers convicted last year for their roles in a 2015 incident in which 71 migrants suffocated in the back of a refrigerated truck found on a highway in Austria. According to Thursday's decision by an...
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June 19, 2019 - 12:13 pm
MADRID (AP) — Spain's maritime rescue service said Wednesday that 22 migrants were missing in the Mediterranean Sea after their boat got into difficulties while crossing from North Africa to southern Europe. A ferry alerted Spanish authorities that it had rescued 27 people from a small boat, the...
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FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2018 file photo, Venezuelan migrants line up for free bread and coffee, donated by a Colombian family from their car, at a gas station in Pamplona, Colombia. A record 71 million people have been displaced worldwide from war, persecution and other violence, the U.N. refugee agency said Wednesday, June 18, 2019, an increase of more than 2 million from last year and an overall total that would amount to the world's 20th most populous country. Amid runaway inflation and political turmoil at home, Venezuelans for the first time accounted for the largest number of new asylum-seekers in 2018, with more than 340,000, or more than one in five worldwide last year. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
June 19, 2019 - 3:11 am
GENEVA (AP) — A record 71 million people have been displaced worldwide by war, persecution and other violence, the U.N. refugee agency said Wednesday, an increase of more than 2 million from last year and an overall total that would amount to the world's 20th most populous country. The annual "...
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FILE-In this June 13, 2019 file photo a picture of Walter Luebcke stands behind his coffin during the funeral service in Kassel, Germany. German authorities say they have arrested a 45-year-old man in connection with their investigation into the slaying of a regional official from Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party. (Swen Pfoertner/dpa via AP)
June 18, 2019 - 11:28 am
BERLIN (AP) — The killing of a politician who supported refugees, allegedly carried out by a man with a record of violent hate crimes, is an "alarm signal" that highlights the threat posed by far-right extremism, Germany's top security official said Tuesday. The motive of the 45-year-old German man...
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Greece Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, right, is welcomed by Malta Prime Minister Joseph Muscat on the occasion of the Mediterranean Summit of Southern EU countries in Valetta, Malta, Friday, June 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Jonathan Borg)
June 14, 2019 - 2:32 pm
ROME (AP) — The leaders of southern European nations gathered in Malta on Friday to build a united front on key economic and political issues before next week's European Council meeting. Key European Union jobs, migration issues and climate change were at the top of the agenda in Valletta, where...
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French far-right National Rally leader and MEP Marine Le Pen, center left, and Belgium's Vlaams Belang member and MEP Gerolf Annemans, center right, take a cellphone photo of themselves after attending a media conference to announce the formation of a new far-right European Parliament group at the European Parliament in Brussels, Thursday, June 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
June 13, 2019 - 8:53 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Europe's far-right and populist parties sought to rebrand themselves Thursday, launching a new group dubbed Identity and Democracy in the European Parliament but with many of the same faces and most of the old policies. Claiming to be riding the crest of a popular wave from last...
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June 11, 2019 - 5:35 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A boat carrying dozens of migrants to a Greek island from the nearby Turkish coast capsized early Tuesday, leaving seven people dead, including two children. Greece's coast guard said 57 people had been rescued, while seven people — two girls, four women and a man — were...
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Venezuela's opposition leader and self-proclaimed interim president Juan Guaido, right, poses for selfies with supporters, after a meeting at a hotel in Valencia, Venezuela, June 7, 2019. A member of Venezuela's opposition said that a mediation effort by Norway is stalling over Nicolás Maduro's refusal to accept presidential elections to resolve the nation's political crisis. (AP Photo/Juan Carlos Hernandez)
June 07, 2019 - 4:01 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 4:55 p.m. The Trump administration says it will recognize the validity of Venezuelan passports for five years beyond their printed expiration dates. The State Department announced Friday that the passports...
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Denmark's outgoing Prime Minister Lars Loekke Rasmussen talks to the media after leaving Amalienborg Castle, in Copenhagen, Denmark, Thursday June 6, 2019. Denmark's outgoing, center-right prime minister has resigned, leaving the center-left Social Democratic leader to try to form a one-party minority government after general elections that ended with a gain for the left-leaning parties and a big loss for populists who were supporting the government. (Martin Sylvest/Ritzau Scanpix via AP)
June 06, 2019 - 7:34 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark's center-right prime minister resigned Thursday after a general election that ended with a gain for left-leaning parties and a big loss for populists who were supporting the government. Prime Minister Lars Loekke Rasmussen's resignation leaves the center-left...
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Ballots are counted after the polling stations closed in Copenhagen City Hall, Denmark, on the final day of the parliamentary elections in Denmark, Wednesday June 5, 2019. Denmark is holding a general election and unlike in other European countries, far-right populists don't seem to be on the rise here. The center-left Danish Social Democrats, in fact, may be making a comeback after four years in opposition. (Uffe Weng/Ritzau Scanpix via AP)
June 05, 2019 - 6:57 pm
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Social Democrats emerged as Denmark's biggest party in elections Wednesday, with preliminary results indicating gains for left-leaning parties and a big loss for populists. If confirmed in final returns, the outcome pointed to the Social Democrats returning to power...
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